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SAN ANTONIO’S PREMIER PET MAGAZINE COMPLIMENTARY November 2014

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We see it all from a different perspective than most. When it comes to buying a new car or truck we’ve seen it all. My name is Gus and along with my sidekick Boone we keep things running smooth at Jennings Anderson Ford in Boerne. And let me tell you it’s a full time job. We thought we would let you in on how to do it right. First, do your homework and know what vehicle you need to get the job done or just the right vehicle to look good in. Knowing the right vehicle before you start shopping can save you a lot of headaches later, if you’re not sure, a good dealer associate can help. Notice we said a good dealer associate and for Boone that means one that gives him bacon. Second, you want a dealer that doesn’t play games or pushes some gimmick like sketchy pricing. You want a dealer that offers a fair price upfront. Is the process easy?


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COVER PHOTOGRAPHED BY RENEE SPADE COVER MODEL-PANZER FAUST (SEE PAGE 10)

11 18 20 08 Pet Friendly Directory 10 About The Cover 11 Mustache-A-Dog 15 Ask The Vet 16 When You Travel 18 Diaphragmatic Hernia

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PUBLISHER/EDITOR

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advertising inquiries to Dan Greenhouse (630) 220-2911 or dana.texasdogsandcats@gmail.com

CREATIVE DIRECTOR

Fran Sherman 314.275.2208 fran@shermanstudios.com

DESIGNER Eric Null

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LETTER FROM THE PUBLISHER As we enter into the holiday season, we give you some ideas for gift giving to your furry friends. We hope you can find something in part one of our 2014 holiday gift giving guide that provides your pet with many hours of enjoyment. Our cover story highlights canine health awareness month. Kim Smith, coowner of Pawderosa Ranch explains the mustache a dog concept that promotes this effort in her article. Readers looking for a heartwarming story need to go no further than the story of Chuy. Former Spurs player Sean Elliot and his wife were instrumental in helping to place this abandoned dog in his forever home. Kudos to SA R.O.C.K.S. for providing us with the interesting story regarding this lucky dog. While we sit around the Thanksgiving table this month, may we also give thanks for the joy and comfort that our pets give back to us. Have a Yappy Thanksgiving,

Sincerely,

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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 is the Sales Director and 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.

contributing partners DR. COURTNEY BRIDGEMAN joined the San Antonio Humane Society as their first fulltime veterinarian 5 years ago and has worked to create a healthy and happy environment for all the animals there. FELICIA NIÑO is the Communication Associate for the San Antonio Humane Society. She has been with the SAHS for over 5 years and absolutely loves spending time with her 2 Dachshund Chihuahua mixes, Browny and Duke, and 2 Pembroke Welsh Corgis, Sherlock and Brutus Beefcake “Beefy”, all SAHS Alumni.

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ovember is a special time of year. In the human world; we recognize November as “Movember,” an entire month dedicated to raising awareness and funding for men’s health. The official Movember Foundation has succeeded in creating a movement that contributed to the growth of over 4 million mustaches worldwide and over $559 million in funding for men’s health programs to date.

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How Can You Make a Difference? Our goal is to get loud with canine health awareness! All month long we are dedicating our Facebook page (www. facebook.com/pawsatx) to the cause and making it fun for pet owners to do their part as well. To make it easy for anyone to participate, we are launching a photo submission contest in which we are challenging our Facebook fans and followers to become canine health advocates by submitting a photo of their beloved best friends sporting a mustache. Share the photo of your mustached dog on our entry page and you may be eligible to receive a special gift for your participation. Besides spreading the word through mustachey photos, we are asking for donations to support SpaySA, a much needed organization in San Antonio. Our city's goal of becoming no-kill can only be achieved if the rampant pet overpopulation is curbed through spaying and neutering. Be sure to keep an eye out at your favorite veterinarian or pet store for donation boxes! 100% of the donated funds will be given to SpaySA as they continue their mission to educate people about the benefits of spaying and neutering, as well as their commitment to offering no-cost and low-cost spays and neuters for low-income and underserved areas of San Antonio. With your support, we can help spread the word about the importance of getting our pets spayed and neutered to reduce canine pain and suffering! Be sure to visit www.SpaySA.org for more information about low-cost spay and neuter services.

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The astounding success of the Movember men’s health campaign has inspired Pawderosa Ranch Doggie Play and Stay and SpaySA to explore some creative ways to ignite another important conversation: canine health. “We are a community of dog lovers and know that a dog’s overall health is just as important as his owner's,” said Mike Mitchell, owner of Pawderosa Ranch. “Keeping our furry friends healthy is our main concern.” During canine health awareness month (November) we have decided to do our part by informing as many people as we possibly can about the benefits of getting pets spayed and neutered. All month long, with the support of our friends at SpaySA, we’re encouraging pet owners to get their pets spayed and neutered for happier, longer lives. The best way to ensure that our furry friends aren’t suffering in silence is to have them spayed or neutered by veterinary professionals. When dogs are intact, they are at higher risk for certain types of cancer such as prostate, testicular, ovarian, and even breast cancers. Intact dogs are more likely to fight, more likely to escape from the yard, and more likely to suffer negative health conditions attributed to breeding.

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Q:I have a Springer Spaniel whose left leg was bit by a snake years ago. He has now developed a bite or sore in his same leg. Two surgeries later it has not healed. Any insight? Thanks —Gertrude

A: Yorkie’s are very prone to dental disease, tarter, etc. I am not sure of the age of your Yorkie, but they usually do well with quality dry diet, Oravet gel applications as needed and 6 month checkups. An annual dental cleaning will remove tartar buildup, help prevent dental disease and make the teeth appear whiter. 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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Q: I have a Yorkie who has had a lot of teeth extractions and I was wondering how to keep her teeth healthy? Also, how do I get her teeth to be whiter? Thank You —Hillory R

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ou’ve chosen the facility that’s the best fit for you and your pet. What’s next? If you have the dates you’ll be needing to board, book your reservation well in advance, especially during popular travel times. If possible, introduce your pet to the facility prior to their stay. By scheduling a day boarding visit, overnight stay, grooming or day care you will be familiarizing your pet with the sights, sounds, and smells of the facility as well as the staff.

BY DEANNA LUKE - SENIOR PET CARE TECHNICIAN AT THE PALMS PET RESORT & SPA

It is a good idea Once you have done all to take care of the homework and made formalities ahead all the preparations, the of time. Make sure drop off should be the your pet is current easiest part. When the on all vaccinations. day arrives, allow yourself If there are any that ample time for check in. need to be updated, Avoid emotional goodtry to have them byes. Pets are great at administered at reading body language least a week prior to and you want to start their stay to maxithem off on a good note. THE PALMS PET RESORT & SPA - SAN ANTONIO mize efficacy. If they Be confident and comare not due for any vaccinations, they may benefit fortable with the choices you’ve made. During their from a wellness exam. This is a good time to talk stay, don’t be afraid to touch base, call or email and to your veterinarian and address any concerns you ask how your pet is doing. It will give you reassurance have about boarding. If your facility requires paand the staff an opportunity to provide feedback. perwork to be filled out, try to get a copy ahead of Now that you have established a relationship with time. It is often available online. Keep your client your pet care provider, don’t just consider them for file current, including phone number and address, boarding needs. Utilize services like daycare and veterinarian information, and emergency contacts. grooming in between stays to maintain the bond that Gather what your pet will need for their stay. you’ve built. Even stopping by for a pat on the head If you are bringing food and treats from home, can be beneficial. pack enough to last throughout their visit. If your pet requires medication, make sure everything is Deanna Luke graduated clearly labeled. It’s a good idea to pack extra food in 2006 from the pre-vetand medication in the event your plans change. erinary program at Texas You might want to include your pet’s bedding and A & M Kingsville, TX, a couple of toys. Keep in mind pets behave differwith a Bachelor’s in Aniently in new areas and there is always the chance mal Science. She worked as it may be destroyed, ingested or lost. a veterinary technician for Additional services may be available. If your pet 4 years in Corpus Christi is a good candidate for playtime or playcare, the while attending college. socialization and exercise can reduce the stress of Dee joined The Palms Pet a new environment. Grooming services such as Resort & Spa 2 weeks brush outs, nail trims, haircuts or homecoming after they opened in the summer of 2006, and estabbaths can also be provided. Consider length of lished their Doggie PlayCare program. She is a senior stay, personality, and budget when customizing pet care technician, has worked in every department at your pets stay. The Palms, and currently works in reception. 16

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diaphragmatichernia C harlie is a mixed breed dog who loves the mailman. One day, Charlie squeezed past his mom and ran out the door as the mail truck passed by, and was hit by a car. Immediately, Charlie's mom took him to her family veterinarian, where he was diagnosed with a fractured left front leg and a suspected diaphragmatic hernia. Charlie was referred to a board-certified veterinary surgeon, and happily, was able to get all of his injuries repaired without incident!

BY DR. WITSBERGER, DVM, DACVS

Charlie's situation is all too common for many patients after being hit by a car. Post-trauma injuries are often visible - fractures, lacerations and abrasions. Some of the most serious injuries, however, are internal; these are difficult to diagnose and treat. In Charlie's case, the internal injury was a diaphragmatic hernia. Diaphragmatic hernias NORMAL occur when the diaphragm – the sheet of muscle that separates the chest and lungs from the abdominal cavity – is torn. Contents from the stomach are then able to enter into the chest cavity, compressing the lungs and causing respiratory distress. Additional symptoms include vomiting, lethargy and irregular heartbeat. Some patients will not display symptoms for several days. Immediate veterinary care should be sought if symptoms begin to appear. Surgical repair of the hernia is necessary to close the tear in the diaphragm. For traumatic hernias, it is sometimes necessary to wait up to 24 hours for the patient to be stable enough for anesthesia, as breathing and heart rates must be normalized. During surgery, the surgeon will evaluate the diaphragm, locate the tear, return any abdominal contents to the abdominal cavity, and suture the tear closed. Organ or intestinal damage can also be evaluated at that time and repaired surgically, if necessary. Blunt force trauma, such as being hit by a car, is 18

one of the most common causes of diaphragmatic hernias. If you see an animal struck by a car, they should be taken for an evaluation by a veterinarian immediately. Pets can go into shock after trauma, and just like in humans, it can be life-threatening! Have a plan in place for emergency situations. Talk to your family veterinarian about their emergency services or DIAPHRAGMATIC HERNIA who they recommend in case of emergency. Being prepared is a crucial part of being able to respond quickly in critical situations. Dr. Witsberger is boardcertif ied in small animal surgery. He graduated summa cum laude from the University of Illinois with a DVM in 2006. After graduation, Dr. Witsberger completed a small animal rotating internship at the University of Missouri. He then completed his surgical residency at Texas A&M University in 2010. Dr. Witsberger was a small animal surgery faculty member at Texas A&M for two years before he moved to San Antonio in 2012 to open Mission Veterinary Specialists.

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This changed after New Braunfels Puppy Playland was formed. Puppy Playland, part of the New Braunfels Parks Foundation, is group of citizens from New Braunfels and the surrounding area that banded together to raise money and support for a permanent dog park in New Braunfels. Puppy Playland founder Audie Gibson, along with Brooke Heithoff and many wonderful volunteers, raised community support and donations by: speaking at city council meetings, organizing 3k/5k runs and carnivals, designing and selling t-shirts, organizing wine tastings, meeting with the Parks and Recreation Department, arranging legal off-leash play times at city parks, presenting to community groups and businesses, conducting letter writing campaigns, and more anything to further the goal of creating a permanent dog park in New Braunfels After six years of fundraising and raising community awareness, phase one of the dog park opened on September 13, 2014. Phase one included basic amenities for a small and large dog park, along with a parking lot. Fundraising is not done, however, as there are lots of amenities to add to Puppy Playland’s dream dog park. Future phases will cost about $800,000 and will include bathrooms for humans, park lighting, {November 2014}

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Claudia and Sean have been huge supporters of the San Antonio Humane Society and SnipSA, as well as educating the community on the importance of responsible dog ownership and spay/neuter. San Antonio R.O.C.K.S. was honored to have their support as well!! Claudia and Sean fostered Chuy for a couple of weeks while being in communication with a lovely couple in West Hartford, Connecticut, who had submitted an adoption application for him. Transport arrangements were made with Rescue Road Trips, which is a reputable and well-known transport avenue for unwanted and unloved dogs to global areas that are more dog-friendly and that have a greater appreciation of the true rescue dog/cat. San Antonio R.O.C.K.S. is very grateful to Claudia and Sean for saving Chuy, giving him a second chance at being happy with a wonderful family, and being loved the way he deserves. Fostering is not an easy experience at times, but the end result is a life saved, and the warmth of knowing that dog is alive because of you. Fostering is a wonderful and gracious cycle of blessings. You find their forever home, you walk away with tears in your eyes, but hope in your heart, because you will save another one. Claudia keeps in touch with Chuy’s new parents and this is what she says they had to say,

“Chuy is now named Bazzy and his new mom, Jessica Hough, has this to say about the experience: "We were always looking to adopt a dog, but having a difficult time with shelters in the Northeast. Eventually, we got in touch with the people at SA R.O.C.K.S. who were very helpful putting us in touch with Claudia. We feel very lucky to have gotten such an energetic and good dog like Bazzy. It was certainly a long and circuitous route, but very well worth it." San Antonio R.O.C.K.S. is in dire need of more quality fosters! We cannot save more animals without the community dedicating themselves to becoming fosters. Are you on the fence about adopting a rescue pet? Ask us about foster-to-adopt! www.sarocks.org/foster/foster-application Interested in helping out in a volunteer capacity? Those who can, DO. Those who can do more, VOLUNTEER. We are always in need of adoption event help, dog transport, and other fun tasks!! We love our young volunteers as well! www.sarocks.org/volunteer/volunteer-application Can’t FOSTER or VOLUNTEER? SHARE our dogs! Make a donation to their medical care! Any amount is appreciated!

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ith the holidays approaching, the thought may have crossed your mind to adopt a new friend for that special someone or for your children as that “Big Present” under the tree. Being a responsible pet owner, you have decided it MUST come from a shelter. But you’ve never adopted a pet from a shelter before. Here are some fast facts that you may or may not have considered during your pastoral ruminations.

BY DR. COURTNEY H. BRIDGEMAN, CHIEF VETERINARIAN, SAN ANTONIO HUMANE SOCIETY

1. Adopting a pet for someone is harder than you think. Even if you have known the person their whole life, even if you have met every pet they have ever owned and you think you know their “type”, picking a new pet is a matter of heart and chemistry. Yes, careful thought should go into what size, activity level, breed, etc. that the person might want, but when it comes down to an individual, chemistry is important. If you really want to give someone a pet for a special occasion, first step is to talk to them about it. Correct: it will not be a surprise. But this is a good thing! You may find that a puppy is the last thing they really needed. Give them a gift certificate to your local shelter instead. Make a day of going to the shelter together. Let the chemistry overtake them. Let them have the opportunity to fall in love with the unlikely prospect and best yet, share with them the warm fuzzies you get from saving a life. 2. Ok, so now I have convinced you to forget the puppy with the bow under the tree (although a great suggestion is a stuffed representative with a big red bow next to the gift certificate), what’s next? Carefully research the major breeds in your area as those will likely show up as purebreds and

mixes at your shelter. Here in San Antonio, we have a large number of Labs, Rottweilers, German Shepherds, Pit Bulls, Chihuahuas and “terriers”. Though most of them are crosses, it is a mistake to believe a pure bred dog cannot be found in a shelter. We see an astounding variety of purebred dogs come in each week. The thing to note is that each of the breeds above was bred for a reason. They each come with their own benefits and challenges. Coming in armed with the information is important in selecting a pet that is right for your household. 3. Next, visit your shelters. Make a day of it. If you have the ability or desire to make several trips that’s great! The “inventory” is a constantly shifting stack. Just because that special one isn’t here today, doesn’t mean you won’t find them tomorrow. Visit with the animals that interest you and spend as much time as you can hanging out with them. We’ll talk more about that in a minute. It’s very important. 4. Plan to spend at least an hour with the adoption staff. Most of the shelters have an adoption system in place that helps ensure that you have considered the things above. An adoption application will usually ask you things like: Where do you live? Do you own your home? What kinds of behaviors are you unwilling to tolerate? Do you have other

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animals? Do you have a fence? Etc. Answer these questions honestly and talk openly with the counselor. Shelters create these applications with the desire to keep animals in their new homes! Retention is the number 1 goal of animal shelters. It does no good to adopt out an animal to a home only to have it returned, surrendered to another shelter or found wandering the streets. We want that animal in a happy loving home. So we want you armed with all the information we have. And sometimes that means we have to say, “You know, your application says here that you will not tolerate barking because you live in an apartment. We happen to know that the pup you selected is a member of a very yappy breed.” 5. Don’t expect to walk out the door with your new pet. Your pet may have to stay a day or so to finish up any needed medical things, in most cases spay/ neuter surgery. This will give you a chance to puppy proof your home, so take it as a blessing. On the other hand, it can happen that your pet is ready to go that moment and you leave with them and head straight to pick up all the new goodies from your local pet store. One token of wisdom: Adopt a shelter dog. If you can bring yourself to look past the cute puppy faces and into the mature dog faces, please do so. For all shelters, the placing of adult animals is far harder. The reward to adopters is limitless. Adult dogs often show unbounded gratitude to their new owners. They know what life has offered before and have something to compare their new heaven to. Adult dogs are either already potty {November 2014}

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NOVEMBER 22ND: Doggie Carnival Benefitting New Braunfels Dog Park at 1240 Landa St, New Braunfels, TX from 11 AM-3PM. This fun event is all about the dogs! We will have fun activities and contests like paw art, bobbing for tennis balls, Frisbee catch, dog/person look-a-like and much more. Also, various pet vendors will be there. Cost is $10 per friendly dog. SAPA! Howliday Bazaar from 11AM-3PM at The Paul Jolly Adoption Center Petco Pavillion (210 Tuleta Dr, across from the Zoo). Shop from pet and people friendly vendors, adopt a new best friend for 1/2 off and grab a bite to eat! All vendors donate a portion of sales to San Antonio Pets Alive! What better way to shop for a cause! Low-Income Wellness Clinics at the San Antonio Humane Society (4804 Fredericksburg Road) are offered on a first-come, first-serve basis as time allows. Various vaccinations, microchipping, nail trim, heartworm test (dogs), Advantage Multi, and much more will be available. Visit SAhumane.org for more info. NOVEMBER 25TH: Pet Loss and Grief support hosted by S.A.P.P.Y. at the English Tea Shoppe at 6877 Bandera Rd. The gatherings are free to the public and meant for support. They are held every 4th Tuesday of the month from 6:30-8PM. NOVEMBER 29TH: Dogsgiving 2014 at Woof Gang Bakery (10003 NW Military HWY, Suite 1109), hosted by AAPAW from 11AM-3PM. Details at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/ dogsgiving-2014-tickets-13663380539. Small Business Saturday will also be held in combination with this event at Woof Gang Bakery. NOVEMBER 30TH: Raising Cane’s Chicken Fingers restaurant on 3009 Schertz Parkway in Schertz, is holding a fundraiser for CASI. If a customer mentions CASI when placing their order, they will receive a percentage of those sales.

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