Gifts for the Pet-Lovin' Mama!
Need a last minute gift for Mother's Day? Stop in and check out our great selection!
And the thunder rolls...
It's spring, and that means thunderstorm season is beginning. It also may mean hiding, panting, pacing, shaking, stressed-out dogs. Is your pet one of them?
Understanding why they are truly afraid can benefit us in easing their fear. Lori Mendelsohn Thomas of Wisconsin Pet Care has written a brief, excellent article entitled, "How to Calm a Dog that is Scared of Thunder" that gives us some insight into our pet's astraphobia--fear of thunderstorms.
One of Lori's suggestions is the use of a Thundershirt. Thundershirts are highly rated for effectiveness in dogs AND cats, and we have them at End of the Leash! Stop in to see what they're all about, or read about them on our webstore.
Here's an excerpt of something you may not have known about a dog's fear of thunderstorms:
To understand what happens to a dog during this time, you have to understand the acute sense of hearing they have. Dogs can hear two times, if not more, than a human can.
During a thunderstorm, the atmosphere is filled with atomically charged molecules of static electricity. There are sudden changes in the barometric pressure, rolling claps of thunder shaking the house and bright lights flashing.
Since dogs are more sensitive to noise, there may be hissing, crackling, or high-pitched sounds they hear, but we don't. As they hear the earth moving, literally, it causes special fears and anxieties that even humans don’t understand.
Need help with training your dog?
Starting May 19th from 3-6:30pm, you can schedule a half hour session for you and your dog to work on the problem of your choice with Debbie--for only $30!
From her website:
"I will provide you with the knowledge that you will need to form a long-lasting relationship with your best friend. Using force free, positive reinforcement training methods you will see how quickly your dog wants to learn."
Schedule time to connect with your pet!
- WHO: Carolee Biddle of Animal Connections
- WHEN: May 23rd from 11am-3pm
- WHERE: End of the Leash Mukwonago
- COST: $55 for a 30 minute session
We are pleased to welcome back Animal Communicator Carolee Biddle at our Mukwonago store! To schedule your appointment, please call us at 262-363-3338.
Carolee also is a Reiki Master, and if enough interest is shown she may offer Reiki sessions as well. Please give us a call to let us know of your interest so we can pass that on to her!
Carolee was trained and mentored by Rebecca Moravec, and she is who Rebecca referred her clients to when her health interfered with her ability to accept appointments. We are honored and excited to have her join us.
Please give her a Like on her Animal Communications Facebook page and check out her website at www.animal-connections.com for lots more info!
This Week's Adoptables from HAWS
The lucky family that adopts one of the pets featured here on our blog will receive a coupon from HAWS good for a “congratulations” gift bag from End of the Leash!
To learn more about how to adopt through HAWS, please visit their adoption page. You may also give them a call at 262.542.8851.
Pixie and Poppy: We are a young pair of Abyssinian Guinea pig sisters who enjoy each other's company. We are still young (approximately 6 months old) and are a bit nervous around humans. But with daily one-on-one time, gentle handling, and lots of healthy treats, we will soon become comfortable with you and be the best little friends you have ever had!
Frannie: I am a sweet, playful young lady. I am approximately 2 years old. I really don't like being alone. If you have a ferret that would like a friend and roommate please ask to do a meet and greet with me!
Happy Mother's Day!
Your Friends at End of the Leash
Please remember that us folks at End of the Leash are not veterinarians and no information on our website is intended to replace the indispensable and professional advice of your veterinarian.