Tuesday, November 30, 2010

You have got to be joking...!

Video from yesterday of Nikki trying to persuade me to go out for a pee pee in the rain and wind, is she mad I could drown !, think I will keep it in for a bit longer...


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Monday, November 29, 2010

Cats-Aid Event Calendar

Dave from Cats-Aid has come up with a brillant idea to create a calendar of the animal charity events in the south of Tenerife, included so far are... K9, Accion-del-sol, live Arico and of course Cats-Aid. Check out the link

 

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Sunday, November 28, 2010

Whitey needs a home !

Whitey is a small young male, full of energy and love. He has unusual eye colour, which makes him very different. If you are interested in adopting Whitey, ring K9 Tenerife 667 638 468 or 608 121 081

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Thursday, November 25, 2010

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Fur Cut


Here's some footage of me having my fur-cut by Steph Tufft, Dog groomer , Vet nurse and all round doggy expert. If you would like to have your dog's fur cut by Steph ring 628 859 973

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Monday, November 22, 2010

Charley Needs a Home

Charley was found in a terrible state but the kind people at accion-del-sol are looking after him.

Charley needed to have his hair cut very short because he arrived in such poor condition.
He is a very sweet dog (perro agua). If you would like to give Charley a home - ring the accion-del-number. Tel: 922 778 630






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Sunday, November 21, 2010

Christmas Horse and Dog Show in association with Aktiontier

Sunday 12th December- Mr and Mrs Dog 2011, dog show, horse and fun agility competition, fun dog racing, Father christmas will be arriving, pony rides, bbq, and lots more fun and games.

Location Hipico Del Sur, Buzanada, Arona



Friday, November 19, 2010

Cat uses dog as rug - scandalous !


Not sure if I approve of this activity , the cat looks as he is using the poor pooch as a rug !
I don't know that's cats for you, no manners, hooligans !



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Thursday, November 18, 2010

Accion-del-sol Keep fit with your dog - This thursday

This Thursday Accion-del-sol keep fit club are meeting at the entrance to Los Cristianos harbour car-park at 6pm for a " power " walk along Las Vistas promenade. Everyone is welcome to join.


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Sunday, November 14, 2010

Accion-del-Sol News

Press release supplied by Karen Clack

A lovely lady called Ann Plummer has adopted one of Accion Del Sols large dogs named Fatama, she has been in the refuge for over a year so its really nice for her to have a new home.

Aktiontier the German charity has now sent some of their staff to Tenerife to be based at Reina Sofia airport here in the south of Tenerife to raise awareness of the charity and the good work they do helping all animals over europe not just Accion Del Sol.
 
Next big fundraising event will be a horse and dog show at Hipico Del Sur in Buzanada on the 12th of december at 1pm. It will start with a dog show to find Mr and Mrs dog 2011, then horse and dog team agility competition, horse show jumping and fun dog racing. Father xmas will be stopping by with lots of presents for the children, pony rides, BBQ, and lots more fun and games for all the family. 


Please contact Karen on 687905511 for more information or to enter. All proceeds will go to Accion Del Sol dog refuge.

Marion always welcomes people to walk the many dogs and the refuge is open monday to friday 3-6pm. Marion can be contacted on 922778630.

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Friday, November 12, 2010

Wooftastic Pet Portrait Competition and Exhibition at Accion-del-Sol

Upload your pet photos on The Tenerife Forum and be entered in a Wooftastic Pet Portrait competition and exhibition (organised by Karen Clack) which will be shown at Accion-del-sol next year.

Judging will be by Marion (Director of Accion-del-Sol) and Nikki Attree who runs Tenerifedogs website and is a Digital Artist/Photographer.

Your entry doesn't need to be of a dog or a cat etc, it could be a pet lizard as uploaded by Janet.



So start hunting out those funny, serious, loving, cute pictures of your pets, you may submit as many pictures as you like look forward to seeing your photos.


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Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Madat - Dante

Here's a video of Dante and his new mate Quimby ,that Dominique and Regina who run  Madat successful found a home for. 

What a lovely sight to see Dante playing and running in a field - Well done Madat, your stars !. 



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Monday, November 8, 2010

Taking care of your dog in their senior years

Written by Caz Irving -

Taking care of your dog in their senior years

It may come as a surprise to learn that larger breeds having reached the age of five are considered to have entered the senior stage of life. During this stage of life, your dog’s needs are changing, but much of this change will have gone unnoticed.  This is the time of life when several conditions are more likely to occur so you should pay extra attention to your dog’s needs.

Some older dogs spend more time asleep, combined with stiff joints it is easy to understand the importance of providing a soft padded bed. If your dog sleeps upstairs, it may be worth getting them used to sleeping downstairs. Avoiding stairs late at night will be kinder on the joints and take the additional strain off the back.

Older dogs can also become wobbly on their legs, especially if they have arthritis. If you have many ceramic tiles at home then using non-slip rugs can help avoid slips and falls.
Old age may be the start of poor eyesight. Help your dog by keeping the home environment the same, try not to move furniture around too much.

Many older dogs seem forgetful or confused; they often lose their normal house training habits and can appear short-tempered. Although these are common do not accept them as inevitable, there is a lot that can be done to improve the quality of your dog’s life and reduce the signs. Other signs of brain ageing are getting lost on walks, restless at night and not greeting you when you get home. Special diets and medications are available to improve many of these behaviours.

Although dental problems can happen at any age, they are by far the most common disorder in a senior dog. Signs to look for are bad breath, brown teeth, dribbling, rubbing the face or mouth, swelling on the face, especially under one eye, bleeding gums and a poor or reduced appetite. If you notice any of these ask you vet for a dental check up. Treating gum disease early can reduce the risk of kidney and heart disorders. Encouraging your older dog to chew will help keep his teeth clean, there are special dental toys and rawhide dental chews available that keep both teeth and gums healthy.

Keep your dog looking their best by daily grooming; this also allows you to do daily checks making it much easier to spot problems early. Regular brushing stimulates the skin, improves blood flow and reduces the build up of dead hair and skin. Using a good quality dog shampoo will hydrate the skin and reduce skin bacteria.

Exercise is very important; to not only maintain physical fitness but also to provide mental stimulation. If you confined older dogs for long periods, they become depressed and withdrawn from their surroundings. Try not to save all the weeks’ activity and exercise for great long walks at the weekend. Regular, short walks will result in a fitter, happier dog. Excessively long periods of exercise may cause more problems than it eases. Older dogs are also much more susceptible to heat stresses.

It is also a good idea to switch your dog’s food to a special senior diet, ask your vet for recommendations if you are unsure.

As with puppies and adult dogs it is still very important to keep all vaccinations, flea and worm control up to date

You can’t stop your dog from getting older, but regular veterinary check-ups, a good diet and a routine health care programme will go a long way to ensuring they live a long and healthy life.
 

Friday, November 5, 2010

The K9 Puppy Calendar Launch is only two days away on the 7th of November

The K9 Calendar Launch is only two days away 7th of November at O'Jangles Bar Mirador Strip, Los Cristanios.!
If you cannot make the Launch the Wooftastic Calendars are available to buy from the following places.....

Properties R Us - situated opposite La Pinta Hotel at Torviscas;
Coral Mar Services - Costa Del Silenco
Premier Satellite Services - Hotel Conquestador, Playa de las Americas;
Libelula Shop - Santiago 3, lower mall leading to the pool;
Friends of the Animals Shop - Playa de la Reina, next to medical centre;
They will also be on sale at the various K9 & FOTA Car Boot Sales and Market Stalls.
K9 Kennels - 667 638 468



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Thursday, November 4, 2010

Sunbathing pooch !




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Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Hooligan Cat !

Dogs are the ones that usually get blamed for attacks on the postman ! but this moggy got into trouble with the royal mail for being aggressive !

I always thought cats had potential for being hooligans !





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Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Todd's Story




 Read about Todd a 5 year old pointer - click here to go to the k9 website 

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