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Pet Dental Health Month

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Pet Dental Health Month

There is no better way to show your dog how much you care than by checking up on those chompers! Now, I’ll be very honest with you all, we don’t always brush our dog’s teeth… While it is a bit difficult to tackle such a task with all three of our dogs, it is necessary and we need to do a better job. We’re great about cleaning the ears, grooming the coat, and cutting those nails; but we always skimp when it comes to teeth… No more!

Plaque can build up very quickly, so much so that last year during February, I took advantage of a special our vet was running and had his teeth cleaned. We enjoyed those pearly whites and good doggy breath for as long as they lasted! But, because we didn’t do our due-diligence last year keeping up with our in-home teeth cleanings, we might be at this point again very soon.

Here’s some tips to help keep those doggy teeth looking their best..whether with a treat designed for dental health or with a call to take your vet’s office for he-really-needs-his-teeth-cleaned advice.

1. Vet Dental Cleaning Although your most expensive option on the list, a vet cleaning will ensure you dog’s teeth are cared for and cleaned just like your teeth are when you visit the dentist. Vets check for both gum and teeth issues and clean the plaque off of those chompers. This does require anesthesia, so there is always a minimal risk factor. One great thing about February is a lot of vets will run a dental special alongside dental health month. So you can take care of your pet’s teeth and save a few bucks.

2. At Home Dental Cleaning According to ASPCA.org, we should be cleaning our pet’s teeth daily! They also state small dogs and brachycephalic breeds may need even more brushing since teeth tend to be crowded, allowing for increased tartar build up. You have two choices when it comes to brushes: the regular toothbrush and the finger toothbrush. We’ve had more success with the finger toothbrush since all three dogs run screaming when they see the regular toothbrush. You should also be using pet toothpaste, not people toothpaste. I’ve read if you find a flavor your dog likes, that might help if they are anti-brushing. We’ve tried a few, and I’m sorry to say, it could be the best tasting toothpaste in the world; they would all still hate it. The ASPCA link above has detailed steps on how to brush your dog’s teeth, and they do a much better job of explaining than I ever could! For us, it ends up being a two person job with lots of squirming, dirty looks, and grunts… Not glamorous or easy.

3. Dental Health Treats There are quite a few treats on the market, both endorsed by vets and claiming to keep tartar at bay. Greenies is the name many are most familiar with. I’ll be honest, I don’t like the ingredients. With both ourselves and our dogs, we try to keep foods as clean and preservative free as we can in our house… But that’s us. The Get Naked dental treats are wheat free and a bit healthier with more limited ingredients. And these Smile treats are my favorite; 100% natural and made with ingredients that we can all recognize.

4. Dental Health Extras So when it comes to keeping teeth clean, dental health for our pets falls mostly into this category. Our dogs eat carrots, apples, and an occasional broccoli stalk all natural, all safe for them, and the chewing of the crunchier veggies helps keep tartar off of the teeth. We also do occasionally give antler chews to our three, which I must say aren’t crazy for all of the time. We also used to give hooves, which ended up damaging a few of their teeth. They loved them and the aggressive chewing cleaned their teeth like nothing else… But the antlers are safer. They will not splinter like the hooves, and we don’t have to worry if they were treated with anything prior.

Are you diligent with your pet teeth cleaning?

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Humane Society of the Treasure Coast Prepares for Paws and Claws

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Paws and Claws Committee Members: (Bottom from) Katie Astras (HSTC Adoptee Scrappy), Jennifer Campbell (Sully), Allola McGraw, Kay Ziegler (HSTC Shelter Dog, Pepper), Dixie Church, Shaun Kelly (Ripley). (Top row) Maryellen Castellano, Beverly Mauermann, Susan Halliburton, Lori DesRuisseaux, Dana Coates, Cindy Greenspan, Carol Dippy, Diane Coakley, Jennifer Renfro and Cindi Hobbs (Not pictured) Bob Castellano, Jody Clifford, Nancy Erlick, Dr. Linda Kardos, Debi Owens, Kathy Skrzypczak and Karen Spriggs

STUART, Fla. (Jan. 26, 2018) — Plans are under way for one of the largest fundraising events in the area that benefits shelter animals. The Humane Society of the Treasure Coast’s annual Paws and Claws event will take place from 6 to 11 p.m. on Sat., Feb. 17, at Pirate’s Cove Resort & Marina, 4307 SE Bayview St., in Stuart. The event theme is “Happily Ever After — Every Pet Deserves a Fairytale Ending.” The cost to attend is $275 per person and all proceeds benefit the shelter animals at the Humane Society of the Treasure Coast. Last year’s Paws and Claws event raised more than $200,000.

WPTV NBC and WFLX FOX anchor/reporter Jay Cashmere will emcee the event, which will include hors d’oeuvres, dinner and dancing to the sounds of the Chase Band. Elliot Paul will conduct a live auction and guests also can bid on silent auction items. Starting Feb. 16, the day before the event, the public may place bids with BidPal via the shelter’s website, www.hstc1.org.

The volunteer committee has been busy planning the gala for months. The committee is comprised of Gala Co-chairs Allola McGraw and Carol Dippy; Clawsmopawlitan & Décor Co-chair Katie Astras; Catering Co-chair Jennifer Campbell; Bob Castellano; Maryellen Castellano; Dixie Church; Jody Clifford; Silent Auction Co-chair Diane Coakley; Décor Co-Chair Dana Coates; Lori DesRuisseaux; Nancy Erlick; Cindy Greenspan; Susan Halliburton; Catering Co-Chair Cindi Hobbs; Catering Co-chair Dr. Linda Kardos; Clawsmopawlitan Co-chair Shaun Kelly; Beverly Mauermann; Debi Owens; Entertainment & Silent Auction Co-chair Jennifer Renfro; Kathy Skrzypczak; Karen Spriggs; and Catering & Invitation Co-chair Kay Ziegler.

Sponsors to date are Carl’s Buick GMC, Apex Pavers & Pools, Bell, Christopher Calloway-Charles Schwab, ESE, Jet Loan Captial, Monterey Animal Clinic, Ocean Media Solutions, Rick Carroll Insurance, Saelzer Atlas, Southeastern Printing, Stuart Magazine, Treasure Coast Legal, Willoughby Realty, Wilmington Trust, Treasure Coast Concierge and Arthur Rutenberg Homes

For event information call (772) 600-3211 or email czanetti@hstc1.org. For sponsorship opportunities, call (772) 600-3216 or email ccallahan@hstc1.org. Visit www.hstc1.org for more details.

About the Humane Society of the Treasure Coast – Since 1955, the Humane Society of the Treasure Coast, 4100 SW Leighton Farm Ave. in Palm City, has been the leading advocate for homeless, abused and abandoned animals in Martin County. The HSTC provides the Treasure Coast’s most progressive spay-neuter and adoption programs and dynamic humane education services. The HSTC has long had partnerships with like-minded organizations. The HSTC does not euthanize to make space at its shelter, there are no time limits on how long animals stay in its care, and no companion animal is turned away for any reason. For more information, visit http://www.hstc1.org or call (772) 223-8822.

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Humane Society of the Treasure Coast Prepares for Paws and Claws

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Event Co-Chairs (From left): Allola McGraw and Carol Dippy

STUART, Fla. (Jan. 26, 2018) — Plans are under way for one of the largest fundraising events in the area that benefits shelter animals. The Humane Society of the Treasure Coast’s annual Paws and Claws event will take place from 6 to 11 p.m. on Sat., Feb. 17, at Pirate’s Cove Resort & Marina, 4307 SE Bayview St., in Stuart. The event theme is “Happily Ever After — Every Pet Deserves a Fairytale Ending.” The cost to attend is $275 per person and all proceeds benefit the shelter animals at the Humane Society of the Treasure Coast. Last year’s Paws and Claws event raised more than $200,000.

WPTV NBC and WFLX FOX anchor/reporter Jay Cashmere will emcee the event, which will include hors d’oeuvres, dinner and dancing to the sounds of the Chase Band. Elliot Paul will conduct a live auction and guests also can bid on silent auction items. Starting Feb. 16, the day before the event, the public may place bids with BidPal via the shelter’s website, www.hstc1.org.

The volunteer committee has been busy planning the gala for months. The committee is comprised of Gala Co-chairs Allola McGraw and Carol Dippy; Clawsmopawlitan & Décor Co-chair Katie Astras; Catering Co-chair Jennifer Campbell; Bob Castellano; Maryellen Castellano; Dixie Church; Jody Clifford; Silent Auction Co-chair Diane Coakley; Décor Co-Chair Dana Coates; Lori DesRuisseaux; Nancy Erlick; Cindy Greenspan; Susan Halliburton; Catering Co-Chair Cindi Hobbs; Catering Co-chair Dr. Linda Kardos; Clawsmopawlitan Co-chair Shaun Kelly; Beverly Mauermann; Debi Owens; Entertainment & Silent Auction Co-chair Jennifer Renfro; Kathy Skrzypczak; Karen Spriggs; and Catering & Invitation Co-chair Kay Ziegler.

Sponsors to date are Carl’s Buick GMC, Apex Pavers & Pools, Bell, Christopher Calloway-Charles Schwab, ESE, Jet Loan Captial, Monterey Animal Clinic, Ocean Media Solutions, Rick Carroll Insurance, Saelzer Atlas, Southeastern Printing, Stuart Magazine, Treasure Coast Legal, Willoughby Realty, Wilmington Trust, Treasure Coast Concierge and Arthur Rutenberg Homes

For event information call (772) 600-3211 or email czanetti@hstc1.org. For sponsorship opportunities, call (772) 600-3216 or email ccallahan@hstc1.org. Visit www.hstc1.org for more details.

About the Humane Society of the Treasure Coast – Since 1955, the Humane Society of the Treasure Coast, 4100 SW Leighton Farm Ave. in Palm City, has been the leading advocate for homeless, abused and abandoned animals in Martin County. The HSTC provides the Treasure Coast’s most progressive spay-neuter and adoption programs and dynamic humane education services. The HSTC has long had partnerships with like-minded organizations. The HSTC does not euthanize to make space at its shelter, there are no time limits on how long animals stay in its care, and no companion animal is turned away for any reason. For more information, visit http://www.hstc1.org or call (772) 223-8822.

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HSTC Pets of the Week

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Salty:

Are you looking for a cat that comes running when you get home? How about a cat that is talkative, affectionate, and great with children? Salty is all of those things! He loves people but will want to be the only animal in his new home. He prefers a large, open litter box that is cleaned often. Salty loves treats, being groomed, and napping with his favorite people. Any love he gets is multiplied and given back. If you are looking for an animal to be a real friend and companion, please consider Salty!

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Peanut:

I’m Peanut and I came to the Humane Society of the Treasure Coast with my BFF Mossey when our owner passed away and the friend who took us could no longer care for us. Mossey has been adopted, but I am still waiting for my perfect forever home. I am a sweet gal and have excellent house manners. I am rarely under foot and I don’t get on the furniture. I am housetrained and I know several basic commands like “sit” and “stay”. I’m a bit nervous around young children; I really don’t care for sudden or erratic movements. I have never lived around cats and I can be a bit picky about my dog friends. I think I should have a meet-and-greet with any potential doggie siblings. I am a young senior pet at only 9 years old – so I still have plenty of love to give you. I’m ready to be your perfect pup; are you

Deidre Huffman – Adoption Manager

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4100 SW Leighton Farm Ave., Palm City, FL 34990

(772)600-3204 dhuffman@hstc1.org

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Love is in the Air at CFF

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In Photo: Frankie and Kiki

 

Article by: Katherine Goodman – CFF Volunteer

Since this is the month of love, I‘d like to share a bit about a few of our special bonded pairs.
Kitties, just like people, develop strong friendships and attachments. And there’s no predicting who’s going to bond with whom. It’s heartwarming to watch these scared and lonely kitties come to the sanctuary and find a best friend. There’s nothing like having a buddy, that’s for sure!
Our odd couple of the year is Frankie, an older male Siamese with a crippled front leg and his little skinny girl friend, Kiki. She’s much younger than Frankie but is absolutely infatuated with her older man. They are always together. They groom each other; sleep curled up together and spend their days hanging out.
Then there are the brothers, Larry & Curly. Larry was one of Pauline Glover’s fosters and was a mean feral when he arrived. But Pauline worked her magic and he’s now in a loving home with his brother Curly. Curly wasn’t quite as mean and was fostered by Gloria. They were reunited and were adopted together. They’re both quite macho boys, but not to each other.
The “twins” Gucci and Fluffy aren’t really twins, nor are they siblings, but they look like twins, both brown striped tabbies. They came in as feral cats and found each other. They prefer their own company over people. But they have each other for love and companionship. They are totally inseparable.
These kitties found their BFF at CFF!
If you’d like more information about CFF or to meet any of our adoptable residents, call 772-463-7386 or check out FB page www.facebook.com/Caring-Fields-Felines-

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Love is in the Air at CFF

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In Photo: Gucci & Fluffy

Article by: Katherine Goodman – CFF Volunteer

Since this is the month of love, I‘d like to share a bit about a few of our special bonded pairs.
Kitties, just like people, develop strong friendships and attachments. And there’s no predicting who’s going to bond with whom. It’s heartwarming to watch these scared and lonely kitties come to the sanctuary and find a best friend. There’s nothing like having a buddy, that’s for sure!
Our odd couple of the year is Frankie, an older male Siamese with a crippled front leg and his little skinny girl friend, Kiki. She’s much younger than Frankie but is absolutely infatuated with her older man. They are always together. They groom each other; sleep curled up together and spend their days hanging out.
Then there are the brothers, Larry & Curly. Larry was one of Pauline Glover’s fosters and was a mean feral when he arrived. But Pauline worked her magic and he’s now in a loving home with his brother Curly. Curly wasn’t quite as mean and was fostered by Gloria. They were reunited and were adopted together. They’re both quite macho boys, but not to each other.
The “twins” Gucci and Fluffy aren’t really twins, nor are they siblings, but they look like twins, both brown striped tabbies. They came in as feral cats and found each other. They prefer their own company over people. But they have each other for love and companionship. They are totally inseparable.
These kitties found their BFF at CFF!
If you’d like more information about CFF or to meet any of our adoptable residents, call 772-463-7386 or check out FB page www.facebook.com/Caring-Fields-Felines-

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Love is in the Air at CFF

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In Photo: Larry & Curly

Article by: Katherine Goodman – CFF Volunteer

Since this is the month of love, I‘d like to share a bit about a few of our special bonded pairs.
Kitties, just like people, develop strong friendships and attachments. And there’s no predicting who’s going to bond with whom. It’s heartwarming to watch these scared and lonely kitties come to the sanctuary and find a best friend. There’s nothing like having a buddy, that’s for sure!
Our odd couple of the year is Frankie, an older male Siamese with a crippled front leg and his little skinny girl friend, Kiki. She’s much younger than Frankie but is absolutely infatuated with her older man. They are always together. They groom each other; sleep curled up together and spend their days hanging out.
Then there are the brothers, Larry & Curly. Larry was one of Pauline Glover’s fosters and was a mean feral when he arrived. But Pauline worked her magic and he’s now in a loving home with his brother Curly. Curly wasn’t quite as mean and was fostered by Gloria. They were reunited and were adopted together. They’re both quite macho boys, but not to each other.
The “twins” Gucci and Fluffy aren’t really twins, nor are they siblings, but they look like twins, both brown striped tabbies. They came in as feral cats and found each other. They prefer their own company over people. But they have each other for love and companionship. They are totally inseparable.
These kitties found their BFF at CFF!
If you’d like more information about CFF or to meet any of our adoptable residents, call 772-463-7386 or check out FB page www.facebook.com/Caring-Fields-Felines-

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New Veterinarian Joins Humane Society of the Treasure Coast

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PALM CITY, Fla. — Patricia Diskant, D.V.M., has joined the Humane Society of the Treasure Coast as a full-time veterinarian. She joins veterinarians Dr. Kea Apilado and Dr. Roderick Wood.

Her responsibilities include diagnosing and treating the shelter animals’ medical conditions and following their progress; evaluating current treatment plans, disease control measures and hands-on medical treatment; ensuring compliance with procedures and protocols; directing and conducting a cost-contained sterilization program; and performing surgeries, when deemed appropriate.

Dr. Diskant earned three degrees from the University of Florida: a Bachelor of Science in Microbiology and Cell Science, a Bachelor of Science in Animal Science Biology and a doctorate in veterinary medicine.

Since her college years, her focus has been on shelter medicine, serving as president of the Association of Shelter Veterinarians’ student chapter and volunteering at Operation Catnip — a trap-neuter-vaccinate-return program. She worked as the clinic supervisor for the Community Cat Management Course and also was involved in a variety of research projects that were conducted with The University of Florida Maddie’s Shelter Medicine Program. Her veterinary experience also includes low-cost spay and neuter programs.

About the Humane Society of the Treasure Coast – Since 1955, the Humane Society of the Treasure Coast, 4100 SW Leighton Farm Ave. in Palm City, has been the leading advocate for homeless, abused and abandoned animals in Martin County. The HSTC provides the Treasure Coast’s most progressive spay-neuter and adoption programs and dynamic humane education services. The HSTC has long had partnerships with like-minded organizations. The HSTC does not euthanize to make space at its shelter, there are no time limits on how long animals stay in its care, and no companion animal is turned away for any reason. For more information, visit http://www.hstc1.org or call (772) 223-8822.

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Lisa takes good care of me at Paradise Pooch!

Paradise Pooch does lots of things, she does dog grooming,walking and pet sitting,equine care and she is licensed and insured.

Some of the added conveniences of mobile grooming over a traditional salon include:

You avoid taking time from your busy schedule to drop off and pick up your pet(s)…We come to You!
Your pet avoids the stress of traveling in the car and being left in a strange environment.
You and your pet receive the full one-on-one attention from a professional pet stylist.
Your pet is never confined in a cage or kennel.

Book your pet for a holiday pampering with Lisa at Paradise Pooch – 508-237-1601.

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Paradise Pooch Pet Services In Stuart

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Stuart — Your pooch will be the talk of the dog park. At Paradise Pooch Lisa knows that your pets are special member of the family and your best friends. Your pet will be pampered and treated with love and care.

Paradise Pooch brings professional state of the art grooming services to your home. This is a mobile pet grooming salon and pet care company. Lisa comes with a lifetime of experience raising her own pets as well as caring for others.

Paradise Pooch mobile grooming van is climate controled for your pets comfort at all times.The van is fully equipped with a full size tub and hydrolic table. We will accommodate your schedule and come to your home or your office.

Going away or just taking a day trip? Our pet sitting and dog walking services are customized to meet your pets needs. We make visits to your home and take care of all your pets needs while you are away.

Meet Lisa on her website at paradisepoochpetservices.com or FaceBook page for more details.

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Out2News 2018  Past Pets of the Week!!!!!!!

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All Pets Go To Heaven

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Article by: Robin Hall – Out2News/Out2martincounty.com

There is a very special place where beloved pets go after they die. This is only a temporary location. But there are trees and grass and lakes, and everything they love. Here they can play and eat and sleep, even better than they did, before they died. Now, there are no aches or worries or dangers of any kind to trouble or threaten them. The only joy missing is their beloved human companion, you.

All health is restored completely, and all injuries are healed. Dogs and cats play with each other like youngsters, and they do not have time to feel lonely for you. They miss you, and with the special wisdom that animals have, they trust that this condition will get better. And they confidently wait as they frolic.

A wonderful day will come for each of them, when in the middle of playing they will suddenly feel something is different. And all their senses will be at the height of excitement and exuberance. They will sniff the air and look off in the distance where they recognize that dearly loved special presence. Then they will call out in elation, and with eyes shining and tail going wild, tear off at a full gallop, almost flying over the green grass.

The bond that we form with animals can be very deep and fulfilling, and the loss of a beloved animal can have an impact on us that is as great, or even greater, than the loss of a family member or friend. This bond is what makes our interactions with animals rich and rewarding, but also what makes the grief process so complicated. The grief can seem to come in waves, may be brought on more intensely by a sight or sound that sparks your memory, and may seem overwhelming at times.

After your pet has died or been lost, it is natural and normal to feel grief and sorrow. The amount of time a person grieves for the loss of their pet may be very different for different people. Although grief is an internal and private response, there are certain stages of grief that most people experience, and not everyone experiences them all or in the same order.Anger and guilt often follow denial.

Your anger may be directed toward people you normally love and respect, including your family, friends or your veterinarian. People coping with death will often say things that they do not really mean, unintentionally hurting those whom they do not mean to hurt.

Depression is a common experience after the death of a special pet. The tears flow, there are knots in your stomach, and you feel drained of all your energy. Day-to-day tasks can seem impossible to perform and you may feel is isolated and alone. Many depressed people will avoid the company of friends and family.

You will come to terms with your feelings. You begin to accept your pet’s death. Resolution has occurred when you can remember your pet and your time with them without feeling the intense grief and emotional pain you previously felt. Acceptance and resolution are normal and do not mean that you no longer feel a sense of loss, just that you have come to terms with the fact that your pet has died. Everyone experiences the stages of grief, grieving is always a very personal process. Allow yourself time to grieve and heal, and be thankful that your life was made that much better by sharing it with your beloved pet.

Memorializing a pet can be a healthy part of the grieving process. A framed photo or a photo album can help remind a pet parent of their pet. Some people keep the ashes of their pets and bury them in a spot favored by their pet. Creating a journal that includes stories about the things your dog did will help you focus on the good times you spent together.   Photographs record those special moments and lock them forever in time. Have a professional portrait painted as a memorial to your dog companion. If you enjoy gardening, plant a tree, perennial, bush or shrub in memory of your dog. Donate to an animal organization in your dog’s name.  Some pet lovers place a brick or stone with their pet’s name painted on it in their gardens or they buy specially designed and inscribed grave markers if their pet is buried on their property.

Realizing that a seemingly trifle, yet possibly most-significant part of pet ownership is doing the right thing for our pets at the end of their lives. Sometimes the hardest things to do are the best things we can do. Loving animals teaches us something about ourselves and so does letting them go…

Out2 Bark Byte is dedicated to Robin Hall’s – Owner of Out2News best friend “Teddy”. RIP 8/4/2015

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