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Top Dog Voting is underway! The top ten finalists from each Rainbow store have been posted and now's the time to place your vote! It's a tough choice – what a cute canine collection! The 20 finalists (from over 100 dogs entered) are posted on Catherine Reese Fine Art Photography's Facebook page – to vote, simply "like" her page and then "like" the photos that you want to vote for. Tell your friends! Share on your own page! Root for your favorites! The top three dogs from each store, Lakeport and Ukiah, will have their photos on the packages of Rainbow's own Natural Nuggets Baked Dog Treats for a year. View and vote for the Top Dogs from Lakeport HERE and the Top Dogs from Ukiah HERE. Voting ends and the winners will be announced on Friday April 26, at 6:00PM, on the Rainbow Facebook Page.
If you if you want to see all the dogs – or to order personalized items with your dog's photo – check out Catherine's gallery.
Celebrity Sammy (Rainbow president Jim Mayfield's rescue dog) invites you to Pasta for Paws Saturday, April 27. This annual spaghetti feed fund raiser for the Humane Society of Inland Mendocino County, is co-sponsored by Rainbow and VIP Pet Care, and all proceeds benefit the animals at the HSIMC shelter. The event is held at Barra of Mendocino in Redwood Valley. Complete details Here.
Did you crow like a rooster to save 10% at the Poultry Party? At the Lakeport store, the winner by popular vote was Rick Collins, who won a $50.00 gift card! Keep an eye on the Rainbow Facebook page – the videos from the Ukiah contest will be posted and you can vote by liking the video – and that winner will also get a $50.00 gift card! Not bad for letting out your "inner rooster!"
This month's subscriber coupon is especially for cat owners – save 20% on any size bag of cat litter (limit one) or litter pan. Just print out the coupon and save a little $$ on your choice of this cat necessity.
In this issue, the veterinarians from Middletown Animal Hospital answer a question about intestinal blockages in dogs who eat "non-edible" things. Dr Brie Duff points out that its important to remove any toys that the dog has started to tear up, and to provide chew toys that are not easily torn up. Chewing is an important activity for dogs, especially young ones, and providing appropriate chewies help the dog develop normally. Rainbow has a huge selection of dog toys, chews and treats – there's something for every dog, even the ones who can chew up most anything!
Don't miss Rainbow's Spring Fair Sale, May 3, 4 & 5! It's our biggest sale of the year, with 20% OFF most everything in the store, and some extra-special Hot Buys on items you need and want! 20% off everything – pet food, gardening supplies, clothing (including the new fashions from Cowgirl Justice), boots, hats, irrigation supplies – and special deals on outdoor power equipment, feed and hay too!
There's always something special going on during the Spring Fair Sale, so be sure to stop by Friday, Saturday and Sunday, May 3, 4 & 5.
Patty from Ukiah asks: We have a new dog who is now 8 months old. She eats everything she comes across. We can't give her plush or soft toys because she doesn't just play and chew, she swallows bits of them! She chewed up and swallowed some cardboard she found in the wastebasket. I'm worried she will eat something indigestible and get an intestinal blockage, so we keep a very close eye on her but I was wondering if you could tell me the signs of a blockage and how to decide if it is serious and she should go to the vet? Also, do you think she will outgrow this habit? Thanks!
It is very normal for puppies to chew on anything in sight! My own dog went through this phase as well. It can be difficult to make sure that nothing is available for her to chew/swallow, but also important since intestinal foreign body blockage is very common, especially in young animals. Most of the time, dogs do grow out of this phase. It usually take a couple years for this behavior to subside. However, I recently just performed surgery on a 12 year old dog that ate a tube sock, among other things. That dog definitely did NOT grow out of it. There is not a lot to do about that except to get in the habit of having all things picked up & cleaned up. Also, making sure appropriate chew toys are available. Chewing/biting are normal puppy behaviors that they need to properly develop. Rubber toys may be better for her & less likely to be chewed apart. When she does chew apart a toy, pick it up immediately!
As far as signs of an obstruction, the number one sign will be vomiting. Other signs are anorexia (decreased appetite in general), lethargy, a painful belly, & sometimes diarrhea. It is important to know that she does not need to have all of these signs to have an obstruction. If she is just vomiting, but acting normal otherwise, she could still have a foreign body intestinal obstruction. Please see your Veterinarian if she is having any of these signs longer than 12-24 hours. If you KNOW she has eaten something & is vomiting, go to the Veterinarian sooner than that. The sooner we can diagnose an intestinal foreign body obstruction, the better outcome for our patients. Waiting too long can cause the intestines to die & even perforate.
Hopefully, this answers your questions.
Thank you Patty.
Dr. Brie Duff
Middletown Animal Hospital
Vaccination Clinics At Middletown Animal Hospital,
April 27th, May 11th, May 25th from 10am to 11am
Healthy pets only, dogs on leashes and cats in carriers.
More info call 707-987-2000
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|Value is important in this tight economy. You want the best for your animal companions, but you can't ignore the costs either. That's why Rainbow is pleased to introduce their new House Brands of pet foods – extremely high quality food that is also an extreme value! These brands aren't advertised nationally but just compare the quality to other store brands and it's easy to see why they are such a value. Get a 40 lb bag of Red Flannel Canine Select for the low regular price of $17.99, or a 35 lb bag of Exclusive Chicken & Rice for the everyday price of $34.99. Save even more by using the Frequent Buyer Card and when you buy 6 bags, you get one free! Come on in to the Ukiah or Lakeport stores today and ask for the House Brands – and get your Frequent Buyers Card.
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