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When dogs are going through depression or stress we often see tell-tale signs that can be mistaken as bad behavior. Habits like tearing up furniture, soiling carpets, and even aggressive behavior can be a few examples of this. But when considering options for assisting your dog’s recovery it is important to make sure that the symptoms you are seeing really are from separation anxiety and not from a medical condition. Make sure that you are keeping good watch over your dog's behavior and that you have considered any alternatives which may be causing your dog to behave badly. What you perceive as separation anxiety could really just be the result of incomplete training so be sure you know what the root cause of your dog's issues are before you act.
Care and Attention
Once you are sure that your dog is experiencing separation anxiety it is important to take the right steps so you can help your pet make a full recovery. Proper care and attention are essential for keeping a dog's spirits up. Whenever you are home try to spend time just giving your dog attention and affection. Never have a harsh or angry reaction when your dog does something wrong. These reactions can lead to a damaged relationship and cause your dog to fear you. Always stay calm and relaxed when dealing with your pet.
| |Keep Your Dog FitHelp your dog by keeping him fit physically. Try to give your dog a workout every day. Even something as simple as playing fetch can make a difference by simply giving your dog a chance to run and play outside. Exercising your dog also helps to keep them out of trouble by giving them a chance to vent their pent up energy. Using DistractionsInstead of leaving your dog with a word or a wave, try giving your dog a special treat or dog toy before you go. This will help to keep him distracted from your departure and will ensure that you leave your pet feeling happy and upbeat before you go.Making the Change
All Dogs Welcome is dedicated to helping you care for your pet. By taking these steps you can help your dog stay happy and healthy while also decreasing the likelihood of him doing damage to your house or furniture. If you suspect that your dog is suffering, don't hesitate. Find the problem and take the steps to care for your four-legged friend.
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TF Cornerstone, Impeckable Creations, & Long Island Browser sponsor online auction to celebrate NYAAR’s ten years of service
New York, NY, May 10, 2013 –NY Abandoned Angels Rescue (NYAAR), a 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to the rescue and re-homing of dogs in need of loving forever homes, will host its ten-year anniversary auction online from May 10th through the 22nd. Shoppers can bid on a unique variety of items available in the 24/7 auction – which is being sponsored by TF Cornerstone Inc., marketing and graphic design services firm Impeckable Creations, and Long Island Browser – at www.Biddingforgood.com/AbandonedAngels.
“When Abandoned Angels began in 2003, I never imagined that we would save over 2,500 dogs’ lives,” said Dolores Rodrigues, founder of NYAAR. “We currently have over 50 dogs in our rescue’s care, many of whom are waiting for surgeries or specialized veterinary care, and we thought an online auction would be a great way to raise funds.”
NYAAR relies solely on donations to support its organization, whether through adoptions or the generosity of the public to help pay for the veterinary care of sick, physically disabled, and behaviorally challenged dogs. Items available in the online auction include everything from custom portraits of pets to jewelry, sports memorabilia and luxurious travel accommodations.
“NY Abandoned Angels Rescue is an organization close to our hearts and we applaud their efforts to provide dogs in need with loving homes,” said Sofia Estevez, executive vice president of TF Cornerstone, a Blue Ribbon Sponsor of the auction. “We’re happy to be sponsoring this auction and to continue raising awareness of the needs of rescue animals in New York City.”
The rescue hopes to attract more than 360,000 active online shoppers from BiddingForGood plus over 3,500 NY Abandoned Angels Rescue email subscribers, 46,000+ Facebook fans, and 2,437 Twitter followers to shop for their cause.
"We are happy to support an organization that cares so deeply about
the welfare of these delightful dogs," said Jason Peck, co-founder and
graphics geek of Impeckable Creations which donates graphic design services to Abandoned Angels. "Contributing to meaningful causes is important to us, and working with NYAAR brings back wonderful memories of my Cocker Spaniel Ricki."
BiddingForGood is a charitable e-commerce company that connects fundraisers, cause-conscious shoppers and socially responsible businesses. They provide a unique online auction platform, where nonprofits, schools, consumers and businesses converge to create dynamic and exciting fundraising events, and ultimately, to raise more money for the causes people care so much about.
"As a Cocker Spaniel lover and owner, I can most assuredly make the following statement: Abandoned Angels is 'for Cocker Spaniels, of Cocker Spaniels, by Cocker Spaniel lovers,’ said Edina Kinga Agoston, owner of auction sponsor Long Island Browser. “God bless them and everything that they do."
For more information about the auction, please contact Auction@nyabandonedangels.com or visit http://www.nyabandonedangels.com.
ABOUT NY ABANDONED ANGELS RESCUE
Abandoned Angels Cocker Spaniel Rescue, Inc. dba NY Abandoned Angels Rescue (NYAAR) is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to the rescue and re-homing of Cocker Spaniels and other dog breeds in need of loving forever homes. NYAAR will not reject any dog due to age or health reasons and often accepts dogs with temperament and/or medical issues. NYAAR relies solely on donations whether through adoptions or the generosity of the public to help pay for the veterinary care of sick, physically disabled, and behaviorally challenged dogs. To date, NY Abandoned Angels Rescue has saved over 2,500 dogs, including over 250 in 2011 and 200 dogs in 2012. NYAAR is a proud member of the Mayor's Alliance for NYC's Animals. For more information, please visit www.nyabandonedangels.com, follow us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/AbandonedAngels and through Twitter at www.twitter.com/NYCockerRescue.
Have you thought about transitioning your dogs to a healthier diet, but are worried you won’t be feeding the right foods? Don’t worry, it’s not scary; actually it is very easy!
Here are some ideas and products to help you make the switch and bring your dog back to the well-being that he deserves easily and without worry.
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After years of eating a biologically inappropriate grain and chemical laden diet; the introduction of a different food might cause an upset stomach, loose stools, etc. in certain animals. A lot of dogs have no problem at all with the transition and start the healing process with ease. With that in mind, start with a small amount of the new food added in to the old food and delete the small amount of the old food. Make sure the dog is processing the food properly and if so, continue the transition. Adding slightly more of the new food and rolling back and out the old food. Patience and time are key here. Don't give up! Your dogs will thank you for your effort!
Most dogs make the transition well and without incident. Lesser quality foods have fillers and binders to assist with the firming of the stools. This saves the manufacturer money. Dogs need meat and it’s the most expensive ingredient in pet food. Some pet foods are stacked with fillers to save money. We know what they are up to, right? We’re not fooled!
| || |Use a gentle natural digestion remedy to assist with any gut disruption.Switching to a higher meat content diet, or a complete raw dog food diet introduces foods with natural fiber and the body sometimes needs time to adjust to the change. We suggest digestion support and recommend this Organic Product to help our clients dogs who might be having this issue.
Another option to help with the gut is: try adding a spoonful or two of canned pumpkin (with no salt or sugar added) to your pet's meal or try yogurt (plain, organic is best).
When a new dog comes to live at my house, they are rolled into our program on day one! It can be a puppy or an extended stay adult visitor. Let's face it, there is nothing else for them to eat here but natural foods.
It's very satisfying to begin to see the change when the healing process begins to take over. I've noticed that sometimes the dogs look worse before they can begin to heal. Part of the detox process is shedding the toxins. Which is evident in the skin, coat, eyes, ears. The coat will start to turn over and blow (shed). The skin will begin to heal. The redness, sores, oozing, yeasty smell will begin to heal and subside over time. Help your pet feel better during this detox period by easing some of the discomfort. Try adding in some healthy oils to assist the skin in reducing inflammation and to speed the healing.
Grains and chemicals in a dog's diet can cause inflammation that can manifest in coat, skin, joints, digestion, ears and eye discharges and with time can lead to degenerative diseases. If the food is not biologically appropriate for the species eating it; the nutrients are unavailable for absorption. With this cycle the immune system becomes compromised and is no longer able to fight off diseases, a virus or kennel cough and so on.
Food Is Medicine. You can help you pets live longer by supporting the immune system with whole, raw foods. It’s Safe, Easy, and You’ll Save Money.
Pet Food’s Downfall, The Dreaded Buzz Word
When looking back to the 1960’s and 1970’s, those that went to “health food stores” were weird, odd, crazy hippies. Over and over we heard, “it was just a weird fad this “organic” thing."
The keyword or buzz words then were “natural" or "organic”. We knew what we wanted to put in our bodies and we wanted it to be from natural, clean sources lacking chemicals or processing. We stayed focused and diligent sticking to our dogma! We knew local sourcing was best. Getting foods locally was more efficient and we wanted to see where our food was grown and how. Our “natural” dogma became inclusive of our pets, quickly.
The “Natural Pet Food Category” exploded in the 2000’s and became big moneymakers for the newer upstart “natural pet food companies”. “Natural” became the buzzword in dog and cat food, too. The years went by and the message was getting out to pet owners that their pets should eat better and they wanted better products for their pets! Veterinarians' offices were packed with pets with skin allergies, ear problems, shedding and more.
Now we are in 2013 and the dreaded buzz word is “natural pet food”. Imagine that! Money was being made with natural pet products! Big Pet Food wanted in because they started losing ground. Their grocery brands were safe however. The public at large was still buying their pet food when they were in the large grocery stores. Also, the public at large was still uneducated about the benefits of natural foods, but that has taken a hit now, too. The explosion of “natural or healthy” pet products in the big box stores and the grocery chains are evidence of that fact.
Big Pet Food won’t lose money! They found a way to use the buzz words needed to buy a product without spending the extra money it takes to use the proper ingredients. The ingredients are probably from China. That’s how they continue to make money. Misrepresenting the products and basically fooling the average pet owner.
The Moral Of The Story Is? Think local, ask questions. Where are the ingredients from that are in the product you want to buy? The manufacturers that are in this game to actually help your pets nutrition will tell you because they are proud of it! It’s that simple.
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A Guest Blog submitted by Rick
It was the late 1950’s and my brother and I were off from school on Christmas vacation. My mom had come home from work, cooked one of her wonderful dinners, and then spent the evening baking sugar cookies. You know the kind. Figures of snowmen, reindeer and such. She put a little hole in the top of each one. She sprinkled them with red and green colored sugar and painstakingly secured a string through the hole in each cookie after they had cooled down from their heated adventure in the oven.
We had just put up the Christmas tree and mom took the time to hang the cookies in a distribution pattern that made each angle of the tree look like a calculated bakers delight. What a cool idea! Never saw that before. Maybe it was an old tradition that she never told us about. Anyway, there they hung in all their glory.
A few days later my brother and me, with mom and dad, hopped in the car, or should I say, made our way through the deep snow to the car, to visit the relatives. We came home, all tired out, and started to get ready for bed. Suddenly, just as my brother and I were about to go upstairs to our bedroom, my mom lets out a shriek!
What she discovered was a little miracle and a completely unexpected surprise. She told us all to take a look at the tree and we finally saw what she was pointing out. The cookies were all gone up to about four feet from the floor with only the strings left. It was a bit strange seeing those strings in their nakedness. Who could have done this? I don't think we had an invasion of hungry elves hit the neighborhood. Of course mom and dad suspected my brother and me, but we declared our innocence, since the cookies were on the tree when we left the house. Hmm, who could be so cunning?! Then it dawned on us.
Our female German Short-haired Pointer, Lady, had somehow eaten all the cookies on the tree that she could reach by probably getting up on her hind legs. How she managed to eat those cookies, leave every string and not push the tree over or even knock off one ornament or piece of tinsel will always be a mystery. If only we had video cameras back then. We kept imagining what Lady must have looked like, nibbling away at each cookie. How long did it take her to eat all those cookies so delicately? Don’t try this at home! You might find a fallen Christmas tree when you turn on the lights after a joyous holiday jaunt.
You see, my dad had trained Lady very well as a hunting dog and she was very obedient. She must have known that it was forbidden to break anything, but those cookies, those dangling sugar coated snowman and reindeer cookies, with no one at home, were just too much for dad’s prize winning hunting dog. Please don’t tempt your dog with holiday treats. You might be surprised at how smart, tactful and agile your dog can be when it comes to your treasured seasonal goodies!
Sometimes we can’t spend as much time as we’d like with our dogs. Our hours at work change, our lives get complicated and we’re not as home as often as we’d like to be. This can be especially tough on rescue dogs or other recently adopted animals that aren’t used to their situation in the first place. Even if our dogs are super high on our list of priorities, it sometimes happens that we can’t hang out with them as much as we’d like to. The natural human tendency is to get annoyed when dogs start chewing up our shoes, knocking over trashcans, digging holes in the backyard and annoying the neighbors. We need to fight those urges and walk a mile on their paws.
Herschel, my Min Pin, for instance gets bored easily. He’s a curious little guy and if he’s not sleeping he wants to be mentally engaged by something. That was particularly true in the year after he was rescued. These days he’s older and sleeps a lot more, but in days of yore it was not uncommon for me to return home to the contents of the wastebasket spilled all over the living room floor with a gleeful Herschel shredding various food packaging, tail wagging like he’d won the doggy lottery. I’ve had to combine several methods to make the world a less boring place for Herschel, and my path to success is just as unique as the Miniature Pinscher himself. No two dogs are alike, so you’ll have to carefully tailor a plan to keep your dog off of the boredom warpath.
Separation Anxiety: Not Just Boredom
Guest blog by the Director of
Rescued Unwanted Furry Friends
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The Gulf Oil Spill was 22 months ago and “old news” to most everyone but us. That is when our troubles started. Many of our large donors lost their businesses or had to cut down just to survive, other individual donors lost their jobs and moved away or moved in with family while others just couldn’t donate anymore to survive. When the donations stopped, we had over 149 dogs at the shelter. We went to BP for help. They gave us 1/3 of what they were supposed to give us and that is how we stayed open 8 of the 22 months. When we asked them to please give us the amount due to give us time to get our dogs adopted, they stated that we should be glad we got what they gave us and that we should just put our dogs down since most of them are over 5 years old. In their words, “why don’t you just put them out of their misery and you out of yours”.
Our shelter is very large and we have adopted all the dogs except 34 and we are trying to keep our shelter doors open long enough to at least find homes for those we have left. Our power bill, water bill, food costs, etc. haven’t gone away even though we have lowered the number of dogs. The power, water, phone, internet access, gasoline for the van that we take the dogs to the vet along with auto insurance required by the state, cleaning supplies, medication for the senior dogs which includes medication for joints & arthritis and for the thyroid & diabetic dog, vaccinations, monthly heartworm & flea preventatives, are still there along with our dogs have no way to relieve themselves without being physically taken outside to potty. We are fortunate that they are all potty trained and they must go out every 4 hours from 6am until 10pm 7 days a week… so we have to have kennel techs to not only take them out but to clean their stalls, feed them and keep clean water down for them and to answer phones & show the dogs to people who come to possibly adopt them. Dogs are no different than people. They need to relieve themselves several times a day as well as drink water and eat. There are 4 kennel techs who are not there at the same time but one is there at all times from 6am to 2pm another from 2pm until 10pm and we have to have them there 7 days a week so they work shifts and change out to always have someone there with the dogs.
We are out of funding. Our dogs only chance for a home is to keep the doors open long enough for them to get a home. Since most are over 5 years old, it is much tougher to find them a home. It breaks my heart for someone to come in and enjoy playing with one of them and then saying “well, I’m going somewhere else because this dog is too old”. We had someone do that very thing last week. The dog they looked at was so proud to have a chance for a home that she played just like a pup with their 2 year old lab. She put her front paws and head down with her rear end sticking straight up and played with this younger dog to the point that we couldn’t believe our eyes. The husband wanted to give her a chance but the wife did not. Princess would have given them all she had for a chance at this home. She hasn’t had a chance for a home before this.
If we could get monthly donations of $10 or $20 per month that will allow us to know how much we will have each month and if there are enough of them, it would allow us to keep the shelter open and we can at least save the dogs we have by buying time for them to get a home and if enough was donated monthly we could take in new dogs as we adopt out those we have and save more. There is no where for our dogs to go other than the local pound if we can’t keep the shelter open and since they are mostly over 5 years old, they will be put down because they are harder to adopt.
To donate or to learn more visit Rescued Unwanted Furry Friends or follow them on Twitter at @911RUFFORG
Information and pictures courtesy of Pawsibilities of Missouri
Meet Lucky. His rescue and foster family nicknamed him "the perfect'dog.' He is a large, male, neutered Lab mix. He is one of the 10 Adoptable Dogs
in Blue Springs, Mo who is desperately looking for a home.
Hmmmm - so why is he so perfect. Well let's see. He's housebroken, obedient, gets along great with kids, dogs and cats, and is said to happily adapt to any situation. That means if you bring him home and pay a bit of attention to him he will probably be perfectly happy to be there. He is unlikely to go through much of the stress and confusion that some newly adopted pets go through. Can I guarantee that - NO - but chance are good. And even if he's just a little nervous for a day or two, he will settle in nicely.
What else might you like to know. Well, is very sweet and playful and loves car rides. He is current on all vaccinations, neutered, and currently on heartworm and flea preventative and is even micro-chipped. He has been fostered with 2 young kids and several dogs and has been fantastic! A foster favorite for sure!
These six Boston Terrier Puppy Mill Dogs were rescued from an Indiana Puppy Mill. Their medical bills are piling up and are huge! We have already put one female in Emergency Surgery due to a herniated uterus that was found to have a dead pup inside.
These six dogs have suffered severe neglect and abuse. The pictures are gut wrenching. The medical problems are severe, overwhelming and costly.
Please visit Friends of Homeless Animals to learn more and to
donate and help these neglected puppy mill dogs.
Here is a little more information about each of them.
Chia could be a handsome little boy. Unfortunately he is suffering from numerous medical problems effecting his skin, hair, eyes, teeth and gums. He also has an irritated scrotum and mild interdigital irritation of one back paw. Recommended treatement for Chai includes oral antibiotics, dental cleaning, neuter and an Ophthalmologist consult. But his dental and eye problems will probably require significant medical treatment once completely diagnosed.
Chamomile is a little girl with dry skin, mild hyperemia to her face, and moderate dental plaque. Not so bad - right. But she also has what we thought was a huge mammary tumor. Actually it is a inguinal hernia that her uterus has fallen through. The uterus appears to have a dead puppy in it, and she's in the beginning stages of pyometra. It is the vet's opinion we need to spay her and repair everything immediately. She goes into surgery tomorrow. Additional medical recomendations include oral antibiotics, anti inflammatory, fine needle aspirate with cytology, spay, dental, mass removal with or without histopath.
Meet 'Earl Gray.' Somehow this name fits him. Earl Gray has dry and unkempt hair with mild flaking, alopecia and crusting. He also has mild facial hyperemia and other skin issues. He also siffers from severe dental plaque and gum recession causing severe oral odor, not to mention likely pain! His additional problems include mild irritation to the scrotum, prostate enlargement and mild anal enlargement due to chronic irritation. Recommended treatments include neutering, oral antibiotics and dental cleaning.
Ginger suffers from a dry and unkempt coat, multiple areas of focal alopecia, mild hyperemia to her face, and an eyelid tumor on the right lower lid. Like most dogs that have not had proper care she also suffers from dental plaque. But the most overwhelming and obvious condition for this poor little girl is the presence of multiple pendulous mammary teats, some enlarged and firm (mastitis or mammary carcinoma or chronic irritation). You think maybe she's been over-bred? Recommend treatments include oral antibiotics and anti-inflammatory, possible fine needle aspirate of mammary chain, spay.
Ginsing is a beautiful little girl for one who has had no love and tremendous suffering in life. She suffers from dry skin, mild hyperemia to her face and multiple "ring like" areas of alopecia. She also has thickening of both front pads (likely achronic irritation) and a skin tag on the right thigh. She has a mild mucus discharge of the right eye and moderate to severe plaque with moderate gum recession to molars and premolars. Her jaw is unbalanced and tilted down and to right. Pendulous teats and multiple teats enlarged and firm (mastitis, carcinoma or irritation). Fungal culture started 1/22/12. Recommended treatments include oral antibiotics, anti inflammatory, fine needle aspirate of mammary chain, spay and ringworm treatment.
Thai is a pretty good lookin fella! And right now his problems don't seem as serious as some of the other recent rescuees! But he still needs out help. He does have dry skin, alopecia on his rump, a mild irritation on his back right paw and moderate dental plaque. Most of his teeth are ground down and all four canines have pulp exposure. OMG - that's painful! And like the other boys has a mild cutaneous irritation to the scrotum. Recommended treatments include oral antibiotics, dental and neuter.
These precious dogs will be in medical care to correct the horrible neglect their owner inflected on them. The medical care is just the beginning for these wonderful dogs. They still have to learn how to trust people again and rehabilitate into being family dogs.
At the risk of repeating myselfPlease visit Friends of Homeless Animals to learn more and to donate toward helping these neglected puppy mill dogs.
Looking for a new pet? Adopt - don't shop!!! The Animal Foundation
has hundreds of dogs looking for new homes. Stop by - one of them is sure to choose you!
Here are just a few.
This Sunday, January 29, 2012 the Animal Foundation
will host an adoption event at Tivoli Village between 11:00 AM and 2:00 PM. These adoptable dogs will be located outside of the Dog House and Land Rover store.
The dogs are coming out of their kennels and heading to Tivoli Village in search of new homes. Join us at The Dog House and Land Rover store locations to meet your new best friend. All dogs are already spayed/neutered, microchipped and vaccinated, and will be sent home with a starter bag of pet food and a voucher for a complimentary wellness exam.
Not in the market for a new family member? That’s ok! Stop by to learn about The Animal Foundation
and get your free Jamba Juice or Coffee Bean gift certificate!
If you’d like to preview some of the adoptable dogs visit The Animal Foundation website
or click on the slie show in this article.
Not all dogs seen in these pictures will be available at the adoption event. So if you see one that’s calling you call (702) 384-3333 Ext: 131 or visit the Animal Foundation at 655 North Mojave Road, Las Vegas, NV.
Tivoli Village is located at:
440 South Rampart
Las Vegas, NV 89145