Hosts : The immature stages are frequently found on small rodents such as meadow mice. The adults are frequently found on dogs (hence the name) and can be recognized by the distinctive white markings on their back. The American dog tick may become greatly engorged, achieving the size of a grape. In addition to man, the other hosts are cat, cattle, donkey, hog, horse, mule, sheep, coyote, deer, fox, wolf, wildcat, badger, opossum, rabbit raccoon, rat, skunk, squirrel, weasel and ground hog. Diseases : American dog ticks are the major carrier of Rocky Mountain spotted fever, which is less common than Lyme disease, but a potentially more serious illness. This tick has also been known to transmit tularemia, and to cause tick paralysis.
Sunday, April 7 – Paws for a Cause Zumba to Benefit the ARL 1:00-4:00pm – doors open at 12:30pm Gold’s Gym, Exeter $10 pre-registration/$15 at the door. All proceeds go to the ARL! Door prizes, raffles, snacks, water and FUN! Contact Lora at firstname.lastname@example.org or see her Facebook page: www.facebook.com/zumbawithlorafiore OR, you can also contact www.berksarl.org
PLEASE JOIN US FOR A PET FIRST AID WORKSHOP Next Monday night, April 8th, 2013 from 7:00PM to 8:00PM All sessions take place at Bernville Veterinary Clinic, Pet Spa & Resort, 7135 Bernville Road, Bernville, PA 19506 These workshops are FREE, but space is limited, so please RSVP to email@example.com or 610-488-0166.
The Hillside SPCA has dogs, cats, rabbits, guinea pigs, rats,and now they have 23 hens looking for new homes to call there own. The hen’s WILL NOT be adopted out for meat!If you would like to adopt one or two that’s fine; they don’t all have to go home together. If you would like to adopt a couple of hens please fill out the prescreen app found at www.hillsidespca.com Thanks and cluck !
In January of 2012, Sheriff Eric J. Weaknecht created a non-profit K-9 organization called the “Friends of Berks County Sheriff K-9”. The goal of the program is to help maintain and enhance the Berks County Sheriff K-9 unit and to provide education and awareness to the citizens of Berks County. As the Friends of the Berks County Sheriff K-9 association grows, they will expand their efforts to support the needs of the K-9’s as well as make the public aware of the contributions and safety issues in the County of Berks where the K-9 teams will serve. For more information, go to: http://www.co.berks.pa.us/Dept/Sheriff/Pages/FriendsoftheBerksSheriffK9.aspx
Bernville Veterinary Clinic continues its “Veterinary Medicine for Pet Owners” series with a seminar titled Public Health: Diseases You and Your Pet Can Share, scheduled for Monday evening, March 11, from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. Topics include intestinal parasites (roundworms, hookworms, Giardia and Toxoplasma), skin infections caused by ringworm and scabies mites, and rabies. Dr. Lee Pickett will present the seminar at the Bernville Veterinary Clinic, Pet Spa & Resort, 7135 Bernville Road (Route 183), Bernville. Dessert and coffee will be served. The workshop is free, but space is limited, so please RSVP by calling 610-488-0166 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Hillside SPCA has pets which are ready to be adopted! You can check out their website and search by type, breed, or age. www.hillsidespca.com This is Hercules and he is just waiting to go home with a wonderful family!
Friday, Saturday and Sunday, March 22 – 24 – Reading Pet Expo Greater Reading Expo Center 4:00pm – 9:00pm Friday, 10:00am – 8:00pm Saturday, 10:00am – 6:00pm Sunday Stop by the ARL’s booth at the biggest pet event in the area. They’ll have adoptable pets there and lots more. Once again, the ARL is sponsoring the Pet Costume Contest on Saturday at 6:00pm. Go to their web site for more information: http://www.horseandpetexpo.com/petexporeading/petcostume.html or www.berksarl.org