Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Kids & Dogs Can Have Fun in the Summer Sun!

It's summer time! A great time for both kids and pets to enjoy the nice weather at a park, a beach, or just playing around in the neighborhood.  A recent article in the Lowell Sun talks about how to teach your kids to respect dogs.  Here are some tips from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) on how kids & pets can have fun this summer and be safe! For more information visit http://www.aap.org/
Wait: until kids are older than 4yrs before getting a family pet.
Supervise: Never leave small childer or babies alone with a pet.
Be Cautious: Teach your children to be cautious around pets and not to bother them while sleeping or eating.
Ask First:  Childern should ask an owner for permission 1st before petting.
Don't Run: Tell kids to stay still if a strange dog comes up to them. Dogs naturally love to chase!
Treat bites immediately: Wash small wounds with soap and water. Seek medical attention for larger wounds.

Monthly Best Friends has small medium and large breed dog meet up groups in an all indoor air conditioned play arena where your furry friend can romp and play to get out of the heat. Become a member at http://www.meetup.com.

Thursday, July 8, 2010

TD Bank Pet Appreciation Day!

         July 10th TD Bank is celebrating Pets! If you bring your pet in to the Middlesex Road branch in Tyngsboro you will get a prize!