INCREDIBLE- We met our goal in 24 hours. Thank You SO much to all of those that donated. Pictures of the new dogs to come soon so you can all share in the excitement!! Terri H. Kelly Y. David S. Katelyn B. Mark P. Sophie S. Maxwell W. Stephanie H. Hannah M. Diane R. Jaclyn D. Gayle S. Mike S. Shelley D. Amanda J. Jeremy W. Taylor W. Sarah D. Katherine W. Samantha M. Emily C. Christine H. Angela D. Nichole H. Shannon C. Amy K.
DEAF DOG- anyone out there with deaf dog experience or a trainer who would be interested in taking on a deaf dog? He likes other dogs but is food and toy aggressive. 7 months old Email- firstname.lastname@example.org
Welcome to Week 1 of July Dog Health Month- Essential Oils
Essential Oil is a natural oil that is obtained by distillation of a plant. Essential oils can be applied topically, aromatically, or taken internally. Essential oils can be used on both humans and pets.
We wanted a safer alternative to treat our foster dogs (and safer for their foster humans) in the program for anxiety and fleas/ticks. With that we found Melissa Shelton, DVM who uses essential oils to treat dogs in her veterinary practice. (www.oilyvet.com)
We have started using Lavender for the dogs with crate and general anxiety by diffusing it and using it topically. For fleas/ticks, we have started using Citronella, Purification, and Cedarwood mixed with water to spray onto the dogs when they go outside. Frontline and other flea/tick monthly treatments are pure chemicals and can severely hurt the dog and can be harmful to humans when ingested from their hands after touching the dog.
Essential oils can be a holistic alternative to dealing with anxiety, stress, allergies, inflammation, viruses, fleas/ticks, skin issues, car sickness, and other health related issues in dogs.
Essential oils can also be used in the home to make a safer environment for your dog. Diffusing essential oils can take care of the "dog smell" without having to burn a candle (fire hazard) or use other toxins that put scent into the air. They can also be used for cleaning therefore eliminating harsh chemicals that your dog breaths in and lays on.
We have teamed up with dogsofinstagram, Lucy & Co and Mary Puppins to host our first dog adoption event! There will be adoptable dogs from Secondhand Hounds and MN Pitbull Rescue visiting us. We will also have local photographers Roy Son and Colleen Eversman from 2nd Truth snapping photos. Stanley's on Wheels will be providing human and dog food, Muddy Paws cheese cakes will be here with some sweet treats, a silent auction with proceeds going to the rescues, and a photo exhibit by Katie Essick & Amber Rhodes: featuring pitbulls, their humans, and their everyday lives.
Big thanks to Jared Tuttle for the logo and Von91 for our SnapChat Geofilter, available during the event!