Monday, March 14, 2011

A Well-Coordinated Search Leads to Lost Dog Being Found

As you all know, one of the main areas that I focus on as an animal communicator is assisting with lost animals. In addition to communicating with the lost animal, I also do map dowsing in order to determine their general location.

Recently, I was contacted by a volunteer with Furry Friends Network, to help locate Daisy Mae, a 7 year old German Shepherd mix who escaped when she was being transported from one rescue group to another.

If you followed the story on Facebook, you know that this story had a happy ending. But what I was so impressed with was how well-coordinated the group of volunteers were in searching for Daisy Mae. They created hundreds of flyers and posted them everywhere, they created a page on Facebook, and they asked everyone that worked outdoors in the area where Daisy Mae went missing to keep an eye out for her.

During my communication with Daisy Mae, she was seen by a turnpike worker. Part of my communication with Daisy Mae was to ask her to show herself and allow someone to help her.

From what I understand from the volunteer coordinating the search, as volunteers approached Daisy Mae, she didn't run away from them like she had before when approached. This allowed her to be taken to safety and then on to her new foster home.  

I thought I would share Daisy Mae's story with all of you because it had a very happy ending. 

Medication Reminder for Pets

If you’re like me, you can’t remember anything unless it’s written down and posted on a sticky note. So, if you’ve ever found it difficult to remember when it’s time to give your pet his/her next dose of medication, I’ve found a great solution for you. It's called the "Remind My Pet" service.
On the "Remind My Pet" service web site, you can register your pet's medication requirements and they’ll send you a text or e-mail reminder the day it is due. Once registered, you don’t have to remember anything else. So, you can now save a tree…or at least a stack or two of sticky notes.
To find out more information about the “Remind My Pet” service, please click here. Oh, and while you’re on the site, remember to request your free emergency "Save My Pet" stickers, too.

How Often Should You Bathe Your Dog?

How often you should bathe your dog really depends on the type of dog you have and your preference. We have a Schnauzer in our family. For the most part, his head and back often are groomed very short by a professional groomer. Thus, he doesn't pick up much from the environment and stays fairly clean. However, he does have a long beard and skirt that seems to attract every leaf, stick and dirt particle from his big back yard.
Some of the things to consider when determining if it’s the right time to bathe your dog include: the dog’s hair/ coat type, hair length, where he spends most of his time (indoors or outdoors), shedding cycle, allergens in the environment and any skin issues that you are aware of.
Some dogs need bathed only a few times a year while others need weekly bathing. Brushing your dog regularly will help maintain the coat, avoid mats in the fur and keep your dog clean. I believe bathing your dog every month is reasonable. Some dogs will need more frequent baths or need to be fully groomed. A good rule of thumb is to bathe your pet when his coat gets dirty or begins to smell "like a dog".
You can consult with your local grooming salon or veterinarian for further advice.

Cats Can Get Acne!

Did you know that cats can get acne? I was surprised to learn about this from one of my friends that has several cats in her family. One of the major causes of feline acne is feeding or giving your cat water out of bowls made of plastic. Apparently, because plastic is porous, it can trap bacteria which is then transferred to the cat's chin while eating or drinking.
For more information about feline acne, please click here.