Posts Tagged ‘My Pet First’

Here is a video on recent Pet Food Recall list-

Please watch this. It was very clear to me when Dr. Sarah from LIFE’S ABUNDANCE PET FOOD spoke about this. Made me feel more at ease and able to educate my loved ones that have cats and dogs. Also made me happy and relaxed that I am feeding my pets LIFE’S ABUNDANCE FOOD and treats.  Please share this with your friends.

Do you know what is in your Pet Food?

This video is very important for the responsible PET PARENT-

Please watch:

You can order Life’s Abundance Pet Food through MyPetFirst-Dog or Cat

Crying Baby gets soothed by a Sweet Cat

This is one of the sweetest videos I have seen.

Look at the baby’s face-looks darn content to be touched by a warm furry paw.

Chloe found her forever home!!!

Success! WOW! I am so grateful to ALL of you who helped make this Happen. It got a little dicey there.  I got calls from Arizona, SoCal & NorCal. Had a team of a strong community working their hearts out for this little dog! Thank you and Thank you again!

We found a forever home up in Northern California. Chloe’s new home will be with two women, (a couple) no other animals or kids.  One of her new mom’s is intending to teach her the skills she will need to be a companion dog! This is awesome for Chloe! We are so excited and relieved. They meet on Wednesday Nov 30th!!!!     Peace at last!

The way you can help out with funding any of these volunteer rescues that we do….please buy your pet products from our site.  We  are affiliate with many products that you already buy for your pet.  This way it keeps us going and growing for all the animals that need a voice. Buying on our site keeps us going. Please share with your friends. I know you will be buying PET FOOD. I know you will be buying Flea meds or heart worm Meds….as I know you care about your Pets like I do!

Click any link in the “products” tab we get paid. It’s that easy.

We also get paid every time you click an ad below this blog. We appreciate it!

****By the way PETFINDERS-a site that helps place animals, has scammers on the site, saying they will send you money for the your pet to have it shipped to them. Beware of these jerks.

Have you checked the RESCUE links we have provided for you?

We have made up a list (with the help of Haute Dog/Justin Rudd) of animal rescue sites.  All sorts-Dogs, cats, bunnies, reptiles, horses, pot belly pigs, etc. Remember to feed them the Healthiest food possible for their bodies.

Look at the top of our page and you will see the tab. Click on the tab after you read this. We will keep this as a Permanent Tab so you can come here anytime and see where there may be an animal companion waiting for you to adopt.

Pass this on to a friend who may be looking for a pet.

Many people are surprised that there are breed specific rescues.  Please don’t buy. They only way to curtail the Puppy mills and massive breeding is to go to a shelter and adopt.   So many wonderful souls made it their mission in life to rescue all types of animals-and look for new homes for them.

Do you realize that many people have given up perfectly good dogs to shelters or rescues? You’d be surprised to find purebreds at the local shelter.  Are you aware that mixed breeds can healthier?

Some people die and don’t make a plan for their pet.  Their extended families (if they have one) don’t want the pet. What happens then?  Hopefully someone will foster them til they find a good home. Look at the rescue sites.

Consider donating to these groups if you are not ready to take on a new pet.   Check out these sites (and I am sure there are more that we don’t have listed) first.  Make a pet happy with a new home. Open up your heart to the one that speaks to you, you will be so happy you did.  Remember to make a lifetime commitment to the pet’s natural life cycle, they are counting on you. Give them 100% and they will give that in return.

Pets make a wonderful companion for retired folks. Consider your parents as they age, it could provide a wonderful relationship for your parent and for the animal.

As the saying goes: WHO RESCUED WHO?

Such a sweet video of “your Best Friend”

Have a great day! Do you have a special pet you want to tell us about?

4th of July-keep Pets safe

Happy 4th of July…have fun and KEEP YOUR PETS SAFE!

Many Dogs and Cats get frightened and dash when Fireworks are around.    WEDNESDAY is the 4th of July and I bet those fireworks start popping today.


Remember to put your Pet’s tags/collars on this weekend (now) and I am betting you have your pets micro chipped. If not, you need to get this done.

Please keep your animals safe and in your house if you are going out. Be a responsible pet parent.
Turning on the radio or TV can help drowned out the deep “BOOMS” that frighten them.

Tell your neighbors!!!! Be prepared BEFORE the crisis that can happen.

With the Celebration of Independence Day in the USA, many animals are scared when the loud noise is surrounding them.  (see thunder shirt on the PRODUCTS PAGE, click and learn)

10 IMPORTANT things your dog will ask

10 things a DOG asks of it’s people……….(can apply to a cat)

1.   My life is likely to last 11 to 18 years.   Any separation from you will be painful for me.   It’s in my nature to be part of a pack and I hate being left alone.  Please remember this before you bring me home.  I am a LIFETIME commitment, not when it’s just convenient.

2.    Give me time to understand what you want from me.

3.    Place your trust in me—it is crucial for my well being.

4.    Don’t be angry with me for long and don’t lock me up as punishment.  You have your work, your entertainment, and your friends.  I have only you.

5.    Talk to me sometimes. Even though I don’t understand your words, I understand the tone of voice when it’s speaking to me.

6.    Be aware that however you treat me, I will not forget.

7.    Remember before you hit me that I have teeth that could easily crush the bones on your hand, but I choose not to bite you.

8.    Before you scold me for being “uncooperative” or “obstinate” or “lazy”, ask yourself if something might be bothering me. Perhaps I am not getting the right food or have been out in the sun too long, or my heart is getting weak and old.

9.    Take good care of me when I get old, you too will grow old.

10.  Go with me on difficult journeys. Never say “I can’t bare to watch” or Let it happen in my absence”. Everything is easier for me when you are there.

-original author unknown-

Dog Diet ~ Lymphoma

I spoke with a Veterinarian yesterday that makes Mobile Visits to the house if you want to have your Pet euthanized at home.

I have been doing my “homework” so I won’t be panicky when the day comes that I may need to make a decision to help my Girl.  I want to have my plan and be organized.  One mobile Vet told me that Lymphoma is not really painful but makes you feel crummy and lethargic.  That was a relief. Apparently (all five veterinarians said the same) that the steroids are a form of chemotherapy and will help shrink Moki’s lymph glands that are fighting the cancer cells.

It will not cure the cancer, but help her to feel better.  If she feels better and not suffering anything then that is good for me. I have to remember that she can pick up whatever I am feeling too. I need to remind her that with me missing her in my life that I will be ok and she can choose to “leave” when she needs.  My wish for her is that she have a peace and ease in her transition and I will be with her as much as I can to make her as comfortable as she can be on this last leg of her journey here on earth.

Moki is 16 or 17 years old and I don’t want to make her uncomfortable with tests, chemo, etc.    Today, Moki has more energy and I have cooked some special meals for her.  One Vet said to go to Costco (warehouse store) and buy the large ground beef package, make some white rice and add some carrots or spinach to the mix.    She told me that dogs with Lymphoma should have a high protein meal, with 75%-80% in protein.  Best ratio would be ~ 3 cups protein to 1 cup of rice, with veggies mixed in.

I also boiled some bones with meat on it and kept the water to put on whatever I am feeding her. She is diggin’ it!

My conversations with the veterinarians were very helpful and informative.  I am feeling better informed on how to deal with some situations that could arise in the not too distant future.  My Pet First!!!

MOKI is LOVED by many people! Thank you all for loving this great girl so much!

 

when do you know if you Pet is reaching the end of their life?

When do you know your Dog or Cat is near the end of their life or dying?

Celebrate with heightened joy and pleasure with all that you and your animal have shared in this life.  It far outweighs this ending stage when they need you the most.  It’s just another part of the prized relationship you have had over the years spent together.  Be with them as much as you can just like you would any family member when they are sick or dying.  Gently touch and pet them. Talk with them daily about your life shared.  Your pet will be comforted by your voice and your presence.

You may need to treat them like a King or Queen. That is perfectly okay to do this for them.  Feed them what they like and do it with a smile on your face.  It is a positive way to help them be comfortable.  Comfort your pet the best you can and make him/her as comfortable as possible with blankets and pillows, being gentle and mindful.

Some of the signs: They may sleep more than normal, stop eating, can’t get up to go relieve themselves, stop drinking, pant more often, get very quiet and still, or howl/moan.   Have they started to suffer? Is their quality of life tip the scales?  Often animals are quiet when they are in pain.

It may be time for you to make a decision.  Talk with your veterinarian; it may be “time” if your beloved pet is ready to transition.  If your regular vet is not open, find a 24hr veterinary hospital.  Do your homework in advance; don’t wait for the crisis, often we don’t think correctly in the panicky moments.  Your pet may be afraid or get anxious going to the vet, you know best.   This may not be the best thing to impose on them if they are already uncomfortable.  Many vets will have the names of other veterinarians that will make a home visit to euthanize so that your pet will have the best transition possible.  This can often be a gentler experience for you, your pet and your family.

This is a difficult place to be in and one of the hardest phases of owning an animal…make the right decision for your pet.  Do not hang on because you are having a hard time, feel the balance and ask you pet, “Do you need me to assist you today?”  They will let you know; please have the courage to take action if your pet answers “yes”.  You will know.  Look into your animal’s eyes and talk to their soul and listen with your heart. Be still in the quietness, you will hear the answer with every cell of your being.  Trust that non-verbal communication.

One of my cats was failing at the age of 17.  I told him, “I will not keep you longer than you want, just give me a clear sign and I will respect your wishes”.  After 2 months of watching him closely, he gave me a clear sign.  It’s hardly ever is a black and white answer or decision, this is where your brave heart comes to serve.  Tell yourself you are doing what is right and courageous.

Many times pet owners will keep their first pet longer than it is best for the animal.  In other words, pet owners, think they are being heroic if they help or hospice a pet to the last dying moment. There are different beliefs in “how long” to keep a pet alive.  Most humane vets will ask you, “What is their quality of life?” Let them die with dignity and not wait until they are excruciating pain”. Some Veterinarians will jump to that decision as they have become insensitive by seeing so many pets’ in their dying stages. You know your vet and whether to trust them with their advice.

 

The last step Being with your pet and holding them when they leave this life.  This can be one of the most trying times as a human being’s duties here on earth, being with a loved one as they pass and leave their body.  It is full of emotion and that is normal and natural and part of what being a live is on this planet.  Do you best to leave your tension and anxiety and be an open relaxed vessel for your pet to pass. Hold them when the vet compassionately helps them with the injection. Breathe and offer your heart, after all, every single one of us want to be nurtured and helped through the final door.

Death is a natural part of life. Have the courage to embrace the ride and you will be enriched by the experience.

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