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Description: It's the holiday issue of Sarasota Pet, the leading local publication for animal lovers in Sarasota and Manatee counties on Southwest Florida's Gulf Coast. In selecting our cover for this issue, Sarasota Pet contacted local animal groups to find the dog that has been in a shelter or with a rescue group for the longest time, with hopes we could find the pup a home for the holidays. Meet Winter, a shy, 10-year-old boy, who needs a loving family. Call 941-924-5070 if Winter's the dog for you!

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Sarasota Pet & Manatee Pet www.SarasotaPet.com 941-955-0136 3 an you believe that the holiday season already is here I don t know about you but it seems that 2013 has literally flown by and here we are ready to welcome the arrival of another year It is with a heavy heart that I must share the news--in case you have not yet heard--that in late September Sarasota s pet community lost one of our own at the age of 14. Sophia the Doggy Diva who has been part of the Sarasota Pet family for the past six years is now living at The Rainbow Bridge. Through her weekly radio show which was broadcast on WTMY 1280 AM every Saturday morning and in her column Diva Delights here in the pages of Sarasota Pet and Manatee Pet Sophia shared an important and timeless message about loving our animals unconditionally. She also was a vocal Candace T. Botha publisher advocate always addressing the critical need to spay and neuter our pets and she also wholeheartwith Toby Lucy and Riki. edly supported the noble and tireless work of our local animal groups and shelters all in hopes that Photo by Liana Roman the number of homeless abandoned and abused animals would one day be diminished. It seemed important that we pay special homage to Sophia the Doggy Diva in this issue. Perhaps the tribute which you will find on pages 36 and 37 is our way of saying thank you for the dynamic animated and unforgettable role she played in our community. The December January issue also includes a tribute of another sort. In celebration of Belspur Oaks Pet Crematory s 25th anniversary as well as the opening of a brand new state-of-the-art crematory and memorial center I wanted to offer you a sneak peek at the beautiful new facility in Sarasota. Time and time again I hear so many wonderful comments about the compassionate care and heartfelt counseling that owners Raymond and Barbara Bounds offer to community residents who are grieving the devastating loss of their beloved pets. I too have called upon Belspur Oaks when two of my own dogs passed away several years ago and I know firsthand how genuinely caring and concerned they are in treating every pet that has passed with the utmost dignity. I hope you agree that we are fortunate to have Belspur Oaks Pet Crematory in our community. Please take the time to read the article about the spectacular new memorial center on pages 38 and 39. This issue wouldn t be complete without our annual Ho-Ho-Holiday Gift Guide Now in its seventh year the gift guide is a round up of some of the best products in our local marketplace hand-selected by the owners of your favorite pet retail shops and businesses. Be sure to check out the gift guide before you finish up your shopping You ll find it on pages 40 through 46. And when you are out and about in the weeks before Christmas and New Year s Day and you stop in to visit our advertisers be sure to mention that you saw their ads in Sarasota Pet and Manatee Pet and thank them for making the publication of YOUR local pet magazine possible Finally I would like to take a moment to wish you and your loved ones a blissful and blessing-filled holiday season and your very best year...ever Until next time (and next year )-- Photos Connie Summers C Waggin Set Your Tail a Waggin Too Tails Grooming We GroominG Day Care Boutique We Offer No-Appointment Nail Trims -- Now Offering-- Small Dog Day Care 15 for a Full Day Cage-Free Grooming We Use Only Natural Biodegradable Products That Are NOT Tested on Animals Herald-Tribune Readers Choice Winner 2012-2013 First Place Award for Pet Groomer in a Loving Environment Blue Buffalo Do Treats & An g Food tlers Pet Odor Ex terminator Candles & Sprays Zymox Skin Products Angel Eyes Natural Ga rden Soaps Professiona l Grooming Tools &M uc h More -- We Carry -- Come Play s U With 3688 Webber Street Sarasota Florida 941-924-4462 www.waggintailsgrooming.com December 2013 January 2014 Sarasota Pet & Manatee Pet (Just East of Beneva Road) 4 ThE A rE of NA A S BEST S E TurA L PET LEcTioN food S Your LocAL GifT-GiviNG hEAdquArTErS Toys All-Natural Treats Collars Leashes Beds Bowls Water Fountains Games & More NEW Location in Bradenton 5770 Ranch Lake Boulevard Bradenton FL 34202 RiveR CLuB PLaza 941-753-PAWS (7297) 713 Honore avenue Sarasota FL 34232 941-378-4367 Check out our Website for Monthly Specials WWW.HOLISTICFORPETS.COM Join Our New Text Club Text HFP to 87804 to receive exclusive weekly savings Like Us on Facebook for Online Specials Save 20% On All Blue BuffAlO food Treats & Products for Dogs & Cats Now Through January Discount Expires 10 31 2013 Expires January 31 2014 Meet Dr. Dawn Martin... well as patients with severe liver respiratory or kidney disease or in complicated hormonal diseases (diabetes steroid or thyroidal illness). Q What are the most common cases you see among your patients By Martyna McDonnell Critical Care & Veterinary Specialists of Sarasota LLC Dr. Dawn Martin who is a board-certified specialist in internal medicine recently joined the team of specialists at Critical Care & Veterinary Specialists of Sarasota LLC. Here are her thoughts about the advanced care for family pets her specialty provides. Renal (kidney) disease is common in our veterinary cases and I have a special interest in managing these patients to prolong quality time with their owners. Gastrointestinal disease is a challenge as well and common symptoms of vomiting and diarrhea can be caused by such a variety of diseases. Gastrointestinal diseases also can be some of the most rewarding to treat as complete resolution is not uncommon when managed appropriately. life in a variety of diseases. Tracheal stents are an exceptional example of this as patients with collapsing tracheas can live normal lives rather than being unable to breathe. Use of stents for cancer patients such as dogs with bladder cancer has been shown to improve quality of life. Some types of severe deep infections can benefit from hyperbaric oxygen which also is a growing area in veterinary medicine. Q What area of your specialty do you like the most and why Q What are the diseases conditions you treat that are not commonly treated by a general practice veterinarian Q Describe a typical day while working in a veterinary specialty hospital. I really enjoy ultrasound and endoscopy also is rewarding because you can access areas that cannot otherwise be assessed without surgery such as the gastrointestinal tract the nasal cavity and the respiratory tract. Many of the diseases that I treat are initially managed by general practice veterinarians but at some point the diseases become too complicated or the patients become too ill to manage in a day practice setting. As a member of the pet s health management team my role is to provide concentrated knowledge in my areas of expertise to assess whether there are options for extension of life with good quality. This is particularly important in our critical cases such as cancer patients as There really is no typical day in internal medicine due to the variety of cases that we see. However the day always begins with a focus on each patient during morning rounds with the other doctors and staff allowing for collaboration and better quality care for the patients. Q What led to your interest in the veterinary field Q In your opinion are there any areas of veterinary internal medicine that might need advancement in the future While attending university I realized that I was interested in health care and was volunteering at both human and veterinary hospitals in an attempt to refine my decision. At this time I also acquired a puppy as an accidental result of love at first sight. After that there was no debate that veterinary medicine was to be my profession. A big area of present and future research is the use of stenting as used extensively in human medicine to prolong quality of Q What about your interest in Internal Medicine As a student I would come home after incredibly long days still enthusiastic about the cases on which I was working. I was not aware of this until I was an intern and finally realized that though I worked hard on the other specialty services I was happy to take on extra-difficult medicine cases even if I had a busy case load. I loved the challenge and the puzzle of internal medicine patients. By the time I had to choose a specialty for my residency application there was no debate. Critical Care & Veterinary Specialists of Sarasota LLC is open 24 7 for your pet s needs. The clinic is located across from the Landings south of Proctor Road at 4837 S. Tamiami Trail in Sarasota. For more information please call 941-929-1818 or visit www.criticalvetcare.com. 6 medicine at ecialist in internal a board-certified sp ta LLC. Photo here Dr. Dawn Martin ecialists of Saraso .ca re & Veterinar y Sp bunchwelunchwith Critical Ca riah Hilton www. and top left by Ma December 2013 January 2014 Sarasota Pet & Manatee Pet Pet Friendly Prices FREE Initial Exam Complete Wellness Care Diagnostic & Medical Care Dentistry & Surgery Soft Tissue Surgery Ultrasound Medical Boarding For new clients only. Not to be combined with any other offer. Up to 2 pets per household. Expires 03-31-12. (Cashier code 700.500) 01-31-14. Call us for an appointment or visit us TODAY VCA Lockwood Ridge Animal Hospital 359-3800 (941) 444-2088 Sarasota Pet & Manatee Pet www.SarasotaPet.com 3802 N. Lockwood Ridge Rd. Sarasota FL 34234 VCAlockwoodridge.com RCF 7 People Foods & Products That Can Poison Your Pets even in miniscule amounts. Dark chocolate also is pretty toxic causing cardiac arrhythmias seizures coma and death. Milk chocolate is less toxic but still can cause gastrointestinal (GI) problems and in large amounts can lead to the same health issues as dark chocolate. Caffeine--Coffee and coffee beans are basically a poison for pets just like chocolate. Make sure your pet cannot get into your coffee beans or ground coffee. Under no circumstances should you ever give your pet chocolate-covered coffee beans as a treat Tobacco--Nicotine is far worse for pets than humans although it is toxic to both. Nicotine not only will damage a pet s digestive system but also will affect the heart and nervous system leading to a rapid heart rate that can cause animals to faint and possibly never recover. Make sure to keep all tobacco products (including cigarette butts) in a place where your pet cannot find them and eat them. Xylitol--Most commonly found in sugarfree gum this artificial sweetener also is used in other sugar-free foods such as candies and baked goods. Even small amounts can cause pets to have low blood sugar in a little as 30 minutes. Symptoms which include vomiting weakness and trouble walking quickly can escalate to seizures liver failure and death. Fat--Large amounts of butter margarine fat trimmings from meat and cooking oils will upset the GI tract and may lead to pancreatitis. Even worse consumption of fat can lead to the failure of multiple organs and death. Pets do best with only small amounts of fat in their diet and they get that from their own food. Never give your pet a fatty treat. Peach Cherry Plum Pear Apple Apricot and Persimmon--The seeds of these fruits--as well as the stems and leaves of the trees-- contain cyanide which is very dangerous. The large pits and seeds of some of these By David T. Smith DVM Sarasota Veterinary Center he media has done a very good job of advising pet owners not to give their pets jerky treats or any treat made in China because they have been causing illness and death for a number of years now. However it is equally important for pet owners to be aware of common people foods and products that should never be given to pets because they digest them differently than humans do. A simple seasoning plant herb or fruit that seems harmless to us can cause serious health issues in animals and can potentially lead to death. Below are the top foods and other common household products pets should avoid at all costs Onions--When digested by pets onions can wreak havoc on blood cells causing anemia liver damage breathing issues and death. Garlic--While this popular food seasoning contains the same compounds as onions. it takes a larger helping of garlic to do damage. Cats are particularly sensitive to garlic. Chives Leeks Shallots--If consumed by pets these herbs and plants are as dangerous and potentially toxic as onions. Grapes Raisins Prunes Currants--A small serving of these fruits can cause kidney failure and severe liver damage. Do not feed even a few to your pet Avocados--This pear-shaped fruit contains a toxin called persin that is on the fruit the seed the bark and even the leaves of the avocado tree. Ingesting persin may lead to breathing problems fluid build-up in the chest and abdomen heart disease and death. Be sure to keep your pet away from these trees and any avocados you have in the house. Chocolate--Baking chocolate can be fatal 8 T Dr. David T. Smith Sarasota Veterinary Center. Photo by Keith Millard fruits also can cause GI obstructions. Bones--Everyone thinks a good dog needs a bone but in reality there are multiple health problems that can be caused by chewing on bones. They are in fact one of the most common reasons for trips to pet emergency centers. Bones cause broken teeth get stuck in the mouth and throat and lacerate the oral cavity and the back of the throat stomach and intestines. They also can cause GI obstructions which will require surgery as well as rectal bleeding. Buy safe toys and healthy chews and put the bones in the garbage where your pet cannot get to them. If you think your pet has eaten something toxic please call your local veterinarian immediately or contact the National Animal Poison Control Center by calling 1-888-426-4435. Dr. David T. Smith has been a veterinarian in Florida for 26 years. His practice is the Sarasota Veterinary Center on Cattlemen Road south of Bee Ridge Road and next to Burlington Coat Factory. Dr. Smith is a past president of both the Southwest Florida Veterinary Medical Association and the Broward County Veterinary Medical Association. He also was the medical director of two emergency and critical care centers as well as several veterinary hospitals in Broward County. Dr. Smith can be reached by phone at 941-3773031 for questions or inquiries or contacted online at www.drdavedvm.com. Photo at left 123rf.com Yuri Minaev December 2013 January 2014 Sarasota Pet & Manatee Pet G Sarasota s Premier Grooming Spa & Pet Boutique NEW TIME Sarasota Pet & Manatee Pet www.SarasotaPet.com E W RO OM LA Owner Groomer Diana Booth &S MA Custom Spa Packages LL No-Cage Heat Drying FURminator Shed-Less Treatment We Proudly Use Only the Finest All-Natural Grooming Products to Truly Pamper Your Pets RG E D OG S 6564 Superior Avenue Sarasota FL 34231 www.pawshpetgrooming.com www.facebook.com PawshBoutiqueSpa In the Gulf Gate Shopping Center 941-925-7906 The Doggy Diva Show 9 Santa s Special Delivery By Robert W. Rill Jr. VMD University Animal Clinic O nce upon a time there was a fog in the night and a bright star glistened through the fog. On the ground there was the glitter of Christmas lights and holly bushes and the sounds of carolers singing. The children had just been tucked into bed with dreams of St. Nick and what they would discover when they awoke on Christmas morning. Far away up in the sky there was the patter of reindeer hooves and that jolly old man shouted out his joy-filled words--HO...HO...HO...and a MERRY CHRISTMAS TO ALL While sugar plums danced in the little ones heads a vision of what Santa had in his sleigh for them kept appearing. Yes this year the jolly fellow had heard that many children and families on his list had asked for an ever-loving cuddly pet. Well would you believe it Santa filled his sleigh with puppies kittens birds hamsters guinea pigs and more. All of the animals came with their much-needed home care kits. After all Santa only wanted the best for each and every one. He presented each new pet with their own instructions for proper care during the holiday season--from Christmas through New Year s Day. Many things were considered such as proper housing a healthy diet a list of medical needs and information as to when they should see their personal doctors (their veterinarians). There also was a how-to sheet on proper training...and so much more. Santa was very thorough in being certain to include instructions for cautious pet care during the holiday season. This included ways to save the freshly decorated Christmas tree from the new kitten and how to help the new puppy handle any toys that the children had left around. And then there were specific tips on how to keep the new bird from flying into the tree the dinner table or even the windows with all the lights. And let s not forget Santa s words of wisdom about the very toxic poinsettia that Mom had thought would be the perfect holiday decoration. In fact Santa was so thorough that he included information for the New Year and all the possible celebrations and noise the new family pets might experience. Some of his suggestions were to start with crate training immediately on arrival under the tree so that the puppy could go to his crate for security when company visits. A new bird Santa said would love a cage cover to help him feel secure in a dark out-of-the-way place. New kittens too would love to have hiding places in their own special areas. Oh Santa wanted to point out that all the four-legged pets would need to be walked prior to company arrival or have a special rest room area for themselves. Also water would need to be available at all times as well as plenty of food to keep them satisfied. It might even be a good idea Santa recommended to give new puppies and kittens a small ticking clock or a stuffed toy to make them feel like they aren t alone. That jolly old elf loved his animals--one and all--and was very careful Dr. Robert W. Rill Jr. of University Animal Clinic pictured above with Miss Omega one of his Maltese pups. Photo courtesy of University Animal Clinic to only place them into the happiest of homes with the most loving families. Once he was finished and satisfied that his new gifts were set up and comfortable you could hear as he and his reindeer flew off into the night...HO...HO...HO... WISHING THE HAPPIEST OF HOLIDAYS AND A SPECIAL NEW YEAR TO YOU AND YOUR NEW FAMILY PETS Signed Dr. & Mrs. Claus & Friends Specializing in the medical and surgical treatment of cats dogs pocket pets and exotic animals Dr. Robert W. Rill Jr. owns University Animal Clinic an AAHA-Accredited veterinary clinic that is located at 8239 Cooper Creek Boulevard in University Park. For more information or to schedule an appointment please call 941-355-7707 or visit the clinic online at www.theuniversityanimalclinic.com. Illustration of Santa top left 123rf.com Eli Marinova Photo at left Miss Omega one of Dr. & Mrs. Rill s Maltese pups waits for Santa Claus. 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Ranch Animal Hospital 11105 Corridor Place Lakewood Ranch FL 941-926-0788 WEBSITE FACEBOOK Please visit us online at www.drhowardrand.com 13 Sarasota Pet & Manatee Pet www.SarasotaPet.com Fleas By Tamara Powell DVM VCA Lockwood Ridge Animal Hospital More Than Just a Nuisance No one likes to deal with a flea infestation. It can be disgusting to think about fleas and flea larvae living in the home and flea bites are extremely irritating. However the dangers of a flea infestation extend beyond the obvious. They can lead to terrible skin infections and potentially expose pets and humans to infectious diseases. Flea bites can be very itchy. However for a pet with an allergy to flea saliva flea bites can be unbearable. The itchiness can be so intense that dogs or cats scratch and bite their skin until they develop redness scabs or even open wounds. These lesions commonly develop secondary bacterial infections making the skin even itchier. This results in a vicious cycle of itching and a lot of discomfort. This condition is known as flea allergy dermatitis and typically requires prescription medications to treat. Flea-related skin infections are extremely common and a large number of dogs and cats are allergic to flea saliva. Fleas commonly carry tapeworm larvae. This means that if your pet is around fleas they are at a high risk of a tapeworm infestation. Adult tapeworms live in the intestines of dogs and cats. The worms themselves can be several inches long but a pet owner will usually only see small segments called proglottids which are small sacs of eggs that are shed into the stool. They have an appearance of a grain of rice or sesame seed. Typically they are moving and crawling although with time they will become dry and firm. You might see them in the bowel movements of your pet or you may see them directly in your pet s fur. Tapeworms can be very irritating to your pets and cause them to scoot or drag their backsides across the floor. If present in excessive numbers tapeworms also may cause vomiting or weakness. Your pets can get tapeworms by ingesting a flea which can occur any time they groom or lick their fur. Therefore the best way to avoid a tapeworm infestation is to be sure your pet is flea-free. In addition to parasites fleas can also carry bacteria. Sometimes these bacterial infections can make a pet very sick. I see this commonly in cats many of whom develop very high fevers. They also may experience anorexia vomiting weight loss and severe lethargy. Avoiding a flea infestation minimizes the risk of these infections. Some of these bacterial infections are dangerous to humans. Not all can be covered in this article but one example is Bartonella henselae more commonly known as Cat Scratch Fever. This disease typically comes from fleas and flea droppings although some cats may become chronic carriers of the disease once they are exposed. In humans the disease can produce fever chills and lethargy and also can cause the lymph nodes to be severely Dr. Tamara Powell VCA Lockwood Ridge Animal Hospital enlarged for weeks to months. Occasionally the disease can persist as a chronic infection particularly in people who are immunosuppressed. While not common there are fleas in certain areas of the country that still carry the Bubonic Plague. For more information about this and other diseases carried by fleas visit the Web site for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention at www.cdc.gov. Because of our warm temperatures and humid environment in Florida we face a threat from fleas year round. I recommend flea control for all of my canine and feline patients whether they spend time outdoors or are exclusively indoor pets. With so many safe flea control options available there is no reason for any pet-- or their human family members--to suffer the consequences of a flea infestation. Please speak to your veterinarian about the best options for your pet. Tamara Powell DVM is one of the veterinarians on staff at VCA Lockwood Ridge Animal Hospital located at 3802 N. Lockwood Ridge Road in Sarasota. Additional information about the veterinary practice is available online at www.vcahospitals.com lockwood-ridge. To schedule an appointment please call 941-359-3800. At left While flea bites can be very itchy an infestation of fleas can lead to a range of serious health issues including bacterial infections that can affect both animals and humans. Photo of scratching kitten BigStockPhoto. com Khorzhevska photo of flea under magnifying glass 123rf.com Judith Flacke 14 December 2013 January 2014 Sarasota Pet & Manatee Pet Beverly Hills Dog Multi-award Winner Four Years in a Row Suds & Roses Grooming s Give Them A Home for the Holiday Full-Service Grooming Doggy Day Care We GROOM CaTS TOO Only High end Hypoallergenic Organic products used professional Styling Done to Your Requests nail Trims ear Cleaning and anal expression Included in Full Groom Service Only 50 Through December 31 ADOpTiOn FeeS inCluDe Spay Neuter Microchip c Physical Exam c c Cats & Kittens We re C eleb Our 5th A rating nniversary 2030 Bispham Road Sarasota FL 34231 Located south of Gulf Gate Drive one block east of South Tamiami Trail in Gulf Gate 941-822-0888 Best Pet Groomer Best Doggy Day Care Favorite Groomer Favorite Day Care Favorite pet-Friendly Business of the Year Sarasota pet s Choice awards nattie awards Rabies Vaccine Flea Treatment c FVRCP Combo Vaccine c c FeLV FIV Heartworm Test Deworming Fecal Test c Ear Mite Exam Treatment c c www.beverlyhillsdog.net mspeejay beverlyhillsdog.net 2542 17th St. Sarasota Florida 34234 www.catdepot.org 941.366.2404 info catdepot.org See OuR COupOn On paGe 53 As 2013 quickly is coming to a close we wanted to take a moment to express our appreciation for you our valued customers. For the friendships that we have made through the years...for the stories you have shared with us about your pets...for allowing us the privilege of helping to keep your best friends healthy and happy...and for each purchase that you have made at Bone Appetite not a day goes by that we aren t filled with gratitude for your kindness and support. It is our wish for you that the coming year is filled with promise prosperity good health and many moments of happiness--for you and your pets. Kathy & Carol --Now Through December 21-- Come In & Select a Photo Ornament & Purchase a Toy Treat Bed or Other Holiday Gift for the Dog or Cat of Your Choice All Gifts Will be Donated to Canine Castaways & Vintage Paws Sanctuary 5275 University Parkway University Park Gift CertifiCates available S Happ y New Year T 941-359-1010 Monday - Friday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Open Sundays Through the Holidays 12 noon to 4 p.m. www.boneappetitesarasota.com Sarasota Pet & Manatee Pet www.SarasotaPet.com c Locally Owned Lovingly Opera ted 15 An Integrative Approach to Keeping Your Pet Healthy & Disease Free By Dr. Anne Luther DVM MS BA CVA Sarasota Animal Medical Center M any people wonder What is integrative medicine The integrative approach incorporates all forms of diagnosis and treatment including holistic therapies and conventional drugs and surgery if no safe or effective alternative exists. Preventive medicine is an important part of any treatment plan. Integrative Veterinary Medicine involves the lost art of medicine in which the veterinarian assesses the totality of the patient rather than addressing just the current symptom. All aspects of the patient are examined including diet lifestyle environment previous health issues and vaccination history. The proper medical or surgical treatments and their effectiveness are evaluated as well as alternative therapies such as herbs acupuncture homeopathy and nutrition. This expanded treatment program offers more options for therapy and often a better outcome. While this approach does utilize conventional diagnostics and treatment properly chosen non-invasive and non-pharmaceutical healing techniques plus properly chosen lifestyle changes can often effectively cure both acute and chronic illnesses. Of course prevention of disease is most desirable and begins at home at an early age. and rabies be administered at a maximum of every three years. While the rabies vaccine is reAnne Luther DVM MS BA CVA. quired by law to be given every Sarasota Animal Medical Center three years there are no laws affecting the other vaccines. Most of these vaccinations last much longer than three years. Therefore for these vaccines I recommend the use of an annual blood antibody test called a titer test. This test measures your pet s antibodies and determines if and when your pet might need vaccinations. If the titer is low your pet can be vaccinated if the titer is protective no vaccine is required. This approach allows only those vaccines that are absolutely necessary to be given only when needed. This is critical because vaccinations can lead to a number of diseases and even death. 3 Dental Care--Dental disease is the most common infec- tious disease in pets affecting over 85 percent of pets two years of age and older. Regular care including brushing is important to maintain healthy teeth and gums. Most pets need an annual cleaning at the doctor s office to remove tartar that accumulates despite regular home care. If you neglect your pet s teeth not only will he suffer from the pain that always accompanies dental disease but the infection Integrative Veterinary Medicine involves the lost art of medicine in which the veterinarian assesses the totality of the patient rather than addressing just the current symptom. After more than 25 years of veterinary practice I have found that there are three essential components that must be addressed to maximize health and minimize disease. from his mouth will wreak havoc with the rest of his body. Don t neglect a disease that is so easily prevented and treated. 1 Feed a Healthy Diet--Feeding the proper diet is the foundation upon which any pet care program begins. Just like you your pet is what he she eats. Most pet owners feed whatever is recommended by their veterinarians pet store consultant or a clever advertisement. However many of these foods contain by-products and chemicals that are not healthy for your pet and may pose a risk to your pet s health. Your pet needs to eat a healthy diet designed to maximize his ability to fight off diseases by minimizing inflammation in the body. The best diet is a natural food free of by-products and chemicals loaded with healthy protein carbohydrates and fats and filled with antioxidant-rich fruits and vegetables. These foods should be supplemented with healthy probiotics and enzymes to aid in a healthy immune system and good digestion. You love your pet and want him to live forever. Following the tips in this article will help you keep him healthy reduce veterinary visits for illness and increase the enjoyment you share with your four-legged buddy. However even when the best care is provided injuries and diseases do occur and an integrative approach to treatment is ideal. Combining the best of conventional diagnosis and treatment with alternative therapies provide the safest and most rapid recovery. At Sarasota Animal Medical Center we are trained in many alternative modalities as well as comprehensive conventional diagnostics and treatment. We believe that providing expanded treatment options and discussing all possible therapies allows you to provide the best care for your pet. Anne Luther DVM MS BA CVA is the owner of Sarasota Animal Medical Center 3646 Birky Street in Sarasota. In addition to office appointments Sarasota Animal Medical Center also offers veterinary house call services. To schedule an appointment call 941-954-4771. For more information visit www.sarasotaanimalmedical.com. December 2013 January 2014 Sarasota Pet & Manatee Pet 2 Do Not Over Vaccinate--Current research shows that most pets do not need annual immunizations. It is recommended that vaccination for core diseases such as parvo distemper 16 A New Year of Begins Here. 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It is not uncommon for the thyroid in the cat to become overactive as cats increase in age. Extra thyroid tissue in the thyroid gland referred to as thyroid hyperplasia causes the body to speed up as the effects of the circulating thyroid hormones thyroxin (T4) and triiodothyronine (T3) take a toll on the entire body causing multiple organ problems. Usually caused by a benign growth (known as an adenoma) this commonly occurs in cats that are older than six years of age most of which live indoors. Neither sex nor breed is affected but it seems as though the Siamese and Himalayan seem to be diagnosed less often than other breeds. Definitive diagnosis is accomplished by performing blood tests and reviewing clinical signs. One of the first things we see with cats that are affected with an overactive thyroid is weight loss and a voracious appetite. We can see the same symptoms in a cat that is diabetic. Consequently it is critical that blood tests are done to verify which disease process is taking place. Total thyroid (TT4) concentration is a highly specific and sensitive test for the diagnosis for feline hyperthyroidism. Occasionally additional testing is necessary to determine if there is concurrent disease. Ultrasonography and radiographs can help to detect heart and kidney changes that often are found at the time of diagnosis. At specialty centers such as university hospitals and referral facilities nuclear scintigraphy is performed by placing a radioactive dye into the bloodstream to visualize the exact location of thyroid tumor. It also is used to identify ectopic thyroid tissue--thyroid tissue in a part of the body that normally does not have that type of tissue. Marcy found that there were several options for Bucket and drug therapy is the most common treatment. Methimazole a drug administered in pill form controls hyperthyroidism but does not cure the disease. Because some cats do not take pills well preparations that are absorbed through the skin (transdermal) or formulated into liquid form and are made by compound- M arcy has a 12-year-old orangestriped cat named Bucket. Always a big chubby cat Bucket seemed to be slimming down during the last few months. He always has been a very active cat but lately Marcy noticed that Bucket makes odd noises at night and he spends a lot of time running throughout the house. Marcy was glad to see Bucket slim down but became concerned when she noticed that he was drinking lots of water and making numerous trips to the litter box. She made a mental note to talk to Bucket s doctor about it when she took him in for his twice-a-year visit. The veterinarian performed a physical exam and mentioned that there was an enlargement on Bucket s neck. She also mentioned that Bucket s nails were much more thickened than they had been on earlier visits but was more concerned that his heart was beating very fast. The doctor recommended blood tests and chest radiographs. During her consultation she said that judging from the symptoms Bucket could have developed kidney disease diabetes or an overactive thyroid. Blood samples were taken and within minutes Marcy was told that Bucket most likely has hyperthyroidism one of the most common hormonal disease of cats. Situated just below the larynx or voice box the thyroid consists of two flattened butterfly-shaped lobes that sit on either side of the windpipe. The role of the thyroid is to control the metabolic rate of the body. Each cell in the body is affected as the thyroid excretes two hormones-- thyroxine (T4) and triiodothyronine (T3). The excess hormones 18 Charlotte B. Sherrell DVM Laurel Oak Veterinary Hospital Photo by Cindy Reno ing pharmacies also can be administered. Still there are cats that cannot tolerate the drug and require a different means to control the disease. Surgical removal or thyroidectomy is a viable option. Hospitalization is required while the cat recuperates and there is a risk that laryngeal paralysis may occur. A third option radioiodine therapy is increasingly gaining acceptance as the treatment of choice. Radioactive iodine concentrates in the thyroid gland and destroys the thyroid tissue. Side effects are rare and the chance of recurrence of the disease is very low. A relatively new option available to cat owners is nutritional management of hyperthyroidism. There is a prescription pet food available to pet owners that is able to control the disease by feeding hyperthyroid cats food that is deficient in iodine. Marcy chose the radioiodine treatment for Bucket. Even though the cost was a bit high (treatment can cost up to 1 250.00) Marcy thinks that she would have paid much more over the years for methimazole pills and she was happy with the outcome. Bucket s symptoms have resolved and he is no longer making strange noises at night. Photo at left 123rf.com katrinaelena Charlotte B. Sherrell DVM is the owner of Laurel Oak Veterinary Hospital located at 8282 Bee Ridge Road in Sarasota. For more information or to schedule an appointment call 941-342-PETS (7387) or visit www.VetSarasotaFL.com. 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Max and Katrina had some hurdles to master as they were both new to the sport and early on Max was apprehensive about tunnels. In the beginning he would stop and rear up as if to say You want me to go where No way And in typical scent-hound fashion Max would run the entire agility course with his nose to the ground. These days he races through tunnels and runs with his head held high. Max loves agility and he announces it at every run--baying at the start line and standing on his hind legs and barking in happiness at the finish line. Katrina started out with Max at the Staten Island Dog Training Club but now resides in Valrico Florida and trains with Karen Holik a 10-time USA World Team member and owner of On Course Agility in Brandon Florida. Katrina and Max whose full name is MACH2 PACH2 Skylands Bugle Boy MXS MJG MXP7 MXPS MJP8 MJPG PAX2 OF have competed at four American Kennel Club (AKC) National Championships and have qualified for the 2014 event too. In 2012 Max amazed everyone by earning a spot in the Challengers (semi-finals) round and earning second place just weeks after recovering from an infection that nearly killed him. In March 2014 the Nationals will be held in Harrisburg Pennsylvania--and Katrina and Max can t wait to visit Max s hometown to show off all they have accomplished since the day he was adopted and brought in from the cold. Hera and COZ teach agility at West Coast Veterinary Center. Beginners are welcome and competition classes also are taught. For information about OceanWolf Agility or to schedule private classes or group training please visit www.OceanWolfAgility.com or call 941-321-9672. Photo top left Max effortlessly weaves through the poles during an agility competition. Photo by Phyllis Ensley Center photo of Max and Katrina by Furry Fotography Photo at left A composite photo of Max and Katrina after Max earns his PAX and PACH titles. Photo by Furry Fotography. 20 December 2013 January 2014 Sarasota Pet & Manatee Pet eagles are known for their noses but Max the Beagle has a nose for agility not sniffing. Now 12 years old Max believes age is just a number. He spends his days mastering agility courses and enjoying extra treats when his siblings aren t looking. Max hates to be cold and even in sunny Florida he often is found under a blanket or showing off his collection of coats. Max was not always warm and cozy. He was born in June 2001 in Harrisburg Pennsylvania and spent his first seven months in a crate mostly outdoors in the snow once his original family decided that he wasn t a cute little puppy any longer and decided to give him up. Life improved when Katrina then residing in New York surfed the Internet in search of a dog and found Max then called Leo. Katrina drove nine hours round trip alone in the sleet and snow from Brooklyn to Harrisburg to pick up this breeder rescue. 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The device connects to a water hose and runs on a 9-volt battery. When the bird walks in front of the sensor it shoots out a blast of water and scares the bird away. But be careful--the scarecrow is activated by anything that walks in the sensor s path. Years ago one of our customers purchased a scarecrow to keep her neighbor from feeding her fish when she was not home. It worked like a charm He was blasted once with the stream of water and never returned. Hanging reflective objects including mirrored wind chimes will work for a short time. The birds think that another bird or a human being is there because of the reflection but they soon get wise to the shiny objects too. By Lisa Burns Backyard Getaway Author s Note We asked you answered Here are the top questions our readers asked about caring for Koi and ponds with detailed responses on keeping fish and your own backyard getaway healthy Lisa Burns co-owner of Backyard Getaway in Myakka City predators will cause your Koi to lose their slime coat making them vulnerable to parasites and bacterial infections. As a preventative to help maintain slime coat on the Koi and to keep them from up taking ammonia into their gills the recommended rate is 1 1 4 cups of salt per 100 gallons of water. Keep in mind that salt will not dissipate and the only way to remove it is by doing either a water change or diluting the water with fresh water. Never add salt without using a salt meter to test the levels. Make sure you only use non-iodized pure salt. Morton s System Saver Solar Salt is what we use. If you have a problem with parasites or bacterial infection the salt--at a higher dose of up to 3 cups of salt per 100 gallons of water--will help eliminate several types of parasites and will help heal wounds caused by bacterial infections. When treating for parasites or bacterial infections it is very important to monitor the salt level closely and only keep the higher dosage of salt in the pond for up to two weeks no longer. Lisa is the co-owner of Backyard Getaway a family owned and operated pond service and retail pond and water garden supply business offering professional and personalized water garden and pond design installation and pond maintenance services. Open by appointment only Backyard Getaway is located at 2807 S. Duette Road in Myakka City. For more information or to schedule an appointment call 941-752-POND (7663) or visit www.backyardgetaway.net. Photo of Blue Heron top left Judith e Metal Photography Background image 123rf. com Viktor Klagyivik Question When adding algaecide to my pond the instructions say to add the treatment based on the number of gallons in my pond. How do I calculate the pond s water volume --Matt Making sure you add the correct amount of algaecide to your pond is very important. Adding too much could deplete the oxygen and kill your Koi adding too little will not work. Here is a simple formula which is based on the shape of your pond If your pond is square or oblong measure the Length x Width x Average Depth x 7.5 Gallons (Example 10 L x 8 W x 2 D x 7.5 1 200 gallons.) If your pond is round multiply diameter by itself x average depth x 5.9 gallons (Example 8 x 8 x 2 x 5.9 755 gallons.) I have a friend who adds salt to her pond. What is the benefit of adding salt to my Koi pond --George Question I keep hearing that the big birds will eat the Koi in my pond. I live on the water and there are a lot of birds around. How do you prevent this --Shivaun Answer are a Answer There when couple ofa tricks building Koi pond that will help deter predators. First your pond should be at the very least 2- to 3-feet deep with straight sides this will make it difficult for the birds or raccoons to wade in and take your fish. Keep in mind that Egrets and Herons are patient and may wait on the side of the pond for the fish to come to the surface. Koi are bottom feeders by nature so try using sinking pellets when feeding so your fish will not be likely to come up. We always install a Koi cave in each pond we create so the fish have a place to hide. They also have ample room to swim to the deep and wait for the bird to leave. Plants such as water lilies will also help hide the Koi. 22 Question Answer There are several benefits to adding salt to your pond both as a preventative measure and as a treatment for sick fish. 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All seven had been rescued from the tangled shrubs behind an office building where they had been living. together this year to save all the kittens along with an equal number of cats. They remain several hundred cats away from making no-kill a reality. So what steps can we take to make nokill a reality in our communities 1. Spay and Neuter--Do you have free roaming cats in your neighborhood Look for an ear notch or tipped left ear. If you see this the cat has been sterilized but may need assistance with food. No ear tip or notch The cat may need to be spayed if it is female or neutered if it is male. The mother cat had barely survived her first two kittens when she became pregnant again. Stepping in to help a woman who worked in the building began calling every humane organization in Manatee and Sarasota counties for help. Unfortunately every organization was full. Kitten season in Florida is traditionally long and this year is no different. Abandoned cats and kittens seeking refuge have prompted caring people to pick up the phone and start dialing for help. Manatee County has declared they are no-kill and they are working diligently to live up to their commitment but they are not yet there. Sarasota County has not made such a declaration but several humane organizations have banded Resources--Several organizations in Manatee and Sarasota counties provide FREE and low-cost spay and neuter services for community cats and or personal pets. Pick up a copy of the Animal Resource Guide at any humane organization in our area for a list of organizations and the services they offer including FREE and low-cost sterilization vaccines traps and food support. Or visit www.catdepot.org and click on the Resources tab to view the entire list. 2. Shelley Thayer Executive Director Cat Depot moms with small kittens. So if you rescue kittens please consider becoming a foster parent. Most healthy kittens are ready to spay or neuter at eight weeks and two pounds. Helping the shelter by becoming a foster parent is not only rewarding but lifesaving. Note Always keep stray cats and kittens separate from your own cats until they have been tested for FIV (compromised immune system) and FeLV (Feline Leukemia). 3. Rescue--If you find kittens look for the mother too. Please do not leave her behind. If you want to help take them all. Kittens have a greater chance of survival with their mothers. And grabbing the kittens will not solve the problem. The mother cat eventually must be spayed and if friendly placed for adoption or if feral returned to the neighborhood. 6. Adopt--Promote the no-kill movement and save a life by adopting your next family pet from a shelter. Together we can end the killing of animals in Manatee and Sarasota counties. Wouldn t it be great if we could celebrate this day within the next five years Why not Working together everything is possible. And every cat deserves a chance to grow old. Kitten photo by Lynn Rasys 4. 5. Traps--Can t catch the mother Borrow a trap. Check the Animal Resource Guide to find which organizations are willing to lend you a trap. These organizations also will help you with instructions food and even transportation if needed. Foster--The shelter environment is no place for pregnant moms or Dedicated to saving lives Cat Depot a nonprofit 501(c)(3) free-roaming facility is recognized for its progressive design and commitment to helping homeless abandoned and injured animals. Open seven days a week Cat Depot is located at 2542 17th Street in Sarasota. 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Dr. Michael Reinhart Jacaranda Animal Hospital Dr. Reinhart we just found out that a cat that we took in a year ago has feline leukemia. We have a two-year-old child and my wife and I are concerned this leukemia might cause issues with our son. Is he safe --John Well John many years ago that was a point of contention concerning zoonotic diseases or diseases that are spread through animals. Many studies were done to see if antibodies for feline leukemia virus were present in leukemia patients and non-leukemic patients as well. Veterinarians were a prime study group since our exposure at the time of the study was excessive. Thankfully no antibodies were discovered. The implication is that this is a species-specific disease and it is not spread to humans so the consensus is yes your son is safe. But this brings me to another issue. The feline immunodeficiency (FIV) retro virus in cats is the same retro-type virus that causes AIDS in humans. Fortunately no crossover to humans has been found and these cats have been used for studies for HIV drugs. Although no concern for infection for humans has occurred a recent development is amazing. Researchers have found that a protein from the FIV virus (cat) Q A Dr Reinhart my wife continues to give my dog her vitamins. She takes mega vitamins and I am afraid she might hurt him. Am I right or wrong --Pat Pat You may be right and you may be wrong. Most of these mega vitamins are high in B vitamins. You only can absorb a certain amount and then you urinate the excess away which is why you might be peeing your money away with these mega vitamins. This is why when taking these vitamins your urine becomes a dark yellow. But a concern is vitamin D which can be taken as a sole supplement or combined. This can be toxic within 8 to 12 hours if taken in excess leading to lethargy vomiting and diarrhea. The final result could be hypercalcemia and associated kidney failure. Decontamination needs to be initiated immediately if toxic levels of Vitamin D are taken. Signs of kidney failure can include not eating weakness excessive drinking and urination arrhythmias of the heart weight loss and even death. The primary concern is when a pet ingests a sole source of Vitamin D rather than a combined vitamin but either way the results could be devastating. Your best bet is to have your wife take her vitamins and only give your pet vitamins made specifically for him. Dr. Michael Reinhart is the owner of Jacaranda Animal Hospital located at 725 Shamrock Boulevard in Venice. For more information or to schedule an appointment call 941-497-1676 or visit www.JacarandaAnimalHospital.com. Pet-related questions for Dr. Reinhart can be sent to Ask the Vet Jacaranda Animal Hospital 725 Shamrock Boulevard Venice FL 34293. Or send your questions via e-mail to doc jacarandaanimalhospital.com. At left Vitamins formulated for humans-- especially Vitamin D capsules--can be toxic in animals. Photo of dog BigStockPhoto. com graphicphoto photo of vitamins BigStockPhoto.com twoellis December 2013 January 2014 Sarasota Pet & Manatee Pet 28 On Our Cover In By Candace T. Botha Ready to Head Home the spirit of the holiday season Sarasota Pet and Manatee Pet put out a special call for the cover of our December January issue. Our goal to find the dog that has been living in a shelter or with an animal group for the longest period of time with hopes that someone would see his or her photo on the cover fall in love and give the pup a forever home. An e-mail was sent to 27 local animal groups and shelters 5 responded and our own Star Search was over. Meet Winter a 10-year-old German Shepherd Dog Hound mix who sadly has spent most of his life in rescue. As a puppy Winter was adopted out from Humane Society of Manatee County (HSMC) but returned to the shelter shortly thereafter for reasons unknown. He never has been an aggressive dog nor does he have a bite history. His only flaw is that he tends to be shy around strangers. When Winter was about 12 months of age Page Knoebel founder of Satchel s Last Resort Sanctuary saved his life by pulling him from HSMC. He first spent some time in Page s home and since has been at the Sarasota shelter for the past 8 1 2 years. Several years ago Winter did have a second chance at a for- WINTER ever home when a young woman adopted him because she was looking for a companion for her other dog. After three months however Winter was returned to the sanctuary because he was not an eager playmate. And now after spending most of his life in a shelter environment Winter is ready to find a loving home of his own. According to Iris Eastman executive director of Satchel s Last Resort Sanctuary Winter will be the perfect companion for the right person. He is a very calm but very shy dog Iris says. Winter doesn t need anything in the world but his main person. Having spent a lot of time with Winter in her role as a behavior consultant at Satchel s for three years before assuming the role of executive director last year Iris says that it doesn t take much to make this older pup happy. He enjoys a nice quiet walk outside and comes alive in fields and wooded areas Iris adds. He also loves treats and always eats his food. Winter is completely housebroken and barks to announce when it is time to go outside. His preferred pastime curling up on a crocheted blanket--his absolute favorite-- and sleeping quietly on the floor at the foot of his human companion. 30 Winter s ideal canine companion Iris says would be another easy-going laid back dog. Satchel s Last Resort Sanctuary has a 13-year tradition of pulling dogs that have been overlooked or are destined for euthanasia simply because they don t fit the mold of the model dog. You cannot change a dog s personality Iris says and often shy puppies or dogs that show even the slightest sign of aggression are the first to be euthanized because they are considered unadoptable. At Satchel s our mission is to take in dogs and cats with behavioral and medical issues to give them a chance at a long and happy life Iris adds. It truly is the last chance for these animals. In an effort to increase their compatibility and adoptability all dogs that arrive at the sanctuary receive obedience training. It is a lack of good training and obedience skills that make most dogs difficult pets Iris says. The dogs that can be trained are placed up for adoption those that are unable to live harmoniously in a home environment have a permanent loving place to live out the rest of their days. All of Satchel s inhabitants--the castaways that no other animal groups wanted--are pulled primarily from animal services in Sarasota and Manatee counties and occasionally from shelters in Tampa and Naples. Some have been labeled aggressive others are suffering from medical issues that require ongoing care. Since 2000 it has been Page s dream to provide a refuge for overlooked animals. It was then that she first found a stray dog running loose on the streets of Chicago. She and her husband Michael brought the dog to a shelter only to discover that euthanasia would most likely be his fate. Horrified she brought the dog home and so began her quest to save innocent lives. Named for Page s own dog an Irish Setter who also had behavioral challenges Satchel s Last Resort Sanctuary became a 501(c) (3) organization in 2003. Initially leasing farmland located at 8101 Coash Road in Sarasota Page bought the property in 2004. With plenty of acreage to build additional indoor outdoor runs as well as a dire need to renovate the existing structures on the property funding to fulfill the vision is in short supply. Relying exclusively on donations grants and fund-raisers Satchel s--like most nonprofit animal groups--is operating on a shoestring budget with a skeleton crew of volunteers. Iris is hoping a capital campaign that she hopes to launch in the next few years will raise funds for much-needed improvements. If we can raise the money to build a new facility and hire more staff we can take in more dogs she says. Ultimately Satchel s expansion also will include an on-site behavior center that offers adult and children s classes to teach critical safety skills and how to better communicate with pets. Even with 62 dogs and 49 cats currently living as guests (adoptable pets) and residents at Satchel s Iris still visits local shelters or responds to an unending number of phone calls all in hopes of saving another life. At Satchel s Iris says our philosophy simply is that every life has value and every dog and cat has a right to live. Is Winter destined to be your new best friend To set up an appointment to meet Winter please contact Satchel s Last Resort Sanctuary by calling 941-924-5070 or visit www.satchelslastresort.com. 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Obedience tests were divided into three classes that are still used today Novice Open and Utility. To obtain a title in each class a handler and his or her dog must receive a passing score of 170 out of 200 points. The dog and handler must earn three legs or passing scores to get a title in each class. Trials are held nationwide. Most obedience venues have classes ranging from Beginner Novice on up to Utility. The pinnacle of all obedience titles is the Obedience Trial Championship (OTCH). Precision team work and a lot of years of hard work are needed to achieve this coveted prize. There are three primary classes needed to obtain the higher titles of UDX and OTCH and they are The Novice Class or Companion Dog (CD) title--This is the basic level that includes heeling on and off leash and a Figure 8 pattern directed by a judge that includes fast slow about-turn and halt commands. There is a stand for exam and a recall exercise and a long sit-and-down exercise that is completed in a group. The Open Class Companion Dog Excellent (CDX) title begins to increase in difficulty. There no longer is a heel on lead the heeling pattern and Figure 8 are completed off leash and the dumbbellretrieving exercises are introduced. There also is recall which includes a down or drop as the dog is running towards the handler. The group sit-and-down exercises are longer in duration and the handler leaves the ring and goes out of sight. For the Utility Class Utility Dog Class (UD) title the dog works away from the handler. Exercises include a moving stand exercise a silent hand signal exercise that includes down sit and come from across the ring and an exercise showing how the dog can leave the handler go to a point across the ring sit and then--upon the handler s command--jump over either a bar jump or high jump. A directed retrieve is when the dog must go fetch one glove out of three after the handler directs hat makes obedience training special It is not just the sit exercise the down exercise or the recall. Instead it is the partnership or bond that you develop with your dog. Obedience is more than a single exercise it takes a long time to learn how to teach your dog to achieve the end result--when your dog understands your command request. It is a commitment between dog and handler. Basic Obedience not only is needed to perform most dog sports but also to teach dogs to live in harmony with their families. Competitive Obedience on the other hand offers precision and complexity in training that many dog handlers enjoy. The sport of American Kennel Club (AKC) Competitive Obedience was pioneered by Helen Whitehouse Walker in W By Special Contributor Angie Schuhmann Sarasota Obedience Training Club Angie Schuhmann SOTC trainer with her dogs Smash at left and Owen. Photo by C. Botha (points) the dog to the glove he or she wants the dog to pick up. One of the most fascinating exercises includes scent discrimination in which the dog must find a scented article that the handler first touched then placed in a pile of eight identical leather and metal articles. There are several venues that offer Competitive Obedience for any pure or mixed breed dogs including AKC UKC (United Kennel Club) and ASCA (Australian Shepherd Club of America). Dogs six months of age and older that are registered with either AKC UKC or ASCA may enter a trial and compete. For more information about Competitive Obedience s rules and regulations visit www.akc.org or www.ukcdogs.com. Sarasota Obedience Training Club (SOTC) offers classes in Competitive Obedience as well as two obedience trials a year usually held in February and August. SOTC also offers puppy classes Beginner Obedience classes Intermediate and Advanced classes as well as classes in agility flyball and freestyle. Once you get the obedience bug and start competing it is difficult to stop. Happy training Angie Schuhmann has been training dogs for 21 years her favorite venue is Competitive Obedience. For more than two decades she has either trained or competed in Rally Obedience dock diving herding tracking lure coursing and agility. Her first competitive obedience dog was a Greyhound named Ramus. She currently is training her Border Collie Owen who is seven years old and Smash an Australian Shepherd who is 20 months old. 34 December 2013 January 2014 Sarasota Pet & Manatee Pet Saying Goodbye to December 14 1999 ate in September devastating news spread quickly throughout the animal community in Sarasota and Manatee counties Sophia the Doggy Diva a local canine celebrity and a vocal advocate for homeless and abandoned animals everywhere wagged her tail for the very last time before journeying to the Rainbow Bridge. She passed peacefully at home at the age of 14 years in the tender and loving embrace of her family. Famed for her diva-licious dresses a passion for anything pink and a nearly insatiable appetite for treats and goodies Sophia loved the spotlight and became quite accustomed to posing for photographs. She did in fact prefer to work with professional photographers and often grew quite impatient with amateurs But life was not always pearl necklaces and pretty dresses for Sophia. She herself was a rescue pup who spent her early years chained to a tree outdoors alone in a backyard. Fortunately an animal lover finally freed the sad neglected Italian Greyhound and brought her to a local shelter where she awaited adoption hoping and praying for a life filled with love. And then fate played its hand and Sophia soon found her forever home with a couple that had a special place in their hearts for dogs that suffered with abandonment issues or from a variety of illnesses. Adopting the outcasts was their calling. For her new parents it was love at first sight. For Sophia it was that...and so much more. She knew that she had been rescued and up until the moment she took her very last breath she was eternally grateful. Her lifelong wish in fact was that all abused and abandoned animal would find forever homes of their own. It wasn t long after Sophia s adoption became official that her parents realized that destiny had more in store for this young pup. Her own tragic start in life inspired her parents to make Sophia the voice for homeless animals everywhere. In her nine years as the star of her own Saturday morn- L Photo by Con nie Summers Photo by Connie Summers Photo by Cand ace T. Botha Sophia the Doggy Diva ing radio broadcast The Doggy Diva Show and as the eminent author of her own column Diva Delights for the past six years in Sarasota Pet and Manatee Pet Sophia touched the lives of so many people not only here in our community but also throughout the country. Her message of paying it forward spaying and neutering pets supporting local rescue efforts by adopting fostering volunteering and donating and loving animals unconditionally as they love us was heard--and read--by thousands. Her commitment to the cause and her diligence in sharing her message has earned The Doggy Diva Show four consecutive firstplace awards as the Best Pet Radio Show in Sarasota Pet s Choice Awards. It is a powerful message that needs to be told over and over again. In celebration of Sophia s life a memorial service was held on Sunday November 10 at Vintage Paws Sanctuary s memorial garden at ACE Pet Resort in Sarasota. About 30 people gathered to bid Sophia farewell. Pink ribbons were tied on the branches of a newly planted tree that had been donated by Canine Castaways as a special tribute to Sophia and an engraved brick was placed in the memorial garden in her honor. Victor Baut played classical guitar and Rev. Amy Zehe of Unity of Sarasota officiated the service before blessing all of the dogs that were there beside their owners to pay their respects. Undeniably Sophia s presence was felt that day by all who attended surely she was there in spirit. As all celebrities are aware the show must go on and thankfully The Doggy Diva Show will continue to air each Saturday morning on WTMY 1280 AM in a brand new time slot--9 00 a.m. And Diva Delights also will be back in the February March 2014 issues of Sarasota Pet and Manatee Pet with Sophia s sisters Style and Francesca taking over editorial duties. Fourteen years--for Sophia it was a lifetime for those who loved her it was not nearly long enough. Sophia you will be missed but always remembered. Photo by Connie S umme September 28 2013 rs Photo by Connie Summers Photo by Canda ce T. Botha Photo by Cand ace T. Botha Celebrating 25 Years of Unparalleled End-of-Life Pet Care in a Brand New State-of-the Art Memorial Center By Candace T. Botha F or Belspur Oaks Pet Crematory 2013 has been a year of extraordinary significance. In addition to celebrating 25 years of consummate service as the leading pet crematory in Southwest Florida owners Raymond and Barbara Bounds have realized a long-held vision of purchasing a building and creating a memorial center of their very own. Weary of paying rent in a building that was not well maintained and was situated on property with no aesthetic value the couple began the arduous search for a new location last year. Acquiring property of our own not only allowed us the freedom to expand but also gave us complete control of the building s appearance Raymond comments. For many years we have wanted a more modern facility that also offered a more welcoming and comforting ambiance for our clients. After months of construction and renovations that were completed to the Bounds exact specifications the new memorial center--which is double the size of the former facility--officially became operational in October. Inside the front door of the 6 000 square-foot facility which is located at 2122 Whitfield Park Avenue in Sarasota a waiting Photos courtesy of Belspur Oaks Pet Crematory room decorated in warm earth tones and furnished with comfortable couches provides a quiet space where grieving pet owners can gather to wait for their pets cremains. Adjacent to the waiting room is a showroom where an extensive assortment of urns are on display should pet owners wish to select a different urn. Most of our clients are very pleased with the beautifully engraved wooden box that is part of our most popular cremation package Barbara says. Our intention is never to sell our clients other urns but to make them aware of the extensive range of options for memorializing their pets that are available. Pet owners also can find a selection of urns and pet loss products online at Belspur Oaks Web site www.BelspurOaks.com. The showroom also serves as a quiet place where pet owners can hold an intimate memorial service or spend a few final moments with their pets in private viewings prior to cremation. To complement the purchase of the new building the Bounds also bought three state-of-the-art computer-controlled cremation units. The fuel-efficient crematories also are environmentally friendly using only natural gas. Both the upgrade in equipment and the addition of a third cremation unit enables Belspur Oaks to increase efficiency and return each pet s cremains to the owner more quickly. Cremations completed same day or within 24 hours always 38 December 2013 January 2014 Sarasota Pet & Manatee Pet have been standard procedure at Belspur Oaks Pet Crematory. Equally important is the crematory s three-step identification system that includes thorough documentation with a three-part form and a tracking tag that stays with the pet through each stage of the cremation process so pet owners are assured that they only receive the remains of their pets. Outdoors at the new facility the property features a much larger parking lot shaded by four magnificent oak trees. To the left of the memorial center is a large grassy area where Ray- bara also include a comforting grief booklet with each cremation package. The booklet complete with colorful photos and inspiring quotations has received many compliments from both pet owners and veterinarians alike. Community residents who wish to have their pets cremated have three options they can contact their veterinarians who will handle the arrangements they can call Belspur Oaks Pet Crematory directly or they can contact Vet Care Express Animal mond and Barbara plan to create a Remembrance Garden. Our vision is to create a peaceful private area where pet owners can spend time in reflection and find solace as they mourn the loss of their pets. Barbara says. For both Raymond and Barbara the Remembrance Garden which is slated for completion by next spring will exemplify the care and compassion they offer grieving pet owners. It was in fact their own experience years ago when their beloved cat that had passed away was returned to them in a empty pet food bag that had been sealed with duct tape that Barbara and Raymond made the decision to offer animal owners a more dignified and respectful end-of-life experience for their pets. The passing of a pet is devastating and for some can be more distressing than the loss of a human Barbara says. We are here to listen and to help pet owners move forward and find peace. In addition to the newly designed memorial center Belspur Oaks Pet Crematory now also offers extended grief services. Longtime supporters of Bentley s House a Sarasota-based pet loss support group that meets on the third Thursday of each month at Unity of Sarasota on Proctor Road Raymond and Bar- Ambulance who will transport the deceased pet to Belspur Oaks. It takes true commitment to work in a difficult and often stressful industry for so many years. But despite the heartache they experience in dealing with death day after day Raymond and Barbara are proud of the legacy of quality care that has become the hallmark of Belspur Oaks Pet Crematory. It makes me feel so good inside to know that I am helping people who are really hurting Barbara says. The positive feedback that we have received consistently through the years verifies that we are providing a much-needed service with love care and dignity. I know that we are doing the right thing in our community Barbara adds. You have to have a passion for helping people to do this kind of work or you just won t last. What more could you ask for from the people with whom you entrust your pet when it s time to say your final goodbye Belspur Oaks Pet Crematory s new memorial center is located at 2122 Whitfield Park Avenue in Sarasota. For more information call 941-751-5044 or visit www.BelspurOaks.com. Sarasota Pet & Manatee Pet www.SarasotaPet.com 39 The 7th Annual Ho-Ho-Holiday Gift Guide Give a gift that gives back The folks at Life is Good donate 10 percent of the company s annual net profits to help kids suffering from poverty illness and violence. So send a clever holiday message with one of the long-sleeved T s or a night shirt (at center) pictured here and help save lives Part of the new holiday collection the shirts at left are made in the USA of 100% cotton and are sized from small to extra large. Prices range from 25.99 to 31.99. Holistic for Pets 713 Honore Avenue in Sarasota & River Club Plaza 5770 Ranch Lake Boulevard Bradenton Present a gift unlike any other--a custom portrait of your friend or family member s pet Two self-taught artists from Tampa can work from a photo and create a vivid and playful masterpiece that will be treasured for years to come. A 16 x 20-inch custom canvas is priced at 549. Not in your budget Not to worry The artists also offer their KromaLife Dog Art Collection of prints featuring more than 50 breeds of dogs. Beautifully matted and ready to frame each print is available in sizes up to 16 x 20-inches. Prices start at 30 for an 8 x 10-inch print. Canvases up to 16 x 20-inches also are available and only can be found in Sarasota at Wet Noses. Wet Noses 1465 Main Street Downtown Sarasota All the Season s Best...to Give & Receive Can you imagine a cozier place to rest one s head or a fluffier way to pamper one s feet In 300-thread count the pillowcases are tucked in sacks made of matching fabric--perfect for gift giving. And take your pick these dreamy pillowcases come in both Sleeps with Cats and Sleeps with Dogs styles. To warm the toes the uber-comfy paw print slippers feature a Memory Foam sole and are available in three sizes--small medium and large. Sold separately both the pillowcases and slippers are priced at 25.99. Bone Appetite 5275 University Parkway (in the Kohl s Shopping Plaza) University Park. Every good little four-legged girl or boy deserves a brand new holiday toy At left West Paw s new seasonal collection of toys feature both stuffed and unstuffed playthings that are oh-so-soft and holiday colorful Both durable and washable the toys are handcrafted in the state of Montana. Prices range from 9.99 to 15.99. Amy s Natural Pet Pantry Blackburn Point Plaza 1078 S. Tamiami Trail Osprey Gift giving for feline lovers couldn t be easier at Cat Depot s Supply & Gift Store New this year--two gift baskets that are packed and shipped for you. All you have to do is make a phone call or shop online at www.catdepot.org The Cat Lovers Gift Basket pictured top right includes a Cat Depot thermal cup and lid a magnetic list pad and Cat Depot pen KB socks a wine bottle stopper napkins and black cat note cards. The price is 58.00 and includes taxes and shipping charges The Kitty Gift Basket at right includes toys and treats including Laser Chase YEOWWW Stinkies Catnip Sardines and YEOWWW Catnip Mini mylar balls sponge soccer balls feather flips and Snack n Chicken Treats. The price is 35.00 with taxes and shipping. Cat Depot s Supply & Gift Store 2542 17th Street Sarasota Picture this A colorful T-shirt and complementary baseball cap that help to support Vintage Paws Sanctuary s lifesaving work with senior dogs...could there be a better gift With captivating artwork lovingly designed by local artist Evelyn McCorristin Peters of Barking Dog Creations the T-shirt is made of high-quality 100% pre-shrunk cotton and available in sizes from small to 4X. Both the cap and T-shirt are priced at 20 all proceeds benefit the senior pups at Vintage Paws Sanctuary. Vintage Paws Sanctuary at ACE Pet Resort 7950 SR 72 (Clark Road) Sarasota Give a gift that supports local authors and artists in our community For young book lovers on your list here are two great reads Molly by Golly The Legend of Molly Williams America s First Female Firefighter (priced at 16.95) and It s a Firefly Night (priced at 12.99). Both beautifully illustrated books have been penned by Sarasota author and animal lover Dianne Ochiltree. Chances are you ll enjoy reading them too Beverly Hills Dog 2030 Bispham Road Sarasota Who says cats don t like to play At left the Petstages Tower of Tracks is a stacked play station that offers three levels of play for three times the fun with three colorful balls that spin and roll at the tap of a paw. Another cool feature there are non-skid pads at the base to keep the toy in place. Priced at 24.99 one or more kitties can play at the same time...and have a ball Holistic for Pets 713 Honore Avenue in Sarasota & River Club Plaza 5770 Ranch Lake Boulevard Bradenton Giving new meaning to the phrase Super Bowl these stainless steel dishes are sports fan faves Each features a rubber non-skid base so it stays put while dogs dine. Priced at 19.99 each all Florida teams are available along with cool collegiate accessories for your pup including collars leashes jerseys and bandannas. Pawsh Boutique & Spa 6564 Superior Avenue Sarasota Looking for an all-natural treat your dog will love Check these out Packaged in the United States these chews and treats are made from an ancient recipe originally created by the people of the Himalayas and Napal using four ingredients--yak and cow milk salt and lime juice. They re 100% natural with no additives or preservatives and as a bonus they re grain and gluten free too. Also available an all-natural preservative-free seasoning to sprinkle on food even finicky pups love the flavor The dog chews are available in three sizes--small medium and large--and are priced from 9.99 to 15.99. The bags of Yaky Nugget and Yaky Puff treats as well as the 1.5 ounce bottle of seasoning are 4.99 each. Perks 4 Pets 7228 Manatee Avenue West Bradenton For the pups on your list that insist on toys that make noise these holiday playthings earn four stars for fun The embroidered red ornament and green Christmas tree make crinkle sounds when crunched and the plush reindeer complete with a Santa hat scarf and tug-o-war legs has a long-lasting squeaker in his belly. The ornament and tree sell for 7.99 each the reindeer is priced at 9.99. Sniglet s Dog Bakery 2827 University Parkway Sarasota At right kitty keeps toasty indoors or out in this heated and waterproof A-frame house Featuring a front entry and back exit the cozy abode fits up to four cats comfortably. Another perk for kitty s person you don t need any tools to set it up Also available unheated the A-Frame is priced at 104.95. Gulf Coast Pet Supplies 4532 McAshton Street Sarasota www.gulfcoastpetsupplies.com At top delight the chefs in your life with a touch of nostalgia found in these Flour Sack Kitchen Towels designed by artist Mary lake-Thompson. The easy-care towels are oversized and super absorbent. Available in an assortment of adorable dog and cat designs the towels are priced at 10.99 each. Looking for a unique hostess or teacher gift The Sack of Soap pictured directly above is a linen bag with a drawstring rope that s illustrated with an adorable holiday puppy and holds a six-ounce bar of garden soap. Each sack of soap sells for 12.99. 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Available in six blends--including Beef Blueberry & Bacon Seafood Medley Chicken Salmon and Beef and Sardine--as well as a variety of limited-edition blends BARK is sold in 3.0 ounce bags priced at 3.95 each and in a case of 12 bags for 45.00. Also brand new from Petmopolitan Pet Food Flea-Repelling Dog Biscuit Treats pictured below right that contain brewer s yeast. One gluten-free biscuit a day will keep the fleas away Sold in packs of six for 5.00 and packs of 12 for 9.00. Order online shipping and delivery are available. Petmopolitan Pet Food www.PetmopolitanPetFood.com Four paws up for comfort These 100% cotton shortsleeved sleep shirts are soft to the touch and made for snuggling under the covers with four-legged canine and feline friends One size fits most the sleep shirt--one for cat lovers and one for dog lovers--is sold in a matching fabric sack and is priced at 26.50. Nate s Place Retail & Adoption Center 8437 Cooper Creek Boulevard Bradenton Tired of dog chews that disappear in a day Give your pup The Original Bully Horn for weeks of munching and crunching Half the price of antlers and lasting twice as long the 100% natural bully horns are from free-range cattle. What s more they re packed with protein and promote healthy teeth and gums. Available in two sizes the medium horn is priced at 11.99 the large horn is 14.99. Woof Gang Bakery & Grooming 8278 Bee Ridge Road Sarasota Present a gift that practically guarantees a hearty chuckle--a comical doormat designed with animal lovers in mind Made in the U.S.A. the indoor outdoor mats are 100% Olefin with colorfast inks. An added perk Clean up is a snap--just wash it down with a hose give it a gentle scrubbing with a brush and let it dry flat. Available with an array of laugh-out-loud sayings the mats sell for 18.99 each. Wet Noses 1465 Main Street Downtown Sarasota Tails certainly will be waggin for natural wholesome gingerbreadflavored treats Sourced and produced in the U.S.A. Holiday Buddy Biscuits come in two varieties--crunchy oven-baked biscuits sold in a 16-ounce box for 6.99 and soft chewy treats sold in a 6-ounce bag for 6.49. And don t forget to pick up an all-natural gingerbread man (yes it s for pups ) sold individually for 2.99. Holistic for Pets 713 Honore Avenue in Sarasota & River Club Plaza 5770 Ranch Lake Boulevard Bradenton These colorful lightweight toys top the list of tons-of-fun gifts Made by PrideBites they squeak with every tug and toss and even float in water too And talk about durability--it s second to none with a special sewn-in rip-stop technology Prices range from 8.99 to 10.99 both seasonal and year-round animated characters--all machine washable--are available. An added bonus for every toy sold the company generously donates 1 to animal shelters and organizations that help dogs in need. Perks 4 Pets 7228 Manatee Avenue West Bradenton The Bio Bubble pictured at left is revolutionizing the look of land and aquatic habitats Metal cages and glass tabletop aquariums of days gone by are quickly vanishing the Bio Bubble with its innovative modular design and crystal-clear dome with a 360-degree viewing area is the world s most versatile habitat for small animals reptiles and fish. Available in a spectrum of six striking colors with a host of add-on accessories the Bio Bubble retails for 99.99. A Family Pet Center 6230 Lockwood Ridge Road Sarasota Just for the fun of it light up a dog s life with a clever chocolate-scented cigar Made by Loopies Doggie Stoggies are solid rope with no fillers scoring A for durability. Flexible too the stoggy make an awesome fetch-and-chew stick. Available in two sizes--6 inches which sells for 7.50 and 11 1 2 inches which is priced at 9.00. Nate s Place Retail & Adoption Center 8437 Cooper Creek Boulevard Bradenton Laurel Oak medicine c VETERINaRy HOSPITal Surgery c dentistry 8282 Bee Ridge Road Sarasota Florida 34241 Phone (941) 342.PETS (7387) Fax (941) 342.7388 www.VetSarasotaFl.com lovhospital gmail.com On-site LabOratOry On-site Pharmacy Full-Service Veterinary Hospital Offering Wellcare Screening - Physical Exams Preventive Medicine Internal Medicine Vaccinations Dental Exams & Oral Care Surgical Services - Including Spay Neuter Digital Radiographs Diagnostics - Blood Panels Blood Pressure Measurements Skin Care Dietary Management Senior Care Flea & Tick Control Prescription Diets Microchipping Feline Vaccinations Feline Medicine Nutrition & Pain Management charlotte b. sherrell dVm Former Medical Director of Humane Society of Manatee County & Humane Society of Naples We cater to cats Me Rescue Alisa Sponsor 2 Years Old Female Chihuahua Offering personalized yoga programs & life coaching Chalupa Sponsor 11 Years Old Male Chocolate Chihuahua Jamie Molnar YOGA Life Coach Satchel s Last Resort Sanctuary www.satchelslastresort.com www.jamiemolnar.com 941-735-2939 941-924-5070 Vintage Paws Sanctuary Inc. www.vintagepaws.org www.vetstoyou.com 941-323-1330 Howie Stuart Little 13 Years Old Male Apricot Poodle Sponsor 941-921-4355 3 1 2 Years Old Male American Bulldog Staffordshire Bull Terrier Sponsor Satchel s Last Resort Sanctuary www.satchelslastresort.com www.amysnaturalpetpantry.com 941-244-2260 www.BoneAppetiteSarasota.com 941-359-1010 Vintage Paws Sanctuary Inc. www.vintagepaws.org 941-924-5070 Rosie 941-921-4355 5 Years Old Female Pit Bull Mix Barney Sponsor Sponsor 13 Years Old Male Dapple Dachshund www.pawsforhealth.net 941-924-7297 Satchel s Last Resort Sanctuary www.satchelslastresort.com www.thedoggydiva.com Vintage Paws Sanctuary Inc. www.vintagepaws.org 941-924-5070 Jeter 941-921-4355 1 1 2 Years Old Male Shepherd Mix Daisy s Dancewear Jamie Sponsor 3 to 4 Years Old Male Retriever Ridgeback Mix Sponsor 6549 Superior Avenue Sarasota 941-924-8222 Dr. Nan Rosenberry Bay Road Animal Hospital 941-366-2275 www.bayroadanimalhospital.com Satchel s Last Resort Sanctuary www.satchelslastresort.com 941-924-5070 48 Satchel s Last Resort Sanctuary www.satchelslastresort.com 941-924-5070 December 2013 January 2014 Sarasota Pet & Manatee Pet Lainey Sponsor 3 Years Old Male Retriever Mix Dolly Sponsor Australian Cattle Dog Mix 1 Year Old Female Clothes for a Cause 10% of All Proceeds From Sales Benefit Local Animal Groups Diane Adams Taylor author of The Healer of Wounded Souls 6561 Superior Avenue Sarasota (in Gulf Gate) www.nateshonoranimalrescue.org Nate s Honor Animal Rescue 941-747-4900 www.nateshonoranimalrescue.org Nate s Honor Animal Rescue www.dianeadamstaylor.com 330-730-0450 June 941-747-4900 9 Years Old Female Pure Bred Cocker Spaniel Sloopy c Sponsor 4 Years Old Female Basset Hound Mix LLC Sponsor A Friend of Nate s Honor Animal Rescue Suncoast K9 Concierge Jessica Murphy www.SuncoastK9Concierge.com 941-725-8658 www.nateshonoranimalrescue.org Nate s Honor Animal Rescue www.nateshonoranimalrescue.org Nate s Honor Animal Rescue Mr. Nubbins Sponsor 941-747-4900 941-747-4900 About 8 Months Old Male Mixed Breed Penelope Sponsor 3 Years Old Female Westie Shih Tzu Mix Kickapoo Rescue www.kickapoorescue.webs.com www.HolisticPetCareSRQcom 941-925-2262 www.thedoggydiva.com Canine Castaways www.caninecastaways.org 941-926-8985 Photo by Connie Summers 863-491-MUTT Meadow Sponsor 10 Years Old Female Cocker Mix Elf Sponsor 18 Months Old Male White Patched Tabby www.animalerofuniversitypark.com Kickapoo Rescue www.kickapoorescue.webs.com 941-355-2884 www.perks4petsfl.com 941-795-PETS (7387) All Kitty Korner landerson53 tampabay.rr.com 941-926-8985 Sarasota Pet & Manatee Pet www.SarasotaPet.com 727-421-5505 49 Brazen Sponsor 11 Months Old Female Terrier Mix The Office of Drs. 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Community residents with newly adopted rescue or shelter animals that are in need of emergency care can receive a free visit and discounted services during the first week following adoption by bringing their pets to Animal ER of University Park located on the north side of University Parkway immediately west of I-75 at 8237 Cooper Creek Boulevard in University Park. An emergency visit fee which is usually priced at 95 will be offered free of charge. Clients also will receive a one-time discount of 20 percent on all services and medications at the time of the visit. Coupons for the discounted services will be included in the adoption packets provided by community animal groups and shelters. Terri Nagle owner of Animal ER of University Park initiated the program in response to a growing need in our local animal community. We have been seeing a lot of rescue and shelter animals that become ill shortly after adoption Terri says. Sometimes it takes 72 hours or up to a week for symptoms to appear most incubation periods are approximately seven days. It may be a stressrelated illness that has developed due to the change in environment or another type of health issue that develops or worsens after the pet is brought home. Among the illnesses and health conditions that Terri and the medical team at Animal ER of University Park have seen include vomiting diarrhea sneezing upper respiratory issues loss of appetite fever allergic dermatitis bloated bellies flea infestations hot spots and feline herpes in cats. Community residents often pay between 75 and 300 to adopt a rescued pet and when the animals become sick they often do not have the funds left for emergency care at ER facilities Terri says. Since they already have bonded with their new pets it s difficult from them to wait and watch until the next business day for medical care. By launching a program that provides a free emergency visit 52 Sarasota Pet and Manatee Pet are pleased to include Bark (& Purr) Out Loud a special feature that spotlights important events & happenings in our local pet community. If it s making headlines you ll read about it here Animal ER of University Park Launches Rescue Relief to Assist New Pet Owners With Shelter Animals in Need of Emergency Care Animal ER of University Park is located at 8237 Cooper Creek Boulevard in University Park on the north side of University Parkway. Photo by Candace T. Botha discounted services on basic care and short-term medications our goal is to lend a helping hand and financial support to community residents who adopt from our overburdened local animal groups and shelters Terri adds. In order to qualify for the free exam and discounted services and medications pet owners must bring their adoption packets that they received from the rescue groups or shelters to Animal ER at the time of their visits. The program is exclusively for SICK rescue animals and cannot be used as a wellness check following adoption. Only enough medication will be provided to meet the pet s health care needs until the animal can be seen by his or her primary veterinarian. Animal ER at University Park is open Monday through Friday from 5 00 p.m. to 8 00 a.m. and offers 24-hour round-the-clock emergency care Saturday Sunday and all holidays. Consequently clients who would like to take advantage of the new program must visit during the clinic s normal business hours. Rescue Relief is intended to help clients with emergencies that occur during the night and on weekends and holidays when veterinarian offices are closed Terri comments. We also do not provide maintenance care all paperwork is faxed to the veterinarian on record after the visit so that he or she can follow up with the patient and provide additional treatment and medication if necessary. For additional information about Rescue Relief please contact Terri Nagle by calling 941-355-2884 or by sending an e-mail to aerupk verizon.net. 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Sarasota AFamilyPetCenter.net (UNIverSITy AND LOCkWOOD rIDGe NexT TO OUTbACk) 941-359-1000 Where dogs learn to fly DOG STARS Florida West Coast Air Dogs Home of Boarding & Day Care Dogs Cats & Exotics Award-Winning Grooming Agility Obedience Conformation Lure Coursing Dock Diving (competition pool right here in Bradenton ) www.dogstars.us Senior & Military Discounts Bradenton FL 941 747 4466 calendar EVERY SATURDAY EVERY MONDAY EVERY TUESDAY 56 ONGOING EVENTS IN OCTOBER & NOVEMBER EVERY SATURDAY & SUNDAY PETCO Hosts Animal Adoptions for Nate s Honor Animal Rescue--Honor Animal Rescue will have dogs and cats available for adoption bring home a forever friend LOCATION PETCO 131 N. Cattlemen Rd. Sarasota. TIME 12 to 4 pm. For more information visit www.honoranimalrescue.org. Adoptions at Nate s Honor Animal Rescue-- See all the cats and dogs Nate s Honor Animal Rescue has available for adoption and bring home a forever friend LOCATION 4951 Lorraine Rd. Bradenton. TIME Saturday 10 am to 4 pm Sunday 12 to 4 pm. Doggy Play Days at Poochie s Pampered Pups--Enjoy an indoor play date with your pup Join the fun along with hot coffee and fresh donuts. LOCATION Poochie s Pampered Pups 7672 S. Tamiami Trail Sarasota. TIME 10 am to 12 pm. COST 5 per dog which will be donated to local animal rescue groups. For details call 941-312-4969. Drop-In Puppy Kindergarten Classes Offered at K9 Korral--This is an introductory class for puppies under 16 weeks of age. Owners will learn many of the same skills that are taught in puppy preschool with more emphasis on manners and behaviors. Handlers can begin the class on any Tuesday and complete 6 consecutive weeks. TIME 6 pm. LOCATION K9 Korral Dog Training & Supply Center 2001 Princeton St. Sarasota. For class fees and details call 941915-8181 or visit www.k9korralsrq.com. It s Only Paper Beginner and Intermediate Watercolor Class Taught by Nancy Colby--Artists of all skill levels are welcome to attend this class that is designed to help develop and fine tune skills to produce the work you desire. Subject matter is the artist s choice and basic skills and techniques will be taught along with basic color and composition theories. Classes meet for six sessions. Classes are ongoing and pro-rated if students come in the middle of a session. LOCATION Venice Art Center 390 Nokomis Ave. S. Venice. TIME Two classes are offered from 9 30 am to noon OR from 1 to 3 30 pm. For class fees and additional information or to register call 941-485-7136 or visit www.veniceartcenter.com. AKC STAR Puppy Classes Taught by Jeanine s Professional Dog Training--For dogs 9 to 15 weeks old the AKC STAR Puppy classes focuses on Socialization Training Activity and Responsibility. Dogs that complete the class receive an AKC certificate. LOCATION Poochie s Pampered Pups 7672 S. Tamiami Trail Sarasota. TIME 6 15 pm. For class fees and more details visit www.JeaninesProDogTraining.com or send an e-mail to SarasotaDogTrainer gmail.com. EVERY WEDNESDAY event Enjoy festive music Christmas carolers a holiday costume contest photos with Santa food and refreshments 65 vendors a 50 50 drawing and much more Local animal groups also will have adoptable animals at the event. Part of the event proceeds will benefit local animal groups. LOCATION Twin Lakes Park 6700 Clark Road Sarasota. TIME Noon to 5 pm. ADMISSION Unopened dog or cat food treats or toys for the local animal groups in attendance. For details visit www. jinglepawsjubilee.com. TUESDAY DECEMBER 3 Monthly Meeting of PET (Pet Entrepreneurs Together)--Open to all pet business owners PET is a group of pet professionals that meets monthly to promote support and build member businesses and the local animal community. LOCATION Perkin s Family Restaurant 5921 Fruitville Rd. Sarasota. TIME Breakfast begins at 9 30 the meeting begins at 10 00. For details call Sarasota Pet at 941-405-4468. THURSDAY DECEMBER 5 EVERY SATURDAY (by Reservation) FREE Puppy Playtime & Meet the Trainers at Poochie s Pampered Pups Hosted by Jeanine s Professional Dog Training and Positively Simple Dog Training--Bring your 9- to 18-week-old puppies to Poochie s for an hour of playtime that also provides an introduction to socializing your puppy. Puppies must be up-to-date on all veterinarian-recommended vaccinations. Come meet the trainers and ask us questions while your new puppy socializes Community residents are welcome to meet the trainers and ask questions even if they don t have puppies. RESERVATIONS ARE REQUIRED. Reservations must be made by 5 pm Friday. LOCATION Poochie s Pampered Pups 7672 S. Tamiami Trail Sarasota. TIME 12 to 1 pm. COST Free. To make a reservation e-mail SarasotaDogTrainer gmail.com or info positivelysimpledogtraining.com. Family Manners Classes Taught by Jeanine s Professional Dog Training--Train and play in these obedience classes designed for dogs 16 weeks and older. LOCATION Poochie s Pampered Pups 7672 S. Tamiami Trail Sarasota. TIME 6 15 pm. For class fees and more details visit www.JeaninesProDogTraining.com or send an e-mail to SarasotaDogTrainer gmail.com. Watercolor Classes by Award-Winning Artist Nancy Colby--Open to all levels of skill--from beginner to experienced--Nancy Colby provides individual instruction based on skill level as well as class instruction. Each class meets weekly for six sessions. Classes are ongoing and pro-rated if students come in the middle of a session. LOCATION North Port Art Center 5950 Sam Shapos Way North Port. TIME Morning and afternoon sessions--9 am to noon OR 1 to 4 pm. For details including fees or to register call 941-423-6460 or visit www.northportartcenter.com. EVERY THURSDAY It s Cat Depot Night at Ruby Tuesday--Bring your family and friends to Ruby Tuesday and enjoy a delicious meal to raise money for the cats and kittens at Cat Depot Twenty percent of your purchase will be donated to Cat Depot. IMPORTANT NOTE You must bring a copy of the Ruby Tuesday Community Give Back Program flyer with you. Find the flyer online at www.catdepot.org userfiles files Ruby%20Tuesday%20flyer.pdf. LOCATIONS Sarasota Square Mall 8201 S. Tamiami Trail Sarasota AND Cooper Creek 8306 Tourist Center Dr. Sarasota. TIME During restaurant hours. For details contact Cat Depot by calling 941-366-2404. SATURDAY DECEMBER 7 & SUNDAY DECEMBER 8 FIRST FRIDAY OF THE MONTH Run Throughs Offered at SOTC--Handlers and their dogs that compete in Novice Open and Utility can do a run through with a club member to evaluate their competition skills. LOCATION SOTC 7505 County Road 675 Manatee County. TIME 6 30 to 8 30. COST Active SOTC members--Free New members 3.00 Non-members 5.00. For details visit www.sotcdogtraining.com or call 941-377-5984. AKC Agility Trial Hosted by Sarasota Obedience Training Club-- Area dogs compete for ribbons and points in this agility event. LOCATION Mosaic Arena at the Manatee County Fairgrounds 1402 14th Ave. W. Palmetto. JUDGES Abbie Hanson & Linda Mills. For starting time and details visit sotcdogtraining.com. Online entries are available at www.AKC.org. SATURDAY DECEMBER 7 SECOND THIRD & FOURTH FRIDAYS OF EVERY MONTH Members Practice at SOTC--SOTC s building and training fields are open for active members that wish to train on their own. LOCATION SOTC 7505 County Road 675 Manatee County FL. TIME 6 30 to 8 30. COST Active SOTC members--Free Nonactive members 3.00 Honor System. For more information visit www.sotcdogtraining.com or call 941-377-5984. Jacaranda Animal Hospital Hosts Santa Paws Very Furry Christmas--Enjoy furry festive fun at Venice s newest holiday event The morning activities will include animal adoptions a costume contest hosted by WTMY 1280 AM s Doggy Diva pet portraits by Connie Summers festive music a variety of vendors performances by children from Shamrock Preschool and a visit by Santa Claus LOCATION Centennial Park 200 West Venice Ave. Venice. TIME 9 am to 12 pm. For details contact Jacaranda Animal Hospital by calling 941-497-1676. Sniglet s Dog Bakery Hosts Photos With Santa Claus--Jolly Old St. Nick is stopping by Sniglet s Dog Bakery for holiday photos Stop in and enjoy festive treats and a photo op Goodie Bags will be given to the first 100 pups that come by for a photo LOCATION Sniglet s Dog Bakery 2827 University Parkway Sarasota. TIME 11 am to 2 pm. COST 10 per photo. For details contact Sniglet s Dog Bakery by calling 941-358-7644. --DECEMBER 2013 -- SUNDAY DECEMBER 1 The Third Annual Jingle Paws Jubilee Hosted by ACE Pet Resort SarasotaDog.com & Sarasota Pet--Enjoy one-stop holiday shopping for animal lovers and pets while supporting our local animal groups at Sarasota s premier holiday pet December 2013 January 2014 Sarasota Pet & Manatee Pet Volunteer Orientation and Cat Socialization Level 1 Training at Cat Depot--Learn what you need to know to become a valued volunteer at Cat Depot This class is required for all volunteers and is divided into two parts the first half includes volunteer orientation and a guided tour of Cat Depot s facility. The second half is Cat Socialization Level 1 training. A volunteer application is available online at www.CatDepot.org and must be completed and submitted at the training class. LOCATION Cat Depot s Education Center 2542 17th St. Sarasota. TIME 1 to 3 pm. If you would like to attend register online at www.catdepot.org or call Corey at 941-366-2404. FRIDAY DECEMBER 13 THROUGH SUNDAY DECEMBER 15 AKC Eighth Agility Invitational Hosted by AKC-- By invitation only the top five agility dogs of each breed along with the top three agility dogs from the 84 countries of the F deration Cynologique Internationale will be competing for ribbons and points in this agility event. The junior competition and T2B will be held on Friday on Saturday there will be four rounds of competition with top dogs moving into the finals on Sunday. LOCATION Orange County Convention Center 9899 International Drive North South Building Orlando FL. For starting time and details visit www.akc.org events agility invitational. Online entries are available at www.AKC.org. and a guided tour of Cat Depot s facility. The second half is Cat Socialization Level 1 training. A volunteer application is available online at www.CatDepot.org and must be completed and submitted at the training class. LOCATION Cat Depot s Education Center 2542 17th St. Sarasota. TIME 5 30 to 7 30 pm. If you would like to attend register online at www.catdepot.org or call Corey at 941-366-2404. Founded in Honor of Bentley a Beloved Boy & Loving Friend FREE SUPPORT GROUP for Community Residents Suffering the Loss of a Cherished Pet THURSDAY DECEMBER 19 SATURDAY DECEMBER 14 Bentley s House Pet Loss Support Group-- Area residents grieving the loss of a beloved pet are invited to attend this support group that meets monthly. Walk-ins are welcome. LOCATION Unity Church of Sarasota 3023 Proctor Rd. Sarasota. TIME 7 to 8 pm. For details call 941-955-3301 Ext. 23. Held the Third Thursday of Every Month 7 00 to 8 00 pm Unity Church of Sarasota 3023 Proctor Road Sarasota Walk-Ins Welcome For More Information Please Call 941-955-3301 Ext. 23 Cat Depot s Community Food Bank Opens Its Doors--Once a month Cat Depot s Community Food Bank opens it doors to community residents supporting feral cat colonies or in need of wet and dry food for their personal pets. Cat Depot has Basic Requirements that must be met to be eligible for food. LOCATION Cat Depot 2542 17th St. Sarasota. TIME Check-in begins promptly at noon. For details about the food bank as well as income requirements and other resources for food please visit www. catdepot.org. For further questions send an e-mail to info catdepot.org. Low-Cost Vaccinations Offered at Waggin Tails Grooming--Take advantage of great discounts on pet vaccinations LOCATION Waggin Tails Grooming 3688 Webber St. Sarasota. TIME 8 to 9 am. For details call 941-924-4462. Sniglet s Dog Bakery Hosts Dog Adoptions-- Sniglet s Dog Bakery welcomes Underdog Rescue a local animal group that will have dogs available for adoption. LOCATION Sniglet s Dog Bakery 2827 University Pkwy. Sarasota. TIME 10 am to 2 pm. For details call Sniglet s Dog Bakery at 941-358-7644. Seminar on Leash Walking for Cats Hosted by Cat Depot--Cat Depot visitors can learn techniques on how to walk adoptable Cat Depot cats on a leash and harness to provide the cats with much-needed physical and mental stimulation. LOCATION Cat Depot s Education Center 2542 17th St. Sarasota. TIME 12 to 1 pm. If you are interested in attending RSVP to Constance by sending an e-mail to ConstanceP catdepot.org. Low-Cost Vaccinations Offered at K9 Korral--Take advantage of great discounts on pet vaccinations offered by Healthy Pets--in air conditioning This is not a substitute for veterinarian care. It is an alternative for families on a budget whose pets would otherwise go without vaccines. LOCATION K9 Korral 2001 Princeton St. Sarasota. TIME 3 30 to 4 30 pm. For details call K9 Korral at 941-915-8181. MONDAY DECEMBER 23 Celebrate Cat Depot Night at Michael s On East--Enjoy 5 Happy Hour prices in the Lounge from 5 to close a percentage of the beverage sales will be donated to Cat Depot. Check out Michael s On East s Facebook page for the Secret Word of the Day to get a FREE appetizer from 5 to 7 pm. LOCATION Michael s on East 1212 SE Ave. Sarasota. TIME 5 to 10 pm. For details contact Cat Depot by calling 941-366-2404. FRIDAY DECEMBER 27 THROUGH SUNDAY DECEMBER 29 AKC Agility Trial Hosted by Dog Training Club of St. Petersburg-- Area dogs will be competing for ribbons and points in this agility event. LOCATION Mosaic Arena at the Manatee County Fairgrounds 1402 14th Ave. W. Palmetto. JUDGES Abbie Hanson & Linda Mills. For starting time and details visit www. dtcsp.org. MONDAY DECEMBER 30 THROUGH TUESDAY DECEMBER 31 FRIDAY DECEMBER 28 THROUGH SUNDAY DECEMBER 30 NADAC Agility Trial Hosted by OK Agility-- Area dogs will be competing for ribbons and points in this agility event. LOCATION 34837 Chancey Rd. Zephyrhills. For starting time and details visit www.okagility.com. AKC Agility Trial Hosted by Sunshine Pembroke Welsh Corgi Club--Area dogs will be competing for ribbons and points in this agility event. LOCATION Mosaic Arena at the Manatee County Fairgrounds 1402 14th Ave. W. Palmetto. For details visit www.sunshinepwcc. com. MONDAY DECEMBER 30 SATURDAY DECEMBER 28 TUESDAY DECEMBER 17 Volunteer Orientation and Cat Socialization Level 1 Training at Cat Depot--Learn what you need to know to become a valued volunteer at Cat Depot This class is required for all volunteers and is divided into two parts the first half includes volunteer orientation Low-Cost Vaccinations Offered at Waggin Tails Grooming--Take advantage of great discounts on pet vaccinations LOCATION Waggin Tails Grooming 3688 Webber St. Sarasota. TIME 8 to 9 am. For details call 941-924-4462. Celebrate Cat Depot Night at Michael s On East--Enjoy 5 Happy Hour prices in the Lounge from 5 to close a percentage of the beverage sales will be donated to Cat Depot. Be sure to check out Michael s On East s Facebook page for the Secret Word of the Day to get a FREE appetizer from 5 to 7 pm. LOCATION Michael s on East 1212 SE Ave. Sarasota. TIME 5 to 10 pm. For details contact Cat Depot by calling 941-366-2404. 57 Sarasota Pet & Manatee Pet www.SarasotaPet.com -- JANUARY 2014 -- FRIDAY JANUARY 3 THROUGH SUNDAY JANUARY 5 AKC Agility Trial Hosted by Greater Ocala Dog Club--Area dogs will be competing for ribbons and points in this agility event. LOCATION Greater Ocala Dog Show Grounds 10205 NW Gainsville Rd. Ocala For starting time and details visit www.ocaladogclub.com. THURSDAY JANUARY 9 SATURDAY JANUARY 4 & SUNDAY JANUARY 5 NADAC Agility Trial Hosted by Cool Critters Agility Club--Area dogs will be competing for ribbons and points in this agility event. LOCATION 3136 Oak Tree Place Valrico. For starting time and details visit www.coolcritters.com. It s Cat Depot Night at Ruby Tuesday--Bring your family and friends to Ruby Tuesday and enjoy a delicious meal to raise money for Cat Depot Twenty percent of your purchase will be donated to Cat Depot IMPORTANT NOTE You must bring a copy of the Ruby Tuesday Community Give Back Program flyer with you. You can find the flyer online at www.catdepot.org userfiles files Ruby%20Tuesday%20flyer.pdf. LOCATIONS Ruby Tuesday Sarasota Square Mall 8201 S. Tamiami Trail Sarasota AND Cooper Creek 8306 Tourist Center Dr. Sarasota. TIME During restaurant hours. For details contact Cat Depot by calling 941-366-2404. Low-Cost Vaccinations Offered at Waggin Tails Grooming--Take advantage of great discounts on pet vaccinations LOCATION Waggin Tails Grooming 3688 Webber St. Sarasota. TIME 8 to 9 am. For details call 941-924-4462. Seminar on Leash Walking for Cats Hosted by Cat Depot--Cat Depot visitors can learn techniques on how to walk adoptable Cat Depot cats on a leash and harness to provide the cats with much-needed physical and mental stimulation. LOCATION Cat Depot s Education Center 2542 17th St. Sarasota. TIME 12 pm. If you are interested in attending RSVP to Constance by sending an e-mail to ConstanceP catdepot.org. Low-Cost Vaccinations Offered at K9 Korral--Take advantage of great discounts on pet vaccinations offered by Healthy Pets--in air conditioning This is not a substitute for veterinarian care. It is an alternative for families on a budget whose pets would otherwise go without vaccines. LOCATION K9 Korral 2001 Princeton St. Sarasota. TIME 3 30 to 4 30 pm. For details call K9 Korral at 941-915-8181. Sarasota. TIME 5 30 to 7 30 pm. If you would like to attend register online at www.catdepot. org or call Corey at 941-366-2404. SATURDAY JANUARY 18 & SUNDAY JANUARY 19 AKC Agility Trial Hosted by Upper Suncoast Training Club--Area dogs will be competing for ribbons and points in this agility event. LOCATION K-9 Educational Training Center of Hillsborough (KETCH) 7709 Gardner Rd. Tampa. For starting time and details visit www. usdtc.org. SATURDAY JANUARY 25 SATURDAY JANUARY 11 SATURDAY JANUARY 4 Sniglet s Dog Bakery Hosts Dog Adoptions-- Sniglet s Dog Bakery welcomes Underdog Rescue a local animal group that will have dogs available for adoption. LOCATION Sniglet s Dog Bakery 2827 University Pkwy. Sarasota. TIME 10 am to 2 pm. For details call Sniglet s Dog Bakery at 941-358-7644. Volunteer Orientation and Cat Socialization Level 1 Training at Cat Depot--Learn what you need to know to become a valued volunteer at Cat Depot This class is required for all volunteers and is divided into two parts the first half includes volunteer orientation and a guided tour of Cat Depot s facility. The second half is Cat Socialization Level 1 training. A volunteer application is available online at www.CatDepot.org and must be completed and submitted at the training class. LOCATION Cat Depot s Education Center 2542 17th St. Sarasota. TIME 1 to 3 pm. If you would like to attend register online at www.catdepot.org or call Corey at 941-366-2404. Low-Cost Vaccinations Offered at Waggin Tails Grooming--Take advantage of great discounts on pet vaccinations LOCATION Waggin Tails Grooming 3688 Webber St. Sarasota. TIME 8 to 9 am. For details call 941-924-4462. Tuttle Animal Medical Clinic Hosts the 10th Annual English Bulldog Parade--Bulldogs and their owners from far and wide will gather for a fun-filled morning in Sarasota at the Tenth Annual English Bulldog Parade. Activities include a Puppy Match an AKC-sanctioned event hosted by the Tampa Bay Bulldog Club a Parade of Champions for the top point earners in the Puppy Match and a costume contest LOCATION To be determined check www.tuttleanimalmedical clinic for details and updates. TIME 9 am to 12 noon. For more information contact Tuttle Animal Medical Clinic by calling 941-955-0136. Cat Depot s Community Food Bank Opens Its Doors--Once a month Cat Depot s Community Food Bank opens it doors to community residents supporting feral cat colonies or in need of wet and dry food for their personal pets. Cat Depot has Basic Requirements that must be met to be eligible for food. LOCATION Cat Depot 2542 17th St. Sarasota. TIME Check-in begins promptly at noon. For details about the food bank as well as income requirements and other resources for food visit www.catdepot. org or send an e-mail to info catdepot.org. TUESDAY JANUARY 7 THURSDAY JANUARY 16 Monthly Meeting of PET (Pet Entrepreneurs Together)--Open to all pet business owners PET is a group of pet professionals that meets monthly to promote support and build member businesses and the local animal community. LOCATION Perkin s Family Restaurant 5921 Fruitville Rd. Sarasota. TIME Breakfast begins at 9 30 the meeting begins at 10 00. For details call Sarasota Pet at 941-405-4468. Bentley s House Pet Loss Support Group-- Area residents grieving the loss of a beloved pet are invited to attend this support group that meets monthly. Walk-ins are welcome. LOCATION Unity Church of Sarasota 3023 Proctor Rd. Sarasota. TIME 7 to 8 pm. For details call 941-955-3301 Ext. 23. SATURDAY JANUARY 25 & SUNDAY JANUARY 26 SATURDAY JANUARY 18 WEDNESDAY JANUARY 8 Foster Family Training Class Offered at Cat Depot--This class introduces various foster opportunities at Cat Depot along with the benefits of each one. Essential information about confinement areas socialization foster supplies and other common concerns will be addressed in the class LOCATION Cat Depot s Education Center 2542 17th St. Sarasota. TIME 5 30 p.m. For details call Cat Depot at 941-366-2404. Wet Noses in Downtown Sarasota Offers Anesthesia-Free Dental Cleanings--K9 Dental Service will be at Wet Noses offering anesthesiafree dental cleanings for your pets. Call ahead to reserve your appointment. LOCATION Wet Noses 1465 Main St. Sarasota. TIME Throughout the day. To schedule an appointment call 941-388-DOGS (3647). NADAC Agility Trial Hosted by OK Agility-- Area dogs will be competing for ribbons and points in this agility event. LOCATION 34837 Chancey Rd. Zephyrhills. For starting time and details visit www.okagility.com. SUNDAY JANUARY 26 TUESDAY JANUARY 21 THURSDAY JANUARY 9 THROUGH SUNDAY JANUARY 12 AKC Agility Trial Hosted by German Shepherd Dog Club--Area dogs will be competing for ribbons and points in this agility event. LOCATION Sonlight K9 Events & Training Center 25592 Hayman Rd. Brooksville. For starting time and details send an e-mail to GSDBonJon2 aol.com. 58 Volunteer Orientation and Cat Socialization Level 1 Training at Cat Depot--Learn what you need to know to become a valued volunteer at Cat Depot This class is required for all volunteers and is divided into two parts the first half includes volunteer orientation and a guided tour of Cat Depot s facility. The second half is Cat Socialization Level 1 training. A volunteer application is available online at www.CatDepot.org and must be completed and submitted at the training class. LOCATION Cat Depot s Education Center 2542 17th St. Foster Family Training Class Offered at Cat Depot--This class introduces various foster opportunities at Cat Depot along with the benefits of each one. Essential information about confinement areas socialization foster supplies and other common concerns will be addressed in the class LOCATION Cat Depot s Education Center 2542 17th St. Sarasota. TIME 11 am. For details call Cat Depot at 941-366-2404. Check SarasotaPet.com for additional events & fund-raisers December 2013 January 2014 Sarasota Pet & Manatee Pet DOG TRAINING CLASSES -- DECEMBER 2013 -- TUESDAY DECEMBER 3 Obedience 101 Classes Offered at K9 Korral--This introductory class is designed to teach obedience skills to dogs of all ages as well as graduates of puppy class. TIME 7 15 pm. LOCATION K9 Korral Dog Training & Supply Center 2001 Princeton St. Sarasota. For class fees and details call 941-915-8181 or visit www.k9korralsrq.com. pm. Limit 8 students per class. COST 95 for six sessions. For details visit www.sotcdogtraining. com or call 941-377-5984. to flyballregistrar tampabay.rr.com or call 941-377-5984. TUESDAY JANUARY 7 SATURDAY JANUARY 11 Puppy Level A Classes for 9 to 15 Week Olds Offered at SOTC--Puppies learn basic obedience skills in classes that are 50 to 60 minutes and meet for 4 weekly sessions. LOCATION SOTC 7505 County Road 675 Manatee County. TIME 6 pm. COST 65. For details visit www. sotcdogtraining.com or call 941-377-5984. Open Competition Classes Offered at SOTC--These classes are designed to teach advanced competition skills for dogs and handlers who are interested in competing in Obedience trials. LOCATION SOTC 7505 County Road 675 Manatee County. TIME 6 30 pm. COST 95 for six weekly sessions. Limit 6 students per class. For more information visit www.sotcdogtraining.com or call 941-377-5984. Puppy Level B (STAR) Classes for Dogs 16 to 21 Weeks Offered at SOTC--Puppy B class is an AKC STAR (Socialization Training Activity and Responsibility) puppy class taught by certified STAR instructors. Classes are 50 to 60 minutes offered in 6 weekly sessions. LOCATION SOTC 7505 County Road 675 Manatee County. TIME 7 15 pm. COST 95. For more information visit www.sotcdogtraining.com or call 941-377-5984. Novice Competition Classes Offered at SOTC--These classes are designed to introduce dogs and handlers to competition. AKC rules and regulations will be emphasized while Beginner Novice Novice exercises will be taught and practiced. LOCATION SOTC 7505 County Road 675 Manatee County. TIME 7 45 pm. COST 95 for six weekly sessions. Limit 6 students per class. For more information visit www.sotcdogtraining.com or call 941-377-5984. Intermediate Classes Offered at SOTC-- A pre-novice class this course provides an introduction to broad jump and high jump AKC rally retrieving and footwork for competition obedience. Limit 8 students per class. LOCATION SOTC 7505 County Road 675 Manatee County. TIME 8 am. Limit 8 students per class. COST 95 for six sessions. For details visit www.sotcdogtraining.com or call 941-377-5984. Beginners Level 3 Classes Offered at SOTC-- This class is for handlers and dogs that have completed Beginner 2 or for those not needing the CGC class. Instruction includes an introduction to competition obedience with an emphasis on new skills as well as an introduction to jumps. Skills needed for AKC Rally proofing stays and adding distractions and building dog attention will be covered. Limit 8 students per class. LOCATION SOTC 7505 County Road 675 Manatee County. TIME 9 15 am. COST 95 for six weekly sessions. For details visit www.sotcdogtraining.com or call 941-377-5984. Intermediate Classes Offered at SOTC-- A pre-novice class this course provides an introduction to broad jump and high jump AKC rally retrieving and footwork for competition obedience. Limit 8 students per class. LOCATION SOTC 7505 County Road 675 Manatee County. TIME 10 30 am. Limit 8 students per class. COST 95 for six sessions. For details visit www.sotcdogtraining.com or call 941-377-5984. WEDNESDAY DECEMBER 4 Obedience 102 CGC (Canine Good Citizen) Class Offered at K9 Korral--This class builds on the skills already learned in Obedience 101 and prepares dogs for the AKC s CGC test. TIME 7 15 pm. LOCATION K9 Korral Dog Training & Supply Center 2001 Princeton St. Sarasota. For class fees and details call 941-9158181 or visit www.k9korralsrq.com. SATURDAY DECEMBER 7 Agility 1 Class Offered at K9 Korral--The goal of this six-week class is for dogs and handlers to have fun and learn to work together in a safe positive environment as dogs learn to crawl through tunnels tip a seesaw scramble over an A-frame and jump over hurdles and through a tire. TIME 11 30 am. LOCATION K9 Korral Dog Training & Supply Center 2001 Princeton St. Sarasota. For class fees and details call 941915-8181 or visit www.k9korralsrq.com. MONDAY DECEMBER 9 Obedience 101 Classes Offered at K9 Korral--This introductory class is designed to teach obedience skills to dogs of all ages as well as graduates of puppy class. TIME 6 pm. LOCATION K9 Korral Dog Training & Supply Center 2001 Princeton St. Sarasota. For class fees and details call 941-915-8181 or visit www. k9korralsrq.com. Recall Class Offered at K9 Korral--This is an intensive class that focuses on teaching and maintaining a Really Reliable Recall. The class pre-requisite for is Puppy Kindergarten or an Obedience Dog 1 class. Classes are 60 minutes and meet for 6 weekly sessions. TIME 7 15 pm. LOCATION K9 Korral Dog Training & Supply Center 2001 Princeton St. Sarasota. For class fees and details call 941-915-8181 or visit www. k9korralsrq.com. WEDNESDAY JANUARY 15 Rally Novice Advanced Classes Offered at SOTC--Learn how to compete in rally novice courses in this fast-paced and fun team sport Classes are 50 to 60 minutes. LOCATION SOTC 7505 County Road 675 Manatee County. TIME 6 45 pm. Limit 8 students per WEDNESDAY JANUARY 8 Obedience 101 Classes Offered at K9 Korral--This introductory class is designed to teach obedience skills to dogs of all ages as well as graduates of puppy class. TIME 6 pm. LOCATION K9 Korral Dog Training & Supply Center 2001 Princeton St. Sarasota. For class fees and details call 941-915-8181 or visit www. k9korralsrq.com. Flyball One Classes Offered at SOTC--Learn the basics of one of the fastest growing team sports for dogs Dogs preferably will have a Beginner 1 Level Obedience Class and or Really Reliable Recall training. Dogs must be 5 months of age or older. LOCATION SOTC 7505 County Road 675 Manatee County. TIME 6 30 pm. Limited to 6 students per class. COST 95 for six sessions. For details visit www.sotcdogtraining.com send an e-mail to flyballregistrar tampaybay.rr.com or call 941-377-5984. Advanced Flyball Classes Offered at SOTC-- This ongoing class is designed for dogs who have completed Flyball One and offers dogs and handlers advanced skills in Flyball. LOCATION SOTC 7505 County Road 675 Manatee County. TIME 7 45 pm. Limited to 8 students per class. COST 75 for six sessions. For details visit www.sotcdogtraining.com send an e-mail Dog Training Classes With Positively Simple Dog Training Classes Include Shy & Fearful Dogs Puppy Kindergarten Puppy Catch-Up Manners 101 Manners 201 Prior to starting class you must e-mail info positivelysimpledogtraining.com or call 941-232-3300 for an application. Visit PositivelySimpleDogTraining.com or call 941-232-3300 for class schedules fees & start dates. THURSDAY JANUARY 9 -- JANUARY 2014 -- MONDAY JANUARY 6 Beginners Level 1 Classes for Dogs 5 Months and Older Offered at SOTC--This class teaches handlers to train their dogs using basic cues in group situations. LOCATION SOTC 7505 County Road 675 Manatee County. TIME 6 30 pm. Limit 8 students per class. COST 95 for six sessions. For details visit www.sotcdogtraining. com or call 941-377-5984. Beginners Level 1 Classes for Dogs 5 Months and Older Offered at SOTC--This class teaches handlers to train their dogs using basic cues in group situations. LOCATION SOTC 7505 County Road 675 Manatee County. TIME 7 45 Training Classes With Jeanine s Professional Dog Training Monday Nights--Train and play in Family Manners classes for dogs 16 weeks and older at Poochie s Pampered Pups 7672 South Tamiami Trail Sarasota at 6 15 pm. Thursday Nights--AKC STAR Puppy classes for dogs 9 to 15 weeks old are held at 6 15 pm at Poochie s Pampered Pups 7672 South Tamiami Trail Sarasota. Monday - Saturday--Private Dog Training lessons are available in your home and other locations in Sarasota. Prior to starting class you must e-mail SarasotaDogTrainer gmail.com for a registration form & screening. Visit JeaninesProDogTraining.com for class schedules and more details. Sarasota Pet & Manatee Pet www.SarasotaPet.com 59 class. COST 95 for 4 weekly 90-minute sessions. For details visit www. sotcdogtraining.com or call 941-377-5984. SATURDAY JANUARY 18 Agility 1 Class Offered at K9 Korral--The goal of this six-week class is for dogs and handlers to have fun and learn to work together in a positive environment as dogs learn basic agility. TIME 11 30 am. LOCATION K9 Korral Dog Training & Supply Center 2001 Princeton St. Sarasota. For class fees and details call 941-915-8181 or visit www.k9korralsrq.com. SOTC--This class teaches handlers to train their dogs using basic cues in group situations. LOCATION SOTC 7505 County Road 675 Manatee County. TIME 10 am. Limit 8 students per class. COST 95 for six sessions. For details visit www.sotcdogtraining.com or call 941-377-5984. Beginners Level 2 Class with CGC Skills Offered at SOTC--This class expands on Level 1 skills while teaching Canine Good Citizen Skills. LOCATION SOTC 7505 County Road 675 Manatee County. TIME 11 15 am. COST 95 for six weekly sessions. Limit 8 students for class. For details please visit www.sotcdogtraining.com or call 941-377-5984. MONDAY JANUARY 20 Obedience 101 Classes Offered at K9 Korral--This introductory class is designed to teach obedience skills to dogs of all ages as well as graduates of puppy class. TIME 6 pm. LOCATION K9 Korral Dog Training & Supply Center 2001 Princeton St. Sarasota. For class fees and details call 941-915-8181 or visit www.k9korralsrq.com. Recall Class Offered at K9 Korral--This is an intensive class that focuses on teaching maintaining a Really Reliable Recall. Pre-requisite Puppy Kindergarten or an Obedience Dog 1 class. Classes are 60 minutes and meet for 6 weekly sessions. TIME 7 15 pm. LOCATION K9 Korral Dog Training & Supply Center 2001 Princeton St. Sarasota. For class fees and details call 941-915-8181 or visit www.k9korralsrq.com. MONDAY JANUARY 27 Beginners Level 1 Classes for Dogs 5 Months and Older Offered at SOTC--This class teaches handlers to train their dogs using basic cues in group situations. LOCATION SOTC 7505 County Road 675 Manatee County. TIME 6 30 pm. Limit 8 students per class. COST 95 for six sessions. For details visit www.sotcdogtraining.com or call 941-377-5984. Beginners Level 2 Class with CGC Skills Offered at SOTC--This class expands on Level 1 skills while teaching Canine Good Citizen Skills. LOCATION SOTC 7505 County Road 675 Manatee County. TIME 7 45 pm. COST 95 for six weekly sessions. Limit 8 students for class. For details please visit www.sotcdogtraining.com or call 941-377-5984. THURSDAY JANUARY 23 Beginners Level 1 Classes for Dogs 5 Months and Older Offered at SOTC--This class teaches handlers to train their dogs using basic cues in group situations. LOCATION SOTC 7505 County Road 675 Manatee County. TIME 10 am. Limit 8 students per class. COST 95 for six sessions. For details visit www.sotcdogtraining.com or call 941-377-5984. Beginners Level 2 Class with CGC Skills Offered at SOTC--This class expands on Level 1 skills while teaching Canine Good Citizen Skills. LOCATION SOTC 7505 County Road 675 Manatee County. TIME 11 15 am. COST 95 for six weekly sessions. Limit 8 students for class. For details please visit www.sotcdogtraining.com or call 941-377-5984. TUESDAY JANUARY 28 Obedience 101 Classes Offered at K9 Korral--This introductory class is designed to teach obedience skills to dogs of all ages as well as graduates of puppy class. TIME 7 15 pm. LOCATION K9 Korral Dog Training & Supply Center 2001 Princeton St. Sarasota. For class fees and details call 941-915-8181 or visit www.k9korralsrq.com. Obedience 102 CGC (Canine Good Citizen) Class Offered at K9 Korral--This class builds on the skills already learned in Obedience 101 and prepares dogs for the AKC s CGC test. TIME 7 15 pm. LOCATION K9 Korral Dog Training & Supply Center 2001 Princeton St. Sarasota. For class fees and details call 941-915-8181 or visit www.k9korralsrq.com. 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