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HSTC Pets of the Week

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Zigler

You may have noticed that I seem to look a little bit beat up; like maybe I came out on the losing end of some fisticuffs and like maybe I belong in the WWE like my namesake – Doff Zigler. Well, that is because I did come off on the losing end of a scuffle or two (or more). I have plenty of “war wounds” to show for it; I’m missing half of my nose, chunks of my ears, and I had to have a huge pocket of puss removed when I was neutered. I don’t speak so I can’t tell you all what all happened to me. What I can tell you is that I came to HSTC along with several other buns from Boynton Beach where an irresponsible owner had left us to fend for ourselves in the wild. Domesticated bunnies like us can’t fend for ourselves in the wild! The good news is, now I am here and after receiving some TLC and medical care I am now a healthy, sweet bun who is ready for his fur-ever home. You can view all of my adoptable friends online at hstc1.org or stop by the shelter!

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Grizzley

Grizzley came to HSTC mid-May as a stray. We don’t know what he has been through before coming to us, but what we do know is that he is sweet, loving, and his appearance is improving every day. Grizzley’s photos show that he is a very skinny cat who looks much older than he is. Grizzley is only 7 years old; that is barely a senior kitty. His fur is thin right now but it is slowly growing back in. Grizzley is look for a home where he can be king of the couch and have snuggles whenever his heart desires it. The adoption fee for all senior pets over 7 years old has been paid for by a generous donor! Come meet sweet, snuggly Grizzley today!

 

Deidre Huffman – Adoption Manager

Humane Society of the Treasure Coast – 4100 SW Leighton Farm Ave – Palm City, FL 34990

(772)600-3204  / dhuffman@hstc1.org

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OUT2NEWS JUNE BARK BYTE

Keeping Pets Safe in the Heat

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Article by: Robin Hall – Out2News/Out2martincounty.com

The summer months can be uncomfortable—even dangerous—for pets and people. It’s difficult enough simply to cope with rising temperatures, let alone thick humidity, but things really get tough in areas that are hit with the double blow of intense heat and storm-caused power outages, sometimes with tragic results.

You can help you keep your pets safe and cool this summer. Follow these tips for helping everyone in your family stay healthy and comfortable when the heat is on (and even if the power isn’t).

Practice Basic Summer Safety

Never leave your pets in a parked car

Not even for a minute. Not even with the car running and air conditioner on. On a warm day, temperatures inside a vehicle can rise rapidly to dangerous levels. On an 85-degree day,the temperature inside a car with the windows opened slightly can reach 102 degrees within 10 minutes. After 30 minutes, the temperature will reach 120 degrees.Your pet may suffer irreversible organ damage or die. Learn how to help a pet left inside a hot car by taking action or calling for help.

Watch the humidity

“It’s important to remember that it’s not just the ambient temperature but also the humidity that can affect your pet, animals pant to evaporate moisture from their lungs, which takes heat away from their body. If the humidity is too high, they are unable to cool themselves, and their temperature will skyrocket to dangerous levels—very quickly.

Taking a dog’s temperature will quickly tell you if there is a serious problem. Dogs’ temperatures should not be allowed to get over 104 degrees.

Limit exercise on hot days

Take care when exercising your pet. Adjust intensity and duration of exercise in accordance with the temperature. On very hot days, limit exercise to early morning or evening hours, and be especially careful with pets with white-colored ears, who are more susceptible to skin cancer, and short-nosed pets, who typically have difficulty breathing. Asphalt gets very hot and can burn your pet’s paws, so walk your dog on the grass if possible. Always carry water with you to keep your dog from dehydrating.

Don’t rely on a fan

Pets respond differently to heat than humans do. (Dogs, for instance, sweat primarily through their feet.) And fans don’t cool off pets as effectively as they do people.

Provide ample shade and water

Any time your pet is outside, make sure they have protection from heat and sun and plenty of fresh, cold water. In heat waves, add ice to water when possible. Tree shade and tarps are ideal because they don’t obstruct air flow. A doghouse does not provide relief from heat—in fact, it makes it worse.

Cool your pet inside and out

Whip up a batch of quick and easy DIY peanut butter popsicles for dogs. (You can use peanut butter or another favorite food.) And always provide water, whether your pets are inside or out with you.

Keep your pet from overheating indoors or out with a cooling body wrap, vest, or mat. If your dog doesn’t find baths stressful, see if they enjoy a cooling soak.

Watch for signs of heatstroke

Extreme temperatures can cause heatstroke. Some signs of heatstroke are heavy panting, glazed eyes, a rapid heartbeat, difficulty breathing, excessive thirst, lethargy, fever, dizziness, lack of coordination, profuse salivation, vomiting, a deep red or purple tongue, seizure, and unconsciousness.

Animals are at particular risk for heat stroke if they are very old, very young, overweight, not conditioned to prolonged exercise, or have heart or respiratory disease. Some breeds of dogs—like boxers, pugs, shih tzus, and other dogs and cats with short muzzles—will have a much harder time breathing in extreme heat.

How to treat a pet suffering from heatstroke

Move your pet into the shade or an air-conditioned area. Apply ice packs or cold towels to their head, neck, and chest or run cool (not cold) water over them. Let them drink small amounts of cool water or lick ice cubes. Take them directly to a veterinarian.

Prepare for power outages

Before a summer storm takes out the power in your home, create a disaster plan to keep your pets safe from heat stroke and other temperature-related trouble.

Follow these tips and enjoy a fun and healthy summer with your pets.

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Domestic Cats Find Niche in Namibia

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Article by Shannon Borrego

The Namib Desert is a vast expanse of barren, rocky sand and towering dunes. By day, the sun beats down mercilessly, and, at night, temperatures plummet. It’s hard to believe that wildlife could survive in this brutal terrain. However, the area is home to jackals and oryx, desert-adapted elephants and…domestic cats.

You read that correctly. Miraculously, feral cats eke out an existence in this hostile environmen. To be sure, the cats live near pockets of humans, scavenging for morsels discarded by the tourists that come to marvel at the dunes and track the desert-adapted elephants.

My first glimpse of a cat during my Namibian sojourn occurred when our trusty Land Rover pulled into a truck stop in a tiny town called, appropriately, Solitaire. This truck stop looked like every other truck stop, except for one thing; a long queue of people snaked out a door leading into a shop labelled “Bakery.” The air was filled with the tantalizing scent of cinnamon and pastry. It turns out this little hole in the wall is famous for its apple pie. Apparently, word had gotten out among the feral cats, too. A beautiful, healthy-looking calico sat in the sun, dozing. Around her, I glimpsed a few other cats lurking in the shadows. Unfortunately, the line was too long to wait for pie, so we reluctantly pulled back onto the highway and continued north to our next lodge.

Several hours later, we pulled into Camp Kipwe. Here, we were welcomed with fresh lemonade and greeted by the friendly resident cat! We were told that Chloe had ruled the lodge even longer than the camp manager. No one could remember exactly when Chloe had arrived, but someone vaguely recollected she had appeared with a previous manager from South Africa. Over the years, Chloe had given birth to a couple of litters, but, thankfully, she has now been spayed. She still has the occasional run-in with members of the local feral cat population who challenge her for food, but one can hardly blame them. Life is tough in the desert.

Before winding up my trip, I did get one last glimpse of another domestic pet feline. Africat, a big cat rehabilitation facility near Etosha, has a little pet cat that hangs out in the visitors’ center.

It’s nice to know that even in the wilds of Namibia, domestic cats have found a niche.

www.cffelines.org.

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2018 South East BunFest Humane Society of the Treasure Coast

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Stuart – On Saturday, June 2 from 10:00- 4:00 pm the South East BunFest was held at the Kane Center. The Kane Center is located at 900 SE Salerno Road in Stuart. The 7th annual Southeast Bunfest is a one day event dedicated to rabbits and Guinea pigs.

Hosted by the Humanes Society of the Treasure Coast to raise awareness for furry friends. The cost of the event was $5.00 per person/Kids 10 and under were Free. There were lots of great tips how to make rabbits happy, a blessing of the rabbits,Critter Spa, Bunny Playground, Adoptable Critters, Vendors, Rescue Groups, Glamour Photos, Kids’ Zone, Raffles, Silent Auction, Hop & Flop Shop, Educational Seminars and lots more!

Proceeds from Bunfest are donated to HSTC to help care for the small critters at the shelter. To find out more about the critters that you might have questions about visit them at www.southeastbunfest.org.

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Stuart – On Saturday, June 2 from 10:00- 4:00 pm the South East BunFest was held at the Kane Center. The Kane Center is located at 900 SE Salerno Road in Stuart. The 7th annual Southeast Bunfest is a one day event dedicated to rabbits and Guinea pigs. Hosted by the Humanes Society of the Treasure Coast to raise awareness for furry friends. The cost of the event was $5.00 per person/Kids 10 and under were Free. There were lots of great tips how to make rabbits happy, a blessing of the rabbits,Critter Spa, Bunny Playground, Adoptable Critters, Vendors, Rescue Groups, Glamour Photos, Kids’ Zone, Raffles, Silent Auction, Hop & Flop Shop, Educational Seminars and lots more!

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Stuart – On Saturday, June 2 from 10:00- 4:00 pm the South East BunFest was held at the Kane Center. The Kane Center is located at 900 SE Salerno Road in Stuart. The 7th annual Southeast Bunfest is a one day event dedicated to rabbits and Guinea pigs. Hosted by the Humanes Society of the Treasure Coast to raise awareness for furry friends. The cost of the event was $5.00 per person/Kids 10 and under were Free. There were lots of great tips how to make rabbits happy, a blessing of the rabbits,Critter Spa, Bunny Playground, Adoptable Critters, Vendors, Rescue Groups, Glamour Photos, Kids’ Zone, Raffles, Silent Auction, Hop & Flop Shop, Educational Seminars and lots more!

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Stuart – On Saturday, June 2 from 10:00- 4:00 pm the South East BunFest was held at the Kane Center. The Kane Center is located at 900 SE Salerno Road in Stuart. The 7th annual Southeast Bunfest is a one day event dedicated to rabbits and Guinea pigs. Hosted by the Humanes Society of the Treasure Coast to raise awareness for furry friends. The cost of the event was $5.00 per person/Kids 10 and under were Free. There were lots of great tips how to make rabbits happy, a blessing of the rabbits,Critter Spa, Bunny Playground, Adoptable Critters, Vendors, Rescue Groups, Glamour Photos, Kids’ Zone, Raffles, Silent Auction, Hop & Flop Shop, Educational Seminars and lots more!

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Stuart – On Saturday, June 2 from 10:00- 4:00 pm the South East BunFest was held at the Kane Center. The Kane Center is located at 900 SE Salerno Road in Stuart. The 7th annual Southeast Bunfest is a one day event dedicated to rabbits and Guinea pigs. Hosted by the Humanes Society of the Treasure Coast to raise awareness for furry friends. The cost of the event was $5.00 per person/Kids 10 and under were Free. There were lots of great tips how to make rabbits happy, a blessing of the rabbits,Critter Spa, Bunny Playground, Adoptable Critters, Vendors, Rescue Groups, Glamour Photos, Kids’ Zone, Raffles, Silent Auction, Hop & Flop Shop, Educational Seminars and lots more!

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Stuart – On Saturday, June 2 from 10:00- 4:00 pm the South East BunFest was held at the Kane Center. The Kane Center is located at 900 SE Salerno Road in Stuart. The 7th annual Southeast Bunfest is a one day event dedicated to rabbits and Guinea pigs. Hosted by the Humanes Society of the Treasure Coast to raise awareness for furry friends. The cost of the event was $5.00 per person/Kids 10 and under were Free. There were lots of great tips how to make rabbits happy, a blessing of the rabbits,Critter Spa, Bunny Playground, Adoptable Critters, Vendors, Rescue Groups, Glamour Photos, Kids’ Zone, Raffles, Silent Auction, Hop & Flop Shop, Educational Seminars and lots more!

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Stuart – On Saturday, June 2 from 10:00- 4:00 pm the South East BunFest was held at the Kane Center. The Kane Center is located at 900 SE Salerno Road in Stuart. The 7th annual Southeast Bunfest is a one day event dedicated to rabbits and Guinea pigs. Hosted by the Humanes Society of the Treasure Coast to raise awareness for furry friends. The cost of the event was $5.00 per person/Kids 10 and under were Free. There were lots of great tips how to make rabbits happy, a blessing of the rabbits,Critter Spa, Bunny Playground, Adoptable Critters, Vendors, Rescue Groups, Glamour Photos, Kids’ Zone, Raffles, Silent Auction, Hop & Flop Shop, Educational Seminars and lots more!

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Stuart – On Saturday, June 2 from 10:00- 4:00 pm the South East BunFest was held at the Kane Center. The Kane Center is located at 900 SE Salerno Road in Stuart. The 7th annual Southeast Bunfest is a one day event dedicated to rabbits and Guinea pigs. Hosted by the Humanes Society of the Treasure Coast to raise awareness for furry friends. The cost of the event was $5.00 per person/Kids 10 and under were Free. There were lots of great tips how to make rabbits happy, a blessing of the rabbits,Critter Spa, Bunny Playground, Adoptable Critters, Vendors, Rescue Groups, Glamour Photos, Kids’ Zone, Raffles, Silent Auction, Hop & Flop Shop, Educational Seminars and lots more!

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Stuart – On Saturday, June 2 from 10:00- 4:00 pm the South East BunFest was held at the Kane Center. The Kane Center is located at 900 SE Salerno Road in Stuart. The 7th annual Southeast Bunfest is a one day event dedicated to rabbits and Guinea pigs. Hosted by the Humanes Society of the Treasure Coast to raise awareness for furry friends. The cost of the event was $5.00 per person/Kids 10 and under were Free. There were lots of great tips how to make rabbits happy, a blessing of the rabbits,Critter Spa, Bunny Playground, Adoptable Critters, Vendors, Rescue Groups, Glamour Photos, Kids’ Zone, Raffles, Silent Auction, Hop & Flop Shop, Educational Seminars and lots more!

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Stuart – On Saturday, June 2 from 10:00- 4:00 pm the South East BunFest was held at the Kane Center. The Kane Center is located at 900 SE Salerno Road in Stuart. The 7th annual Southeast Bunfest is a one day event dedicated to rabbits and Guinea pigs. Hosted by the Humanes Society of the Treasure Coast to raise awareness for furry friends. The cost of the event was $5.00 per person/Kids 10 and under were Free. There were lots of great tips how to make rabbits happy, a blessing of the rabbits,Critter Spa, Bunny Playground, Adoptable Critters, Vendors, Rescue Groups, Glamour Photos, Kids’ Zone, Raffles, Silent Auction, Hop & Flop Shop, Educational Seminars and lots more!

Proceeds from Bunfest are donated to HSTC to help care for the small critters at the shelter. To find out more about the critters that you might have questions about visit them at www.southeastbunfest.org.

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Stuart – On Saturday, June 2 from 10:00- 4:00 pm the South East BunFest was held at the Kane Center. The Kane Center is located at 900 SE Salerno Road in Stuart. The 7th annual Southeast Bunfest is a one day event dedicated to rabbits and Guinea pigs. Hosted by the Humanes Society of the Treasure Coast to raise awareness for furry friends. The cost of the event was $5.00 per person/Kids 10 and under were Free. There were lots of great tips how to make rabbits happy, a blessing of the rabbits,Critter Spa, Bunny Playground, Adoptable Critters, Vendors, Rescue Groups, Glamour Photos, Kids’ Zone, Raffles, Silent Auction, Hop & Flop Shop, Educational Seminars and lots more!

Proceeds from Bunfest are donated to HSTC to help care for the small critters at the shelter. To find out more about the critters that you might have questions about visit them at www.southeastbunfest.org.

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Stuart – On Saturday, June 2 from 10:00- 4:00 pm the South East BunFest was held at the Kane Center. The Kane Center is located at 900 SE Salerno Road in Stuart. The 7th annual Southeast Bunfest is a one day event dedicated to rabbits and Guinea pigs. Hosted by the Humanes Society of the Treasure Coast to raise awareness for furry friends. The cost of the event was $5.00 per person/Kids 10 and under were Free. There were lots of great tips how to make rabbits happy, a blessing of the rabbits,Critter Spa, Bunny Playground, Adoptable Critters, Vendors, Rescue Groups, Glamour Photos, Kids’ Zone, Raffles, Silent Auction, Hop & Flop Shop, Educational Seminars and lots more!

Proceeds from Bunfest are donated to HSTC to help care for the small critters at the shelter. To find out more about the critters that you might have questions about visit them at www.southeastbunfest.org.

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Stuart – On Saturday, June 2 from 10:00- 4:00 pm the South East BunFest was held at the Kane Center. The Kane Center is located at 900 SE Salerno Road in Stuart. The 7th annual Southeast Bunfest is a one day event dedicated to rabbits and Guinea pigs. Hosted by the Humanes Society of the Treasure Coast to raise awareness for furry friends. The cost of the event was $5.00 per person/Kids 10 and under were Free. There were lots of great tips how to make rabbits happy, a blessing of the rabbits,Critter Spa, Bunny Playground, Adoptable Critters, Vendors, Rescue Groups, Glamour Photos, Kids’ Zone, Raffles, Silent Auction, Hop & Flop Shop, Educational Seminars and lots more!

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Stuart – On Saturday, June 2 from 10:00- 4:00 pm the South East BunFest was held at the Kane Center. The Kane Center is located at 900 SE Salerno Road in Stuart. The 7th annual Southeast Bunfest is a one day event dedicated to rabbits and Guinea pigs. Hosted by the Humanes Society of the Treasure Coast to raise awareness for furry friends. The cost of the event was $5.00 per person/Kids 10 and under were Free. There were lots of great tips how to make rabbits happy, a blessing of the rabbits,Critter Spa, Bunny Playground, Adoptable Critters, Vendors, Rescue Groups, Glamour Photos, Kids’ Zone, Raffles, Silent Auction, Hop & Flop Shop, Educational Seminars and lots more!

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Stuart – On Saturday, June 2 from 10:00- 4:00 pm the South East BunFest was held at the Kane Center. The Kane Center is located at 900 SE Salerno Road in Stuart. The 7th annual Southeast Bunfest is a one day event dedicated to rabbits and Guinea pigs. Hosted by the Humanes Society of the Treasure Coast to raise awareness for furry friends. The cost of the event was $5.00 per person/Kids 10 and under were Free. There were lots of great tips how to make rabbits happy, a blessing of the rabbits,Critter Spa, Bunny Playground, Adoptable Critters, Vendors, Rescue Groups, Glamour Photos, Kids’ Zone, Raffles, Silent Auction, Hop & Flop Shop, Educational Seminars and lots more!

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Martin Downs June Newletter

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ANNOUNCEMENTS

Mosquito Watch
The rainy season brings lots of standing water, which in turn brings those pesky mosquitoes. Not only are they a nuisance to you, they can be harmful to your pet as well. Mosquitoes transmit the fatal Heartworm, and if your pet is not protected they are at risk. Dogs and cats alike should be on a monthly preventative, or the 6 month injection available for dogs, in order to prevent this disease from spreading to your pet. If your pet is indoors only, don’t think they are safe from mosquitoes!! How many times have you had to kill them in your house? Even indoor cats, who have never stepped foot outside, can contract the disease if not prevented, and there is NO CURE for cats!

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Bufo Toads

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Another side affect of all this rain is Bufo Toads or Cane Toads.

Standing Water Issues
With the heavy rain comes a few other issues we need to worry about at this time of year. With all of the rain fall from the past month we have had a lot of standing water, which can cause many issues in itself. Not only does the mosquito breed in standing water, which can cause heartworm disease, as described above, we have to worry about Leptospirosis, Giardia and Coccidia.

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Leptospirosis is an infectious disease that causes serious illness in dogs, other animals, and can even spread to humans. Leptospirosis lives in water or warm, wet soil, and the most common way dogs become infected is by coming into contact with the urine of infected animals, usually by swimming in or drinking contaminated water or playing in areas where infected urine is present. Wildlife is a known carrier of this disease so your own backyard can become a hazard for your pets when flooding has occured. It can enter the body through the eyes, nose, or mouth or through a break in the skin caused by a cut or scratch. Once a dog is infected, the dog will then become a carrier and spread the disease each time it urinates. Some dogs may have no obvious symptoms, but early signs usually appear a week after infection and may include fever, muscle weakness, and loss of appetite or energy. Vomiting and diarrhea may follow after a few days, causing dogs to become dehydrated and very thirsty. We advise you to seek medical care from a veterinarian if any of the symptoms occur. If you are unsure if your pet may be at risk, we do offer the leptospirosis vaccine to prevent it.

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Giardia is a protozoan parasite that is infectious to both humans and pets. In the environment Giardia cysts can survive in water and soil as long as it is relatively cool and wet. A host animal will accidently swallow a cyst when drinking from a puddle, toilet, or when licking fur. After ingestion the protozoa will attach to the lining of the intestines and can cause diarrhea in your pet. After infection, it takes 5-12 days in dogs or 5-16 days in cats for Giardia to be found int he stool sample. Some animals may never show symptoms but can still be infected with this protozoa. Because cysts can stick to the fur of the infected pet, it can be a source of re-infection, and can even infect you! Proper hand washing and washing of the pets rear end is advised to help prevent the spread of the cysts. At Martin Downs Animal Hospital we have adopted a protocol of sending our fecal samples to the outside labratory, Antech, and every sample submitted is not only tested for the regular intestinal parasites, but a Giardia test is done as well.

 

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Hurricane Season Is Here
June 1st marks the beginning of the dreaded hurricane season. While we always hope nothing will happen to our area, it is always a good idea to prepare early, instead of waiting until disaster is about to strike. Start getting supplies you need for you and your pet, update all your pets microchip information if you have moved or changed phone numbers, have your pets vaccination records handy, and figure out a plan now.

Martin Downs Animal Hospital is a hurricane shelter for pets. If you think you will need to drop off your pet in the unfortunate event of a hurricane please stop by to grab one of our Hurricane Brochures. We fill up on a first-come, first-served basis, and there are some special requirements if you decide to board your pet during the storm. Please make sure you are aware of these protocols early.

 

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Urine / Fecal Specimens
If you are suspicious of a urinary tract infection or your pet is getting blood work the day of your appointment, please bring in a urine sample or DO NOT walk them when you arrive to the hospital. This helps to ensure we can collect a sample when the time comes. You can even call from the parking lot and a technician can meet you at your vehicle to collect a sample, so your pet can walk and relieve themselves before entering the building.

Also, if you are coming in for an annual, it is likely we need to collect a stool sample to test for parasites. It is much easier and nicer for your pets if you could bring us a sample. Some dogs will defecate for us but most will not, and do not prefer us to stick a fecal loop in their bum to get one.
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Donations Needed

Martin Downs Animal Hospital is in need of any old towels and small blankets. If you have any you can spare, donations would be greatly appreciated. Thank you!

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Bella Fund
Martin Downs Animal Hospital would like to remind you about the Bella Fund that we have set up for our hospital.

The Bella Fund was started in honor of Bella, an adorable, young Poodle Mix who ingested a foreign body. While the family wanted to have the life saving surgery, they were financially unable to afford it due to family health problems. When faced with euthanasia as the only option, the hospital pulled together to provide the surgery for her at no cost to the family! Bella is now alive and well, living a happy life with her family that adores her.

Bella’s story inspired the hospital to start a fund, in her honor, to help other families financially in need of emergency care for their pets. We have Bella Fund T-Shirts that we sell at our hospital for $20 and 100% of the proceeds from the T-Shirt sales are added directly to the Bella Fund.

As our Bella Fund is starting to dwindle, we are asking you for any donations you would like to add to help a needy pet or to stop by and buy a Bella Fund shirt to help with this great cause!

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EMPLOYEE SPOTLIGHT

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Crystal – Receptionist
Crystal started her career at Martin Downs Animal Hospital in September 2015.
In her spare time, Crystal enjoys enjoys spending time with her family, including her 2 boys, Adam and Gerritt as well as going to the beach.
She has 2 pets including:
• Cabo – Catahoula Leopard Hound / Weimaraner Mix
• CC – Catahoula Leopard Hound

PET HOLIDAYS

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June 1st marks the beginning of Adopt-A-Cat Month, and the height of kitten season. Each spring, thousands of newborn kittens join the millions of cats already in shelters across the country. That means that your local shelters have tons of cute, cuddly kittens, in addition to all of the mellow, older cats, and everything in between.

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If you are on the hunt for a new furry, clawed friend don’t forget to check out Domino’s Cat Rescue League. Martin Downs Animal Hospital has been partnering with the non-profit organization for many years. They always have several cats and kittens up for adoption looking for forever homes. Take a look at the article above to see one of the sweet cats waiting to be adopted at Domino’s House.

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Pet Dental Services will be here to perform non-anesthetic dentals on the following dates:
• June 29, 2018
• July 27, 2018
• August 31, 2018
• September 28, 2018
• October 26, 2018
• November 30, 2018
• December 28, 2018
If you would like to know if your pet is a candidate, please call us and schedule an appointment. For more information please follow the link… petdentalservices.com

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Did you Know Every Sunday is Senior Discount Day at the Thrift Stores?
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Anyone aged 55+ gets 25% off store-wide every Sunday!

Shop Sundays and every day, seven days a week.

Store hours are 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM daily at either Thrift Store location:

Central Thrift Store
2585 SE Federal Highway

Stuart, FL 34994
(772) 286-6909 North Thrift Store
1099 NW 21st Street
Stuart, FL 34994
(772) 232-4887

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Cats’ Resilient Nature Worthy of Admiration

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Rose uses all her senses to navigate the kitchen

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If you ask five people to name their favorite thing about cats, you’ll probably get five different answers. After all, cats are lovable in many ways. In my opinion, one of the most impressive qualities cats possess is their resilience.

Most of the cats that end up at Caring Fields Felines came to us because they had nowhere to go. Many were homeless, ill, or unwanted prior to arrival at our five-acre sanctuary. But, after arrival, their lives change dramatically. Once the cats spend a little time at Caring Fields, most of them adjust amazingly well. They rise above their miserable beginnings to become sweet, loving, and happy. Such is the nature of cats.

I recently witnessed another aspect of cats’ resilience with one of my own cats at home. Rose, a sweet calico, is a senior girl of thirteen. Recently it has become obvious that her eyesight is failing. My husband, a veterinarian, has monitored Rose closely, but, as with humans, not everything is curable. I noticed yesterday that she was feeling her way around corners and hanging back to let other cats precede her at meal time. However, her spirit remains indomitable and she is coping well. The only time I witnessed her get frustrated was when, in my misguided effort to “help,” I took it upon myself to carry her to a chair where I thought she wanted to be. She made it clear she’s capable of navigating on her own–hands off, please! Lesson learned—no more interfering from me.

That’s not to say that cats never need our help. Their resiliency can only go so far. As their caretakers and companions, of course we owe it to our feline friends to provide a safe environment.

If you’d like to see, firsthand, just how resilient cats are, I suggest you pay a visit to Caring Fields. Visitors are welcome during regular hours and by appointment. Say hello to the “special needs” cats, stop by the area where the cats diagnosed with FeLV or FIV reside, or offer some treats to our long-time residents. I guarantee you’ll be inspired by the stories behind these plucky cats!

CFF is no-kill feline rescue and adoption group located in Palm City. For more information visit our website at www.cffelines.org or give us a call at 772-463-7386.

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Kitten Shower Exceeds Expectations

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The action unfolded before me like a well-choreographed movie. From my little chair at the check-in table I watched as car after car pulled up and stopped to unload shower gifts for Caring Fields Felines’ 10th Kitten Shower. On and on they came, over one hundred and fifty by afternoon’s end, and the stack of shower gifts grew; bags of litter, cans of food, paper towels, cat toys and more. Meanwhile, a steady stream of guests zipped by on golf carts, ferried in from the parking lot by volunteers. After checking in, they strolled past the pond to the cattery where refreshments, kittens, and an auction awaited.

As the afternoon wore on, the parade back out to the parking lot began. Sporting wide smiles, many of the guests were toting cat carriers. Curious kittens peeked out from within. These lucky felines were headed to new homes and wonderful new lives. Thirty-five kittens and one adult in all found homes that afternoon, a record number for CFF in one day!

Midway through the party, the heavens opened, and a squall swept through. Would the party be cut short? Would our guests grab their umbrellas and run for their cars? Not a chance! The party moved indoors until the shower passed, but the cars continued to roll in. What’s a little rain among friends, anyway?

As I observed the party from my perch, I reflected on how lucky CFF is to have so many friends. In addition to our enthusiastic guests and supporters, we have the world’s best neighbor next door, Ed. Ed has taken it upon himself to convert a large part of his property into a parking lot for the exclusive use of CFF. Were it not for Ed, parking would be an ongoing problem at our events.

And, Ed isn’t the only amazing neighbor. Much to the delight of the party-goers, Mary, who lives across the street, stopped by the Kitten Shower with her beautiful miniature horse. The pair has been a popular and eagerly anticipated addition to our recent parties.

This year’s Shower was the most successful kitten event to date. More kittens were adopted, more shower gifts donated, and more people attended than ever before. CFF is deeply grateful for such an outpouring of generosity, caring and kindness. Together, we truly are making a difference in the lives of homeless cats!  www.cffelines.org

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Out for a Walk in the Neighborhood!

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Just two cute babies walking in the neighborhood!!!!!!!! Photo was taken just because. You can do this too and send us your photos.

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Family’s Actions Save Orphaned Kittens

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We often hear about the importance of “doing the right thing” in life. But, how many of us actually follow through when the situation involves inconvenience, or expense, or both? Jamey Lawrence and his family were recently faced with that dilemma, and they didn’t hesitate—these kind folks chose to do the right thing.

A tragic situation unfolded near the Lawrence home in Port St. Lucie. A mother cat was attacked and killed by an animal, while her four kittens cowered in terror nearby.

Jamey was at home at the time of the attack, caring for his three children, ages 2, 4 and 7. He overheard the cries of the orphaned kittens and went outside to investigate. Following the sounds of their urgent meowing, he located the kittens in a drainage ditch and army-crawled into the drain to rescue them. Gently gathering the four babies in his arms, he carried them home.

Jamey and his wife share one car, and she was at work with the car at the time of the incident. However, Jamey knew he needed to find a way to buy kitten formula for the hungry kittens who must eat every few hours. He called his wife and the two made plans for her to drive home and pick up Jamey and the kids. He then dropped her off back at work and headed off with the kids in search of kitten formula.

After they returned home with the formula, Jamey set about feeding the kittens. He soon realized that bottle feeding these babies every few hours, in addition to caring for three young children and working nights, was more than he could handle. He began calling animal rescue groups for help.

Unfortunately, most rescue groups are in overdrive this time of the year as “kitten season” is in full swing. The only organization that responded to Jamey’s call was Pauline Glover at Caring Fields Felines. Although the sanctuary was full, Pauline’s heart went out to the Lawrence family and she made room for the kittens.

The babies are now settled and thriving at CFF. Once old enough to be neutered and spayed, they will be available for adoption. Thanks to the kindness of the Lawrence family and their willingness to do whatever was necessary despite the inconvenience, these four kittens will have happy lives with loving families.

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More than 30 Kittens Ready for Adoption at CFF’s Kitten Shower

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The annual Kitten Shower at Caring Fields Felines is almost here! Each year cat lovers flock to the party to spend a little one-on-one time with kittens, and to enjoy an afternoon at the sanctuary. It’s fun, it’s free, and it’s the perfect opportunity for the many kittens that come to us each spring to find forever homes. CFF has kittens galore this year, and they are guaranteed to melt your heart. But, don’t worry; even if you aren’t interested in adopting, everyone is welcome to come out and enjoy the party.

And, what a party it will be! Refreshments, tours, and prizes will keep guests busy when they aren’t enjoying the antics of the kittens in the cattery. Baby, the adorable mini-horse, will be stopping by to say hello. Subway will be donating sandwiches for the event and, since it is a baby shower, of course there will be cake! Punch will be donated by Gloria Oliver, who has agreed to mix up a batch of her famous “pink bikinis.”

Naturally, the stars of the event will be the kittens. Over 30 kittens will be ready to go to new homes, and another 30 won’t be quite old enough to leave the sanctuary, but some may be available for pre-adoption. A special Kitten Petting Room will be set up for guests who would like to get to know the babies better and, perhaps even choose a favorite feline to adopt. Choosing a favorite won’t be easy, though. When surrounded by frolicking, fuzzy, funny kittens, they all become “favorites!” Adoption counselors will be available to advise and complete adoptions for those who are able to narrow the selection down and find the cat of their dreams.

The event is free of charge, but guests are asked to bring shower gifts for the cats. Some items on the CFF wish list include Purina One Healthy Kitten Food, Friskies canned food, and Fancy Feast canned kitten food (turkey flavor). Also needed are supplies such as Clorox Clean-Up, paper towels, and kitty litter. Gift cards from PetSmart or Walmart are always appreciated.

Please plan to join us on Sunday, April 22nd at the CFF Sanctuary at 6807 Wedelia Terrace, Palm City, 34990, from noon to 4:00 p.m. In order to help us with our food count, please RSVP online at www.cffelines.org, or by calling 772-675-4688.

All are welcome!

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Responsible Management Important for Cage-Free Feline Sanctuaries

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In Photo: Cat cottage at the Caring Fields Felines cage-free sanctuary

All cage-free feline sanctuaries are not created equal. While those in charge may have the best intentions, if organizations don’t have sound leadership, they may find themselves overwhelmed and unable to cope with the needs of the cats.

The worst-case scenarios involve sanctuaries in which the cats are not neutered or spayed promptly. These “rescue” organizations inadvertently become breeding facilities in which the population of cats increases and living conditions deteriorate. In some cases, authorities must intervene and shut the facility down. This happened at a facility in Florida some years ago, and several cat rescue groups, including Caring Fields Felines (known then as Hobe Sound Animal Protection League), came forward and made room for some of these unfortunate cats to prevent their being euthanized. The cats were restored to health, neutered, and adopted into loving homes.

Less disastrous, but still cause for concern, are cage-free feline sanctuaries with insufficient staff or volunteers to keep the cat areas clean, sanitary, and odor-free. Overcrowding may exacerbate the problem, increasing the likelihood of disease and creating a stressful environment for the cats.

So, how does an organization steer clear of these pitfalls? A good executive director, sufficient staff and volunteers, and a strong board of directors are essential! And, of course, the support of generous donors ensures that the organization has the necessary funds to carry out its mission.

Caring Fields Felines is very fortunate to have all the above. And the glue that holds it all together is our Executive Director, Pauline Glover. She excels at running the day-to-day operation, and at working together with the donors and the board of directors.

Pauline is loved and respected by both the people and the cats at CFF. But, make no mistake; she runs a tight ship, always putting the well-being of the cats first. In her “spare time”, she oversees fundraising activities and bottle-feeds orphaned kittens. Clearly, the woman never sleeps.

The success of a cage-free feline sanctuary is dependent upon the ability of those in charge to practice responsible shelter management. Without it, a sanctuary may end up harming the very cats it is meant to help. CFF is extremely grateful to have a competent team of staff, volunteers, and supporters in place. Because of their dedication, we can transform the lives of the cats in our care from hopeless and abandoned to happy, healthy and loved.

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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.
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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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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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