Happy Earth Dog Day… there is another controversy brewing about Patrick… oh geez. Apparently, AHS wants to take Patrick away from GSVS and get him into a foster home to be socialized and trained. But people are concerned that he is loved by and wanted to be adopted by a GSVS staffer who knows him. It seems like another day, another drama. Why ? Poor Patrick. Just let him be, adopted and be loved by the GSVS staffer and trained and socialized by a behavioral specialist or trainer. Sheesh… First he was unwanted and thrown away. Now he is wanted by everyone and not always for the right reasons. Stop Fighting Over Him.
Here’s more clarification about this issue:
A quick Patrick update from GSVS Pet Hospital: Patrick is out of surgery, in recovery. The procedures went great! Dr. Jason Pintar removed a long flat hair mass from Patrick’s stomach using a video endoscopic procedure while Patrick was under anesthesia. He lassoed the object & extracted it out of Patrick’s mouth. After that, Dr. Michael Hoelzler performed Patrick’s neutering procedure which was accomplished without any problems. My note: The object inside Patrick was a mass of hair, perhaps a hair weave. Our boy now weighs 36 pounds and is recovering nicely.
Happy Earth Dog Day, what are You doing today for Your Earth dog???
Life can be unpredictable. Sometimes it’s in delightful ways… like finding $20 in your pocket or getting upgraded from coach to first class for a 9-hour transatlantic flight. But if your luck is more likely to elicit cries of “No, no, no, no, no!” rather than fist-pumps and high fives.
And you and your furry friend find yourself confronting one of life’s less joyous surprises, like an unexpected insect sting, tree splinter or animal bite, you can stick it to the fickle hand of fate with Pet Portables’ Pet First Aid Kit. The outside may be small, but like Mary Poppin’s purse it’s packed full of useful first aid items to prevent an otherwise easily treated injury from turning into a sirens blazing medical emergency. Containing everything from styptic powder to iodine wipes, soap towelettes to latex gloves, the Pet First Aid Kit is like a mini emergency vet’s office (lab coat sold separately), that will keep your pet happy and healthy until the scales tip towards a good surprise.
Who knows… maybe there’s a field full of mouth-watering rawhide chews just past that Guinness-World-Record setting tick hive. Improbable? Yes. Impossible? Well, we don’t want to crush Fido’s dreams, so let’s just say that with Pet Portables’ Pet First Aid Kit, you’ll be prepared.
Pet Portables’ Pet First Aid Kit contains:
- 1 bottle styptic powder (toenail bleeding)
- 1 pair latex gloves (personal protection)
- 2 pvp Iodine wipes (sterilization)
- 2 insect sting wipes (apply to bites/stings)
- 2 2″x2″ gauze pads (apply to wounds)
- 1 pair scissors (trim hair and cut bandage tape)
- 2 antiseptic towelettes (clean wound/hands)
- 3 cotton swabs (apply ointment/creams)
- 2 green soap towelettes (clean wounds/hands)
- 1 plastic tweezers (splinter/tick removal)
- 1 1″ x 5yd. coflex (secure bandage)
- 1 pet care card and CPR card
- 1 pet kit case
This is a Barking Deal, but only less than a day left to grab it, $10 for the above kit. FREE SHIPPING.
Now, I would be remiss if I did not mention that Cici and I have a more holistic approach to a Pet First Aid Kit.
First, Roxanne Hawn suggests how to prepare an emergency pet food supply
Here are other items you might find useful to keep on hand just in case.
Dr. Harvey’s Organic is a combination of healing herbs in a base of organic shea butter. This cream is used for minor skin irritations, hot spots, rashes, cuts, sunburn and itching. It is gentle and and completely non-toxic so that if an animal licks the cream it will not harm them.
Young Living Essential Oils Pet First Aid Kit
• Thieves essential oil blend
• Melrose essential oil blend
• Di-Gize essential oil blend
• Purification essential oil blend
• Raven essential oil blend
• M-Grain essential oil blend
• R.C. essential oil blend
• PanAway essential oil blend
• Peace & Calming essential oil blend
• Palo Santo essential oil blend
• AnimalScents Shampoo
• AnimalScents Pet Ointment
Insect Repellant Spray
Whether for dogs, cats or horses, YL oils can provide a natural insect repellant for both pets and owner’s. To make a spray you will need the following:
one 14 oz. spray bottle (a 4oz. size is nice for traveling and hikes)
15-20 drops of either Purification or Palo Santo (use 4-8 drops in a 4oz. bottle)(Palo Santo may be too strong smelling for cats)
Fill spray bottle 7/8 the way full with distilled water (tap or spring water is also fine). Add essential oils, shake and spray – put your hand over the eye area, you don’t want to get essential oils in the eyes! Tip: you will want to give your spray bottle a bit of a shake before using to disperse the essential oils in the water.
Pets Have Emotions too.
Rescue® Remedy can be used for an immediate calming effect in any stressful situation, or when your pet needs help overcoming a variety of emotional or behavioral problems.
Rescue Remedy Pet can be used for an immediate calming effect in any stressful situation, or when your pet needs help overcoming a variety of emotional or behavioral problems. Appropriate usage times include:
• Fear of loud noises (fireworks, thunderstorms, etc)
• Excessive barking or hissing
• Shock, trauma or mistreatment
• Adapting to loss of companion
• Separation anxiety
• Adapting to new surroundings (home, kennel, stable, etc.)
• Obsessive cleanliness
• Constant licking or nibbling of self
Cici and I find Bach Flowers a Life Saver… calms pets down asap (humans, too)…
Rescue Remedy Pet Dosage:
4 drops, given several times a day.
also their waterless shampoo, for dogs that love to get stinky
and a list of other useful items:
- Absorbent compresses/gauze sponges, assorted sizes
- Adhesive tape, hypoallergenic
- Clean cloths
- Cold pack: to reduce swelling or pain
- Contact information for your veterinarian
- Contact information of the nearest emergency veterinary clinic
- Contact information for the ASPCA Poison Control Center
- Cotton swabs
- Digital rectal thermometer (non-mercury/non-glass): to find out if your pet is running a fever
- E-collar: available in a variety of sizes, this opaque or clear plastic, cone-shaped protector attaches to your pet’s collar and can be found at veterinary clinics and pet stores. Prevents your pet from accessing a wound or injury
- Emergency blanket: to wrap around injured pet, carry an injured pet and provide warmth
- Eyedropper: to dispense liquid medication or clean superficial wounds
- Gauze pads, sterile: for cleaning wounds
- Gloves (disposable, non-latex): to help protect you and keep the wound sanitary
- Glucose paste or corn syrup (for diabetic dogs or dogs with low blood sugar)
- Hand cleansing wipes
- Hydrogen peroxide, 3 percent: to clean a wound
- Isopropyl rubbing alcohol wipes: to sterilize items such as scissors or tweezers
- Nail clippers (sized for your dog’s nails)
- Oral syringe (baby dose size)
- Rags or rubber tubing: to use as a tourniquet
- Roll adhesive tape (hypoallergenic)
- Roll cohesive bandage, 3 inch width (stretches and clings to itself)
- Roll cotton gauze rolls, 2 inch width: to wrap around wounds
- Scissors: for cutting hair and bandages (blunt end)
- Soft muzzle: to prevent your pet from biting you or chewing on an injury while in pain
- Slip-style leash
- Special medications needed by your pet
- Sterile eye lubricant
- Sterile gauze pads (non-adherent, assorted sizes)
- Sterile saline eye wash
- Sterile, water-based lubricating jelly
- Sting relief wipes
- Styptic powder (to stop bleeding)
- Triple antibiotic ointment
- Tweezers: for removing objects such as splinters or ticks from skin or paws
Supplements, vitamins, and any medication, homeopathic remedies that you regularly use.
Last but not least, eco friendly pet waste bags. For Earth Day, for every day.