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Tips for dogs and deer in springtime

By | June 4th, 2016|Categories: General, Pet Advice, Pet Safety Tips|Tags: , , , |

In springtime mother deer can be protective and territorial. If you approach with off leash dogs, your dogs may get a surprise charge or kick, and you may end up with a big vet bill. To avoid mishaps, stay clear of deer when they may be protecting their young and leave unattended fawns alone.   Deer attacks dog in graphic scene caught on video www.digitaljournal.com/article/294272 Deer attacks dog in graphic ... while defending their two dogs from an irate deer. The dogs were ... and you're the one at risk of serious injury or ... If your dog is not trained well on the recall command ( come, leave it) or you do not have proper/secure containment, canines are well known for chasing deer for miles and becoming lost. Train your dog consistently on the recall command.  Make sure to practice this training technique in different environments and with distractions.  Use a long soft cloth leash when doing your initial training so should your canine companion bolt you have a better chance of stepping on or having the leash get caught up on debris.    Remember to always use one word commands,  great treats and lots of positive praise for  immediate results.  Never [...]

Cold weather dangerous for stray animals

By | May 6th, 2016|Categories: Friends of the Bay Village Kennel, General, Lost Pets, Pet Advice, Pet Safety Tips|Tags: , |

Three darling Bay Village cats came very close to being victims of the bitter early cold snap that hit our area last week. Because of the rapid response, compassion and warm-hearted residents, each were rescued by different individuals or families in Bay and all ended up in forever homes. Friends of the Bay Village Kennel would like to remind residents to report animal issues to the Bay Village Police at 871-1234. Please remember to keep all pets safe, have identification and provide shelter and food. If you are aware of an animal that does not have the proper shelter, please contact the police or call Ruth Glasmire, president of Friends of the Bay Village Kennel, at 835-8139 for options on how to make or purchase outside housing for animals. Per public records requests the City of Bay Village has just over $8,000 in donations under animal control. This is item line 284. These funds are separate from what the Friends of the Bay Village Kennel have been collecting and expending on animals in Bay Village. The city of Bay Village has the potential to still accept a gift of a brand new kennel. The Friends of the Bay Village Kennel [...]

Do Animals Possess Instinctive Ability to Sense Impending Storms?

By | May 6th, 2016|Categories: General, Pet Advice, Pet Safety Tips|Tags: , |

Male Pronghorn Antelope in Saskatchewan field Animals may possess an innate ability to react to weather quicker than humans, but don't count on their behaviors determining how much snow is expected for winter or how severe a hurricane season could become. That is because while there are indications that animals do have advanced capabilities to recognize changes in weather, how far in advance they can predict such changes is still to be determined. "I certainly think that [animals] have abilities to sense that," said John Linehan, president and CEO of Zoo New England, which operates Franklin Park Zoo in Boston and Stone Zoo in Stoneham, Massachusetts. "I've certainly seen behavioral changes in the many years I've been observing animals, but how far in advance, I don't actually know." Linehan's experience working with animals covers more than 30 years and he has seen many peculiar occurrences in animal behavior as it relates to weather. Animals have more developed senses than humans, such as sense of smell and hearing, and that leads to their ability to detect impending weather changes sooner, Linehan said. "Certainly, many have a better sense of smell than we do; they can smell rain coming when [...]