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August 1, 15, & 29
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July News

4-H dog trainingIt's Fair season and always fun to watch our local 4-H and FFA youth compete and demonstrate the skills they have developed over the past year. While we often think of project animals as livestock, there are also breeding animal projects and non-livestock projects such as dog training and horses. Head off to the nearest fair to see what our local youth have been up to! Rainbow Ag has been supporting youth through 4-H and FFA for over 30 years – as a buyer at the auctions, through the Horizon Program, and by offering expert advice from our experienced staff! Good luck to all the exhibitors at this year's Fairs.

kitty with toyOne minute your cat seems happy that you're petting her. The next minute she is swatting at you and ready to bite. Ever wonder why the dramatic change? Felines are unique from other household pets and, like an adolescent teenager, their behaviors and moods can change almost instantly. Knowing a few basic points on how to better understand your cat's body language and communicating effectively with your veterinarian about your cat's behavior will make the relationship between you and your feline friend that much better. Read more.


4th of July Cat Adoption Event
(Fee for felines that need to wait at the shelter for surgery will be $50.00)
The shelter is located at 298 Plant Road, Ukiah, and is open Tuesday-Saturday 10-4:30, Wednesday until 6:30PM. Call the Adoption Desk at 467-6453. Download Flier.


Summer is time for traveling, and of course our dogs (and some of our cats) want to go along! Keep your pet safe while traveling by following a few guidelines:

  • dog in carBring a crate and bed. Pets are more comfortable in strange places if they have their familiar bed and a safe, confined space.

  • Make sure you have proper leashes and collars, perhaps several (one in the car, one in your carry-in bag, etc).

  • Identify your pet. Make sure your pet's microchip information is up to date, with your current phone number and contact information. Have a collar tag with your mobile phone number on it. It does no good to have someone calling your home phone while you are in Timbuktu, looking for your lost dog!

  • Bring food from home, to avoid upset tummies from switching diets. A jug of water from home is a good idea too.

  • Bring along towels or old sheets to cover bedding in motels. More and more motels and hotels are welcoming pets, which is a great thing! Help out the motels by being responsible for your pet, and never leave a pet alone in a hotel room. Even the most experienced, quiet pet can become frightened when left in a strange place and do damage, or at least bark.

Make your vacation a real one, and have fun with your fur-family along.

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Vaccination Clinics At Middletown Animal Hospital,
Every other Saturday - Please call for dates

Healthy pets only, dogs on leashes and cats in carriers.
More info call 707-987-2000

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TOXIC NUTS AND FRUITS?

Chocolate along with a variety of foods such as garlic, onions, moldy food, tobacco, and rising bread dough are widely known to be toxic to dogs. What many people are unaware of is the toxicity of some common fruits and nuts such as grapes (and raisins) and macadamia nuts to our pets.

Grapes are a large concern especially living in Lake County where many pets have access to grapes growing in gardens, vineyards, and even wild. Ingestion of grapes and raisins has been associated with fast onset kidney failure in dogs. Although cats are pickier eaters, they are also susceptible to grape toxicity. The exact cause of kidney disease as a result of grape toxicity is unknown. It is thought that the toxic component at this time is within the flesh of the grape/raisin and not the seed. Some animals appear to be able to tolerate much higher amounts of grapes or raisins than others without any adverse effects. However, if an animal does acquire kidney failure from grapes, the prognosis is guarded even with aggressive treatment. Signs of grape toxicity can include decreased appetite, depression, diarrhea, nausea, abdominal pain, vomiting, and decreased urination. It is very important to contact your veterinarian if you have seen your animal eating grapes or are suspicious of grape toxicity.

Macadamia nut toxicity has only been seen in dogs so far. Like grape toxicity, the exact cause of the toxicity is unknown. Dogs will often have trouble standing or using their hind legs after eating a toxic quantity of this nut. Additional sings include vomiting, depression, ataxia, tremors and elevated body temperature. Depending on the severity of signs and the amount of nuts ingested, some dogs may need veterinary attention and possible hospitalization. With treatment, most dogs will return to normal within 1-2 days.

Hopefully with more research and study of these nuts and fruits we will better understand the toxic components of them and have more information on toxic amounts. Until then, it is very important to avoid feeding these to your animals and keep them from eating them in the environment.

Dr Joanna Holz

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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