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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 Angela Dinsmoor Theresa Donnelly Sharman Elison, DVM Pamela Lewis Liz Limtiaco
9 Kanoa Hawaii’s First Dog 15 End Chaining Hawaii’s dogs deserve better 18 Urgent! Urgent! Emergency After Hours Care for Your Pet 22 Gifts ’n Sniffs Wag in the fetchin' days of Spring
26 Healing Hands Alternative therapies help our animal friends
Cover Photo Monica Schwartz Contributing Photography Brian Reed Printing Hagadone Printing Honolulu, Hawaii
Hawaii’s First Dog
Kanoa 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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6 Nuggets 7 John Pritchett: Pro Bone-o 11 Da Kine Canine Photo Gallery 30 Mutt Loved Toy 34 Daniel Van Zyle Notes from Afield: German Shepherd
Ah, Spring! The snow has melted, the trees are finally growing their leaves back, and we can take our dogs for a walk without putting booties on their paws to prevent frostbite. Say it with us now, “Lucky We Live Hawaii!” And we Island dog owners are now lucky to have a canine loving governor and first lady. Neil Abercrombie and Nancie Caraway have graciously shared Kanoa to grace our cover in a great photo by Monica Schwartz. Nancie shares Kanoa’s story and her hopes for improving the lives of pups and their humans. Also in this issue, Theresa Donnelly chastises the chaining of dogs, Pam Lewis outlines your plan for emergency pet care, and a trio of handy professionals— Sharman Elison, Angela Dinsmoor, and Liz Limtiaco— practice alternative healing for pets. Our resident artists, Daniel Van Zyle and John Pritchett, ruminate on the virtues of the German Shepherd and the Canine Counselor, respectively. All this, plus the return of Hawaii Doggie Bakery and the Doggie Dooley in our product section makes for a wonderful time to be in this wonderful place. And speaking of wonderful... You, our faithful readers, have made our dream of a dog rag a reality by sharing photos of your precious pooches and by telling our advertisers that people still read magazines. Or, at least this one. Thank you. Woof!
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Above: Kanoa at 8 weeks. Left: The Governor, Kanoa and Nancie on the UH Manoa campus.
Governor Neil Abercrombie and First Lady Nancie Caraway make Hale Kia Aina dog-friendly with their beloved Kanoa...
anoa is named after our talented and dedicated hanai daughter, Danielle Kanoa Herman Fisher. She’s studying to be a veterinarian/wild life biologist in Canada. So you can see that Kanoa (meaning “the liberator” in Hawaiian) has deep emotional and symbolic meaning for our family. We kept running into the wonderful breeder Jacqueline Theuner at dog shows in Honolulu. She certainly must have thought we were just “window shopping,” but 7 years ago, we bit the bullet and Jackie brought 7 week old Kanoa to our home so we could be interviewed. Are we glad Jackie thought we had the potential to be worthy partners with this gorgeous tri-color (black, white and copper) Shetland Sheep Dog. Kanoa absolutely adores Hawaiian apple bananas. She (like us) carefully watches what she puts in her mouth and devours them. All that yummy local potassium! Kanoa’s favorite toy is a cuddly Teddy Bear presented to her by former First Lady (and admirable animal advocate) Vicky Cayetano. Kanoa drags it everywhere and flops down to sleep on it too. Kanoa is a cool customer. She’s not yet sure about the huge lawn at Hale Kia Aina (Governor’s Residence) and will reserve her full judgment until her fence and play space are completed. She, of course, delights in the gorgeous banyan tree shelters. The Governor and I hope to encourage folks to be attentive and caring and responsible dog owners. This will prove that responsible owners lead to responsible and well-behaved doggies. Our most important goal of course is to be able to take Kanoa to lunch and dinner with us. Mahalo to Ed Kenny and the folks at Town Restaurant in Kaimuki for bringing water to their canine customers on their lanai. SPRING 2011 • ISLAND DOG MAGAZINE 9
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Hawaii's Dogs Deserve Better
iving in Hawaii is generally a perfect place to own a dog. There are numerous pet events, dog-friendly beaches and online communities that provide resources to help owners take care of their furry, four-legged friends. One aspect of dog ownership that may not make the news headlines, but is all too common of a problem for Hawaii humane organizations, is dog chaining. “It is a huge problem here in Hawaii. We see anything from a dog tied up to a short chain, very aggressive, to a hyper dog attached to a trolley system,” said Keoni Vaughn, manager of Hawaiian Humane Society field services. “I think there is a lack of education here of what might happen if you chain up your dog 24 hours per day. An intact dog on a chain has a huge potential to bite due to territorial issues.”
Safety and Behavior Issues – What's Best for the Dog? Continuous tethering or chaining also deprives a dog of its basic psychological needs and often these dogs are without access to food, water or shelter. Many who live in Hawaii think they need a dog for protection, but might not be considering what is in the best interest of the animal. In 1996, the USDA declared tethering dogs inhumane and stated that, “a tether can also become tangled around or hooked on the dog's shelter structure or other objects, further restricting the dog's movement and potentially causing injury." Hawaii State laws do provide some protection. Last year, House Bill 2725 was passed which requires pets to have adequate shelter, housing and food in a clean location with access to veterinarian care. Vaughn also said a new state law passed July 1 prohibits tying a dog to a fixed structure by way of choke, pinch or prong collar. SPRING 2011 • ISLAND DOG MAGAZINE 15
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Dog Owners Can Do Better According to website Dogs Deserve Better, since 2003 there have been at least 323 children in the U.S. killed or injured by a chained dog. Causes for the attacks are varied, but some reasons a dog could lash out are due to lack of socialization, fear, aggression or a dog’s natural instinct to protect its turf. A local animal welfare group, Poi Dogs and Popoki can bridge the gap between those who want to provide better care for their dogs but lack funding. Established in 2009, the nonprofit works with families to get their dogs off chains by offering free kennel builds and fencing. Another option is to limit time on the chain by taking the dog inside the home every few hours. This will also aid in the dog’s socialization. As a public safety and animal welfare issue, the Hawaiian Humane society encourages those who see a dog excessively chained or denied access to care to try and approach the owner. “We have seen neighbors offer to walk the dogs and that has actually been pretty successful,” said Vaughn. Of course, if that approach is not an option, neighbors can report the incident to the Hawaiian Humane Society at 946-2187.
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Urgent! URGENT! After Hours Care for Your Pet by Pamela Lewis
t is late at night and your pet experiences what could be an emergency. Do you know where to take him if your regular vet is closed? Determine what your veterinarian’s business hours are and whether emergency services are available after hours. If so, keep their contact number readily available in the event of an emergency. Your veterinarian may provide an after hours advice line, but may not have actual services available. If your veterinarian does not provide any emergency services, ask for his or her recommendation for care. Another resource is to utilize an animal hospital that is prepared for after hour emergency services. Hospitals can be equipped to provide immediate diagnostic, laboratory, and surgical services. Many have 24 hour staffing technicians.
Is it An Emergency? First, learn what qualifies as an emergency and should not wait until normal business hours. If your pet is in obvious distress, having difficulty breathing, vomiting blood or having diarrhea with large amounts of blood, then you should seek immediate attention for your pet. Do not wait if you know your pet ingested 18 ISLAND DOG MAGAZINE • SPRING 2011
something it shouldn’t have. Certain foods, such as chocolate, grapes, and onions, can cause illness. If your pet is pregnant, learn what the normal labor progression is, and what signs of distress and/or lack of progress to look out for. In addition to certain foods, many human medications are not well tolerated by animals. Dogs and cats are curious about many poisons, so if you can’t reach your vet, make sure you keep the Animal Poison Control phone number on hand (888) 426-4435. They are available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, and a $65 consultation fee may be applied to your credit card. As long as you know or suspect what your pet ingested, the Animal Poison Control has a large reference resource and can provide you with instructions on whether to seek further medical assistance. Always reserve non-emergency calls for normal business hours so you don't hinder the availability of services for a pet in a real emergency situation.
The Economics of Urgent Care Be prepared for the costs of medical services. As with humans, emergency pet care costs more. Research your options, such as pet insurance* or a savings plan so you’re prepared for the expense. Some veterinary clinics offer account deposits to be reserved for future services such as emergencies. Some clinics offer a credit card option specifically used for medical services and many pet owners have established and reserve this credit card in the event it is needed.
Be Prepared The most important time to plan for an emergency is when there is no emergency. Plan a “dry run” at night to your emergency hospital of choice so that you are familiar with the route. Obtain a business card from the hospital, laminate it and keep it either in your wallet, or on your refrigerator or your bulletin board. If possible, have a friend or neighbor accompany you to the hospital to serve as an extra set of ears. For many of us, our pets are our family and it is hard to process important information in a stressful situation. As with all medical care, veterinarians stress the importance of wellness care such as vaccinations and routine blood tests. Blood tests can provide valuable information well before pets exhibit any symptoms of illness or disease. In this economy, some pet parents are opting to forgo wellness care. This can lead to many undetected illnesses or diseases that can become emergency situations or may be too late to treat resulting in more expensive emergency care. To quote Benjamin Franklin, “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” Pamela Lewis is the owner of Doggie Paddles Pet Sitting Service, 256-1126 * See Island Dog Magazine, Fall 2010 at www.islanddogmagazine.com for pet insurance information.
After Hours Urgent Care Facilities The following are just a few emergency care options available. All have a technician on duty 24 hours. Consult your veterinarian to determine your best course of action in the event of an emergency. ALWAYS call ahead to make sure they are ready for you. Feather & Fur Animal Hospital Aikahi Shopping Center 25 Kaneohe Bay Drive - Kailua Ph. 254-1548 Open everyday 7am to Midnight 24 hour staffing with doctor in hospital from 7am to Midnight After Midnight, doctor on call for emergencies VCA Kaneohe Animal Hospital 45-608 Kamehameha Hwy. - Kaneohe Ph. 236-2414 Open every day 7am to 9 pm After Hours (9pm-7am) call the Physician's Exchange at 524-2575 to arrange to meet a doctor VCA Family Animal Hospital 98-1254 Kaahumanu St. - Pearl City Ph. 484-9070 Open every day 7am to 10:30 pm Doctor on duty 24 hours Animal Clinic Waipahu 94-806 Moloalo St. #101 Waipahu Ph. 664-1472 Open everyday 8am to 11 pm After Hours (11pm-8am) doctor on call for emergencies
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ust like humans, our animal friends have a whole new array of alternative therapies to ease pain, regain muscle control and recover from injury. Except that these therapies have been around for thousands of years, and are alternative only to standard veterinary treatments. But many vets are embracing the effectiveness of these techniques and many dog owners are seeking help that doesnâ€™t involve drugs or surgery. Massage, acupressure and acupuncture are available now in Hawaii. We asked three of these practitioners of the healing hands to describe their work.
Healing Hands Alternative Therapies Help Our Animal Friends
Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine by Sharman Elison, DVM Acupuncture is a form of treatment that has been used for over 4,000 years in China. It is assumed that acupuncture was used on people first, but the horse was probably the first animal that benefited from acupuncture and herbal medicines because of their value in transportation and trade. Today all animals can benefit from these Eastern therapies. It was found that by inserting fine needles in specific points on the body, a biochemical and physiologic response can occur that promotes healing. Acupuncture is utilized for diagnostic, therapeutic and analgesic purposes. 26â€‚ ISLAND DOG MAGAZINE â€˘ SPRING 2011
The effects of acupuncture include stimulating nerves, increasing blood circulation, relieving muscle spasms, and causing the release of hormones such as endorphins that control pain. In addition, clinical conditions benefited by acupuncture are gastrointestinal, respiratory, urinary, musculoskeletal and dermatologic disorders and various cancers. Treatments take as long as 10 seconds to 20 minutes of needle insertion. The frequency of treatment varies according to the conditions involved. Most conditions require at least 4 sessions before response is noticed and therapy is performed weekly on an acute case and as rarely as twice a year on the maintenance of certain cases. Complementary to acupuncture is herbal therapy that is usually taken orally. Both treatments require the practitioner to interpret a vast number of Patterns the patient exhibits in order to chose the right acupuncture points or the correct herbs to administer. Herbal formulas dating back 500 or more years are still working for present day medical problems.
While Western diagnostic tests and surgical correction are superior in many instances for resolving acute medical problems, Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) has a place in sustaining a longer quality of life in many chronic conditions. Our pets benefit from having options of Western and Chinese Medicines as they complement each other when owners know that they can be used together. Balancing and sharing techniques is in progress as more practitioners see the benefits of caring for the whole animal. Dr. Sharman Elison is principal veterinarian at Haiku Veterinary Clinic in Kaneohe. She completed her animal acupuncture training at Colorado State University. Ph. 235-6405. www.haikuvet.com.
Does Your Pet Need a Massage? by Angela Dinsmoor A very valuable option to supplement your pet’s regular veterinary care is massage conducted by a certified animal massage practitioner. Sessions are more than just “a day at the spa” and truly help pets maintain a healthy and comfortable life. In the healthy pet, massage helps maintain or improve strength and flexibility, and prevent injuries associated with an active lifestyle. In aging animals, massage reduces pain, stiffness, and poor range of motion; provides stimulation for a dog with mobility issues; improves a poor appetite and quality of skin and coat. For animals recovering from surgery, injury, or illness, massage bolsters the immune and circulatory systems and flushes toxins from the body for a quicker recovery. It reduces inflammation and encourages healthy scar tissue formation. Massage can provide comfort from symptoms related to many conditions. Arthritis, hip dysplasia, neurological problems, strained muscles, ACL tears, allergies or other skin
issues, and separation or fireworks related anxieties can all be addressed. Of course, regularly scheduled massage sessions are significantly more beneficial than occasional ones. Often, clients are taught simple techniques to use between sessions to maximize the benefits felt. Prior to the first appointment, a certified animal massage practitioner will provide a thorough evaluation and communicate with the veterinarian to ensure massage is the right option for your pet. I began my journey into massage because I was passionate about keeping my own aging dogs as comfortable and happy as possible. They always receive the best in veterinary care, but as they age, there are issues that medicine can’t cure. Having the ability to massage them empowers me in a wonderful way, and providing that same comfort to my clients is invaluable. While massage isn’t a cure for disease, as part of a well-rounded program, it can make significant improvements to any animal’s quality of life. Angela Dinsmoor is owner of Serenity Pet Massage, a Certified Small Animal Massage Practitioner (CSAMP), and an instructor for the Northwest School of Animal Massage. She sees clients in their homes on Oahu. For more information on pet massage visit: www.serenitypet.com or Facebook: Serenity Pet Massage.
Animal Accupressure by Liz Limtiaco Acupressure for animals is a supportive form of health care, whereby acupoints located just underneath the surface of the skin are stimulated by finger pressure. It can be highly effective for pain relief, mood elevation, improved flexibility, muscle efficiency and emotional calming. The Chinese believe that everything in the universe, inorganic and organic, is composed of and defined by its Chi. Chi plays a very important role in the body of living beings. Healing Hands continued on next page SPRING 2011 • ISLAND DOG MAGAZINE 27
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It is considered as the vital energy that flows in a certain predetermined direction, from one meridian to another meridian, circulating continuously through the entire body. Any abnormality of the flow of Chi is considered to produce diseases or poor health. Chi protects the body, resisting the entry of pathological agents. Imagine your pet’s body as a river system. Blood and Chi are like the water, and meridians are the channels that Chi and blood flow through. Stagnation,
Acupressure is highly effective for pain relief, mood elevation, improved flexibility, muscle efficiency and emotional calming
in restoring health and maintaining free flow of Chi, blood, and other bodily fluids. It can also be a preventative form of assistance, protecting the body against external pathological invaders Acupressure helps maintain (strengthening the free flow of Chi. the immune system). Acupressure breaks up blockages within the meridians that may affect the internal organs and various bodily functions. Animal acupressure/acupuncture has been practiced consistently since 2000-3000 BC, to enhance the health of dogs.
blockages, or imbalance can develop in the meridians, affecting the bodily function and leading to poor health and disorders. Stimulation of acupoints is believed to aid
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