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Just Winging It In-home bird boarding, bird grooming. House call services for birds, dogs, cats and small animals and pet taxi service.


Apparently there is some conflicting information about bird feeders and we understand a news story last night said to remove all feeders including ones for hummingbirds. We have had an uptick in salmonella cases, but this is NOT an issue we are seeing with the sugar water or in hummingbirds. Much of our area woke up to snow - warming areas with a heat lamp will keep your feeders from freezing and the hummingbirds will thank you. We are open today and you can call with any wildlife emergencies or concerns.


Steroids are incredibly powerful medications that can have very serious side effects for pets.


Veterinarians and pet owners can exempt a pet from mandated rabies vaccine if giving the vaccination a risk to the animal's health and life.


🎵 Here's a story ... about a bag named kibble ... ☢️

Which one of these brands would you NEVER feed your dog?


If you walk your dog on a retractable dog leash, you need to read this article before you or your four-legged friend wind up hurt.


It's extremely easy for small dogs to become overweight, so keep yours fit and trim by feeding the right diet in carefully measured, portion-controlled meals.


When dogs feel nauseated and are about to throw up, they often drool, lick their lips, swallow excessively, and stand head down looking worried. Many dogs look for or turn to their owners when they're about to vomit, which can signal alert caregivers to move their pets to a better location! In time....


John Ilett and his colleagues were working at a fish farm off the coast of northern Vancouver Island this week when they spotted a bald eagle in the death grip of an octopus and filmed the unfolding drama.


Just a reminder about all those “rawhide” treats you see ....


One man described taking the large dog to the vet in his car - before realising the mistake.


A recent study revealed interesting insights into the effectiveness of rabies vaccinations in young dogs, including incidences of vaccine failure.

Toxoplasma Gondii also affects Silver Lake.

Toxoplasma Gondii also affects Silver Lake.

Toxoplasma gondii can use virtually all warm-blooded vertebrates, as intermediate hosts, but only wild and domestic cats are known to be definitive hosts.


All that talking about HouseMyDog got me thinking would I use it? One thing that makes it tempting to me is the avoidance the kennel cough vaccine as kennels have to insist that your dogs are boosted for it, despite it not working.

I rang the two top companies, posing as a kennel owner, regarding kennel cough in dogs. I wanted to write this entirely ineffective vaccine out of my future insurance policy.

Both said something along the lines of “if you want to be insured for “all diseases” then your clients must get the kennel cough vaccine”.

I asked could I write this particular disease out of my policy and simply use good hygiene practices (the number one prevention for kennel cough) and maybe a disclaimer and they said no. It’s all or none.

This was disappointing, especially as a) you cannot prove your dog got kennel cough from a certain kennel. You will struggle to win in court as the disease is airborne, he could have picked up getting into your car at your house (got that from a solicitor running a more natural kennels in Canada who pushed it further saying with glee that she would counter-sue saying her dog infected her kennels with KC, not sure if she was joking or not!), but more importantly b) the average punter is often able to write out the core vaccines (parvo, adeno, distemper) from their personal pet insurance policy should they want to vaccinate (good) but not annually boost (needless) their dog for viruses. This option is not available to kennel owners.

This is bad news for informed pet and kennel owners alike. Just another example of how the pet market is corralled into making bad (but profitable) decisions for their pets.

It really annoys me how hard they make it to make good, natural decisions for your pet.

For those not using kennels often here’s what to do should your dog get the sniffles...


[Thanks to Dogs Naturally for the InfoGraphic]


Dog ear infections are so common, but do you know what causes them? What about the best way to treat them or stop them from happening in the first place?


Gabapentin's maker has paid billions in fraud settlements. Yet vets still prescribe it to treat pain in dogs. Find out why you want to avoid these risks.


Even conventional vets agree the possibility of these life-threatening diseases exists, so why aren't more vets taking the appropriate actions to reduce the risk?


This fascinating study identifies the top reasons why pet owners make the switch from kibble to raw meat, often against their vet's advice.


The FDA reports grain-free dog foods may be causing heart disease. Is it grain-free diets or is it an issue that plagues the entire pet industry? ...


Could your pet survive an emergency if one happened today? Collect these things today to give your pet a fighting chance if the worst occurs.


As cat parents, it's important we don't assume our kitties are looking for food when they're actually seeking attention and affection from us.


Four cats in Pittsburgh died after they were treated with spot-on flea and tick products intended for use on dogs.


Many veterinarians dislike discussing pet diets with their clients - probably because they receive very little information about animal nutrition in school.


Please protect these little hummingbirds...


10. Add a new native plant species to your garden. You just can't have too many good hummingbird plants in your garden or yard. Take an inventory of your existing offerings and consult a source of hummingbird plant information for ideas on what to add next. Good sources include plant charts in Enjoy...


Discover the benefits of bone broths for your pets, and watch Dr. Becker as she makes some for her lovely dog, Ada.


Learn how to get rid of pet urine smell and pet urine stains because aging pets and even the housebroken ones give you something to clean up from time to time.


Does your dog really need the flu vaccine? Considering the mortality rate is very low and most dogs don't get sick from it, should you believe the hype?


Think CBD Oil is overrated? All the research proves it isn't. Here's why your dog needs all those CBD oil benefits - for both treatment and prevention.


Do you have a snake, rat, ferret or gerbil and panic at the thought of traveling as a result? Here's what to know if you’re in need of an exotic pet sitter.


If you listen to the processed pet food industry, you might believe your small breed dog has unique nutritional needs, so they need different, special food.


Two companies will pay $7 million after admitting that they omitted poultry meal from pet foods or replaced it with feather and bone meals.


Are flea & tick preventatives like Nexgard and Bravecto safe? We look at these drugs and share natural options that are cheaper than flea pills for dogs.


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