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Get ready for fall with Fido

Get ready for fall with Fido

Get Ready for Fall with Fido
 

If you’re anything like me, it’s likely that you’ve been longing for the cooler temperatures and colorful leaves of fall.  But, if you own a furry Fido, soon more may be falling than the leaves!  Fall shedding for your dog is right around the corner, and although annoying…..it is perfectly normal.
 
Dogs typically lose their winter coat in the spring, when it is replaced by a shorter, lighter one for summer. In the fall, this cycle is reversed, as the summer coat is shed to make room for heavy protective fur for winter. The change is most obvious in "double-coated" breeds such as collies and shelties. These breeds carry not only a protective long overcoat, but also a soft, insulating undercoat -- and they lose lots of fur from both in the spring and fall.
 
The amount of shedding varies widely from breed to breed.

Why purchase heartworm preventative from vet?

Why purchase heartworm preventative from vet?

Why should you purchase your pet's heartworm preventative from a veternarian instead of an internet pharmacy?

There is a very, very simple answer!  The pharmaceutical companies that make heartworm preventatives will guarantee their products when you purchase from your veterinarian, but will not guarantee products purchased through Internet pharmacies.  We know that nothing in life is 100%, and the same is true of heartworm preventatives.  Regular and consistent use of heartworm prevention remains our best tactic in the battle against heartworm disease, but it is possible, though rare, for a pet who is on heartworm prevention to contract the disease.

If your pet tests positive for heartworms, and your veterinary records indicate consistent use of preventatives and annual heartworm testing, then the pharmaceutical company is willing to pay toward your pet's treatment expenses, offsetting the cost significantly.  We have

Joey's Cute Pet Photo Contest

Joey's Cute Pet Photo Contest

It's that time of the year again where I get to have my very own contest - Joey's Cute Pet Photo Contest for all pets!

My friends at Bedford Camera & Video have generously produced a beautiful coffee mug and mouse pad for the winners to choose from. Now, because I think every pet is cute I randomly select the winners each week.  It is very important when you upload your photo to Today's THV website, include name of pet and where you live in the description. Eleven winners will be selected during the month of July and shown on Today's THV Morning Show.

This contest is for Arkansas residents only. Thanks for playing along! -- Joey

Joey's Cool Cats: 'Friday'

Joey's Cool Cats: 'Friday'

FRIDAY is a tabby brown mix that has some special needs. She gets around fine on three legs, and can be very affectionate. She is currently living at a no-kill facility in Hot Springs, and would very much like to find a forever home. She would prefer a home to share with that special human who is willing to give her a chance, but may get along with one or a few other cats who share a human.

JUNE is Adopt-a-cat Month: Each spring is considered “kitten season".  Thousands of newborn kittens will join the millions of cats already in shelters across the country and this breaks my little kitty heart. That means your local shelter will have tons of adorable newborns, as well as, older cats still looking for a forever home. Take it from me - cats are really cool.  And if you haven't already please have your cat spayed or neutered. 

-- Joey

Let the big dog eat

Let the big dog eat

Every golfer has heard someone say "Let the big dog eat!" when he has the driver in his hand.  An upcoming fundraiser adds another meaning to that old expression.  On Sunday, May 15, the Humane Society of Garland County is sponsoring the First Annual Humane Society Big Dog Golf Tournament at Diamondhead Country Club.

"Most people don’t know the extent of the work done by the humane society to care for abused, abandoned and neglected pets in Garland County," said Richard Smith, executive chair. "This is an opportunity for some golfers – and the whole community – to show that they respect the Society’s work, and want to help."

There are still playing positions available for teams of four and individual players.  The entry fee is $50 before May 1 and $75 per person thereafter.  The fee includes a barbecue lunch provided by Security Bank and prizes for longest drive, closest to the pin and other contests.

In addition to Security Bank , ot

PETA: Safeguard your pet during severe weather

PETA: Safeguard your pet during severe weather

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — As weather forecasters warn Arkansas residents to brace for even more severe thunderstorms, flooding, and possible tornadoes this week, PETA is offering important advice for ensuring the safety of companion animals should residents experience major storm damage or flooding and be forced to evacuate. Please alert your audience to the following information, which could help save the lives of cats, dogs, birds, and other companion animals who need to be included in tornado and other disaster preparation plans:

  • If a tornado is expected in your area and you evacuate, never leave your animals behind. If the tornado is a threat to you, it's a threat to them. If you seek safety within your residence, be sure to include all your animals. If the storm causes flooding, never leave your animals outdoors, tied up, or confined in any way, as they will be trapped and unable to flee rising waters.
  • Know your destination ahead of time.

The Hero on Horseback...Let Lauren Ride

The Hero on Horseback...Let Lauren Ride

A Hero on Horseback trotted through Central Arkansas this weekend.

I caught up with him in Malvern on a rainy Saturday and you can see his heartwarming story here.

But I couldn't let the opportunity pass me by--I asked if I could ride. Sophie didn't care too much that I was in the saddle...made me think about when a kid doesn't mind the babysitter because it's not his/her parent.

And yes, if you listen closely you can hear me flirt with Cowboy Chris.

Happy Trails!