Bernville Pet Spa & Resort offers deluxe accommodations for your pet while you’re away, including boarding, grooming, and veterinary care. Whether you’ll be gone for the day, a week, or longer, Bernville Pet Spa & Resort is your pet’s home away from home. We offer 44 guest rooms – singles, doubles, and oversized condos – each with radiant heat in the winter and air conditioning in the summer to ensure the total comfort of your four-legged friend. To learn more, go to: http://www.bernvillepetspaandresort.com/
The ability of the Berks County Sheriff ’s K-9 Division to provide assistance and services is very dependant upon donations from sources within the community. Donations of any size are welcomed! The Friends of the Berks County Sheriff K-9 fund is a component fund of the Berks County Community Foundation. The Community Foundation is a nonprofit corporation whose purpose is to develop, manage and distribute funding to meet existing and emerging community needs. Tax deductible contributions to the fund can be made by check payable to Berks County Community Foundation and mailed to 237 Court Street, Reading, PA 19601 with “Sheriff K-9 Fund” in the memo line. http://www.co.berks.pa.us/Dept/Sheriff/Pages/FriendsoftheBerksSheriffK9.aspx
Not only does the Awesome Dawgs Dog Park include a large playing field, but also a paved walking trail, landscaped hillside, a bridge to walk over, a pipe to tunnel through, a time-out area for extra-ornery dogs and lighting for night-time use. To learn more, go to: http://www.awesomedawgs.com/
Tomorrow! Crowne Plaza, Wyomissing ~ 7-11pm Casino Games ~ Live Auction ~ Silent Auction Chinese Auction ~ Dinner and Dancing A very special opportunity to honor outgoing Executive Director, Harry Brown Tickets are $50/each and are available at the door. For more information, go to: www.berksarl.org
FDA Warns Pet Owners on the Dangers of Xylitol Ingestion in Dogs and Ferrets The Food and Drug Administration is cautioning consumers about the risks associated with the accidental consumption of xylitol by dogs and ferrets. Xylitol is a sugar alcohol approved for use in many common products, including sugar-free baked goods, candy, oral hygiene products, and chewing gum. Xylitol can be found in many over-the-counter drugs such as chewable vitamins and throat lozenges and sprays. It can also be purchased in bulk bags for use in home baking. These products are intended only for human use. FDA is aware of complaints involving dogs that experienced illness associated with the accidental consumption of xylitol. Xylitol is safe for humans but it can be harmful to dogs and ferrets. FDA is advising consumers to always read the label on products and to not presume that a product that is safe for humans is safe for your pet. The FDA reports included clinical signs such as a sudden drop in blood sugar (hypoglycemia), seizures and liver failure. If you suspect your pet has ingested xylitol, some signs to look for are depression, loss of coordination and vomiting. The signs of illness may occur within minutes to days of ingesting xylitol. Owners should consult their veterinarian or pet poison control center immediately for advice if they know or suspect that their pet has ingested a human product containing xylitol.
Soft, latex toys can be shredded by a chewing pet. If the toy includes a squeaking mechanism, the squeaker can be easily swallowed or cause choking. You may want to remove the squeaker before your pet plays with it.
All cats must also be vaccinated for rabies as required by Pennsylvania law. All cats in our practice are also vaccinated for distemper and the upper respiratory disease viruses. Finally, cats that go outdoors are vaccinated against feline leukemia.
Last week was National Veterinary Technician Week. We want to acknowledge and thank our technicians for the amazing things that they do in our hospital and our community!
Take the Hillside SPCA Volunteer Quiz: •Do you love cats, kittens, puppies and dogs? •Do you feel a tug at your heart when you think of all the poor animals that are unwanted, abused or abandoned? •Do you have some spare time during the afternoon or evening hours? •Do you love animals, but aren’t comfortable working directly at the shelter, or have allergies and wish you could help? •Do you have transportation to get to the shelter or fundraising events? •Are you at least 14 years of age or older? (Or if younger, can you be accompanied by an adult guardian?) If you answered YES! to 2 or more of the above, you are an EXCELLENT candidate for becoming a volunteer for the Hillside SPCA animal shelter! www.hillsidespca.com
Sunday, October13th Pit Bull lovers rejoice! This event is for you and is designed to educate the public about bully breeds and to encourage responsible ownership. This event is open to the public and FREE, and while they are celebrating pits, ALL breeds are welcome to attend and participate! This event is rain or shine. Rescues & adoptable animals: Good Dogs, Green Street Animal Rescue, Cat Works Vendors: Lia Sophia, Thirty One Gifts, Nature’s Variety dog food, DAVR Chocolate, Mary Kay, Scentsy, Pinups for Pitbulls, Farmer’s Insurance, Oragami Owl, The Working K9 and more! For more information, go to: www.berksarl.org