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SAN ANTONIO’S PREMIER PET MAGAZINE

COMPLIMENTARY July 2016

2016 Equine Edition


LEGEND KIA /MAZDA'S RESCUE Rescue Effort and Service Charity Unity Event on July 17th, 11am-4pm

Legend KIA/Mazda Joins Hands With Local Animal Rescue and Service Efforts. General Manager Mike Trivigno to Host Charity Cook Out Open to the Public What more can we achieve as a collective for the lives of our pets both owned and orphaned? Rescue Shelters seek out loving families for our stray communities; various clinics and specialty programs provide medical and sterilization services; talented groups and individuals specialize in training service animals for the purpose of enriching our lives. Those who provide our community with these services deserve much more credit and recognition. Mike Trivigno, General Manager of Legend Mazda KIA, has initiated a new program: Legend KIA/Mazda's RESCUE (Rescue andLogo Service HorizontalEfforts Kia Motors 4/C Charity - Large Union Event). The event will be an indoor/outdoor charity cook out and adoption event on Sunday July 17 from 11AM to 4PM. Bexar, Mike Trivigno's rescue bulldog as seen on the Legend KIA commercials, will be there as well as a multitude of rescue and service organizations. All peoples and pets are invited to arrive at 11AM and to stay through for the event's conclusion at 4PM. All guests are encouraged to bring their families and friends as we celebrate participating organizations. There will be door prizes, live music, comfortable seating, hamburgers and hot dogs, and entertainment. The Legend KIA/Mazda's RESCUE aims to promulgate the importance of utilizing and empowering local animal rescue and service organizations. This is an invaluable opportunity for professional networking, public awareness, and for animals to find the homes and treatment they need. We ask that all people take advantage of the festivities. Your attendance would exponentially benefit our local four-legged population.

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09 12 16 COVER PHOTOS COURTESY OF JAUN GONZALES COVER MODELS ENCANTO, XUSTO & FRUELA (SEE PAGE 12)

09 Pets and Fireworks 10 Calendar of Events 11 Doggie Makeover 12 About Our Cover Models 14 Team USA Recap

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16 Summertime Safety Tips 18 Patellar Luxation 20 Organization Spotlight-4-H 22 A Kidney for Dan 24 Pupparazi 26 Pet Puzzlers

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CONTRIBUTING PARTNERS Veronica Araiza Seamus Nelson Mikael Persson

6 20 32 28 Blood Suckers 30 Horses & Thunderstorms 31 Ask the Vet 32 Horsing Around SA 34 Adoptable Pets 36 Pet Directory of SA {July 2016}

CONTRIBUTING WRITERS Natalie Cervantes Ashley Hammill Dr. Dan Kirby Catherine Laria Shannan Lamb Parker Dr. James Peterson Marlene Ring Dr. Teresa Sanders Texas A&M University Dr. Tige Witsberger

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LETTER FROM THE PUBLISHER Whoa! This issue is our 4th annual salute to Texas’s other important petthe horse. In addition to the “Horsing Around San Antonio” pictorial, we present a Texas A&M article about horses and thunderstorms. Due to our very rainy Spring, this is a very timely article. Our spotlight this year is the Bexar County 4-H Club. It’s also time to bring the heat, as it’s July in S.A.! We feature expert advice on how your pets can handle this temperature challenge. Dr. James Peterson dispenses tips on how your pet can overcome heat related problems. Dr. Teresa Sanders, the new Chief Veterinarian of the San Antonio Humane Society, discusses the impact of fleas, ticks and mosquitos on your furry children. During these trying temperature times, July also means fireworks, so Marlene Ring, owner of Pawsitive Solutions, writes about calming your pets during stressful celebrations. Hope you and your pet enjoy a happy & safe 4th! Sincerely,

Dana Raimondi Tell our advertisers you heard about them in Texas Dogs & CatsSan Antonio! The opinions of authors of articles in this Magazine are those of the writer or contributor and are not necessarily endorsed by the publisher, and the publisher has not conf irmed the accuracy of information contained in articles.

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contributors DANA RAIMONDI is the publisher of Texas Dogs & Cats Magazine. She is a recent transplant to San Antonio from “the Windy City” but has become an admirer of the San Antonio cultural scene. Although a CPA, her true passion in life is the caring and welfare of animals. FRAN SHERMAN has been a freelance creative director/graphic designer since 1985. Throughout these years, she has designed a myriad of materials for a staggering number of companies, and she has won numerous graphic design awards for her work, many of them for magazine/publication design. RENEE SPADE is the owner of Renee Spade Photography. She has been spreading furry joy to pet parents with her photography/graphic design services and super-fun pet product line, The Jack & Spade Collection since 2005. DR. DAN KIRBY, DVM, graduated Cum Laude from Texas A&M with a degree in Biomedical Science in 1979 and earned his DVM in 1984. Dr. Kirby has been the owner and director of Alamo Heights Pet Clinic since 1997. He uses both a conventional and a holistic approach to medicine. DAN GREENHOUSE , Sales Director, graduated from the University of Missouri School of Journalism and has been in magazine advertising sales his entire career. He currently is the “daddy” of two Bearded Collies and “grandpa” to an Italian Greyhound.

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DR. TERESA SANDERS grew up in San Antonio, attending Incarnate Word High School and the University of Incarnate Word (BS Biology), and UTHSCSA (Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Clinical Chemistry) prior to obtaining her DVM degree at Colorado State. She has worked in Colorado, Arizona, and now Texas. VERONICA ARAIZA is the Communication Associate for the San Antonio Humane Society. She is a recent graduate from UTSA and is a native to San Antonio. She currently shares her home with her Belgian Malinois, Darwin, and Shiba Inu mix, Emma.

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ear of fireworks is a fairly common phobia for dogs. The noise, smell of sulfur and flashing lights can be quite upsetting. Here are several ways to keep your pet safe during the celebration.

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apply gentle, constant pressure that has a dramatic calming effect. Stay Calm: Your dog will pick up on any odd behavior. Finally, for extreme cases of phobia, contact your vet to discuss a prescription medication. Marlene Ring is a Certified Professional Dog Trainer and Professional Member of the Association of Pet Dog Trainers (APDT). Her Dog Training business “PAWSitive Solutions Dog & Puppy Training” has been offering positive training for 13 years. Marlene shares her life with two rescue dogs, Dakota and Bliss.

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Prepare your House: Shut all doors and windows and draw curtains to block flashes and reduce noise levels. But, keep the lights on so your dog won’t be scared in a dark room. Drown the noise out: Play music, vacuum, turn on a fan or something that emits white noise to minimize the sounds from outside. Create a ‘Safe Place’: Choose an inner room that is least impacted by outside noise. Make it cozy with familiar bedding somewhere pleasant under a table or behind a chair. Allow the dog to hide when they’re scared and give them a special treat or a toy to divert their attention from the noise. Lavender scented items can be calming too. Prepare: Make sure dog tags are up to date in case he flees. Give your dog plenty of exercise earlier in the day. Place them in their ‘Safe Place’ ½ an hour to an hour before the fireworks start. Purchase a “Thunder Shirt” ahead of time. These garments

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ummertime! Finally, your chance to relax and unwind! With your sunblock, sunglasses and a good book, you plan to enjoy the day at the pool! Suddenly, you remember your dog is in the yard – unsupervised …surely he will be okay for a couple hours. Or will he?

Summer temperatures might be great for tan lines and boating trips, but the excessive heat and increased outdoor activities could spell disaster for your pets. As the mercury rises, take just a few moments to insure that your pets are safe and prevent an urgent trip to the animal ER with a summertime emergency! The most common heat related problem for pets is heat stroke. Also known as heat stress or hyperpyrexia, heat stroke is a real emergency for dogs. Even on moderately warm days, an excited dog might show a body temperature increase of 2-5 degrees Fahrenheit. Since dogs don’t sweat like we do, they are unable to dissipate the excess heat and heat stroke may soon follow. Any outdoor pet can overheat on a warm summer day, but short faced breeds, such as Pugs and Bulldogs, are at a higher risk. In addition, every year thousands of pets succumb to heat stroke because they were left in cars while their owners ran “just a few” errands. When the sun goes down and the temperatures start to cool, your pets still face many summer challenges. The patriotic holidays during the summer months are often preceded by and celebrated with fireworks. The bright flashes and loud bangs are terrifying to some pets and can cause anxiety, stress and even escape. It is possible to enjoy the summer with your pets by taking just a few precautions. First and foremost, always be aware of the weather forecast. Knowing the high temperature can help guide your plans for the day. Don’t leave your pet unattended outside or plan

heavy exercise on hot, humid days. If your pet is left outdoors, he must have access to adequate shade and fresh water. When it’s time to run errands, leave your pet at home. Even a few minutes in a hot car is enough to increase your pet’s body temperature dramatically. If you find your pet disoriented, panting excessively or collapsed in the yard, move him immediately to a cooler environment. Use cool wet towels over his back, armpits and groin to help bring his temperature down. Fans are often helpful too. DO NOT USE ICE! Then, get him to your veterinarian immediately so that they can assess his status and begin life saving treatments. Summertime should be a time for relaxation and fun…don’t let a pet emergency spoil your good time. To learn more, visit www.missionpetemergency.com www.thepalmspetresort.com. Dr. James Peterson is a 1992 graduate of Texas A&M University College of Veterinary Medicine. He began his career in Emergency Veterinary Medicine in San Antonio, and has practiced both Emergency and Small Animal Medicine in San Antonio for over 20 years. He is currently a director of Mission Pet Emergency in Northwest San Antonio and owns Hill Country Animal Hospital & The Palms Pet Resort in Helotes, TX.

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hile a torn cruciate ligament is the most common hindlimb orthopedic injury in dogs, patellar luxations are the second most common. Patellar luxation occurs when the patella (knee cap) luxates (dislocates) out of its position in the femoral groove. Patellar luxations are most typically seen in small breeds like Yorkies, Malteses, Chihuahuas, and Pomeranians, but can be diagnosed in any breed of dog or even cat.

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The most common cases, the groove that type of patellar the patella rides in luxation is a medial is too shallow and patellar luxation, or must be deepened. MPL. This occurs Sometimes, a tibial when the patella tuberosity transposition luxates to the inside (TTT) is necessary to of the leg. Patellar adjust the placement luxation is graded of the patellar tendon, from 1-4, with grade which is attached to 4 being the most the patella itself. For severe. The grade of patients who have luxation can worsen a patellar luxation over time. A grade secondary to bone A post-op reconstructed CT A reconstructed CT image of a I patellar luxation conformational medial patellar luxation, visibly image of the same leg. can be manipulated abnormalities, the luxated to the inside of the leg. out of position, abnormal bone may but quickly returns to its normal position. Grades II, need to also be corrected to prevent future luxation. It III and IV are more severe and often require surgical is not uncommon for patellar luxations to be seen in intervention. With a grade II luxation, the patella will conjunction with other orthopedic issues, such as torn sometimes luxate, but can be repositioned into the cruciate ligaments. These issues can typically be repaired femoral groove. With a grade III patella luxation, the at the same time, but are slightly more complex, and a kneecap is luxated most of the time, but can be manually consultation with a board-certified surgeon can be helpful placed back into position. A grade IV case is consistently after first visiting with your family veterinarian. luxated, and cannot be manipulated back into position. Don’t hesitate to have your family veterinarian evaluate There are a few classic symptoms of patellar luxation. your pet if you have seen any of the clinical signs listed or Limping is an indicator of many orthopedic problems, have concerns about your pet’s ambulation. and many times patients affected by patellar luxation will be acutely non-weight bearing lame, but the non-weight Dr. Witsberger is boardbearing lameness will occur intermittently. The lameness certified in small animal is often intermittent because the patient feels comfortable surgery. He graduated summa when the patella is in position; however, when the patella cum laude from the University luxates, the patient is abruptly uncomfortable and typically of Illinois with a DVM in unwilling to use the affected leg. Pet owners often see 2006. After graduation, Dr. their pet “skipping” or hop on one leg every few steps. Witsberger completed a small Other patients have been observed to stretch the affected animal rotating internship at leg behind them when standing, a posture which can the University of Missouri. sometimes allow the patella to pop back into position. He then completed his surgical Surgical correction is performed to eliminate pain, residency at Texas A&M University in 2010. Dr. prevent arthritis and decrease the chance of a future Witsberger was a small animal surgery faculty member cruciate rupture. The treatment for patellar luxation at Texas A&M for two years before he moved to San involves several different surgical procedures. With many Antonio in 2012 to open Mission Veterinary Specialists.

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-H is a national organization which helps young people develop life-long knowledge and skills to become engaged citizens. Our Texas 4-H program is the largest nationwide, and Bexar County has the largest program in the state with approximately 2,900 enrollments annually. Through 4-H, youth are also taught how to meet the diversities and challenges of today’s society by bringing together youth and adults to design programs that will teach lifelong skills. A 4-H project is not just about having fun! It’s about gain ing skills, applying them to solve problems, and meet the challenges of a growing world. 4-H is truly a model of the “learning by doing” teaching concept. Bexar County currently reaches people in their own communities, schools, military bases and more with approximately 50 clubs to choose from! 4-H also helps to provide opportunities for families and communities to develop stronger bonds. The 4-H program is a voluntary, non-formal, educational program offered to all youth regardless of race, color, national origin, residence, or handicap. The Texas 4-H and Youth Development Program is conducted by Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, which is a part of the Texas A&M System. County and district 4-H programs are directed by

Extension staff who also provide training and support to adult volunteers who work with 4-H members. Young people in 4-H learn about citizenship, leadership, foods and nutrition, livestock, healthy lifestyles, veterinary science, mechanics and technology, horti culture, entomology, agriculture, and other subjects. The Bexar County 4-H program has a wide array of projects to choose from! The 4-H project that each member selects according to their interest and ability is the program’s cornerstone. Projects involve setting goals and evaluating progress. The skills and knowledge learned in 4-H project work help members become more engaged individuals and citizens. Because of the educational concepts and methods developed by the early leaders of 4-H, the 4-H program has thrived for more than 101 years in Texas. 4-H continues to grow in Bexar County, expanding to serve every child who wants to Make the Best Better.

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y name is Dan Greenhouse. I am a husband, father, grandfather of 2, and a devoted fur daddy. I am also in need of a type O kidney. Every day, I am genuinely grateful for my time I have with family and friends. Unfortunately, my kidneys are failing me and I will need to start dialysis very shortly. The statistics on the length of survival for dialysis patients are sadly quite bleak. My only real hope to watch my grandchildren grow, is to receive a kidney transplant.

WHY A LIVING DONOR? Several reasons: The wait for a cadaver kidney in San Antonio is 8-10 years. ( I sadly don’t have that much time to wait) - Dialysis is less than half as effective as a replacement kidney. I will spend 3-4 days a week at the dialysis center to remove waste and fluids from my body and require meds to boost my red blood cells, iron, etc., that a kidney would typically make. - The transplant of a cadaver kidney is unplanned and on an emergency basis. A living donor makes a

kidney available and allows for a planned transplant. The kidney has been tested, is known to the transplant team and is usually healthier. - A kidney donated by a living donor is twice as effective as one harvested from a cadaver. Most people have two kidneys. One kidney will sustain a healthy person. I am looking for someone who will share their spare kidney with me. If you are willing to help, I would love to find out if you would be a good donor. You can contact Lauren at (210) 575-8484. She is a Transplant Nurse Coordinator at Methodist Transplant Specialty Hospital. She can answer any questions you have about the process and do a preliminary screening for anyone potentially interested. Please make sure to mention you are calling about Dan Greenhouse. Please also view my Facebook page Kidney for Dan. Any shares are very much appreciated as there may be a family member or friend that is looking to become a hero.

IF YOU ARE CONSIDERING DONATING TO DAN GREENHOUSE, CONTACT LAUREN AT 210-575-8484. PLEASE MAKE SURE TO MENTION DAN'S NAME. YOU CAN ALSO VISIT HIS FACEBOOK PAGE AT KIDNEY FOR DAN.

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e had a excellent turn out at our very 1st Yappy Hour Event at Rita's on the River. Guests had a blast in our outdoor A/C cooled Courtyard while their fur babies enjoyed their complimentary H2O slushies. We had drawings for all the fur parents while they enjoyed happy hour drinks and appetizer specials. Thanks to everyone for helping making our 1st "Yappy Hour" a barking success!" Rita's on the River - 245 E. Commerce St. - 210-227-7482

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Christmas I N J U LY

Friday, July 29th • 7 p.m. - 11 p.m. San Antonio Food Bank • 5200 Enrique Pkwy San Antonio, TX 78227 Join Pawderosa Ranch for the Christmas in July fundraiser! Proceeds will benefit pet charity initiatives such as SAPA!’s Puppy Nursery and ICU, saving the highest at risk dogs and cats from euthanasia and DaisyCares education programs that teach kids and offenders about the impact of animal cruelty.

Call 210.404.9941 for more details or visit: weloveyourdog.net

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By Shannan Lamb Parker, 635 North Magazine, Tramor Media

Word Search Crossword Puzzle

HORSE JOKES (Q) What did Mr. Ed say to the throat specialist? (A) I'm feeling a little hoarse! (Q) What did the horse say to Whinnie the Pooh while watching his t.v. show? (A) I wish I could hear you Whinnie. (Q)Where do you take a sick horse??? (A)To the Horspital!


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ummer is under way, and as per usual, when the weather gets warm, the bugs start flourishing. The most common pests in our area and on our pets are fleas, ticks, and mosquitos. For many of us in the veterinary profession who deal with these creepy crawlies every day, just the thought or sight of fleas and ticks on your (or our) pets provokes a bad case of the “itchies”. In light of the summer season, I thought I’d pass on some interesting info “bites” about the life cycles of these creepy crawlies. This will give you something to chew on while the bugs are chewing on you and your pet this season.

BY DR.TERESA SANDERS , BS, DVM

FLEAS Fleas are everywhere: in bushes and grass, on your dog or cat, and in your carpet or furniture. The cat flea is the most common species we find on our pets. Fleas have four life stages: egg, larvae, pupa, and adult. An adult female flea lays up to 40 eggs daily. These eggs are laid on the host and eventually fall off into the environment where they hatch. Our humid South Texas weather is an unfortunately supportive environment for incubating flea eggs. And a wet spring season has exacerbated the problem! Over half of any live fleas in the environment or your home are in the larval stage. Since larvae are vulnerable and can die at a temperature of 95 degrees, larvae protect themselves by residing in the shady areas of your yard or the air-conditioned rooms of your home. By the time they reach the pupal stage, most young fleas have died off from environmental extremes. Only a very strong and extremely hardy percentage make it to this stage. As fleas develop, they lie in wait for just the right time to emerge. This can take as long as one year! When the pupa feels the time is just right (e.g. when it feels the vibrations of an approaching victim) they burst out famished and desperate for their first meal. When blood is first drawn from the host, it produces permanent metabolic changes in the flea. This “fed flea” will die shortly if separated or deprived of 28

vital host blood. The adult female flea starts to produce eggs almost immediately after her first feeding, and lays continuously until her death three weeks later. Let’s see: 40 eggs a day for 21 days—that’s almost 900 eggs! TICKS Ticks thrive on their host’s warm body temperature, motion, vibration, and carbon dioxide: characteristics shared by all mammals (including us). Tick bites are not painful but can transmit diseases, including zoonotic diseases. Vigilance with tick removal is key, as ticks need to be attached to their host for several hours for diseases to be transmitted. Most tick species require at least 3 hosts during their lifespan of 2 years, and need a blood meal from each host to progress to the next stage. Hard ticks, the most common ticks found on dogs and cats, have four life stages: egg, larva, nymph, and adult. This is similar to the flea life cycle. Female hard ticks feed once, lays one large batch of eggs, and expire. Depending upon temperature, humidity and other environmental factors, eggs hatch in a few weeks to several months. The larvae stage, sometimes called "seed ticks," have only six legs, and it is almost impossible to tell a male from a female. Attaching to a host is extremely difficult at this stage, and frequently results in hungry larva. A very high percentage of larvae will die. Desper-

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ate to find a host, some larvae Eggs will hatch into larvae climb on vegetation, waiting within 24 to 48 hours. Most to jump on an unsuspecting larvae breathe through air mammal. Some use the scent tubes, and can be seen floatof an animal to guide them to ing just above the surface of a host. After a blood meal, the infested waters. The length engorged larvae usually drop to of time to hatch depends on the soil and molt into the eightwater temperature, food, and legged “nymph” stage. Some species of mosquito. Larvae species such as the cattle tick, live, feed and, develop in the only require one-host and will water. The pupa stage also lives remain on their host to molt. in the water but does not feed, Nymphs have eight legs like and are visible upon the surface the adult but no developed of the breeding site. Larvae and reproductive parts yet. Like pupae usually cannot survive the larval stage, the nymph without water. If a water source stage must also undergo a evaporates before the larvae critical waiting period for a and pupae within it transform suitable host. After engorging into adult mosquitoes, those on a blood meal, the nymph young will often expire. drops from the host, molts, and After a mosquito is fully CLOSEUP OF FLEAS ON A DOG becomes an adult. Leaving the developed, it will emerge from host can be fatal if the tick does not find another host its pupal case into the adult stage. At this time, the new quickly. Ticks that require more than one host species adult stands upon the water and dries its wings to presurvive because of their great capacity to reproduce and pare for flight. Adult female mosquitoes will then seek their ability to survive for a long time without food. an animal on which to feed, while male mosquitos go Both male and female hard ticks are blood-suckers, off in search of nectar. Females are capable of flying for and both genders of hard ticks feed for several days miles, if necessary, and can lay over 100 eggs at a time. before reproducing. Ticks prefer to lay eggs in secluded Young and old pets can become anemic from an areas with dense vegetation, with eggs taking an averoverload of fleas, stricken with disease from tick bites, age time of two weeks to hatch. Depending on the or afflicted with heartworms due to mosquitos. In species, a tick can lay as few as 100 eggs at a time or as South Texas, where preventative treatment is a yearmany as 6,000 at a time. long commitment, the consequence of not protecting your pet from these notorious pests isn’t limited to just MOSQUITOS making your skin crawl. All mosquito species go through four distinct stages during their life cycle: Dr. Teresa Sanders grew up in egg, larva, pupa, and adult. Hmmm, I’m San Antonio, attending Incarnate sensing a theme here… Word High School ('90) and the The length of the mosquito life University of Incarnate Word (BS cycle varies between species and Biology, 1995), and UTHSCSA is dependent upon environmental (Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in conditions such as temperature and Clinical Chemistry, 1999) prior moisture. The life cycle typically to obtaining her DVM degree at takes up to two weeks, but dependColorado State University ('04). ing on conditions, it can range from She has worked in private practice four days to as long as a month. and animal shelters in Colorado, Female mosquitos bite and feed Arizona, and now Texas. All 6 of on the blood of humans or other her current pets are former shelter/ animals and male mosquitoes feed rescue animals. She joined SAHS only on plant nectar. After a blood in December 2015 and is excited to meal, female mosquitos lay their make a difference for the homeless eggs directly on or near water. animals in San Antonio.

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evere weather can be a troubling event, especially when there are animals whose welfare and comfort is of concern as well. Small pets can usually take cover with their owners, but what precautions can an owner take for larger animals such as horses?

"The first step in protecting your horses and other livestock from severe weather is to realize what the severe weather risks are in your area," says Dr. Brandon Dominguez, clinical assistant professor at the Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine (CVM)& Biomedical Sciences and member of the CVM Veterinary Emergency Team. "For many areas, springtime brings threats of severe thunderstorms, lightning, flash floods, and tornadoes." Often owners like to keep horses stalled in a barn to protect them from lightning during a storm, but giving them the ability to travel could keep them safer. "Generally, if horses are in a pasture with trees or near a lightning rod, the risk of the horse being struck is greatly diminished. A three-sided shelter can help to keep them warm and dry during a storm in addition to shielding them from lightning strikes," says Dominguez. Dominguez believes that when storms become more severe, to possibly include tornadoes or high gusts of winds, horses are even safer outside of their stalls. "It is wise to keep barnyards and pastures clear of debris before storms are due to strike. If a tornado were to hit a barn with horses secured in stalls, the likelihood and severity of being hit by debris would be considerably increased," says Dominguez. True, horses in pasture may not escape completely unscathed, but the cuts and contusions are usually less significant. With torrential rainfall, flooding, and particularly

flash flooding, if horses are given the opportunity to move to higher ground away from danger, they will follow their natural instinct for survival. Flash flooding, if injury or obstacles prevent horses from escaping, can lead to a horse being swept downstream and potentially drowning. "Less harsh, but just as serious, are the consequences of standing in perpetually flooded pastures. The chronic exposure to moisture could lead to softening of the hoof and sole leaving a horse susceptible to stone bruises, sole abscesses, white line disease, and infection such as thrush," says Dominguez. Dominguez explains that rapid drying may cause hooves to crack and become brittle, but keeping feet cleaned and picked out and applying hoof conditioners will help minimize the harm from flood waters. Additionally, flooding may cause toxins to spread from storage areas to pastures where horses are gathered exposing them to contaminants that they would not ordinarily contact. "The most ideal confinement during severe weather would be a large pasture with a three-sided shelter to protect animals from the elements, but that also allows them to escape from danger. Not being in the lowest portion of the field, but in the vicinity of trees or a lightning rod is also advantageous," says Dominguez. With the variety of horse-owners, horse-properties, and horses, planning before severe weather occurs should take into consideration the ability to keep everybody safe.

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Q: In this summer heat, how long is it safe to allow my dog (Lab mix) to be outside in the backyard during the day?

A: It always varies with the amount of shade available, age, breed of dog, weight of dog and water available. It is common sense, but people would be surprised at how easily a heatstroke occurs. Any temperature above 80 degrees is questionable and all animals should be monitored and not out longer than 30 minutes. (That can be shorter if aged dog, puppy or dog in poor health).

Dr. Kirby graduated Cum Laude from Texas A&M with a degree in Biomedical Science in 1979 and earned his DVM in 1984. Dr. Kirby has been the owner and director of Alamo Heights Pet Clinic since 1997. His veterinary interests are surgery, internal medicine, ultrasonography, and rehabilitation therapy. He uses both a conventional and a holistic approach to medicine. Dr. Kirby treats dogs, cats, birds and exotics. Alamo Heights Pet Clinic: (210) 821-5544. Please email all questions for Dr. Kirby to Dana.texasdogsandcats@gmail.com.

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Vaccinations Digital Coggins Equine Dentistry Pre-purchase examinations Arthritis Management Emergency care & treatment Gastrointestinal & digestive problems Colic Field Surgery Reproductive Services Artificial Insemination Lameness Health Certificate (including the 6month GoPass)

Mobile Equine Veterinary Services is a unique, fully equipped, mobile vet service owned and operated by Eduardo Guevara, DVM. Dr. Guevara is dedicated to ascertaining and meeting the needs of both the horse and the owner. He enjoys working with horse owners to plan the best possible care for their horses. From foal care to senior care, from performance horses to pasture ornaments; Dr. Guevara is your partner in your horse’s health. Mobile Equine Veterinary Services is the mobile division for Callaghan Road Animal Hospital’s equine patients and small animal patients as well. He makes “farm” calls in the greater San Antonio area. Whether you are a novice horse owner or an old pro, we can help you provide the best care possible. 33


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The following are available from the Helotes Humane Society: OUR FEATURED FOUR:

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Visit www.hhsanimals.org to see more adoptable pets! Helotes Humane Society is located at 14398 Bandera Road, Helotes, TX. You can also contact them by phone at (210) 422-6242, if you are interested in any of these featured pets or any available at their shelter.

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THE BLUEBONNET BUNK’N BISCUIT is the realization of a decade long dream to provide quality, pet supportive boarding, exercise and interaction for the San Antonio community. We believe that the human-pet bond is one that should be nurtured to maximize the benefits to both human and pet.

• Boarding with Doggie Daycare Play Included! • 1 Acre Outdoor Playscape/yards • 9000 sq. feet indoor play area

• Covered drop off/pick up • Eco Friendly Pet Care • Luxurious private Dog Suites • Raintree Cat Condos • Grooming & Training • Open 7Days/Week 6:30am-6:30pm • Pet Taxi

210.655.2865

16302 North IH 35, | Selma, TX 78154 (North Bound Access of I35 at FM 1518) www.mybunknbiscuit.com | info@MyBunknBiscuit.com

Providing your pet with a lifetime of preventative care doesn't have to be time consuming and expensive. Let VIP Petcare partner with you to keep your pet healthy, happy and safe for the long haul!


PET DIRECTORY OF SAN ANTONIO ANIMAL HOSPITALS & VETERINARY SERVICES 4 Paws Animal Hospital.................. 2 Bracken Equine Clinic .................. 21 Callaghan Road Animal Hospital ... 33 Dr Suzie Pet Hospital .................... 2 North Star Animal Hospital.......... 15 Penny Paws Animal Clinic............... 8 Pleasanton Road Animal Hospital....35 VIP Pet Care......................................35

CLEANING SERVICES Maid Affordable............................. 8 EQUINE SERVICES Ranger Creek Stables................... 13 Retama Equestrian Center.............. 8 GROOMING SERVICES Barbara’s Canine Clip “n" Bows.... 11 Bluebonnet Bunk n Biscuit............ 35 Grooming By Gloria....................... 8

PET BOUTIQUES/PRODUCTS/ SPECIALTY/STORES/SUPPLIES Hunni Snax..................................... 2 Pet Wants....................................... 3 PET DOORS Alamo Dog Doors.......................... 7 PET FEED STORES Jupe Mills..................................... 35

EMERGENCY Mission Pet Emergency................ 17

Hill Country Pet Ranch.................... 2 K9 Country Club & Training Academy.................... 15

PET MORTUARY AND CREMATION

SPECIALTY Mission Veterinary Specialists...... 19

Linda’s Pet Grooming..................... 2 Lucky Dog Pet Grooming............... 3 North Star Animal Hospital.......... 15 Pawderosa Ranch (2 Locations)..... 1

Paws in Heaven............................ 31

BANKS Frost Bank...................................... 8 BOARDING KENNELS & DAYCARE FACILITIES Bluebonnet Bunk n Biscuit............ 35 Grooming By Gloria....................... 8 Hill Country Pet Ranch.................... 2 K9 Country Club & Training Academy.................... 15 Lucky Dog Pet Grooming............... 3 North Star Animal Hospital.......... 15 Pawderosa Ranch (2 Locations)............................. 1 Pawsitive Solutions......................... 8 Pet Galaxy.................................... BC Pleasanton Road Animal Hospital............................35 The Palms Pet Resort & Spa........................... 17 CAR DEALERSHIPS Legend Kia/Mazda........................IFC

Pet Galaxy.................................... BC The Palms Pet Resort & Spa......... 17 MEDICAL PRACTITIONERS Dr. Patricia Dinger........................... 7 MOVING SERVICES Reliable Delivery & Moving............ 3 NOT FOR PROFIT San Antonio Humane Society....... 27

SERVICES/HOSPICE Bluebonnet Pet Crematory............. 7

PET PHOTOGRAPHERS/ART Renee Spade Photography............ 8 PET SAFETY/TRAINING Four Legged First Aid................... 15 POOL & OUTDOOR SUPPLIES A-Tex Pools.................................. IBC RETAIL STORES Walgreens.................................... 23 SPECIAL EVENTS Pawderosa Christmas in July........ 25

OBEDIENCE TRAINERS Bluebonnet Bunk n Biscuit............ 35 Hill Country Pet Ranch.................... 2 K9 Country Club & Training Academy................ 15 Pawsitive Solutions......................... 8 Pet Galaxy.................................... BC San Antonio Dog Training Co........ 23 Sit Means Sit................................. 15 The Palms Pet Resort & Spa......... 17

*ALL BUSINESSES IN OUR DIRECTORY/MAGAZINE ARE PET FRIENDLY AND HELP SUPPORT THE ANIMAL COMMUNITY OF SAN ANTONIO. PLEASE PATRONIZE THESE PET FRIENDLY SA ORGANIZATIONS. 36

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Happy 4th of July! From PET GALAXY

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Socialization Training Obedience Training Behavior Modification We work with even the most difficult cases

Pets need (and deserve) vacations too — Whether it’s for daycare, or for a longer stay! Below are some samples of what our guests have been up to lately. Follow the fun through our daily updates on Facebook:

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Large Grooming Department With Experienced Pet Stylists! (Available Mon-Sat)

Call us today for a free consultation with an expert dog trainer, or to customize your pet’s daycare schedule or perfect dream vacation! 38

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13060 US Highway 281 N, Spring Branch TX 78070, Phone: 830-885-5335

Tdsa july 2016 final (1)  

Our July 2016 issue is our 4th Annual Equine edition. Our cover horses are Encanto, Xusto, and Fruela which all have resided at RCS Stables...

Tdsa july 2016 final (1)  

Our July 2016 issue is our 4th Annual Equine edition. Our cover horses are Encanto, Xusto, and Fruela which all have resided at RCS Stables...

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