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Spring 2010 •

Pet Health Guide Pet Dental Health • Exercising with Your Dogs• Must-Have Spring Items • Dog Bites?

Cover Model Winners:

Mimi & Zeke

Learn more on page 8!



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Spring 2010• Volume 3, Issue 1

publisher Mary Long

the pack John Hind, Cricket Biehn, T.H. Long, Kuakini Hind, Kamu Dickson, Molly Strode & Moki Hind contributors Cesar Milan Doggie Adventures & Training Hawaiian Humane Society Dr. Leiann LeeLoy, D.V.M. Oahu SPCA Paws University

cover models: Mimi & Zeke (see pg. 8) photo submitted by: Walt & Mei Albertson Printed locally on recycled paper at Hagadne Printing.

Hawaii Pet Magazine is published quarterly by Hoolaulima Ventures LLC and is distributed statewide at veterinary offices, local pet store, public libraries and retail locations.

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We welcome reader correspondence and editorial submissions, but assume no responsibility for the return of unsolicited material. Please send all letters, inquiries, submissions, pet photos, pet stories and correspondence to:

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This past winter brought amazing changes and growth to Hawaii Pet Magazine. In November we partnered with to present the 1st annual Hawaii Pet Film Festival & Holiday Gift Show at the Neal Blaisdell Center. Over 1200 pet lovers and their furry friends attended the event and enjoyed fabulous


Hawaii Pet Film Festival


Cover Model Search


Adventures in Dogsitting


Resolve to Step Out

With Your Furry Companion


Spring Shopping


Pet Dental Health




Cesar Milan’s Indoor Activity Tips

pawspective • • spring 2010

fashion shows, pet vendors and pet-centric entertainment. The event was a great success and we're already planning the 2010 festival, so get your pet films ready! We're happy to report that pet businesses are booming in Hawaii. Local pet stores and services reported strong holiday sales this past holiday season. This positive news is all due to you and your pets. Mahalo for supporting our local pet community. Don't forget to stop by or contact your local pet stores and services this spring season to take advantage of new products and great discounts -- and don't forget to tell them that you saw their ad in Hawaii Pet Magazine! On a personal note, you may have noticed a pregnant version of me waddling around local pet events last year. I'm

Dog Bites

in every issue:

Pet Event Calendar.....................6 Pet Pictures......19, 21, 22, 25, & 27 Pet Directory.............................28

happy to report that our son Robbie joined our ohana this past December and he's already a pet lover -- preferring doggie and animal-themed outfits for his daily ensembles. I have to admit that potty training, caring for and picking up after our dogs Dukie and Kawela -especially the poo -prepared us, in small ways, for diaper changing and late night feedings! Thank you again for supporting Hawaii Pet Magazine and we wish you a happy, healthy and prosperous 2010.


Kung Hee Fat Choy! Mary Long Publisher, Hawaii Pet Magazine | spring 2010




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Hawaii Pet Film Festival 1st Annual

& Holiday Gift Show

Mahalo to all of the furlicious pets and owners that attended the 1st Annual Hawaii Pet Film Festival & Holiday Gift Show o November 14th! Attendees enjoyed a variety of pet vendors including: 55 Pawsh Place, Animal Care Foundation, Bark Avenue, Beam Designs, CAN Organization, Cavalier King Charles Spaniel Club, Deb McGuire Photography, Dogwalkers Etc., Dr. Raymond Yoza, Fauna Collection, Hawaiian Humane Society, Icy Pooch Pops, Inu Inu, K9’s & Kitty’s, Oahu SPCA, Pacific, Pet

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Me Salon & Day Care, Pet Pouch, Pet Spot Ward, Petco, Phiten USA, Planet U2, Purrs & 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! Emcee Frank B. Shaner kept the pawty going throughout the day with his hilarious commentary. The crowd enjoyed pet-themed costume contests by Hawaiian Moon, Cocojor,

Roxy & Ozzy

Fauna Collection and haute couture by Zhan vi Designs. Denby Dung from The Pet Hui hosted the film-inspired pet costume contest with adorable and elaborate costumes created by pet parents. Celebrity judges Chuck Boller, HIFF Executive Director; Leslie Kawamoto, Island Tails Blogger, Honolulu Advertiser; and Russell Tanoue, Fashion/Glamour Photographer; were also on hand to lend their film, pet and aesthetic expertise to the Hawaii Pet Film Festival awards ceremony. Although all the submissions were adorable, Unleashed by Ozzi Quintero stole the show and best film award. Featuring his 2 year old Thai Ridgeback Roxy, Unleashed highlighted Roxy’s amazing Parkour-inspired talents. This agile dog scaled walls, leaped over small walls and at times, it seemed as though he was about to take off flying. Ozzi and Roxy took home the grand prize valued at over $1000 dollars, including $500 in pet supplies and $500 cash. Congratulations Ozzi! If you missed the event, don’t worry -we’re already the next event for this fall, so get your pet films ready! View all of the film festival submissions at & www.hawaiipetnetworkcom.



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Every Tuesday: Love Your Pet on KHON2 Morning News with Dr. Kaya & Hawaii Pet Magazine. View past segments at

February All Month Pet Dental Month. Take care of your pet’s teeth! Learn more at Responsible Pet Owner Month. Visit 2/12 & 2/14: Eddie's Pets & People Park. Kaiser Great Aloha Run Sports, Health & Fitness Expo at the Neal Blaisdell Center Exhibition Hall. Bring your pet to this pet friendly event and they could be on the next cover of Hawaii Pet Magazine! Stop by our booth to take your pet’s picture with Eclectic Designs For You and they could be our next cover model! Stay at the “park” and enjoy Wendy Mah’s canine games with cash prizes ask-a-vet with VCA Hospitals of Hawaii and more! Learn more at 2/13 & 2/14: Sweetheart Adoption Deal at the Hawaiian Humane Society. Adopt from the Hawaiian Humane Society on Valentine’s Day Weekend and receive a sweetheart deal of half price for all pet adoptions plus special discounts at PetCo - 10% off your entire purchase, as well as 50% off of cat or dog food! Valid Saturday, Feb. 13 & Sunday, Feb. 14 only. Call 356-2218. 2/13 & 2/14: Orchid Island Dog Fancier Club All Breed Dog Show & Junior Showmanship Event. Edith Kanakaole Stadium, Hilo. Watch Hawaii's best and brightest purebred dogs compete. 2/14: Valentine's Day. Make sure to love your pet today! 6 | spring 2010


2/13: Valentines Pawty at Birken and Baileys Too. 10:00 am-3:00 pm. Azeka Shopping Center, Kihei.

2/15 & 2/16: Westminster Kennel Club 133rd All Breed Show, NY. Watch the show on Oceanic with your pooch (CNBC Channel 39 & USA Channel 29) USA Network! 2/18: Pet Loss Support Group. 5:30 - 7:30 pm. Kauai Hospice Conference Room, 4457 Pahee St, Lihue. Pets are our companions and an important and engaging member of the family whose loss results in the same grieving process as would losing anyone close to us. We understand that the feelings generated when a pet dies are real and deserve the same respect as if it were any other family member. Call Vicki at 245-7277 or Jane at 822-2829. 2/21: Whale Day. Kalama Park, Kihei. 9:00 am-6:00 pm. Stop by for the 30th anniversary of Maui's largest and longest running celebration of humpback whales. Live entertainment, made in Maui fair, keiki activities, ecoally, silent auction and more. Free. 2/20: Pug Love Meetup, Oahu. Join the Honolulu Pug Meetup group for pug love and fun. Visit to learn more. © Yoyo1972 |

All events are either submitted by our readers or found on existing calendars. Submit events at or email

© Ken Moore |

pet event calendar

2/21: Great Dane Meetup. Peacock Flats Hike. Learn more at

2/27: Paws on the Path Hike: Old Pali Road. Join the Hawaiian Humane Society for their monthly dog-friendly hike. 8:30 am. For more information, visit 2/27: New Volunteer Orientation, Lihue. 3:30-5:30 pm. Positions include dog buddy, cat cuddler, front desk assistant, vet

assistant, foster parent, special events and PALS (Pets Are Loving Support) program volunteer. For more information visit 2/28: Oahu Doberman Pinscher Meetup. 4:00 pm. Hawaii Kai Dog Park. Learn more at

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All Month: Adopt a Rescued Guinea Pig Month. Visit to learn more. 3/1: National Pig Day

3/6 & 3/7: Hawaiian Kennel Club All Breed Dog Show & Junior Showmanship Event. Neal Blaisdell Center Exhibition Hall. One of the largest purebred dog shows in Hawaii, this HKC event showcases the best of the local dog world. Learn more at 3/9: Pet Loss Support Group. Meets the first Tuesday of the month, 7:30 pm at the Hawaiian Humane Society.

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3/17: Celebrate St. Patrick's Day with your pet and make sure they are wearing a bit of green today.

3/17: Agility Training with Doggie Adventures & Training. Agility For Fun Agility is a sport for dogs and owners that has taken off through our nation. Learn more at 3/20: Green Dog Night. 6:00 - 9:00pm. Ke’ehi Lagoon Veteran’s War Memorial. A 70's Party for people and pups benefitting the Hawaii Canine Assistance Network, non-profit organization that enhances the lives of people with disabilities by providing highly trained assistance dogs and ongoing follow-up services. Learn more at © Tiberius Dinu |


3/20: Disco Inferno: an Evening at Kennel 54. 5:00 pm Grand Wailea, Kihei. Support the Maui Humane Society at their fabulous annual fundraiser featuring live &

3/27: Paws on the Path Hike: Maunawili Gulch Trail. Join the Hawaiian Humane Society for their monthly dogfriendly hike. 8:30 am. For more information, visit 3/28-4/11: Koolau Pets Bunnyland Display. Visit this live animal display featuring adorable bunnies, chicks, potbelly pigs, birds and guinea pigs on the Lower Level, Sears Wing of Windward Mall. Free & open to public during mall hours. 3/30: Save the Frogs Day. On this day we encourage the appreciation and celebration of amphibians by people from all walks of life.


All Month: Prevention of Cruelty to An-

Animal Law Emily A. Gardner, Attorney

Clay Chapman Crumpton Iwamura & Pulice

Emily A. Gardner is a local attorney with a Master of Science in Zoology who has successfully assisted Hawaii residents with legal issues involving animals including:

- Serious Dog Bites - Animal Attacks - Pet Housing Issues - Pet Trusts - Equine Law - And More -

To learn more about animal law and obtain legal assistance, contact:

Emily A. Gardner

Clay Chapman Crumpton Iwamura & Pulice Topa Financial Center 700 Bishop Street, Suite 2100 Honolulu, HI 96813

Tel: (808) 535-8462


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silent auctions, entertainment, a disco dance contest and much more! Visit or call 877-3680 to purchase tickets and learn more about the event.


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imals Month. Visit to learn more.

compete at this annual event on the windward side. Learn more at

4/4: Happy Easter!

4/24: Paws on the Path Hike: Waimano Valley. Join the Hawaiian Humane Society for their monthly dog-friendly hike. 8:30 am. For more information, visit

4/6: Pet Loss Support Group. Meets the first Tuesday of the month, 7:30 pm at the Hawaiian Humane Society. 4/11: Tuxes & Tails 2010 Yappy Hour & Fancy Feast. Join the Hawaiian Humane Society for an evening of gourmet food, wine and dancing, and fun! The event will also include a silent and live auction with proceeds benefiting the organization. Call (808) 3562225 to find out more about Honolulu’s hottest charity social of 2010 or visit © Jack Dagley |


Coming up... May 8 & 9: Pet Expo -- The Biggest Local Pet Event of the Year! Neal Blaisdell Center. May: Canine Game Day with the Hawaiian Humane Society

4/17 & 4/18: Windward Hawaiian Dog Fanciers Association All Breed Dog Show & Junior Showmanship Event. King Intermediate School, Kaneohe. Watch Hawaii's best and brightest purebred dogs



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spring cover model search We’d like to thank everyone who submitted pet photos and voted for our spring 2010 cover model. We had a large variety of photos: turtles, goats, puppies, older hounds, kitty cats and even a fish! After the voting and fur settled, 12 fi-

nalists were chosen by our readers. It was difficult, but after much debate, Mimi & Zeke were picked by our staff for the cover of our Spring 2010 issue. We’d like to also congratulate our 12 finalists featured on the next page.

Check out the other local pet pictures throughout this issue and you can also visit to view all of their photos and stories.

Mimi & Zeke Hometown: Kapolei, Oahu

Congratulations Mimi & Zeke! These Long Coat Chihuahuas have submitted their photos for almost every cover model search and we’re so pleased that they were voted Hawaii Pet Magazine’s spring 2010 cover models! They have also won a 3-night stay at their choice of Aqua Hotels and Resorts pet friendly properties: Aqua Waikiki Pearl or newly pet friendly, Aqua Waikiki Wave. Both renovated boutique hotels are located near the International Marketplace and offer spacious accommodations. They will also be featured in a photo spread of the resort in the next issue. Way to go! Kapolei natives 7 year old Mimi and 4 year old Zeke are inseparable, whether they are at a local pet event, chihuahua meetup or shopping at a local pet boutique with their owners/pet parents Walt and Mei Albertson. “What is a Chihuahua’s life like in the island paradise? It’s a non stop adventure,” says Mei. “7 year old Mimi and 4 year old Zeke enjoy their adventurous life in Hawaii. Whether hiking, biking, kayaking, or horseback riding, you name it, and they have done it! Mimi even has gone parasailing and glider riding in the Hawaiian sky! Besides all the outdoor adventures, they also love to go shopping with their mommy in a stylish pet stroller, and get stopped wherever they go.”

“They h a v e dressed up for every occasion and enjoy the doggie fashion world. What a life!”

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Mimi Zeke

Mimi & Zeke

Mahalo to Aqua Hotels & Resorts! Learn more about their pet-friendly properties at:

SUMMER PET COVER MODEL SEARCH Does your pet have star quality? Stop by the Hawaii Pet Magazine booth at the Great Aloha Run Expo or submit one high resolution picture of your pet on by March 26, 2010. The public will vote online for our finalists and the cover model will be chosen by our staff from the finalists. 8 | spring 2010


Brodie Bao Chi Chinese Shar-Pei, 4 yrs. • “He loves to dress up, be the center of attention, and have his photo taken.” Andria and Matt Gragg (Mililani)

Hoku Pomeranian-mix, 10 • “He has so much fun chasing lizards, & (this is) his ‘hunting ground’ for lizards. See how happy he is!” Ronnica Lee (Honolulu)

Mugsy Sharpei Mix, 3 yrs. • “We saw him in his kennel & it was love at first sight! He was scared...but had lots of love to give.” Christine Parsehian & Joseph Valle(Honolulu)

Toby Australian Shepard, 10 mo. • “He’s a rascal of a dog with a bountiful amount of energy, who loves to interact with all dogs & people.” MarkBen Paulino (Honolulu)


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Jack Russell/Chihuahua Mix, 1 3/4 yrs. • “Coby is an Maltipoo, 16 mo. • “He is the "glue" that keeps our famawesome dog that is packed with a lot of spunk! ” Pamela ily together...he brings out un-ordinary displays of affecKee (Honolulu) tion from both of my parents.” Brandi Matsumoto (Mililani)



Sharpei Mix, 3 yrs. • “We rescued Maggie at Friends for French Bulldog, 1 1/2 yrs. • “Moxie, the wonder French Life. She is a cuddle bug & a bed hog. She snores loudly Bulldog is the funniest dog in the world. She's absolutely & loves cheeseburgers.” The Parden Family (Honolulu) hilarious.” Jennifer & Kevin Takahashi (Honolulu)



Pomeranian, 1 1/2 yrs. • “She continues to be a blessing Tamaskan, 8 mo. • “She has provided us with more love, by constantly filling my life (and others) with Love, Joy, happiness, & devotion then any other dog could give. That’s Smiles & Laughter!” Kimberly Farm (Waipahu) the true definition of a best friend.” Amanda Caulk (Kapolei)



Siberian Husky, 1 yr. • “She loves to help with the yard Shih Tzu/ Toy Manchester Terrier, 3 yr. • “Zoe's name work...pulling the weeds and taking off with it. She always means ‘life’, and that is exactly what she has brought into puts a smile on our faces.” Regina Tupuola (Kaneohe) our family.” Frank Roberts (Honolulu) | spring 2010







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By Tammy Goodreau • Doggie Adventures and Training • (808) 551-7994 •

What are the first three things that come to your mind when you read the words “pet health?” Before you continue reading take a moment… close your eyes and take inventory on what comes to mind. For me, it is exercise, nutrition, and training. I’d be curious to know how many of you added training to your top three? Don’t worry if you did not put it there, for most people “training” probably would not even make the top 10. For that very reason, this month I want to bend your ear and help to raise your awareness of what “training” can mean to your pets mental health. Here is another visual. Picture your home or room that you live and sleep in. Now imagine that you can never leave that space. You can hear your neighbors talking and laughing, occasionally you can smell some10 | spring 2010

one cooking on the grill (yum!), when you look out the window you see people walking or jogging by. But you, you can never leave. Remember in 2006 when Oahu had 40 plus days of rain? How was your mental health by day 5? Day 10? Day 30! Did you feel restless? Irritable? Forgetful? Did you sleep more? These are some of the physical and mental symptoms people experience when they are in a confined space for a period of time. Now think about your pet’s daily routine. What kind of mental stimulation do they receive throughout their day? Dogs are pack animals and thrive when they are around other dogs and people. Did you know that many dogs need a minimum of two half hour walks a day just to maintain their phys-

ical health? Do you sit on the floor and engage with your dog while rubbing their belly or is it a quick pat on the head as you walk through the door? Do you take them to a training class where they are stimulated around other dogs, different environments and people, and where they learn something new on a weekly bases? If your dog receives mental stimulation it can help prevent problem behaviors such as (but not limited to) chewing on furniture, digging, hoarding through the garbage, anxiety, fear, and aggression. I recently had a client who expressed their concern for their 2-year-old Shitzu/Fox Terrier mix, named Tiger. Tiger was showing signs of fear towards certain people. Instead of keeping Tiger in the house to avoid the situation I encouraged my client and Tiger to go for car


rides and walks to get Tiger out of the house and desensitize him to various people, places, and things. Car rides and walks are wonderful mental stimulation for dogs! Three weeks later my client excitedly reported that he could see a change in Tiger’s confidence in a variety of situations. (Please note, if you find you are having behavioral problems with your dog, please consult a professional trainer to develop a behavior modification program, a car ride and walk is not the answer to all behavioral problems.)

Tips to encourage mental health in your dog: 1. Train beyond Basic Obedience


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Participate in an advanced or social obedience class with other dogs and owners. Your dog will learn new techniques and they will learn to be comfortable and wellbehaved around other dogs. Doggie Adventures and Training offers a Tricks and Games Class, Advanced Obedience Training and ‘Hounds on the Town’ class. During the latter class we meet at a different location each class period so dogs can socialize with new people, dogs, and work through various situations they might be uncomfortable with. 2. Train something new weekly or monthly. One of my favorite tricks books is ‘101 Dog Tricks: Step by Step Activities to Engage, Challenge, and Bond with your Dog’ by Kyra Sundace and Clancey. Start a list of behaviors to teach your dog and put one behavior on a note card. Choose a new card/behavior a week to train your dog. 3. Do not place your dog’s food in a bowl and walk away for them to freely eat. Stuff a toy with their breakfast or dinner so they have to work to get the food. Feed your dog their breakfast and dinner by hand

while your training them. And, Finally, hide their food in various parts of the house (make sure locations are safe and sanitary) so they learn to look for their food throughout the house. (This needs to be trained.) Remember, mental stimulation is just as important for your pet’s health as exercise and good nutrition! E-mail for a list of behaviors you can train your dog. Tammy Goodreau is the owner of Doggie Adventures & Training which specializes in training for puppy's and dogs. We offer fun, personal classes ranging from Puppy Kindergarten to Agility. If you do not have time to train your dog send them to us, we'll train them for you! Call Tammy at (808) 551-7994 or visit

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Submitted by Jacquelyn Leblanc for the Hawaiian Humane Society•

For most of us, our new year's resolution includes better health and fitness. A workout partner is your best bet for sticking to a fitness program and your dog is just the loyal companion to keep you on track. New research from the University of Missouri has found that people who walk dogs are more consistent about regular exercise and show more improvement in fitness than people who walk with a friend. In a 12week study of 54 older adults at an assisted living home, 35 people were assigned to a walking program for five days a week, while the remaining 19 served as a control group. Among the walkers, 23 selected a friend or spouse to serve as a regular walking partner along a trail laid out near the home. Another 12 participants took a bus daily to a local animal shelter where they were assigned a dog to walk. To the surprise of researchers, the dog walkers showed a big improvement in fitness, while the human walkers began making excuses to skip the workout. Walking speed among the dog walkers increased by 28 percent, compared with just a 4 percent increase among the human walkers. There are numerous benefits gained from stepping out with your furry companion. Currently, it’s estimated that as many as 50% or more of our pets are overweight or obese. Walking is a good means of losing weight for our dogs, just like it is for us. Overall, walking provides your pet the necessary physical and mental stimulation to stay happy and healthy. Dogs which are exercised regularly tend to be better behaved and have fewer behavioral problems.

ball or frisbee. For those without a furry fitness trainer at home, Hawaiian Humane Society has more than 30 dogs on any given day that are eager to accompany you for a stroll through Moiliili. To volunteer as a dog walker, call 946-2187 or visit Get more pet advice at w w w. h a w a i i a n h u or visit the Hawaiian Humane Society located at 2700 Waialae Avenue, Honolulu, Hawaii 96826. Phone: 808-946-2187.

Quality time outdoors also strengthens the bond between the two of you. As for you, it helps to reduce the chance of heart attack, stroke, obesity and stress. Walking farther and longer will help you burn more calories, accelerate weight loss, decrease body fat and drop inches from the waistline. Not to mention that time on the pavement with him saves the cost of a gym membership. If you’re just getting started, here are a few tips to put your best foot forward. Aim for 30-minute walks, five times a week. Keep your dog on leash when out and about. Take a plastic bag for waste disposal. Make sure your dog is properly identified. And always take fresh water for you and your dog to drink. More vigorous exercise alternatives that you and your pet will enjoy are swimming or a game of fetch in the park. Swimming is a full-body workout for you and your pet and there are a number of Oahu beaches where leashed dogs are allowed. Another high-calorie burner is a simple romp in the park with your canine companion and a

News Alert

Pet-Friendly Housing Rentals Online Visit for a listing of pet-friendly rental units currently available. Simply click on Pets in Housing on our home page. Landlords can post their rentals for free. Did you know? More than 60% of Oahu households have pets. 43% of Oahu households own dogs. More than 300,000 pets are family members on Oahu. It is illegal to charge a pet deposit in Hawaii. Responsible pet owners tend to be great tenants. Smaller dogs do not necessarily make better tenants. Breed-restrictive policies don’t work and breed is not indicative of aggression. | spring 2010


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That’s right pet lovers... it’s Spring time in Hawaii! Whether you are getting ready for fill an Easter basket full of goodies for your pet or just want to keeping your New Years resolution to get fit, there's something for every one and every pet at local pet stores & boutiques. Learn more at

D F Easter Accessories B

C. Aloha Octopus: Cute enough for pets and keiki alike, these adorable plush toys come in a variety of sizes and colors. (Planet U2)


D. Barkaroo Treats: Made on Kauai, these yummy dog treats are package in a bright take-out box to celebrate Chinese New Year. (Bark Avenue)

A Grooming Goodness A. Pet Head: From the makers of the popular Bed Head shampoo line, these grooming products come in an array of scents, styles and colorful bottles. (Kalihi Pet Center) B. EZ Dog Fingerbrush: February is Pet Dental Month and this little tool will help make your pet’s teeth sparkle. (55 Pawsh Place)

E. Platypus: Brightly colored and durable, this unique toy is great for Easter baskets.(The Pet Depot) F. Flower Bone: Play fetch with this fun floral toy.( The Pet Depot)

H Hot Pet Parent G. THE Cross Bag by Louisdog: This stylish lightweight messenger dog carrier is features awater resistant exterior, soft faux fur interior, adjustable shoulder strap, and interior safety leash. (Planet U2) H. Fluff Coin/Clutch Purse: The perfect lightweight wallet featuring a variety of dog breeds and styles.(Bark Avenue)



I. Fluff Luggage Tag: Easily identify our baggage with these sposh luggage tags.(Bark Avenue)

Hosted by Denby Dung, the Pet Hui is Hawaii’s TV series acknowledging the deep affection that locals have for their pets. Enjoy segments featuring compelling stories about people and their pets, information about pet health care, tips on training your pets, and much more. Tune in and get akamai about your pet!

Premieres Wednesdays at 7:30 pm Chanel 16 • HD Channel 1616 Additional show times thoughout the week. 14 | spring 2010

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Get Active With Your Pet! J. Walkie Belt by DOOG: These “hands-free” belts come in a variety of colors and make walking your dog a breeze. (55 Pawsh Place) K. Clix Floating Training Dumbbell: As light as a feather, but it will give your dog a heavy workout (55 Pawsh Place)


L. Planet Dog Orbee-tuff Sport Ball: Durable, minty and tons of fun.(55 Pawsh Place) M. Spring Microfiber Suede Harness: Working out can be stylish! (Planet U2)


N. Mesh Animal Harness: Perfect for St. Patty’s Day or World Frog Day. (Planet U2)





Something New

Healthy Food = A Healthy Pet

O. Buttwieser: Male dogs no longer have to wear unmanly diapers... (Bark Avenue)

Q. Honest Kitchen Dog Food: Nourish their soul with dehydrated raw pet food. (Bark Avenue)

P. Promotion Pack: Each card includes a day of play shampoo & condition, and one night of boarding ($10 value). Great for fundraisers.(Tails of Hawaii)


R. Zukes Power Bones Treats: Snacking can be fun and nutritious! (55 Pawsh Place)


S. Primal Pet Foods: Delicious Raw Pet Food in a variety of flavors. ( & local pet stores)


T. Cookie Yummies: All Natural freshly baked pet cookies for your dog. (Kalihi Pet Center)

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Cat Show Here kitty kitty! We were able to catch the Cat Show of the season and it did not disappoint. Hawaii’s best and brightest felines competed in a variety of categories for prizes and glory at the Cat Fanciers' show. Top notch judges Hilary Helmrich from Phoenix, Karen Lawrence also from Phoenix, Carolyn Lyons-Prisser Sacramento and Yurchick from Tacoma, traveled from across the country to oversee the event. We were amazed at the time judge took with each cat -- identifying their breed characteristics and educating the audience about what made that cat so special. Unfortunately this was the last show until, October, but we definitely recommend you check out their next event and learn more about our feline friends. Visit to see local and national show results and event calendar.

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Da Pug Club We love pugs! The Honolulu Pug Club is one of the largest and active dog clubs in Hawaii hosting meetups each month at a variety of locations throughout Oahu. The most recent event was held at the Hawaii Kai Dog Park and over a dozen pugs and owners attended. Over the years every pug meetup has defied the odds and beat out gloomy weather predictions. This event was no exception. Gray skies covered most of the island, and although there was a brief shower in east Honolulu, the club braved the sprinkle under a tree at the park and were rewarded with an empty dog park -- all the other dogs and owners ran from the park when the first drops fell! If you own a pug or are just a pug lover, make sure you check out the Honolulu Pub Club on Club members are as friendly as their owners and know how to have a good time. Go pugs!

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Pet Dental Care



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

Yes, dental care is most important – for us as human beings as well as for our loving pets! As a matter of fact, I see my dentist on a routine basis at least twice a year. At my own recent dental visit, my Dentist stressed the need for brushing and flossing my teeth properly in order to avoid dental diseases, which can lead to other health issues. Being proactive about your dental care can ultimately save you money, save your teeth, keep your body well, and as an added bonus, make your smile brighter! Likewise, did you know that dental care is just as crucial for your dogs and cats as it is for us? Many times we overlook this important aspect of our pets’ care; but, interestingly enough, dental disease is very common in our loving animals. Approximately 80% of our dogs and 70% of our cats show signs of gum disease by the age of 3 years old. Such signs include bad breath, visible tartar on the teeth, swelling under the eyes, loose or missing teeth, difficulty eating, discharge from the nose, drooling or excessive salivation, pawing at the teeth or mouth, discoloration or staining of the teeth, red, irritated, swollen or bleeding gums, weight loss or loss of appetite and showing signs of being lethargic. If your pet is showing any of these clinical signs, your Veterinarian will be able to detect such dental diseases by performing a proper physical exam. Doesn’t this sound similar to what we would do as human beings if we were to show such signs in our own dental care? Ultimately, we would

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visit our Dentist; in the instances noted above, your Veterinarian would be your pets’ best friend! Let me share the impact of one of these diseases with you. The most advanced gum disease is called periodontitis – an infection between the gum and lower part of the tooth caused by bacteria, tartar (cal-

cium deposits) or residual food. The disease begins with discoloration of the teeth and tartar forms because the plaque builds up in the area. Tartar “can find its way into the gums” where bacteria “can become trapped,” thereby causing infections. In advanced periodontal disease, infections can enter the blood stream and damage other organs of the body systems, such as the heart, liver, kidneys, lungs and nervous system. It can also cause complications to some existing diseases such as diabetes. As with many other diseases in Veterinary Medicine, I suggest that prevention is the best medicine. Periodontal disease treated

with proper care of your pet such as antibiotics and regular cleaning can “slow down” the advancing of the disease. In addition to seeing the Veterinarian, each pet owner must take responsibility to care for the animal. This means daily brushing of your pets’ teeth with a soft toothbrush and toothpaste for dogs and cats. Brushing your pets’ teeth with human toothpaste can cause “tummy” upset. This is the best first step in starting the oral care. If you don’t know how to brush your pets teeth, ask your Veterinarian or Veterinary Assistant to show you how the proper technique. In addition, many food companies are formulating foods proven to be effective in combating plaque and tartar buildup. It is also important to know that for dogs, there are many “chew” toys which will not only keep him or her “busy;” it will also help to keep their teeth clean as well. Proactive treatment is the goal to maintaining the natural defenses that exist in your pets’ mouth. These defenses can prevent or “slow down” the progression of periodontal disease and other dental problems from becoming invasive to your pets’ good health. It is also important to involve your Veterinarian in the dental care of your pets. This means “regular visits to see the Veterinarian for regular check-ups, proper dental care such as the use of proper tooth brushes and gel as advised by your Veterinarian and much love to your furry friends as you provide the necessary dental care for them.



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The Oahu Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals was founded in April of 2009, based on their mission: “Every healthy, treatable animal will find a forever home.” Within three months, the Oahu SPCA was thrown into a large scale sheltering operation literally overnight, in the largest rescue in Hawaii’s history. Their facility at 1142 Roosevelt Avenue, Kapolei has become a community center bringing families together. Choosing a rescued animal not only saves the life of the animal, but also enriches the lives of those who adopt. The Oahu SPCA rescues animals suffering from abuse, neglect or abandonment all over the island each day. They rescue, rehabilitate and re-home more than 20 dogs and cats per week. They care for more than 50 dogs and 100 cats per day. This includes spay/neutering, micro chipping, and all medical and behavioral rehabilitation in preparation for adoption. Some of these stories include: • Three young dogs Maile, Flicker and Annette were left to starve in their yard after their owners moved to the mainland. The three dogs huddled together for days until they were rescued and taken to the shelter. They are now happy, healthy and two have been adopted. Fortunately the memory of their past has faded away. • A kitten was sprayed with insulation foam covering its entire body. It took several weeks to clean and rehabilitate little Frosty. She now has a beautiful coat. • A young, neglected and emaciated 20 | spring 2010

Husky mix named Snow escaped from its life of confinement. He was found wondering the streets of Honolulu looking for food. His hair has grown back, and he spent the holidays with his new family. • A young terrier was abandoned in a field and huddled in the high grass. He was too terrified to come out for help. Benji was hungry, thirsty, and covered in ticks. He is starting the New Year with his new family. • A two-year-old Sharpei named Raz, from the Waianae rescue, was inflicted with blindness. His eye surgery was successful and now he can see. Raz has been adopted to a loving home and has a big back yard to run and play. Neglected and abandoned animals usually require additional training, love and care. Foster families are essential to the behav-

ioral rehabilitation of each rescue. Foster care is a rewarding experience that allows each family to witness the transformation of a pet in need. Spay and neutering saves lives. There are simply not enough families on our island to care for the numbers of pets that are born each year. As the population of people grows on Oahu, so does the population of pets grow, exponentially. Two unaltered dogs can produce 67,000 puppies in six years. Two unaltered cats can produce 370,000 offspring in seven years and more than 2,000,000 in eight years. (Statistics provided by Spay USA). These are incredible numbers when you consider there are only approximately 1,000,000 people on Oahu to care for all these newborns including the existing pets that inhabit our island. Save a life, spay and neuter all your pets! The Oahu SPCA is working diligently to establish a permanent shelter and a state of the art spay/neuter clinic. Their facility in Kapolei was donated courtesy of The Hunt Development Group. They must find an individual, business, or group to sponsor the permanent facility, in the next few months. The new facility will enable the Oahu SPCA to double the number of rescues and sterilizations by the end of this year 2010. Come visit the Oahu SPCA in Kapolei. You might find a special someone there to care for and love. View adoptable animals and learn more at



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DIRTY, SMELLY DOG? As most of us know keeping our pets clean is an ongoing obligation that can be back-breaking at times. We recently stopped by Pet Depot and were excited to discover their new Dirty Dog Garage Self Serve Car Wash in Ewa Beach! Featuring professional shampoos, conditioners and grooming tools, they make washing your dog a job that both you and your pet will enjoy. Pet Depot believes that spending quality time with your pet is beneficial to both you and your furry friend and that grooming your dog should be a pleasure, not a chore! Stop by with your dirty dog and experience a better way to clean your pooch! Here are some simple steps to wash your dog: Prepare your area by first finding the best area to wash your dog. This may be the front yard, a sink, or the bathtub depending on the size of your canine. Use a rubber mat in tubs or sinks so that your dog isn’t slip-sliding away. Use a hose with a spray nozzle or shower massager so that you can reach every part of your dog with ease. If you do not have these options available, use a plastic water pitcher or medium bucket to assist with the rinsing process. Make sure to have a few towels available to dry your pet after the bath. There are a variety of shampoos and conditioners to consider when washing your dog. If your pet has a skin condition, consult your veterinarian, groomer or a pet store professional for the best products for your pet. Sensitive skin care lines are available at most pet stores. Make sure the water temperature is at a comfortable level. Too hot and you’ll burn your pet, too cold and you’ll have a shivering dog. The more comfortable your dog, the easier it will be to bathe them. If you have a long-haired dog, comb their hair beforehand to avoid unnecessary tangles. Place cotton balls in your pet’s ears to pro-

tect them from water. Gently coax your dog into the washing area. Depending on the dog and their affinity to water, you may have to use a leash or

harness. Keep your hand on your dog at all times. Make sure you use a soothing voice throughout the bath – this is supposed to be enjoyable for both of you! A calm owner = a calm pet. Wet your dog slowly from head to tail with warm water, including the undersides, so that they are saturated to the skin. Do not get water in their inner ears or eyes. Apply dog shampoo in small amounts and work up a good lather from the top of their head to their tail. Don’t forget to clean their belly, tail and between their toes. For short hair dogs, use a circular washing motion; for medium hair dogs, use a back and forth continued on page 24 >>>

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motion; and for long haired dogs, rub in the direction of hair growth. To wash your dog’s face, use a washcloth to lather and rinse to avoid getting soap in their eyes and ears. Gently rinse your dog using warm water (if available). Rinse from neck to tail, gently using your hand to smooth away the lather in the direction of hair growth. Make sure that your dog is thoroughly rinsed -- leaving soap residue on their coat can lead to skin problems and dull their coat.

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To dry your pet, “pet” away excess water. Towel dry your dog thoroughly and use an air dryer if available. Dry in the direction of hair growth keeping the dryer at least 6 inches away. Don’t forget to clean your area! Don’t have time or supplies to thoroughly to wash your pet? Stop by the Dirty Dog Garage Self Serve Dog Wash in Ewa Beach! All you need to bring is your dog, and they’ll supply the rest. No appointment necessary. Wash your dog in their beautiful custom made dog baths with Espree® and Earthbath® products delivered by the Bath Master Dog Bathing System for a deep clean that lasts! They supply the shampoo, conditioner, grooming tools, forced air dryer, towels, cologne, ear cleaner, swabs, grooming table and more. Best of all, you don't have to clean up the mess. The Dirty Dog Garage Self Serve Dog Wash is located at The Pet Depot in the Ewa Beach Shopping Center. See their ad for a $5 discount!

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Dog Bites:

Can It Happen to Me?

Submitted by Allen Daniels • Paws University •

The headlines in newspapers throughout small towns and large cities across America are often filled with news items that are guaranteed to evoke our curiosity. These curiosities are usually based on what we find most interesting to us. As a dog behaviorist, I often mill about the classifieds to see both the dogs that are available for sale and browse through the listings of services that cater to animals. I also look for upcoming events which reference relationship building with my dog that will benefit us both, especially a controlled event that involves other responsible dog guardians. Therefore, the newspaper serves as a great source of information involving these types of events. However, although there is generally good information about dogs, disturbing stories particularly those dealing with dog bites

often steal the headlines. Dog bites throughout our country have resulted in severe injury and even death. Ironically, most of these injuries and deaths are often preventable. Therefore, education about behavior which precedes the bite and sources of information on steps to take to prevent them is a necessity that could potentially save the life of both you and those around you. In 2008, according to a statistic reported by the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA), 4.7 million people received dog bites, a few causing fatalities. In 2007 according to the Hawaiian Humane Society, of the 200,000 dogs that are owned, there were 207 reported dog bites, accounting for 1 percent of the dog population. Although local statistics show a rarity in bites,

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few cases go unreported, likely increasing the percentage. Two cases that have made headlines were bites that resulted in the deaths of 17 month old Truston Liddle of Kauai in 2004 and 2 month old Iokepa Liptak of Waianae in 2008. Both boys were killed by dogs they were acquainted with. With Liddle’s belonging to a next door neighbor and Liptak’s being a pet belonging to his immediate family. Understanding what causes dogs to bite or attack is just as important as preventing it. Also, knowing the precursors- the body language that the dog is presenting, the facial twitches and contortions the dog displays prior to the attack, and your actions that are causing these behaviors can potentially save lives. I will summarize these issues, however consulting a behaviorist in your area is a must if you are concerned about your own dog. A behaviorist can discuss treatment options as well as provide invaluable information about the setup of your home to prevent the likelihood of bites that can possibly occur. Dogs are descendants of wolves and are considered social animals. They communicate with one another using their entire body. Some of the communication that occur during stress can be as discreet as a curled lip or as visually obvious as a snarl or a lunge. The more discreet distress signs serve as a warning for others to keep away. In most cases, a discreet warning precedes the actual attack. The attack happens because the animal has been pushed beyond its threshold and a set of normal behaviors in dealing with its source of stress comes into play. As in the case of the two fatalities listed as well as other attacks which happened in Oahu and the rest of the nation, multiple bite wounds happened mostly around the areas around the head and neck. Ironically, when dogs engage one another in a fight, most of the wounds inflicted also happen around the head and neck area. There is always a reason for attacks. Most of the clients I have dealt with in the

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past often say that the dog “bit me for no reason”. Upon close examination after listening to their claim and simulating events with the dog that led to aggression, I always find warning signs that the dog owners miss. The dogs that I have dealt with in the past have always preceded their discomfort of a situation with very low level warning signs. Knowing this threshold is the key for a behaviorist to help with treatment options for the dog. Extensive information about dog bite prevention can be found at the AVMA website: , the AVMA site is filled

Enjoy Oatmeal at Jamba Juice & Help Local No-Kill Animal Shelters! From now until the beginning of March, Jamba Juice will be giving back a portion of sales from their line of Oatmeal products and instore dog merchandise to various no kill shelters a r o u n d Hawaii. HELPING NOKILL ANIMAL SHELTERS: With every Oatmeal purchase, 25 cents will be donated back to one of Hawaii’s No-Kill Animal Shelters including Hawaii Dog Foundation, Hawaii Cat Foundation, Shiloh Rescue 808, Kawa’s Happy Tails Rescue & Rehab Foundation, Wildbird

with detailed information regarding the issue of dog bites, the impact that bites cause as well as extremely valuable information that can potentially save lives. It is always disheartening to see and hear stories involving dog bites and people, especially to children. It is best to be aware that these attacks can happen and to take precautions in preventing them. As mentioned earlier, the curiosity of finding news items in the newspaper that interest me is extremely worthwhile compared to the tragic and preventable news items that steal the headlines. Unfortunately, these cases will likely continue if steps aren’t taken today to educate dog owners of this potential hazard. Learn more about Paws University in Kailua-Kona by visiting or call (808) 325-6436.

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Indoor Activity Tips

By Cesar Milan, the Dog Whisperer •

In an ideal world, I know that we would all walk our dogs twice a day, for 30 minutes to an hour each time. Unfortunately, the world we live in is not always ideal; in fact, it's sometimes downright inconvenient! When harsh weather hits, or circumstances make it difficult or impossible to venture outside for physical exercise, don't despair! There are activities that you can enjoy with your dog right in the comfort of your own home.

your dog a psychological challenge that forces him to focus and keeps his attention can be a very effective way to drain his en-

and reward him for making the trip. Eventually, train him to go up and down the stairs to get his reward. Make sure it is clear when the activity begins and ends. You don't want your dog to associate the stairway with excitement or it can lead to accidents down the road. If you need help, contact a local professional.

Hide and Seek You can play this with family members or treats. Ask your dog to use his nose to find the hidden items or people, and reward him. This can be a fun way to get bored kids involved. Again, be clear when the activity begins and ends. When you decide the game is over, it's over!

Treadmill The treadmill is a fantastic and very convenient way for your dog to get the exercise from the all-important walk without leaving home. Although not a full-time replacement for the walk, the treadmill can be used to supplement daily exercise, or, in the case of bad weather, substitute it for a short period. Remember to take it slow and allow your dog to get accustomed to the treadmill before leaping right into a running regimen. Once your dog has the hang of it, don't be surprised if you enter the room one morning to find him sitting expectantly, waiting to be allowed to play with it! If you're having trouble adjusting your dog to a treadmill running routine, check out the helpful tips in the new Common Canine Misbehaviors DVD.

Practice Calm Submission with Basic Commands Your dog's physical needs aren't the only aspect of him that requires fulfilling. He has psychological needs, too! One activity that doesn't demand a lot of room to move is the practice of basic training commands. Giving 30 | spring 2010

ergy and strengthen the bond that you share. Remember to keep a bag of his favorite treats on hand as a reward for calm submission… when he responds to a command with the correct behavior, that's the right time to give affection!

Toys and Games There is a wide range of toys and games for dogs that have been carefully engineered specifically to engage and improve cognitive functions. Most of these toys involve an incentive like a treat or a provocative scent to keep the dog interested and to reward him for playing. Check with your local pet retail stores and online for the kinds of toys you can use to make keeping your dog psychologically fulfilled into a game!

Use the Stairs A stairway is a great place to give your dog a physical challenge. You can begin by having one person at the top of the stairs and one at the bottom. Each of you can call him

Doga It may sound silly, but this combination of dog training and yoga can be a lot of fun! Yoga and other meditation exercises help you to maintain balance, so what better activity to share with our canine companions? Find out if there are clubs offering Doga in your area.

Grooming As simple as it sounds, a bath or a brushing session is a wonderful activity for a day spent inside. Any kind of grooming, done with care and love, is a kind of affection, and sharing that affection can bring you two closer together. Be sure to satisfy exercise and discipline as much as possible beforehand, though! Check out more of Cesar Milan’s tips at Mahalo Cesar!



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