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TYLER Mike McKenna’s

Giving Ways to Save Dogs The Price of Premium

The Kibble Konundrum

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DIY Dogcraft

Get Crafty and Upcycle 4th Annual

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ISLAND DOG MAGAZINE Publishers: John B. Harmon III Carol R. Harmon Editor John Harmon Design & Production Carol R. Harmon Contributing Writers Faye Irvine John Harmon Hawaiian Humane Society Cover Photo Monica Schwartz Printing Hagadone Printing Honolulu, Hawaii

Island Dog Magazine is published quarterly in February, May, August and November and distributed on Oahu at select pet stores, veterinary clinics and other retail establishments including: Safeway stores - Beretania, Hawaii Kai, Kailua, Kapahulu and Mililani. Longs - Kahala, Manoa and Pali. Times Supermarket - Aiea, Kaneohe & Kailua. Windward Mall. Don Quixote - Waipahu. Check website for other locations. ISLAND DOG MAGAZINE ©2011 by John & Carol Harmon. All rights reserved. Island Dog Magazine and John and Carol Harmon do not endorse nor assume financial responsibility for products or services advertised or featured. No part of this magazine may be reprinted or reproduced without the written consent of the publishers.

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3 McKenna’s Windward Ford 1 Drives Success for Animals 20 The Kibble Konundrum The price of premium is lower than you think. 24 DIY Dogcraft with Faye Irvine 28 Gifts & Sniffs 36 Emergency Pet Shelters Where you and your dog can go when disaster strikes 37 Da Kine Canine Festival Bringing awareness to rescue shelters and celebrating dog

What’s in Your Bag of Dog food?

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0 Nuggets 1 15 Da Kine Canine Photo Gallery 19 John Pritchett: Man’s Best Friend 34 Mutt Loved Toy 38 Daniel Van Zyle Notes from Afield: Chihuahua

Welcome to Fall, y’all! We are so excited to share this issue because thanks to you, it’s our largest ever! Our advertisers stay with us in these tough times because you tell them you saw their ad, and we can’t thank you enough. This issue we highlight the great work that Mike Mckenna is doing in supporting the Hawaiian Humane Society with his Adopt-a-Pet events at McKenna’s Windward Ford. We have a bunch of great puppy pix for the Photo Gallery and Mutt Loved Toys. John covers the “Kibble Konundrum” in a tasty article on elevating your dog’s nutritional intake, and Faye Irvine refashions a Play Doh container to hold doo-doo retainers. We’ve sniffed out some cute stuff for your special dog or dog-centric friend in Gifts and Sniffs. And it’s hurricane season, so take a moment to check for a pet-friendly emergency shelter near you. Resident artists John Pritchett and Dan Van Zyle ponder the possibilities of being in the doghouse and the irrepressible Chihuahua, respectively. And finally, we invite you to our 4th Annual Da Kine Canine Festival in dog-friendly Kailua on September 4. Have a safe and happy Howloween, and GO Bows!



nuggets Pumpkin for Dogs For minor stomach and intestinal upsets, try adding a spoonful of 100% pure pumpkin to your dog’s food. Use the plain canned variety, not the pie filling version flavored with spices and sugar. Pumpkin is loaded with vitamins, is easy to digest and the fiber helps with loose stools and constipation. It’s low calorie and some pet owners claim it helps their overweight pets slim down. Steam, bake or roast the scooped out flesh (no rind or seeds) from your Halloween pumpkin. Feed as a healthy low-cal treat or baked into doggie treats. If GI upsets persist, be sure to contact your vet.

special Pets in Paradise promotion through the month of September. Pets stay for free. Pets and their parents can also enjoy spa services at half price with proceeds going to the Oahu SPCA. Ryan’s passion for animals has a long history. She opened the Oahu SPCA no-kill shelter in 2009, saving over 2,000 animlals and continues to support their mission.

Parfum de Pooch What do you get the dog who has everything? Consider a bottle of Les Pooch V.I.P. luxury perfume. Only every two years can enough petals be collected from the rare Osmanthus flower for this exclusive fragrance. Each bottle is numbered and signed, and due to limited quantity and high demand is offered by

21st Annual Pet Walk at Magic Island It’s that time of year again to lace up your sneakers, leash up the dog and start your Sunday off early for a worthy cause for the paws on October 2 at Magic Island. The Hawaiian Humane Society is gearing up for this major fundraising event. Bond with your dog, socialize and enjoy entertainment, contests and much more. Visit www. for more information or to sign up early.

Paradise Bay Resort has Gone to the Dogs The historic Schrader’s Windward Country Inn in Kaneohe has been remodeled, transformed and reopened as Paradise Bay Resort. New owner Stephanie Ryan has created a boutique style hotel and spa for a total island experience. The hotel has also opened its doors to canines and is offering a

invitation only. It’s packaged in a 4 oz. crystal bottle with a price tag of $3,000.00. A bargain when you consider both pampered pooch and owner can share the same scent!


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McKenna’s Windward Ford Drives Success for Animalss Courtesy of the Hawaiian Humane Society

Mike McKenna (in ball cap) at July 24th adoption, presenting a $2,600 donation check to Matt Malta, HHS adoption supervisor. Five lucky dogs and seven cats found new homes. To date, McKenna’s Adopt-a-Pet donations top $25,000.

ike McKenna’s Windward Ford and Clear Channel Radio put the pedal to the metal for animals, driving pet adoptions and fundraising for a favorite pet charity. Under the leadership of car dealer Mike McKenna, who has served the Kailua community for over 25 years, this yearlong partnership is giving back to the community. Mike McKenna’s Windward Ford has already raised nearly $20,000 for the animals. It has also stepped forward as a Flagship Sponsor of Hawaiian Humane Society’s October PetWalk. On Sunday, July 24, Mike hosted McKenna’s Fifth Pet Adoption Event at the dealership in Kailua. McKenna also underwrites an adoption fee for one Lucky Dog of the Week at the shelter. More than 45 animals have found new homes and McKenna hopes the total will reach 100 dogs by next year. Every vehicle sold gen-



HHS’s Jessie Huart with Patches. Former McKenna spokesdog Hana Girl pictured in background.

erates $100 in McKenna Bucks: a $50 donation for the Hawaiian Humane Society and $50 for each customer to utilize at the shelter. Clear Channel Radio has also pledged its support as the promotional engine. Coming aboard as a PetWalk Sponsor, Clear Channel provides airtime and prizes at adoption events including Las Vegas vacations for some lucky adopters. When asked why McKenna pledged its support to the

animals, McKenna replied, “Local charities need our help now more than ever, and Hawaiian Humane Society is not a chapter of a mainland organization like so many others. The bottom line is that I’m a dog lover and so are all of us at Mike McKenna’s Windward Ford.” The dealership staff is so avid about its love for animals that it has a Pets-AtWork policy. McKenna added,

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The last thing you want to do is feed your precious pup lousy dog food. Their lives are too short and vet bills are too high to subject them to the task of processing a bunch of hardly digestible kibble from dubious sources pumped up with artificial sweeteners, additives, chemicals and preservatives. But when premium’s price per bag is so much higher, how can you afford it?

ticularly informed and interested in helping you find the best fuel for your dog. Your vet is also a good source, especially if your dog has health issues. Do a little research and find out which companies have good reputations. The Internet is alive with shrill warnings about different ingredients, but with a little knowledge you can decide what you want in your pet’s food. Pet food is regulated by the FDA, USDA, FTC and the Association of American Feed Control Officials (AAFCO), the latter of which has come up with a criterion for manufacturers to label their product as “complete and balanced.” But it’s the pet food company’s responsibility to formulate their products ac-

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ven with the higher price tag, consider the long term benefits. Because premium food is easily digested, you only feed a fraction of the the amount needed by inferior products. And pet owners can attest to the transforming effects of a good diet: overall vitality, a supple and shiny coat, odor reduction from both ends, and fewer trips to the vet. Think of it as preventative maintenance. And yes, just as humans can adapt to a diet of donuts and hot dogs, some dogs seem to do fine on badly sourced foods. But also like in humans, the best diet for dogs is identified meats (not corn kernels or mystery meat), whole grains and natural preservatives. There are a lot of great kibble choices at your local Pet Store, and their staffs are par20  ISLAND DOG MAGAZINE • FALL 2011

cording to the appropriate AAFCO standard. So how do you know which dog foods are better? Read the label! Don’t choose dog food by falling for marketing gimmicks. Those pretty pictures of fresh vegetables, fruit and chunks of red meat on the front of a bag are just that—pictures. They may not be present in significant enough quantities to benefit your dog. In fact, they may not be in there at all. The real story behind the food is in the ingredient list. Looking at the first 10 to 12 ingredients will give you a good indication of how good the food is. Dog food ingredients are listed by weight with the heaviest first. High quality dog foods have good sources of protein, carbohydrates, fat, vitamins and minerals.


The first ingredient should be a named protein source such as chicken, lamb, fish or beef. Ideally, three or four of the first six ingredients should be good meat products in whole or meal form. Be wary of generic sources, and steer clear of byproducts, which at best contain things like necks, feet, and intestines and at worst contain something disgusting. How much protein is enough? A good range to look for is between 18% and 30%. Check these numbers with your pet store pal or on the guaranteed analysis on the label. Your vet can tell you if certain health conditions require more or less protein. And beware of this ploy: some manufacturers list a protein as its first

but it is unavailable to the dog. Quality foods are highly digestible, meaning your dog assimilates maximum nutrition from less food. This is where the real savings comes from, both in dollars and doo-doo.


Do not be alarmed when fat is second to protein in the guaranteed analysis. Fats provide energy and are needed for the absorption of fat-soluble vitamins like A, D and E, and the fatty acids are widely known to reduce inflammation and promote healthy skin and coat. But they need a preservative so they don’t go rancid. Natural protectors like vitamin E do

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ingredient, but scatter multiple items of cornbased products (as an example) further down the list to hide how much corn is actually in it. Feed your dog that stuff and he literally is a corndog!


Carbohydrates in the form of highly-digestible ground whole grains (such as oatmeal, barley and brown rice) are a good source of energy and fiber. But avoid foods with corn, wheat or soy as first ingredients. Although in bulk they will add protein and nutrients, unless they are pulverized they are hard to digest, offer little nutritional value and pass out of the body as bulky waste. This means that the food does contain the specified amount of protein,

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not extend shelf life as long a chemicals, but are probably safer. Dyes do nothing for the dog, they are added solely to make the food look better to you.


Make a gradual transition to a new food over 7 to 10 days. A sudden diet change can be a tummy taboo, resulting in gastrointestinal upset and loose stools. Start with a 1 to 4 ratio of new to old food and increase by 25% every couple of days. Once your dog’s system is humming on a quality diet, don’t be afraid to occasionally switch foods, especially from the same manufacturer. As long as the food is high quality, your dog will benefit and enjoy the variety. FALL 2011 • ISLAND DOG MAGAZINE  21

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DIY DogCraft Designed by Faye Irvine Inspired by Kealani

Play-Doh Poopie Bag Dispenser ®

“Upcycle” your everyday trash and create functional items that can be used in place of costly items—in this case, those cute plastic dispensers for our doggie poop bags. I’ve created a small bag dispenser from a Play-Doh container which can hold 4-5 recycled newspaper bags. These bags work best since they are long and easy to tie off. Materials needed: • Any size used, clean Play-Doh container • 1 pony bead or button • 12" inches of ribbon (1/8-1/4" wide) • Favorite pictures from Island Dog Magazine or doggie photos • Mod  Podge Matte glue (it’s water resistant) • 4 -5 plastic newspaper bags Tools needed: Junky paint brush • Sharp pointed scissors Ice pick, awl or hole punch • Old emery board (nail file). BONUS TIP: Make an extra dispenser without the hole in the bottom and fill with dog treats. Attach to your leash or more treats crumbling in your pant pockets!


CONTAINER 1. Make a hole at the bottom of Play-Doh container. Use scissors to cut a hole approximately 1.5-2cm in diameter. Smooth rough edges with an emery board so bags won’t snag. 2. Cut out various pictures from magazines or photos of your dog. 3. For ease of handling and maximum adhesion, collage the container in 3 sections — 2 halves and the bottom. Brush a section with glue and lay down pictures. Brush over each picture with a little more glue. Let dry. Repeat for remaining side and bottom. Dry the entire container for at least 24 hours before attaching the lid.

LID 1. With an ice pick/awl, poke a hole between the word “Doh” and the rim of the lid.

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2. Make another hole near the top of the container rim; about 1cm from the rim. 3. String bead/button onto the center of the ribbon. Thread both loose ends of the ribbon through the TOP hole of the lid and the INSIDE hole of the container until the bead is at the top of the lid and the two loose ends of the ribbon come out of the container. 4. Tie a knot at the end of the ribbon or at your desired length of dangle. BAGS 1. Cut off about a third of each bag. 2. Loosely roll one bag until you come to an inch from the end. Overlap the next bag onto the inch you left from the previous bag. Repeat until all are loosely rolled up. Place inside of the container. 3. Pull the end of the last bag rolled through the hole in the bottom of the container. Close the container with the lid and attach to your dog leash. Now you’re all set to go for a nice walk with the ONLY “person” who truly understands you!

KIS 7th grader Hannah Drake shows off her custom bag dispenser and is ready to walk the dog!

Faye Irvine teaches an upcycling class at Kailua Intermediate. Her passion is recycling common household materials to create functional items to use or for gift giving.


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Don’t have enough time to cook for your dog? Kökua Cuisine will work with you and your vet to customize the best food for your dog. Made with wholesome meats, whole grains and fresh produce from local island sources. Good enough for you to eat too!

Training That’s Fun Gets Done!

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• Chicken as single source protein—high digestibility and biological value— great for sensitive stomachs • Natural—no artificial additives, chemicals, preservatives, or by-products • Grain Free • Select vegetables and fruits • Balanced level of Omega 3 & 6 • Pre- & Probiotics • Skin & coat conditioners


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Dog & Cat Food, Treats, Toys & Accessories Fresh and Saltwater Fish Friendly, Knowledgeable Staff

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Located Behind Safeway on Keolu

Dog & Cat Grooming All Breeds & All Sizes

Stories about Hawaii’s love and deep connection to their pets. Tips from top local professionals about training, wellness & much more!

Even those of questionable ancestry

Air-Conditioned Boarding & Day Care Available

Walk-Ins Welcome Nail Trim Special $9.95

Denby & Stitch

Premieres Sunday 8:30pm & runs all through the week Host Denby Dung • 398-3360

1351 S. Beretania St. Ewa of Keeaumoku St.


An Innovative Solution to Nature’s Challenges

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Our Bed Bug Detection K9s, Scout and Ally have an Unsurpassed 97% Accuracy Rate!

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Service includes Veterinarian Consultation/Exam

Locations throughout Oahu - Call for Dates & Times


Mutt Loved Toy GIVE THE DOG A BONE! Congratulations to Bear, Island Dog’s Mutt Loved Toy Winner! Bear will receive a $50 Gift Card from the Pet Corner

Jean Pierre "I love to sleep on the rug my

daddy made for me. It matches my playmate —Floppy!" Higgins Family

Mia is ready for bedtime with her ducky friend. Jan H.

Pace Claire holds her toys close by just in case she wakes from a nap and wants to play. Cynthia G.

loves to fall asleep covered completely in his toys. Sophie L.

Mahalo to at Ward Warehouse Tel. 591-1990


Island dogs sharing their favorite toys & woobies...

Gigi carrying squirrel toys with collar... Squirrel! Emily A.



loves her toys! She can never make up her mind which one she wants so she takes them all out of her toy box. Her favorite part of all her toys is the black string attached to them. Trina C.

Bear with his favorite toy, Mr. Piggles­ worth! Bear got Mr. Piggles from his awesome Nana and is very gentle with him. Mr. Piggles is always there for Bear—while he sleeps, plays, and just hangin out! It is a true friendship! Hannah

Send your Mutt Loved Toy photo & caption to: (subject MLT)

Chubby with his beloved (icky) blue bone. Lauren K.


Are You Ready for Hurricane Season? Oahu’s Pet-Friendly Emergency Shelters Disaster can strike at any time—take a moment to find a pet-friendly emergency shelter near you and get your supply kit ready. Residents and pets will be on the same campus, but pets will be housed in separate rooms or buildings monitored by Hawaiian Humane Society volunteers. Household pets must be in a crate or carrier with ID tag, collar and leash. Shelters do not stock supplies. Bring several days of food, meds, etc. Listen to local media for instructions and opening schedules. Depending on the type of the emergency, not all shelters may open. North Shore (Kaena Pt.-Kahuku) Waialua High & Intermediate [S/P]

Moanalua High [S/P] Pearl City High [S/P] Leeward (Makua-Waipahu & Vicinity) Radford High [S/P] Campbell High [S/P] Salt Lake-Punchbowl & Downtown Ilima Middle [S/P] Central Middle [P] Nanakuli High & Intermediate [S/P] Kalakaua Middle [S/P] Waipahu Elementary [S/P] Roosevelt High [S/P] Waipahu High [S/P] Stevenson Middle [S/P] Central (Wahiawa-Mililani & Vicinity) Aina Haina-Hawaii Kai & Vicinity Leilehua High [S/P] Kaiser High [S/P] Mililani High [S/P] Kalani High [S/P] Mililani Middle [S/P] Punchbowl-Waialae & Vicinity Wheeler Middle [S/P] Jarrett Middle [S/P] Pearl City-Aiea & Salt Lake Kaimuki High [S/P] Aiea High [S/P] Kaimuki Middle [S/P] Highlands Middle [S/P] Washington Middle [S/P] Moanalua Middle [S/P]

Windward Coast (Kahuku-Waimanalo) Castle High [S/P] Kahuku High & Middle [S/P] Kailua High [S/P] Kalaheo High [S/P] King Middle [S/P] Waimanalo Elementary and Middle [S/P]

gimme shelter Legend: P = Pet Friendly + General Population S/P = Special Needs + Pet Friendly + General Population

Care & Comfort for Your Pet While You are Away • Year round reasonable rates in “Priced by Size” kennels • All Breeds and Ages accepted • Large fenced play yard surrounds air-conditioned kennel • Weekly, Monthly & Military Discounts • Special Long Term Rates • Pick up and delivery

Call 668-2622

Island Dog Magazine presents the 4th Annual Island Dog Magazine over 2,000 pounds of is pleased to invite food and supplies. you and your precious This is a free event pooch to our 4th Anand all dog owners nual Da Kine Canine are welcome to bring Festival. This benefit their well socialized for Hawaii’s shelters dogs on leash. We en­ will feature music, a courage everyone to pet food drive, people bring a donation of and dog food, costume dog food (unopened), and look alike contests petcare supplies and and nearly 50 dognew or gently used gone booths filled with toys, bedding and colinformation, products lars and leads. If you Sunday, September 4 and advice to make don’t want to carry a 2 - 5:30 pm your dog owning more donation in, drop into Kailua Town Parking Garage Longs and pick up a pleasurable. There will behind Longs be shelters, pet stores, bag to donate. vets, dog food comWe'll be looking for panies, dog walkers, the Cutest, Funniest pet spas, groomers, and most Original cosFacebook: Island Dog Magazine Hawaii doggie daycare and tumes, Pet and Owner boarders, plus dog Lookalike and Canine health care products, accessories and toys for with the loudest bark, pound for pound. sale. The festival has embraced its mission to And just as there will be treats and food bring awareness to all the non-profit shelters samples for your dogs, you can also pick up and rescues on Oahu, all of which come for a bite from one of the great lunch wagons or free. They will bring dogs for you to adopt. You food tents and listen to live music. can also sign up to be a volunteer or foster We are fortunate to have the generous family or make a donation. sponsorship of Kaneohe Ranch and the CasLast year’s festival was attended by more tle Foundation in hosting the island’s largest than 2,000 people with their fabulous canines. outdoor dog festival in glorious Kailua Our Paws in Need Pet Food Drive collected Town. A hui hou!


Large, erect ears angle away from head


2 - 6 pounds 6 -9" tall


hough fragile, they are fiesty, brave, playful and a great comfort. The breed comes in 2 varieties— smooth and long coat, with a choice of colors. Both are the ultimate lap dog and require minimal exercise.


lert and bold, this smallest of all breeds is large in personality. Named for a state in Mexico, it has mystery surrounding its origin. Most favored of the theories is the Aztec or Inca lineage. Many images of the Chihuahua are found in their artifacts.

Notes from Afield. Chihuahua. Š O. Daniel Van Zyle. 2011. All rights reserved.

Hawaii’s Largest Selection of Premium Dog & Cat Food • Acana • Artemis • Blue Buffalo • Chicken Soup for Pet Lover’s Soul • Honest Kitchen

• Innova • Natural Balance • Orijen • Primal Pet • Sojos • Stella & Chewy’s

• Solid Gold • Taste of the Wild • Timberwolf Organics • Wellness • Wysong

NEW! Introducing Great Life

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Highly Digestible, Saturated with Freeze Dried Raw Food Nutrition Complex Our animal-loving staff will go the extra mile to help you find the right products to meet your pet’s needs.

Store for Pets

Kilohana Square . 1016 Kapahulu Ave. 808-734-2320 . Plenty of free parking in the back – entrance on Kihei Place

Beat the Boredom at Laughing Dogs! Left alone for the day, dogs can get bored and act out by barking or chewing on your favorite pair of shoes! Laughing Dogs Daycare provides a healthy outlet for a dog’s pent up energy. Dogs go home ready for a quiet evening.

Download your $10 OFF Coupon at LaughingDogsDaycare. com or call 261-2530.

131 Hekili Street, Unit 214, Kailua, HI

Walk This Way for the Animals Everybody knows My Main Man Mike sells the best cars and trucks on the road. He’s also very kind to animals (I have personal knowledge of this). So now he’s becoming a Flagship Sponsor of the Hawaiian Humane Society’s Pet Walk 2011. This huge annual fundraiser supports their goal of getting as many homeless animals adopted as possible. And you and your fur-wrapped friends can help.


Magic Island

You can sign up at PetWalk2011. Your small pledge and short walk will go a long way toward meeting the needs of my less fortunate brothers and sisters. — Hana Boy PS: You can also grab an entry form at the HHS booth at Da Kine Canine Festival right next door in Kailua Town on Sunday, September 4. Then drop by to see me and all the other dogs who hang out at Mike’s, and remember—Test Drives Are Free!



Island Dog Magazine Fall 2011  

Welcome to Fall, y’all! This issue we highlight the great work that Mike Mckenna is doing in supporting the Hawaiian Humane Society with hi...