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Memorial Day and Summer Cautions and Safety Tips For Pet Owners

Memorial Day is generally considered the unofficial start of summer.  It is a season of fun and leisure but can also be a time when pets are forgotten or injured, amidst the fun, games, activates and heat.  Our pets our family members and all animals under our car are our responsibility so this is a quick reminder that  pet (animal) health should be kept in the forefront of our minds to help ensure a safe season for all.

Memorial Day is often filled with travel, parties, parades that often include pets and fun under the sun, so  while it is fun to include our pets in our activates, we can’t forget to take the extra steps to make sure they’ are safe and protected.

Below are the top five top safety tips from the ASPCA that pet owners need to remember this summer:

  • Travel in Style: Traveling can be highly stressful for our pets. If you’re planning a road trip, prep your pet in advance by taking short rides in the car and getting them used to riding in a crate or car harness. "Pet owners should never leave their animals unattended in a parked vehicle," said Dr. Louise Murray, vice president of the ASPCA Animal Hospital. "Parked cars, even with windows open, become very hot in a short amount of time, and this can lead to heatstroke or death." If you must travel by air, putting your pet in cargo isn’t ideal. If this is unavoidable, take great care to purchase the required crate and tell every airline employee you are traveling with a pet in cargo to avoid your pet being left on the tarmac or outside during extreme weather.
  • Keep Cool: Dogs and cats can become dehydrated quickly, so give them plenty of water when is the weather is hot.. Also, make sure your pet has a shady place to escape the sun and don’t let your dog linger outdoors, especially on hot asphalt. Being so close to the ground, your dog’s body can heat up quickly, and sensitive paw pads can get burned.
  • Watch What They Eat:  Summertime can be perfect for backyard barbecues or parties, but remember that the food and drink you serve your guests may be poisonous to pets. Keep alcoholic beverages away from pets, and remember that the snacks you serve your friends should not be treats for your pet. Any change of diet – even for one meal – may give your dog or cat severe digestive ailments. Make sure to avoid raisins, grapes, onions, chocolate and products with the sweetener xylitol, since these are poisonous to pets, the no-no foods for pets.
  • Beware of "High-Rise Syndrome": During warmer months, many animal hospitals and veterinarians see an increase in injured animals as a result of "High-Rise Syndrome," which is when pets fall or jump out of windows and are seriously or fatally injured. Keep all unscreened windows in your home closed and make sure screens are tightly secured.
  • Love the Leash: Warm weather can inspire longer walks, but while this is exciting for both dog and owner, it’s important that dogs are always kept on leashes with collars and up-to-date ID tags to protect them from getting loose and injuring themselves or others.

Also, be sure to carry the numbers for your dog(s), cat(s) and other pets’ local veterinarian, the 24-Hour emergency pet clinic and the ASPCA’s Animal Poison Control Center at (888) 426-4435 for immediate assistance if needed.

Below are some fun Memorial Day pet fun photos from 2013:

Fun Patriotic Memorial Day Pet Photos

Saucy Lady

Patriotic Horse

All American Dog

Patriotic Ferret

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Patriotic Kitten

Patriotic Dachsies

Patriotic Gilla Monster

Festive Fido

Cool Patriotic Cat

Patriotic Bull Dog

Patriotic Donkey

Patriotic Cool Dude

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Patriotic Piggie

Patriotic Retreiver

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Patriotic Doggie

Yeepet gallery Pets

Patriotic Chi

Yeepet gallery Pets

By Marion Algier – Just One More Pet (JOMP) – UCLA Shutterbug 

Ronald Reagan Honors America and Our Troops Past and Present 

Memorial Day 2014 

Photos From the Frontlines – The Dogs of War

Hero Dogs of 9/11 

Memorial Day Weekend Health Safety Tip Reminders 

Nation’s oldest Memorial Day Parade returns to Bay Ridge

Military Heroes and Their Dogs

Sergeant Stubby

1st national monument for war dogs honors four-legged pup soldiers of World War II and beyond

May 25, 2014 Posted by | Animal or Pet Related Stories, animals, Dogs, Dogs, Holidays With Pets, Just One More Pet, Pet Events, Pet Friendship and Love, pet fun, Pet Health, Pets, responsible pet ownership, Stop Animal Cruelty | 8 Comments

Animal Moms – Happy Mother’s Day 2014

Mama and Babies... Kittens

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Rare Endangered Baby Camel Born in Budapest Zoo

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And let us always remember the Foster, Adoptive and Stepmoms…

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h/t to Liana Smith and the UCLA Shutterbug

10 Top Reasons to Adopt A Pet On Mother’s Day… Or Any Other Day 

Salute to the ‘Other Mothers’… On This 100th Anniversary of Mothers Day 

Angel… Our Mama Turns 10-Years-Old Today

May 12, 2014 Posted by | Adopt Just One More Pet, Animal and Pet Photos, Animal Cuteness, animals, Animals Adopting Animals, Chihuahua, Chiweenie, Dogs, Dogs, Holidays With Pets, If Animlas Could Talk..., Just One More Pet, Pet Friendship and Love, Pets, We Are All God's Creatures | 3 Comments

Happy Easter 2014 From JOMP

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Angelina Not A Chocolate Bunny Pup - 2009

Oops… That is not a bunny, it’ our Angelina~

Old softie: The unlikely friendship between a golden retriever and flock of fluffy chicks is revealed in a series of close-up photos captured by Los Angeles-based photographer, Candice Sedighan

Gentle Giant… Befriends Some Cuddly Chicks

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Easter Candy Cautionary Warning for Pets

 

April 21, 2014 Posted by | Animal and Pet Photos, animal behavior, animals, Dogs, Dogs, Holidays With Pets, If Animlas Could Talk..., Just One More Pet, Pet Friendship and Love, pet fun, Pets, We Are All God's Creatures | 4 Comments

St. Patrick’s Day Parade Pups…

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St. Patrick's Day Pawdy 

Hope you all had a great pawdy…

March 18, 2014 Posted by | Dogs, Dogs, Holidays With Pets, Just One More Pet, Man's Best Friend, Pet Events, Pets | 1 Comment

Lucy Pet Foundation’s Rose Parade float promotes pet spay/neuter – Features Daniel

Joe Dwyer with his dog, Daniel, on the Lucy Pets Foundation Float at Fiesta Parade Floats in Irwindale on Friday, Dec. 27, 2013. Daniel was rescued from a gas chamber.

Pasadena Star News: IRWINDALE>> Tillman the skateboarding bulldog has hung up his gear for the 2014 Rose Parade, and it’s for a good cause.

Joey Herrick, former president of Natural Balance pet foods who organized the last five years of Tillman Rose Parade floats, has changed gear. He left the pet food company to start his own nonprofit . His hope is to reduce the amount of unwanted pets that end up in the gas chamber.

“I’m determined to make a change in the way things have been done,” Herrick said. “Once you get in the shelters and you see what’s going on, it’s horrific. They are putting animals to sleep because there are just so many coming in.”

Herrick founded The Lucy Pet Foundation three months ago with former Los Angeles SPCA director of veterinary services and well known pet health activist Karen “Doc” Halligan. The organization is named after Herrick’s dog Lucy, whom he found on the side of the road with tire marks on her back – and already pregnant with five puppies.

The foundation uses a “spay/neuter mobile” to drive around and perform low-cost surgeries for those who can’t afford it otherwise or don’t have the resources to get to a veterinarian. The one surgery truck has already spayed or neutered more than 250 dogs and cats in Southern California and as the organization continues to grow, Herrick said he hopes to one day have 50 trucks, one for every state in the country.

And he said the Rose Parade is the perfect launching point.

“There’s no better way to create awareness for anything than the Rose Parade,” Herrick said. “My floats have been very successful the last five years and this year is no exception.”

Herrick has already put in $500,000 of his own money to get the foundation up and running, and pledges to never take a salary or use donation money for anything but helping animals. The funds for this year’s Rose Parade float came completely out of his own pocket.

“A lot of charities raise money but not a lot of it goes to animals,” he said, adding he hopes to raise enough money to also give grants to other animal welfare groups.

Halligan, the director of veterinary services for the foundation, said her partnership with Herrick has been a “match made in heaven.”

“We are really focusing on the solution, instead of still euthanizing animals in a shelter, which I did,” Halligan said. “The mission for The Lucy Pet Foundation is to reduce pet overpopulation by having mobile spay/neuter clinics all across the country and to also work with causes that benefit animal welfare.”

The Lucy Pet Foundation Float will be a three-ring circus with five performing dogs from Stunt Dog Productions, which features rescued shelter dogs. Founder Chris Perondi, of Stockton, said his mission fits right in with The Lucy Pet Foundation.

“I just realized that there are so many dogs out there that are getting euthanized every day, you walk through a shelter and you cant help but tear up knowing the dog you’re standing in front of it might be his last day and it might be the greatest dog ever,” Perondi said. “I made it my mission to adopt dogs and I really got into dog training and teaching them how to do tricks.”

Also on the float will be Daniel, the beagle who survived an Alabama shelter gas chamber when he was six months old. Daniel and his owner Joe Dwyer, of New Jersey, now travel across the country advocating for an end to shelter gas chambers as a method of euthanasia.

Southern California resident Jose Pila and his dog Ranger will also ride on the float. Pila won the “How a Rescue Dog Changed My Life” contest for the float slot; Pila served in Iraq and has relied on Ranger to help him cope with PTSD.

“The whole float is quite meaningful,” Herrick said. “There are unbelievable stories this year.”

For more information, visit www.lucypetfoundation.org

‘Miracle’ dog that survived gassing headed to Rose Parade 

Why I’ve Had a Change of Heart About Neutering Pets

January 2, 2014 Posted by | Adopt Just One More Pet, Animal or Pet Related Stories, Animal Related Education, Dogs, Dogs, Fostering and Rescue, Holidays With Pets, Just One More Pet, Pet Adoption, Pet Events, Pet Friendship and Love, pet fun, Pet Health, Pets, Stop Euthenization | 6 Comments

Happy New Year 2014 From Just One More Pet

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Take a moment to enjoy the beautiful photographic train ride and the accompanying words: HERE. <– 

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At the end of the year it has become a journalistic tradition to recap the year’s top stories, to recall the highlights and low points of the months and to remember those who have left us.  It is also a time to look forward with hope… This year that reach for hope and improvement seems more difficult than at anytime in my memory.

“It’s Auld Lang Syne time again. Robert Burns is credited with "collecting" the lyrics for the old Scots’ drinking and dancing ballad that’s become a traditional part of New Year festivities. The most memorable verses: "Should old acquaintance be forgot and never brought to mind?" and the chorus, "For auld Lang Syne, my dear, for auld Lang Syne, we’ll take a cup of kindness yet, for auld Lang Syne," are oft’ described as reminders of "the good old times" amidst new beginnings. That’s a tough task this year. Saying goodbye to 2013 won’t be hard. But looking forward with hope for a better year in 2014 is a bit of a challenge!”

Happy New Year!

And if you possible can… adopt just one more pet (or two) in 2014 or become a pet foster parent and donate to your local shelter.  Our shelters are over-flowing and your help will save a life or perhaps many lives.

January 1, 2014 Posted by | animals, Dogs, Dogs, Holidays With Pets, Just One More Pet, On The Lighter Side, Pets | , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Some Fun Christmas Pet Photos From 2013 and Years Past

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Merry Christmas Kitty Santa-Helper

Balzac (225 lbs) with Santa

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Gracie and Sahmmy with Santa

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December 30, 2013 Posted by | Adopt Just One More Pet, Animal and Pet Photos, Chihuahua, Chiweenie, Dogs, Dogs, Holidays With Pets, If Animlas Could Talk..., Just One More Pet, Man's Best Friend, Pet Friendship and Love, pet fun, Pets | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 9 Comments

Too-Cute Kitten Holiday Chorus (Video)

Video:  Chorus line of Kittens performs Christmas dance

December 27, 2013 Posted by | Animal and Pet Photos, animal behavior, Holidays With Pets, Just One More Pet, pet fun, Pets | , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Merry Christmas From Just One More Pet

Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas

And a fabulous Holiday Season

May you be surrounded with the people, pets and things you love.

May your heart be filled with joy and memories of former Christmases

And may you be blessed by the story and love of the true reason for this beautiful season.

The characters below are at the top of the list of what makes us happy!

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US… Angel, Angelina, Apachi and Princess

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Us… As We See Ourselves

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Us… Singing to Wish you a very Merry Christmas…

Cross-Posted at our Sister Site: AskMarion who hope you enjoyed their ‘The War on Christmas (and religion) verses the Spirit of Christmas Series – (WoC 2013)’  which began on December 1st with Advent and will end on December 6th with the Epiphany.  Most recent posts were Simpler Times, A Groetzmeier Christmas and Members of Congress Win Right to Say ‘Merry Christmas’ Without Ethics Violation – WoC 2013

Merry Christmas and God Bless You All!!

A couple 2013 Christmas Miracles 

Healed After 19 Years: A Christmas Eve Miracle

Puppy Rescued Just Inches from the End of Its Life on Moving Belt 

Christmas for Pet People – Woc 2013 

Adopt a Pet This Christmas… Or Give Someone a New Forever Friend – WoC 2013

‘Miracle’ dog that survived gassing headed to Rose Parade

December 26, 2013 Posted by | Adopt Just One More Pet, Animal and Pet Photos, Dogs, Fostering and Rescue, Holidays With Pets, Pet Friendship and Love, pet fun, Pets | , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Cute Dogs Barking: Jingle Bells, Rescues Rock! Please share!

Video: Cute Dogs Barking: Jingle Bells, Rescues Rock! Please share!

Rescues Rock! Adopt Don’t Shop and Let’s Stop Puppy Mills.

Happy Holidays and Thank You to all the adoptable rockin’ rescues and staff at the Toronto Humane Society (www.torontohumanesociety.com) & the cast of the Rescues Rock! Talent Hounds Campaign and upcoming TV Episode (the Pet Network 2014). This campaign aims to dispel the myth that Rescued Dogs have issues that can’t be solved with love and patience or are not trainable, and to promote adoption and responsible pet parenting in a fun way.

Rescues Rock! Adopt Don’t Shop.

The Singing Rescue Rock Stars are all adoptable dogs at the Toronto Humane Society. Consider taking one home or making a donation.

Our other Rockin’ stars are happily adopted from Boston Terrier Rescue Canada http://www.bostonterrierrescuecanada….
Boxer Rescue Ontario http://www.boxerrescueontario.com/
CCRT http://www.ccrt.net/index.php
Helping Homeless Pets
Tiny Paws Dog Rescue http://www.tpdr.ca/
Pugalug Pug Rescue http://www.pugalug.com/
http://www.frommyheartrescue.com
Fabulous photos by Colleen Yates and Aria Evans. Videographer James Yates. Editor Aria Evans THANK YOU!!!!! 

Adopt a Pet This Christmas… Or Give Someone a New Forever Friend – WoC 2013 

Christmas for Pet People – Woc 2013

December 24, 2013 Posted by | Adopt Just One More Pet, Dogs, Dogs, Fostering and Rescue, Holidays With Pets, Just One More Pet, Man's Best Friend, NO KILL NATION, Pet Friendship and Love, Pets, Stop Euthenization, We Are All God's Creatures | , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment