Playing in Leaves

I remember spending hours raking leaves as a kid. When I got older, and leaf blowers were invented, I spent less time but hated the job. Then the kids would play in the leaves, creating more work. But it was worth it to see how much fun they had. This dog takes the kids place having fun playing in leaves.

Christmas Stuff Already!

It’s hard to believe all the Christmas merchandise is arriving this early! We see it all around town. Lights and decorations are going up. Stores are starting to display holiday items. And it is no different here at RadioFence.com.

We have just received our initial inventory of holiday pet clothing. So far, we have dog hoodies and dog dresses available on the website. Throughout the week we will be adding holiday harnesses, collars, neck and bow ties and much more.

Stop by and check out our selection so far. If you don’t see anything you want right now, keep checking because we will be adding new items daily.

$330 Million Spent on Halloween Costumes – For Pets!

Costumes for petsTraditionally an occasion to wear a costume and live the fantasy of being a superhero, monster or pop-culture icon, Halloween is increasingly a time to put on the dog. Or put one on the dog.

The National Retail Federation says Americans will spend $330 million on pet costumes this year. While that’s only a small part of the total $6.9 billion consumers will shell out for candy, costumes and decor, the category is popular and growing, say retailers and pet owners.

Send us pictures of your pets in their costumes and we will select the best ones for our month newsletter. Send pics to newsletter@radiofence.com

Jerky Treats Killing Dogs, Cats – 2013 Recall for Dog Food Treats

Jerky treats are killing dogs (and some cats) and after an earlier recall, the FDA is seeking more information on dog food treats that have been sold over the last few years that may have sickened pets.

Most of the jerky treats implicated have been made in China.

Pet owners are concerned now that new numbers have been released and it has been revealed that almost 600 pets have died from illnesses linked to the dog treats.

Some of the cases have have involved “kidney failure, gastrointestinal bleeding, and a rare kidney disorder. About 60 percent of cases involved gastrointestinal illness, and about 30 percent involved kidney and urinary systems.”

What should pet owners do?

The best thing to do is to only buy treats made in the USA.

If you ignore the warnings and still feed your dogs the treats and your pet becomes sick, the government agency warns to”stop the treats immediately, consider seeing your veterinarian, and save any remaining treats and the packaging for possible testing.

Circovirus scare: Keep facts in perspective – AVMA

Reports about possible cases of canine circovirus abound, but it’s important to keep the facts in perspective, according to American Veterinary Medical Association experts and others. “Circovirus has been found in the feces of healthy dogs,” notes veterinarian Thomas Mullaney of Michigan State University. “Also, the initial research shows that nearly 70% of dogs showing clinical signs of illness and found positive for circovirus were also infected with other viruses or bacteria known to cause disease.” According to the AVMA, circovirus is no longer under consideration as the primary cause of sickness in dogs in Ohio, and just one of those dogs tested positive for circovirus. The Journal Gazette (Fort Wayne, Ind.)