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IN THIS ISSUE Paws & Tails in the News………….….....…….....….…...….….....6 Why Is My Dog Aggressive? …….………………..….……….…………..…....8
Identifying and Addressing Unwanted Behaviors Road Trippin’ with Rover .……….……………..………………..….……….........11 Summer Traveling Tips Ins”purr”ations Corner .………………...………………………..….………..........12
Unwind. Possibilities. Warmth.
Learn effective ways to correct aggressive behavior in your dog Page 8
Protect Your Pet from Pests
Rethink Flea and Tick Protection this Summer...…….……….…......14 Kassi’s Korner.............…....……….....…...…....…..…….....16 Vet’s View.................................…………………..……….....…...…...…..…….....17
Treating Cats with Hairballs Patter Pets.................................….……………..……….....…...…...…..……....19
Pet Safe Haven for Midlands Families in Crisis Pawsome Products Picks ……………………….……….……….…..…....……....22 Take Me Home! .....…........….……………..…………………..….........…...….....24
Get Your Pet Protected from Fleas & Ticks Page 14
South Carolina Pets for Adoption Business Directory……………...……………………….…....……….......…26
Animal & Pet-Related Businesses
Summer love? Weimaraner puppy and cat keep their cool in a barn Cover Photo by Lilun GiGi is simply gorgeous!! Meet adorable pets who are looking for a forever home! Page 24
Paws & Tails in the News SC Investigator Holly Wagner Receives ASPCA “Champion for Animals” Award for Efforts to Stop Dog Fighting
Holly Wagner of the Richland County Sheriff’s Department, left, accepts her award. Photo by ASPCA
The ASPCA® (American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals®) today announced the first recipients of the “ASPCA Champion for Animals” award, coinciding with National Dog Fighting Awareness Day (April 8). National Dog Fighting Awareness Day was created to shine a light on the brutality and pervasiveness of dog fighting in America. The honored groups and individuals have shown strong dedication to ending dog fighting in their communities. Senior investigator Holly Wagner, Richland County Sheriff’s Department, was recently honored as one of three recipients, of the “ASPCA Champion for Animals” award. She has investigated more than four dog fighting rings in 2015 alone and formed an animal cruelty task force in Richland County, South Carolina. Late last year, Wagner was assigned to the FBI Violent Crimes and Gang Task Force based in Columbia, South Carolina, to help the agency pursue dog fighting. She also trains other South Carolina law enforcement officers how to recognize animal cruelty. A 2015 ASPCA poll revealed that although 50% of law enforcement officers nationwide say they encounter dog fighting in their line of work, only 23% said their department has the necessary resources and training to effectively investigate dog fighting cases in their community. Since 2010, the ASPCA has worked with law enforcement on more than 100 dog fighting cases. “Given the extreme brutality associated with dog fighting — and the number of dog fighting cases we’ve seen in recent years — we believe it’s important to recognize those who have helped us lead the fight against it,” said Stacy Wolf, senior vice president of the ASPCA’s Anti-Cruelty Group. “Dog fighting is happening more often and closer than most Americans know. Our hope is that law enforcement nationwide will match the tireless efforts of our award recipients.” 6
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Why is My Dog Aggressive? by Emily Hoppmann, DVM Elgin Veterinary Hospital Photo by graphicphoto
Small dogs are one of the most common sizes of pets adopted from shelters, but many of them lack training or have developed bad habits. One of the most common issues that results in a pet being taken to a shelter is aggression. This article will focus mainly on training tips for dealing with pet aggression, as well as a better understanding of growling. It is important to learn more about growling in order to react appropriately, train appropriately, and see if it is due to aggression or something else. Remember when you get a new pet, it is essential to address any current issues. It is also a great way to spend time bonding with them by teaching them new tricks! Have fun with your pets and embrace this wonderful type of bond that is so unique between an owner and their baby! 8
A pet may become aggressive for a variety of reasons. Determining the reason for aggression is the key to modifying this behavior long term. Above all, the main point in handling aggressive animals is to ensure no one is injured and not to cause your pet any additional anxiety or stress. Punishment, negative stimulus, or any other "scare tactics" make the aggressive pet even more anxious and defensive and are totally counterproductive. Your approach should be a calm, soothing one that first and foremost does not put any additional stress on your relationship with your pet and does not put anyone or any other animals at risk for serious injury. Common reasons pets may become aggressive are: -Territory protection (from either another animal or person), -Defense (of themselves, of their owners, or of their property), -And/or pain Pets may also become aggressive due to petting intolerance or as an attenti on seeking behavior . Symptoms of petting intolerance or not wanting to be touched in certain areas include: biting, scratching or growling at the time Summer 2016
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If you are dealing with petting intolerance, the most important change to make when interacting with your pet is to only pet/scratch the head. Do not do full body pet rubs, rub their bellies, etc. even if this is something that has never directly resulted in biting. If you are dealing with petting intolerance or not wanting to be touched in certain areas with a dog, it is important to pay attention to where the animal is sensitive and seek medical attention to ensure that it is not due to underlying pain. If underlying pain was the reason your dog first did not want to be touched in certain areas, aggression can become a learned behavior even if the pain is controlled. In other words, after you have addressed underlying medical conditions it is best to avoid the areas that used to elicit aggression when touched. Recognizing that a pet is aggressive due to territory or defense aggression can be difficult because owners often do not understand what the pet feels is his territory or what he Southern Paws & Tails
feels he should be protecting. At times it is very straight forward – a pet has laid claim to your home or property and will act aggressive to a stranger (human or animal) that comes onto the area. However, some pets will feel protective over a certain object, place in the home, food, or another person or pet in the household. Identifying where your pet displays aggression can help accurately determine what he has mistakenly decided is his and needs to be protected aggressively. A big part of correcting this behavior is making sure that your pet knows that you, as the owner, are in charge and in control and that nothing in life is guaranteed or free. Pets are similar to young children and will try to push the boundaries to see what they can get away with. You need to be sure to stand your ground so your pets understand that the twolegged members of the family “outrank” the four-legged members. Like with children, unless your pets knows that you are the boss, it is hard to expect them to listen to your cues or follow your commands. I have found that one of the easiest ways to accomplish this is by reinforcing the social structure using a “nothing-in-life-is-free” program. To accomplish this when working with an aggressive dog, simply give your dog a command to sit before getting anything he wants or needs (such as before meals, before going outside to play or use the bathroom, and before going for walks/rides, etc.). If at any point, he starts to become aggressive during an activity (such as eating or playing) repeat the command www.southernpawsandtails.com
to sit and stop the activity. With food, this means taking up the food and making your dog wait until the next set meal time to be able to eat again. You should always be able to pick up your dog’s food without getting an aggressive response. If you are not able to, then you want to feed your dog smaller amounts and make him sit before you place the bowl down, sit mid-meal so you can pick up the bowl, and have him remain seated until you give the command that it is okay to begin eating again (such as saying “okay” whenever a pet is allowed to release from the sit command). By using a smaller amount of food initially, it ensures that you can continue this activity for several rounds and not over feed your pet. Animals with food aggression should be separated from all other animals and distractions while undergoing training. This means locating an isolated spot where they can be fed and are not able to have any type of contact, even visual, with any other pets or people. It also means that the food aggressive pet needs to be separated when other animals in the house are fed. This is most easily accomplished by feeding meals to all of your animals at the same time, but having the food aggressor outdoors while the other pets are eating. A very effective training tool is the use of “time-out” because to pets any attention from you is attention (even if you are fussing at them for doing something wrong), and most pets’ (especially dogs) main goal in life is to gain your attention. By simply ignoring your pet when it demands attention or acts inappropriately, he will learn that the behavior he is doing results in his best friend walking away or turning around. For example, if your dog constantly jumps up on you and you have been yelling “down” but the behavior continues, try to turn Summer 2016
around and walk away before your dog has a chance to jump up on you. Another good training tool is to have a set place (such as a certain rug) in your house that you teach your dog to sit and stay until given a command that releases them from that position (such as “okay”) while you go about your normal activities within the home. This is also a helpful command to work on if you have dogs that tend to display aggressive behavior if a stranger comes to the house or onto the property. It keeps your dog from rushing towards the door if they notice a stranger on the property (or the doorbell rings or company comes over). With this training, your dog will learn to sit and stay while people enter the home and you will not have to worry about him acting aggressively towards guests or darting out of the door towards a person or animal. During all training, commands should be given in an upbeat and relaxed tone of voice. Dogs are very smart and will pick up on any tension, worry, or doubt in your voice and be less likely to take you seriously as the “pack leader.” I do not believe in punishment at all because not only is it potentially harmful to your pet, but animals do not understand the connection between the unwanted behavior and the punishment. In addition, it often results in more aggressive pets, which can lead to serious injury to yourself or other people or pets. I recommend only using positive reinforcement to train for a good attitude (lots of praise when a pet is doing what he should) and using time-out if a Aggression continued on page 20 10
Road Trippin with Rover
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by Patty Dobson It’s summer when we and our pups begin to feel the pull of wanderlust and a desire to hit the road. While the idea of a road trip may seem daunting at first, with some careful planning, these
friend can be fun and even hassle free. Here are some of my top tips to get you and your
obtain a health certificate if flying on a plane, as most airlines require certification.
collar and leash, making sure the collar contains all the important ID info, such as your dog’s name, your name, address, phone number, and proof of his rabies shot. Bring your dog’s
snacks, water, his favorite blanket,
canine friend on the road:
and baggies for pit stops.
1. Health and Safety Check
available to safely transport your pup. Our favorites are: * Crates – They’re a great way to keep
travel and if flying, are required for most airlines. Find one that’s crash-tested, well designed and with proper ventilation, and the appropriate size for your pup, turn
comfortably, but without too
p u p ’s
much room where he’ll be slipping
There are several alternatives
large enough for him to stand,
To contribute to trouble free fun,
2. Choose a Doggie Mode of Travel
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and sliding. Label it with “Live Animal” and have your name, address, and number on the label. Remember to furnish it with a comfy mat, your dog’s favorite blanket or toy, and water. Remove hazards from the
some of your pup’s pent up energy,
3. Don’t Travel on a Full Stomach or Bladder
contributing to a healthier, happier,
Don’t let your pup travel on a full stomach. Dogs tend to get motion sickness, so reduce the chance by
more easeful trip.
5. Do Your Research
keeping your pup’s meal light, well
Keep your trip bother free by doing a
in advance of the trip or letting
bit of research. Not driving or flying?
Check with local rail, bus, and boat/
ocean liner companies for their pet
especially if jet setting.
If driving, don’t feed your dog
transatlantic trips, like the Queen
while the car’s moving. Instead,
Elizabeth 2, which offers lodging and
give him a light, high protein
meals for your dog.
break. Whichever mode of travel
Be sure to check the specific pet
you and your pup take, make sure
policies and requirements of the cruise line or ship before making
plans to take your dog. They usually
protrudes and loose leashes and
collars, and secure it firmly in
microchips. Find out in advance
which hotels or motels along your route or at your destination allow
* Barriers – An ideal alternative, it secures your dog in an open area, like an SUV or back of a van. Be sure the barrier is tested to withstand the weight of your
dogs or are dog friendly hotels, and he’s well hydrated, but without a
check to see if they have size or
4. Take Regular Breaks Dogs
they’re attached to a car’s safety
frequent stops every 2-3 hours, if
belt, giving your dog a level of
driving, using the time to allow
during sudden movements. When
stretch, move, and take potty
purchasing a harness, make sure
breaks. Movement and circulation
it’s designed to be used with
pup’s health, and it’ll help release
and will have recommendations for
* Harnesses – A solid alternative,
friendly hotels are well prepared
dog and can be secured to your car’s interior.
parks and walks on hand. It takes some planning to do a roadtrip with your best friend, but you’ll have memories to last a lifetime.
travelled cross-country and by ship with my dog, I wouldn’t trade it for anything less! Patty Dobson is the social media coordinator at Truly Pawsome gift boxes 11
Ins purr ation ationss Corner Author Romana Gould shares her inspiring writings and eye-catching photos of her furry friends with an everyday purrspective of gratitude and appreciation. Her gentle observations of joy and love in our lives will appeal to the cat lover in us all.
by Romana Gould
Unwind Lay flat on your back, close your eyes, and take a deep breath. Bring your attention to your hand and keep your mind only there. Feel the life within your hand. You may feel a cool, tingling sensation. Once you can feel it, become aware of the life within both of your hands. Expand this awareness to include your arms and your feet. Let the feeling grow outward until you can sense it inside your chest and your face. When you are skilled at feeling your inner aliveness, try it while sitting up. You can do this on line at the store with your eyes open, and nobody will ever know. You can access this exquisite feeling any time you need to relax. It costs no money, and the only side effect is peace.
Possibilities Each spring, high in the mountains of Southern California, five acres of daffodils burst into bloom. People flock from miles around to marvel at the spectacular view. Each daffodil was planted by one woman over a period of thirty-five years. She lovingly planted one bulb, then the next. Over time her effort, patience and consistency has brought her glorious vision to life. This woman is an inspiration and a model of what is possible. When you set a goal and do a little bit each day, you will find that you can accomplish magnificent things. The story of "The Daffodil Principle" brings a profoundly simple message: Start today, one step at a time, to change your world.
Warmth Human hearts should come with a label that reads: Keep Warm. Warm the hearts of others with eye contact and a smile. Give a heartfelt handshake, a hug or a note of encouragement. Use a soft, kind voice with positive, encouraging words. Warming the hearts of others has an unexpected side effect; your heart warms up as well. 12
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Rethink Flea and Tick Protection this Summer by Dr. Gary Clemons, D.V.M.
As the weather gets warmer across the South, dogs and—their owners—look forward to spending more time outside. However, this increased outdoor activity also brings an increased risk of exposure to fleas, ticks, and flies, which can be a real pain for dogs and dog owners alike. This year, the Companion Animal Parasite Council is predicting an especially active tick and insect season, with an increase in parasiterelated diseases. Cases of Lyme disease, ehrlichiosis, and anaplasmosis, caused by ticks, as well as heartworm—caused by mosquitoes—are expected to be above average in 2016. In a recent survey, more than 80 percent of dog owners report being concerned about their dogs’ potential exposure to fleas, ticks, and mosquitoes this summer, and more than 60 percent of owners are worried their dog might contract a disease as a result of an insect bite. In addition to commonly known insect-borne diseases such as Lyme disease and heartworm, pet owners have a heightened awareness of the threat of the Zika virus, which is transmitted by mosquitoes. When it comes to Zika and how it
affects our pets, much is still unknown. However, dog owners have an increasing amount of concern when it comes to the Zika virus and their beloved pets; more than a third of dog owners say they are “especially concerned” about the threat of Zika and how it may affect their dog, according to a recent surveyi. And while it’s still not conclusively known whether or not the virus can impact pets, as with any insect-borne disease, preventing exposure to the insects that carry the virus is key to keeping animals safe. Most responsible pet owners already take precautions to protect their beloved animals from fleas, ticks, mosquitoes and flies. Simple steps like keeping your yard free of dog feces and draining areas with standing water help eliminate environments where insects breed. Also, flea and tick control product sales are expected to rise this year, with nearly 80 percent of dog owners reporting that they have already purchased or plan to purchase a flea and tick control product for their dog. With more options than ever for prevention and protection, it may be time for dog owners to rethink how their beloved pets are protected. To select the right protection option for your dog, it’s important to know how these products work, and what to look for when selecting a product. Summer 2016
A product’s active ingredients will be listed on the label, and these ingredients have either killing or repelling—or both—properties. The different combinations and levels of active ingredients in a product will determine what types of insects it works against, as well as how long its protection can be expected to last. Products labeled as an insecticide kill insects, typically through direct contact or inhalation, while those labeled as repellents evaporate to create a shield a few inches above the animal. For the growing segment of dog owners who prefer to use natural products, these products typically work with a combination of natural oils such as citronella, cedar, or lemongrass. When selecting a natural flea and tick product, efficacy can be a concern. Look for products that are labeled with active ingredient levels and contain the word repellent on the label. This means that they have been proven effective at repelling insects. As pet owners look for products that require less maintenance, flea and tick collars are increasing in popularity. While many spot-on treatments often require monthly application, many flea and tick collars, once applied, can provide protection for multiple months. Similar to spot-on treatments, many flea and tick collars work by dispersing active ingredients onto the lipid layer of the dog’s skin, providing both repellent and insecticide properties. The new, more advanced flea and tick collars use active ingredients that kill fleas and ticks on contact, before they bite your dog. For consumers looking for a longlasting, effective flea and tick collar, the UltraShield® Flea & Tick Collar by Absorbine® Pet is a great option. The collar provides waterproof protection that kills fleas and prevents new flea infestations.
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It also it kills deer ticks, dog ticks, and brown dog ticks for up to six months. It uses a sustained release formula for continuous protection, and is a reliable alternative to flea and tick spot-on treatments. Plus, it’s made in the USA. The UltraShield collar is an ideal solution for pet owners in the South that experience a lengthy tick season, as ticks stay active in warmer climates through the fall. Curious as to exactly how the UltraShield collar works? Using a technologically advanced polymer matrix, the collar releases a small amount of deltamethrin as the dog moves and the band rubs against its coat. The deltamethrin then disperses onto the lipid layer of the dog’s skin, usually concentrating on its hair follicles, providing complete nose-to-tail protection for up to six months, even after a dog takes a swim or plays outside in the rain. Owners also do not need to worry about transfer of ingredients from dog to owner, the deltamethrin is delivered to the dog only. Even if you think your dog won’t come into contact with fleas, ticks, or other insects this summer, these pests
can lurk in unsuspecting places like city parks, the beach, or your neighbor’s yard. Flea and tick control sprays are applied directly to a dog’s coat often can be used to provide protection on an asneeded basis. There are a variety of spray formulas available on the market today, ranging f rom high-tech insecticides to natural repellents. Spray insecticides and repellents are also a popular choice for dog owners who want added protection when spending time outside, especially those hiking and camping in the deep woods. When it comes to serious—and potentially fatal—parasite-related diseases, the best medicine is prevention. With a heavy tick and active flea season expected for the south, make sure you explore the multitude of flea and tick products on the market today and choose one that fits your dog and your lifestyle. We know that modern pet owners like to have plenty of options for everything from dog food to toys—and flea and tick protection is no exception. Dogs are unique, just like people, so there is no one-size-fits-all approach to protecting your dog from fleas and ticks.
The UltraShield® EX Insecticide & Repellent Flea & Tick Control for Dogs comes in a continuous spray formula that kills and repel fleas, ticks and mosquitoes with the added benefit of sunscreens and coat conditioners. UltraShield® EX is unique in that it offers 17-day, waterproof protection, so that dog owners don’t have to frequently reapply. Also part of the UltraShield® family is UltraShield® Green Natural Flea & Tick Repellent. The eco-safe formula uses a blend of seven essential oils to repel fleas , tick s, biting f lies, mosquitoes, and gnats. As an added benefit, two independent research studies have confirmed the repellency effectiveness of the UltraShield® Green formula. Specifically, the study revealed that UltraShield ® Green was 100 percent effective in repelling brown dog ticks. In addition to being eco-safe for the entire family, the formula provides up to eight hours of protection, has a refreshing, aromatic scent with no artificial colors or additives and no oily or greasy feeling. To learn more about the full line of UltraShield® flea and tick products from Absorbine® Pet, visit absorbinepet.com.
Kassi’s Korner by Jennifer Marthers
i there! Spring has been
wonderful! We’ve gone several places and have had marvelous life experiences! I’m such a happy little dog! Just have so much to be happy for. From a sickly little shelter dog, I’ve got a “jet setting” life. (I think that means “zipping around”.) I get to do so many things like learn good manners at Columbia Obedience Club. There, we’ve trained under some of the most skilled trainers in SC, traveled more miles and experienced more situations than most family dogs. Jennifer and I probably spend more quality time together than most. In spending all this time together, I’ve learned a fairly large human vocabulary – even learned some not so nice words- Ha, ha! Don’t
worry, I know when to say them and when not and now is not the time. Knowing words helps me out lots. I truly know when I’ve put Jennifer in a “foul” mood—you know, like when I take the toilet paper and string it all over the house!! Yep, you read it right! Why… I don’t know what’s gotten into me lately—I’ve done it twice! The first time it didn’t even break, it just came with me nicely 16
through several rooms. You know like the TV commercial with the puppy and the Charmin tissue? I was having a great ole time until Jennifer came in and caught me directly in action. She had a few choice words for my ears and put me in the backyard to think it over. The second time... well she would not pay me any attention that night. She was into her new nightly pastime of coloring while watching TV. I tried to get her interested but she ignored me totally. Ok so I went to find something to do! Into the bathroom I went. Yeah boy, I saw the toilet paper. You know you can make that stuff spin like crazy and it is so soft. I spun some out into the hall and started shredding and eating it. Of course, I was laying down facing Jennifer where she could see me when she looked up. Hmm… yeah, that got her attention! She was out of that chair in a flash just raising cane!!! I thought --- ignore me will ya…! Needless to say, I didn’t get any dog treats for that trick!! Oh yeah, she doesn’t leave those fluffy body sponges where I can get them anymore. Can ya see why I ended up in obedience training?! These are just some of the shenanigans
(There’s one of those big words I’ve learned.) that I’ve pulled. Goodness I nearly forgot about sticking my head in the cat food container, eating a large amount of cat food recently. Jennifer made the mistake of not shutting the top. She won’t be doing that again anytime soon I bet! Ya see, she has to keep up with me—if I get bored I find something to do. You may ask, don’t cha’ ya have any toys? Why yes, I have a toy box full I play with but I don’t like to be ignored!! Wouldn’t you like to live with me!? And I’m better behaved than I use to be! One thing that has happened recently, after I ate the cat food, we started what Jennifer calls a walking program. Her friend, Lee, who recently moved back to the area, has Summer 2016
been joining us on walks. Lee doesn’t have a dog presently but I smell a cat on her so, Mattie, that she talks about, must be her cat. Anyway we have started walking 2 miles a day together at the outdoor walking track. Jennifer told Lee this would be good to take off my excess energy. Boy, I thought – this is for the birds! My little feet hurt! I’m having a good time really and this is something neat to do together. I would advise this for those who have active dogs. It does help get the edge off and you can get and stay in shape together. Jennifer and I took the annual trip over to my hometown, Camden, on April 29. We showed in the 80th Grace Episcopal Church dog show. I competed in the costume class wearing my new “Queen Bee” outfit. It was pretty with a sequined yellow hat trimmed with a white feather, a black studded top trimmed in gold coins and a yellow/ black stripped frilly skirt, and bright yellow wings. I stood out in that bright yellow catching the judges’ eyes for a pretty blue ribbon! I strutted my stuff in the Rescue Dog Class winning 3rd place. I didn’t place in another class but was able to compete in the Best in Show due to the 1st place in the costume class. I didn’t place here either but Jennifer was beaming ‘cos I was so wonderfully well behaved the whole day! Oh, one other neat thing about the show, I got my picture in the Camden newspaper! I was showing off doing some of my tricks when a reporter took my picture. I was sitting up in a “please” stance with my little tongue barely sticking out. Hope you have an exciting summer. Remember to keep your pets in the shade with plenty of cool water or better yet let them stay in the cool house. Keep the heartworm and flea meds going on. Don’t leave us in the car for even a short few times in these hot times. Drive safely. See you in the fall!! ~KassiVeda Southern Paws & Tails
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are part of every cat owner's life! Known technically as trichobezoars, hairballs are tubular shaped wads of woven downy fur moistened with stomach juices. They are gagged or wretched up after noisy, agonizing efforts, with the cat in a crouched position, head extended. And they always seem to be deposited on the new carpet, or other undesirable spot. I once slipped my foot into my shoe, only to draw back in revulsion because Spice had left me a fresh one! Why do they occur? Cats have a very specialized tongue with barbed papillae, as I'm sure you have felt at some point; entirely different from the smooth surface of a dog's tongue. Cats are extremely fastidious groomers and with each brush of the tongue, they comb the loose downy hairs and ingest them. Hair is not digestible. It will pass through the digestive tract and end up in the stool. During heavy shedding seasons, the volume of hair may be too great to leave the stomach and it will knit together into a hairball. This is an irritant to the lining of the stomach and will trigger the vomiting/ gagging reaction to empty the stomach. Hairballs are quite routine, sometimes weekly events in longhaired cats such as Persians or Maine Coon cats. Other cats with skin or coat troubles such as allergies, groom excessively and may have frequent hairballs. Hairballs occasionally pass out of the stomach and can cause a blockage in the intestinal tract. You may find undigested food regurgitated, because of the blockage. As the cat becomes more dehydrated, he will stop eating and become weaker. Veterinary intervention should be sought if these signs have been present for 48 hours. Often, hydration with subcutaneous fluids will make things right. Constipation may also develop from excessive hair ingestion and again, hydration should be a help. In some cases, enemas are needed to evacuate the hairball. www.southernpawsandtails.com
hairball. Rarely, surgery will be indicated. Vomiting and gagging can be signs of other more serious diseases such as asthma, heartworm disease, kidney disease, pancreatitis, inflammatory bowel disease or even cancer. If your cat is not producing hairballs after the vomiting episodes, he will need a good physical exam and more advanced workup such as lab work and x-rays. Prevention and treatment of hairballs is the goal for all of us! The very best, though not always easiest, is to help your cat groom. Weekly brushing of shorthaired cats and daily brushing of longhaired cats, especially in the spring, really will reduce the amount of hair the cat ingests. Consult with a groomer or veterinarian about the best tool to use. Start slowly and gently - it will amaze you how much hair you can remove. Some longhaired cats may need to be shaved in a "lion cut" if brushing is not successful and the hair becomes matted. As cats age, they have more trouble reaching their back and you may find matted hair that needs to be clipped or shaved off. The age old remedies using lubricants are common - from cod liver oil flavored gels to a dab of petroleum jelly on the nose or paw. The idea of these is that the hair will slide more easily through the digestive tract.
About Dr. Louise Burpee
Dr. Louise Burpee completed her undergraduate studies at Middlebury College in Vermont in 1980. She graduated from The University Of Georgia School of Veterinary Medicine in 1987. She recently retired after 25 years at Dutch Fork Animal Hospital. She and her husband, Dr. Randy Basinger (a retired veterinary surgeon) have two children, Will and Carly, and share their home with one dog, three cats, two birds, two rabbits and six laying hens. Dr. Burpee enjoys watersports, tennis, traveling, and reading. She is a member of many professional and community organizations.
More recently, dietary management has been used for hairball prevention. The addition of natural fibers such as beet pulp and cellulose to cat food is meant to mix with the hair in the stomach and prevent the hair from matting, thus allowing it to pass on through. Surprisingly many cats like canned pumpkin and this will have the same benefit to keep things moving through the intestinal tract. This also adds liquid to the diet which is very beneficial. Finally, Omega 6 fatty acids are added to some cat foods to improve the coat condition. It may take some combination of remedies for your particular cat, but it will certainly be worth the effort to make life more comfortable for everyone!
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PATTER PETS PET SAFE HAVEN FOR MIDLANDS FAMILIES IN CRISIS When a family is dealing with an emergency such as temporary homeless due to domestic violence, financial crisis, or lengthy illness, the family pets often times are “unidentified victims” of these situations. People love their pets as family members but when they are facing life-altering events, there are little to no resources to help with the care of their pets. Patter Pets is a non-profit or ga ni za t i on ser vi n g t he Midlands area of South Carolina since 2006. The all-volunteer run rescue group works to help keep families and pets together by providing temporary foster care for pets of families in need. Additionally, according to Patter Pets’ board president Haley Ray, the organization will also be assisting military families that are deployed with short notices that do not have adequate time to plan for family or close friends to pet sit.
How Does it Work? “We require that the pet be brought to us current on shots and spayed/ neutered with Patter Pets covering these costs,” says Terry Hull, volunteer bookkeeper. “Additionally, we provide food, some vet care and medicine to pets of families in immediate need. Our funds are very limited so we are only able to do this on a very small scale.” Hull explained that over the years the organization has learned that setting goals works to ensure a successful reunion. “Families sign a foster agreement with Patter Pets that defines each parties’ responsibilities and sets a time limit of the relationship,” she said. The organization has fostered for families living in homeless shelters, domestic violence shelters or relocating due to a crisis.
experiencing trauma and protecting their identity is very important to our mission and the safety of both the pets and their families,” she said.
Our Dream Team The success of Patter Pets would not be possible without the diverse board members who not only volunteer their time working with the pets, but also participate in fundraising, educating the public and shelter maintenance. “Pat Balentine, our volunteer shelter manager, spends at least four hours a day, every day, feeding, poop scooping and interacting with the pets,” Hull proudly stated. “While Haley Ray, our board president, spends hours every week on Photo by Kamira fundraising and increasing awareness about proper pet care. Her energy In these instances, Hull said that they keeps all of us moving forward.” have been able to provide foster care for “Our board members all spend time months until the family becomes stable and out of their busy schedules working to can reclaim their pet(s). “Unfortunately, make the lives of the pets at Patter there have been many instances where the better. Every board member and pet was unable to be reunited and we have volunteer brings his or her own unique placed the pets in our adoption program or experiences and talents. We all consider sanctuary based on the pets needs.” Patter Pets currently shelters 83 dogs ourselves incredibly blessed to be of and cats on three acres in a country service to the lives of the pets we touch.” setting. The pets are housed in a home-like Support Our Cause environment with indoor and outdoor We are always in need of monetary access. The shelter rooms have furniture, donations because we provide our pet beds and toys. Volunteers play the services at no cost to the families. We radio for the pets and provide human to pet operate on a $25,000 annual budget interaction daily. which requires that we be very creative While the organization has serviced 81 with our resources. Additional needs families and approximately 393 pets in include: paper towels, puppy training their 10 years as a non-profit rescue, they pads, dog and cat food, and flea are unable to take new clients because of treatments. Our volunteer opportunities space limitations. include volunteering at the shelter “Much of our fencing was damaged feeding the pets, scooping litter boxes, during the flood and rebuilding is slow interacting with the pets and of course since we are an all volunteer run rescue,” foster families. We also are in need of Hull said. “We hope to have this completed volunteers that can help with our web by the end of June 2016 which will allow page, adoption portal and events. For more information, go to us to resume our on-site foster program.” When working with families in crisis, www.patterpets.org, Facebook page Patter especially domestic violence, Hull Pets, Inc., or call (803) 319-1502 which has specified that confidentiality is extremely voicemail. They try to respond within 24 important. “These families are hours of receiving messages.
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pet is showing unwanted behavior. For example, removing yourself, a toy, the position on the couch - anything that the pet views as positive – and placing the pet in an isolated area in the house. Do not use a pet’s crate as the spot for timeout because it should always be used as a safe place for the pet. It is best to have an area such as a bathroom or laundry room where the pet does not have contact with anyone or any other pets and has nothing to entertain himself with (no toys, etc.). It is essential to send a clear message every time and to stay consistent by reacting quickly any time aggressive behavior occurs. Keep in mind that what your pet wants more than anything is you and your attention. You also should keep in mind that any interaction at all (through body, voice, etc.) is viewed as attention by your pet. In all these situations, it is important to move calmly and deliberately. As frustrated as you may be, try to be as soothing and reassuring as possible. Many animals sense tension and respond to it with further aggression, so this feedback cycle should be avoided as much as possible. Again, punishment does not work with any form of aggression; however, posit ive reinforcement of appropriate behavior does. When an animal is compliant wher e prev i ous l y i t was aggressive under the same circumstances or with the same triggering events, you should offer a treat and praise. Identifying, handling, and treating aggression can be a very time-consuming and 20
emotionally intense task. Aggression is typically a learned behavior that can be corrected; or a behavior that is triggered or strengthened by the elements around the animal but can be reduced or controlled with training. Identifying the source of aggression should be the primary goal, but understanding it can be complex. Unfortunately, an animal that is aggr es siv e c an al ways be aggressive again if the same triggers occur. Therefore, you need to consider the potential consequences of your pet’s aggression. You should never feel afraid of your pet or have to worry about the safety of other people or animals in the house. You should always consult a trainer if you feel there is any chance that you may become injured during the training process and if your pet continues to display aggression towards other pets or people, sadly, the last resort may be euthanasia. However, understand that with time, aggression evolves, as does an animal’s environment, which can be for the better or the worse. This can mean that owners are able to better understand what their pet’s triggers are and how to avoid them or it may mean that if a child is brought into the house and is too young to understand that his or her actions are triggers for aggression from the family pet. In this situation, there is no way for you to be able to continue working with your pet without endangering your child’s life. As pets mature and are trained they may stop reacting aggressively. However, a pet can become more aggressive with age depending on if there are underlying medical issues (including changes in the brain called cognitive dysfunction which is like dementia in people or painful changes in the body); if the aggressive behavior becomes a Summer 2016
learned behavior that the pet considers acceptable; or if the people in the environment are unable to offer consistency at controlling triggering factors and stopping unwanted behavior immediately.
Why Do Dogs Growl? Many people think that if a dog growls aggressively then you should show him who’s boss and punish him. However, this could not be further from the truth. Punishing a dog for showing aggression, including growling, can have many negative effects on your dog and your relationship with your pet. We all know that it can be frustrating and embarrassing when your dog growls, whether he’s reacting to a new person in your home or someone walking down the street. Most people’s gut reaction is to jerk on the dog’s collar or manhandle him into a controlled position, which does not help fix the problem and can actually make things worse by turning a dog who growls when in a state of fear or anxiety into a dog that bites without warning when faced with the same situation if he learns that growling will result in punishment. There are many reasons why you should not punish your dog for bad behavior, but instead work to find the cause and use positive training tips to eliminate the unwanted behavior. When you use force and fear- based tactics it is extremely dangerous for both you and your dog, because it can worsen your dog’s behavioral problems and increasing aggression and fearbased behavior (which can result in you being bitten by your dog). While punishment may temporarily inhibit the aggression response, such as stifling a growl,
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over time using punishment often intensifies a dog’s reaction and escalates his aggression or anxiety. Punishment also damages your relationship of trust with your dog because your i nterac ti ons bec ome l ess predictable. Your dog may go from showing signs when he is in an unwanted situation, to hiding his signals that he is about to become aggressive and simply biting others without warning. Most forms of aggression are rooted in fear and when you punish your dog for displaying this aggression, the punishment doesn’t change your dog’s emotional state to a positive one. P u n i s h m e nt s i mp l y suppresses your dog’s way of releasing his anxiety and expressing his unease at a particular situation. Punishment temporarily masks the symptoms of the underlying issue, such as fear of the stimulus that causes his barking and growling, when the goal of training is to identify the underlying issue and work towards it without causing an unpleasant response in your dog. Again, with the use of punishment the symptoms may temporarily fade, but the emotion and the real issue remains. In many cases, the aggression intensifies with punishment because it may heighten your dog’s negative association with the situation. Punishment also increases tension in your dog because your dog anticipates you may be upset and may punish his growling. As a result of this negative association, your dog’s ability to communicate how he www.southernpawsandtails.com
is feeling is inhibited and in turn he will decrease his warning signals before a bite. The biggest thing to remember is that dogs that have been punished for growling, or other aggressive warning signals, may progress faster into a bite response. They may display fewer warning signs - which turns them into more dangerous and unpredictable pets. In many cases, a dog that seemingly becomes aggressive and bites without warning has a history of having been punished for
aggressive warnings, like growling or barking. If you pay close attention, even dogs that seem to bite without warning usually still show subtle signs before escalating, such as a freeze, flattening their ears, or tucking their tails. These subtle signs are often less noticeable and harder to read for an owner, so it seems like the bite is coming from out of nowhere. Though dogs speak in many ways through body language and other vocalizations, a growl is one way dogs communicate the loudest about their discomfort. Whenever a dog communicates how he feels, such as growling at another person or dog, this is their way of letting you know that something isn’t right
and is triggering an unpleasant response. It is much better for you and for your dog when you respect a growl as a warning and immediately try to identify what is causing his distress and leave that situation. When a dog growls or is an aroused state, this is not the time to try to wor k towar ds fi xi ng the underlying issue. This is due to the fact that there is a high risk for a bite from the dog’s over aroused emotional state. Dogs can only learn a better response to the trigger (the situation that is causing the dog to growl) when he/she is in a nonreactive state and is at ease. You should start reinforcing a positive feeling about the situation when your dog is not reacting to the stimulus. Often times this will involve removing your pet from thetrigger situation and teaching him/her to have a positive experience by redirecting the dog to do another behavior, for example, going to their bed or looking at you in a calm state, and rewarding that behavior. In situations when you are dealing with aggression, it is often beneficial to consult a professional trainer who uses positive reinforcement (being rewarded for good behavior instead of punished for poor behavior) to help your dog learn to react differently in particular situations. Growling and other aggressive displays are merely a symptom of a deeper underlying issue, such as fear or anxiety. By identifying and addressing the actual issue and changing a dog’s emotion of fear into happy anticipation in the same scenario, the growl and other aggressive displays fade on their own.
What’s hot this summer? Check out these pawesome products for your pets...and you!
Mambe Waterproof Blankets by Mambe Blanket Co. www.mambeblankets.com Put your feet up and relax this summer! Don’t sweat the small stuff like pet stains and dirt on your brand new furniture. Mambe has an easy solution for you! The last blanket you’ll ever want (or need) to buy for your pet is the Mambe Waterproof Fleece Blanket. The pet blanket comes in an array of colors and is available in three sizes: Large (58in x 84in) ; Medium (48in x 58in) and Small (28in x 28in) You can use it on a pet bed, in a crate or anywhere your pet likes to lay and relax. Mambe pet blankets are warm midweight fleece on one side and soft
microfleece on the other side with a 100% waterproof membrane laminated between the layers. Mambe also makes a lighter weight fleece blanket as furniture cover, designed and sized for all your furniture to protect your expensive chairs, beds, sofas, car seats, etc.. from dirt, odor, urine, scratches, and hair. Not only are they stylish, but they are fully reversible; won't slide off your furniture; and they don’t have that "crinkly" feel like most covers. Reversible colors include: Chocolate/Cappuccino, Buff/ Camel, Bamboo/Sky Blue, and Charcoal Black. All products are machine washable.
Truly Pawsome Boxes www.trulypawsome.com The mailman will become your doggy’s best friend! There’s nothing like having an extra special package filled with goodies delivered to your door...every month! And who deserves it more than your four-legged best friend?
Truly Pawsome box is a gift subscription plan of handpicked, high quality treats, toys and accessories especially for your dog. It’s very easy to get started. You simply submit information about your dog (so they can send him the pupfect treats and toys).
ThunderSpray Calming Spray for dogs & cats by ThunderWorks www.thundershirt.com While summer time is an active and fun time of the year, for pets it can also be quite scary. Thunderstorms, fireworks and vacationing visitors are just a few summer occurrences that send some frightful dogs and cats running or hiding. 22
ThunderSpray is an Insanely Calm pheromone spray that eases the nerves of even the most skittish of your furry friends. The spray mimics a mother’s natural pheromones and provides soothing fragrances of lavender and chamomile. Summer 2016
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Thunderspray can be used for other stressful situations for pets such as vet visits, traveling and taking medication. To use, lightly spray (one of two bursts is enough) an area where the pet will be spending time. Allow a few minutes for the area to dry. Now your pet can have an insanely calm summer! ThunderSpray comes is available for cats and dogs. Southern Paws & Tails
Cat-In-The-Bag Cozy Comfort Carrier www.cat-in-the-bag.com Cat in the bag...sounds funny and looks even funnier, but it’s actually a brilliant invention! If you have a kitty that hates the confinement of the crate, he might prefer this cozy comfort carrier. When your cat is in this carrier, his head is outside the bag so you can hold him, pet him and calm him. He doesn’t feel isolated or trapped. The loose, soft cotton bag gives him plenty of room to stretch, sit up, stand up, lay down and curl up, but he can not get loose or escape. The cat does not slide or scrabble back and forth like he would in a crate — the hammock-like bag keeps him in one spot. In the exam room at the vet’s, the bag becomes a tool for the technicians and the doctor. They can leave the neckline fastened and access the cat by unzipping the bottom to take the temperature, check skin and hair or draw blood.
The bag carrier also has uses at home too, for ease in administering medicines, dental care, bathing and nail-trimming. It is made of a tightly woven cotton that resists snags and scratches because of that tight weave, yet it is still soft and comfortable. If your cat has a history of accidents, Acci-Don’t’s, their disposable liners that adhere to the inside of the bag are available on the website. It is available in 8 colors and three sizes: small, large and x-large Other features and benefits include: Machine Washable Durable Easy to Store Easy to carry Easy to maneuver in and out of your car
Dr. Catsby's Bowl For Whisker Relief www.drcatsby.com What are the signs that your cat may suffer from whisker fatigue? -Leaving food in the bowl, but is still hungry -Pulling food out of the bowl with their mouth or paw to eat off the floor -Leaving a mess behind on the floor -Acting aggressive toward other animals in the house during mealtime -Standing by the bowl before eating for a period of time, pacing around the bowl, or being hesitant to eat, though hungry
When whiskers are constantly forced into close contact with the sides of their bowls, it can be extremely painful. And that’s why some cats don’t finish their food. Not because it’s the wrong food – but because it’s the wrong bowl! Now there is a solution – Dr. Catsby’s Bowls. These bowls can prevent whisker fatigue – and put an end to your cat’s mealtime misery.
Pure Air Candles by David Oreck Candle Company www.pureaircandles.com Bring a hint and scent of summer into your home with tranquil, clean fragrances that are as settle as the ocean breeze. Oreck Pet Odor Eliminating Candles are made of natural soy and vegetable wax that effectively and safely absorbs and eliminates pet odors. The 8oz candles burn approximately for 50 hours. For the best pet odor neutralizing results, burn for 3 hours at a time. Fragrances include: fresh linen, a clean laundry smell, or soft citrus, a orange splash www.southernpawsandtails.com
with a hint of lemon. For an neutral pet odor solution, select the neutral fragrance for a very subtle citrus tint. Pet Odor Eliminating power are also available in wax meltable cubes.
Would You Like to Take Me Home? See someone you like? Check out these cats and dogs at South Carolina animal shelters who are looking for good permanent and foster homes.
Rulo is a super happy-golucky and loving 3 year old male bully-mix who has lots of energy and ready to go as soon as he sees a leash! Pets, Inc. West Columbia, SC 803-739-9333
GiGi is a beautiful, young female Domestic Short Hair & tabby cat with the sweetest disposition her experienced foster mom has ever seen. She loves every cat and kitten that she has been exposed to. Her laid back personality would fit in a home with other friendly pets and young children. GiGi has bronze and brown markings with black rings around the end of her tail. Unusual markings and a purrfect personality! Humane Society of McCormick County, Inc. McCormick, SC 864-828-2146
Riley is an adult Collie & Beagle Mix. He is still on the shy side, but once he trusts you he will love you forever. He gets along great with other dogs. Healing Species Orangeburg, SC 803-535-6543
Allstar is a handsome Greyhound boy that weighs about 70 pounds. He was born in July of 2013. Allstar loves to be around people. He can get a little excitable so a home with kids 8 and up would be best. Greyhound Pets of America Irmo, SC (803) 749-3174
Rulo Jarden is a very cute and playful, yet sometimes shy, male Labrador Retriever Mix that is just waiting for his furever home. He was born around January 2016 weighs just around 20 pounds. Leash On Life Dog Rescue Charleston, SC email@example.com
Queen of her castle, Malena, oversees her kingdom and its' subjects with pure royal grace. Those who have earned her respect by doing her bidding will be rewarded with an ample supply of purrs, head-butts, and cuddle time. She is a young adult Domestic Shorthair / Mix who is FIV positive. FIV+ cats can live long, healthy lives and co-exist with negative cats. Pawmetto Lifeline Columbia, SC (803) 465-9150
Adopting a dog or cat from a humane society, an animal shelter or rescue group saves a life! Contact the organization about shots/vaccinations, adoption fees, etc. for any animal that you are interested in adopting. Please keep in mind that the decision to bring a pet into your family should be a family decision, not a surprise gift. Because owning a pet is a huge emotional, financial, and time commitment, any person taking on this responsibility must be fully prepared. 24
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Bob is an adoptable adolescent Domestic Short Hair & Tabby kitten whose person became homeless and had to give him up! Bob is a playful, affectionate boy who likes other cats and loves to be petted and sleep on laps. Look Homeward Kitty Spartanburg, SC firstname.lastname@example.org
Haddie, is a young Oriental Short Hair & Domestic Short Hair-black Mix, who is likely only around a year old. She is as sweet as she is beautiful. Very affectionate and has a delightful voice, She talks with a trill. A very special, gentle soul who loves to give kisses. ARC Animal Rescue Carolina, Inc. Columbia, SC email@example.com
Krypto is an adult male cattle dog . He is a year old and weighs 38 lbs. Krypto is current on vaccinations and waiting for a home to call his own. Aiken County Animal Shelter Aiken, SC 803-642-1537
Hank is a very sweet six-year old male English Coonhound with a great personality. He’s a typical hound; loves to run, roam and catch a scent to trail. Hank is a goofy, happy-go-lucky pup. He gets along with children and loves to play with other dogs. He needs a home with plenty of room to run and explore; a farm or acreage would be ideal. Freedom Rings Rescue Sumter, SC firstname.lastname@example.org
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