Las Vegas Pet Scene Magazine: May/June 2024

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Love of animals is a universal impulse, a common ground on which all of us may meet. By loving and understanding animals, perhaps we humans shall come to understand each other. ~ Dr. Louis J. Camut - The Cat Specialist

Welcome May and June!

One of the benefits of publishing a pet magazine is being immersed in the world of pets. We’re always discovering more about the incredible human-animal bond and how we can strengthen that bond. Also, we have the privilege of sharing about a variety of topics and items of interest and importance about pets with you. We are grateful for the many opportunities to meet and work with the wonderful people who contribute so much to the pet community of Las Vegas.

Check the calendar of events for pet events happening in May and June. These are fantastic opportunities to connect or reconnect with the pet community, to encourage each other, have fun, and raise money and support animal rescue work.

A lot of work goes into each issue. The planning, getting in ads, assigning articles, editing, completing the layouts, finalizing it and sending it to the printer. Then, of course, distributing to all the locations. However, we couldn’t publish the Pet Scene without two groups of people…BIG THANK YOU TO OUR WRITERS AND OUR ADVERTISERS. We’re grateful for our writers who share their knowledge, expertise and personal experiences with us in each issue. We appreciate the support of our advertisers for their commitment to providing this resource for you.

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WAdopting A Shelter Cat

You’ve made the decision. You’ve been thinking about inviting a cat into your home – and now you’re ready. Now what? Where do you find your new family member?

ell, you’ll find lots of options once you start looking. And it could be overwhelming. Pet store? Adoption websites? Breeder or breed-specific rescues? And then there’s your local shelter…

These shelters are a beacon in our community – giving stray, unwanted, owner surrendered, neglected, or abused cats a place to wait - with hope for a second chance at life. Shelters are often underfunded and overpopulated which means the clock is ticking for these special cats from the moment they arrive.

You may think the benefits of saving the life of a shelter cat are mostly for the cat. Yes – maybe this cat is a senior cat that finds himself in this unfamiliar place, alone and confused because his owner passed away. Or maybe she’s owner surrendered because her family couldn’t take her when they moved away. It’s also possible this cat was found as a starving stray, desperate for food – and love. Or worse, maybe Animal Control removed

this cat from a home that was neglecting or abusing her.

When you adopt a shelter cat, you may never know the story of his life before he found a place to rest at that shelter. But what you can be sure of are the benefits you will receive by adopting a shelter cat.

You are saving a life. And probably more than one. Every time a shelter cat is adopted, it makes room for that shelter to rescue another life in need.

You are creating good. Adopting a shelter cat shows compassion and empathy that demonstrates how much every life matters.

You are adopting a new sense of purpose. Making the decision to provide a home of safety and love for another life breathes new purpose into your own.

Practically, adopting from a shelter is also more cost-effective. Shelters usually cover initial veterinary expenses like spaying or neutering, vaccinations, and microchipping. But it’s worth noting this initial reprieve of expenses don’t mean you shouldn’t be prepared to provide the care your new family member may need in the future.

It’s also practical to consider that a shelter cat may come with “baggage”. Since you don’t know their ‘story’ you may be worried they will have ‘issues’.

Behavioral issues are the number one reason cats are euthanized – unwanted and unloved – at shelters. Yet any feline behaviorist will confirm that the vast majority of behavioral issues in cats are not tolerated or resolved because their human didn’t make an effort to understand cats in general. Cats are actually not complicated – they don’t do anything without a reason and operate simply out of fear or love. Which is where you come in.

The resilience, gratitude, and loyalty you will experience from a shelter cat is profound. It is a relationship like no other – and will leave you wondering for the rest of your life:


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laytime with your dog is not only fun, but also provides him with an interactive activity that helps build lasting bonds. Playing with your pup enriches their lives by stimulating their minds and deepening the relationship they have with you. It helps build confidence and trust and is an excellent way to help your dog establish healthy social interactions with people. Unfortunately, some dogs have never experienced playing with toys or people. Rescue/shelter dogs may have had very little or no experience with human interactions, including playtime. With a few helpful tips, you can help your dog learn to play and have incredible fun in the process!

To get started, you will need to gather up a few go-to toys. A tennis ball, a frisbee, soccer ball/ football and anything else that comes to mind. Even an old sock tied up in knots can be entertaining to a dog. Bringing out the playful side of your dog may take a little time and patience. Dogs pick up on the tone of your voice and can readily tell when it is a cheerful and positive. High-pitched, animated tones will help your dog associate playtime with positive results. Show your pup how excited and happy you are with the toys. Wait for him to feel comfortable with his new toys and then slowly try to engage him in play. Try rolling a ball towards him or shaking a toy in front of him. (A little peanut butter on a few of the toys can also be helpful for dogs that are extremely apprehensive of playing with them.) You can try to entice your pup with the knotted sock for a little tug-of-war as well. Give him lots of praise and encouragement for any interest he shows in the toys. Rewarding him with a hearty scratch or treat will help him understand that playtime is great!

In the beginning, it is important to start with short, 5-minute play-sessions. All of this may be new to your dog, so you do not want to push him to play before he is ready. You do not want to overwhelm him or force him to play. Playtime should always be associated with excitement, fun, and stimulation.

When you have determined that your dog is clearly enjoying playtime, you can extend the length of your play sessions. To help your dog get comfortable with his new toys, try leaving a few of them in his favorite spots throughout the house. Putting a few toys in his dog bed and other special napping spots will help him feel more comfortable around them. They will soon absorb his scent, which will help him feel like they belong to him. Soon, these curious play-things will feel familiar and comforting to your dog.

In time, you will learn which toys seem to be your dog’s favorites. Buying a few new toys occasionally will keep playtime fresh and exciting. Try rotating the selection of toys you are playing with on a weekly basis. It will help your dog from getting bored with the same old toys. Even “old” toys can seem new to your dog after a week!

No matter how hard you try, some dogs may show little interest in toys. Physical play may be the only kind of play your dog really understands. He undoubtedly played rough and tumble games with his litter- mates, so activities like chasing, tag, and wrestling may feel like a natural form of play to some dogs. Before you attempt any physical play activity, you need to be confident that the two of you have a comfortable and trusting relationship. Nervous, insecure dogs may misinterpret your actions as being threatening or aggressive. Carefully observe your dog’s body language to determine if he seems comfortable with you and is having fun.

Gradually, using praise and reassurance, your dog will learn to love the special playtime moments you share together. Introducing a little FUN into your dog’s life is what it is all about!

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Thinking of boundaries and fur babies probably conjures up images of your dog or cat sleeping on your face or licking your plate when you’re eating on the couch. One could argue that pets have no boundaries… and we’re kind of okay with that.

However, when human guests enter your home, you need to clearly state certain boundaries so there are no misunderstandings. After all, your pets are part of the family, and they deserve the same respect as your human family members.

How To Set Boundaries with House Guests


Visitors have the best intentions when it comes to giving your fourlegged friends treats. What could possibly be wrong with sharing a little nibble of their food or some treats they brought with them? Please know your guests think they are being kind and loving to your fur baby.

Unfortunately, there could be a few problems here.

1. You may be training your pup to sit, lay down, or dance the hula before taking a treat. Or not to beg at the table.

2. You might have a snapping pup who doesn’t realize the cookie is the treat, not the hand holding it.

3. You may have a dog with allergies. A bite of steak may seem harmless, but for a dog with a protein allergy or a medical condition, it could spell disaster.

When someone enters your home, educate them on your situation. For example, if someone comes over with a bag of treats for the host pup, say something like: “Thank you so much for thinking of Barkley. He has a food allergy, so we must be careful about what we give him. Let me give you one of his cookies to treat him.”

If your pup is a bit aggressive when retrieving snacks, show your guests how to hold the treat in the palm of their open hand so they leave with the same number of fingers they arrived with.


Not all pups enjoy being touched, snuggled, petted, or scratched everywhere on their body. If your baby has experienced some trauma in their past, has any medical issues, or is just moody, there may be spots they don’t want touched. Rather than re-traumatize your fur baby and risk a guest getting bitten or scratched (which could lead to more problems), let people know.

“Hey, Aunt Tilda. Sir Fluffernutter had a rough life before he came to live with us. He doesn’t like his butt scratched, so please stay around his face and back when giving him love.”


Well-meaning friends and family may want to tell you that your pet needs to lose weight, be brushed, have their nails cut, stop begging, get a bath, etc. While some of these may be true, you may also be aware of the problem, working on it, or unable to do something for reasons you’d rather not explain.

“Grandpa Sal, I’m aware that Madam Muffy Von Piddlepants is slightly overweight. I’m working with her vet and would prefer if you didn’t bring it up every time you visit. Thanks for respecting my wishes.”

Now that you’re armed with the tools to set boundaries on behalf of your pets, there’s one more thing to remember… you’ll have to protect your guests as well. Train your fur babies not to jump, beg, chew on humans, or do anything else that may make guests feel uncomfortable. If your pets truly can’t be controlled, crate them or move them to a safe area of the house when visitors come.

Happy Boundary Setting!

Sheryl Green is a mental health speaker, author, and passionate animal advocate. Her latest book, “You Had Me At No: How Setting Healthy Boundaries Helps Banish Burnout, Repair Relationships, and Save Your Sanity,” is now available. Learn more at

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Summer is a lazy time of the year; breaks from normal activities, time with family and friends, and vacations. However, grooming our pets is not an activity we can skip in the summer.

➠ Regular brushing helps get rid of excess dead hair and prevents mats which could trap moisture and cause skin infections. Brushed hair allows for air circulation which helps keep pets cooler.

➠ Regular nail trimming is important to keep nails healthy. Daily walks in the summer are sometimes shortened due to the extreme heat. The natural “trimming” of a dog’s nails on sidewalks isn’t always enough to keep their nails short. Also, dog booties which are popular to prevent burnt paws eliminate the “nail trimming” contact with pavements.

➠ Wiping paws after your daily walk removes any residue of fertilizers, pesticides, or insecticides which might irritate their paws. Wiping your dog’s paws with a cold, damp cloth will also help cool them down.

➠ Check paws frequently for any injuries, cuts, abrasions or burns from hot pavements. Don’t forget to check between their toes for small stones or other items which can hurt or cause infection.

Summer is a time for fun yet poses some risks for our pets; keep them cool and safe!

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CAT CAFÉS Cats, Coffee & Cuddles


Not surprising that cat cafés are so popular. The first cat café opened in 1998 in Taiwan. In 2005 the concept of cat cafés was introduced in Japan and quickly gained popularity everywhere in the world. In October 2014 Oakland, CA opened the first cat café in the United States. Currently there are over 200 cat cafés in the United States. We are the world’s leading country for cat cafés.

We are a nation of cat lovers!! LOCALLY, WE ARE FORTUNATE TO HAVE TWO CAT CAFES:

Rescued Treasures Cat Café (Sponsored by PAL) 4155 N Rancho Dr #150, Las Vegas NV 89130

Hearts Alive Village Cat Café 1750 S. Rainbow Blvd #4, Las Vegas, NV 89146

We visited both of them to have a personal “cat café” experience. Seeing the smiles on the faces of everyone as they interacted with the cats was priceless. We thoroughly enjoyed our visits. It was a privilege to spend time with cats of all ages, color patterns, and personalities. A few were totally unfazed by visitors; they greeted us with confidence. They strutted with their tails held high, and climbed, jumped and performed for their audience. One young cat captivated a small audience with his pounce, capture and play moves. With perfect precision he pounced and caught his prey. Proudly he attempted to carry it through the cat tunnel about 3 times but each time it escaped. Finally, the tunnel became the focus as it energetically ran through the tunnel, jumped on the tunnel and also played peak a boo with us. Many cats, however, were initially cautious. They watched from a safe distance before slowly coming to check us out. One cat in particular approached me slowly. I remained calm and let it come to me. He sniffed my hand, settled himself beside me and we sat together for a while. It was a special moment; a meaningful connection was made.


➥ You love cats but something in your current situation prevents you from having a cat. It could be housing, family member, roommate with allergies, finances, or work. For an hour you can immerse yourself in the cat world, a time and place to enjoy playing and being with lots of cats.

➥ Another scenario is that your life is stressful and cat therapy is desperately needed. For a reasonable fee you can enjoy a cup of

coffee, a snack and the calming therapeutic presence of cats.

➥ Perhaps you’re considering adopting your first cat and are unsure about being a cat mom or dad. Or perhaps you’re considering adopting a cat and want to spend time getting acquainted with a cat you hope to adopt.

➥ Many people visit a cat café to enjoy being with the cats and to support the work of the rescue. Cat cafes help support cat rescues in many ways. Christy Stevens, Executive Director at Hearts Alive Village, shared the following: The Cat Cafe has transformed our feline lifesaving program. Not only does it give the community a comfortable place to engage with happy and free roaming felines, it has dramatically increased our adoptions, and has proven to be a successful business model that helps financially sustain the program.

➥ Most importantly, do it for the cats! Visit a cat café to be with the cats and to help them become comfortable being around people. Cat café visits provide safe and fun experiences for cats and people. They’re designed to meet the needs of cats. The space provides cat towers, cat cubes and boxes, tunnels and toys. It’s the perfect setting for spending quality time with a few cats. Positive experiences with people play an important part in encouraging cats to interact with people. As Katherine Schlintz, PAL Founder & President/CEO, shared with us: The Rescued Treasures Cat Café has really opened up exposure for PALnv. The café allows visitors to see what we’re doing and how important it is. Whether you’re looking to adopt or just hang out and relax, an hour spent with cats is never wasted!

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17 Las Vegas Pet Scene Magazine • May/June 2024 Take this fun quiz to see if you can guess whether these random facts are true or not. Answers on Page 42 The average life expectancy of tortoises is anywhere from 80 to 150 years. True or False Tortoises have poor vision and are color blind. True or False A group of tortoises is called a herd. True or False A tortoise shell has 59 to 61 bones True or False Tortoises can hold their breath for a long time. True or False Most tortoises prefer living with other tortoises. True or False Tortoises are intelligent. True or False Tortoises are good swimmers True or False 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Tortoise Facts



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One day in 2018, my original family couldn’t take care of me any more. Maybe they were moving? Maybe they were sick, or? … I will never know the reason why. I only know that somebody drove to the Columbia Animal Hospital in Columbia, PA. I guess they weren’t open yet, because they left me in a cute little carrier at the main entrance, hoping somebody there loved animals and would take good care of me. They fed me fruits and vegetables and some rabbit food called “Fiesta.” It had colorful treats, so I always ate them first, and then I would eat the pellets, which were not that interesting – but I ate them!

While I was at the CAH, a kind couple, Bruce and Sally Ott, were grieving the loss of Bruce’s Mom, Grace Ott (who would have been my grandmother.) She was old and tired and needing nursing care for a few years. Bruce’s Dad, Russell, had died the year before. Sally (now “Mom”) and Bruce (now “Dad”) had been married for 18 years at this time. Mom grew up with cats, dogs, and hamsters – at different times. Dad grew up with cats, which “Grandma Ott” just loved. When they got married, Mom had 2 cats, which they gave to friends. They talked about having a pet, but decided that they would be too busy.

If they had adopted a pet right away, they might have never met me! Dad told Mom after work one day, “My boss just got a new hutch for his rabbit. “If we could get an outdoor hutch like that, maybe we could get a rabbit.”

Mom was sooooo excited! She found out about the Columbia Animal Hospital. She called them and asked if she could come meet me. One of the staff brought her to their “get acquainted room.” They told her I was very curious. Mom asked

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them to take a picture of me on her phone, so she could send it to Dad.

The next night, Mom and Dad visited me together. I won them over! Dad was an only child, and after both of his parents passed, Mom told him he would need somebody to take care of.

Now I’m a “Senior Rabbit.” We all live at a Retirement Community in Lititz, PA. There is another rabbit at Luther Acres. Sometimes we have play dates.

I think I’m the luckiest rabbit in the world. They love me and I love them. I am a Netherland Dwarf Rabbit, about 7 years old. The average life span for my species is about 10-12 years. Mom, Dad and I are making the most of every day we have together. Our friends say, “Oh, Honey Bunny is SO cute!

Thank you for letting me share my story!

Love, Honey Bunny Ott

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Bark Down Memory Lane

We all talk about technological advancements, medicine, and other improvements made throughout the years. However, there is another area that has raised some whiskers and deserves some praise as well. There is now more focus on taking care of our pets.


Years ago, there were no big supply chains carrying dog necessities. It was your local grocer who donated maybe half an aisle with a few brands of dog foods. I vividly remember Gaines burgers being a fast seller, followed by people crackers, a popular snack for our pets to enjoy. Ingenious. They were biscuits for dogs shaped like mail carriers, milkmen, and police officers. They were packaged in a similar box to the human version of animal crackers.

Long before the days of Dr. Google, we relied solely on the advice of licensed veterinarians. Their word was gospel, as we didn’t have the resources to dig up information online for second opinions. We couldn’t easily order toys, crates, or other items for our pooches on Amazon for next-day delivery.

Healthcare has also progressed. Pet insurance didn’t exist, and more and more companies are offering this option now. Many vets now have dental month as more care and attention is placed on the health of our dogs’ teeth and gums.

Flashback to the days when flea collars were the only way to keep fleas at bay, and their efficacy was questionable.

Whereas people used to scowl at sighting a dog at a restaurant, there are now restaurants that cater to our pups! Kennels were just large cages with an outdoor run. We now have doggie resorts with private rooms, home dog sitting, and walking services.

We didn’t have microchips. All we had were collars and ID tags that could fall off, leaving Fido on his own should he get lost. It’s amazing how many factors have been considered for our pups, who now, more than ever, are treated like family or, more accurately, royalty.

Pet bakeries or “barkeries” exist in many shopping centers specializing in pupcakes, pupcicles and other treats with clever names. Many prescription foods and treats are specialized for our dogs’ specific needs. Who would have thought large pet warehouses would house almost everything we need to care for our beloved canines properly? Luxury items such as orthopedics dog beds are comfier than human beds! We have dog shoes for hikes in the snow and even dog outfits— some custom-made to match the owner’s apparel! It’s common to see people have birthday parties for their pooch, including goodies and gift bags for the attending canine guests.

Mobile grooming units are increasingly popular, as are “do-it-yourself” grooming centers.

For the working folk, we have doggy daycare, making life easier for those who want to combine their love of dogs with the ability to have a job to pay for their dogs!

We see hotels and stores welcoming our canine counterparts and dog parks popping up all over.

We are fortunate to witness these advancements that will hopefully assist in adding some joyful years to our pets’ lives.

Who knows? Maybe one day, airlines will get “on board” and allow our pups to sit in the cabin with us to enjoy family vacations, complete with human-style accommodations. They might even include puptails in their drink service. Wouldn’t that be pawsitively pawsome?

It makes sense, as dogs are not only companions, but can detect cancers, seizures, drugs, bombs, and other dangerous situations (as well as cookies, tennis balls, and stuffed toys). Don’t we owe it to them to spoil them as much as possible?

Advancements have grown leaps and bounds, giving our dogs something to wag about! High paws to progress!

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Rejection may not always be what it seems. I once had an old alley cat named ‘Bells’ when I was a boy in Michigan. He was an older white male with green eyes and he had a scruffy appearance. He was abandoned by his former owners, and the house where he lived stayed empty for quite awhile. Bells would sleep in the backyard and nestle down in the tall weeds and unkempt bushes. He managed to survive but it must have been a constant struggle for him.

When I tried to make friends with him he would see me coming and run away. I had the continued patience to approach him and he would still run away----but he’d stop and look back at me. A little at a time he would allow me to get closer until I could pet and hold him. I would carry him back to my family home and I eventually talked my parents into letting him stay with us. Bells was still too skittish and was not quite yet ready for the move, until one day he sat next to our fence line and looked at me. I knew that it wouldn’t be too much longer until he

would come all the way to our back porch and stay for good.

I suppose Bells figured out that being a part of my family and being fed every day was much preferred to his ramshackle life of roughing it on his own. My family fell in love with Bells and he became our cherished pet!

I will share with you what I learned from Bells: The rejection I experienced from Bells was not permanent. It wasn’t because he disliked me, it was because he was afraid and didn’t want to be hurt.

Now, don’t get me wrong, sometimes we can indeed be outright rejected and it means just that-----the other person doesn’t want to be around us! We must respect that and not hold any ill will towards that person. However there are times when that other person may be reacting to us in a way we can’t comprehend because we dont see the ENTIRE SCENARIO.

We can continue to be pleasant and truly care for another without interfering with their personal space and privacy. Possibly that person had an abandoned experience in their life and they are afraid to be approached by others? They will psychologically withdraw and run away if they see you coming their way---just like my cat Bells did.


If I had given up on Bells after being “rejected” dozens of times, my family would have never experienced all the joy that he gave us. Bells, thanks for teaching me a living parable, one that I’ve often applied to my own life.

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Keep Pets SAFE While Enjoying Some Outdoor Time

The Dog Days of summer are upon us. Wasn’t it just New Years? Even though our temperatures will be over 100 degrees before we know it, many of us and our pets still like to get fresh air and sunshine. So here are a few tips to keep your pet safe when they want some outdoor time.

TIME FOR A CAR RIDE If you take your pets on rides, it’s important to keep them out of direct sunlight. To give them coverage from the sun, sunscreens on the side and back windows work great. They’ll help keep Gigi, and you cooler. If you crate your pets in the car, if it’s metal it’s going to get as hot as your steering wheel. A good summer alternative is a soft kennel crate. They even have fabric tubes that secure to your headrests in the back seat, which are pretty cool.

JUST CHILLing - Whether you take your pup for a walk or they just like spending time outside, keeping them cool is just as important as it is for us. Always think that if you’re hot so are they. So, consider getting a cooling collar, those specifically made for dogs have quick-release buckles. They are great for those pups, like my Maggie, who likes to do zoomies in the backyard. For long walks or breeds that are prone to overheating, a cooling vest will keep them cooler longer.

PIGGIE-PAWS Now, let’s not forget their paws. If you’re going to walk your dog you need to be a responsible pet parent and make sure they have paw protection. I know many will think this is unnecessary but take the test. Take your shoes off and walk barefoot with your pet on the hot pavement. I doubt you’ll make it three feet.


Fresh water, and plenty of it, is crucial in any climate. We have three sets of water bowls: one in each of their crates, two in the kitchen, and two on the patio. I believe that pets should always have access to water. In the summer, of course, the water doesn’t stay as cool, especially outside even with ice cubes. However, now there are Cooling Ceramic dog bowls. The bowls are made of a unique ceramic material that keeps the water cold for up to 6 hours.


It’s essential to provide proper shelter and shade when your pup is outside to cool down and have protection from the sun.

Since most homes don’t have large tree coverage, a small gazebo would be a good alternative if you have the room. A freestanding patio umbrella and retracted awning are also good options to stretch over an open area. If your pups like to have a private place, an open doghouse might suit them well.


For our green spaces, lawns are the best options, but being in a water drought situation, artificial turf is becoming the ground cover of choice. No doubt turf is hotter than grass, so look for a pet-friendly option. Many are made to keep the turf cooler with special infill which makes the synthetic surface breathe.

As our temperatures soar, keeping our pets cool is a part of responsible pet ownership. Every pet is different so watch yours and see how well they handle the heat. Learn about the signs of heatstroke at Always remember – if you’re hot, so are they.

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How do I get my dog to stop jumping on people?

Believe it or not, our dogs do not come to us knowing which behaviors we humans find acceptable and which we don’t. In fact, sometimes we confuse dogs by sometimes rewarding a behavior that at other times we don’t like. And there are even times when we inadvertently reward a behavior that we are trying to get rid of. Both of these things happen when it comes to jumping behavior.

If you acquired your dog as a puppy I am pretty sure that you probably reinforced jumping for a few weeks or months. When they are small and cute we actually love when they jump up on us and we reward the behavior with our attention. But then when the puppy starts to grow into a larger adolescent we no longer like this jumping behavior so we punish it. Wow - how confusing that is for our dog - something that has always worked to get your attention now makes you mad.

Another problem is when some people reinforce a behavior that other people find unacceptable. You could be working to teach your dog that jumping is unacceptable and then your brother visits and allows your dog to jump all over him because he loves it. Dogs just don’t understand this kind of inconsistency If a behavior is being reinforced, even randomly, it stays alive.

The other mistake people make with this behavior is that they inadvertently reinforce it even when they are trying to get rid of it. When your dog jumps up on you and you push him off and say “NO” you have actually reinforced the behavior with your attention. Sometimes even negative attention is rewarding to an animal seeking attention.

So considering all of those things that can be keeping jumping behavior alive lets talk about how to get rid of the behavior once and for all. The first step is to realize that your dog is not jumping on you to be disobedient (and by no means to be dominant which is what some people will tell you). Dogs jump as a greeting and if the behavior has ever been reinforced they will continue to do it.

So the solution is that you need to make jumping chase you away. When your dog jumps up on you simply turn around and

walk away. Don’t touch, speak to or even look at your dog - just turn around and remove yourself from the area (going behind a closed door is very powerful in this situation). Because your dog is hoping that the jumping behavior gets some attention from you, if it actually does the opposite and chases you away, she will soon realize that the behavior doesn’t work to get her what she wants. This is because the consequence of a behavior dictates whether the dog will do it again. If a behavior is reinforced in any way the dog will do it again. But if the behavior makes the thing that the dog is seeking consistently disappear than the behavior is not working. Simply put - dogs do what works for them.

If your dog jumps on visitors you need to instruct your visitor to walk into the house and if the dog jumps on them they are to turn right around and leave, closing the door behind them. Then after a few seconds they can try to enter again. It might take your dog several entries to realize that his jumping behavior is chasing the person away but most dogs will soon realize that this behavior is not working and on the third or fourth entry they try something else - like sitting or just not jumping. Then the person is to greet the dog - rewarding the non-jumping behavior.

If you have a visitor that either won’t or can’t do the above exercise you can tether your dog to a piece of furniture or a door knob with his leash when you are expecting this visitor so that he can’t run to the door to jump on the person. Management is sometimes just as important as training because the point is to not allow the dog to perform the behavior that she could potentially get reinforced for it. If you are on a walk and someone wants to say hi to your dog and you don’t want to ask this stranger to help you train your dog, simply step on her leash so that she is unable to jump up when the person comes over.

So as you can see, stopping jumping behavior can be very simple but the key is that you have to be consistent and the same response has to come from everyone the dog encounters. Only then will the behavior no longer work for the dog.

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IS IT cattitudeOR A CAT FACT?

Certainly cats possess a certain attitude or cattitude of appearing aloof and above mundane activities such as panting like a dog. While the dog is panting like crazy, the cat appears to be totally unaffected by the heat and leisurely grooming itself.

Cats do have sweat glands. Like dogs they have sweat glands in their paws. When your cat is overheated or stressed it may leave a trail of wet pawprints on the floor. The small surface paw area, however, isn’t large enough to completely cool a cat. They’ve developed other ways to cope with heat. That “aloof , unaffected by the weather” grooming is one of the more efficient ways they have for cooling themselves. The evaporation of their salvia on their fur helps cool them off the same way the evaoporation of sweat does for us. They also are less active; they seek out cool, shady spots for cat naps and don’t exert themselves enough to get overheated.

Panting is a dog’s normal response to heat. It is a less common response in cat. If your cat is panting , it is important to watch for other signs of overheating or heat exhaustion. Help your cat maintain its Cool Catittude by providing water and cool places for naps and grooming.

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As pet parents we’re very concerned about protecting our pets from harmful hazards. Pet-proofing your house and yard is essential for the safety and wellbeing of your pet(s). They are vulnerable due to their size; closeness to the ground, their natural curiosity and need to sniff and explore their environment. Spring cleaning time is the perfect time to check your home and yard for possible hazardous items in their environment. Perhaps that is why the ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center (APCC) issues the Top Ten Poisons for the previous year in March.

According to Dr. Karen Becker, about half the calls received by the Pet Poison Helpline involve items that are safe for humans but toxic to pets. That is an important reminder that what is safe for us may be toxic and harmful for our pets.

The Top Ten List is a great place to start the process. I thought comparing some of the categories and the changes that were made in ten years would be helpful and interesting.

HUMAN MEDICATION PRESCRIPTIONS Though in the top one position in 2013 it switched places with over-the-counter (OTC) medications in 2023. The most common prescriptions were heart and ADHD medications and inhalers. The two main OTC ones were vitamins and pain medication. Reasons for the switch could be less awareness of the dangers of OTCs and not keeping them safely out of reach of pets. A side note – it is interesting that it is so difficult to get our pets to take their medications (especially cats) yet when they find medications, they often devour the whole package.

HOUSEHOLD PRODUCTS Dropped to #7 in 2023, the most common items ingested were deoxidizers (the packets often found in jerky and soft treats) and batteries.

HUMAN FOODS Moved to #2 in 2023. Protein drinks and bars (which are extremely popular now), xylitol gum and products, grapes/raisins onions/garlic were the most common ones.

CHOCOLATE Now #4 position, perhaps because people are eating more dark chocolate which is healthier for people and yet more toxic to dogs. cats do not have sweet taste buds and rarely eat enough to cause clinical signs.

PLANTS Always an important concern for both indoor and outdoor plants and flowers. There are so many plants and flowers

which are toxic to pets. Fortunately, there are numerous helpful resources.

RECREATIONAL DRUGS In 2022 it became one of the top ten pet toxins. It includes marijuana-based drugs, hallucinogenic mushrooms, and cocaine. The cases most commonly seen involve pets ingesting marijuana-laced baked goods which are more dangerous than ingesting plant material. This is an extremely important hazard to be vigilant about. Recently I’ve heard of more cases where dogs were exposed to marijuana on their walks. They love to sniff, they need to sniff, however, check to see make sure they’re not sniffing or eating a dangerous substance.

As careful as we are about preventing a problem the reality is that pets do get into things that are harmful and hazardous to them. A few of the symptoms of pet poisoning are vomiting or diarrhea, loss of appetite, lethargy or weakness, drooling, excessive thirst and urination, trouble breathing, behavioral changes such as nervousness or hyperactivity, and muscle tremors.

If you suspect that your pet ingested a toxic substance or if your pet shows symptoms of poisoning contact your veterinarian or Pet Poison Helpline® at 1-800-213-6680 or the ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center’s 24-hour hotline at (888) 426-4435.


Please note that the list from Pet Poison Helpline includes the top twenty toxins. They have an interactive tool with toxin trends with breakdowns for states and species (Dog, Cat, Bird, Exotic and Equine). It also lists the top clinical signs for each toxin.

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Sounds of Summer


SEASON. Natural outdoor sounds like buzzing bees, the rustling of breezes through leaves, or gentle splashes of rippling water form an outdoor symphony. What sounds do you associate with May or June?


Hearing sounds involves volume and frequencies. (Vibrations move through water or air making sound waves. Our ear drums vibrate so we can hear sounds.) Different pitches can be heard by different creatures. Have you noticed the various shapes of animal ears? Some are large, or cupped, or can move to capture sounds from different directions. Many large-eared creatures hear extremely well.

Human hearing relies on how high or low the pitches are and how loud or soft the volume. We have depended on hearing throughout history. Animals use their senses for survival, Hearing helps predators find food while others hear to know when it’s time to hide. Typically, our pets hear better than humans; wild animals hear more than your pets. Bats, owls, and elephants are some of the best listeners. Dolphins and horses, hear well, but not as well as cats and dogs.

Hearing can also affect how comfortable we feel. Loud crashes near us may cause more stress than gentle natural sounds which soothe. Consider how noisy human activities seem to our pets who have no calendar to warn when fireworks will explode nor notices of noisy construction dates. Have you ever

seen your cat hide or dog crouch and cover its ears? There are natural sounds that frighten our fury friends infrequently like thunder, and those of human origin which reoccur like garbage/recycling trucks.

Maybe your pet, like our Sammy Grey, hears a garbage truck before we do and runs after being startled. He’ll dart left and right, then hide. We’ve noticed Sammy allows us to go slowly near and stroke him to calm him. He’ll respond with a little head butt to our legs. Then all is well. Think it over. What can you do to help when your pet gets anxious from the sounds it hears this summer?

Listen, observe, and have a lovely summertime with your pets!

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Buddy is a sweet 1.5 year old springer spaniel/ bernese mountain dog mix who loves cuddling and being spoiled with tasty treats. He enjoys being outdoors exploring the yard, sunbathing or visiting with his canine friends. If you are looking for a companion full of love and joy Buddy is the one. Y


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PET Events upcoming




4:30pm–7pm. Donate your gently used clothes, textiles, kitchen items, games and electronics, books and household good to support The Poppy Foundation!

Rescued Treasures Cat Café • 4155 N. Rancho Drive #150



10am–2pm. Donate your gently used clothes, textiles, kitchen items, games and electronics, books and household good to support The Poppy Foundation!

Rescued Treasures Cat Café • 4155 N. Rancho Drive #150



10am–3pm. Celebration of Canine Bodywork & Aquatics change of ownership to K9 Aquatics. Meet the team, photo ops for the dogs, raffles, snacks and drinks, treats for the pups. Doggy aquatic demonstration featuring 2X Swimathon swimmer SCOTCH at 2pm. Demo at 12 noon with senior pooch BOO.

K9 Aquatics • 2563 Wigwam Pkwy, Henderson



10am–3pm. Free and open to the public! Three fun run levels from beginner to master. $40 “entry fee” AKA donation to benefit Noah’s Animal House. Paid practice run, agility fun run and raffle drawings. Sign up today at:

Positive Changes Dog Training • 644 E. Horizon Drive, Henderson



7pm–8pm. Vegas Valley Dog Obedience Club invites the public to attend their monthly meeting. Upcoming guest speakers and topics to be announced. For more info, visit: VVDOC Meeting Location • 1600 E. Desert Inn Rd., 2nd Floor #240



4pm–7pm. The VFW Auxiliary Post 3848 is proudly hosting a benefit for Michael’s Angel Paws. Fried chicken dinner with all the fixins’! $20 per person. ALL monies being donated to support training service dogs for veterains. ALL donations welcome! RSVP (702) 283-1021

The VFW Auxiliary Post 3848 • 401 E. Lake Mead, Henderson

6pm–9pm. Great for all ages! Enjoy an evening of bowling fun while supporting animal rescues! Participants can look forward to bowling contests, goody bags, silent auction, great prizes, and more. Purchase tickets at:

Gold Coast Bowling Center • 4000 W. Flamingo Rd.



12pm–3pm. Join the Animal Network for bottomless beer, wine and cider! Food, games, raffles and prizes! Tickets are limited. Pay Venmo or Paypal - $45 per person.

Lovelady Brewing Company • 1550 N. Green Valley #315, Henderson



11am–3pm. Pet/kid games, raffle prizes, swag bags, free human snacks, bake sale and more! There will also be $20 Dog Wash from 9am to 5pm.

At Your Service Pet Supplies • 55 S. Valle Verde Drive, Henderson



12pm–3pm. Come join At Your Service for a Special Heartfelt Day! Bake sale, FREE adoption packet. Help our local rescues by donating!

At Your Service Pet Supplies • 55 S. Valle Verde Drive, Henderson



3pm–6pm. Come and paint your pet to raise awareness and funds for SNARL: Southern Nevada Animal Rescue League exists to provide a better life for adoptable, homeless, abandoned, or abused animals.

Painting with a Twist • 9890 S Maryland Pkwy, #1



9am–8pm. Come out and donate used/new pet supplies and food to help our local 501c3 rescues!

At Your Service Pet Supplies • 55 S. Valle Verde Drive, Henderson

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PET Events upcoming



7:30am–3pm. Round of golf with cart, awards, luncheon and free drinks on the course! $150 per person. $20 side games, raffle prizes and tournament prizes! Proceeds benefit the homeless animals of Animal Network. For more info, visit: Siena Golf Club • 10575 Siena Monte Avenue



7pm–8pm. Vegas Valley Dog Obedience Club invites the public to attend their monthly meeting. Upcoming guest speakers and topics to be announced. For more info, visit:

VVDOC Meeting Location • 1600 E. Desert Inn Rd., 2nd Floor #240



11am–3pm. A great event benefiting The Poppy Foundation! All general admission tickets ($125) will include Country Club full gourmet Brunch with two cocktails of your choice. You will have the opportunity to bid on Silent Auction items as well as shop at the Poppy Gift Boutique. Purchase tickets at:

Las Vegas Paiute Golf Course • 10325 Nu-Wav Kaiv Blvd, Las Vegas



6pm–9pm. Great for all ages! Enjoy an evening of bowling fun while supporting animal rescues! Participants can look forward to bowling contests, goody bags, silent auction, great prizes, and more. Purchase tickets at:

Gold Coast Bowling Center • 4000 W. Flamingo Rd.



» Chip Your Pet Month

» Responsible Animal Guardian Month

» National Pet Month

May 3: National Specially-abled Pets Day

May 5-11: Puppy Mill Action Week

May 5-11: National Pet Week

May 5-11: Be Kind to Animals Week

May 8: National Animal Disaster Preparedness Day

May 30: International Hug Your Cat Day


» Adopt-a-Shelter-Cat Month

» National Pet Preparedness Month

» National Microchipping Month

June 4: National Hug Your Cat Day

June 8: National Best Friends Day

June 11: World Pet Memorial Day

June 13: Pigeon Awareness Day

June 17-21: Take Your Pet to Work Week

June 17: Take Your Cat to Work Day

June 21: Take Your Dog to Work Day

June 24: Cat World Domination Day

June 19: National Garfield the Cat Day

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