Best Doggie Goodies in Town!

Include yourself in the drawing and you could win the GRAND PRIZE! At www.fitnfurrynews.com you can check out the prizes that will be given away, as well as the short Training Tips that we have for you to watch. It’s so easy to sign up for the drawing, you can do it in person at Fall Home Show and Family Expo at the Santa Rosa Fairgrounds, or on www.fitnfurrynews.com. We would love if you stopped by our booth at the Fall Home Show and Family Expo just to say Hello!

Toxic foods for your dog! He won’t have to look far to find them.

Tomatoes

This fruit contains tomatine which dogs cannot process; tomatine in tomatoes and solonine in potatoes are cholinesterase inhibitors – meaning they inhibit the breakdown of a neurotransmitter in nerves causing excessive stimulation.

Keep in mind that there is very little tomatine is in ripe fruit. The highest concentration is found in flowers and the lowest found in ripe fruits. Symptoms include lethargy, breathing difficulties, drooling, abdominal pain, vomiting, diarrhea or constipation, paralysis, seizures and/or death.

Raisins/Grapes

Raisins and grapes are foods that dogs simply cannot process (exact cause unknown) and can result in kidney failure. One single serving can be fatal to a dog’s system. However, not every dog or cat is susceptible and some dogs can tolerate large quantities of grapes or raisins without any clinical signs. Additionally the amount of grapes or raisins that may cause renal failure is not exactly known, so any amount could potentially be dangerous. Given the unknowns of raisins and grapes it is best to err on the safe side and avoid giving these foods to your dog.

Garlic/Onions

While onions are stronger, both garlic and onions contain thiosulphate which can severely damage red blood cells and cause anemia, difficulty breathing and lethargy.

Avocados

Avocados contain persin which is destructive to the heart and lung as well as other tissues in animals – the exact way is unknown. Additionally the high fat in avocados can upset a dog’s stomach and cause vomiting and possibly pancreatitis . Symptoms are subtle but include breathing difficulties and a bloated abdomen.

Pits

Most fruit pits including apple seeds, cherry pits, peach pits, avocado pits, plum pits and all pits of that ilk contain cyanide which is poisonous. The accumulation of small amounts of cyanide or a large ingestion will lead to death.

Caffeine

Caffeine, which can be found in coffee grounds or tea bags, is a natural stimulant and thus stimulates the heart as well as the nervous system. Caffeine in dogs can result in vomiting, agitation, heart palpitations and possibly death. Further symptoms are similar to those associated with chocolate.

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ENTER to WIN!

This weekend don’t forget to come out and join Fit’N’Furry at the Santa Rosa Home Show and Family Expo at the Sonoma County Fairgrounds. If you stop by Fit’N’Furry’s booth we will give you a Bark Buck, plus you can enter yourself in the drawing to WIN the GRAND PRIZE. To find out more about the prizes go to www.fitnfurrynews.com, you can even add yourself to the drawing from this site and we have some FREE training tips for you! We will see you at the Expo.

Are the Dogs REALLY Playing?

Have you even been at a dog park watching you pooch play, then things start to get a little more serious? All the other owners say, “Their just playing, let them have fun.” However, it is not always a good idea to let the dogs continue playing when they get too excited. There is such a thing as good and bad play, just because the dogs are playing does not mean it is appropriate behavior. We all need to remember that play is shaping our dogs behavior, and certain behaviors can develop into problems over time, both with dogs and humans.

There are some characteristics of Good Play, both dogs should be willing participants, that is one dog should not be pushing another into activity. There should always be a loose body language throughout the play session, and no one should be getting hurt or yelping in pain. If the play is to hard and fast many times things will escalate and the play can turn into a fight very quickly. Pay close attention to whether your dog is actually having fun or engaging his prey drive. Many times all that is needed is a brief distraction or interruption from you to change the tone of the play time.

WIN the GRAND PRIZE!

Fit’N’Furry was at the Marin Civic Center last weekend for the Bay Area Pet Fair and Adoptathon. There was a tremendous turnout and many prizes were WON!

Sonoma County Family Expo Giveaway at www.FitnFurryNews.com

Sonoma County Family Expo Giveaway at http://www.FitnFurryNews.com

 

You don’t need to be present to be included in the drawing, and it is so simple to sign up. Just follow the link to www.fitnfurrynews.com to find out what you could win and enter your e-mail. Don’t forget to watch the FREE Training Tip we have for you!

 

This coming weekend, September 19, 20, 21 Fit’N’Furry will be at the FALL HOME SHOW AND FAMILY EXPO collecting names for our drawing.

A fun filled weekend is planned for every member of the family at two great shows all for one low admission price. The 14th annual Fall Home Show features over 300 exhibits filled with all your best home improvement needs. Visit Friedman’s How – To Pavilion, tour the new Luv custom home, meet with landscape professionals, and find the latest green products and energy solutions. At the 19th annual Family Expo fun entertainment, concerts, animals, contests, rides for the kids and lots of family exhibits. Plus The Hulk will make a special visit on Saturday. Bring a can or box of food for the Redwood Empire Food Bank and Receive $2 off your admission price. Locations: All six big exhibit halls, lots of outdoor exhibits and food vendors.
Hours: Fri. 1 – 8pm; Sat. 10 – 7pm; Sun. 10 – 6 pm
Location: Grace Pavilion, Hall of Flowers, Finley Hall, Garden Building, Kraft Hall, Garrett Hall, and outdoor areas
Admission: $7.00, 12 & under free
Organization: G & G Productions
Contact: Guenther Hofen
Phone: 800.655.0655
Website: GGShows.com

Bay Area Pet Fair – FREE $350 Worth of Doggie Goodies?!

The Bay Area Pet Fair and FitnFurryNews.com is your spot for $350 worth of FREE Doggie Goodies. The Pet Fair is in Marin at the Civic Center on September 6th & 7th.

FitnFurry Put together a great Package for attendees of the Bay Area Pet Fair Event in Marin- See Below;

Bay Area Pet Fair Giveaway at www.FitnFurryNews.com

Bay Area Pet Fair Giveaway at http://www.FitnFurryNews.com

To Register to WIN – You must go to www.FitnFurryNews.com. Register just once and you can win the fabulous prizes!! Also Come by the booth to see if you won one of the GOLDEN FIRE HYDRANT Prizes.

Check out the Special Dog Training Tips BELOW for the attendees of the Bay Area Pet Fair .

www.FitnFurryNews.com Bay Area Pet Fair Training Tip #3 – Wait

www.FitnFurrynews.com and the Bay Area Pet Fair in Marin at the Civic Center. The Bay Area Pet Fair and Adoptathon features a multi-agency adoption and and rescue event. Bay Area Pet Fair San Rafael.

Do you ever have your dog running out of the door ahead of you? That can be dangerous and they can run away and now you have to go and find them. Well No More! Teach your dog to Wait at the Door when you open it – WATCH the TRAINING TIP BELOW!

www.FitnFurryNews.com Bay Area Pet Fair Training Tip#2 – Pulling Dog

www.FitnFurrynews.com and the Bay Area Pet Fair in Marin at the Civic Center. The Bay Area Pet Fair and Adoptathon features a multi-agency adoption and and rescue event. Pet Adoption & Pet Fun Fair. Check out the Training tip from FitnFurry who will be at the Bay Area Pet Fair on Saturday and Sunday, September 6 & 7.

Are you Leading Your Dog – Or are They Leading You? Learn how to stop a Pulling Dog. Save your arm and the frustration of a Dog that Pulls with this New Training Tip from FitnFurryNews.

www.FitnFurryNews.com Bay Area Pet Fair Training Tip #1 – The Come

www.FitnFurrynews.com and the Bay Area Pet Fair in Marin at the Civic Center. The Bay Area Pet Fair and Adoptathon features a multi-agency adoption and and rescue event. Pet Adoption & Pet Fun Fair. Check out the Training tip from FitnFurry who will be at the Bay Area Pet Fair on Saturday and Sunday, September 6 & 7.

Have you ever asked your dog to come to you? If you do, do they run straight to you or do they ignore you and keep sniffing around or chase the cat anyways? This tip will allow you to have your pet come to you when you call them in any situation.