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5 Facts about Heartworms

I am always surprised at how little pet owners know about this devastating disease and how easy it is to reduce the risk to your dog or cat. If you are not currently using year round heartworm prevention please talk to your veterinarian. Texas has a crazy long mosquito season and even indoor pets are at risk...

Baby it's HOT Outside: Recognize and Treat Heatstroke in Dogs


By now I would hope everyone has the message ... DO NOT LEAVE YOUR PET IN THE CAR and HOT Pavement can BURN your Paws.... but these are not the only ways the heat can seriously harm your pet. Something as easy as an evening walk may be too much. It is important that you know the signs or heat stroke, how to treat it and the hours of your vet/location of the after hours vet. My biggest tip.. right now stop and save in your phone your veterinary office phone number and the closest after hours veterinary office with directions. In the meantime please review the signs of heat stroke and what you need to do before you go to the veterinarian.

Not familiar with the signs of heatstroke... this is a pretty good video by Greg Martinez DVM.

Rahr & Sons Fundraiser, Saturday, July 25th


Come to Rahr & Sons Brewing Company on Saturday July 25th for a good cause. Come get up close and personal with a gentle giant and learn about GDRNT. Saturday Brewery Tour & Tasting at Rahr & Sons Brewing Company, 701 Galveston Ave, Fort Worth, TX 76104

Remember to AmazonSmile with Prime

Are you shopping with Prime today.. remember to use AmazonSmile and select GDRNT as your charity. It costs you nothing and GDRNT benefits win win win

How does AmazonSmile work?

When first visiting AmazonSmile, customers are prompted to select a charitable organization from almost one million eligible organizations. In order to browse or shop at AmazonSmile, customers must first select a charitable organization. For eligible purchases at AmazonSmile, the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the purchase price to the customer’s selected charitable organization.

Homemade Dog Toys

Toys can be an important part of your pets enrichment and training. Working your dogs brain is just as important as working their body.. and can be just as tiring. With the heat of summer upon us why not try some DIY games and toys with your dog. Barkpost has put together a list of 33 toys that are easy and inexpensive to make. Now some of these I would not recomend for your bigger dog.. and not all toys are suitable for all dogs..and ALL dogs should be supervised to assure safety.

Fido's FIrst Aid Kit... Is there an APP for that?

One of my jobs is screening medical calls from fosters and adopters...and my first piece of advise is always going to be to seek advise from your veterinarian. Part of why I believe it is important to have a regular veterinarian.. so you can build a relationship so they know your pet and their history.. but that is a story for another day.

Happy and Safe July 4th

Fireworks Friend or Foe


Personally I love fireworks, my family, friends generally love them too. My personal dogs have never had much reaction to them either.. However to many dogs Fireworks are terrifying. Did you know that one of the busiest years at animal shelters is July 5th? Too many dogs frightened may bolt from the safety of their our home into the darkness and loose their way in fear. This year I want to not only post ideas for keeping your pets safe but also some tips from the professionals on how to prepare your pet.

Shop with AmazonSmile To Benefit GDRNT!

How does AmazonSmile work?
When first visiting AmazonSmile, customers are prompted to select a charitable organization from almost one million eligible organizations. In order to browse or shop at AmazonSmile, customers must first select a charitable organization. For eligible purchases at AmazonSmile, the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the purchase price to the customer’s selected charitable organization.

Indoor Fun and Games


By now you all have seen numerous warnings about your pet and summer heat so I am hoping that message has been received. It seems like summer heat can be a party bummer when it comes to exercising and doing activities with your pet. So I thought I would list some fun activities you can do to beat the heat. I have scanned the internet and will list some of our favorites here... but just in case there are links for more ideas.

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