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  • Dear Pet People..Wise Up.

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    Wednesday December 10th, 2014 at 10:53 AM

  • DIY Pet Hair Release Odor Busting Vacuum Carpet Powder

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    Sunday September 21st, 2014 at 10:17 AM

    Square_140_befunky_befunky_024dds.jpg You can purchase carpet products to use with your vacuum to help eliminate pet odor and 'release pet hair' from the carpet.Or, you can make your own and save that money. You probably already have the ingredients in your house.Some store bought carpet powders contain phtalates and formaldehyde which have been linked to hormone disruption,cancer,infertility,ashma and allergies. They are not required to list the ingredients on the container and pets lay on the carpet breathing in these toxic...
  • Women Who Throw Away Dogs

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    Saturday September 20th, 2014 at 06:34 AM

    Square_140_lavender_gilby If you have read this blog before you know I have voiced my opinions more than once. Today on the anniversary of Gilby being dumped in a kill shelter I am thinking about the type of person who does that. Who do you think that type of person is? A careless heartless creep, who throws dogs away like dirty kleenex?Sometimes, butmost likely that person is your next door neighbor... Your next door neighbor, your co-worker, your yoga instructor. Don't believe me? It's true. There are many, many...
  • Can Home Cooking Make Your Dog Live Longer and Lower Your Vet Bills?

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    Sunday June 29th, 2014 at 10:48 AM

    Over the years I have fed most diets out there. Being a believer in the works of the work of the incomparable Juliette de Baircli Levy, whose dogs great healthi is legendary, I do believe in raw diets. But quite honestly my own dogs have fared best with home cooking. The healthiest dogs I have ever seen were were Whippetsdecended ofthe famed English Pennyworth bloodline that ate whole rabbit and chicken, pressure cooked with just a bit of vegetables until the whole contents was mush, cooked...
  • Senior Dogs are Super Companions

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    Tuesday October 8th, 2013 at 04:54 PM

    You probably remember the post when I pulled canine senior citizen Gilby from the dog pound. His only crime was his age. Senior dogs make fabulous pets, they don't chew up your slippers and they come with housemanners. Right now the JCCARE is offering an October adoption fee special of $75.00 for a fully vetted senior Japanese Chin to approved homes. Even if you fall in love with a West Coast Chin and live on the East Coast, volunteers will help get your new companion to your door. My own...
  • Save Money Using Listerine as a Flea Repellant

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    Sunday February 5th, 2012 at 02:48 AM

    Square_140_img_20111013_133715-1_1_ You can make a quick flea shampoo by adding a small dropperful of Listerine to your regular dog shampoo. Like any flea shampoo you will want to make sure you keep it out of the eyes and don't let your dog eat the lather. (I once had a dog named Yushi who was adamant about eating shampoo lather, so much so that I had to tie her muzzle with a nylon stocking to bathe her).If you use a topical flea treatment it will make it somewhat less effective. I don't recommend using flea shampoo of any...
  • Combatting Canine Rescue Fatigue

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    Saturday December 31st, 2011 at 06:51 PM

    This week I have had three different women confide in me that they were overwhelmed and exhausted by the massive work required in their canine rescue efforts. I see these Mother Theresas' of the dog world give of themselves day in and day out, often risking marriages, friendships, and personal finances. They do it not for personal satisfaction, but because there is a need. The stream of dogs in dire need seems endless, and it is. Senior dogs, dogs with medical needs, dogs abandoned for no...
  • Touched by a Canine Angel

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    Thursday December 22nd, 2011 at 02:23 AM

    This weekend, Gilby and I attended our local Christmas Flea Market along with literally thousands of other people. Gilby insisted on walking and despite my qualms of letting a toy dog walk in a crowd I let him have his way. As a Certified Therapy Dog he was remarkable at manuvering among the throngs of people, wheelchairs, power scooters, shopping carts, walkers, large dogs and kids. In fact, his small size seemed to make him a kid magnet. We had stopped for a while to chat with my friend...