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Mushing!

by on Monday, September 30, 2013 10:46:00 AM

Mushing! Sled dog mushing in detail   Mushing is about harnessing dogs to a sled for transportation. As the need for sled dogs to be used in the transport of people and things and it is a highly competitive sport.  As you can see in the image above, the dog driver is called a “musher” and you may have even been yelling “mush” when imaging that you were driving a sled dog team — although most folks use something other than “mush” to get their dogs moving. As you might imagine, mushing...

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Coat Care – let’s groom tonight

by on Monday, September 30, 2013 10:45:00 AM

Coat Care – let’s groom tonight Chinook dogs iPhone image by Riley Just like people, regular combing and brushing is a must for many dogs and cats. Brushing works well for our shorter-coated companions, but for the super thick furred, a comb or sturdy metal-toothed slicker brush is about the only thing that will get down to the skin and pull out the dead hair. You’ll want to be extra attentive about grooming in the high shedding seasons of spring and fall. Hairballs and Mats, oh my!...

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Pads, Paws, and Claws

by on Monday, September 30, 2013 10:44:00 AM

Pads, Paws, and Claws Dog toenail trimming Dogs and cats need regular manicures, and it is easier to take care of with pets than it is for people. The first step is to check their paws every week and trim and treat as needed. Did you know that Cats scratch on things to pull off the claws’ dead outer layers and keep the tips sharp? Regular nail-trimming dull the claws and reduces the potential for damage to people and furniture. One of the simplest tools to trim cat nails is a human nail...

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Off the beaten path – Arizona pet-friendly travel

by on Monday, September 30, 2013 10:43:00 AM

Off the beaten path – Arizona pet-friendly travel   Arizona — ghost towns, prehistoric ruins, the Grand Canyon, cacti forests, Joshua trees and petrified logs from a prehistoric forest. If you are traveling with pets, you may want to visit between October and May — the summers in Arizona are sizzling. Tuzigoot National Monument - Tuzigoot is an Apache phrase that’s been translated as “crooked water”. It refers to Pecks lake which is beyond the flat to the Northwest. PETS: Due to the...

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Arkansas – off the beaten path pet-friendly travel

by on Monday, September 30, 2013 10:43:00 AM

Arkansas – off the beaten path pet-friendly travel Arkansas — amazing scenery from the Mississippi River to prairie remnants, antebellum homes vintage car and motorcycle museums and a state park that lets you dig for – and keep –diamonds. Crater of Diamonds State Park – is the only diamond-producing site in the world open to the public, and is a geological “gem” for you to explore and enjoy. There is a 37-1/2-acre plowed field, the eroded surface of an ancient volcanic crater that 100...

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Prepare For Emergencies Now

by on Monday, September 30, 2013 10:41:00 AM
Protect your pet from disaster

Prepare For Emergencies Now Have you created a pet emergency kit? If not, you should get something put together — just in case.  When you start putting together akit of pet emergency supplies, think about it just like you do with your family’s emergency supply kit. Think first about the basics for survival, particularly food and water. The following are tips from Ready.gov and should get you started on putting a kit together. Food: Keep at least three days of food in an airtight,...

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Pet friendly travel - Alabama - Horseshoe Bend National Military Park

by on Monday, August 05, 2013 10:10:00 AM

(Image from NPS) One of the earliest clashes between the U.S. government and the Native Americans took place here in March 1814. The leaders in this battle were Menawa, an Upper Creek chief and Andrew Jackson, commander of the American forces and a future president.There is a small museum in the visitor center that shows weapons, documents and a diorama. The three-mile drive through the battlefield where Jackson fired 50 cannon rounds at the Creek barricade. Another point of interest is the...

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Pet friendly travel Russell Cave National Monument Alabama

by on Thursday, August 01, 2013 2:07:00 PM
Pet friendly summer vacation spots

Russell Cave National Monument is an archaeological site that was discovered by amateur archaeologists in 1953 and it is one of the most complete records of prehistoric cultures in the Southeast.

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