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The sizzling hot and stifling days of late spring and summer are here again. Sun lotion, warm weather, flip flops, lemonade, flowers, swimming, pools, laughing children, sprinklers, watermelon, ice tea, early morning and late evening walks with our dogs, vacations, reading a good book are all things we associate with summer. As adults we look back nostalgically and remember how carefree we felt as children. Actually summer gives us permission to experience it again; to be a kid again! We all need a break from routine and work to rest our bodies and relax our minds. Let’s add more fun and play to our lives. Spend some extra time with your family and friends (including pets) doing fun activities. Enjoy yourself by doing things that you love; rekindle your passion for pursuits that maybe you haven’t done for quite some time. Stay connected with the pet community by attending pet events and finding ways to volunteer and to support area animal shelters and rescues.

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FELINE Rsonality! PUR Which of the 5 Feline Personality Traits Best Describe Your Cat?


ats and their purr-sonalities! Sometimes all cats are perceived as having the same type personality; aloof and standoffish, less social as our canine companions. Research is being done to help cat parents understand their cats better, improve their relationships, and create a happier and healthier home for their fur babies. According to Dr. Karen Becker, researchers have identified five personality traits that are very similar to our own. These are often called “The Feline Five” and they make up a cat’s purr-sonality. The traits include neurotic, extraverted, dominant, impulsive agreeable.

Cats scoring high on dominance can be difficult and challenging especially with other cats in their home. They’re known as bullies and control their world; they don’t share food, toys and even block access to the kitty litter. Creating multiple feeding areas, having multiple kitty boxes and having extra toys will make life bearable for the other felines in the dominant cat’s home. Dominant cats often do best in a onecat household but awareness of their bullying tendencies is important to ensure the safety and well being of your other cats.

Every cat has their own distinctive purr-sonality or blend of “The Feline Five”. Identifying your cat’s personal blend of traits will help you be more in sync with your cat. It will also help you create a nurturing environment that is less stressful and more suited to their personality.

An impulsive or spontaneous cat demonstrates erratic behaviors. They react differently to the same situation at different times. Researchers think that this type cat has difficulty coping with life. The cat may be having difficulty managing both high energy and anxiety which causes the erratic behavior. Consistency and routine with their feeding times and play times are important to help an impulsive cat manage his own behaviors.

Skittish or neurotic cats are insecure, anxious, and fearful of new people and situations. They run and hide when visitors come over; they run in response to unknown noises. If your cat has this personality you want to create an environment for them where by feel safe. They need lots of places to hide such as tunnels, cat trees, or cardboard boxes. When you have visitors over make sure your cat can get to their favorite place of safety. Cats with the extroversion traits are outgoing, extremely curious and get bored easily. These cats are always exploring and looking for new things to explore. They need extra mental stimulation and more enrichment activities than most cats. When their needs are not met they can get into trouble and develop destructive behaviors. Lots of interactive toys and active playtimes are essential to keep them entertained.

Agreeableness – the friendly social cat who gets along with everyone and every pet. They are the ideal cat for a multi-cat home. This personality trait is often the result of a cat who was socialized as a kitten. An agreeable cat is friendly and shows affection. It is the opposite of the stereotypical “aloof” cat. Understanding and appreciating your cat’s unique personality can deepen and strength the bond between you. If you are a multi-cat home or plan to add a new cat to your home it is important to be aware of the blended purr-sonalities within your feline family in order to create a home environment that meets the need of each feline family member.

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As dog lovers we march to the beat of our own drum. There are some things a non dog-loving person just wouldn’t understand. Only once you enjoy the companionship of our furry friends, can one truly appreciate why dog-lovers do the things they do!


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Took your eyes off of the road just for a wee moment while you were driving because you noticed an adorable dog walking with or without its owner. Stopped and dropped everything even though you were busy to pay attention to your pooch. Turned down plans to go out because at that particular moment, you only want to hang out with your furry friend. Found yourself feeling uncomfortable when you go to a home that does not have dogs. Chased a stray dog at some inconvenient hour, like at five o’clock in the morning when you were only venturing out for a coffee, without even doing your hair and still wearing pajamas that don’t really match. Did not like someone because they did not like dogs. Secretly laughed when your dog jumped all over a non dog-lover. Discovered that your dog was a better listener than some people you know. Remembered all of the dogs’ names on your block but had no clue what their owners’ names were. Looked at people as if they were strange because they were afraid of your one-hundred-twenty-pound puppy. Met a complete stranger that was walking both a newborn baby and a puppy, and you gravitated to the puppy. Las Vegas Pet Scene Magazine • May/June 2019

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Started talking to someone whom you’ve never met before who likes dogs and wound up spending time exchanging photos and dog stories. Joined an organization that rescues dogs, Noticed that your circle of friends are all dog lovers, or at least most of them are. Looked at your dog while he or she was doing something most would consider to be gross, and actually had the audacity to say the dog was cute. Spent more time making sure your dogs’ bedding was comfortable than your own. I.e. giving them a pillow, blanket, toys, fluffy bed, orthopedic beds, etc. Spent more money at the vet on your dogs’ health, teeth, etc. than on your own. Were not grossed out by your dog’s toy getting dropped in your lap…even though that very toy is full of doggy drool. Realized that though just dogs, they are truly your best friends and family members.

Do any of these sound familiar to you? If so, Congratulations! Consider yourself a dog lover and also one of the luckiest people. You’ve experienced the most wonderful aspects about owning a dog. Elizabeth Parker – Author of Finally Home, Final Journey, My Dog Does That!, Bark Out Loud!, Paw Prints in the Sand,Paw Prints in the Sand: Mission Accomplished, Unwanted Dreams, Phobia, Evil’s Door and Faces of Deception.

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June 21, 2019, marks the 21st annual anniversary of Take Your Dog To Work Day



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Take Your Dog to Work Day® originated in 1999 when Pet Sitters International created the unofficial holiday to be celebrated annually in the United Sates on the first Friday after Father’s Day. It’s a way to encourage pet adoption and to celebrate the love that our pets bring to our lives every day. People without pets are able to see the special bonds people have with their pets. Pet parents of cats and other pets are included in the celebrations; It begins on Monday, June 17, with Take Your Cat To Work Day®, then the entire week, June 17-21, is Take Your Pet To Work Week®, and concluding on Friday, June 21, with Take Your Dog to Work Day®!



I know we’d all love to bring our pets to work, but that’s not always possible depending upon where we work. It might not be a safe environment for your pet or for people with allergies. So how can you celebrate your pet at work on this special day? And every day when you’re at work?

If you’re allowed to decorate your office space to your liking, there are unlimited pet desk accessories out there. Besides the typical cups, frames and mouse pads, there are fun staplers, tape dispensers, pencil sharpers, cell phone holders, and my favorite, puppy paper clips.

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Now if you can go a bit more wild and crazy, you can still keep it professional with some nice artwork. It all doesn’t have to be of your own little Fido. Maybe you have that special breed you’re gaga over. Pick an art style, whether colorful contemporary, black and white, watercolor, line drawings, abstract, or whatever makes you happy. Make a gallery of different images all in one style. For example; create a wall of Sheltie puppies, Siamese cats, Blue and Gold Macaws or Clydesdale horses. You can also take one of your favorite pictures of Fido and have it printed in different art styles. Or just be fun and whimsical. Canvases can be inexpensive material to use, versus framing. Plus they’re light weight, and you can use wall mount strips that won’t damage the walls of your office or cubicle.

funds, find out what special things they need and put together care packages for them. One year a kennel club had a friendly competition for my non-profit, Seniors To The Rescue. They challenged everyone to see who could bring the cutest fleece blankets to donate. During their monthly meeting, they cut them to size, with 1 inch strip edges. Our seniors then made our Snuggle Beddies, knotted pet blankets, which we donated to animal rescues and shelters. The fun they had and the time they spent preparing the blankets was worth more than the money they could have donated for us to just purchase them.

What about Pet-ify-ing your workspace?

I know not every company allows you to over personalize your work space. It might be a matter of company policy or professionalism if clients come into your office. But what about just for the week? Everyone could create a gallery of all their babies’ pictures through the years. Although crazy, I had a girlfriend whose office had a competition on who could have the most pet themed items on their desk and still be able to work. The winner had over 300. I think there were a lot of pet pens and pencils involved. 12

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Having our pets around makes us happy. But if you can’t take them to work with you during Take Your Pet To Work Week®, help a shelter or rescue and decorate your office so that they can be there with you in spirit. Gail Mayhugh, the owner of GMJ Interior Design, has been designing in Las Vegas for over 25 years. She also supports animal rescues and shelters through her non-profit, www.SeniorsToTheRescue.org.

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A Salute to our Military Animal Heroes This Memorial Day our nation will pause for a moment to pay tribute to our brave men and women in uniform. We will honor our fallen soldiers, our veterans, and those who are currently serving. Hopefully, we will not forget to acknowledge the many brave military animals that fought and continue to fight by their side.

For hundreds of years, our military has had the benefit of devoted four-legged partners who have risked their own lives to protect and defend their fellow soldiers. While there are countless stories of heroism and bravery from our military animals, there are a few a little less known. The stories of Nemo (a decorated canine soldier) and Reckless (a one-time Korean racehorse) most accurately exemplify the level of dedication and loyalty these animals possess. Nemo, a German Shepherd war hero, was deployed to South Vietnam with his handler, 22-year old Airman 2nd Class Robert Thorneburg. One December night in 1966, Thorneburg and Nemo were patrolling the perimeter of the air base when Nemo alerted his handler to the presence of enemy soldiers in their vicinity. Before Thorneburg could radio for help, they were fired upon. Nemo charged towards the enemy fire where he sustained a bullet wound to the face. The bullet entered under his right eye and exited his mouth. Thorneburg was also shot and knocked to the ground, but Nemo fought on despite his injury. This gave Thorneburg the additional time he needed to radio for help. Nemo continued to fight, launching his 85-pound body at the guerrillas until reinforcements arrived and killed the remaining Viet Cong soldiers. He then dragged himself over to Thorneburg and crawled on top of him to protect him from harm. Nemo was permanently blinded in his right eye, but returned to the US with Honors in 1967 and was able to live out the rest of his life as a hero. 14

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Nemo’s story is one that illustrates the commitment and devotion our military dogs possess. They have always been a formidable, brave military partner.

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Fortunately, our troops have had the benefit of another animal partner that provides a very different kind of assistance –the horse. The story of Reckless is certainly one of the best. Reckless began her life as a Korean racehorse, but was purchased and recruited by the U.S. Marines Corps in 1952. A young Korean stable boy reluctantly sold her for $250 to purchase a prosthetic leg for his sister who had lost her leg to a land mine. Reckless was very friendly with her new Marine Corps family, often sharing their rations, entering their quarters, and snuggling with them on cold nights. It soon became evident that Reckless enjoyed eating almost ANYTHING – Soda, candy, beer, eggs, coffee, poker chips, and even an occasional hat! Although she had unusual eating habits, Reckless was a dependable soldier that was primarily used to transport ammunition. After 2 years of exemplary service, Reckless was officially promoted to the rank of Sergeant. During the Korean War, at the five-day Battle of Outpost Vegas in 1953, Sergeant Reckless once again proved her worth and allegiance to her fellow U.S. Marines. In a single day of the battle, Reckless made 51 trips to the front lines delivering ammunition and bringing injured soldiers back with her for medical care. She carried 9,000 pounds of ammunition to the front lines, requiring her to cross miles of rice paddies and steep mountain trails under enemy fire. After each ammunition delivery, an injured Marine was laid across her back for transport back to base camp. As the battle escalated, the Marines had many casualties and could no longer spare a man to lead her to the front lines. The small chestnut mare managed to make the dangerous trek on her own without Marine accompaniment. Reckless was shot twice, hit above her

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eye and in her left flank. Even with her injuries, she diligently continued the back and forth deliveries on her own. For her bravery, Reckless was promoted to Staff Sergeant and was awarded a multitude of medals including 2 purple hearts. After the war, Reckless was shipped back to the U.S., arriving in San Francisco on November 10, 1954 (the Marine Corps birthday). As a special guest at the Marine Corps Birthday Ball, Reckless celebrated the occasion in true form by devouring the birthday cake, several flower bouquets, and a good portion of her fully-decorated, custommade blanket. Reckless will long be remembered for her dedicated service AND her incredibly unusual appetite.


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Cat People


Dog People

Are you a pet lover?

Even though we love all pets many of us identify as either a cat or dog person. Recent studies have shown that people probably choose a pet somewhat based on their own personality. They also have identified some personality differences between the two groups. Generally dog people are extroverted, sociable and outgoing. They tend to be confident and dominant yet tend to obey the rules. Dog owners tend to have higher incomes. They are more active and enjoy running, yoga and dancing. They prefer action movies. And, generally cat people are introverted, sensitive and open minded. They tend to be more intelligent and creative than dog people. They don’t conform to the rules and are more independent. They seem to enjoy documentaries, musicals, books and gardening.

Below are a few well known people who are recognized as cat or dog people – do they match your pet preference and personality traits?

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Ernest Hemingway

The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum in Florida is home to 40 or 50 polydactyl (six-toed cats) also called Hemingway cats. His love of cats was expressed by this quote: One cat just leads to another.

John Lennon

Some of his felines were called Jesus and Elvis; some with neat combo names like Salt and Pepper, and Major and Minor. He also liked to draw cats. His wife, Yoko Ono also was a cat person.

Mark Twain

Considered possibly the craziest cat person ever; he loved all the 19 cats that lived with him. One of his famous quotes sums up his feelings about cats and people is: If man could be crossed with the cat, it would improve man, but it would deteriorate the cat.

Paul McCartney

Paul McCartney’s song Martha actually was about his beloved English Sheepdog Martha. He kept three Old English Sheepdogs at his home in Sussex.

Stephen King

Stephen King much loved Corgi, Marlowe, inspired many of his canine characters. In Dec 2014 he added Molly, an adorable Corgi to his family and shared her antics on Facebook and Twitter.

Elton John

Elton John is a confirmed dog lover. The best man at his wedding to David Furnish was Arthur, his beloved Cocker Spaniel. Sadly, Arthur passed away in 2018. His family of Cocker Spaniels includes Marilyn (Arthur’s “wife”) and their daughter, Isobella.

There is one similarity shared by all cat and dog people – we love our pets and they love us!

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It is my obligation and joy to find ways to enrich Louie’s life through fun outdoor activities, a variety of fresh fruits and vegetables, and lots and lots of love and attention, whether it be stroking his head feathers while I watch television or putting on music to which he can dance. In fact, two months ago, Great Companions, purveyors of bird supplies, held a “Bird of the Year” contest. As a proud companion, I submitted a 55-second video of Louie dancing to Frank Sinatra’s romantic ballad, “For Once In My Life.” Four weeks and over 300 votes later, Louie was anointed “Bird of the Year”. You can watch Louie’s video at www.youtube.com/watch?v=H7lW5Jrzh7g.


If you are interested in becoming a bird companion, I offer a few suggestions: • Foster before you adopt or buy. Make sure you are up to the daily responsibility of being a good companion

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• Prepare for a life-long commitment. Some birds live for up to 75 years and they bond deeply with their human partner. • Relish the joy you will feel as they express their love for you and with full fervor ensure that you return that love to them. 18

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Ayurveda for Pets By Jamie Lee

You love your pets; because you love them, you treat them like a member of the family. You want them to be healthy and you want to share a long, happy life with them. One way to set the stage for a vibrant life is through the 5,000-year-old system of care known as Ayurveda.


Ayurveda is considered the first system of medicine ever established. It began in India and it emphasizes the importance of being connected to nature, a clean diet, and a holistic lifestyle. Ayurveda also takes into account the energy that we experience through the five senses. Everything we think, see, or feel plays a role in our well-being. To maintain wellness, the body, mind and spirit must be in balance. When these areas of our lives become unbalanced, the opportunity for disease and unhappiness is present. The principles of Ayurveda can help your pets maintain wellness, recover faster from illness, and set the stage for a long life.


Ayurveda is based on the principle that all life is made up of five elements: space, fire, water, earth and air. The five elements are found in everyone in varying degrees, and the unique combination of these elements shapes the Dosha.

PITTA PETS – Think cooling environment. Swimming and baths help balance your Pitta pet. Meditate daily and set aside time to sit peacefully together. Playtime should consist of non-aggressive games like fetch or puzzles. Cooling foods and the scent of mint are excellent to maintain balance in your Pitta. KAPHA PETS – Think motivation! Kapha pets have a tendency to gain weight easily. Keep your Kapha pets moving with daily play and exercise. Add some leafy green vegetables to their meal. Kapha pets benefit from lighter diets that are easy to digest and the scent of cinnamon. Ayurveda is not a substitute for veterinary care, but it can help your pet can live a longer, more stable life. It also helps pet parents to remember their connection to nature. So, embrace balance, and enjoy the beauty of nature with your pet.


Doshas are the unique body/mind connections based on the ratio of the five elements. There are three doshas: Vata, Pitta, and Kapha. Everyone has a certain amount of all three doshas, however there is a dominant dosha and a secondary dosha. For example, your pet may be dominantly Vata but also have a high degree of Pitta or Kapha.


When the Vata pet is in balance they are lively, dynamic, and social. When Vata is out of balance, pets can show signs of anxiety, fear and have a poor apatite. Pitta pets, when balanced, are focused, observant, and determined. When out of balance, pets can have digestive problems, skin issues and jealousy. When in balance, Kapha pets are trustworthy, strong and have great endurance. When out of balance they can be overweight, listless and possessive.

BALANCING THE DOSHAS VATA PETS – Think calm, stable environment. Establish a regular exercise routine and meditation practice. Always speak and behave in a calm manner around a Vata pet. Grounding foods and the scent of lavender can help bring a Vata back into balance. Jamie Lee is an Animal Relationship Specialist and Shelter Animal Reiki Association Teacher. She is a published author, speaker and she volunteers to help animals and caregivers in rescues and shelters. For more information on Animal Reiki visit www.Animal-Bonds.com or FP page Jamie Lee – Animal Bonds 20

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FEEDING STRAY CATS? Talk to us about a no cost solution to spay and neuter these cats. There are estimated to be more than 200,000 feral and undomesticated cats in Clark County. The best and most humane way to deal with this population of cats is to trap, spay or neuter, and vaccinate them, then release them back to their original location where a caretaker will feed them. A number of people feed these cats in their area, even if they don’t consider the cats as belonging to them. They will often start by feeding a stray cat that looks hungry. The Las Vegas Valley Humane Society encourages people who are feeding these cats to partner with us to have the cat spayed or neutered. This helps to control the population of homeless animals in our community. If you’re feeding stray cats, please consider having the LVVHS help you to trap and spay or neuter these cats. There is no cost to you.

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he arrival of spring and warmer weather ushers in “kitten season” which usually peaks in late spring or early summer. In our area kitten season is really three seasons. It peaks in March, with another peak in June and July, and then again in October and November. The heat cycle in female cats is regulated by the weather. An unspayed cat can experience heat cycles from early spring until late fall, coming into heat every two to three weeks for seven to 10 days. This cycle is repeated until she mates or is spayed or the cycle becomes dormant due to the shorter darker days of late fall and winter. Spaying and neutering are the only ways to reduce the overwhelming number of unwanted cats being born each season. In “kitten season” lots of newborn kittens join the ranks of available cats for adoption. Local rescues and shelters will have lots of cute, cuddly newborn kittens to care for. It is a great time to adopt a cat because of the marvelous selection that is available. You’ll find cats and kittens in all colors, sizes, and breeds ranging from cuddly newborns to more mature older ones and everything in between. There is also a tremendous need for fosters willing to open their hearts and homes to these little fur balls who need lots of TLC!


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Sadly, over 3 million cats enter our nation’s animal shelters each year; only 1.3 million of them are adopted and 1.4 million are euthanized. The ASPCA and American Humane have special campaigns during the month of June to bring attention to the fact that millions of cats are in need of loving forever homes especially during “kitten season”.

June is Adopt-A-Cat Month® and Adopt a Shelter Cat Month Adopt-A-Cat Month® is a rescue initiative created by the American Humane to encourage cat adoptions. Check out the resources about adopt cat adoptions on their website. www.americanhumane.org/initiative/adopt-a-cat-month/ Adopt a Shelter Cat Month is a rescue campaign started by the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) to promote cat adoptions and fostering. www.aspca.org

Adopting a cat might not be an option for you now, however, consider doing one or more of the following things to help out during kitten season: 1. Foster 2. Donate money to a shelter or rescue or find out what is on their Wish List 3. Volunteer 4. Share available cats on your personal social media sites. 5. Share cat adoption articles on your personal social media sites Las Vegas Pet Scene Magazine • May/June 2019



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rom long walks on the trails to brunch with their parents in the Village, Lake Las Vegas loves its four-legged friends!

This month, we asked long-time Lake Las Vegas staffer and current assistant general manager of Seasons Grocery & Deli, Aaron Sanchez, for his insights on how residents and guests make the most of their time at Lake Las Vegas with their pets. A 15-year employee of multiple Lake Las Vegas businesses, Sanchez has gotten to know many guests, residents and their four-legged family members. “What’s impressed me about the Lake Las Vegas community is their love of pets,” said Sanchez. “They treat pets like family. One dog that I remember most is a giant, gray poodle. He was so large that you could put a saddle on him!” Sanchez says he and the staff at Seasons see all types of pets and their owners enjoying the Lake Las Vegas lifestyle. “We love them all,” he said. “We learn their names and look forward to their visits.” Sanchez is a dog lover himself. He and his dog Baxter, a sixyear-old Australian German Shepherd/Lab mix, love to play catch. Baxter’s favorite toy is a football and Sanchez says they can play for hours throwing and catching it. Want to bring YOUR well-behaved pet with you to enjoy the summer at Lake Las Vegas? Here are Aaron’s top tips to maximize your visit: 1. Bring water to keep your dog hydrated. 2. Bring hand sanitizer and bags for clean-up. 3. Scope out shady spots, especially in the hot summer months, for your dog to relax. There’s a shaded, grassy area next to Season’s Grocery & Deli. 4. Keep your dog on a leash. 5. When bringing animals into an establishment where they are welcome, make sure they are calm, within

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your control and not barking. If something happens and you cannot get them under control, simply step outside or find a quiet place to regroup. 6. Pets are allowed in the lake with supervision. Dogs do get tired like humans, so watch them closely. PET LOVERS ARE INVITED to attend the Pulte Pet Parade and Pet Scene Magazine Pet Fair on Saturday, May 25 as part of the 2nd Annual Lake Las Vegas Sports Celebration. Events including a pancake breakfast with celebrity chef Scott Commings, Pickleball Pro Am, Golf Academy Pro Day, pool party and BBQ will kick off the Memorial Day weekend celebration along with the pet parade and pet fair. Events start at 8 a.m. and tickets are available online at www.lakelasvegas.com/days and proceeds will benefit the Henderson and Las Vegas K9 departments.

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The New Normal

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Obesity is defined as the excessive accumulation of fat and scientifically defined as greater than 20% body fat. An overweight cat is 10-19% body fat. Obesity in our pet population is fast becoming an epidemic. The new normal in our cats is to be overweight, which is not only sad, but also detrimental to our pet’s health. It is reported more than 50% of cats between the ages of 5-10 years old are defined as overweight or obese.


Health Risks of Obesity Obesity directly leads to a large number of health risks in our cats.

Body condition scoring (BCS) is a tool used by veterinarians to estimate the percentage of body fat an animal is. A good way to analyze a cats BCS is to know that you should be able to feel the ribs, but not see them. If your cat has a pouch under its belly, and it has any fat in it, it is automatically placed as overweight scoring a minimum of a 6 on the BCS 1-9 scale. Having an open and honest discussion about your cat’s weight with your veterinarian is a good start to obtaining a maintaining a healthy weight in your cat.














- Just like in people, obesity can lead to diabetes in our feline companions. A direct correlation between weight and insulin-resistant diabetes has been found. The good thing about feline diabetes is approximately 30% of cats will achieve remission with proper insulin therapy and an effective weight loss plan. - Excessive weight puts added pressure to the joints which can lead to arthritis. On top of the added weight, fat tissue is considered an inflammatory organ and showers the body in inflammatory mediators that cause inflammation throughout the body.




One of a cats stress organs is their bladder. They can develop inflammation in their bladder when stressed and being overweight stresses cats behaviorally and medically. This inflammation can lead to inappropriate urination in the house and in extreme cases the inflammation can be so bad that they can develop bloody urine and in rare cases the inflammation is so severe they are unable to urinate. Las Vegas Pet Scene Magazine • May/June 2019






- A large number of cats come into veterinary clinics for shaves and advice on matting. A simple answer is that many of these cats are unable to reach their backs and abdomens. This leads to flaky skin and matting of fur, even short fur can mat. These mats can leads to pain and discomfort and even skin infections. - Obese cats have a 2.8-fold increase in mortality compared to lean cats.

AND MANY MORE MEDICAL ISSUES! If you think your cat is overweight then you should schedule a consultation with your veterinarian. They can discuss diet changes and how to start a cat on scheduled feedings if they are free-fed. They may also recommend testing for other underlying causes of obesity and also any of the previously mentioned health risks of obesity. Overall, your cat will live a longer, happier life if a healthy weight is maintained.

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illions of animals are used in U.S. experiments that are often unnecessary (and can be harmful to humans), yet companies still preform tests on all species due to government regulations, company protocol, or for grant-seeking purposes. This includes cosmetic and household product testing and medical research. Testing causes physical and psychological suffering to these animals, places them in unnatural environments, isolates them from their own social structures, and typically ends in their deaths. Cosmetic and other companies that test their products on animals cannot guarantee that those products would have the same effect upon humans as animal testing is not always accurate or conclusive and can actually be detrimental to humans. It is no doubt harmful to the animals themselves who are confined and experience fear, stress, extreme boredom, and unrelieved pain causing many of them to go insane. More than 30 countries have phased out animal testing; and currently, if passed, The Humane Cosmetics Act would end unnecessary cruelty by prohibiting animal testing for all cosmetic products manufactured or sold in the U.S. Humane and safe cosmetics can be made using thousands of existing ingredients and several non-animal safety tests are already available for new ingredients. These alternatives are often cheaper, faster and better predictors of safety.

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its supply chain. Additionally, we can contact companies to ask if they test on animals. Most packaging includes a toll-free number of the company, or we can google the information online. In the medical field, research shows that animals are not biologically similar enough to humans to justify experimenting upon them; they don’t necessarily respond the same and no medical model can adequately duplicate human anatomy and physiology. Roughly, 92% of drugs that pass preclinical testing on animals have failed in human clinical trials. A growing number of professionals believe that experimenting on animals is not necessary for the progress of medicine and feel that it is preferable to utilize research methods that do not harm animals. Equally significant, they see negative consequences of using one species to provide information about another. For more information and action alerts, please visit the sites of the American Anti-Vivisection Society, Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine, HSUS, PETA and other animal welfare groups working towards ending animal experimentation.

We can also contact our federal representatives, voicing our opposition to animal testing. To urge them to pass The Humane Cosmetics Act, We can help avoid animal suffering by not contributing towards make a brief, polite phone call to your U.S. Representative, it via the choices that we make. Consumers can check this list asking him/her to support the bill. Sample message: “I’m a for humane alternatives: constituent, and I urge you to offer your strong support for www.crueltyfreekitty.com/list-of-cruelty-free-brands The Humane Cosmetics Act or any bill that would prohibit animal testing for cosmetics manufactured or sold in the U.S.” Many products, both personal and household, will have the Be sure to provide your name. Find your representative here: Leaping Bunny logo on them to indicate they are ethical and http://myreps.datamade.us/ humane. This certification is part of an international crueltyfree program that provides shoppers with the best assurance References: www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4594046/ that a brand is doing all it can to remove animal testing from www.nal.usda.gov/awic/animal-welfare-act 34

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By Amanda M. Quinn www.theferalfelinefemale.blogspot.com

ou’re outside watering your lawn and see a skinny cat dash across the street. Perhaps you even put food and water out for her because you’re concerned. Maybe you’ve even give her a name though you have no intentions of making her your pet. This mystery cat could be a lost or abandoned pet. Or she may be a feral cat. Let’s just assume, however, that you’ve done your due diligence. You’ve asked your neighbors if she belongs to them. You’ve put up fliers indicating a lost cat has been found. You even took her to a vet to be scanned for a microchip, just in case she is owned and lost. If these endeavors brought no results, you can be fairly confident that this cat is a “community cat.” Community cats are free-roaming, oftentimes feral cats. Feral cats have never been owned. Unfortunately, if they end up in a shelter, they are often the first to be euthanized because they are not considered adoptable. In Clark County, Nevada, we have an ordinance regarding the managed care of feral cats under section 10.6. This law requires that feral cat colonies have caretakers who provide sustenance for the cats and ensure they are vaccinated, spayed/neutered and ear tipped. This practice is called TNR.

What is TNR?

TNR stands for Trap, Neuter, Return/ Release. Live traps are set with food lures inside of them. When the cats enter the trap to eat, they will step on a plate that triggers the trap to close. The cats are not injured by this process. 40

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The cats are scanned for any existing microchips, spayed or neutered, ear-tipped and given vaccines, including a rabies shot. They are then returned to the same location they were caught. TNR programs ensure the feral cats can live healthier lives and stop the overpopulation problem in it’s tracks. This practice also reduces shelter euthanasia rates, because once the cats are ear-tipped they cannot be taken to a shelter. Ear-tipping simply means the clinic cuts the tip of one ear off, leaving that ear flat at the top. This is visual proof to anyone who may encounter this cat that it has been fixed, vaccinated and is protected by the law.

How you can help?

What can you do for the community cats in your neighborhood? Chances are, you are not the only one who is caring for the cats. Talk to your neighbors and decide who wants to be the main caretaker for the feral cats in your neighborhood. Then, call one of the TNR programs in the valley so they can send a volunteer out to trap the cats. These programs will require a caretaker, even if you share the responsibility with neighbors. This is needed in order to perform the TNR procedures and return the cats to your neighborhood. Being a caretaker just means you provide food and water for the cats, and watch out for their health. TNR organizations will provide follow-up medical care, if needed, to cats that have gone through their program.

Let’s work together, as a community, to ensure our community cats get the care they so desperately need and deserve! For more information, please visit: www.c5-tnr.org • www.lvvhumane.org • www.hcws.org www.animalfoundation.com/services/community-cats

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Take Your Dog To Work Day ® Friday, June 21, 2019

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CELEBRATING ALL PETS AT WORK Take Your Pet to Work Week® June 17 – June 21 Take Your Dog to Work Day ® will be celebrated Friday, June 21. It was started by Pet Sitters International to celebrate our wonderful companions and to encourage dog adoption. Now cats and all pets are able to participate in this event. Take Your Cat to Work Day® is June 17. Here are a few tips to help you plan your pet’s visit:

PERMISSION – First, get permission from your employer. Share some of the benefits of pets in the workplace. It is extremely important to make sure your co-workers know that you will be bringing in your pet. If anyone has allergies or other issues talk with them about possible solutions to avoid problems. PLAN AHEAD – The Pet Sitters International’s website has a wealth of ideas. There is a 7-page downloadable Toolkit which offers helpful tips. Find ways to encourage participation from your coworkers so it can be a fun workplace experience for everyone. (www.petsit.com/takeyourdog) PICK A PROJECT – Another purpose of the event is to support the local pet community. Consider inviting a local rescue or shelter to visit and bring a few pets along that are in need of a loving home – maybe one of your coworkers will adopt one. Another idea is to collect wish list items for a shelter or rescue and deliver them during the week. PETIQUETTE – This one is so important. Create a checklist for your pet so you’ll have everything you need for your pet’s visit. Bring water and food dishes, a supply of food and snacks, bed and potty break items. Have a variety of toys to keep your pet busy so they can be good “employees”. Have someone available to pick up your pet in case the visit is a disaster. A successful short visit is far better than a disastrous long visit.

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Jake is a 13 year old Chihuahua. I found him seven years ago while driving along Warm Springs and Bermuda. He was a scared little guy and barked at me at first, but eventually saw I didn’t mean to harm him and eventually jumped into my truck. Since then, he has flourished, exhibiting his little Napoleon complex typical of most Chihuahuas. Marty, also a Chihuahua mix, was found running around on Martin Luther King Blvd three years ago. He was skinny and pretty dirty. He had two ripped dew claws and appeared to have been on the streets for some time. We estimated his age at about three. Despite his circumstance, Marty is a happy go lucky little guy whose tail is perpetually wagging. We recently found out that he has a very serious heart condition, but that doesn’t stop him from loving life and entertaining the people around him with his goofy ways. When I opened my agency two years ago, I knew animals would be an integral part of my organization. What better way to do this than have these two little guys stationed in the office every day. Jake and Marty are our Customer Relations Specialists. They take their work very seriously, greeting each customer and delivery person that walks through the doors. The customers have come to expect to see their little wagging tails when they walk in. We had an incident where a customer and veteran was involved in an auto accident. He was anxious from the experience and came in looking for the dogs as this is usually the only way he can calm down. If one of the staff has a particularly stressful call, Marty senses their mood and walks over to comfort them. The dogs bring a sense of serenity and comfort into the office and makes it a better place to work.

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Everyone can do something, large or small, to help save a life. Doc is a three year old, male, DSH orange and white tabby. He was rescued from the streets and has been waiting patiently for a forever home. Doc loves attention, but will let you know when he has had enough. He is neutered, current on vaccinations, Felv/FIV tested negative and micro-chipped. Y


Las Vegas Valley Humane Society 702-434-2009 • lvvhs@cox.net www.lvvhumane.org

We cannot believe our gorgeous Nala hasn’t been adopted yet! This sweet girl with proper intros can live with other dogs. She has lots of love to give and really attaches herself once she finds “her” person. She is a super friendly girl and will welcome belly rubs and lovin’ from anyone! Don’t let her resting pit face fool ya! Y


Animal Network 702-582-7534 • AdoptAnimalNetwork@gmail.com www.animalnetwork-lv.com Bonded mama & son, Clio is around 4.5 years old. Paco is 3.5 years old. Both are super sweet and inseparable. Clio’s favorite place to be is curled up on her cat condo relaxing. Paco loves to play with toys and isn’t afraid so show his silly side. Fully vetted; Felv/fiv negative. $50 adoption fee for the bonded pair. Y

Clio & Paco

Pekes, Paws and Tails Please fill out an adoption application at: www.pekespawsandtails.com

Blitzen is an 8 year old sweet and mature gentleman who loves to snuggle. He is discovering how wonderful life can be since he was rescued. He loves other dogs and doesn’t mind cats one bit. He is a slow moving guy and really loves to be a couch potato, but still likes to play and wrestle a bit. Y


Hearts Alive Village Las Vegas For interest, email info@havlv.com www.havlv.com

Approx. 20 years old “Tiki’ is a high energy, playful umbrella cockatoo. In typical cockatoo fashion, he loves toys, lots of attention and appropriate cuddles. Tiki is very loud and will only be available to qualified applicants who do not live in an apartment or condominium. Y


SouthWest Exotic Avian Rescue lvparrotrescue@swearlv.org Apply online at www.swearlv.org Apache is nicknamed “Frankie - Ol Blue Eyes” for his stunning appearance and gorgeous eyes. He’s seeking a home as a companion animal due to airway disease and intermittent lameness. 15.3hh, approx. 14 yrs old, UTD on teeth/feet/ vax. Intermediate+ handlers only, $400 to approved home. Y


Local Equine Assistance Network For more info: www.leanhorses.org/horse/apache

Meet Bandit. He came in rescue when his family fell on hard times. They were going to claim him after 90 days but they never did. Bandit is a sweet, loving, well-behaved little fella. He’s healthy and active. His favorite pasttime is taking naps in his dog bed and he loves to be near his humans. Bandit gets along with all other dogs and kids. Y


Connor and Millie’s Dog Rescue Email: cmdradopt@gmail.com www.connorandmilliesdogrescue.org

Lanka is a 6 year old Female Staffordshire and Weimaraner mix. She was rescued from a local kill shelter along with her 10 puppies. She is such a clown. She does need to be the only animal in the house and would do best with older kids. She loves car rides and walks. Y


Furgotten Friends Dog Rescue Please call to meet Lanka! 775-848-9478 www.furgottenfriendsdogrescue.org

O’Malley recently celebrated his 1st birthday! This handsome boy has an easygoing personality and loves to be around and play with other cats. Some of his other favorite activities: getting brushed and watching basketball games on TV! Y


Homeward Bound Cat Adoptions 702-533-3440 (text)

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upcoming THURSDAY, MAY 2

Free Community Class: Click That Dog 10am-11am. Join us for our free community class that will give you an overview of the full class series. Suggested donation of dog/cat food or $20 in cash or check to Hearts Alive Village Las Vegas. www.impetusanimaltraining.com imPETus Animal Training – 6315 S. Rainbow Blvd., Suite 106


Events PET


Pups on the Patio 4pm-8pm. Join Animal Help Alliance for a laid back event full of beer and dogs! Well-behaved, leashed dogs are welcome to bring their owners! Raffle items, food, and some special surprises from Lagunitas Brewery! Three Sheets will be giving us $1 for every pour so come thirsty! www.animalhelpalliance.org Three Sheets Craft Beer Bar – 1115 South Casino Center Blvd.

PET-A-PALOOZA 9am–4pm. Bring your pets and enjoy a pet-friendly event all day! Entertainment, vendors, demonstrations plus nonprofit animal rescue groups will be on-site for animal adoptions, information and awareness. www.mix941.fm Skye Canyon Park – 10119 W Skye Canyon Park Dr.








PAWS 9th Annual Charity Golf Tournament 10am–5pm. Come out and support PAWS On My Way Home Rescue. Golf, food, silent & “caddy” auction, awards ceremony, gifts and a chance to win prizes. Register at: www.onmywayhomerescue.com TPC Summerlin Golf Course – 1700 Village Center Circle Cinco De Meow! 12pm–4pm. Join us for Tacos, Cats And Fiesta! Did you know Taco Cat Spelled Backwards is Taco Cat?? Looking forward to seeing all our amazing Poppy Peeps for some food, fun and celebration! www.poppyfoundation.org The Poppy Foundation – 6620 Sky Point Dr. Priscilla’s Birthday Bash 2019! 11am–5pm. A benefit for four rescue groups. Adoptable animals and fundraising items. You can also get a stunning photo of your pet bird, bunny, guinea pig, etc. Priscilla’s Pantry – 800 N. Rainbow Blvd., #110


Vegas Valley Dog Obedience Club – Monthly Meeting 7pm–8pm. Public is invited. Upcoming guest speakers and topics to be announced. For more info visit, www.VVDOC.org. Audi Las Vegas • 6335 W. Sahara Ave.


Free Community Class: Remarkable Recall 4:30pm-5:30pm. Join us for our free community class that will give you an overview of the full class series. Suggested donation of dog/cat food or $20 in cash or check to Hearts Alive Village. www.impetusanimaltraining.com imPETus Animal Training – 6315 S. Rainbow Blvd., Suite 106


Paws For The Cause 11am-3pm. The Animal Foundation will have lots of amazing dogs for adoption, free microchipping for customers who bring their dogs. Drop off new or gently used blankets or other donations from our wish lists and receive a FREE drink and appetizer coupon from PT’s Taverns. www.animalfoundation.com Friendly Ford – 660 N. Decatur Blvd. 46

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Las Vegas Bird Club Meeting 1pm–3pm. Join LV Bird Club for their monthly meeting with a focus on Avian education. Visitors and birds welcome. www.lasvegasbirdclub.com Henderson Convention Center • 200 Water St., Henderson. Pet Loss Hurts - A Free Grief Support Group 6pm–8pm. Please join us for a wonderful and supportive session of compassionate grief support. We promote a safe, supportive, non-judgemental group. www.petlosshurts.com Findlay Chevrolet - 6800 S. Torrey Pines Dr. PINS for PAWS Bowling Fundraiser 6pm–9pm. Fun evening of bowling & socializing with other animal lovers, goodie bags, great silent auction and raffle prizes, bowling contest prizes, and more! $20 online/$25 at door. www.desertdivadogs.org The Orleans Casino Bowling Center • 4500 W. Tropicana Ave. Free Community Class: Canine Good Citizen 7:30pm-8:30pm. Join us for our free community class that will give you an overview of the full class series. Suggested donation of dog/cat food or $20 in cash or check to Hearts Alive Village. www.impetusanimaltraining.com imPETus Animal Training – 6315 S. Rainbow Blvd., Suite 106


Pet Health & Safety Fair 12pm–5pm. Featuring Las Vegas Fire Fighter demonstrating PET CPR and fire safety, $25.00 microchipping, Author of ‘Scuby the Farting Hot Dog’ series and teacher is discussing pet and child safety, Proper Puppers discussing training and hiking safety, vendors on pet nutrition, pool and water safety & much more! At Your Service Pet Supplies – 7083 W. Craig Rd. #175


Memorial Tile Event 11am–2pm. Please come out and paint a tile in memory of the one you have loved and lost but will never forget. Purchase tickets at www.southernnevadabeaglerescue.com Bee Creative Ceramics - 5221 S. Eastern Ave.


S.W.E.A.R. Parrot Adoption and Grooming 12pm–4pm. Bird grooming, adoption and shopping event to benefit for S.W.E.A.R. Priscilla’s Pantry – 800 N. Rainbow Blvd., #110

upcoming SUNDAY, MAY 19

Free Community Class: Leash Basics 1pm-2pm. Join us for our free community class that will give you an overview of the full class series. Suggested donation of dog/cat food or $20 in cash or check to Hearts Alive Village. www.impetusanimaltraining.com imPETus Animal Training – 6315 S. Rainbow Blvd., Suite 106


Events PET


Play Fore Paws Golf Tournament 7:30am–3pm. Join Animal Network for a round of golf with cart, side games, awards luncheon and free drinks of the course! For more information and to register: 702-528-7534 or animalnetwork.lv@gmail.com. Siena Golf Course - 10575 Siena Monte Avenue

Free Community Class: Intro to K9 Nosework 4pm-5pm. Join us for our free community class that will give you an overview of the full class series. Suggested donation of dog/cat food or $20 in cash or check to Hearts Alive Village. www.impetusanimaltraining.com imPETus Animal Training – 6315 S. Rainbow Blvd., Suite 106




Vegas Valley Dog Obedience Club – Monthly Meeting 7pm–8pm. Public is invited. Upcoming guest speakers and topics to be announced. For more info visit, www.VVDOC.org. Audi Las Vegas • 6335 W. Sahara Ave.

The Pulte Homes Pet Parade & Pet Fair 8am–12pm. Free entry with sign ups at www.iLoveLakeLasVegas.com. Great prizes! K9 demonstration, Vegas Velocity Flyball showcase. Bring your pets and enjoy a pet-friendly event including free pancakes & entertainment! Lake Las Vegas Sports Club – 101 Via Vin Santo, Henderson.

Las Vegas Bird Club Meeting 1pm–3pm. Join LV Bird Club for their monthly meeting with a focus on Avian education. Visitors and birds welcome. www.lasvegasbirdclub.com Henderson Convention Center • 200 Water St., Henderson.


Bunny Grooming and Adoption Event 12pm–4pm. Come get your small animal groomed, adopt a rescued pet, and support All Creatures Sanctuary. Priscilla’s Pantry – 800 N. Rainbow Blvd., #110

PINS for PAWS Bowling Fundraiser 6pm–9pm. Fun evening of bowling & socializing with other animal lovers, goodie bags, great silent auction and raffle prizes, bowling contest prizes, and more! $20 online/$25 at door. www.desertdivadogs.org The Orleans Casino Bowling Center • 4500 W. Tropicana Ave.



Paws on the Pitch 7:30pm–9:30pm. Grab your pups and join us at Cashman Field for “Paws on the Pitch” night with the Las Vegas Lights FC! Tickets are $15 and proceeds benefit our rescue pets! These tickets will be in the “Grass Berm” section to accommodate all of the furry friends coming to the game! Cashman Field – 850 Las Vegas Blvd. North


Friends “FORE” LVK9 Golf Tournament 7:30am–3:30pm. Come out and support our Golf Tournament! 100% of the funds go to help the retired Metro K9’s. Golf, award reception and helicopter golf ball drop! Registration and sponsorship info: www.friends4lvk9.com. Boulder Creek Golf Club - 1501 Veterans Memorial Dr., Boulder City


Lofty Hopes – Pigeon & Dove Rescue and Adoption Event 12pm– 4pm. See the adoptable birds, support Lofty Hopes. You can also get a stunning photo of your pet bird, bunny, guinea pig, etc. Priscilla’s Pantry – 800 N. Rainbow Blvd., #110


S.W.E.A.R. Parrot Adoption and Grooming 12pm–4pm. Bird grooming, adoption and shopping event to benefit for S.W.E.A.R. Priscilla’s Pantry – 800 N. Rainbow Blvd., #110


Bunny Grooming and Adoption Event 12pm–4pm. Come get your small animal groomed, adopt a rescued pet, and support All Creatures Sanctuary. Priscilla’s Pantry – 800 N. Rainbow Blvd., #110


Pet Loss Hurts - A Free Grief Support Group 6pm–8pm. Please join us for a wonderful and supportive session of compassionate grief support. We promote a safe, supportive, non-judgemental group. www.petlosshurts.com Findlay Chevrolet - 6800 S. Torrey Pines Dr.

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