Run, Fido, run!

Runrunrunrunrunrunrun!

I’ve done a little digging and found a few pet/animal related road races in my neck of the woods.

Bark in the Park  is held in Grand Rapids, MI

The Cheetah Chase 5K is held at Binder Park Zoo in Battle Creek, MI

Strut for Strays is also in Battle Creek

Bailey’s Doggie Dash is in Rockford, MI.

These are the few that I could find on the Gazelle Sports website. If you know of any others in Michigan or in other states, please post them in the comments!

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Published in: on April 3, 2012 at 9:08 am  Leave a Comment  
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Skunked!

Take that!

Take that!

If you’ve ever had your dog sprayed by a skunk, you know how hard it can be to remove that awful smell! There are all kinds of products out there and lots of old wives’ tales. I found this recipe at a veterinary clinic where I did my externship (and just came across it in the pile of stuff on my computer desk), so I thought I would share it with you!

1 quart 3% hydrogen peroxide

¼ cup baking soda

1 tsp liquid soap or dish detergent

Mix together and shampoo/rub in. If you can get your dog to stand/sit still, try to leave it on for a few minutes before you rinse it off. Rinse thoroughly and repeat as needed. If it gets in your or your dog’s eyes rinse immediately and thoroughly with fresh water!!

Use this mixture immediately as it loses its potency. This is not a make ahead and save for later kind of thing.

Good luck and I hope no one gets skunked as you enjoy the journey with your furry/feathery/scaly friends!

But, look how cute we are!

Published in: on April 1, 2012 at 9:32 am  Leave a Comment  
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