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The Fur Seasons Resort for Pets Run For Fun

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Stuart - The Fur Seasons Resort for Pets was the setting for their awesome event "Run Fur Fun". This event benefits the Humane Society of the Treasure Coast. The Run Fur Fun offers an interactive day for the dogs and their owners while raising money for HSTC. Lots of activities, a raffle, silent auction, vendors, music and food! The MC for the event was Jay Spicer, Martin County Fair Manager!

Outside, there were two (2) Doggie Fun Zone Lure Courses, which were appropriate for any size dog. There was a Swim Party in the resort’s bone-shaped salt-water pool. Inside, movies ran all day, and the popular "No Jump" Clinic returned to help those with the pesky behavior of jumping on others.

Run Fur Fun Raffle Tickets could be purchased for $10 each, or you could purchase three (3) for $25. Each ticket entered you into a drawing to win a pair of round-trip tickets anywhere in the continental USA or a $500 VISA Gift Card and your dog could even win a luxury stay at The Fur Seasons.
It's was also only $10 to have your dog run either course or participate in the Swim Party.

The event was free and there was lots of parking for everyone who came out to the event.
For more information about The Fur Seasons Resort for Pets call (772) 286-8283.

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OUT2NEWS BARK BYTE TIPS TO KEEP YOUR PETS ON THE RIGHT DIET 

Article by: Latasha Ball

Does your dog have food allergies? Here’s why a limited ingredient formula may be the best way to accommodate her dietary needs.

Is your dog licking her paws excessively? Does she seem to be itching her ears or body at every available moment? Chances are she may be suffering from food or environmental allergies. But how do you know for sure? And if it is a food allergy, what type of diet is best for your pup? Let’s look into this further.
Food allergies: what are they and how do they affect my dog?

Food allergies are immune system reactions to a certain ingredient that your dog is exposed to. Symptoms can include itchy skin, hives, upset stomach, swollen facial features, and reoccurring ear or paw infections. Typically, food allergies develop when a dog has been exposed to the same ingredient repeatedly throughout her life. “Some think that rotating protein and fiber sources in your dog’s diet may help to minimize the occurrence of food allergies,” says veterinarian Dr. Bradley Quest. “Although this is not scientifically proven, it may help some individuals because the dog’s immune system is not constantly exposed to the same food ingredients all the time.”

According to Dr. Quest, a food intolerance – as opposed to an allergy – can occur at the initial exposure to a specific food ingredient and is usually not a result of an immune system reaction. “Food intolerances usually manifest as gastrointestinal symptoms,” he says. Gastrointestinal symptoms in dogs consist of but are not limited to a change in appetite, changes in stool quality or quantity, weight loss, and abdominal pain.
How to know if your dog has a food allergy

The best way to know if your dog has a food allergy is to talk with your veterinarian. He or she knows your dog best, and can properly diagnose your pup. Once the diagnosis is made, your vet may put your dog on a food elimination diet – a diet that involves feeding your dog a single protein and a single fiber source for anywhere from 8–12 weeks as needed. If you notice during this period that your dog’s allergic symptoms do not surface or reoccur, then you can rule that the allergy was not the result of the ingredients she was eating.

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HSTC Pets of the Week

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Harry:

Ten year old Harry is one of the sweetest senior kitties here at HSTC. He loves to talk to you in the morning and gives excellent snuggles when you’re in the need for a pick-me-up. Harry came in to HSTC as a stray at the end of August, so we don’t know much of anything about his past. He is quickly on his way to becoming a staff and volunteer favorite. Stop by the HSTC main shelter today to meet Harry and have him steal your heart. Harry’s adoption fee has been sponsored by Florida Native Grill Cleaning.

Grey Boy

Grey Boy:

Grey Boy is a gorgeous 2 year old high energy boy looking for a high energy home that will help teach him a few manners. Grey Boy came to HSTC from the Bahamas after Hurricane Dorian and he is the last of the dogs waiting for his new family. When he arrived in our care he was heartworm positive but has since received treatment and would love to continue his recovery in a home. He would prefer to be the only dog in his new home and we recommend that he not live with very young children as he can be quite rowdy. Grey Boy and all of his adoptable friends can be viewed online at hstc1.org.

Deidre Huffman - Adoption Manager
P: (772) 600-3204
F: (772) 220-3610
E: dhuffman@hstc1.org

W: https://www.hstc1.org

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PALM CITY RESIDENT TO JUDGE AT 7TH ANNUAL MASTERS AGILITY CHAMPIONSHIP AT WESTMINSTER IN FEBRUARY 2020

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Palm City – Palm City, Florida resident, Sue Barnett, is one of two judges for the 7th Annual Masters Agility Championship at Westminster on Feb. 8, 2020, held in conjunction with the 144th Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show on February 9-11, 2020 in New York City. Barnett will officiate over the 330 dogs in the Agility competition during the daytime preliminary rounds and the evening Championship final at Pier 94. This is her first assignment at Westminster.
Barnett attended her first Agility Trial as a spectator in 1997 at the Dalmatian Club of America National Specialty in Detroit. Upon returning home, she asked her Obedience instructor to “teach us the sport.” Her “Novice A” agility dog was a six-year-old Dalmatian that jumped in the 24” class. They attained their Excellent titles before he retired. Barnett has trained and handled six Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retrievers, titling them in Conformation, Agility, Obedience, Rally, Trick Dog, Field, and Dock Diving.
She was licensed by AKC to judge Agility in 2012. She enjoys judging almost as much as she enjoys running her own dogs. She resides in Palm City, Florida and Avon, Connecticut with her husband Ron and their three Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retrievers, Squeegee, Nautique and Biscayne.
All daytime preliminary breed and junior showmanship judging, and the Masters Obedience Championship at Westminster competitions will be held at Pier 94 on the West Side of Manhattan. The Group, Best in Show and Junior Showmanship Finals judging will be held at Madison Square Garden in the evening. The dog show is preceded on Saturday, Feb. 8, by the 7th Annual Masters Agility Championship at Westminster on Pier 94.

All Westminster Week events are presented by Purina Pro Plan®.

For the full Westminster Week schedule and ticket information, visit www.westminsterkennelclub.org

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Do Dogs Dream?

Whether or not dogs dream isn’t known with scientific certainty, but it sure is difficult to imagine that they don’t. We’ve all watched our dogs demonstrate behaviors in their sleep that resemble what they do in a fully awake state. Paddling legs, whining, growling, wagging tails, chewing jowls, and twitching noses inspire us to wonder what our dogs are dreaming about.

What we know about dogs and dreams

While our knowledge on this topic is very limited, the following known information helps us believe that dogs do indeed experience dreams. When we observe our dogs as they sleep, it’s just about impossible to imagine that they are not dreaming. Just like the rats studied by Wilson and Louie, it is tempting to believe that our four-legged best buddies are reenacting their recent experiences; playing at the dog park, sniffing in the woods, chewing on a treasured bone, and chasing squirrels.The National Institutes of Health says that Sigmund Freud theorized that dreaming was a “safety valve” for our unconscious desires. Perhaps he is correct, and, when our dogs sleep, they dream about catching the neighbor’s pesky cat, continuous belly rubs in conjunction with unlimited dog treats, and stealing the Thanksgiving turkey from the dining room table.

Almond Butter Cookies

Ingredients

1 Organic Pasture Raised Egg

3/4 Cup Unsalted Almond Butter

1/3 of an Organic Banana

1 Tsp Ground Cinnamon

Directions

Pre-heat oven to 350° Fahrenheit and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

Use a fork to mash the banana in a medium/large size bowl. Once mashed, add in the rest of the ingredients and mix together with a fork until blended. The batter consistency should be very thick and gooey – this will not resemble your normal treat dough.

Spoon out dime sized dollops onto your parchment paper and place in the oven for 5 minutes. After 5 minutes, turn the pan and bake for another 5 minutes.

Remove from the oven and let cool. These should last for approximately 5-7 days.

 

Pet of the Month Meet Oliver & Apple

Oliver and Apple

For more information call them
at 561-818-5025.

This Might Be the Best Way to Entertain a Bored Dog on a Rainy Day

Article by: Justin Palmer

If your dog is like mine, they are not at all fans of inclement weather!
The moment the rain starts, my dog’s personality changes and she becomes restless. If the rain lasts long enough, she begins to act depressed, moping around, begging me for something to do (or better yet, something to eat!)

About 6 months ago, I discovered a tactic that forever changed our activities when the weather sours.
Why “Nose Work” Can Be Your Dog’s Best Friend During Stormy Weather

For a dog, their sense of smell is absolutely crucial to their mental and physical health.
The term “nose work” was created to define the professional canine scent detection training activity translated to pet dogs. It’s an easy-to-learn, fun activity to engage in with your pet and has even become a competitive sport.
Nose work can help build your dog’s focus, confidence, and enhance general obedience training. Overactive dogs can use nose work to focus their energy into a productive activity (great for bad weather!).
Our Favorite Way to Get Your Dog Started with Nose Work
Our Favorite Way to Get Your Dog Started with Nose Work
While you can hide treats anywhere, my dog LOVES the Sniff Diggy™ Nose Work Mat, which was specifically designed to make sniffing out treats just challenging enough.

Simply hide treats inside the durable cloth fabric, and watch your dog use their nose and brain sniffing them out.
You can hide kibble or small treats in between the strips.

OUT2NEWS 2020 PETS OF THE WEEK!

Terry Pet of the Week

ALL PETS GO TO HEAVEN

Article by: Robin Hall – Out2News/Out2martincounty.com

There is a very special place where beloved pets go after they die. This is only a temporary location. But there are trees and grass and lakes, and everything they love. Here they can play and eat and sleep, even better than they did, before they died. Now, there are no aches or worries or dangers of any kind to trouble or threaten them. The only joy missing is their beloved human companion, you.

All health is restored completely, and all injuries are healed. Dogs and cats play with each other like youngsters, and they do not have time to feel lonely for you. They miss you, and with the special wisdom that animals have, they trust that this condition will get better. And they confidently wait as they frolic.

A wonderful day will come for each of them, when in the middle of playing they will suddenly feel something is different. And all their senses will be at the height of excitement and exuberance. They will sniff the air and look off in the distance where they recognize that dearly loved special presence. Then they will call out in elation, and with eyes shining and tail going wild, tear off at a full gallop, almost flying over the green grass.

The bond that we form with animals can be very deep and fulfilling, and the loss of a beloved animal can have an impact on us that is as great, or even greater, than the loss of a family member or friend. This bond is what makes our interactions with animals rich and rewarding, but also what makes the grief process so complicated. The grief can seem to come in waves, may be brought on more intensely by a sight or sound that sparks your memory, and may seem overwhelming at times.

After your pet has died or been lost, it is natural and normal to feel grief and sorrow. The amount of time a person grieves for the loss of their pet may be very different for different people. Although grief is an internal and private response, there are certain stages of grief that most people experience, and not everyone experiences them all or in the same order.Anger and guilt often follow denial.

Your anger may be directed toward people you normally love and respect, including your family, friends or your veterinarian. People coping with death will often say things that they do not really mean, unintentionally hurting those whom they do not mean to hurt.

Depression is a common experience after the death of a special pet. The tears flow, there are knots in your stomach, and you feel drained of all your energy. Day-to-day tasks can seem impossible to perform and you may feel is isolated and alone. Many depressed people will avoid the company of friends and family.

You will come to terms with your feelings. You begin to accept your pet’s death. Resolution has occurred when you can remember your pet and your time with them without feeling the intense grief and emotional pain you previously felt. Acceptance and resolution are normal and do not mean that you no longer feel a sense of loss, just that you have come to terms with the fact that your pet has died. Everyone experiences the stages of grief, grieving is always a very personal process. Allow yourself time to grieve and heal, and be thankful that your life was made that much better by sharing it with your beloved pet.

Memorializing a pet can be a healthy part of the grieving process. A framed photo or a photo album can help remind a pet parent of their pet. Some people keep the ashes of their pets and bury them in a spot favored by their pet. Creating a journal that includes stories about the things your dog did will help you focus on the good times you spent together.   Photographs record those special moments and lock them forever in time. Have a professional portrait painted as a memorial to your dog companion. If you enjoy gardening, plant a tree, perennial, bush or shrub in memory of your dog. Donate to an animal organization in your dog’s name.  Some pet lovers place a brick or stone with their pet’s name painted on it in their gardens or they buy specially designed and inscribed grave markers if their pet is buried on their property.

Realizing that a seemingly trifle, yet possibly most-significant part of pet ownership is doing the right thing for our pets at the end of their lives. Sometimes the hardest things to do are the best things we can do. Loving animals teaches us something about ourselves and so does letting them go…

Out2 Bark Byte is dedicated to Robin Hall’s – Owner of Out2News best friend “Teddy”. RIP 8/4/2015

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