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Good Dog! Coaching & Pet Care
We Love Pets, Just Like You..
Happy February!
Love is in the air! With Valentine’s day just around the corner be sure to be mindful of where you leave the chocolates and flowers. As you probably know, chocolate can be harmful for most pets as can be many types of plants and flowers. So, keep the holiday gifts up and out of reach of your pets. If you have cats, you know they can climb to virtually any height so be particularly mindful of where you place holiday plants and flowers. A trip to the vet can be easily avoided with a bit of proper planning and placement.
 
Speaking of Valentine’s Day, show your pooch some extra love by having one of our expert dog walkers come by for a fun dog walk adventure. Dog’s love to get out and explore, stretch their legs, go potty and read some pmail and we love to share the great outdoors with them. If you work long hours your dog could use a break. If you just can’t find the time to walk your dog, we’d love to help! Plus, you get to come home to a well exercised dog who will be happy to chill on the sofa with you. Leave the walking to us! This month we have one Sweet Deal to make it easy for you to give us a try.  You’ll get one Free Dog Walk Adventure when you buy one. That’s 50% Off! Who needs Groupon! Call us today at 404-422-9832 to schedule your dog’s first dog walk adventure with us and mention this newsletter only offer.
 
February is :
» Responsible Pet Owners Month
» National Prevent a Litter Month (Humane Society)
» Pet Dental Health Month
» Have a Heart for Chained Dogs, Valentines Week
» Pet Theft Awareness Day - Feb 14
» Love your pet day - Feb 20
» Walking the Dog Day - Feb 22
» National Dog Biscuit Day - Feb 23
» Spay Day USA - Feb 23
 
 
Hugs and Happy Tails,
 
Terie Hansen
Owner-Good Dog! Coaching & Pet Care
info@gooddogcoaching.com
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The Dangers of Foxtails and Your Pets
Foxtails -A foxtail is a spikelet or spikelet cluster of a grass, that serves to disperse its seeds as a unit. Thus the foxtail is a type of diaspore or “plant dispersal unit”. Some grasses that produce a foxtail are themselves called “foxtail“, also “spear grass”. – wikipedia
 
These “foxtail like” weed clusters have barbs that when disturbed, fall and work their way into the ground making it hard for the cluster to come loose from the dirt. The outside part of the cluster also harbors bacteria composed of enzymes that break down cellular matter. 
 
The danger of Foxtails (grass awns) in regards to your pets is that this invasive weed  commonly embeds in the skin, ears, eyes, underbelly, paws, nose, virtually anywhere on your pet. A Foxtail in a dog’s ear can perforate their eardrum. It can lacerate a paw pad and travel into the limb. They may also get lodged in the throat, particularly behind the tonsils causing great distress and even infection. Once in a dog’s nose or mouth a foxtail can even migrate towards the lungs, other internal organs and their brain! The bacterial enzymes will cause the animal’s hair and tissues to break down causing infection and abscess. Veterinary procedures including surgery is often necessary to remove a fully imbedded Foxtail.
 
Read more here.
 
Terie Hansen, Professional Dog Trainer, Pet Sitter & Owner at Good Dog! Coaching & Pet Care-may be reached at 404-422-9832 info@gooddogcoaching.com www.gooddogcoaching.com
Sitter Spotlight!
Meet Kim Lanum
 
Position:  Pet sitter
 
Best Part of the job:  The Pets!  I enjoy meeting new animals and seeing their personality come through. Working with animals is very rewarding as they are always glad to see you, love you unconditionally and will never, ever let you down.  As a stay-at-home parent, working with Good Dog!  has also fulfilled a part of me that misses the interaction with people that traditional work provides as well as the desire to help people in some small way to have peace of mind while they travel.
 
Hobbies:  I own, breed and show standard longhair dachshunds.  My family and I are the owners of four adult dachshunds and a litter of seven nine week old puppies.  On weekends when I do not have to shuttle my children to sporting events, you will find me competing with my dogs at American Kennel Club sanctioned dog shows.
We're Hiring!
Click here to apply!.
Pet of the Month
Sky is a fabulous and sweet cat.  Her owner described her as a "puppy-cat" and we would have to agree.  This little girl will meet you  at the door every day and is a joy to play with and care for while her owner is away.  She is warm, cuddly and very easy-going.  Sky loves to play with a scrunchie on a shoe string! Voila, a game that never gets old!  We were happy to have had the opportunity to get to know her and hope to see her again soon!
Recipe of the Month

 
 
Get ready for Valentine's Day by making your sweetie some yummy
Valentine Oreos!  Grab some Strawberry milk and have yourself
a sweet treat.  Maybe your kiddos would love to join you in making them.  They would even make a nice classroom treat for their Valentine's Day party at school.
 
Check out the recipe here.
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