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Pup Photo Flubs – Halloween

For All Those Who Saw the Great Doggie Shots Earlier in the Week and Thought Why Don’t Mine Ever Do That Well…  It Sometimes Takes A Lot of Shots and Patience to Get That Perfect Pet Foto!!!

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Chihuahua Side-Tracked American Bulldog Doing His Own Thing

Curious Pup Jack Russel Begging for Snacks

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Pug Posterior Pose Please Shoot My Best Side

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For the Good Shots:  Halloween Pups and Pumpkins

And Order Your Pet a Snuggie:

~~ Great last minute costume or just to keep them warm ;-)~~

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Happy Howl’oween

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October 30, 2009 Posted by | Animal and Pet Photos, animal behavior, animals, Just One More Pet, On The Lighter Side, Pet Events, pet fun, Pets | , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

More Halloween Pet Safety

1. Don’t leave your dog or cat outside. Even if you have a fenced yard, bring your dog inside where it is safe. If your dog is usually kept outside, bring him in a few times before the big night to get him used to being indoors. Your dog may be used to strangers, but so many little ghouls and goblins running about may be too much. Remember also that it is a natural instinct for dogs to protect the family from strangers, and on Halloween there will be no shortage of strangers.

2. Keep your dog (and cat) restrained. If your dog is timid or scared, or if he tends to love people a little too much, it is best to put him in a separate room away from the front door to limit his excitability, aggression, and chance of running outside and becoming lost.

3. Reassure your dog. The best thing you can do for your dog when he is feeling unsettled by Halloween activities is to act as you normally would. By over-reassuring your dog or giving him an unusual amount of attention, you inadvertently can communicate to him that because you are acting differently, there must be something to worry about.

4. Have your dog (or cat) get used to costumes. Your dog may see his family members as strangers once they don their Halloween costumes. Before the kids put them on, allow your dog twolf936930_1255996819o scent the costumes. If your costume has a mask, keep the mask off when you are with your dog because dogs can become confused when they can’t see our faces.

5. Check your dog’s ID tag. Be sure identification tags are secure on your dog’s collar-just in case.

6. Keep candy away from your dog and cat. Many candies-especially chocolate-are toxic to dogs. The severity of the toxicity depends greatly on factors such as breed, age, size, and how much candy was ingested. Problems may range from a mild upset tummy to vomiting and diarrhea, or even death. If you have any concerns at all, consult with a veterinarian immediately. If you want to keep your dog safe, make certain that sweets, including their wrappers, are kept well away from your dog.

7. Protect petss from candles and pumpkins. Excited or agitated dogs can easily knock over a lit candle or pumpkin. Be sure those items are away from your dog’s reach, or consider a battery-powered candle that does not burn

8. Think twice about dressing your dog (or any pet) in a costume. While some dogs might enjoy being dressed up, many don’t. Experiment first to see if your dog likes being in a costume. If so, fine-he’ll most likely enjoy himself and the extra attention it brings. However, if he shows any resistance, don’t do it. Dogs feel enough stress around Halloween without also having to endure the discomfort and peculiarity of wearing a strange costume. Cats generally don’t like costumes, but there are always exceptions and only you know your pets and their fears and tolerances.

9. Be prepared. If you take your dog with you while trick-or-treating, be prepared at all times. Do not let your dog approach the door of a house, and stay clear of possible gags or gangs of goblins who will gather at the door. Dogs do not understand that the person jumping out at you will not hurt you; they often think they can only help you by acting aggressively. Neither children nor adults in costumes should approach a dog without the owner’s consent.

10. Have fun but think of your dog’s safety. Finally, if you want your dog to be included in Halloween festivities, think about his safety much as you would the safety of a small child. Your dog does not understand Halloween, so he needs you to provide the guidance and safety that you always do.

Dogs tend to like to be part of their families activities.  Most other pets and animals, not so much.  Use our good judgment and decide who to include and how based on their personalities, preferences and fears.  JOMP~

Source: BarkBusters

October 27, 2009 Posted by | animal behavior, animals, Just One More Pet, Pets, responsible pet ownership | , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Halloween Pups and Pumpkins

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Some Things Just Make Your Smile!!!

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Order Your Pet a Snuggie:  ~~ Great last minute costume or just to keep them warm 😉 ~~

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Have seen a couple kittys in a Snuggie too, but don’t have any photos…

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October 27, 2009 Posted by | Animal and Pet Photos, Animal or Pet Related Stories, Just One More Pet, On The Lighter Side, pet fun, Pets | , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Halloween Countdown: Keeping pets safe this Halloween Part II

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24 days until Halloween!

Make sure the holiday is fun—not frightening—for your cat or dog with these tips from the ASPCA:

Potential danger #1: Treats:
-Ingesting chocolate is dangerous for dogs and cats—it can cause vomiting, diarrhea, seizures and increased heart rate.
-The artificial sweetener xylitol (commonly found in sugar-free candy) can cause a drop in blood sugar in dogs, leading to depression, lack of coordination, seizures or even liver failure.
-Throw away all candy wrappers: ingesting foil or cellophane packaging can cause choking or intestinal blockage in pets.
-If you think your pet has eaten something dangerous, call your vet immediately.

Potential danger #2: Jack-o-lanterns:
Watch pets closely if you put a candle in your carved pumpkin. Pets can easily knock the jack-o-lantern over and accidentally start a fire, or become curious and get burned by flames.

Potential danger #3: Trick-or-treaters:
The doorbell rings every few minutes and groups of giggling kids are at your door—all of the commotion is enough to stress out even the mellowest pet. Keep your cat or dog in a room (stocked with food, water, toys and a litter box, if you have a cat) away from the front door on Halloween night.  There are of course exceptions to this rule and every pet parent needs to know their own pet(s), but for many Halloween and the things that go with it are scary and disturbing.

Potential danger #4: Pet costumes:
We love to see doggies dressed up, but be sure your pet doesn’t mind masquerading as a caveman, pirate or pumpkin. Otherwise, your pet could become super stressed. If you do play dress up, make sure that the costume fits properly and doesn’t restrict your pet’s ability to move or breathe. Also be sure there are no strings or pieces on the costume that could come off and become a choking hazard.

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Happy Howl-oween!!

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October 10, 2009 Posted by | animals, Just One More Pet, Pet Friendship and Love, pet fun, Pet Health, Pets, responsible pet ownership | , , , | 1 Comment