Pet Savers is hosting Yappy Days are Here Again. The event will be held at Atkinson Park on Sunday August 14th, Bethel Mill Rd & Delsea Dr in Washington Township, NJ. This even will go to support the Dancing with the Gloucester County Stars. Entertainment will be by Chicks for Charity. Food and nonalcoholic drinks will be available for purchase, along with dog washes, rockin roller mobile arcade, games for children of all ages, and bake sale. Dogs will get a $10 wash with a $2 nail trim, you will also receive a free gift with dog wash. Some contests will include making and decorating a model dog house out of any material also Poopie Bingo, a $20 donation can win you $1,000. For more information contact: Pet Savers at 609-217-4980 or 856-981-7630, you can also go to their website Petsaversnj.org Happy Yapping!
The New Jersey Veterinary Medical Association is having a pet contest. First you must “like” their facebook page, then enter a photo or video of your pet to win the “Cutest Pet in the Garden State Contest”. To show JUST how cute your pet is, include a link to your video in the comment section!! Voting starts July 29 so remember to invite your friends to vote for your pet. The pet with the most votes wins!! The winner will be notified via e-mail upon contest completion. Phase 1 (Photo/Video Submission) – July 13 through July 28 Phase 2 (Voting) – July 29 through August 12 Phase 3 (Winner Announcement) – Aug 15 To be eligible you must reside in New Jersey and be 18 years of age or older. Prizes: 1st Place – $150 gift certificate towards a veterinary visit and 1 year supply of Frontline Plus 2nd Place – $75 gift certificate towards a veterinary visit and a 6 month supply of Frontline Plus 3rd Place – $25 gift certificate towards a veterinary visit and a 3 month supply o Frontline Plus Good Luck!
Before your family heads off on summer road trips and vacations, please keep in mind these travel tips for pet travel safety: Buckle up – Always be sure to restrain your pet when traveling in your automobile. An unrestrained pet can distract the driver and injure themselves and the driver in an accident. Location – Make sure you keep your pets out of the front seat unless they are secure in a booster seat, that will not trigger the air bag in case there is an accident. Remember pets should be secured in the backseat or cargo area of the vehicle for their safety and yours as well. Reduce distractions – Walk your dog or play with them before you put them in the car. This will help ensure that your pet is calm and will be less of a distraction to you while you are driving, so that your focus can stay on the road. Make them comfortable – Make sure you bring water, food, snacks and their favorite toy or blanket in the car so they can enjoy the ride too. Happy and Safe Traveling!
East Hills dog park is located in East Hills Park, on Shrewsbury Drive, 8/10 mile south of East Mount Pleasant Avenue. The Livingston dog park has two fences in areas where dogs can exercise off-leash and make new friends with other dogs under the supervision of an adult. A small dog area allows dogs 25 pounds or lighter to socialize without being overwhelmed by larger dogs. The large dog area is available for dogs of all sizes. Both areas offer shade and benches. The large dog area has a water fountain which operates during frost free days. In addition, another feature of East Hills Park includes a 1 ½ mile long wooded nature trail with fitness stations. Dogs are permitted on the nature trails but must be kept on a leash. In order to be able to use the dog park each dog is required to be registered and have a Livingston dog park pass. To complete the registration process, you are required to provide health and safety documentation of vaccinations for Rabies, Parvo and Distemper, complete and sign a two-sided application form, and pay a fee. Enjoy!
Hoboken has three dog runs with tool bins and a water supply and installed a separate area for small dogs only at the Church Square run. Hoboken is constantly striving to make sure the dog parks are well maintained so it can be an enjoyable time for all. Hoboken Dog Park Users, Please: – Carry a leash. – Carry pick up bags. – Enjoy the pleasantries of dog run conversations, but keep a watchful eye on your dog. – Pick up and dispose of dog waste promptly. – If you see someone not picking up after their dog, politely remind them to do so. – Do not leave dogs unattended. – No aggressive dogs. – Control excessive noise. – Prevent digging and destructive behavior. – Dispose of litter and cigarette butts in trash cans. – Obey the law – Sorry, no dogs on the grass. There are also waterfront walkways that you can take your dogs on as well: Pier A On the waterfront, near 1st Street Dogs are permitted on the Waterfront Walkway, but not the interior walkways or grass Sinatra On the waterfront, near 4th – 6th Streets Dogs are permitted on the Waterfront Walkway, but not the [...]
Many of us enjoy taking out dogs for a walk or even bringing them to the local dog park so they can play with other dogs, but as with any place there is proper etiquette for taking our dog to the park. Ten Tips for Dog Park Etiquette: 1. Know the rules of the dog park and follow them. 2. Make sure your dog remains on the leash until inside the fenced area. 3. Never leave your dog unattended, even in an off-leash dog park. 4. Maintain voice control over your dog at all times. 5. If your dog starts to play rough, leash him or her and leave the park immediately. 6. Don’t bring toys that dogs could fight over to the dog park. 7. Make sure that you keep your dog’s vaccinations up-to-date. 8. Never bring a female dog in heat to a dog park. 9. Make sure you always clean up after your dog. 10. A dog park is not a great place for small children — if children are with you, watch them closely. Remember these few tips when bringing your dog to the park and it will be an enjoyable time for both of you!
First of all it is important to get toothpaste especially made for dogs, because human toothpastes can contain baking soda, which can be harmful for dogs. The pet toothpaste may have a variety of flavors such as tuna, pork or even live, pick a flavor that you feel would most appeal to your dog. Also get some treats that you can give to them once you are done cleaning their teeth. Figure out the time of day when your dog is the most relaxed and will allow you to brush their teeth. Brushing their teeth can be made part of the daily grooming process. It is important to know that your dog will not like having you brush their teeth, so you should try your best to make the activity fun and enjoyable. You need to identify the problems areas in your dogs mouth that would need to a more in depth cleaning. Plaque can build up after your dog eats and if it is not removed within 48 hours it will become tartar. The tartar can be removed with regular pet tooth brushes and is the main source of disease and dental decay. Start slow and let your dog [...]
What exactly is Parvo? Parvo short for Parvovirus attacks a dogs digestive system, which may lead to your dog vomiting or diarrhea. As the disease worsens it can lead to blood cell count changes and bloody diarrhea, one major problem is dehydration. If this happens immediately take your dog to the vet, you may be able to take him home, however the vet would most likely recommend the dog staying there. The dog will need plenty of fluids and different kinds of medications to help with curing the disease. Parvo can occur in any dog that has not been vaccinated, usually attacking puppies. That is why it is important to get your puppy the proper vaccinations to help protect them from diseases. Parvo can live in any area for a long time and is passed through contaminated fecals. So as the owner you must take precautions when caring and playing with your puppy. Make sure you wash your hands, if your dog is not vaccinated yet limit their interaction with other dogs until vaccinations are done. Be sure to make sure your dogs have the appropriate vaccinations so they can live a long health life!