Why is it that everyone is so bummed out about the fact that it is Labor Day Weekend and that summer is officially over?????
I LOVE Fall. It is my most FAVORITE season of the entire year!!
I love the cooler nights and warm, sunny days and the colors of the leaves here are just gorgeous in the North Country. I actually look forward to the kids going back to school, and the number of campers is significantly reduced! There's an RV Resort at the end of my road. The Resort opened several years ago and it is VERY busy!! It used to be that I could walk the dogs and not even see a car. Now, I am quite lucky not to get run off the road or run over by a HUGE RV. Now, I don't have anything against RV's of course because we have one...but. I do believe that pedestrians have the right of way??
Even when I am riding my scooter, I have had to pull OFF the road to get out of the way to avoid being struck by one of those monsters!!
I am going to enjoy my FALL solitude...every single minute of it!!
Labor Day weekend marks summer’s unofficial end, and many families are heading out—with their companion animals—for end-of-season getaways. The ASPCA hopes you enjoy the last days of summer and reminds you to make sure your four-legged friends enjoy a safe holiday, too. By following these simple safety tips, you can rest assured your pet will remain happy and healthy during his last summer blast!
Do not apply any sunscreen or insect repellent product to your pet that is not labeled specifically for use on animals. Ingestion of sunscreen products can result in drooling, vomiting, diarrhea, excessive thirst and lethargy. The misuse of insect repellent that contains DEET can lead to neurological problems.
Always assign a dog guardian. No matter where you’re celebrating, be sure to assign a friend or member of the family to keep an eye on your pooch—especially if you’re not in a fenced-in yard or other secure area. With all the festivities, it’s easy to overlook a dog on the run!
Made in the shade. Pets can get dehydrated quickly, so give them plenty of fresh, clean water, and make sure they have a shady place to escape the sun. Be careful to not over-exercise them, and keep them indoors when it's extremely hot.
Always keep matches and lighter fluid out of paws’ reach. Certain types of matches contain chlorates, which could potentially damage blood cells and result in difficulty breathing—or even kidney disease in severe cases. Lighter fluid can be irritating to skin, and if ingested, can produce gastrointestinal irritation and central nervous system depression. If lighter fluid is inhaled, pneumonia and breathing problems could develop.
Keep your pet on his normal diet. Any change, even for one meal, can give your pet severe indigestion and diarrhea. This is particularly true for older animals who have more delicate digestive systems and nutritional requirements. And keep in mind that people foods such as onions, chocolate, coffee, avocado, salt, yeast dough, grapes and raisins can all be potentially toxic to companion animals.
Keep citronella candles, insect coils and oil products out of reach. Ingesting any of these items can produce stomach irritation and possibly even central nervous system depression in your pets, and if inhaled, the oils could cause aspiration pneumonia.
Never leave your dog alone in the car. Traveling with your dog means occasionally you’ll make stops in places where he’s not permitted. Be sure to rotate dog walking duties between family members, and never leave your animals alone in a parked vehicle. On a hot day, a parked car can become a furnace in no time, even with the windows open—not to mention it’s illegal in several states!
Make a safe splash. Don’t leave pets unsupervised around a pool—not all dogs are good swimmers. Introduce your pets to water gradually and make sure they wear flotation devices when on boats. Rinse your dog off after swimming to remove chlorine or salt from his fur, and try to keep your dog from drinking pool water, which contains chlorine and other chemicals that could cause stomach upset.
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Owning a couple of snow white bichon frises, I am always in search of products that will keep my girls clean, bright, and NON-Irritated! I need something that is not going to cause them to itch!! I try to find products that are of the natural variety...products that will agree with Miss Chloe's super sensitive skin!! It is especially a problem to keep the girls clean when they have been in and out of the water...swimming in either the ocean or the lake!! Let me tell you a little bit about this fabulous product I have just recently discovered!! K9Kelp is hand-harvested from the pristine ocean waters of Northern B.C. Canada. The Kelp beds are in a highly protected area with fast flowing cold ocean water which is optimal for producing high quality kelp. The harvesting location is monitored by the Department of Fisheries and Oceans and BC Agriculture (Marine Plants) regarding suitability for human consumption. Harvesting is done in a manner that respects the sensitive and complex nature of the Kelp forests. Less than 10% is harvested throughout the annual season. Kelp Type and Nutrients: K9Kelp focuses on two major seaweeds, Bullwhip Kelp and Bladderwrack Kelp. Both are well recognized for being loaded with nutritional and medicinal properties for canines and humans alike. Vitamins: A, B1, B2, B6, B12, Betaine, C, Carotene, Choline, D, E, Essential fatty acids, Folate, Folic acid, K, Niacin, Riboflavin, Soluble fiber, Thiamin Minerals:
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I gave the girls a bath using the shampoo and the conditioning spritz. I really enjoyed the feel of the conditioning spray...it made their fur very easy to comb through and feel these two products are a great addition to our grooming routine. Here's a few words about the conditioner...
The conditioner is K9Kelp's most popular product due to it's multi-purpose use! They have uniquely created the Spritz by steeping Kelp to release the complex minerals and nutrients. When absorbed into your dogs coat/skin it will make it more supple, healthy, and odor-free. In addition, the ingredients include a special blend of pure therapeutic grade essential oils for aromatherapy and naturally healing elements. Some people may ask why K9Kelp is more expensive than others...
Less expensive supplements may include fillers or the Kelp in it's entirety has less nutritional pieces. Another way that others can offer such low prices is that the Kelp is harvested commercially by dredging the ocean floor and basically destroying the Kelp forests.
Lastly K9Kelp is only Human-Grade quality which is protected and monitored by the Department of Fisheries & Oceans.
And here you have the AFTER version of Chloe...doesn't she look awesome?? Thanks so much K9Kelp! Highly Recommend!! ~ Disclosure...I received product from K9Kelp in exchange for my honest review~