Sago Palms, beautiful around the house deadly to your dogs.

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Sago Palms or King Sago Palms are very common around south Florida. You can find them planted in yards and in pots inside homes.

Did you know they are potentially deadly to your dogs? They sure are. In fact about 30% of dogs that ingest ANY part of the Sago Palm will die. Symptoms include vomiting and diarrhea. Dogs can develop liver issues in just hours including liver failure. Its also good to note that even if the dogs show no symptoms after eating any part of the Sago Palm the animal can still die.

If you have Sago Palms in or around your home and have dogs, beware! Its recommend to remove the palms or fence them off to keep animals away.

2013 Holiday Events

We have some upcoming events for December you do not want to miss. Mark those calendars!

The 2013 Christmas House  presented by JW Salveson and Jerome Sangalli will run from December 12th through December 18th benefiting Dogs and Cats Forever, Inc. Over fifty decorated trees and 35,000 lights. From 6pm to 10pm each night and  Santa Clause will there each night.

Located at 273 SW Starflower Ave, Port Saint Lucie, 34984. Information at 954-816-4094Christmas house 2013

December 15th at the shelter, Dogs and Cats Forever, Inc. will have Pictures with Santa. Bring your pets, bring your kids. Get pictures with Santa. Pictures with Santa will run from 11am to 4pm. The shelter is located at 4600 Selvitz Road, Ft. Pierce, Florida 34981

There is will be a bake sale, (Treats for kids and pets!) Holiday picture frames, Raffles, prizes, Ornaments, Holiday decorations and much more. This has historically been a great time for pets and kids. Want to laugh and get into the holiday spirit? This event is for you. Tell your friends, tell your family. Come out and join us for a great time!santa 10 18

Shaggy Day Fundraiser

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Mark your calendars September 29th, 2013. Dogs and Cats Forever, Inc is having a fundraiser at the shelter on Selvitz Road.

  • Live Entertainment
  • Bounce House
  • Face Painting
  • Food
  • Local Vendors
  • Prizes / Raffles
  • Dog and Cat Stroll

Located at the Animal Shelter, 4600 Selvitz Road, Ft. Pierce, Florida. 11am-5pm. Come out to support your local no-kill animal shelter and share in the festivities.

Operation Zero Spay and Neuter Program

DId you know Dogs and Cats Forever, Inc. has a low cost spay and neuter option? Its called the Operation Zero Spay and Neuter Program.

Help control the population of unwanted pets by spaying and neutering your animals. Call or stop by the shelter during business hours and buy a voucher to control the pet population.

Sponsored by Dogs and Cats Forever with the help and assistance of some great local veterinarians you can get your dog or cat spayed or neutered at a greatly reduced rate. Tens of thousands of unwanted dog and cats are destroyed each year in south Florida. Help break the cycle and get your pet spayed or neutered. At these reduced prices there is no excuse. opzero1

Iams and Eukanuba Pet Food Recall

August 14, 2013 – The Procter & Gamble Company (P&G) has voluntarily recalled specific lots of dry pet food because they have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella. These lots were distributed in the United States and represent roughly one-tenth of one percent (0.1%) of annual production. NoSalmonella-related illnesses have been reported to date in association with these product lots.

Salmonella can affect animals eating the products and there is risk to humans from handling contaminated pet products, especially if they have not thoroughly washed their hands after having contact with the products or any surfaces exposed to these products.

Healthy people infected with Salmonella should monitor themselves for some or all of the following symptoms: nausea, vomiting, diarrhea or bloody diarrhea, abdominal cramping and fever. Rarely, Salmonella can result in more serious ailments, including arterial infections, endocarditis, arthritis, muscle pain, eye irritation, and urinary tract symptoms. Consumers exhibiting these signs after having contact with this product should contact their healthcare providers.

Pets with Salmonella infections may be lethargic and have diarrhea or bloody diarrhea, fever, and vomiting. Some pets will have only decreased appetite, fever and abdominal pain. Infected but otherwise healthy pets can be carriers and infect other animals or humans. If your pet has consumed the recalled product and has these symptoms, please contact your veterinarian.

This issue is limited to the specific dry pet food lot codes listed below. This affects roughly one-tenth of one percent (0.1%) of total annual production. The affected product was distributed to select retailers across the United States. These products were made during a 10 day window at a single manufacturing site. P&G’s routine testing determined that some products made during this timeframe have the potential for Salmonella contamination. As a precautionary measure, P&G is recalling the potentially impacted products made during this timeframe. No other dry dog food, dry cat food, dog or cat canned wet food, biscuits/treats or supplements are affected by this announcement.

P&G is retrieving these products as a precautionary measure. Consumers who purchased a product listed below should stop using the product and discard it and contact P&G toll-free at 800-208-0172 (Monday – Friday, 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM EST), or via website at www.iams.com or www.eukanuba.com. Media Contact: Jason Taylor 513-622-1111.

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Cat food products are listed at the FDA link provided below.

http://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm365154.htm

Dog Training

If you’re going to teach a dog tricks why not teach them useful tricks? Check out Just Jesse the Jack and his useful dog tricks.

You can also head over to Just Jesse the Jack and show his Facebook page some love.

Click link——–> Just Jesse the Jack

It goes to show you, not only can a dog be man’s best friend but with a little patience and love your dog can really help you out around the house too!
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