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It’s winter, but I guess you already knew that. It’s cold and wet outside, but you probably already knew that, too. Your dog, your buddy, your pal is right by your side, out in the rain, getting wet, and in the house he troops. That wet dog odor becomes hard to ignore. You’ve tried the expensive “Odor be Gone” shampoos. You’ve bathed him and bathed him again, but still that “odor” returns. First, let’s be clear that you have ruled out any medical problems that could be causing this odor. Could it be mouth odor? Time for a dental exam. Ear odor? A possible ear infection. A fruity urine odor could indicate diabetes. All clear? Well, back to the doggy odor. Surprisingly, frequent shampooing is

Smoking: The Effects on Your Family Pet

I know what you’re going to say. “I’ve heard it all before.” Maybe you have, but now you’re going to hear it from me. First hand smoke is smoke that is inhaled into the lungs, a well known killer of humans. Second hand smoke comes from two sources: one is exhaled by a smoker, the other is the product released from the burning end of a cigarette, pipe, or cigar. Second hand smoke contains over 4,000 chemicals including carbon monoxide, formaldehyde, arsenic, nicotine and tars, all of which are deadly cancer causing agents. They will kill innocent victims, your family pets included. In dogs and cats, second hand smoke also causes lung disease, eye irritation, wheezing, coughing, pneumonia, hyp

Getting Your Ducks in a Row

Bella Vista Farms is a licensed animal sanctuary. In a nutshell, this means animals that make their way to the farm, no matter what the reason, are here to stay. No adoptions, period. Plain and simple. Over the many years of accepting abused, abandoned and unwanted domestic and farmyard animals of all ages, we’ve seen a lot. Many times owners move, lose interest or find themselves financially unable to care for their pet. But, at times, sadly, owners die. If relatives or friends are unable to take over the care of the pet, up steps Bella Vista Farms. When pets arrive, questions need to be asked. Problem? Possibly…Read on. When asked the pet’s name – that’s usually an easy one. Now it gets to

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