Friday, May 20, 2011

Saturday @6 - Just in case...

In case of the rapture... We (Team New Orleans Pet Care) will still be working. Let me know if you think you may be OUTTAHERE and we will gladly take over.

Thanks in advance.

This kitty and I see eye to eye...


I love the neighborhood...

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Walkin' babies is wonderful... I get to explore neighborhoods and visit with other clients. Today I ran into 5 clients while walking a few sets of clients. It is great fun... but - as you know, I stink. I hope they did not mind to much!

I was Brad & Sawyer today...

And I stink like a dog but I had a BALL!

Barb is serious...

Her walkin' is serious bidnessssss!

Awwwwwwwwww

Tink got the baby today!

Thus far, the baby has played with all the toys in the house!

Breakfast is ready!

It is Friday y'all...

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Salmonella Concerns Prompt Another Pig Ear Recall

This recall includes pig ears sold in Louisiana!

The recalled Diggers Natural Chews Pig Ears are as follows:

  • Bulk pig ears in boxes of 100
    • UPC #0-72929-00038-6
  • Bulk pig ears shrink-wrapped in boxes of 50
    • UPC #0-72929-99120-2
  • 2-pack bags shipped in cases of 12 bags
    • UPC #0-72929-99504-0
  • 4-pack bags shipped in cases of 12 bags
    • UPC #0-72929-00227-4
  • 8-pack bags shipped in cases of 12 bags
    • UPC #0-72929-99584-2
They have been distributed in:
Alabama, California, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Louisiana, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri Montana, New York, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, and Washington.




Salmonella Concerns Prompt Another Pig Ear Recall

Happy girl!







Drop it!!








Fair question...

I just got this email from a blog reader who is not a client.

"Why would you suggest that your readers ask boarding places and Vet offices what the hurricane plan is". Don't they all just use you?"

On average, our blog gets 331 hits per day from around the world... it surprises me too. So, not all of our readers are our clients. And, not all of our clients use us for boarding overnight. So, that is why we suggest to our readers that you make sure whomever you are using has a plan!


Does your veterinary clinic or business have a current disaster preparedness plan?

Hurricane Season (June) is just around the corner...

I can tell you HORROR stories from 2005 about what happens when people /organizations are not prepared!

Ask questions before you assume...

Disaster preparedness: Planning for the worst, hoping for the best...
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Up early...

Ready to walkin' Sawyer!




Under the bed!

Much love Mommy...




Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Blackman Pig Ears - RECALL!

Although these Pig Ears were not distributed here... it is a reminder that these products are not as safe as they should be!


Blackman Industries, Inc. Recalls Primetime Brand 2 CT., and 5 CT. Premium Pig Ears and KC Beefhide Brand 20 CT. Premium Pig Ears Because Of Possible Salmonella Health Risk


These products were distributed in Kansas, Missouri, Iowa, Nebraska and South Dakota and sold through many of the following retail outlets: Price Chopper Stores, Hy-Vee Stores, Hen House Markets, Bag N Save Stores, Dahl’s Food Stores, Baldwin City Market, SunFresh Food Stores, Apple Markets, Brookside Market, Franklin Food Stores, No Frills Food Stores, Alps Food Stores, Big V Food Stores, Country Mart Food Stores, Thriftway Food Stores, County Fair Food Stores, Super Saver Food Stores and Russ’s Food Stores and Feldman’s Farm and Home Stores.

End of the walkin' is always the sad part...

Happy Birthday to me...

14 years today!

Photo: Snake Near Morganza? - WWL - AM870 | FM105.3 | News | Talk | Sports

Please tell me this is not real?!

Photo: Snake Near Morganza? - WWL - AM870 | FM105.3 | News | Talk | Sports

Needs a home...

I don't have any information about this baby other than he only has three legs... If you are intrested or know someone who might be please phone Barbara.




Here are some pics of Mr. Mac, he needs a good home.

If interested please call

Barbara Hargrove
Cell (985) 502-5107

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Perspective

RESPONSE TO MISSISSIPPI RIVER FLOODING

Great time to help support LA/SPCA!


The Morganza Spillway has been opened and the communities within the Atchafalya Basin are expected to flood. The LA/SPCA has reached out to affected parishes. We will transport 60 dogs and cats to Texas for gauranteed adoption. This will allow the LA/SPCA Animal Rescue and Care Center to accept animals from the affected areas.

A message from Wildlife and Fisheries: Wildlife and Fisheries is asking residents who need assistance with the removal of black bears forced into populated areas by floodwaters to call 800.442.2511, and to contact their local field office to report the location of any stranded wildlife – see phone numbers in this link:http://www.wlf.louisiana.gov/wildlife-field-offices-and-telephone-numbers

Terrebonne Parish Animal Shelter needs some help!

Terrebonne Parish Animal Shelter
VOLUNTEERS STILL NEEDED: We need help to bathe animals that will be evacuated from our shelter to other agencies where they will be placed for adoption. We will start bathing after lunch today (1:00pm) and will need help tomorrow morning (7:30am) to finish up. Approx. 60 animals, so bring a friend!! They will pay you in kisses!! 131 Plant Rd. Houma, LA 70363

14 Years Old today...

Happy Birthday to our sweet baby B. 14 great years...
We love you B!

Our new baby...

We got to see the little monster today!
I love me some puppy smell...

Sadness...

Did not want to come in from the good walkin!

The side to side thing is funny!

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I love this city!





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Today...

Is the perfect example of why you have to have a plan B!!

Tuesday am Awww







Monday, May 16, 2011

TheStar Van Veen: Bites best avoided by teaching dogs to settle down

It is National Dog Bite Prevention Week and I am reading some great articles! This one is...


Tips to reduce “resource guarding” ( and associated bite risk) in dogs.


TheStar Van Veen: Bites best avoided by teaching dogs to settle down

Natural Balance

My babies have had belly issues from day one... I switched to Natural Balance - Potato & Duck Formula and it has made a HUGE difference. Having issues? Try it...

Tis the Season!!!


It's that time of year when there are kittens,kittens,kittens, everywhere! If you are looking for a new addition to your home, please contact Southern Animal Foundation @ (504)671-8235. They have many who need good homes!

Dear Mother Nature: Thank you!

Current Location:
Partly Cloudy
74.7 °F Partly Cloudy

Awww - the weather is AMAZING!


Get your tan on y'all!

Exer-Hide Chews and Bones Are Killing Dogs

Warning To Dog Owners

Walmart, and other outlets throughout the US, UK and the world in general, are selling rawhide dog chews called Exer-Hide. These chews are been causing major seizures and even deaths among many dogs. When I searched the Internet, I found screens of reports going back to December last year in volume, and one was dated May 2007, yet Walmart and the other outlets are continuing to sell this lethal product unabated.

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Pets and disasters

Quick, good read and reminders...

Pets and disasters

Geaux Geaux...

Had to Geaux Geaux home. Sadness.

It is Monday...

Sending love to Mommy!




Sunday, May 15, 2011

Oh my gosh...

Wide awake because...



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ASPCA Poison Control

Please make sure to program this number into your telephone!

(888) 426-4435

You never know when you may need it... I got a call from a client this morning and you just never know when you can/can't reach your Vet.

Top 10 Pet Toxins of 2010

Both known and unknown toxins can be found hiding in our houses and yards. In 2010, the ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center (APCC) in Urbana, IL, fielded more than 167,000 phone calls about pets exposed to possibly poisonous substances.

Human Medications
Human medications are once again at the top of the list of pet toxins for 2010. Almost 25 percent of our calls concerned human medications accidentally ingested by pets. The most common culprits include over-the-counter medications (ibuprofen, acetaminophen), antidepressants and ADHD medications.

Insecticides
About 20% of the calls to the APCC are about insecticides. Insecticides are commonly used on our pets for flea control and around our houses to control crawling and flying bugs. The most serious poisonings occurred when products not labeled for use in cats were applied to them. Always follow label directions.

Rodenticides
Baits used to kill mice and rats are mostly grain based. Not only does this attract rodents, but it attracts dogs and cats. There are several different types of rodenticides that can cause seizures, internal bleeding or kidney failure. Always make sure these items are placed in areas that pets cannot access.

People Food
Xylitol, grapes, raisins, onions and garlic are commonly ingested by our pets. Grapes and raisins can cause kidney failure in dogs, while onions and garlic can cause anemia if enough is ingested. Xylitol, a sugar alcohol used to sweeten sugar free gums and mints, can cause low blood sugar and liver failure in dogs.

Veterinary Medications
Many medications made for our pets are flavored for ease of giving. Unfortunately, that means that animals may ingest the entire bottle of medication if they find it tasty. Common chewable medications include arthritis and incontinence medications. Contact your veterinarian if your pet ingests more than his proper dose of medication.

Chocolate
Chocolate contains methylxanthines, which act as stimulants to our pets. The darker the chocolate, the more methylxanthines it contains. Methylxanthines can cause agitation, vomiting, diarrhea, high heart rate, muscle tremors, seizures and death.

Household Toxins
Cleaning supplies, such as bleach, acids, alkalis and other detergents, can cause corrosive injury to the mouth and stomach. Other household items such as batteries and liquid potpourri can cause similar problems. Always keep these toxins behind securely locked doors.

Plants
Both house plants and outdoor plants can be ingested by our pets. Lilies can cause life-threatening kidney failure in cats, while sago palms can cause liver failure in dogs and cats. Keep house plants and bouquets away from your pets.

Herbicides
Many herbicides have a salty taste, and our pets will commonly ingest them. Always follow label directions and keep pets off treated areas until they are dry.

Outdoor Toxins
Antifreeze, fertilizers and ice melts are all substances that animals can find outdoors. Keep these items in securely locked sheds or on high shelves where pets cannot get to them.

If you have any reason to suspect your pet has ingested something toxic, please contact your veterinarian or the Animal Poison Control Center’s 24-hour hotline at (888) 426-4435.

Our little house guest!

Leaves us today and it brings back tons of memories from week 9 with my two!


Watchin the world go by...

Relaxin with Sawyer!