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Winter 2009 • www.hawaiipetmagazine.com

Cover Model Winner:

Gizmo

Learn more on page 8!

Winter Gift Guide Keep Pets Safe This Holiday Season • The Beauty of Aging• Must-Have Holiday Items

in this issue:

Hawaii Pet Film Festival & Holiday Gift Show

pet fostering • pet directory• local pet pictures events • advice • calendar • discounts


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Hawaii Pet Film Festival

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Pet Event Calendar

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Cover Model Search

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Adventures in Dogsitting

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Keep Pets Safe This Holiday Season

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The Beauty of Aging

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Winter Gift Guide

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Should I Buy a Puppy for Christmas?

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Pet Directory

Hawaii Pet Magazine

Cesar Milan’s Holiday Tips

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Aloha Hawaii Pet Magazine readers! As we enter into another fun holiday season, we want to remind you to support our local businesses and animal support groups.

It’s been a rough year for our neighbors and kamaaina businesses, so it’s doubly important to give back during the holidays. Pick up a pet gift for a friend at your favorite local pet store, donate to your favorite animal shelter or charity, or volunteer for an animal support group. Every little bit helps. You’d be amazed at how these small pieces of kokua can come together and make a big difference in our local economy We may sound like a broken record, but we’d like to truely thank all of you for supporting Hawaii Pet Magazine. Our print

circulation has exploded and our online readership is over 10,000 each month. We’re introducing a new format in 2010 including an ask-a-vet column. You can start sending in your animal questions to info@hawaiipetmagazine.com for the spring issue. Wishing you and your family a happy holiday season and a bright new year. Mele Kalikimaka & Hauoli Makahiki Hou! Mary & Fibber

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Hawaii Pet Film Festival 1st Annual

& Holiday Gift Show

Welcome to the 1st Annual Hawaii Pet Film Festival & Holiday Gift Show! We have an amazing array of entertainment available at the event for both you and your pet.

• Best Human & Pet Costume Register your pets at the Hawaii Pet Magazine Booth from 10:30 am - 11:15 am. Contest begins at 11:30 am.

Puparazzi - 10:30 am - 1:00 pm

Fashion Shows for People & Pets

Walk the red carpet with your furry friend and take professional photos in front of our event wall. Pictures will be vailable for purchase after the event at www.pacificnetwork.tv. Also, make sure to check out Hawaiian Humane Society booth and take pictures with Santa ($25).

Watch people and their pets strut down the runway in the latest human and canine couture! • 11:00 am - Hawaiian Moon fashions & , Oahu SPCA adoptable dogs • 12:30 pm - Cocojor Canine Fashion Show • 1:00 pm - Fauna Collection Fashion Show • 3:00 pm - Zhan vi Designs "Victoria" Collection 2010 Fashion Show & Oahu SPCA adoptable dogs

Film-Inspired Pet Costume Contest 11:30 am (Registration 10:30-11:15 am) Pets and their owners are invited to enter the film inspired pet costume contest at the event with categories including: • Best Film Character Costume • Best Ensemble Cast Costume

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Pet & Craft Vendors: 10:30 am-4:30 pm Get a leg up on your holiday pet shopping with the hottest holiday items from local pet vendors and crafters.

Hawaii Pet Film Festival - 2:00 pm The event will feature a live award show where celebrity guest judges will choose the best local pet videos and photo essays in multiple categories. Celebrity judges include: Chuck Boller, HIFF Executive Director; Kim Gennaula, Director of Philanthropy, Kapiolani Health Foundation; Leslie Kawamoto, Island Tails Blogger, Honolulu Advertiser; Russell Tanoue, Fashion/Glamour Photographer; and Kenji Takahashi, Owner, Di Ventus Dog Hotel & Spa. The best videos will be awarded cash, prizes and bragging rights!

Pet Food & Holiday Toy Donations Show organizers will also be accepting pet food and toy donations for local animal shelters at the event. Pet owners must have their pets on a lease or in a stroller at all times and be under constant control of their pets. A pet potty area is available outside the entrance of the show. Owners are responsible for cleaning up any pet accidents that may occue at the show. The Hawaii Pet Film Festival & Holiday Gift Show supports responsible pet care and local pet inspired businesses. A portion of proceeds will go towards local pet charities. This event is sponsored by PacificNework.tv and Hawaii Pet Magazine. PacificNetwork.tv is an internet network of nine channels and lots of other channels featuring news, entertainment, original programming, vintage television from Hawaii's first TV station (KGMB9), Sports, Travel, Science & Environment, Family & Heath, Pets, and Educational programming -- provided free to the public. Hawaii Pet Magazine is your local statewide online and print resource for all pets. Each issue has something for every pet owner on every island -- advice, photos, events, discounts & more! If you missed the event, not to worry! You can view pictures and information at: http://pets.pacificnetwork.tv/ or www.hawaiipetnetwork.com


1st Annual

Hawaii Pet Film Festival

& Holiday Gift Show

Neal Blaisdell Center Exhibition Hall • Saturday, November 14, 2009 10:30 am - 4:30 pm • Free Admission & Pets Welcome! www.hawaiipetmagazine.com • http://pets.pacificnetwork.tv/ ENTRANCE

Mahalo to Our Exhibitors: • 55 Pawsh Place • Allen Martin Photography • Animal Care Foundation • Bark Avenue • Beam Designs • CAN Organization • Cavalier King Charles Spaniel Club • Deb McGuire Photography • DigiPro Hawaii • Dogwalkers Etc. • Dr. Raymond Yoza • Fauna Collection • Hawaiian Humane Society • Hawaii Pet Magazine • Icy Pooch Pops • K9’s & Kitty’s • Imperial Gallery • Oahu SPCA • Pacific Network.tv • Pet Me Salon & Day Care • Pet Pouch • Pet Spot Ward • Petco • Phiten USA, Inc. • Planet U2 • Purrs 7 Paws

• Raising the Woof • Raw On Request • Return-A-Pet Honolulu • Silver Lining Herbs • Tails of Aloha • Tails of Hawaii • Tupperware • Visionary Entertainment • And More!

Hawaii Pet Film Festival Judges • Chuck Boller • Kim Gennaula • Leslie Kawamoto • Russell Tanoue • Kenji Takahashi

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pet event calendar All events are either submitted by our readers or found on existing calendars. Submit events at www.hawaiipetnetwork.com or info@hawaiipetmagazine.com Every Tuesday: Love Your Pet on KHON2 Morning News with Dr. Kaya & Hawaii Pet Magazine. 7:50 am.

November All Month - Senior Pet Month. All Month - Hawaiian Humane Society Holiday Toy Drive. The Hawaiian Humane Society collects toys throughout the month of November so that every animal that goes home in December goes with a toy. Contact your local veterinarians or visit www.hawaiianhumane.org 11/3 - Pet Loss Support Group. Meets first Tuesday of the month at 7:30 p.m. at Hawaiian Humane Society. 11/1 - Specialty Confirmation Event. Boxer Club of Hawaii, Doberman Pinscher Club of Hawaii. Mililani Waena Park. www.akc.org & www.boxerclubofhawaii.com 11/1 - Specialty Confirmation Event. Pomeranian Club of Hawaii. VCA Kaneohe Animal Hospital, Kaneohe. www.akc.org

Isle Kennel Club of Maui. Eddie Tam Horse Arena, Makawao. www.akc.org 11/21 & 11/22 – Santa Paws. 10am – 4pm, Hawaiian Humane Society. Pets, naughty or nice, can have their holiday photos taken with Santa and Mrs. Paws to benefit the Hawaiian Humane Society. For a $25 donation, pets can have a photo session with professional photographer Paul Herchig. That includes a CD with all images that can be taken home that day. Holiday hats, antlers, and other accessories for dress up are available. Call 356-2225. 11/21 & 11/22 – Pictures with Santa Claws & Mrs. Paws. 10am – 3pm, Oahu SPCA. Bring your furry, four-legged or feathered friend down to the Oahu SPCA shelter for a picture with Santa! $25 for an 8”x10” framed print or digital copy. $5 more for both. Al proceeds benefit the rescued animals at the Oahu SPCA. Call (808) 551-7915 to learn more. 11/22 – Obedience Event. Obedience Training Club of Hawaii, Inc.. Thomas Square, King Street & South Beretania St. www.otch.org 11/26 - Happy Thanksgiving!

11/1 – Obedience Event. Valley Isle Kennel Club of Maui. Eddie Tam Horse Arena, Makawao. www.akc.org

11/28 - Paws On the Path. Join the Hawaiian Humane Society's Paws hiking club! Meet at trail head at 8:30 am, hike starts at 8:45 am. Free. www.hawaiianhumane.org

11/1-11/7- National Animal Shelter Appreciation Week.

December

11/7 - Specialty Confirmation Event. Newfoundland Club of America, Inc. & Siberian Husky Club of Hawaii. Heeia Neighborhood Park, Kaneohe. www.akc.org & www.ncanewfs.org

12/4 – Fur Ball. 5pm - 11pm. Hapuna Beach Prince Hotel, Big Island. Christmas Market with live holiday music, doggie fashion show and Big Island vendors from 5 to 9 pm. From 7 to 11 pm dinner and dancing with Big Island's DJ Ed Geer. Fundraiser for Rainbow Friends Animal Sanctuary. Call 808328-8455.

11/8 - Specialty Confirmation Event. Dachshund Club of Hawaii. Mililani Waena Park. www.dachshundclubhawaii.org 11/14 - Hawaii Pet Film Festival & Holiday Gift Show. 10:30 am - 4:30 pm, Neal Blaisdell Center Exhibition Hall. Free admission and pets are welcome! 11/14 & 11/15 – Obedience Event. Valley 6

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12/5 & 12/6 – Santa Paws. 10am – 4pm, Hawaiian Humane Society. Pets, naughty or nice, can have their holiday photos taken with Santa and Mrs. Paws to benefit the

Hawaiian Humane Society. For a $25 donation, pets can have a photo session with professional photographer Paul Herchig. That includes a CD with all images that can be taken home that day. Holiday hats, antlers, and other accessories for dress up are available. Call 356-2225. 12/6 – State Championship of Pigeons. HABPA. 10:00am - 3:00 pm. Elementary School. Nuuanu www.HawaiiPigeon.com 12/6 – Obedience Event. Hilo Obedience Training Club. Edith Kanakaole Stadium, Hilo. www.otch.org 12/11-12/19 – Happy Hannukah! 12/13 & 12/14 – 2009 AKC Eukanuba National Championship. Long Beach, California

January All month - Adopt a Rescued Bird Month 1/1 – Happy New Year! 1/5 - Pet Loss Support Group. Meets first Tuesday of the month at 7:30 p.m. at Hawaiian Humane Society. 1/14 - National Dress Up Your Pet Day. 1/23 & 1/24 – Specialty Confirmation Event. West Oahu Kennel Club, Barbers Point Elementary School. www.akc.org 1/30 - Paws On the Path. Join the Hawaiian Humane Society's Paws hiking club! Meet at trail head at 8:30 am, hike starts at 8:45 am. Free. www.hawaiianhumane.org 1/30 – Confirmation, Junior Showmanship & Obedience Event. Aloha State Sporting Dog Association. Thomas Square, King Street & South Beretania St. www.akc.org 1/31 – Specialty Confirmation & Obedience Event. Golden Retriever Club of Hawaii, Weimaraner Club of Hawaii, Cocker Spaniel Club of Hawaii & Labrador Retriever Club of Hawaii. Thomas Square, King Street & South Beretania St. www.akc.org


Best In Show

The best purebred dogs were out in force at the Hawaiian Kennel Club’s 162nd All Breed Dog Show and Valley Isle Kennel Club of Maui There were a few upsets including CH Bravadobe Wild Honey, a gorgeous Doberman Pinscher from Maui, winning Best In Show the last day of competition. akc.org

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Here a Pug, There a Pug... We’d like to thank the Honolulu Pug Meetup Group for inviting Hawaii Pet Magazine to their annual beach meetup at a private estate in Waimanalo. Our pug friends were out in force -- basking in the sunshine, catching a few ripples and socializing with their pug buddies. If you love pugs, visit meetup.com to learn more about the group.

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winter cover model search We’d like to thank everyone who submitted pet photos and voted for our winter 2009 cover model! We had submissions ranging from tortoises to adorable kitty cats. In the end, Gizmo received the most votes by the public and our selection committee. His heart-

warming story and adorable face won us over. We’d also like to congratulate our 12 finalists featured on the next page. Although they vary in sizes, breeds and ages, they have one thing in common -- the adoration of their owners.

Gizmo

Hometown: Honolulu, Oahu took my little "one eyed" boy home he has become the center of everybody’s attention. Gizzy is the happiest little thing and does not seem to have any worries in life. He loves meeting people especially children, showing his rottweiler friends who’s boss, sun bathing with my turtles, running along the beach chasing down the sand crabs or just relaxing on the couch watchAnimal Planet. He puts a smile on the 1 st ing faces of everybody he meets and because place

Congratulations Gizmo, Hawaii Pet Magazine’s winter cover model! Gizmo is a two year old Shih Tzu from Honolulu that is an inspiration to his owners. “I adopted Gizmo at 12 weeks old. I still remember the first day I met him,” says owner Doris Wu. “He had been attacked by another dog and had suffered serious injuries to his face and had infection complications.I was shocked to hear that a decision had been made to euthanize him despite a good prognosis. I immediately adopted him and pursued medical and surgical treatment for him. Since the day I

WINTER PET COVER MODEL SEARCH Does your pet have star quality? Submit one high resolution picture of your pet on www.hawaiipetnetwork.com by January 15, 2010. The public will vote online for our finalists and the cover model will be chosen by our staff from the finalists. 8

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We’ve featured other submitted pet photos throughout this issue and you can also visit www.hawaiipetnetwork.com to view all of their photos and stories. Without further ado, meet Gizmo!

of his coloring, most people don’t realize he only has one eye.” “My life would not have been the same without my Gizmo and it brings tears to my eyes when I think what we all would have missed out on. He had a rough start to life but rest assured he is certainly pampered now. I am very thankful to have my little boy.” “This is a picture of Gizmo enjoying Hawaii's sun, sea and sand. He is a good example of why pet owners should consider adoption as we can surely change the lives for the better for many of Hawaii's ‘unwanted’ pets.”


Snowy • Pomeranian, 1 yr. • “Snowy is a bundle of joy & brings lots of love & laughter to people.” Kimberly Farm (Waipahu)

Chase and Kingston • Tibetan Spaniel & American Bull- Stitch • Chihuahua/Fox Terrier, 1 yr. • “HDF brought dog, 2 & 3 yrs. • “Nothing’s cuter than watching these him to a filming of The Pet Hui in December 2008, and two in the yard.” LaTara Tano (Ewa Beach) I fell in love with him.” Denby Dung (Honolulu)

Pesto • 3 yrs. • “Although, she was a stray at first, we Chaya • Rottweiler, 3 yrs. • “She loves the outdoors es- Coconut • American Bulldog, 3 yrs. • “She loves the pecially the beach -- chasing a ball, lying in the water, beach & helps out by volunteering at the Humane Society were able to adopt her,” Carly Tupuola (Kaneohe). or playing in the sand,” Amanda Phillips (Kailua). as a pet visitation dog,” Shannon Stoddard (Honolulu).

Kaiya • Chow/Pom/Chi/Fox Terrier, 4 mo.• “There isn't Kaku • Pomeranian, 3 yrs. • “Kaku is my Daughter's Maggie • Rough Collie, 10 yrs.• “She’s a pretty dog, loves a day that she doesn't bring a smile to my face & happiness pet. He is very loving, obedient, and playful,” Courtney children (they love to run up to her & give her big hugs/kisses) to my heart,” Sasha Yamamoto & Bryan Ahu (Honolulu). (Honolulu). & overall a nice older dog,” Peggy & Stacey Spirz (Kapolei).

Tsugomori • AKC Beagle, 7 mo. • “His name in Japan- Coco • Silky, 12 yrs. • “In her older age, she is very in- Coco • Collie/Terrier, 1 1/2 yrs. • “She is just an amazese is a combination of his birthday February 05, 2009 - dependent, but she has mellowed out & is able to enjoy ing part of our family. Friendly, cuddly, smart and - Tsu {2} for February and Go [5},” Katsumasa (Honolulu). pet walks & have doggie friends,” Desi Yamamoto (Aiea). sweet,” Joy Viray-Green (Honolulu). hawaiipetmagazine.com | winter 2009

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By Tammy Goodreau • Doggie Adventures and Training • (808) 551-7994 • www.808dogbone.com

After a busy day at work it’s time to toss our work clothes aside, throw on the casual wear, grab our dog’s leash, load up Fido, and head to the dog park! For many of us, this trip is not just about socializing our four-legged friend, it’s about catching up with our two-legged friends as well. While it’s easy to see the benefits of a dog park, sometimes we might fail to take note of things that could turn a great social occasion into a small disaster. This month, I want to take the opportunity to raise your awareness and, hopefully, give you a few tips to make the most of your dog park adventures. On Oahu, we currently have five off10

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leash parks to choose from: Ala Wai K-9 Playground, Bark Park, Moanalua Dog Park, Mililani Dog Park, and McInery Dog Park. For a list of other o- leash dog parks visit the Hawaii Humane Society website at http://hawaiianhumane.org/parks_beach.ht ml or www.hawaiipetnetwork.com. What should you be looking for while taking part in the fun and games to ensure your dog and others are having fun? 3 Things you need to be aware of… 1. Owners who are not aware of appropriate body language between dogs – you know these guys, they are the ones whose dog is always mounting other dogs or snarling when other dogs get close. Your

best bet here is to redirect your dog’s attention to other dogs or a quick treat training session. 2. Owners who are busy talking on cell phones or answering e-mails thus not paying attention to their dogs – these are also very easy to spot, they are the ones who are usually calling their dog’s name long after he has raided somebody’s picnic basket. If you find yourself and your dog around this crew, stay close and make sure their dog is properly socialized before relaxing your attention. 3. Over excitement in dogs – this is probably the most important issue you need to be aware of! This is one of the greatest con-


•Always clean up after your dogs.

tributors to doggie scuffles in the dog park. If your dog tends to get over excited or doesn’t know how to take a break, add a few positive time-outs into the play session. All you need to do here is separate your dog from the others and have them go into a down-stay for 2 to 3 minutes. Other tips for keeping the dog park safe… • Keep little dogs playing with little dogs. • Keep dogs around the same age playing together. Juvenile or adult dogs may play too rough for puppies still growing and learning social skills. • Always be looking for training opportunities with your dog. This will help keep your dog focused on you.

Don’t have time or interest for the dog park? Here are some alternatives for you… • Create an exercise program for both you and your dog which includes walking, running, hiking, or swimming. This is a great way to engage with your dog and burn extra calories. Take it a step further and create an exercise group with friends. • Enroll your puppies in a puppy kindergarten class. During class you will learn about canine body language in a safe setting. • Enroll your dog in an agility class. During agility, your dog will learn to engage with you while stimulating their mind and exercising. • Take part in an Earth Dog event. During this activity your dog will use his natural tracking abilities. Visit

www.terriersinparadise.com for upcoming events. Whatever activities you decide to do with your dog, make sure your dog and others around are having fun. Also remember, the more you train and engage with your dog, the more your dog will look to you for direction and guidance. Tammy Goodreau is the owner of Doggie Adventures & Training which specializes in outdoor adventures for dogs. Don’t have time to take your dog on a hike or beach outing? Treat your dog to a pet adventure today! Call Tammy at (808) 551-7994 or visit

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Hawaii Woman Expo

Local celebrities and their pets strutted their stuff down the runway at the Hawaii Woman Expo at the Neal Blaisdell Center. The twist is that the pets wore Cocojor couture at this fun and fur-licious event. Visit www.hawaiiwomanexpo.com to learn more about the show.

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K EEP PETS SAFE

THIS HOLIDAY SEASON Submitted by Jacquelyn Leblanc for the Hawaiian Humane Society• www.hawaiianhumane.org

356-2229 to ensure your information is up to date. Lost pets without ID are held only for 48 hours and 9 days if they have an identification tag or dog license. Unclaimed animals become eligible for adoption. All of these simple precautions will ensure a safe and happy holiday season for you and your pets. Get more pet advice at www.hawaiianhumane.org or visit the Hawaiian Humane Society located at 2700 Waialae Avenue, Honolulu, Hawaii 96826. Phone: 808-9462187.

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For your pet companions, the holiday season means that temptations abounds. Twinkling lights, festive packages and tasty treats coupled with your busy schedule can spell trouble. With a bit of planning and thoughtfulness, you can ensure a safe environment for your animal companions. The holiday feast typically includes turkey and other savory and sweet delights that can cause gastrointestinal problems in our canine and feline friends, and chocolates can be fatal to dogs. It is always a good idea to keep trash closed up tight, and never give your cat or dog food with bones. Well-intentioned owners may want to feed their dogs fatty foods but it can cause a potentially deadly inflammation of the pancreas. So avoid table scraps and large quantities of a new food, as this can cause diarrhea or vomiting. A dog's nose always knows. Before placing a present under the Christmas tree, ask the gift giver if it may attract unwanted attention from your pets. Food gifts under the holiday tree aren’t the only items to be mindful of. Refrain from using tree preservatives, aspirin or Tylenol in the water at the base of the tree stand. These can be extremely harmful, even fatal, to your companion animal. Also avoid tinsel and garlands when decorating, as both can pose a danger should your pet swallow the shiny ribbons and strings. December holidays pose special decorating challenges. Keep an eye on holiday lights to make sure your pet does not chew on wiring or bat about small light bulbs. Puppies, kittens and rabbits, in particular, may enjoy wires as chew toys. So remember to unplug Christmas tree lights and other seasonal lighting before you leave home. Breakable decorations, especially those hung on Christmas trees, should be placed out of your animal's reach. When positioning other decorations around your home or apartment–particularly fragile figurines and

candleholders–avoid placing them on any of your feline's favorite napping spots or travel pathways. With festive get-togethers, your pet may get a little bewildered or stressed, particularly a pet that may be new to your household. To minimize the effects of excitement on your animal companions, close off a quiet room away from the noise. Provide adequate food and water, and remember litter boxes for your felines. Take care to check on your animal companions and give them some extra holiday attention. A gentle massage for your cat or a quiet stroll with your dog may offer some soothing moments for both animals and humans during the busy holidays. On a final note, New Year’s is one of the Humane Society’s busiest periods. Pets slip out the door or run away, frightened by fireworks. All animals need to wear identification including a tag with your telephone number. A microchip is a permanent form of ID but if you’ve moved or changed telephone numbers, the Hawaiian Humane Society won’t be able to reach you if you pet arrives lost. Contact the Humane Society

Holiday hazards HOLIDAY FOODS: Rich holiday foods, poultry bones, unsweetened and milk chocolate, coffee grounds, grapes/raisins, onions, yeast dough, tea, macadamia nuts, alcohol, salt, garlic, chewing gum, candy and breath fresheners containing xylitol (a product used as a sugar substitute sweetener in many products). PLANTS: Ingested pine needles, tree preservatives, stagnant tree water, mistletoe, poinsettias and tree acrobatics. DECORATIONS: Tinsel & garlands, twinkling lights, glass ornaments, lit candles, delicate figurines and electrical cords. HOLIDAY PREPARATIONS: Keep pets out of the kitchen for their safety. EDIBLE PRESENTS: Watch out for mystery presents under the tree that may contain holiday foods hazardous to pets. FIREWORKS: Keep your pets in a quiet area during New Year’s festivities and make sure they are wearing a tag with your current information.

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Dr. Raymond Yoza: Pet Healer I met Dr. Yoza at both the Pet Spot Ward anniversary event and Bark Avenue's Hairy Pawtter Party. I had never heard of resonant healing or had much contact with healers, but his technique worked wonders at the events. People with cantankerous dogs would bring their barking canine over to his table, and with a few waves of his hand, the barking stopped the rest of the day and the dogs seemed happier and more content with their surroundings. The same effect occurred on people. Dr. yoza would have people stand facing away from him, would touch their shoulders, wave his hand and suddenly they'd start to sway a bit and felt more relaxed after the treatment. At the end of a long day, I decided to try a mini-treatment to see what all the fuss was about. I ended up fainting -- twice.Dr. Yoza had me stand away from him touched my shoulders and collarbone area, started waving his had and told me to relax. I closed my eyes and saw a white light and felt totally at peace. Next thing I knew, I was sitting on the ground and there was a crowd around me. They looked worried, but I felt great! According to my friends in the crowd, I had started

swaying and when it looked like I was going to fall, Dr. Yoza gently eased me to the ground. Dr. Yoza explained that "fainting" is a common occurrence to Resonant Healing in Japan where people are more open to

energetic healing principles and over 25 years of healing experience as a Chiropractor. This non-invasive technique allows pets and people to unlock the full potential of the brain and energy creating a higher vibration that will bring change, healing and wellness. Everything in the universe is energy and all energy vibrates. The earth, telephones, computers, plants, all objects, and even your thoughts and emotions are energy and they all vibrate. The state of vibrations and frequency at which a person or object most naturally vibrate is called resonance. Resonant Healing is when the healer vibrates at a specific higher frequency through intent, compassion, desire, love and gratitude. The healer will send a energy wave and will be able to access the patient through resonance and entrainment. In turn, the person or pet Dr. Raymond Yoza & Noriko Yoza receiving the treatment begins new experiences, but it is rare in the U.S. to resonate and entrain or lock onto the After the treatment, I was relaxed and at healer's stronger vibration in response to peace for the rest of the day -- more than I'd that energy. ever been before. After that experience, I Every living entity is born with an inborn decided to learn more about resonant heal- wisdom or innate intelligence that knows ing and how it benefits pets and people. what to do to heal and adapt to the enviDr. Raymond K. Yoza developed Reso- ronment to survive. A higher vibration and nant Healing based on many different Chi- the body's own innate intelligence are the ropractic techniques, quantum physics, forces that unblock and reconnect the brain

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to the body parts, so the body can heal itself. The body uses the nervous system to send life force energy to communicate and control how the body works. This energy is known by different names, such as Ki (Japan), Mana (Hawaii), Chi (China), Prana (India). Trauma to the body, whether it be physical, chemical or emotional, can reduce or block the flow and communication of this life force energy through the body, creating symptoms and preventing the body from healing itself. The result is similar to putting a kink in a water hose. The water still flows through the hose, but not at full strength. Lack of proper nutrients, chemical additives in food and water, air pollution and stress will also interfere with the flow of life force energy. Dr. Yoza primarily practices resonant healing on humans, but has recently started to treat pets and has had incredible results. Kimmi is a 12 year old Lhasa Apso suf-

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fering from Rectal Tumor & Retinal Degeneration and had a ping-pong ball sized fatty tissue mass removed from her right hip in the beginning of March 2008, requiring 3

weeks of recovery. Later that month, another mass appeared on Kimmi's left hip and her family decided to try resonant healing instead of invasive surgery to treat her ailment. After just two treatments with Dr.

Yoza the tissue mass disappeared. Towards the end of that year, Kimmie was diagnosed with retina degeneration, an irreversible disease that would cause her to lose 100% of her sight in two months. Kimmi's family again turned to Dr. Yoza, who reversed the degeneration, and to this day, does not show any sign of blindness. I have received further treatments from Dr. Yoza at his Aiea practice and am continually impressed by his professionalism and the amazing results that occur. That being said, Resonant Healing is not for everyone. You need to have an open mind and be willing to try alternative treatments. To learn more about Dr. Yoza Kimmie and his Resonant Healing treatment, call (808488-6330 or visit www.resonanthealing.jp/dr_yoza/english.html and read more about his success in treating pets and humans. Thank you Dr. Yoza!

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PetWalk Thousands of pets and their owners enjoyed PetWalk, Hawaiian Humane Society’s annual fundraiser at Magic Island & Ala Moana Beach Parks. Bunnies in strollers, birds in wagons and dogs on leashes enjoyed a morning walk in the sunshine and entertainment including a costume contest. If you missed the event, learn more at www.hawaiianhumane.org.

Pet Blessing

Unity Church celebrated their annual Pet Blessing Festival at Kapiolani Park. Churches across the state held similar events to celebrate St. Francis of Assisi’s Feast Day. St. Francis of Assisi founded the Franciscan Order and is the patron saint of animals and the environment.

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Howl-o-ween Over 100 dogs participated in Bark Avenue & Pacific Paw’s annual Howl-o-ween Canine Costume Contest at Koko Marina as hundreds of spectators watched the merriment. Congratulations to Cooper, Maddy, Poki and their humans - Best Costume grand prize winners in the Howl-o-ween costume contest. Their Noah's Bark costume was a definite show stopper! Go to www.barkavenuehawaii.com to learn more.

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The

Beauty of Aging

By Dr. Leianne K. Lee Loy D.V.M., VCA University Animal Hospital in Manoa • (808) 988-2111

On a daily basis, in my profession as “senior years,” health examinations are a Veterinarian, I have noticed that dogs and very important. The regular exams allow cats are living a longer life. Take, for ex- your Veterinarian to identify and delay the ample, my own Kitty at a “ripe ole’age” of onset or progress of diseases and for the 14 and my precious dog, Ikaika, who is early detection of medical problems. Conreaching that magical age of 9. As “my sequently, Veterinarians recommend that senior citizen friends,” both Kitty and dogs and cats visit their clinics every six Ikaika are provided regular twice-a-year months for a complete exam and laborahealth exams. In addition, I plan a senior tory testing. Twice-a-year exams are a nutrition program, incorporating medica- “Must” in order to be current with your tion commonly offered to “aging” pets. In senior pet’s health care!!! this way, both Kitty and Ikaika can gracefully mature in their “twilight” years! So, let’s start by understanding when pets are considered “senior citizens.” As a “rule of thumb,” pets start to mature at age 7, although large-breed dogs are considered “seniors” at age 5. Generally speaking, smaller breeds of dogs live longer than larger breeds and, cats live Malu, a 14 year old Labrador in Honolulu. longer than dogs. The life span will, therefore, vary with each individual pet. HowIn addition to the complete health ever, your Veterinarian will be better able exam, your Veterinarian will ask you a vato help you determine the stage of life of riety of questions regarding any changes in your furry friend. your pet’s activity and behavior. The inforBecause pets live longer, Veterinarians mation gathered by your Veterinarian will are experiencing various diagnoses of allow him or her to make recommendamedical problems in dogs and cats, such tions which will be beneficial for a good as osteoarthritis, kidney, heart and liver dis- quality of life for your pet. ease, tumors, cancers, diabetes and thyroid Laboratory testing is also a key comgland abnormalities. Therefore, one of the ponent of the senior health care. Such tests most important steps in senior health care are important in understanding the status is to schedule regular Veterinary examina- of your pet’s “aging.” In a healthy patient, tions. When your pet reaches his or her laboratory values are reviewed to establish 18

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a “baseline” for your pet’s health. When your pet is sick, your Veterinarian will be able to compare the baseline values to the recent results and determine the medical abnormalities. It is at this point that client education plays a major role in understanding what the laboratory results indicate for your pet’s health condition at the present time and in the future. The laboratory tests include a complete blood count (i.e., red and white blood cells,) Urinalysis (diagnosis of diseases such as urinary-tract infections, diabetes, dehydration, kidney problems), Chemistry Panel (organ function), Fecal exam (parasite evaluation), and Heartworm test. In senior cats, Hyperthyroid disease is common; and therefore, your Veterinarian will include this component in the annual blood test. There are additional tests (ultrasound, x-rays, ophthalmic exams), which your Veterinarian may recommend based on the physical exam findings and the history that you will provide in relation to your pet’s health. These additional tests are important, especially if there are signs of sickness or if the patient is scheduled for a surgical procedure. Special precautions are then taken to help ensure the health of your senior pet. If a senior pet is to undergo a surgical procedure, special considerations are given to ensure a safe experience for your


pet. A blood pressure evaluation and additional tests might be recommended. These screening tools can provide critical information to the Veterinarian to help determine the proper anesthesia and drug protocol for your pet as well as provide you with an awareness of any special risk factors. In addition to the above health conditions, pets are affected both physically and mentally as they age. Their sight, hearing, taste, and smell begin to decrease or “slow down” and they may begin to “lose their memory.” Some of these changes are so subtle that you may not notice them initially. To help “slow down” these changes, you will need to be proactive by planning a regular exercise program for your pet. By keeping your pet mentally and physically active, you will be able to “inhibit” the aging process so that your pet can enjoy a satisfactory life. A very common and frustrating problem for aging pets and their owners is “inappropriate” elimination. The kidneys are one of the most common organs to become diseased as our pets age. Imbalance hor-

mones can affect the function of the kidneys, and your well-behaved pet may have trouble controlling his or her bathroom habits. If you are away from your home all day, for example, he or she may simply not “be able to hold it any longer” or urine may “dribble out” while he or she sleeps at night. In addition, excessive urination or incontinence may be a sign of diabetes or kidney failure. These diseases are treatable if diagnosed sufficiently early. In relation to a satisfying nutrition program, many “food” companies provide a well-balanced diet for older pets. These diets are formulated to address and prevent commonly diagnosed problems and diseases which are often seen in the older individual, such as obesity, osteoarthritis, kidney failure, liver failure, and cardiac disease. Also, older pets often have different nutritional requirements; and providing special foods can help keep your pet’s weight under control, which is a risk factor for the development of diseases. Many of the health problems in aging pets are painful and, pain relief must be provided as necessary. Acute pain includes

pain which occurs suddenly (i.e., surgery) or chronic pain (cancer, arthritis). You will need to work with your Veterinarian to ensure your pet is comfortable during these stressful periods. Other times that you may be challenged to seek the help of your Veterinarian are those periods when your senior pet exhibits signs of problems such as; a change in water consumption and urination, weight changes, decrease in appetite, vomiting and diarrhea, difficulty in walking, decrease in vision, lameness, foul odor from their mouth or skin, fur loss, coughing, panting, seizures, and weakness. It is therefore important that as pet owners, we allow our family’s pets to “age gracefully” and “with much dignity.” This can be done simply by consulting your Veterinarian for a Senior Wellness Plan, which will be beneficial for your pet’s senior life stages. Your Veterinarian will be able to incorporate such a plan, which will allow your pet to enjoy his or her senior years and, ultimately, have a great quality of life in his or her “twilight years!” This is the Beauty of Aging!”

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Foster Care Families:

Critical to Oahu SPCA Mission

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The best strategy for reducing euthanasia of adoptable, treatable animals is to utilize a strong and extensive foster care system. Fostering a pet is different than adopting a pet. Instead of staying with a family for a lifetime, fostered pets receive temporary care and housing to prepare them for their forever home. We believe an animals’ quality of life is best served when surrounded by a loving, caring and nurturing environment. Although we provide much deserved love and care for every rescued animal at the shelter, they will grow and thrive better and quicker in foster care. There are many reasons why an animal is fostered rather than kept in a rescue shelter like the Oahu SPCA. Illness of an owner. If an owner of a

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pet is ill or in hospital, their pet will need love and care until their return. Fostering is an ideal solution as the pet is fostered within a family until the owner is ready to look after them again. Domestic violence. Many domestic violence refuges are unable to take pets. Therefore short term foster care is often an important service that can be offered to sufferers of domestic violence. Medical needs. Sometimes rescued animals have illnesses or health conditions and need healing time before they can be placed for permanent adoption. Kittens often arrive with upper respiratory infection or ringworm (a treatable skin condition). Foster families care for a sick or injured animal and provide it with the constant love and attention it needs to heal properly. Behavioral needs. Many rescued animals have been living outside and without much company from humans, therefore they need some time socializing before they can be rehomed. Most are scared and timid having lived a life of loneliness or at the hands of an abuser. Some just need a little more time to be trained – from potty training to walking on a leash. These learned behaviors strengthen the bond between human and pet and contribute to their adoptability. The stronger the bond, the less likely an owner is willing to surrender their pet when life’s circumstances change. Too young for adoption. We continue to receive kittens and puppies – sometimes with their nursing mommies. It’s better for the health of these babies with their weak immune systems to live outside the shelter environment. Fostering a pet does require some very special skills, but most of all, animals just need a lot of time, love and patience from their foster family. Having experience with all sorts of animals will enable a smoother


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Holiday Pet Gift Guide Wow, how did the holidays sneak up so fast? Don’t worry, we have some great ideas for your pet holiday gift list this year, but make sure you stop by your neighborhood pet store and ask what they reccomend. These pet professionals can help you find the purr-fect gift for fido or Miss Kitty without breaking the bank.

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Don’t just clean the house for the relatives this holiday season - make sure your pets smell sweet for company! There are fantastic pet shampoos and conditioners available for every occasion including the yummy Cookie Moon aroma therapy line at Pet Me Salon. Don’t have time to bathe the dog and make a turkey? Stop by your local groomer for help. They can wash your dog or cat, or give them a full spa treatment. Grooming gift certificates are also a great idea if you have a friend with a funky pet. Apple Puppy (808) 734-8282 • Kaimuki The Dog Shop (808) 262-8804 • Kailua Ohana Doggie Day Care & Spa (808) 791-3647 • Kakaako Pacific Paws Doggie Resort & Spa (808) 394-9663 • Hawaii Kai The Pet Depot

Beakham and Chicktoria are one of our favorite gift items this holiday season! These rubber chicken dog toys squawk like a dying chicken when you squeeze them -- a mesmerizing sound to dogs. Models after L.A. Galaxy’s star Midfielder and his Spice Girl Wife, Beakham and Chicktoria are the perfect gift for soccer fans gearing up for the 2010 World Cup or fans of this iconic couple. ~ 55 Pawsh Place

(808) 689-PETS • Ewa Beach Tails of Hawaii (808) 676-9663 Waipio & Mapunapuna

Stormy Weather... Don’t let those rainy days and Mondays get you down this winter! The weather outside may be frightful, but you can still keep your pet dry and cozy. Try a dog raincoat to combat the Manoa mist or try a Hip Doggie sweater for those chilly Mililani Mauka evenings ~ Bark Avenue

Charitable Gifts This holiday season give the gift that keeps giving – a charitable donation to your favorite animal shelter. More and more pets are being abandoned and turned into shelters each day and they need your help! Most organization accept cash donations, but you can also support them bu donating pet food or holiday toys. If you are looking for a pet this holiday season, please consider adoption or fostering. There are many pets at local shelters looking for a great home. Learn more on page 20 & 26. WHERE TO DONATE East Maui Animal Refuge • www.booboozoo.org Hawaii Animal Sanctuary • www.hawaiianimalsanctuary.org Hawaii Cat Foundation • www.hicat.org Hawaii Canine Network • www.hawaiican.org Hawaii Dog Foundation • www.hawaiidogfoundation.com Hawaii Island Humane Society • www.hihs.org (808) 966-5458, Keaau • 808-885-4558, Waimea (808) 329-1175, Kailua-Kona Hawaiian Humane Society (808) 946-2187, Oahu • www.hawaiianhumane.org Joey's Feline Friends (808) 554-2797, Oahu • www.joeysfelinefriends.org Kauai Humane Society 808-632-0610 • www.kauaihumane.org Maui Humane Society (808) 877-3680 • www.mauihumane.org Oahu SPCA (808) 551-7915, Oahu • www.oahuspca.org Rainbow Friends Animal Sanctuary (808) 982-5110, Keaau • www.rainbowfriends.org

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Holiday Pet Cards

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Don’t get the regular humdrum Christmas card this year. Personalize your holiday message with a professional picture of your pet! Stop by one of the many Santa Paws events across the state at local animal shelters. For a small donation, you will recieve either a framed portrait of your pet with Santa or a digital copy of the images.

Monster Balls This 100% rubber toy helps clean fidos teeth and gums. The biggest plus is that it with keep you dog entertained if your are away at a holiday party. ~ 55 Pawsh Place

Hawaiian Humane Society Santa Paws $25 donation, pets can have a photo session with professional photographer Paul Herchig. That includes a CD with all images that can be taken home that day. Holiday hats, antlers, and other accessories for dress up are available. Call 356-2225. • 11/14 - Hawaii Pet Film Festival, 11:00am - 2:00pm • 11/21 & 11/22 – Hawaiian Humane Society, 10am – 4pm • 12/5 & 12/6 – Hawaiian Humane Society, 10am – 4pm

Pictures with Santa Claws & Mrs. Paws $25 for an 8”x10” framed print or digital copy. $5 more for both.551-7915. • 11/21 & 11/22 – Oahu SPCA, 10am – 3pm

When in doubt, turn to a professional pet photographer! Allen Martin Photography (808) 596-7000

Stocking Stuffers Sometimes great gifts come in small packages. Purchase your pet’s favorite treats, stuffed animals and snack balls, and put them a fun petthemed stocking. Sometimes the best part is watching them figure out which toy to play with first! ~ 55 Pawsh Place

Deb McGuire Pet Photography (808) 247-5282 • www.hawaiipetphotos.com

WHERE TO FIND PET GIFTS

Eclectic Designs 888.798.0555 • www.EclecticDesigns4u.com 888.798.0555 Paw-tography with Alvarado Photography (808) 780-8911 • www.alvarado-photography.com

55 Pawsh Place (808) 674-2055 • Kapolei Bark Avenue (808) 394-2343 • Hawaii Kai www.barkavenuehawaii.com Cocojor 394-2162 • cocojor.com

Buster Cube Keep your dog or cat entertained with the Buster Cube. Using their reasoning skills, your pet has to figure out how to remove the treat from the hard, durable cube. A great way to keep them busy and exercise their mind! ~ Bark Avenue

Fauna Collection www.ilovefauna.com Kalihi Pet Center (808) 841-5234 • Kalihi www.kalihipets.com Kihei Pet Supply (808) 874-0015 • Kihei Ohana Doggie Day Care & Spa (808)791-DOGS (3647) • Kakaako www.ohanadoggiedaycare.com

Small Animal Gifts It’s not all about dogs & cats during the holidays! Make sure you pamper your goldfish with some new accesories or pimp out Polly’s cage with interaactive tough toys for birds. There are amazne small pet toy and accessory options available this holiday season. Make sure you stop by your local pet store to learn more! ActiviToys for Parrots ~ 55 Pawsh Place

Paws University (808) 325-6436 • Kailua-Kona www.pawsuniversity.com The Pet Depot • Ewa Beach 689-7387 • thepetdepothawaii.com Pet’s Discount Salt Lake (808) 422-5763 Hawaii Kai (808) 395-0448 Waikele (808) 678-8808 Ala Moana (808) 955-3774 Kaneohe (808) 247-7297 Kaimuki (808) 738-0059 Planet U2 • Waikiki 971-9000 • planetU2.com Pouchi Couture Boutique & Barkery Kahului • 893-2275 Tails of Hawaii (808) 676-WOOF (9663) Waipio & Mapunapuna www.tailsofhawaii.com

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Holiday Pet Gift Guide

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Outfit your dog in cool local pet outfits that reflect their personal style and attitude. Try a pet tee from Fauna Collection, a snazzy aloha print out fit from Cocojor, or one of Barkaroo Bakery’s new “local” tees available at Bark Avenue.

Unfortunately, during the holiday season we’re so busy that we’re not around for our pets as much as we should be. Make sure they are properly pampered, exercised and socialized by hiring a pet professional. Whether you need to take a break to go shopping, have to work longer to earn your holiday bonus, or heading to the mainland or another island for the holidays, a pet professional can make sure your pet’s holiday is grand while you deal with seasonal stress.

Professional Pet Sitters & Boarding Facilities Doggie Adventures & Training dog day care, training & boarding I(808) 551-7994 • Oahu www.doggieadventuresandtraining.com

Ohana Doggie Day Care & Spa dog day care, grooming & overnight boarding (808)791-DOGS (3647) • Kakaako www.ohanadoggiedaycare.com

Dogwalker etc. dog day care, training & boarding (808) 384-3164 • Oahu www.dogwalkeretc.com

Paws University agility, dog day care, grooming, overnight boarding & training (808) 325-6436 • Kailua-Kona www.pawsuniversity.com

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Animal Massage

By Robert Porec

The idea of massaging your animals may seem ridiculous, but for the past twenty years animal massage has had an evergrowing number of supporters and believers. Why not massage? Animals suffer from many of the same diseases and physical problems as people and are treated medically with the some of the same prescription drugs. Even similar herbal remedies that are applied to people are used on animals. The health benefits of massage therapy, for people, are well documented. The same measurable benefits are being seen in animals as well. The equestrian world has used massage on their prize-winning competitors to help improve performance. Those same techniques and therapies are now being applied to other species in the animal kingdom. What are the benefits? Massage has been proven to increase health and vitality. It can be used to augment prescribed veterinary care as well as an early detection tool for other illnesses. Massaging your animals has many physical benefits such as: to advance healing after an injury, reduce swelling, increase flexibility, improve muscle tone, increase range of motion, improve circulation, aid in digestion, and to help relaxation or stress reduction. Massage will also make handling your animals easier. They become accustomed to being touched on every part of their body and can be more easily handled when taken to the vet or when they are around visitors. Another benefit of massage is psychological. The routine of touch improves the relationship between you and your animal. Massage not only benefits your animal, but you benefit also! It has been shown in multiple studies that when stroking an animal

you relax, your body releases endorphins, and consequently your blood pressure is lowered. How does massage work? To be truly effective and have measurable results, massage should be a part of your animal’s health care and maintenance regimen like grooming, feeding, and exercise. Most everyone that owns a dog or cat gives them a pat or a scratch and horse owners rub down their sweaty mounts after a work out. Massage takes these random acts to a systematic level. Massage is a customized sequence of strokes that when properly applied can create a predictable and enjoyable experience that your animal will eagerly anticipate. I have applied massage to the health routine of a variety of animals, from pet dogs

and cats, to horses and even exotic animals. They have all had an improvement in their overall health and general attitude toward being handled. Where do you find a massage therapist? There are certified massage therapists, specializing in specific types of animals. Check your local yellow pages or ask your veterinarian. You may even find that a massage therapist, who works on people, is expanding their practice to include animals. I feel the best place to find a massage therapist that your pet will trust, relax, and be comfortable with is right there in your home. That’s right, you are the best candidate to be your animal’s massage therapist! No one else knows your animal as well as you do so who better to massage your pet? To learn animal massage therapy you can go on-line or take a class, even get certified as a CMT (Canine Massage Therapist). There are also a number of great books on the subject designed for the first time masseuse and their pet. Robert Porec is the owner of Joyful Touch, Therapeutic Animal Massage. An Animal Trainer and Massage Therapist, he teaches animal owners the techniques of massage for their pets. For more information go to www.joyful-touch.com or call 1-866-Joy-Touch

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Should I Give my Child a Dog for Christmas?

Submitted by Allen Daniels • Paws University • www.pawsuniversity.com

It is without a doubt that the winter holiday is the most exciting time of the year. From a child’s perspective, most of us would agree that Christmas is by far the most popular. Decorations and Christmas cheer aside, for them, receiving gifts probably ranks at the top of their list. Therefore, with the multitude of things to get them, some items should be carefully considered before purchasing. One gift that requires careful consideration is the decision in getting your child a puppy. If you are considering a puppy as a gift, several issues must be carefully thought out before making the purchase. One issue to consider is your home environment during the holidays. Your home may be busy with company or filled with many hidden dangers for a new puppy dur-

ing this time. Some examples of the dangers include doors accidentally left open to the outside, hazardous tree ornaments and pine needles that puppy may possibly ingest, electrical cords from Christmas lights and many more. You may consider purchasing or adopting after the Holidays when your home environment returns to a normal state. Another consideration is the amount of time that your puppy will receive from you and your children. Your new addition will require a substantial amount of time in learning the ins and outs of the household. Training by an experienced trainer via private lessons or a group class will provide the necessary foundation that is needed to communicate with your pet. If you foresee little or no time spent because of a busy schedule, having a dog would not be a good

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choice. Keep in mind that one of the main reasons that dogs are turned into the Humane Society is because of behavioral problems. These problems are in relation to lack of time spent in training a dog properly. Dogs should also be fed a proper diet and there are many types of food to choose from. Therefore you must do a little research to see what is best for your dog. Each bag of dog food lists the top ingredients and it is preferred to purchase food that list meat or poultry as its top ingredient. However, it is always best to consult with your Veterinarian prior to making a decision. In addition to Obedience training, your trainer can recommend toys that are suitable for your dog. Most toys made for dogs last for a very short time. With exception to the Kong, we are still seeking a toy that will last. Most trainers would recommend placing your dog on a toy rotation. Consider placing two to three toys out and switching them off every three days. By doing this, your toys will not only last longer, it keeps it novel for them. Lastly, and most important to consider: What kind of dog should you get? There are many types of breeds and careful research is required to find one that best suits your lifestyle. You may want to discuss this issue with a Veterinarian, trainer or breeder. They can all assist in describing characteristics of particular breeds. However, before making a decision, visit your local Humane Society or animal shelter. Unfortunately, there are too many unwanted dogs that are in need of good homes and despite the valiant effort by local Humane Societies, countless numbers of dogs are needlessly euthanized every year. As mentioned earlier, there is much to consider before acquiring a dog. Overall, time spent with them and the expense of having them should weigh heavily in your decision in getting one. A dog will provide all the love and enjoyment for your children and will make an excellent gift given the considerations listed.


continued from page 20 >>> transition for animal and family, especially for those that require greater socialization to overcome fear, anxiety or nervousness. Some animals require extensive support systems from trained caregivers, especially dogs that are fear biters or food or dog aggressive. The Oahu SPCA is committed to matching animals with appropriate foster families with the necessary skill sets to rehabilitate animals. All food, medication and veterinary expenses are subsidized by the Oahu SPCA. Foster care could be as short at 4 weeks for kittens, or as long as 6 months for a timid or shy dog, but we rely on the judgment of the foster family in determining when their foster pet is ready for adoption. That’s why fostering is a perfect option for people that travel, can’t make a lifetime commitment, or may not be making a permanent home in Hawaii, such as

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the military. When an animal is ready for adoption, fosters can either bring the animal back to the Oahu SPCA or continue to provide extra love and care until a permanent home is found. Fosters also agree to bring animals back for adoption days or meet-andgreets with potential adopters. The Oahu SPCA features adoptable animals at Petco Kapolei and Pearl City every Saturday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Embracing a “no kill” philosophy requires an extensive foster care system because more animals receive the appropriate level of care – whether medical or behavioral – with a loving family instead of living in a kennel at the shelter. We rely and appreciate the loving, patient families that value the opportunity to help prepare an animal for a forever home. View adoptable animals and learn more at www.oahuspca.org.

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Pet Directory

Kalihi Pet Center Complete line of feed, supplies and live animals: birds, puppies, fish, reptiles, small animals & more. City Center Shopping Ctr. 841-5234. kalihipets.com See our ad on page 15.

Support our advertisers and friends in the pet community! Here’s a helpful list of our premier pet service providers. For more information, visit www.hawaiipetmagazine.com.

The Pet Depot Ewa Beach, 808-689-PETS (7387). West Oahu’s full line pet store. Puppies, Small Animals, Pet Supplies, Fresh & Saltwater fish. www.thepetdepothawaii.com See our ad on page 11.

accessories

55 Pawsh Place A modern lifestyle store for all pets. Specializing in natural, eco-friendly and interactive products. Halekuai Shopping Ctr., Kapolei. (808) 674-2055. See our ad on page 17 Hawaii Pet Film Festival Exhibitor Bark Avenue A one-stop shop for the discerning modern dog. Accessories, food & treats! Koko Maria Shopping Center. (808) 394-2343. www.barkavenuehawaii.com See our ad on page 7. Hawaii Pet Film Festival Exhibitor Fauna Collection Fashionably canine pet apparel. Try our new UH Sweet Tees made from peruvian cotton & lycra! Avail. online & at local pet stores. ilovefauna.com See our ad on page 12. Hawaii Pet Film Festival Exhibitor Purrs & Paws Hawaii Pet Film Festival Exhibitor Shaka Dog Hawaii Tropical collars for cool Pups! View the latest styles and order online at www.shakadoghawaii.com. Also avaliable at Pet’s in the City. See our ad on page 24.

animal adoption & assistance

Animal Care Foundation Hawaii Pet Film Festival Exhibitor

Hawaii Canine Assistance Network (CAN) www.hawaiican.org • See our ad on page 25 Hawaii Pet Film Festival Exhibitor Friends For Life www.friendsforlifehome.org Hawaii Dog Foundation www.hawaiidogfoundation.com Hawaii Island Humane Society (808) 329-1175. Kailua-Kona. www.hihs.org Hawaiian Humane Society (808) 946-2187. Honolulu. hawaiianhumanesociety.org Hawaii Pet Film Festival Exhibitor

Koolau Bed & Biscuit Pet vacations and higher education for dogs. Free hugs, belly rubs and biscuits. Kaneohe. (808) 239-1214. www.koolaubedandbiscuit.com See our ad on page 19. Ohana Doggie Day Care & Spa Doggie day care, cage-free boarding, daycare activities & grooming. Come play, socialize & be pampered. 791DOGS(3647). ohanadoggiedaycare.com See our ad on page 31. Pacific Paws Doggie daycare, dog & cat grooming, cage free boarding & doggie training. Open 7 days. Koko Marina Shopping Center. 394-9663. www.pacpaws.com See our ad on page 12. Paws University Pampering Big Island animals with style. Training, agility, doggie day care, boarding and grooming. Call (808) 325-6436. www.pawsuniversity.com See our ad on page 26. Tails of Hawaii Doggie playcare, cage-free lodging, training, grooming and veterinary services. Waipio & Mapunapuna (808) 676-WOOF (9663). www.tailsofhawaii.com. See our ad on the back page. Hawaii Pet Film Festival Exhibitor

clothing

Fauna Collection Fashionably canine pet apparel. Try our new UH Sweet Tees made from peruvian cotton & lycra! Avail. online & at local pet stores. ilovefauna.com See our ad on page 12. Hawaii Pet Film Festival Exhibitor

crafts & specialty items Beam Designs Hawaii Pet Film Festival Exhibitor Imperial Gallery Hawaii Pet Film Festival Exhibitor

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grooming & spa services

Apple Puppy Stress free & cage free grooming and boarding. Master dog groomers trained in NY and Seoul, Korea. 1126 12th Ave Suite 201, Kaimuki. (808) 734-8282. See our ad on page 17. Ohana Doggie Day Care & Spa Doggie day care, cage-free boarding, daycare activities & grooming. Come play, socialize & be pampered. 791DOGS(3647). ohanadoggiedaycare.com See our ad on page 16. Pacific Paws Doggie daycare, dog & cat grooming, cage free boarding & doggie training. Open 7 days. Koko Marina Shopping Center. 394-9663. www.pacpaws.com See our ad on page 12. Paws University Pampering Big Island animals with style. Training, agility, doggie day care, boarding and grooming. Call (808) 325-6436. www.pawsuniversity.com See our ad on page 26. Pet Me Salon & Day Care Hawaii Pet Film Festival Exhibitor Tails of Hawaii Doggie playcare, cage-free lodging, training, grooming and veterinary services. Waipio & Mapunapuna (808) 676-WOOF (9663). www.tailsofhawaii.com. See our ad on the back page. Hawaii Pet Film Festival Exhibitor

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Animal Law Emily A. Gardner is a local attorney with a Master of Science in Zoology who assists with legal issues involving animals. Clay Chapman Crumpton Iwamura and Pulice. (808) 535-8462. animallawhawaii.com See our ad on page 7.

Joey's Feline Friends (808) 554-2797. Kaneohe. joeysfelinefriends.org

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Kauai Humane Society (808) 632-0610. Lihue. www.kauaihumane.org

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Maui Humane Society (808) 877-3680. Kahului. www.mauihumane.org

dog parks

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Oahu SPCA (808) 551-7915. Kalaeloa. www.oahuspca.org Hawaii Pet Film Festival Exhibitor Return-A-Pet Honolulu Hawaii Pet Film Festival Exhibitor Tails of Aloha www.tailsofaloha.com Hawaii Pet Film Festival Exhibitor

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event rentals

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food & treats

Doggies Unlimited "It's A Doggie Attitude" - Doggies Unlimited offers fresh homemade Organic Biscuits, Jerky and Nutritional Pet Food Mix with your pets health as our #1 concern. No preservatives. (509) 722-3222, doggies-unlimited.com Icy Pooch Pops Hawaii Pet Film Festival Exhibitor

pet clubs & groups

Dr. Raymond Yoza Hawaii Pet Film Festival Exhibitor Silver Lining Herbs Hawaii Pet Film Festival Exhibitor

pet sitting & dog walking

Doggie Adventures & Training It’s NOT just a walk in the park! Expert training and exercise for optimum vitality. (808) 551-7994. www.doggieadventuresandtraining.com See our ad on page 11. Dogwalkers etc. Hawaii Pet Film Festival Exhibitor Hele Wiki Paws


Patience, Care, and Paws. Dog walking services and private obedience training for east Honolulu. Call Hideo at 348-0273. www.helewikipaws.com See our ad on page 24.

Eclectic Designs Eclectic Designs provides personalized photography services for your 4-legged (and 2-legged) family members! 1.888.798.0555. EclecticDesigns4u.com

Pawsitively Pets Hawaii West Oahu’s dog walking & pet sitting solution. Bonded, insured and member of PSI & NAPPS. Call 265-3116. www.pawsitivelypetshawaii.com See our ad on page 16.

Paw-tography with Alvarado Photography Alvarado Photography captures your special moments and pet’s personality. Affordable prices. Call (808) 7808911. www.alvarado-photography.com

pet supplies & stores

55 Pawsh Place A modern lifestyle store for all pets. Specializing in natural, eco-friendly and interactive products. Halekuai Shopping Ctr., Kapolei. (808) 674-2055. See our ad on page 17. Hawaii Pet Film Festival Exhibitor Bark Avenue A one-stop shop for the discerning modern dog. Accessories, food & treats! Koko Maria Shopping Center. (808) 394-2343. www.barkavenuehawaii.com See our ad on page 7. Hawaii Pet Film Festival Exhibitor Fauna Collection Fashionably canine pet apparel. Try our new UH Sweet Tees made from peruvian cotton & lycra! Avail. online & at local pet stores. ilovefauna.com See our ad on page 12. Hawaii Pet Film Festival Exhibitor Kalihi Pet Center Complete line of feed, supplies and live animals: birds, puppies, fish, reptiles, small animals & more. City Center Shopping Ctr. 841-5234. kalihipets.com See our ad on page 15. Kihei Pet Supply Our mission is happy & healthy pets! Full line of quality pet supplies. Save money and come see us first. (808) 874-0015. Kukui Mall in Kihei. See our ad on page 19.

toys

55 Pawsh Place A modern lifestyle store for all pets. Specializing in natural, eco-friendly and interactive products. Halekuai Shopping Ctr., Kapolei. (808) 674-2055. See our ad on page 17. Hawaii Pet Film Festival Exhibitor Bark Avenue A one-stop shop for the discerning modern dog. Accessories, food & treats! Koko Maria Shopping Center. (808) 394-2343. www.barkavenuehawaii.com See our ad on page 7. Hawaii Pet Film Festival Exhibitor Doggie Adventures & Training It’s NOT just a walk in the park! Training equipment, toys, & educational materials. (808) 551-7994. www.doggieadventuresandtraining.com See our ad on page 11. Pet Projekt Bringing you fun and affordable modern pet products for everyday use. Check out our Squeeze Tiki dog toy! www.otomik.com See our ad on this page. Planet U2 Stop by Hawaii’s newest pet boutique located on Lewers Stret in the heart of Waikiki. Validated parking at Embassy Suites. 971-9000. www.planetU2.com See our ad on page 27. Hawaii Pet Film Festival Exhibitor

training

Ohana Doggie Day Care & Spa Doggie day care, cage-free boarding, daycare activities & grooming. Come play, socialize & be pampered. 791-DOGS(3647). ohanadoggiedaycare.com See our ad on page 31.

Doggie Adventures & Training It’s NOT just a walk in the park! Expert training and exercise for optimum vitality. (808) 551-7994. www.doggieadventuresandtraining.com See our ad on page 11.

The Pet Depot Ewa Beach, 808-689-PETS (7387). West Oahu’s full line pet store. Puppies, Small Animals, Pet Supplies, Fresh & Saltwater fish. www.thepetdepothawaii.com See our ad on page 11.

Hele Wiki Paws Patience, Care, and Paws. Dog walking services and private obedience training for east Honolulu. Call Hideo at 348-0273. www.helewikipaws.com See our ad on page 24.

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Koolau Bed & Biscuit Pet vacations and higher education for dogs. Free hugs, belly rubs and biscuits. Kaneohe. (808) 239-1214. www.koolaubedandbiscuit.com See our ad on page 19.

Petco Hawaii Pet Film Festival Exhibitor Planet U2 Stop by Hawaii’s newest pet boutique located on Lewers Stret in the heart of Waikiki. Validated parking at Embassy Suites. 971-9000. www.planetU2.com See our ad on page 27. Tails of Hawaii Doggie playcare, cage-free lodging, training, grooming and veterinary services. Waipio & Mapunapuna (808) 676-WOOF (9663). www.tailsofhawaii.com. See our ad on the back page. Hawaii Pet Film Festival Exhibitor

photography

Allen Martin Photography Hawaii Pet Film Festival Exhibitor Deb McGuire Pet Photography Animals are my passion. Photographing them is my privilege. Call (808) 247-5282 or visit www.hawaiipetphotos.com Hawaii Pet Film Festival Exhibitor

Paws University Pampering Big Island animals with style. Training, agility, doggie day care, boarding and grooming. Call (808) 325-6436. www.pawsuniversity.com See our ad on page 26. Tails of Hawaii Doggie playcare, cage-free lodging, training, grooming and veterinary services. Waipio & Mapunapuna (808) 676-WOOF (9663). www.tailsofhawaii.com. See our ad on the back page. Hawaii Pet Film Festival Exhibitor

veterinary services

Tails of Hawaii Doggie playcare, cage-free lodging, training, grooming and veterinary services. Waipio & Mapunapuna (808) 676-WOOF (9663). www.tailsofhawaii.com. See our ad on the back page. Hawaii Pet Film Festival Exhibitor hawaiipetmagazine.com | winter 2009

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Cesar’s HOLIDAY Tips By Cesar Milan, the Dog Whisperer • www.cesarmillaninc.com

1.) Tire your dog out before visiting or receiving holiday guests. Keep in mind that holiday visits are not typical visits. They may involve more heightened energy than normal, since often we haven’t seen these people in a while, and dog people have a tendency to get excited around others’ pets. Your dog is more likely to behave if it’s just had a nice long walk. If they’re not dog people, your guest may be nervous, insecure, and unsure; a tired dog can help these people relax. 2.) Don’t forget rules, boundaries, and limitations just because it’s the holidays! When it comes to the aromatic holiday food, sweets, and candies lying about the house, there are many temptations for your dog. You have to remind him or her that the rules, boundaries, and limitations are the same. Use the holiday as a chance to intensify good behavior instead of intensifying bad behavior. It’s up to you to take the opportunity to make it a great holiday by working on your leadership skills! 3.) Protect your dog from the cold. Many breeds are not built to handle cold weather. Check out your local pet store for the many ways to handle this. You can buy doggie boots and gear made specifically for cold weather. There are also paw waxes that protect from the cold and aid your dog’s grip on slippery surfaces like ice or snow. 4.) Let your dog check the weather. Dogs don’t have the Weather Channel, so they don’t know why they are being denied a long walk for the day. Allow your dog to step outside and feel for itself that it is too cold or too stormy to go on a long walk. Instinctually, the dog will understand why it is coming back inside where it’s safe. But, be careful not to allow them to do this too often. They can learn to use this open door to manipulate and control you. Also, some dogs, if out in the cold for too long, will develop thicker fur and maintain their fat as a natural protection, so they may not feel the cold as intensely as we humans do. This can be an advantage if you want to continue to take your dog for walks in cold weather. However, please keep in mind that many short-haired breeds do not have this natural resistance to cold weather. 30

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5.) Be cautious when around the fireplace! Animals are instinctual about fire; it is natural for an animal to stay away. However, during this holiday season, many owners like to dress their dogs up. Never use a product which may contain alcohol, such as hairspray, silly string, or entertainment paint, on a dog that will be around fire. Always be cautious near a fire with an animal that is wearing clothing. A stray piece of fabric can quickly cause the entire outfit to light on fire. A screen is a good way to keep a “done-up” pup safe. Also, never leave an animal alone in a room with a lit candle. As a general holiday precaution, test your smoke alarms, and keep them clean and equipped with fresh batteries at all times! 6.) Be aware of dangerous holiday items. The festive poinsettia causes dogs to vomit. Chocolate is a poisonous treat. And tinsel has sent many a dog to the emergency room, as it can easily cut up intestines. Paper-based tinsel is generally a safer option, but the plastic or metallic-based varities should not be used. 7.) Protect your presents and decorations. Remember that a dog will know if a gift contains something edible, even if you don’t. Ask your guests in advance if there is food inside the presents, and keep them out of your dog’s reach! Keep fragile ornaments toward the top of the Christmas tree; only place sturdy ones near the bottom. Often people use a pen to keep dogs away from their tree. Keep it fun by decorating the pen with ribbons. And, above all, set rules, boundaries, and limitations!

8.) I don't recommend giving a puppy as a holiday gift. Most often, giving a puppy for emotional reasons turns out badly. Love is never the problem. Who doesn’t love a puppy? But most people don’t know how to keep a puppy balanced, and the puppy is going to suffer the consequences from the first day. In particular, if a person doesn’t know they are getting a puppy, they will be in the wrong state of mind to receive him or her. I highly recommend holding off on affection for a week or, at the very least, until the end of the day when the puppy is quiet, in his kennel, and ready for sleep. This is virtually impossible to do if you just received a puppy as a surprise! I strongly believe that people need to have some basic knowledge about the commitment and responsibility of pet ownership and how to play a leadership role even though it’s a puppy. The beautiful part about starting with a puppy is that, if you know what to do, you are going to prevent problems. But if you don’t, you are going to create problems. We have to take the same philosophy as adopting a child. You don’t just give a kid away. You have to get the whole family involved. Everyone has to understand the responsibility they are taking on. 9.) Live in the moment! Be happy! Laugh! Celebrate! Want to do something special for your dog for the holidays? Be balanced. Don’t be nervous. Don’t be fearful. Don’t be tense. Don’t think about anything that makes you sad, depressed, or angry. Really live in that moment. Believe it or not, that is one of the biggest gifts we can give to our dog--and ourselves! Everyone, rich or poor, can practice this simple activity. It has more meaning than any gift you can buy. Live in the now, with your dog right next to you and your family around you. Your dog is going to get the benefit of it, particularly if you don’t have days like this on a regular basis. This special day will linger in his or her memory, and, hopefully, you can learn to practice these days more often, not just during the holiday season. Check out more of Cesar Milan’s tips at www.cesarmillaninc.com. Mahalo Cesar!


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In this issue, check out our winter gift guide, holiday pet advice, cover model search results, pet event reviews, pet calendar, dog costume...

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In this issue, check out our winter gift guide, holiday pet advice, cover model search results, pet event reviews, pet calendar, dog costume...

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