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Top Dogs 2015June News

The Top Dogs are here! What an exciting contest this year – there were over 1500 votes cast for the top six dogs (three from each Rainbow store) and it was so close that photographer Catherine Reese offered a special prize for the fourth place dogs at each store too. Congratulations go to Mimi, Gunnar, Spunky, Jasmin, Yukon and Penny, who will get their precious pictures on the labels of Rainbow's Natural Nuggets Baked Dog Treats for the coming year! All the dogs were winners in our book! Don't forget if you had your dog's photo taken, you can order prints and accessories directly from Catherine Reese Fine Art Photography.

Rainbow Ag is the place to find all your COOL stuff this summer! Showing at the Fairs? Rainbow has white jeans and shirts. Stay cool at work with Carhartt shorts and Tees, or shade your noggin with a new straw Western hat! There's even flip-flops with a blingy, Western cool style! Check out all the great summer fashions for men, women and kids at the Ukiah and Lakeport Rainbow Ag stores!Sam

FoxyThe time is NOW! The Humane Society of Inland Mendocino County is holding a "Name Your Own Adoption Fee" event on all of the pets at the shelter! Have room in your heart and home for a new fur-iend? Take a look at the pets available at HSIMC on their new Facebook page! and head over to meet them during shelter hours at 9700 Uva Drive, Redwood Valley. Open Wednesday-Sunday.

Ka-Boom! The Fourth of July festivities are a lot of fun for us people, but not so much for our pets. Animal care services see a 30% increase in lost pets July 4 – 6, and July 5th is the busiest day of the year for shelters. Here are 4 simple tips on how to keep pets safe:

  1. Happy Independence DayStay inside: Try to keep your pet indoors at all times during holiday celebrations. Ideally, someone stays home with your pet. Also keep your dog leashed when going out for walks.
  2. Make them feel safe: Comfort your pets with petting, hugging, talking to them in a soothing voice, providing a treat and staying nearby if possible. Make sure they can access their crate or “safe place.” Also ask your veterinarian or local pet retailer about natural calming products, anxiety wraps and other products that can help.
  3. Avoid the noise. Try to drown out the fireworks sounds as much as possible by closing windows, playing music or turning on the TV.
  4. Act normal! Your pet takes cues from your and your family’s actions. It will help if you go about your normal routine as much as possible, talking and playing with your pet as usual.

Protect your pet before the fireworks begin. There are a number of lost-pet devices and services available today, and it’s wise to be proactive in case your pet gets lost. Tags and collars with a contact number and a microchip (with up-to-date information) can reunite you and your pet. For more tips on keeping your pets safe during the Independence Day holiday, check out the PetAmberAlert blog.

Summer is here, and so are two common summer-time problems with our pets - rattlesnakes and foxtails! The vets from Middletown Animal Hospital remind us to take precautions when dealing with these two dread hazards. Read the article here.

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Vets from Middletown Animal HospitalSummer's Here: Rattlesnake Bites and Foxtails

Dr. Joanna Holtz

As the days get longer and the temperature gets warmer, many of us look forward to spending more time hiking, swimming, and exploring with our pets. Unfortunately, the warmer summer months also mean that the snakes are out of hibernation and active. Rattlesnakes pose a large medical threat to pets. Dogs are the most commonly bitten pet that we see in the hospital. Most bites occur on the nose or face, front legs, or hind legs. If your pet is bitten by a rattlesnake, it is very important that they are transported to a veterinary hospital as soon as possible.

There are multiple medical problems associated with rattlesnake bites. The most immediate reaction that pets may display after being bitten is shock. Often times, the animal is weak, unable to stand, has pale or white mucous membrane color, and poor blood pressure. This can be life threatening and needs to be addressed immediately by a veterinarian. Also, the venom from a rattlesnake bite can cause death of the tissue around where the bite occurred. The location of the bite can also become infected and abscessed from bacteria transferred from the fangs of the snake into the pet's tissue. Most animals are painful at the location of the bite and become very swollen in the area where the bite has occurred. What most people don't realize is that there is the potential for long term effects from rattlesnake bites. The most common of these is blood clotting abnormalities. Pets can survive the initial bite only to get extremely sick or die weeks later from bleeding uncontrollably. When administered promptly following a bite, antivenom can prevent many of these long term problems from occurring and speed recovery. A rattlesnake vaccine is also currently available for dogs. Although, this does not eliminate the need for treatment it can help improve an animal's chances for survival and recovery from a rattlesnake bite.

Keeping pets out of rattlesnake territory is the best prevention against bites. Rattlesnakes often spend time in areas where there is tall brush and under or around rocks. However, rattlesnakes can also be found in the open so it is imperative to keep your pets leashed and be vigilant in watching for rattlesnakes at all times.

Another commonly encountered problem in the summertime for our pets is foxtails. Foxtails are clusters of grass with spikes or barbs. In the spring, summer, and fall they dry out and create a health hazard for many animals. They will lodge in ears, eyes, and throats of our pets. They also can enter through the skin and work their way through the body. They can create severe abscesses and can also lodge in the lungs of animals. It is important to keep weeds and brush to a minimum in your yard and rake them up immediately after cutting. If you suspect your pet may have a foxtail, call your veterinarian and make an appointment for your pet to be seen.

Hopefully this information will help you and your pet to have a fun and healthy summer!

New House Brand Pet FoodsValue 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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