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Monday, 07 April 2014 00:00

Dogs and Essential Oils

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Dogs and Essential Oils

Many dog trainers, veterinarians, and animal care providers have turned to Pure, Therapeutic-Grade Essential Oils to use in place of toxic and harmful ingredients commonly found in pet products.  The use of pure, quality essential oils are used to assist dogs with anxiety issues, behavioral issues, fears and phobias, aggression, and even health care issues. Dogs that come completely unglued at the Fourth of July, now rest peacefully throughout the night with essential oils being diffused in the room.  Or, dogs that couldn’t ride in a car without experiencing motion sickness, can now ride comfortably when oil is petted onto them prior to getting into the car. 

It’s important to know that not all essential oils are created equal, especially when using them on our pets.  Most of the essential oils that you find in the health food stores are filled with synthetic ingredients in them to “stretch” them and make them more profitable to make. 

The oil should be not only be safe to apply to the skin but also to consume internally and used as aromatherapy.  In fact, most Veterinarians that regularly use essential oils in their practice only recommend Young Living Essential Oils due to the extremely high quality. 

Teryn Jones of 4 Paws Training in Menifee uses oils with the dogs she trains.  She says, “Before it took a long time of consistent training to see improvement in major behavior problem cases.  Essential oils does not replace training, but it helps facilitate it – naturally, and without the use of toxic drugs.  I see immediate improvement with the oils as compared to other methods and medications I used in the past.”

If you intend to incorporate the use of essential oils, do your homework and find the company that has the highest standards in producing their oils.

 

Monday, 03 March 2014 13:36

Law and Order in the Animal World

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Law and Order in the Animal World

You don’t have to be a vegetarian to love and respect animals. In fact, I am an attorney that dedicates a portion of my practice to animal law but who still enjoys a good steak from time to time (don’t tell my Doctor).

Animal law is a diverse area of the law and in fact is a fairly new practice area. Few attorneys practice in animal law. To be honest I think the reason is not because they love animals any less, but rather animal law is not the most lucrative. However, I practice animal law because my four dogs told me to and I love giving back to animals who give so much to us.  I have always felt that our pets give us unconditional love, shouldn’t we return the favor?

Animal law runs the full spectrum from the controversial fois gras ban to the mundane. Horse boarding and training is popular in our community. Owning a horse boarding facility is full of legal pitfalls from possible injuries (an prevention of such), duty to provide care to the boarded animals, contractual issues, bailor /bailee issues, land use and zoning issues. As our community grows our City wide master plan favors developments from commercial to residential and we are losing agriculture areas within our city. As the developments begin to rise from the ground we will continue to wage a legal battle to protect our current horse enthusiasts from being completely zoned away.

Friday, 14 June 2013 00:00

7 Tips to Ease Your Pets' Fireworks Fears

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7 Tips to Ease Your Pets' Fireworks Fears

While the Fourth of July is a time for fireworks and celebration, for many pets and their owners it can be a nightmare.

The loud noises, flashing lights, and smell of sulfur can cause excessive fear in pets. Nervous behaviors such as trembling, whimpering, and panting may be distressful to the pet, but the animal’s natural response to flee from what he interprets as a threatening situation may result in serious injury.

Some dogs are so frightened by fireworks that they may run through glass windows, or escape from the yard and run the risk of being hit by a car.

Here are a few tips to keep your pet calm and safe this Fourth of July:

  • Leave your pets at home and indoors. Most pets are afraid of fireworks and may try to run away.
  • Close all doors and windows and put on background music to muffle the sound.
  • Close curtains and blinds to block the flashing lights.
  • Be sure that your pets are wearing identification tags or have microchips in case they do run away or get lost.
  • Try to distract your pet with chew toys and games, or play with another pet that does not share his fear.
  • If you have time, desensitization techniques with appropriate sound CDs, such as thunder, fireworks, trains, sirens, etc. may help pets get used to the sounds at a lower volume, then as they become more comfortable, gradually increase the volume.
  • If your pet has noise phobias, speak to your veterinarian about a natural homeopathic, non-sedating remedy to keep your pet calm during storm and fireworks seasons.

Be aware that fireworks are often set off for several days during the holiday season. Please lock your pets up. They depend on you for everything.

Article via wral.com

BE A HERO ~ LOCK UP YOUR PETS THIS FOURTH OF JULY

Saturday, 20 October 2012 09:00

Pet of the week

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Pet of the week

Sophie is a 3-year-old female Shepherd/mix who is house trained, she needs a home that she will be the queen of the house, she is very adorable and gentle dog.

Sun City K9 Adoptions, Inc. We are located in Sun City (Menifee), California. Our hours are between 9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday through Sunday. We are closed from 12:00 to 1:00 for lunch. Our telephone number is 951-679-6444. Our mailing address is 26510 Murrieta Rd. Sun City, CA 92586

Friday, 19 October 2012 13:31

Meet Precious ~ Sun City K-9's Pet of the Week

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Meet Precious ~ Sun City K-9's Pet of the Week

Meet Precious, Sun City K-9's Pet of the Week! This fluffy "girlie girl" is a 9 year old Maltese who currently is in great need of a loving family.

Her original owner sadly passed away, unfortunately leaving Precious as an orphan. She is so sweet and so loving, and will bond when given love, but she must be placed in a home without children.

For more information on Precious call (951) 679-6444 or visit www.sck9adoptions.org. Cats and dogs are available every Saturday and Sunday at the Sun City K-9 adoptions at the Menifee PETCO from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 P.M.

Wednesday, 17 October 2012 13:45

Meet Harley ~ Sun City K-9's Pet of the Week

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Meet Harley ~ Sun City K-9's Pet of the Week

Well, take a look at this handsome little guy ~ Meet Harley! He is Sun City K-9's Pet of the Week and another of Buzz's amazing furry friends.

Harley is a 7-month-old male, and a Lab Chow/mix. He is a very loving fella, has a fantastic personality, and he will make a great family dog. He is neutered and microchipped, and now eagerly awaiting a forever family to open their hearts to him.

If you are seeking a new loving and devoted member for your family, then come on by and introduce yourself to Harley soon!

For more information on Harley, call (951) 679-6444 or visit www.sck9adoptions.org. Cats and dogs are available every Saturday and Sunday at the Sun City K-9 adoptions at the Menifee PETCO from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 P.M.

Wednesday, 17 October 2012 13:44

Meet Willow ~ Sun City K-9's Pet of the Week

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Meet Willow ~ Sun City K-9's Pet of the Week

Meet, Willow, a graceful beauty to behold. This stately girl is a 2-year-old female Mastiff/Labrador Mix. She is both spayed and micro-chipped. Willow has a loving personality, is very bright and she is devoted. She is eager to please and she would be a wonderful addition for a caring family.

If you have an open heart and the right home for this sweetheart, you will gain a true gem. Drop by and introduce yourself to Willow and tell her that her buddy, Buzz sent you! That will warm her heart.

For more information on Willow, call (951) 679-6444 or visit www.sck9adoptions.org. Cats and dogs are available every Saturday and Sunday at the Sun City K-9 adoptions at the Menifee PETCO from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 P.M.

Wednesday, 17 October 2012 13:42

Meet Oreo ~ Sun City K-9's Pet of the Week

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Meet Oreo ~ Sun City K-9's Pet of the Week

Anyone who meets Buzz's good buddy, Oreo better be prepared to smile from ear to ear. This handsome little guy is as loveable as they come, and he will just melt your heart! Oreo, is 8-months-old Cocker Spaniel/mix Male.

He's a cutie, full of life, eager to please, ready for some family fun and a loving home. Are you searching for a new "bestie"? Then Oreo is your guy!

For more information on Oreo, call (951) 679-6444 or visit www.sck9adoptions.org. Cats and dogs are available every Saturday and Sunday at the Sun City K-9 adoptions at the Menifee PETCO from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 P.M.

Thursday, 06 September 2012 13:39

Meet Elvis ~ Sun City K-9's Pet of the Week

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Meet Elvis ~ Sun City K-9's Pet of the Week

Meet Buzz's Good Buddy, Elvis! Elvis is a 3-year-old male Hound mix. He was relinquished by his owner due to illness. He could no longer care for him. Elvis is micro-chipped, housebroken and he is a great family dog.

This sweet guy has been waiting way too long for a loving forever family. Can you help us place him? Drop by and visit Elvis. Tell him Buzz sent you. That will get his tail a-waggin!

For information on Elvis call (951)679-6444 of visit www.sck9adoptions.org. Cats and dogs are available every Saturday and Sunday at the Sun City K-9 adoptions at the Menifee PETCO from 9:30 a.m. to 2;30 p.m.

Thursday, 30 August 2012 16:56

Meet Marely ~ Sun City K-9's Pet of the Week

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Meet Marely ~ Sun City K-9's Pet of the Week

If you want to meet a happy little girl, then meet Marley, one of Buzz's sweet buddies from Sun City K-9 Adoptions. Just show a bit of attention and affection to Marley, and she will give you a great big smile. She is a very loving little girl and she lights up around people.

Marley is a 3-year-old female Jack Russell\mix. She is very sweet, affectionate, great with kids and very social. She does need a special home where she can be the only dog of the house. Her heart just aches for a forever family that she can love. If you are considering a pet, then why not come by and meet this sweet angel. You won't regret it!

For additional information on Marley, call (951) 679-6444 or visit www.sck9adoptions.org. Cats and dogs are available every Saturday and Sunday at the Sun City K-9 adoptions at the Menifee PETCO from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 P.M.

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