Amanita Phalloides is the number one cause of fatal mushroom poisonings worldwide.
Protect your pets!
- Find out what poisonous mushrooms grow in your area.
- Check your yard each morning especially in damp weather.
- Remember new mushrooms can appear overnight.
- Watch for mushrooms where you walk or run your dogs.
- Whenever you find mushrooms in your yard…dig them up, bag them and throw them out.
QuitDay.org, has a great guide on smoking’s impact on pets and how pets and families can be healthier without cigarettes: (https://quitday.org/support/healthy-pets/).
Also check out the American Lung Association, an organization that supports QuitDay’s cause: (http://lung.org/).
Another busy week as four puppies went to the New Glasgow Veterinary Clinic for our Core Vaccine shots. We are preparing to soon leave for our ‘forever homes’.
Not many good weather days for puppies, but on the days that were good, puppies spent approximately 2 ½ hours outside playing and came home ready to sleep for extended sleeps.
Week 8 brought visitors from the Congregation of St. Martha’s. Both Sisters spent a lengthy period of time watching and feeding treats to the puppies as the puppies played in their pen, turning up leaves and digging holes.
This week wasn’t without some puppy mischief as the puppies managed to pull the table cloth over far enough to allow the bags of ‘Goodies’ to fall to the floor. The puppies then proceeded to empty one of the bags, and went quickly from digesting the ‘Goodies’ to deleting them over the next few hours, leaving them and their caretakers exhausted.
After ‘Goodie’ Binging
All in all, it was another exciting week at Riverwest.
Week 7 was a busy week for Riverwest puppies. They took their first road trip, a return trip of 80 miles for their first visit to the New Glasgow Veterinary Clinic. Three crates and six puppies were welcomed at the Clinic for their first health checks, weight check and micro-chipping, not to mention the warm welcoming they received from the staff. Their weights ranged from 7.8 lbs – 10.3 lbs with the weights in between, at 8.7 lbs., 8.77 lbs, 8.95 lbs., and 9.7 lbs. All very respectable weights for 7-week old Entles. They live for sleep, play, and mealtime.
Escape to Lockdown
After a cool play in the snow
This week also meant a trip outdoors to experience their first snow and also their first attempted escape from the whelping box, which necessitated their being in lockdown mode for the short periods during the day and at night they are in their whelping bed.