Archive for August, 2013

Rescue: Maggie

Rescue: Maggie

This is a female boxer we received a message about. She had been living in the desert by Northeast Regional Park on McCombs and Rick Husband Dr. Neighbors were leaving food and water for her but were not able to...

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Allergies to Your Pet

Allergies to Your Pet

Many allergies attributed to pets are not from pets at all but are from other allergens like dust or pollen. Be sure an allergy is pet-related before re-homing your pet! This may mean having an allergy test done and having...

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Parvovirus: What is it? Symptoms & Treatment

[Copied from http://www.aspcapro.org/parvo] Canine Parvovirus (parvo) is a highly contagious viral disease that is one of the most common causes of diarrhea in dogs under 6 months of age. It first appeared in the late 1970s, and is one of the...

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Help-I can’t keep my dog…Here is what you should do before contacting a shelter!

Help-I can’t keep my dog…Here is what you should do before contacting a shelter!

[This article copied from: http://strayrescue.org/content/help-i-cant-keep-my-doghere-what-you-should-do-contacting-shelter] Do you need to surrender your Dog? Few things are more traumatic for a dog than losing his/her family. Regardless the reason, you should follow a few guidelines to ensure your dog is placed in a...

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Thinking About Shaving Your Dog’s Hair Coat For The Summer? Think Again

Thinking About Shaving Your Dog’s Hair Coat For The Summer? Think Again

[The following article is copied from http://www.veterinaryinsider.com/] Contrary to popular belief, shaving your long-haired dog (or cat) will not keep him/her cooler during the hot, summer months. Unlike humans, the skin of dogs and cats does not contain the vast network...

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Understanding Different Dog Tolerance Levels

Understanding Different Dog Tolerance Levels

Dog aggression shows up in numerous breeds, and it’s generally “no big deal”…unless you deny it, misunderstand it or exploit it. Like so many dog owners, we expect that our dogs have the potential to show some degree of dog...

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1st Annual Marley’s Miracle Run

1st Annual Marley’s Miracle Run

You may not knowing it by looking at him now, but Marley has more scars than many other dogs five times his age and not he was not a fighting dog. Marley’s owners said a landlord accidentally left their backyard gate...

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2013 Halloween Costume Contest. Yes or No?

2013 Halloween Costume Contest. Yes or No?

Welcome El Paso Dog Park group members! Here it is! Vote now. Also leave a comment below the poll if you have ideas for this year’s event if you are in favor of it. [socialpoll id=”13124″]  

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Animal Shelter Advisory Committee (ASAC) meeting tonight

Animal Shelter Advisory Committee (ASAC) meeting tonight

What is the ASAC? Source: El Paso City Government Website states Duties:  The ASAC shall perform those duties specified in Chapter 823, Texas Health and Safety Code, and applicable state regulations, as from time to time may be amended. In...

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Dog Behavior: Getting Along with Other Animals

Dog Behavior: Getting Along with Other Animals

SOURCE: Can We Help You Keep Your Pet? (Link: http://www.wonderpuppy.net/canwehelp/1others.php) Adding another dog to the household can upset the pack order, and might cause dominance issues between the pets.  A dog approaching adolescence may feel the need to test his place...

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