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Desert Dangers: The Bark Scorpion PDF Print E-mail
Written by Stacy Mantle   
Wednesday, 23 July 2014 00:00

Today we continue our look into the deadly world of the Sonoran Desert, one of the most deadly (and beautiful) places on earth. We have lived here for over twenty years and are quite familiar with the creatures that haunt this desert landscape. Our goal in covering these animals is not to frighten you, but to make you aware of things that go bump in the night so you can learn to learn to avoid them. Today, we’re looking at scorpions.

Arizona is home to (at best count) approximately 56 species of scorpions. There is only one scorpion that can really mess up your pet if stung - and that’s the bark scorpion.  If you live near the territory of bark scorpions, chances are excellent that you already have them in your home.

When I first moved to Arizona, little bark scorpions would often catch a ride home with me after riding horses through the desert during the day. I learned first to always wear chaps while riding, second to always take my clothes off in an enclosed area prior to coming indoors, and finally to keep a vacuum and black light handy so I could find the little guys. This didn’t stop me from being stung, but I survived the ordeal with a few days of some pretty extreme pain.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 09 July 2014 23:01
New Cat Urine Extractor with Cat P Lee PDF Print E-mail
Written by Stacy Mantle   
Wednesday, 09 July 2014 00:00

We love our pets, all of them, in good times and in bad. Part of that unconditional love means dealing with less than lovable behavior. Like pet stains, spraying, inappropriate elimination and more.

Everyone is looking for a magic cure. We want something that completely removes the pheromones left behind, gets rid of stains, and eliminates odors. We need to make sure it doesn’t encourage the cat or other animals to come back and mark the spot again. We want it to be natural, preferably made in the USA, and most of all, affordable.

Well, good news. I have one for you.

Meet the Cat Urine Extractor...

Last Updated on Wednesday, 09 July 2014 17:17
Muzzled by Eileen Brady PDF Print E-mail
Written by Stacy Mantle   
Monday, 07 July 2014 00:00

When it comes to mysteries,  Arizona veterinarian Eileen Brady knows how to set the hook. Muzzled: A Kate Turner, DVM Mystery is the debut novel of this talented Scottsdale veterinarian and as far as we're concerned, it's a "must read" for any animal lovers who love a good mystery.

When Dr. Kate Turner takes a year long stint as an emergency vet in a small town, she embarks on a series of strange house calls - one of which includes the health check of a stud at the home of a breeder of prize-winning cavalier King Charles spaniels show dogs. But when she arrives, she finds 27 dogs running through the house and the eccentric breeders dead in an apparent murder-suicide.

Last Updated on Monday, 07 July 2014 17:43
DivineDuos and CompleteHealth Lines Introduced by #WellnessPetFood PDF Print E-mail
Written by Stacy Mantle   
Wednesday, 25 June 2014 00:00

Our cats are very particular about what they eat. They like a very specific type of food and it’s not the best food for them. So we were pretty excited when Wellness Pet Food let us try out their newest brand, Complete Health dry food and Divine Duos wet recipes. I want to tell you a little about this brand and encourage you to try it out for yourselves.

CompleteHealth Dry Food

We opted to try out the CompleteHealth Deboned Chicken, Chicken Meal & Rice Recipe - largely because our cats are big fans of chicken anything. Once we got the package, The Cog was anxious to give it a try. She loved the taste!

Last Updated on Wednesday, 25 June 2014 14:37
Keeping Indoor/Outdoor Cats Cool in Summer PDF Print E-mail
Written by Stacy Mantle   
Saturday, 21 June 2014 00:00

Cats are pretty resilient to weather, but the one thing that affects even cats is the heat. Despite hailing from the desert, cats are very susceptible to heat stroke and exhaustion. Whether you have indoor cats or outdoor cats in a feral colony that you care for, we have some easy ways to keep them cool in summer.

Encourage water consumption

Chances are excellent that your cat is not drinking enough water. To ensure sure your cat drinks enough, consider adding a pet fountain. Most cats prefer running water. Here are two of favorite fountains. We love the Drinkwell Original Pet Fountain and these beautiful handmade fountains from Thirsty Cat Fountains on ETSY (which hypnotizes Cassie - see for yourself).

Last Updated on Monday, 23 June 2014 16:14
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