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Dogs in hot cars

Every summer animal agencies are inundated with calls from concerned citizens alerting us to dogs that have been left or locked in hot cars. It can take less than six minutes for a dog to suffer extreme heat exhaustion and die. It is imperative, that if you are leaving your dog in a car to make sure that that they have adequate shade, shelter and water. Even then, temperatures whilst in the shade can reach high levels that can still be extremely hazardous for your dog. The main problem for dogs is that they cool themselves by panting. If the air around them is too hot, and they don’t have access to water, dogs are physically unable to regulate their body temperature.

So what should you do if you are traveling with your dog in hot weather? Here, Don’t cook your dog gives a list of what you should always do when traveling with your dog in the car. First and foremost, think if it is really necessary to have your dog traveling with you in the car in the first place. If it is really hot and you don’t have air-conditioning in your car, then it is best to leave them at home or make alternative arrangements whilst you are traveling.

It is imperative that your dog has plenty of space and is sitting in the shade, if in direct sunlight then your dog will still be prone to overheating regardless if you have air conditioning or not. Finally, they must have access to cool water. Lastly be aware of common signs that your dog is suffering from heat exhaustion that include; panting, disorientation, excessive thirst, dark gums, vomiting, diarrhea and losing consciousness.

If your dog has begun to show signs that they are suffering from overheating, it is vital that you act quickly as to avoid any disastrous consequences. Immediately move them out of the sun and try and wrap them in cool, damp towels to bring their body temperature down, paying special attention to the head. Offer the dog cool water so they can take a small drink easily and if possible, try and cool their tongue with a damp cloth.

Finally call a vet immediately. Following these measures, then there is no reason that your dog should every be in a situation where they are suffering from heat exhaustion. Just ensure that you consider the necessary precautions and if it is really essential that your dog travels with you.

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“Ya’ll know Kanye West-ie?”

Everyone does now!

The results are in for the 2016 wackiest name contest sponsored by Nationwide. Categories include both dogs & cats! Yeah!

Starting with the dogs: congratulations to “McLovin the Stud Muffin,” “Kanye Westie,” and “Angus Von Wigglebutton” earning them the top 3 spots.

For the cat division: the stakes are higher! From #1-#3 are “Agent Jack Meower,” “Shakespurr,” and “Meowmadeus,” respectively.

My personal favorite is the cat name “Sharkbait Hoo Haa Haa”.

You can see all of them here. What is your favorite?

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Zika virus and pets

I’m sure you have heard the news about the latest unwelcome addition to the mosquito-borne disease list, Zika virus. The Fetch Blog from PetPlan has a great post with all the info you need to know about zika and pets. You can read the full article here.

As of now, there have been no known reports of zika in animals, however the CDC says more research will be necessary.

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Rescue Dogs, a fun, family film saved over 150 animals

Continues to Give Back to Animal Rescue Community

Hollywood, CA (July 26th, 2016) — Busted Buggy Entertainment is proud to announce Rescue Dogs, a first of its kind family film starring real rescue animals, is now available for pre-order on iTunes. Throughout its filming and release, the producers and team behind the film have continued to give back to the animal rescue community.

The children-friendly, talking-dog film released in select theaters across the country in April and not only entertained, but also made a difference. Filmmakers partnered with 23 animal rescue organizations to host adoption events in each city during opening weekend, with a portion of the producers’ box office from the theatrical run benefiting the charity associated with each theater.

As a result of the film’s theatrical release and corresponding animal adoption events across the country, over 150 animals found their forever homes.

One of the partnering rescue organizations, Animal Welfare League (AWL) in Chicago, Illinois, had 51 animal adoptions in two days! Twenty cats, 30 dogs and one rabbit went home with new, loving families. Lady, a dog “long-timer” at AWL, was one of the 30 dogs that found the perfect forever family.

Filmmakers also worked with charities to select specific available dogs to serve as film “mascots.” The ultimate goal of highlighting “mascot” dogs was to find forever homes for each of them while bringing light to the countless shelter animals that are often overlooked.

In Utah, a special needs dog named Fynlee was featured as the Rescue Dogs mascot for Salt Lake City. Fynlee had been saved by Rescue Rovers, and a few weeks following the movie’s release she was adopted by a senior couple. To date, five Rescue Dogs mascots have been adopted.

Now, the Rescue Dogs team has set out to save even more animals through the film’s itunes sales promotion with animal rescues. Filmmakers have selected prominent nonprofit animal rescue organizations to receive 50 percent of proceeds from the movie’s iTunes sales.

Rescue Dogs the Movie helped 150+ animals find their forever families. Now’s the chance to bring home Charger, Hambone, and the rest of the Rescue Dogs crew by pre-ordering the video today on iTunes and supporting nonprofit animal rescue organizations!

About the Movie:
Rescue Dogs is the story of Tracy and his rescue dog Charger as they foil the plans of an Evil Businessman who wants to knock over their beach restaurant in order to build his golf course. With help from his brother, Tracy tries to meet the bills, manage the kitchen (where Charger helps cook!) and still find time to fall in love with a beautiful dancer named Bridgette. Through a comedy of errors and mishaps, the humans discover they can be rescued by their very own rescue animals. The film was written by Jordan Rawlins and MJ Anderson and co-directed by Anderson and Haik Katsikian.

About Busted Buggy Entertainment:
Busted Buggy Entertainment (BBE) is a film and television production company founded by actress, Courtney Daniels. Rescue Dogs is the third feature film Courtney and BBE have produced and is especially close to Courtney’s heart as she is currently the proud pet-parent to 6 rescue animals. Busted Buggy Entertainment’s most recent film, THE GIRL IN THE BOOK, starring Emily VanCamp, was released in December 2015 and was selected as a New York Times Critics’ Pick. It is currently available on iTunes, Amazon Prime and Netflix.

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