Posts Tagged ‘potomac’

How To Recognize Heat Exhaustion/Stroke In Dogs

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Summertime is here, the heat is upon us and you may be planning vacations, weekend getaways or just some fun hikes with your dogs. You may be able to recognize the dangers of heat exhaustion or heat stroke in humans (i.e.: headache, dizziness, fatigue, disorientation, hot Dry skin, rapid heartbeat) but how do you recognize it in dogs? How is heatstroke in dogs prevented? How is it treated? Help your dog this summer by educating yourself and becoming aware of your dog’s surroundings and by using preventative measures to ensure your dog’s safety. I would recommend that you learn what…

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Dog Profile Of The Week – Basset Hound

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Despite its low height of under 15 inches, the basset hound is a medium to large dog, weighing in at anywhere from 40 pounds for a small female to 80 pounds for a large male (18 to 36 kilograms). Bassets are very heavy-boned dogs with a large body on fairly short legs. Because they are bulky, bassets are slow maturing dogs, often not reaching full size until two years old. Bassets are immediately recognizable by their short, crooked legs, their long hanging ears and their large heads with hanging lips, sad expressive eyes, and wrinkled foreheads. The tail curves up…

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Dog Profile Of The Week – German Shepherd

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German shepherd dogs reach a maximum of about 25 inches in height, and they weigh up to about 95 pounds (41 kilograms). He is a well-proportioned dog. The head is broad and tapers handsomely to a sharp muzzle. The ears are rather large and stand erect. The back is level and muscular, and the tail is bushy and curves downward. The coat is thick and rough and may be black, tan, black and tan or gray. The coat should be harsh and of medium length; however, long-coated individuals occur often. The breed lives about 10-12 years. Personality: German shepherd dogs get…

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Pet Heat Advisory

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We all love spending the long, sunny days of summer outdoors with our furry companions, but being overeager in hot weather can spell danger, warn ASPCA experts. Even the healthiest pets can suffer from dehydration, heat stroke and sunburn if overexposed to the heat and heat stroke can be fatal if not treated promptly. Take these simple precautions, provided by ASPCA experts, to help prevent your pet from overheating. And if you suspect your pet is suffering from heat stroke, get help from your veterinarian immediately. No Parking! Never leave your animals alone in a parked vehicle. On a hot…

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Dog Profile Of The Week – Havanese

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Havanese are small dogs weighing seven to 13 pounds. The height ranges from 8 1/2 to 11 1/2 inches at the shoulder. The body is longer than tall; they have drop ears and a tail that curls over the back. Havanese generally mature at 1 year of age, although they reach their full size around 6 to 8 months. The Havanese coat is straight or wavy. This dog was often called the “Havana silk dog” because the coat, while double-coated, feels like fine silk. The adult coat reaches a length of six to eight inches. Unlike the bichon, the Havanese…

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Dog Profile Of The Week – Border Collie

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Border collies are medium-sized dogs. Males stand as tall as 22 inches and weigh up to about 45 pounds (20 kilograms). Females stand as tall as 21 inches and weigh up to about 42 pounds (19 kilograms). They look like a lighter-weight Australian shepherd, but instead of the bobtail characteristic of the Aussie, border collies have a feathered tail that reaches to the hocks. The head is like that of a collie, and the body is slightly longer than the dog is tall. The ears stand but the tips drop over, giving them a jaunty appearance. Some border collies have…

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Local Pet Event Alert – Strut Your Mutt Bethesda

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Fun Local Pet Event For The Entire Family! Strut Your Mutt Bethesda 2013 will take place on May 18 between 10AM and 3PM in the Woodmont Triangle Area of Bethesda at Norfolk Ave. and Woodmont Ave. The day will be packed with fun activities for kids, adults, and their best friend! Parking is available in Public Parking Garage #11, at Woodmont Avenue and Norfolk Ave. 2013 FESTIVAL TIMELINE: 10:00am – 3:00pm Registration, Dog Vendors, Music 10:00am – 3:00pm Kids Play Area – Moonbounces and Games 10:00am – 2:00pm Raffle – win 50% of the pot – you need not be…

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Dog Profile Of The Week – Keeshond

The Keeshond (pronounced KAYZ-hawnd) is a double-coated breed. This coat consists of a woolly undercoat and a longer guard coat. The undercoat is a pale gray or cream color and the outer guard hairs are a mixture of gray and black with black tips. Twice a year, Keeshonden “blow,” or shed their undercoats completely. This intense shedding period can last up to three weeks. Keeshonden appear larger than they really are because of their full, thick coat. The average height of a mature Keeshond (over 2 years old) is 17″ for females and 18″ for males. The weight is ideally…

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Great Pet Product Savings In The Month Of May

  COUPON ALERT – Wellness Checkup Discount Offer From Merial (March 1, 2013 – June 30, 2013) Choose your savings: – $25.00 Off Wellness Check Up When You Purchase 6 Doses Of FRONTLINE PLUS And 12 Doses Of HEARTGARD or – $15.00 Off Wellness Check Up When You Purchase 6 Doses Of FRONTLINE PLUS. *Note – Coupon will be applied at time of purchase. Frontline & Heartgard Offers:   * Buy 3 Frontline treatments and receive 1 FREE   * Buy 6 Frontline treatment and receive 2 FREE   * $12.00 Rebate from Merial When you purchase 12 pack of…

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