Tail Waggers

 

FEBRUARY 2017

HAPPY VALENTINE’S DAY

 

Please Remember To:

 

  1. Wear  your badge at the pet walk

  2. Clean up after your pet at the pet walk and when walking.

  3. Carry a bag and bottle of water when walking your pet outside of pet walk

  4. Pets must be on leash at all times when not in pet walk.

  5. Pets are not allowed in any of common areas.

     

Please remind all newcomers to the park that they need to register their pets.

 

Upcoming Events:

      February7, 2017 – Jan. Pet Assoc. Meeting – 3:45pm – Cabana

      February 14, 2017 – Home and Art Tour – 1:00pm – 3:30pm    

           – Bistro – Durst Home Viewing 9:00am to 12 Noon & 3:30pm              

           To 6:00pm

      February 15, 2017 – Fuddruckers

 

                                                                                                                                                                                

 

VOLUNTEER THANK YOU PIZZA PARTY

 

We were so glad to see the volunteers who attended the thank you pizza party given in your honor.  Without the volunteers that have stepped forward to help this year.   We would not as the Pet Association be able to accomplish what we have without you.

    

         

 We have had a problem with some pet owners not cleaning up after their pets when walking them around the park.  If you are walking your pet please carry a poop bag and water bottle with you.  

PLEASE USE THE PET WALK, NOT THE COMMON AREAS!


The Fuddruckers Home and Art Tour winner is

Bev Goodno

Congratulations!

 

 

 

 FEBRUARY PET DAYS

 

Feb. 2nd, Sled Dog Day     Feb. 12th Safety Pup Day     Feb. 14th Pet Theft Awareness Day     Feb. 15th & 16th  Westminster Dog Show     Feb. 20th  Love Your Pet  Day     Feb. 23rd National Dog Biscuit Day     Feb. 28th  National Spay and Neuter Day

 

HAVE YOU HEARD

Dick and Julie Jenninges lost their dog Sophie in January

Betty Block lost little Gracie in January.

 

The Pet Association now has a Memorial Plaque that will be mounted in the Pet Memorial at the pet walk.  Anyone who has lost their pet is welcome to have their pets name added to the plaque for a donation of $20 to cover the cost of engraving.

 

    

 

         

 

 

 

HEALTHY CAT RESOLUTIONS FOR 2017

A MONTH BY MONTH GUIDE:

 

     

January: Assemble a list of emergency information that is in or near your phone at all times. Include numbers for the ASPCA Poison Control Hotline, your family veterinary clinic, a local 24-hour emergency hospital, and people who can, spur of the moment, responsibly care for your kitty.

February: Take some whole body photos of your cat. It’s fun to share them on Instagram and Facebook, and, if the unthinkable ever happens and your cat goes missing, you will be able to post current images to facilitate a safe return.

March: Commit to brushing your cat’s teeth on a regular basis (at least three times a week) and then stick with this game plan. Don’t know how? Get some help from your veterinarian.

April: This is "National Heartworm Prevention Month". Make sure your cat has an annual heartworm test (a simple blood test) and that you are giving heartworm preventive medication exactly as prescribed.

May: May is “Chip Your Pet Month.” If your cat hasn’t been microchipped, make this a priority. If your cat is already microchipped, double check that your current contact information is updated with the microchip registry.

June: “Hug Your Cat Day” lands in June. Why not resolve to hug and snuggle with your cat every single day- good for you and your kitty!

July: Make a habit of grooming your cat or at least running your hands over every square inch of your furry feline on a regular basis. Not only will this provide some bonding time, it will also enable early detection of fleas, ticks, skin diseases, and any newly forming lumps and bumps.

August:National Take Your Cat to the Vet Day” happens in August. Schedule a veterinary visit, even if your kitty isn’t due for any vaccinations. An annual visit includes a thorough physical examination. This is really important because, the sooner a problem is discovered, the greater the likelihood for a good outcome. An annual veterinary visit also provides the opportunity to discuss your cat’s nutrition, parasite control, behavior, and any other topics that are on your mind.

September: Prepare emergency evacuation supplies for your kitty. Be sure to include a carrier (ideally one that your cat is used to), a two-week supply of food and water (include a can opener if needed), food and water dishes, your cat’s favorite treats, a collar or harness with identification tags, a leash, a favorite blanket, a copy of your cat’s medical records, a month’s supply of any medications, a first-aid kit, and recent photos of your kitty.

October: Participate in National Pet Obesity Awareness Day. Is your kitty too lean, too heavy, or just right? What is her body condition score? Check in with your veterinarian to help assess if your kitty is at a healthy weight. Cats can become such sedentary creatures. No time like the present to create a daily activity regimen for your kitty that stimulates exercise and burns some calories. If needed, get some advice on creating a healthy weight loss program.

November: Set up a pet trust so that, should you become incapacitated or pass away, your cat will be will cared for.

December: As you decorate for the holidays, remember that cats (particularly youngsters) and holidays don’t always mix. Do what’s necessary to prevent toppled trees, swallowed tinsel, broken glass ornaments, and any other potential holiday related feline hazards.

If you have any questions or concerns, you should always visit or call your veterinarian -- they are your best resource to ensure the health and well-being of your pets.