Health Benefits of Cranberries for Dogs

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Sep 30, 2013 10:14:00 PM

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Health Benefits of Sweet Potatoes for Dogs

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Sep 23, 2013 10:52:09 PM

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How Hot is Your Car?

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Jul 25, 2013 3:52:15 PM

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Summer months mean lots of things, camping, swimming, pools, picnics, endless outdoor activities. But, it also means that a car has become a very dangerous place to leave a dog (also applies to children!).  The Animal Protection Institute & RedRover.org conducted a study in a number of situations during hot temperatures. They took temperatures on 2 thermometers, both inside and outside the car, and also added elements like what the temperature was like with 2 windows cracked and 4 windows cracked. To humans, these temperatures may not seem too bad, but what we can forget is that a dog's skin is very different than ours. Dogs only sweat out of their paw pads, and in most cases, have much more hair and fur to add to the heat.

Leaving a dog in a car for even a few minutes can result in severe heat exhaustion, and the high body temperature can cause liver damage, brain damage, seizures, increased heart rate, or worst case scenario, death.

We have provided 2 files below to help raise awareness about the dangers:

1) "How Hot is Your Car" Poster - 8.5x11 - Download the file, print it off and hang it on community boards throughout your area

2) "It's Hot! Leave Fido at Home!" Cards - This file contains 4 mini-posters. Keep them in your car, and when you see an animal in a hot car, leave the flyer on the windshield for the owner, or go inside the store to try and find the owner by having an employee page the license plate number.

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Cool Summer Fun

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Jul 23, 2013 1:59:00 PM

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Paws on Pavement

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Jul 23, 2013 1:52:00 PM

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Thunderstorm Phobia

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Jul 23, 2013 1:32:00 PM

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Kong Stuffing 101

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Jul 23, 2013 1:20:00 PM

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What to do about whining?

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Jul 23, 2013 1:11:00 PM

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Not-so-Ho-Hum Training

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Jul 23, 2013 12:52:00 PM

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Home Away From Home

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Jul 22, 2013 4:51:00 PM

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Elisabeth Catalano, M.A., CPDT, CDBC
Director of Behavior and Training

The Coventry School, Inc.

Trusting your best friend’s care to a boarding kennel can be scary. There are some things that you can do however, to ensure their safety and happiness. Always check out your kennel first with an in-person visit. It should be clean and odor free. Check with Veterinarians in the area of the facility and ask if they have any recommendations or any complaints.

Make sure to determine where your dog will spend the majority of the day. Some facilities house the dog in the kennel and only take them out during pre-paid sessions. Others keep the dogs in crates and take them out only for potty breaks and feeding. These options can be safe, but not very fun! Some kennels offer all-day play. The appropriate place will depend on your dog’s personality and energy level.

You will want to know where your dog will potty. Some facilities have specific indoor potty areas for dogs while others require that the dogs eliminate in their runs. Your at home house-training rules will determine which is the right choice for your dog.

Most importantly, is there staff on duty 24/7 or are the dogs left alone at night? Knowing someone is there in case of emergency will ease your mind. Boarding is not right for every dog. Dogs that are anxious or fearful of new places or things can be extremely stressed at a kennel. If your dog does not do well in new situations, then boarding may not be appropriate.






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