1Can’t ALL dogs swim? Years ago we learned, accidentally, the short legs of our Basset Hound Sadie are no match for a farm pond. Thankfully, we have float coats for pooches lacking even the most basic water skills. Their design provides buoyancy, safety and even advanced swimmers tire.  Best to be safe when boating when waters get rough (ruff?). The luminescent colors are easy to spot in any lighting. And…..we have yet to figure out why Sadie took a long walk off a short dock.

What Floats your Boat?

West Paw toys float your boat! All the West Paws toys float and are made in the US. Their discs, balls, bones and their other toys are 2perfect for water retrieval and easy to be add to your summer picnic basket. Don’t forget to bring along some clean drinking water for you and your pets.

 

Stop Bugging Us…

mosquio pic newsletter July 17Biting flies, gnats and mosquitoes are a bother to all of us, dogs and cats included. Mosquitoes transmit heartworms to dogs and cats. Heartworm prevention is a must and only available from your vet. For fleas, ticks and mosquitoes, we carry Advantix spot-on for dogs, Advantage for cats and home treatment products.

In response to customer inquiries, we now carry Wondercide spray for your pets and home. It is a natural repellant and insecticide for fleas, ticks, mosquitos and flies.

If you use a spray-on bug repellent please remember that dogs and cats are extremely sensitive to DEET and may develop neurological problems from DEET. Pyrethrin, a chemical derived from the chrysanthemum plant, and its synthetic equivalent, Permethrin, are often used for insect control on dogs and horses, but cat parents should be very careful as Permethrin is dangerous for felines.

Adoptable Dog of the Month, Daphne…
Daphne is a cute 3 month old gal. She is a Chihuahua mix and likes to cuddle. She has siblings available for adoption too. Daphne is available through the Iowa City 4Adoption Center, call (319) 356-5295 or visit www.icanimalcenter.org  to learn more about all the animals at the Center.