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Ella & Elsa’s Story A

Dog Of The Month?

little over 4 years ago just before Christmas I was diagnosed with Breast cancer the big C…I told four of my friends I had worked with when we had lunch together a couple of days later, Rebecca said to me my Rhodesian Ridgeback Dog had puppies 2 days ago and you need to have one to get you through this something else to focus on? I answered number one I can’t afford one of your puppies and number two we have 2 dogs so Bill would not let me have one! She said well I am giving you one so ask him anyway? Well Bill didn’t disappoint me when he said no as we already had two dogs Sally and Marla and that was enough and I tried to get ready for the biggest fight of my life. A few weeks later I had surgery and as I have a very supportive family and friends tried to move on with my life a week later my specialist told me

If this photo shows your dog and you claim it at the table by the end of the month from Ella, Leanne or Wally, you can then pick a small gift out of our raffle box.

DISCLAIMER PLEASE NOTE: News, views and opinions in this newsletter are those of the correspondent’s and not necessarily those of the club, editor, committee and publicity officer. The Springwood District Dog Training club INC reserves the right of rejection of material.

I had to go back into hospital for more surgery as there was still cancer cells in my breast…ok I can do this again? Then two days before I had the surgery my doctor contacted me by phone to tell me I would need 2 operations as they had found cancer cells in my Lymph Nodes and they would all have to be removed down my right side, as I hung up the phone I realised the ramifications of this and burst into tears, Bill hugged me and said you can have the puppy! And Elsa came into our lives! Actually two Elsa’s came into our lives the first little one didn’t make it although we fought hard to save her with the help of Ann & Julia who spent many hours at our house drip feeding her while Bill had a sleep so he could sit up feeding her during the night while I slept we eventually lost her and although I was so grateful and still am to this day to the people who helped including the continued page 3

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SPRINGWOOD DISTRICT DOG TRAINING CLUB INC

UPDATE JUNE 2011

ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING: The AGM for the Springwood District Dog Training Club INC was held on the 28th August 2010. We had several new members attend our meeting it was great to see them and thank you for coming along.

Honary Members: Pam Waters, Lesley Piggott. Annual General Meeting held at the clubhouse at Lomatia Park last Thursday night in August 7:30pm. There is no dog training held on this night. Web Site: Email:

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Training Nights at Lomatia Park Agility: Monday 7:30pm Obedience: Thursday7:30pm Fly Ball: Friday at 7:30pm Wet weather ring 4780 5617 to see if oval is open.

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Ann Lenehan Dot Luker Leanne Brown 47542910 Ella Sweeney Robin Assar, Vickie Finn, Julia Lawrie, Elaine Browning Lynn Olson Dot Luker Wally Campbell Sarah Visser Ella Sweeney Ron Amann & Nicola Read Bill Sweeney Celeste Paxon & Jenny Prestidge Dot Luker Trevor Mawer Charnel Cameron Ella Sweeney ella.sweeney@bigpond.com David Brown David Brown Antony Karolis BVSC OD PRINT

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Junior Handlers And Their Best Mates

Ella & Elsa’s Story cont…

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vet I was Devastated.

t’s great to see our Junior Handlers and their best mates at training so often.

They are both doing a great job! Hopefully I can put them on the list for the Obedience Trial, both have already done that… thanks lads.

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I had the surgery and about a week later ended up back in hospital with golden staff infection but the day I was discharged we picked up our 2nd Elsa (we paid for this one) and she has just been amazing she spent the 6 months I had Chemotherapy on my day bed by my side with us timing when we thought she needed to go to the toilet and whoever was handy just picked her up plonked her out on the grass and said wee wee and she did, it is still handy at dog trials when just before she goes in the ring it still works as if a dog does go to the toilet they lose 10 points before they start.

get through and most of her passes have got her a 1st, 2nd, or 3rd.place, but only 4 of them were over the magic number of 185…that is until the 15th May when she won the UD Ring she was in on 190 points and I am so proud of both my Bill and Elsa who is now an Obedience Champion the only Ridgeback in Australia at this point that has that Title!! The Rhodesian Ridgeback Club are as proud of her as Bill and I as they are big dogs and couch potatoes but she knows when her mum needs a big cuddle or sloppy kiss. And her dad is one damn good trainer.

Elsa was born on December 17th 2006 she got her CCD Title the day she was 11 months old, 5 trials later she got her Novice Title, and her CDX Title on 25/11/2008 she was not even 2 years old, Bill started training her for the UD Ring where she got her first pass in that ring in 30/1/2010 and her UD Title on the 12 March 2010 the next Title is for O-CH Which is Obedience Champion but in all the other classes where you need to score 3 passes over 170 out of 200 except CCD which has been changed to 85 out of 100, for your O-Ch you need five more passes in the UD Ring but they must all be over 185 to count towards that Title she has 15 passes in that ring which is a very hard ring to

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i, as I told you last month we have 20 raffle prizes at our Obedience Trial and Agility Trial. Each year Obedience is in July, Agility October, as well as one for our Christmas Dinner. I was hoping for a rush of items to come my way mmm… no it didn’t happen but time yet if you can help with any small items. Whether an unwanted

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present or a dog toy, food, wine, anything. If you can’t afford that, even unwanted baskets or boxes or nice bags, tissue paper and I can make up prizes. If you can help I am at the club usually on a Thursday night or give it to the table Manager Wally or Leanne or Bill and I will get it. Thank You Ella Sweeney

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Top 10 Human Medications Poisonous To Pets

Just A Wee Note From The Editor

By Ahna Brutlag, DVM, Assistant Director of Veterinary Services

TIPS FROM PET POISON HELP LINE TO HELP KEEP YOUR PET SAFE!

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1. NSAIDS (E.G. ADVIL, ALEVE AND MOTRIN)

I will be around now and then and sorry for any inconvenience, but I love this couple and this will probably be the last time I will see them so am going to make the best of the time I do have with them?

Below is a list of the top 10 human medications most frequently ingested by pets, along with some tips from the veterinarians at Pet Poison Help line on how to prevent pet poisoning from human medications?

Topping our Top 10 list are common household medications called non-steroidal anti-inflammatory (NSAIDs), which include common names such as ibuprofen (e.g. Advil and some types of Motrin) and naproxen (e.g. Aleve). While these medications are safe for people, even one or two pills can cause serious harm to a pet. Dogs, cats, birds and other small mammals (ferrets. gerbils and hamsters) may develop serious stomach and intestinal ulcers as well as kidney failure.

2. ACETAMINOPHEN (E.G. TYLENOL)

When it comes to pain medications, acetaminophen (e.g. Tylenol) is certainly popular. Even though this drug is very safe, even for children, this is not true for pets-especially cats. One ,.g,riu, strength tablet of acetaminophen may cause damage to a cat’s red blood cells, limiting their utility to carry oxygen. In dogs, acetaminophen leads to liver failure and, in large doses, red blood cell damage.

3. ANTIDEPRESSANTS (E.G. EFFEXOR, CYMBALT A, PROZAC, LEXAPRO)

While these antidepressant drugs are occasionally used in pets, overdoses can lead to serious neurological problems such as sedation, in coordination, tremors and seizures. Some antidepressants also have a stimulant effect leading to a dangerously elevated heart rate, blood pressure in body temperature. Pets, especially cats, seem to enjoy the taste of Effexor and often eat the entire pill. Unfortunately, just one pill can cause serious poisoning.

4. ADD/ ADHD MEDICATIONS (E.G. CONCERTA, ADDERALL, RITALIN)

Medications used to treat Attention Deficit Disorder/Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder contain potent stimulants such as amphetamines and methylphenidate. Even minimal ingestions of these medications by pets can cause life-threatening tremors, seizures, elevated body temperatures and heart problems.

5. BENZODIAZEPINES AND SLEEP AIDS (E.G. XANAX, KLONOPIN, AMBIEN, LUNESTA)

s of June 1st I will be having family from the UK coming to see and stay with us for 5 weeks.

This does not mean anything will stop. Please continue sending any notes, results or anything that will interest our members, like prizes for the Trials. I will still be doing the Newsletter, Treasurers stuff and also get down there a few times. Bill will be there more often than me so he will bring anything you want to get to me, as will Leanne. Stay warm and please stay safe!! Ella Sweeney

Busy Busy Busy!! The always busy Lynn Olson is doing the new members badges while I enjoy a nice wee scotch with my family, Bobbie & Edna from the UK… Thanks Lynn

These medications are designed to reduce anxiety and help people sleep better. However, in pets, they may have the opposite effect. About half of the dogs who ingest sleep aids become agilated, instead of sedate. In addition, these drugs may cause severe lethargy, in-in coordination (including walking “drunk”), and slowed breathing in pets. In cats, some forms of Benzodiazepines can cause liver failure when ingested.

6. BIRTH CONTROL (E.G. ESTROGEN, ESTRADIOL, PROGESTERONE)

Birth control pills often come in packages that dogs find irresistible. Thankfully, small ingestions of these medications typically do not cause trouble. However, large ingestions of estrogen and estradiol can cause bone marrow suppression, particularly in birds. Additionally, female pets that are intact (not spayed), are at an increased risk of side effects from estrogen poisoning.

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7. ACE INHIBITORS (E.G. ZESTIL, ALTACE)

Angiotensin-converting enzyme (or “ACE”) inhibitors are commonly used to treat high blood pressure in people and, occasionally, pets. Though overdoses can cause low blood pressure, dizziness and weakness, this category of medication is typically quite safe. Pets ingesting small amounts of this medication can potentially be monitored at home, unless they have kidney failure or heart disease. All heart medications should be kept out of reach of pets.

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8. BETA-BLOCKERS (E.G. TENORMIN, TOPROL, COREG)

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Beta-blockers are also used to treat high blood pressure but, unlike the ACE inhibitor, small

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e welcome the following new members to our club we hope you enjoy your time here as much as we all do and I am sure you will, you will make new friends and your pooches new buddies.

Medications Poisonous To Pets cont… ingestions of these drugs may cause serious poisoning in pets. Overdoses can cause lifethreatening decreases in blood pressure and a very slow heart rate.

9. THYROID HORMONES (E.G. ARMOUR DESICCATED THYROID, SYNTHROID)

• Leah & Barney

• Amiee & Roxy

• Di & Gus

• Anna & Chase

• Bryce & Bundy

• Michael & Penny

• Alison & Banjo

• Rebecca & Gizmo

• Jenny & Bo

• Xavier & Oliver

10. CHOLESTEROL LOWERING AGENTS (E.G. LIPITOR, ZOCOR, CRESTOR)

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rom day one our printer who also sponsors us has said we are not charging enough for our adverts so we will be changing the following as of July 1st 2011 a ¼ page advert will then cost $10 and a ½ page will be $15. I am told that is still very cheap we will no longer have full-page adverts. Those people who have paid already will not be charged any extra the new charges are for extra months after their current adverts have expired.

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These popular medications, often called “statins,” are commonly used in the United States. While pets do not typically get high cholesterol, they may still get into the pill bottle. Thankfully, most “statin” ingestions only cause mild vomiting or diarrhea. Serious side effects from these drugs come with long-term use, not one-time ingestions. Always keep medications safely out of reach and never administer a medication to a pet without first consulting your veterinarian. The following arc some tips from Dr. Justine Lee and Dr. Ahna Brutlag at Pet Poison Help line to help prevent pets from getting into over-the-counter or prescription medication: never leave loose pills in a plastic Ziploc@bag- the bags are too easy to chew into. Make sure visiting house guests do the same, keeping their medications high up or out of reach. If you place your medication in a weekly pill container, make sure to store the container in a cabinet out of reach of your pets Unfortunately, if they get a hold of it, some pets might consider the pill container a plastic chew toy. Never store your medications near your pet’s medications - Pet Poison Help line frequently receives calls from concerned pet owners who inadvertently give their own medication to their pet. Hang your purse up. Inquisitive pets will explore the contents of your bag and simply placing your purse up and out of reach can help to avoid exposure to any potentially dangerous medication(s).It is also important to note that while a medication may be safe for children, it may not be safe for animals. Pets metabolize medications very differently from people. Even seemingly benign overthe counter or herbal medications may cause serious poisoning in pets.

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Pets - especially dogs - get under active thyroids too. Interestingly, the dose of thyroid hormone needed to treat dogs is much higher than a person’s dose. Therefore, if dogs accidentally get into thyroid hormones at home, it rarely results in problems. However, large acute overdoses in cats and dogs can cause muscle tremors, nervousness, panting, araptdhearttate and aggression.

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he Irish Farmer’s answer to vermin problems. This breed was bred and developed for over two hundred years is a good ratter and an excellent farm dog. They were first recognized by the Irish Kennel Club in the late 1930’s. This dog is the oldest native terrier in Ireland and is proof that the Irish breeding talent does not begin and end with racehorses. They were originally used for guarding, droving, herding, hunting and for controlling vermin populations; today they are used mainly as companions. This breed is a medium sized dog with a distinctive silky, gently curling coat that gives a natural, unfussy look.

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The non shedding coat will need to be groomed on a regular basis to keep it clean, shiny and tangle free. Grooming needs will be greater between the ages of 7 to 24 months when the adult coat comes in. This dog has a very distinctive coat. It is best described as being the warm colour of ripening wheat.

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These dogs have strong personalities and a sense of fun. As long as they are included in everything you do they will prove trustworthy companions. They will keep you on your toes by occasionally misbehaving, but are generally high-spirited in the nicest possible way. The dog is an undemanding dog to feed with no special dietary requirements, they generally have a good appetite. The average lifespan of the dog is 12 to 14 years. Dogs should measure between 4649cms and weigh between 16-20.5 kgs. Bitches should ideally measure between 4347cms and weigh between 13.5-18kgs.

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Obedience & Agility Trial Results

Upcoming Events

Charnie & Ollie had a great day in Agility I think he won Jumping? Where are your results girls?

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OBEDIENCE RESULTS Royal Bathurst 8th May • Celeste and Trouper had a pass in Open • Celeste and Trouper also did well at Kelso • Trudy also did very well at Bathurst with Ruthie • Trudy also got Roxie’s Novice Title on the same day Marla • Bill Sweeney and Marla took 2nd in UD Ring Sutherland dog club • Bill & Marla Won the UDX Ring on 194 points Elsa • Bill & Marla then won the UD (A) ring on 187 points • Bill then won the UD (B) ring with Elsa on 190 gaining her Obedience Champion Title YES!! Kelso On the Saturday all the S.D.D.T.C members did well Bill Took 1st & 2nd place in the UD ring with Marla, Elsa and both Celeste and Trudy doing well too. On the Sunday we bombed, and had an early mark so not sure how Trudy and Celeste did after we left. I asked them to email me and have not heard, so I guess they had a second day like us? Newcastle All Breeds 3 trials an AM & PM Trial Saturday May 28th and an AM trial Sunday 29th May. We had a ball. I love trialing up there with my friends from Newcastle and the surrounding areas. Over the weekend Bill & Marla got 2 first places and a third in the UDX ring with another pass for his Grand O-Champion with scores of 182, 183 and the magic number 189 the pass for Grand Champion must be over 185. He also had 2 places in the UD ring on 186 & 181 Elsa is only learning UDX so was only in UD. She came 3rd in UD on the Sunday and was going for 193 on the Saturday but her Dad bombed her, having given her the wrong signal. But a great weekend just the same as always?

Trouper

Roxy

Ruthie

ormally at this time of the year we are planning for the Interclub challenge, where a team from all the clubs in NSW Trial against each other. Unfortunately this year we didn’t have enough of our trialing members to make up a team. Hopefully some of our upcoming members, who are doing so well, might be up to that next year, which would be great!

and will need members willing to help out in lots of ways, especially as Stewards. It is not hard to do and everyone has a great day. For new members it’s a learning experience of what else the club does, and you get a free lunch on the day.

In July we hold our Obedience Trial at Erskin Park

(or his secretary Ella his wife lol)

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If anyone is interested in helping could you please give your name and a contact number to the Trial Manager Bill Sweeney

• Please remember members and anyone with them must sign the sign in book at all our club training nights as well as any other function we may be at for insurance purposes, the sign in book is at the table where you pay your $3,00 ground fee and take a raffle ticket as we draw one at the tea break and you can pick a small prize out of the raffle box.

Members Shop TRAINING ITEMS WE HAVE AT THE CLUB SHOP ASK AT THE TABLE Dumbells Various Sizes $10.00 Dumbell Holders $6.00 Scent Discrimination Articles $20.00 (plain) Scent Discrimination Articles $25.00 (merle) Set White Leathers $10.00 (set of 3) Dogs NSW Agility Rule Book $5.00 (set of 2) Cold Drinks In Fridge $1.00 each Long 20 Metre Dog Leads $20.00 each Next week I’m on the treats table. Clickers $3.00 each We must apologise for the wait for the new tops and jackets it has been very busy with the agility trial on top of the usual things happening and we will be sorting that out very soon… sorry for any inconvenience in this

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have had the chance, as the shop manager, to be given the opportunity to buy some really nice treat, bum bags at a great price which I can pass on to you our members. They are lovely little bags which I will sell for $6.00 each, which is very cheap. I will still be selling black dog bags as usual if anyone wants them as these little ones are a one off buy for the club but we have plenty of them and they can be used for carrying all sorts of things not just treats.

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Obedience & Agility Trial Results

Upcoming Events

Charnie & Ollie had a great day in Agility I think he won Jumping? Where are your results girls?

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OBEDIENCE RESULTS Royal Bathurst 8th May • Celeste and Trouper had a pass in Open • Celeste and Trouper also did well at Kelso • Trudy also did very well at Bathurst with Ruthie • Trudy also got Roxie’s Novice Title on the same day Marla • Bill Sweeney and Marla took 2nd in UD Ring Sutherland dog club • Bill & Marla Won the UDX Ring on 194 points Elsa • Bill & Marla then won the UD (A) ring on 187 points • Bill then won the UD (B) ring with Elsa on 190 gaining her Obedience Champion Title YES!! Kelso On the Saturday all the S.D.D.T.C members did well Bill Took 1st & 2nd place in the UD ring with Marla, Elsa and both Celeste and Trudy doing well too. On the Sunday we bombed, and had an early mark so not sure how Trudy and Celeste did after we left. I asked them to email me and have not heard, so I guess they had a second day like us? Newcastle All Breeds 3 trials an AM & PM Trial Saturday May 28th and an AM trial Sunday 29th May. We had a ball. I love trialing up there with my friends from Newcastle and the surrounding areas. Over the weekend Bill & Marla got 2 first places and a third in the UDX ring with another pass for his Grand O-Champion with scores of 182, 183 and the magic number 189 the pass for Grand Champion must be over 185. He also had 2 places in the UD ring on 186 & 181 Elsa is only learning UDX so was only in UD. She came 3rd in UD on the Sunday and was going for 193 on the Saturday but her Dad bombed her, having given her the wrong signal. But a great weekend just the same as always?

Trouper

Roxy

Ruthie

ormally at this time of the year we are planning for the Interclub challenge, where a team from all the clubs in NSW Trial against each other. Unfortunately this year we didn’t have enough of our trialing members to make up a team. Hopefully some of our upcoming members, who are doing so well, might be up to that next year, which would be great!

and will need members willing to help out in lots of ways, especially as Stewards. It is not hard to do and everyone has a great day. For new members it’s a learning experience of what else the club does, and you get a free lunch on the day.

In July we hold our Obedience Trial at Erskin Park

(or his secretary Ella his wife lol)

Reminder

If anyone is interested in helping could you please give your name and a contact number to the Trial Manager Bill Sweeney

• Please remember members and anyone with them must sign the sign in book at all our club training nights as well as any other function we may be at for insurance purposes, the sign in book is at the table where you pay your $3,00 ground fee and take a raffle ticket as we draw one at the tea break and you can pick a small prize out of the raffle box.

Members Shop TRAINING ITEMS WE HAVE AT THE CLUB SHOP ASK AT THE TABLE Dumbells Various Sizes $10.00 Dumbell Holders $6.00 Scent Discrimination Articles $20.00 (plain) Scent Discrimination Articles $25.00 (merle) Set White Leathers $10.00 (set of 3) Dogs NSW Agility Rule Book $5.00 (set of 2) Cold Drinks In Fridge $1.00 each Long 20 Metre Dog Leads $20.00 each Next week I’m on the treats table. Clickers $3.00 each We must apologise for the wait for the new tops and jackets it has been very busy with the agility trial on top of the usual things happening and we will be sorting that out very soon… sorry for any inconvenience in this

Special Bum Bags I

have had the chance, as the shop manager, to be given the opportunity to buy some really nice treat, bum bags at a great price which I can pass on to you our members. They are lovely little bags which I will sell for $6.00 each, which is very cheap. I will still be selling black dog bags as usual if anyone wants them as these little ones are a one off buy for the club but we have plenty of them and they can be used for carrying all sorts of things not just treats.

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he Irish Farmer’s answer to vermin problems. This breed was bred and developed for over two hundred years is a good ratter and an excellent farm dog. They were first recognized by the Irish Kennel Club in the late 1930’s. This dog is the oldest native terrier in Ireland and is proof that the Irish breeding talent does not begin and end with racehorses. They were originally used for guarding, droving, herding, hunting and for controlling vermin populations; today they are used mainly as companions. This breed is a medium sized dog with a distinctive silky, gently curling coat that gives a natural, unfussy look.

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The non shedding coat will need to be groomed on a regular basis to keep it clean, shiny and tangle free. Grooming needs will be greater between the ages of 7 to 24 months when the adult coat comes in. This dog has a very distinctive coat. It is best described as being the warm colour of ripening wheat.

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These dogs have strong personalities and a sense of fun. As long as they are included in everything you do they will prove trustworthy companions. They will keep you on your toes by occasionally misbehaving, but are generally high-spirited in the nicest possible way. The dog is an undemanding dog to feed with no special dietary requirements, they generally have a good appetite. The average lifespan of the dog is 12 to 14 years. Dogs should measure between 4649cms and weigh between 16-20.5 kgs. Bitches should ideally measure between 4347cms and weigh between 13.5-18kgs.

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New Members For June 2011 W

e welcome the following new members to our club we hope you enjoy your time here as much as we all do and I am sure you will, you will make new friends and your pooches new buddies.

Medications Poisonous To Pets cont… ingestions of these drugs may cause serious poisoning in pets. Overdoses can cause lifethreatening decreases in blood pressure and a very slow heart rate.

9. THYROID HORMONES (E.G. ARMOUR DESICCATED THYROID, SYNTHROID)

• Leah & Barney

• Amiee & Roxy

• Di & Gus

• Anna & Chase

• Bryce & Bundy

• Michael & Penny

• Alison & Banjo

• Rebecca & Gizmo

• Jenny & Bo

• Xavier & Oliver

10. CHOLESTEROL LOWERING AGENTS (E.G. LIPITOR, ZOCOR, CRESTOR)

Happy Birthday To The Following Pooches M. Hulbert R. Herbert D. Harris

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rom day one our printer who also sponsors us has said we are not charging enough for our adverts so we will be changing the following as of July 1st 2011 a ¼ page advert will then cost $10 and a ½ page will be $15. I am told that is still very cheap we will no longer have full-page adverts. Those people who have paid already will not be charged any extra the new charges are for extra months after their current adverts have expired.

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These popular medications, often called “statins,” are commonly used in the United States. While pets do not typically get high cholesterol, they may still get into the pill bottle. Thankfully, most “statin” ingestions only cause mild vomiting or diarrhea. Serious side effects from these drugs come with long-term use, not one-time ingestions. Always keep medications safely out of reach and never administer a medication to a pet without first consulting your veterinarian. The following arc some tips from Dr. Justine Lee and Dr. Ahna Brutlag at Pet Poison Help line to help prevent pets from getting into over-the-counter or prescription medication: never leave loose pills in a plastic Ziploc@bag- the bags are too easy to chew into. Make sure visiting house guests do the same, keeping their medications high up or out of reach. If you place your medication in a weekly pill container, make sure to store the container in a cabinet out of reach of your pets Unfortunately, if they get a hold of it, some pets might consider the pill container a plastic chew toy. Never store your medications near your pet’s medications - Pet Poison Help line frequently receives calls from concerned pet owners who inadvertently give their own medication to their pet. Hang your purse up. Inquisitive pets will explore the contents of your bag and simply placing your purse up and out of reach can help to avoid exposure to any potentially dangerous medication(s).It is also important to note that while a medication may be safe for children, it may not be safe for animals. Pets metabolize medications very differently from people. Even seemingly benign overthe counter or herbal medications may cause serious poisoning in pets.

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Pets - especially dogs - get under active thyroids too. Interestingly, the dose of thyroid hormone needed to treat dogs is much higher than a person’s dose. Therefore, if dogs accidentally get into thyroid hormones at home, it rarely results in problems. However, large acute overdoses in cats and dogs can cause muscle tremors, nervousness, panting, araptdhearttate and aggression.

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Top 10 Human Medications Poisonous To Pets

Just A Wee Note From The Editor

By Ahna Brutlag, DVM, Assistant Director of Veterinary Services

TIPS FROM PET POISON HELP LINE TO HELP KEEP YOUR PET SAFE!

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1. NSAIDS (E.G. ADVIL, ALEVE AND MOTRIN)

I will be around now and then and sorry for any inconvenience, but I love this couple and this will probably be the last time I will see them so am going to make the best of the time I do have with them?

Below is a list of the top 10 human medications most frequently ingested by pets, along with some tips from the veterinarians at Pet Poison Help line on how to prevent pet poisoning from human medications?

Topping our Top 10 list are common household medications called non-steroidal anti-inflammatory (NSAIDs), which include common names such as ibuprofen (e.g. Advil and some types of Motrin) and naproxen (e.g. Aleve). While these medications are safe for people, even one or two pills can cause serious harm to a pet. Dogs, cats, birds and other small mammals (ferrets. gerbils and hamsters) may develop serious stomach and intestinal ulcers as well as kidney failure.

2. ACETAMINOPHEN (E.G. TYLENOL)

When it comes to pain medications, acetaminophen (e.g. Tylenol) is certainly popular. Even though this drug is very safe, even for children, this is not true for pets-especially cats. One ,.g,riu, strength tablet of acetaminophen may cause damage to a cat’s red blood cells, limiting their utility to carry oxygen. In dogs, acetaminophen leads to liver failure and, in large doses, red blood cell damage.

3. ANTIDEPRESSANTS (E.G. EFFEXOR, CYMBALT A, PROZAC, LEXAPRO)

While these antidepressant drugs are occasionally used in pets, overdoses can lead to serious neurological problems such as sedation, in coordination, tremors and seizures. Some antidepressants also have a stimulant effect leading to a dangerously elevated heart rate, blood pressure in body temperature. Pets, especially cats, seem to enjoy the taste of Effexor and often eat the entire pill. Unfortunately, just one pill can cause serious poisoning.

4. ADD/ ADHD MEDICATIONS (E.G. CONCERTA, ADDERALL, RITALIN)

Medications used to treat Attention Deficit Disorder/Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder contain potent stimulants such as amphetamines and methylphenidate. Even minimal ingestions of these medications by pets can cause life-threatening tremors, seizures, elevated body temperatures and heart problems.

5. BENZODIAZEPINES AND SLEEP AIDS (E.G. XANAX, KLONOPIN, AMBIEN, LUNESTA)

s of June 1st I will be having family from the UK coming to see and stay with us for 5 weeks.

This does not mean anything will stop. Please continue sending any notes, results or anything that will interest our members, like prizes for the Trials. I will still be doing the Newsletter, Treasurers stuff and also get down there a few times. Bill will be there more often than me so he will bring anything you want to get to me, as will Leanne. Stay warm and please stay safe!! Ella Sweeney

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These medications are designed to reduce anxiety and help people sleep better. However, in pets, they may have the opposite effect. About half of the dogs who ingest sleep aids become agilated, instead of sedate. In addition, these drugs may cause severe lethargy, in-in coordination (including walking “drunk”), and slowed breathing in pets. In cats, some forms of Benzodiazepines can cause liver failure when ingested.

6. BIRTH CONTROL (E.G. ESTROGEN, ESTRADIOL, PROGESTERONE)

Birth control pills often come in packages that dogs find irresistible. Thankfully, small ingestions of these medications typically do not cause trouble. However, large ingestions of estrogen and estradiol can cause bone marrow suppression, particularly in birds. Additionally, female pets that are intact (not spayed), are at an increased risk of side effects from estrogen poisoning.

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7. ACE INHIBITORS (E.G. ZESTIL, ALTACE)

Angiotensin-converting enzyme (or “ACE”) inhibitors are commonly used to treat high blood pressure in people and, occasionally, pets. Though overdoses can cause low blood pressure, dizziness and weakness, this category of medication is typically quite safe. Pets ingesting small amounts of this medication can potentially be monitored at home, unless they have kidney failure or heart disease. All heart medications should be kept out of reach of pets.

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8. BETA-BLOCKERS (E.G. TENORMIN, TOPROL, COREG)

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Beta-blockers are also used to treat high blood pressure but, unlike the ACE inhibitor, small

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Junior Handlers And Their Best Mates

Ella & Elsa’s Story cont…

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They are both doing a great job! Hopefully I can put them on the list for the Obedience Trial, both have already done that… thanks lads.

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I had the surgery and about a week later ended up back in hospital with golden staff infection but the day I was discharged we picked up our 2nd Elsa (we paid for this one) and she has just been amazing she spent the 6 months I had Chemotherapy on my day bed by my side with us timing when we thought she needed to go to the toilet and whoever was handy just picked her up plonked her out on the grass and said wee wee and she did, it is still handy at dog trials when just before she goes in the ring it still works as if a dog does go to the toilet they lose 10 points before they start.

get through and most of her passes have got her a 1st, 2nd, or 3rd.place, but only 4 of them were over the magic number of 185…that is until the 15th May when she won the UD Ring she was in on 190 points and I am so proud of both my Bill and Elsa who is now an Obedience Champion the only Ridgeback in Australia at this point that has that Title!! The Rhodesian Ridgeback Club are as proud of her as Bill and I as they are big dogs and couch potatoes but she knows when her mum needs a big cuddle or sloppy kiss. And her dad is one damn good trainer.

Elsa was born on December 17th 2006 she got her CCD Title the day she was 11 months old, 5 trials later she got her Novice Title, and her CDX Title on 25/11/2008 she was not even 2 years old, Bill started training her for the UD Ring where she got her first pass in that ring in 30/1/2010 and her UD Title on the 12 March 2010 the next Title is for O-CH Which is Obedience Champion but in all the other classes where you need to score 3 passes over 170 out of 200 except CCD which has been changed to 85 out of 100, for your O-Ch you need five more passes in the UD Ring but they must all be over 185 to count towards that Title she has 15 passes in that ring which is a very hard ring to

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SPRINGWOOD DISTRICT DOG TRAINING CLUB INC

UPDATE JUNE 2011

ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING: The AGM for the Springwood District Dog Training Club INC was held on the 28th August 2010. We had several new members attend our meeting it was great to see them and thank you for coming along.

Honary Members: Pam Waters, Lesley Piggott. Annual General Meeting held at the clubhouse at Lomatia Park last Thursday night in August 7:30pm. There is no dog training held on this night. Web Site: Email:

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Ella & Elsa’s Story A

Dog Of The Month?

little over 4 years ago just before Christmas I was diagnosed with Breast cancer the big C…I told four of my friends I had worked with when we had lunch together a couple of days later, Rebecca said to me my Rhodesian Ridgeback Dog had puppies 2 days ago and you need to have one to get you through this something else to focus on? I answered number one I can’t afford one of your puppies and number two we have 2 dogs so Bill would not let me have one! She said well I am giving you one so ask him anyway? Well Bill didn’t disappoint me when he said no as we already had two dogs Sally and Marla and that was enough and I tried to get ready for the biggest fight of my life. A few weeks later I had surgery and as I have a very supportive family and friends tried to move on with my life a week later my specialist told me

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I had to go back into hospital for more surgery as there was still cancer cells in my breast…ok I can do this again? Then two days before I had the surgery my doctor contacted me by phone to tell me I would need 2 operations as they had found cancer cells in my Lymph Nodes and they would all have to be removed down my right side, as I hung up the phone I realised the ramifications of this and burst into tears, Bill hugged me and said you can have the puppy! And Elsa came into our lives! Actually two Elsa’s came into our lives the first little one didn’t make it although we fought hard to save her with the help of Ann & Julia who spent many hours at our house drip feeding her while Bill had a sleep so he could sit up feeding her during the night while I slept we eventually lost her and although I was so grateful and still am to this day to the people who helped including the continued page 3

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