kennel cattery – Klavlav http://klavlav.org/ Wed, 02 Mar 2022 14:02:41 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://klavlav.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/07/klav-150x150.png kennel cattery – Klavlav http://klavlav.org/ 32 32 How can the Irish help Ukraine right now as the war with Russia continues? https://klavlav.org/how-can-the-irish-help-ukraine-right-now-as-the-war-with-russia-continues/ Wed, 02 Mar 2022 10:44:00 +0000 https://klavlav.org/how-can-the-irish-help-ukraine-right-now-as-the-war-with-russia-continues/ Europe’s potentially most dangerous ground war since World War II is currently unfolding in Ukraine and the Irish have sought to lend a helping hand in every way possible to alleviate the human suffering suffered. thousands of people have died, hundreds of thousands of refugees are pouring into Europe and many more are displaced within […]]]>

Europe’s potentially most dangerous ground war since World War II is currently unfolding in Ukraine and the Irish have sought to lend a helping hand in every way possible to alleviate the human suffering suffered.

thousands of people have died, hundreds of thousands of refugees are pouring into Europe and many more are displaced within their own countries.

Rallies to protest the Russian invasion have been held across Ireland, vigils for those who lost their lives early in the conflict have been held and people are offering space in their homes to incoming Ukrainian refugees.

Irish businesses – some of which are Ukrainian-owned – have also gotten involved and are pledging to donate from their earnings to charities working to alleviate the humanitarian crisis in the weeks and months to come.

Over €1.4 million has already been donated to the Irish Red Cross for Ukraine through its charity partnership with payment platform Revolut.

Independent.ie has compiled a list of ways people can donate or help various causes related to the effort to alleviate suffering in Ukraine

(This list will be updated as more donation streams become known)

As mentioned above, the Irish Red Cross has partnered with Revolut to allow donations directly to the charity as they work to provide essentials such as medical equipment, food and water. More than 1.4 million euros have been donated to date. The Red Cross has asked people to donate cash rather than physical goods as it is difficult to get them across the Ukrainian border at the moment.

The war in Ukraine poses an “immediate threat” to the lives of 7.5 million children, UNICEF said. The charity said €75 can provide 12,500 water purification tablets to ensure children have access to clean and safe drinking water, €100 can provide thermal fleece blankets to protect 16 children at risk in emergency situations or harsh winter conditions and €250 can provide 6 first aid kits to help families in need of urgent medical care. Donations can be made here.

The UN Refugee Agency is also accepting donations via its website, with its commissioner Filippo Grandi saying that “the humanitarian consequences on civilians of this conflict will be devastating”. UNHCR estimates that more than 500,000 people have already fled Ukraine, with many more internally displaced after just six days of war.

The homeless charity works with a sister organization in Ukraine to provide assistance to internally displaced people and refugees. Donations to this charity, of which immunologist Luke O’Neill is now an ambassador, can be made directly on their website.

A Ukrainian charity that provides psychological support to children who are suffering because of the war in Ukraine. The association has been active in eastern Ukraine for seven years. The group’s website is open for donations.

Airbnb

Those in Ireland who own Airbnbs can offer them for free to Ukrainians in need of shelter, but donations can also be made here that will cover the cost of living in Airbnbs across Europe for refugees from the conflict.

It is Ukraine’s largest kennel and cattery with over 3,000 animals and will need donations to support the many animals that will be moved from their owners as the conflict rages on. Donations can be made here.

Basic Gifts

A number of businesses across the country are accepting donations of items such as clothing, blankets, medicine and diapers which will be transported to Poland by truck.

Green Speed ​​couriers organized the run to Poland and drop off points for donations are: 40 Landsdowne Village, Sandymount, (contact number: 0872474317) or Green Speed ​​Head Office, Unit 3, Park West drive , O’Casey Avenue, Dublin 12 , D12XH68.

The Donabate Portrane Community Center will also be accepting donations from March 1 of all non-perishable food items, toiletries, blankets, sleeping bags, clothing and footwear, women’s hygiene products, and children’s toys and coloring books. .

Ask a city councilor for the nearest drop-off point.

Crypto

If you are one of the tens of thousands of Irish people who own cryptocurrency, donations can be made to various wallets held by the Ukrainian government and a Kyiv-based non-profit organization Come Back Alive. So far, more than 20 million euros have been donated to cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin, Ethereum and Tether.

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Franklin storm: Nearly 50 flood warnings and alert issues for large parts of Wales https://klavlav.org/franklin-storm-nearly-50-flood-warnings-and-alert-issues-for-large-parts-of-wales/ Sun, 20 Feb 2022 14:21:50 +0000 https://klavlav.org/franklin-storm-nearly-50-flood-warnings-and-alert-issues-for-large-parts-of-wales/ There are now 15 flood warnings in place for Wales as well as 34 flood alerts. Sustained rains and winds caused by storms Dudley and Eunice, as well as the upcoming Franklin, have forced Natural Resources Wales (NRW) to issue a series of alerts. There are three types of warnings and alerts issued by NRW: […]]]>

There are now 15 flood warnings in place for Wales as well as 34 flood alerts.

Sustained rains and winds caused by storms Dudley and Eunice, as well as the upcoming Franklin, have forced Natural Resources Wales (NRW) to issue a series of alerts.

There are three types of warnings and alerts issued by NRW: Flood Alerts, Flood Warnings and Severe Flood Warnings.

The least serious is a flood alert. It means “a flood is possible, be prepared”.

Then it’s a flood warning which means “A flood is forecast – immediate action is required”.

The highest level is a severe flood warning, meaning there is a threat to life.

NRW issued 15 flood warnings and 34 alerts.

The 15 flood warnings cover the upper parts of the Severn, Wye Teme and Vyrnwy.

Here are the 15 flood warnings in place:

River Severn

  • Dolwen and Llandinam
  • Abermule and Fron
  • Aberbechan
  • Llandrinio
  • Criggion
  • Button
  • Welsh
  • Pool Dock and Trewern
  • Caerhowel

River Wye

River Vyrnwy

  • llansantffraid
  • Llanymynech
  • Meifod region

River Teme

Other

  • Lledan Creek in Welshpool

You can see the latest flood warnings on the NRW website here.

Flood alerts

There are 34 flood alerts in place at present, these cover almost all parts of Wales including most rivers, coasts and valleys.

  • Catchment of Clwyd
  • Cynon River
  • Rhondda Rivers
  • Taff River
  • Upper Tawe
  • Llynfi and Ogmore Rivers
  • River Neath
  • River Usk in Monmouthshire and Newport
  • River Usk in Powys
  • Usk Estuary
  • Aberthaw Coast to Severn Bridge
  • Swansea Bay and the Gower Coast
  • Tidal area at Crofty
  • Carmarthenshire coast
  • Pembrokeshire Coast
  • Ceredigion coast between Clarach and Cardigan
  • Dyfi Capture
  • Lower Dee Basin
  • Lower Teifi
  • Wye Estuary in Monmouthshire
  • Upper Teme upstream and including Knighton
  • River Dee in the Lower Dee Valley
  • Upper Severn in Powys
  • Vyrnwy Catchment
  • River Wye in Powys
  • Rivers Wye and Monnow in Monmouthshire
  • Upper Dee Basin
  • Swansea Bay and the Gower Coast
  • Tidal area at Crofty
  • Carmarthenshire coast
  • Pembrokeshire Coast
  • Ceredigion coast between Clarach and Cardigan
  • Dyfi Capture
  • Lower Dee Basin
  • Lower Teifi
  • Bran and Gwydderig rivers
  • Top trailer
  • Bottom tow
  • Taf and Cynin rivers
  • North Wales Coast
  • Anglesey West Coast
  • Lleyn Peninsula and Cardigan Bay Coastline

What should I do to prepare for a flood?

According to NRW, you should consider the needs of everyone on your property and make sure everyone knows the escape plan:

  • it might be safer to move to an upstairs room, ideally with a window that could be a potential escape route
  • if you are in a basement or a bungalow, think of another place where you could settle for more security
  • think about where you might move your belongings, upstairs, on furniture or in your car
  • store valuables or sentimental items high up all year round

You should also prepare a flood kit of essential items and keep it handy in case you are evacuated and make sure people know where to find it.

This should include:

  • copies of your home insurance documents
  • phone charger and battery
  • a list of important phone numbers
  • a torch with spare batteries
  • a radio – on your phone or on battery
  • warm and waterproof clothing and blankets
  • a first aid kit and prescription medication
  • bottled water and non-perishable food
  • baby food and childcare articles
  • pet supplies
  • rubber gloves and rubber boots
  • face masks and hand sanitizer

Keep a list of important phone numbers in your flood kit, this should include:

  • Flood Line 0345 988 1188
  • Local Authority Emergency Helpline
  • your insurance company’s 24-hour number and your policy number
  • local radio station frequency for news alerts and weather updates
  • family and neighbors
  • business phone numbers
  • doctor surgery
  • local police station
  • vet/kennel/cattery
  • local hotel or B&B
  • gas supplier and meter number
  • electricity supplier and meter number
  • water supplier and meter number
  • electrician
  • plumber
  • constructor

Check your insurance

  • Confirm that you are covered against flooding (ask your insurer, landlord or rental agent).
  • Find out if the policy covers alternative accommodation if needed.
  • Find out if the policy replaces the new with the old and if it limits repairs.
  • Don’t underestimate the value of your content.
  • Take photos of your property and make a list of your belongings to help with future insurance claims.
  • Check your auto insurance and what your policy considers preventable and unavoidable flood damage.

During a flood, you must turn off gas, electricity and water.

  • The gas valve is usually located next to your gas meter.
  • Your electrical network is usually a red switch on your fuse box.
  • Your water shutoff valve is usually located under a kitchen sink or where the water pipe enters your home.

Contact your supplier if you are unsure how to proceed.

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Donation made to Manx SPCA | https://klavlav.org/donation-made-to-manx-spca/ Sun, 09 Jan 2022 07:02:44 +0000 https://klavlav.org/donation-made-to-manx-spca/ [ad_1] Print and digital download photos available The Ocean Ford team made an exceptional delivery of pet food and toys to the Manx SPCA. As we reported ahead of Christmas, the team’s goal was to fill a van with gifts and donations for the charity. At the time, a spokesperson said: “It’s not just for […]]]>


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The Ocean Ford team made an exceptional delivery of pet food and toys to the Manx SPCA.

As we reported ahead of Christmas, the team’s goal was to fill a van with gifts and donations for the charity.

At the time, a spokesperson said: “It’s not just for Christmas, anything we get will help the Manx SPCA with the fantastic job they do all year round.”

The ManxSPCA thanked the online car dealership, saying: “A big thank you to Ocean Motor Village for collecting food donations for all of our adorable animals here at ManxSPC.

“Look how fantastic this pickup truck is too. “

Sponsorship

Meanwhile, the ManxSPCA is asking people to consider sponsoring a pen in their kennel, cattery or small animal unit in 2022.

The Pen Referral Program requires an annual subscription of £ 100 – which comes down to less than £ 9 per month.

This money will ensure that an animal is safe and warm in an enclosure that it can call its home, along with food, bedding, toys and treats.

The charity relies solely on donations to save and rehouse animals, and receives no government funding.

In a social media post, the team said: “Each year we welcome more than 1,700 animals – they have been lost or abandoned, have escaped cruelty or neglected conditions; or their owners have relocated. or are deceased, or they simply cannot afford to keep them anymore.

“We provide love and care for animals in a safe environment until they find their new ‘forever’ home.

“We also make sure that all of our animals undergo regular veterinary checks and that all medical conditions are taken into account.”

In return, a sponsor will receive:

l the choice of the domain you want to support

the nameplate on the pen to recognize you or your organization

personalized certificate

And you can visit Ard Jerkyll during their opening hours and see which animals are benefiting from your sponsorship.

If you would like to sponsor a pen, send an email to Liam.rice@manxspca.com

You can find out more about the ManxSPCA at: www.manxspca.com

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County moves to expanded sewer deal to serve Thornapple Manor https://klavlav.org/county-moves-to-expanded-sewer-deal-to-serve-thornapple-manor/ Fri, 07 Jan 2022 20:53:33 +0000 https://klavlav.org/county-moves-to-expanded-sewer-deal-to-serve-thornapple-manor/ Barry County Commissioners headed Tuesday to approve an updated sewer agreement that serves the Thornapple Manor healthcare facility. Acting in Committee of the Whole, the Commissioners voted to recommend approval of an amendment to the Sewerage Agreement between the County, Town of Hastings and Township of Hastings Charter. A final board vote is expected next […]]]>

Barry County Commissioners headed Tuesday to approve an updated sewer agreement that serves the Thornapple Manor healthcare facility.

Acting in Committee of the Whole, the Commissioners voted to recommend approval of an amendment to the Sewerage Agreement between the County, Town of Hastings and Township of Hastings Charter. A final board vote is expected next Tuesday, county administrator Michael Brown said.

This is the second amendment to a sewer agreement dating back to 2006, in which the town of Hastings provides sanitary sewer service to Thornapple Manor, Brown said.

“It’s a single-use line. There are no other people who are plugged in or allowed to plug in, per the deal that was originally made, ”Brown said.

The updated agreement will serve the Harvest Pointe assisted living facility at Thornapple Manor, which is under construction. The establishment will have 50 assisted living units. The agreement increases the daily capacity of the sewer line from 30,000 gallons to 40,000 gallons, Brown said.

Currently, Thornapple Manor uses approximately 12,000 gallons per day. Brown told commissioners that while Thornapple Manor follows through on a possible future plan to build a 100-unit independent living center on its campus in addition to Harvest Pointe, the increased capacity will be more than enough to meet needs.

Hastings City Council previously approved the amendment, and the document will soon be presented to City Council for approval, Brown said.

In other business on Tuesday, the Committee of the Whole of Commissioners:

• Recommended that Dr Joyce DeJong be reappointed as County Forensic Pathologist for the next four years, and appointed Dr Patrick Hansma and Dr Jared Brooks as Deputy Forensic Pathologists. All three are affiliated with the Homer Stryker School of Medicine at Western Michigan University. Previous assistant reviewers Dr Theodore Brown and Dr Brandy Shattuck have held positions in other states, Brown said.

• Recommended that the Board of Directors accept two grants totaling $ 25,000 to the Two Seven Oh County Animal Shelter Inc. The shelter receive $ 15,000 for the purchase of office, kennel and cattery equipment, as well as the purchase of dog beds, a veterinary scale, a vacuum cleaner, a cat enrichment equipment and buckets of water for dogs.

Another grant of $ 10,000 will be used for the county TNR [trap, neuter and return] program, in which residents can trap feral cats and barn cats, and have them taken to the shelter to be spayed and neutered in order to control the cat population, said shelter director Ken Kirsch Jr.

• Recommended that the full council approve the re-authorization of funds of $ 41,500 for a new truck for the emergency management service.

The board authorized the funding in the county’s capital budget last year, but due to manufacturing delays, the department was unable to take delivery of the truck, the chief management officer said. emergencies, Jim Yarger. The Chevrolet Silverado will replace a 2008 Ford Expedition. Funding also includes equipping the truck with mobile radio equipment and antennas, as well as a cargo box and cap.

• Recommended approval of land survey agreements with nine local companies for county-wide remonumentation work.

• Recommended to approve the appointment of Steven Koerber, Michael Pratt, Cameron Lear, Randall Jonker, Rodney Bredeweg, Cynthia Koster and Ryan Miller to the Nomination Peer Review Board.

Under a grant agreement with the Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs, the county is required to have a peer review committee to review remonumentation work done by surveyors who are not on the board. .

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Kennel Owner Dies After Rescue Dog Attack Near Dundee | Dangerous dogs https://klavlav.org/kennel-owner-dies-after-rescue-dog-attack-near-dundee-dangerous-dogs/ Fri, 24 Dec 2021 12:46:00 +0000 https://klavlav.org/kennel-owner-dies-after-rescue-dog-attack-near-dundee-dangerous-dogs/ [ad_1] A kennel owner who died in a dog attack was a passionate animal welfare activist who worked tirelessly to give abused dogs another chance at life, his friends and colleagues said. Adam Watts was killed on Wednesday in the Juniper kennel and cattery he ran in Kirkton of Auchterhouse, near Dundee, by a dog […]]]>


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A kennel owner who died in a dog attack was a passionate animal welfare activist who worked tirelessly to give abused dogs another chance at life, his friends and colleagues said.

Adam Watts was killed on Wednesday in the Juniper kennel and cattery he ran in Kirkton of Auchterhouse, near Dundee, by a dog that police had previously seized and brought to him for rehab.

Watts, 55, was pronounced dead at the scene after the attack, which allegedly involved a large bulldog-type animal.

The father of five wrote on the kennel’s Facebook page that his five sons had helped him with his work. His wife is believed to have died of stomach cancer eight years ago at the age of 46.

Police said there would be no suspicious circumstances and a report will be sent to the tax prosecutor.

Save Our Seized Dogs, a group dedicated to helping owners whose pets are seized under the Dangerous Dogs Act 1991, said Watts had worked with police in Dundee. “Adam would take any dog ​​to give them a chance at life and was the kennel of choice for the police in Dundee,” the group said on Facebook. “His gentle, calm nature quickly gained the trust of some of the most abused dogs and they were able to leave him to find loving homes.

“Adam died doing what he loved. He leaves behind five boys of whom he was the only parent. He spoke of them often and was so proud that the older boys helped him with the dogs.

Juniper Kennels advertised themselves as having 22 kennels of varying sizes and eight catteries, with an enclosed exercise area at the back where dogs could run freely and safely. He also offered walks on a leash, one dog at a time.

Wallace Vets, who has centers around Dundee, posted a tribute on his website, describing Watts as “the most caring man who went above and beyond in his passion for animal care, and worked tirelessly for help give some a loving future with a new family ”.

Edinburgh-based dog training company SuperSmart Dog Training and Behavior said: “He wasn’t just a kennel owner. He rescued many dogs that he felt needed rescuing and would campaign for the welfare of the dogs. Everyone who met him found a caring and loving man who lived for his five boys and his dogs. Since the death of his wife, it was his life [and he] put his heart and soul into saving dogs.

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Five sons of father tragically attacked by dog ​​orphaned eight years after mom lost battle with cancer https://klavlav.org/five-sons-of-father-tragically-attacked-by-dog-%e2%80%8b%e2%80%8borphaned-eight-years-after-mom-lost-battle-with-cancer/ Thu, 23 Dec 2021 15:09:14 +0000 https://klavlav.org/five-sons-of-father-tragically-attacked-by-dog-%e2%80%8b%e2%80%8borphaned-eight-years-after-mom-lost-battle-with-cancer/ [ad_1] Five young sons of a man who was killed in a dog attack have been orphaned eight years after their mother lost a battle with cancer. A second tragedy struck their families on Wednesday afternoon when Adam Watts was mutilated to death on the outskirts of Dundee. The popular 55-year-old died at the Juniper […]]]>


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Five young sons of a man who was killed in a dog attack have been orphaned eight years after their mother lost a battle with cancer.

A second tragedy struck their families on Wednesday afternoon when Adam Watts was mutilated to death on the outskirts of Dundee.

The popular 55-year-old died at the Juniper kennel and cattery he runs in Kirkton of Auchterhouse, about five miles northwest of the city.



Adam Watts was killed by a dog in the kennel he runs on the outskirts of Dundee.

Tragically, the deadly attack orphaned her five sons, four of whom were teenagers and one who was just 10 years old.

Their mother, Eileen, lost a courageous battle with cancer in February 2013, at the age of 46.

In 2018, the Daily Record recounted how the couple’s youngest son raised thousands of pounds in honor of his mother by crossing the Tay Road Bridge 20 TIMES.

Back then, Adam couldn’t contain his pride in his boy’s amazing feat of endurance.

He told us, “I am overflowing with pride.



Eileen Watts lost her battle with cancer in 2013

Tributes have poured in for Adam since Wednesday afternoon’s horrific attack on rural kennels.

We spoke to a number of people in the tight-knit village who were devastated by the incident which happened shortly after 1 p.m.



Eileen, mother of five, who fought a courageous battle with bowel cancer.

They described him as a “great man” who “loved his dogs” and “supported his five sons so well.”

A devastated resident told the Record: “It’s such a tragic thing, I can’t believe it, he was such a great guy.

“He had raised his five boys who will be devastated.

“Adam was a good father to them, he supported them well.



Adam Watts died on Wednesday
Adam Watts died on Wednesday

They added, “He lived on site at the kennel.

“He was always on the move, doing things like charity walks.

“Such a sad loss of a great man.”

Write on the Eileen Watts Tribute Fund website, Adam described his wife’s courageous battle with bowel and liver cancer.

He recounted how brave she was and how the family was supported by Maggie’s Center in Dundee.

Describing his fight, he wrote: “She immediately adopted an attitude of hatred towards Cancer and was adamant that he was not going to stay,” like an uninvited guest to a party “, as she did. said.”



Adam Watts died on Wednesday after the incident at the kennel just outside Dundee

And he added, “Eileen passed away on February 26, 2013 and our 5 wonderful boys and I continue to use Maggie in group or 1-to-1 therapy and counseling sessions.

“It has proven to be a source of great comfort and support for us as a family and we are by no means unique in this area.”

A police car was parked behind a closed gate on the small rural property all day as officers guarded the property.

Locals described seeing a significant amount of activity there last night.

One said: “There were a number of police cars and at least one ambulance in the kennel in the afternoon.

“It looked like a really serious incident.

“A family lives in the house next to the kennel and I think the owner was killed.

“It’s such a tragedy, especially at this time of year.”

Calls to Juniper Kennels and Cattery went unanswered all morning.

A Police Scotland spokesperson confirmed that a report will be sent to the Procurator Fiscal in due course.

Officers also said the death was not considered suspicious.

They told the Record: “Officers received a report that a man was attacked by a dog in Kirkton Auchterhouse at around 1:10 pm on Wednesday 22 December.

“Emergency services responded, however, the 55-year-old was pronounced dead at the scene.

“The death is not treated as a suspect and a report will be given to the finance attorney.”

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Worried about leaving your pet on vacation? Follow these four tips https://klavlav.org/worried-about-leaving-your-pet-on-vacation-follow-these-four-tips/ Thu, 23 Dec 2021 08:00:00 +0000 https://klavlav.org/worried-about-leaving-your-pet-on-vacation-follow-these-four-tips/ [ad_1] Six-year-old Morgan Wilcox border collie Milo is an important member of the family – and that can make getting around difficult. While Morgan likes to bring Milo when she can, pet-friendly accommodation isn’t always an option. There are always animal sitters around, but finding the right fit can be a challenge. We spoke to […]]]>


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Six-year-old Morgan Wilcox border collie Milo is an important member of the family – and that can make getting around difficult.

While Morgan likes to bring Milo when she can, pet-friendly accommodation isn’t always an option.

There are always animal sitters around, but finding the right fit can be a challenge.

We spoke to Morgan and her friend and occasional sitter, Brooke, to get their tips on stress-free pet care.

Find the right person to take care of your pet

If you can’t take your pet with you on your travels, you have three main options.

  • You can try to find a friend who might be willing to take care of your pet.
  • You can hire a pet sitter
  • You can leave your pet in a kennel, cattery, or other pet care provider.

Keep in mind that looking after a pet is a big responsibility, especially during vacation times when people may travel on their own or go out more than usual.

As Morgan brings Milo to his workplace, he has made quite a few friends – and some have offered to look after Milo while he is away.

“It really happened organically with people coming to me and offering to me. I would hate to impose myself, and I don’t take it lightly,” says the Newcastle archaeologist.

Often times, Milo will stay with Brooke Reeves, one of Morgan’s co-workers. Brooke loves dogs and has spent time caring for pets for her friends and family.

“She’s amazing. It started when she was in her twenties and lived at home,” Morgan says.

“It gave him the opportunity to stay with me and have his own space. Taking care of Milo while he was here was part of the package.”

Morgan often leaves her border collie Milo with friends when she has to travel.(Provided)

Be reciprocal

For Morgan, it’s reassuring to know that Milo is with someone he knows well. It also helps that Morgan and Brooke have a good relationship and have established a relationship of trust.

“They’ve built a very strong relationship now. Brooke now has her own place to call home and she took it home with her to stay,” she said.

“She sends me regular updates and things like that, and they’re having a good time. He’s very comfortable with her.”

If you ask others to take care of your pets, it’s important to return the favor.

“A key part is to be reciprocal with this. I have a number of friends with dogs, and they will volunteer to take Milo just like I took their dogs,” Morgan says.

There are also benefits for Brooke.

“My partner and I don’t have a dog, we both work full time and now is not a good time for us,” she says.

“It’s really nice to have Milo in our house because we have the advantage of having a dog at home but it’s not full time.”

Leave written instructions

Brooke, who is now 24, has been keeping animals since she was 17.

A selfie shows Brooke with Milo, a brown border collie.
Brooke, one of Morgan’s coworkers, often takes care of Milo.(Provided)

To make the experience better for the dog and the sitter, Brooke says it’s important to be clear about potential issues.

“If you ask someone to look after your pet, tell them the whole story,” she says.

“Glad to face a responsive dog, we can have this conversation – but if they don’t tell me it puts me and the dog in danger.”

Although she has a regular routine with Milo and Morgan, Brooke finds it helpful to have written instructions when dealing with new animals.

Does your pet need to be fed at certain times? Is he sensitive to food? Does he become anxious or aggressive with other animals?

All of these things are useful for pet sitters to know. It is also helpful to have contact details for yourself, your veterinarian, and anyone else who can help you with your pet.

Ask for recommendations from other pet owners

If you are looking for a pet sitter, Brooke recommends that you ask other pet owners you know.

“I really think word of mouth is the best way. It’s a personal thing, keeping animals,” she says.

“I’ve always felt more comfortable if they know me, or if there’s a connection there.”

If you’re hiring someone to look after your pet, it helps to have the money conversation early on, says Brooke. This can help avoid embarrassing conversations and misunderstandings.

Word of mouth can also help when finding a good kennel or cattery.

Morgan and Milo on the couch.
Morgan relies on word of mouth recommendations for Milo’s kennels.(Provided)

“When I took it [to kennels], this has always been on a first-hand recommendation, ”Morgan explains.

Another important factor to consider is the facilities, Morgan says. Is there room for your pet to move around freely? If your dog or cat has special needs, will the kennel or cattery be able to accommodate them?

“When I took him to a kennel the people were amazing and sent me texts and pictures of him,” Morgan says.

“[Look for people] who genuinely care about dogs and look after them when they are around. “

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5 Pitfalls To Watch Out For In Pet Insurance – Which One? New https://klavlav.org/5-pitfalls-to-watch-out-for-in-pet-insurance-which-one-new/ Wed, 08 Dec 2021 12:41:38 +0000 https://klavlav.org/5-pitfalls-to-watch-out-for-in-pet-insurance-which-one-new/ [ad_1] With more than 3 million UK households having acquired a pet between the start of the pandemic and 2021 – according to the Pet Food Manufacturers’ Association – many new owners are wondering whether and how to insure their new companion. Finding pet insurance can be extremely complicated, especially if your pet has pre-existing […]]]>


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With more than 3 million UK households having acquired a pet between the start of the pandemic and 2021 – according to the Pet Food Manufacturers’ Association – many new owners are wondering whether and how to insure their new companion.

Finding pet insurance can be extremely complicated, especially if your pet has pre-existing health issues.

Plus, changing insurers while maintaining full coverage isn’t easy, so it’s important to make the right choice the first time.

To help owners navigate the lingo, we analyzed 84 fonts covering cats and 92 covering dogs in November.

Here, we show you five areas where policies diverge – and where you might unexpectedly find yourself without the coverage you thought you had.

1. Coverage for pre-existing medical conditions

Few of the policies we looked at covered pre-existing medical conditions (PEMC) in pets:

  • 16% of policies covering dogs
  • 12% of policies covering cats

PEMCs are specifically pre-coverage conditions – and, typically, a new illness that develops within the first two weeks of the policy.

The consequence is that as your pet gets older, switching from one insurer to another (for example, if the premium goes up) means you risk losing coverage – as any illness your pet has suffered will be ruled out. of the new policy.

The good news:

We have found a few insurers who would consider covering a pet’s PEMC, although how they will do this varies. By default, Direct Line and Petplan exclude PEMC coverage – but if these are declared when purchasing the policy, they may arrange to waive or limit the exclusion in some cases.

Bought By Many’s “Pre-Existing” Specialty Policy provides limited coverage for PEMCs who have not required treatment within three months of purchasing insurance. In the first year, coverage for these conditions is capped at £ 500 – but this increases to standard levels over two years, provided no claims have been made for these conditions. Its other policies cover any condition that has not caused symptoms or led to counseling or treatment in the past two years.

Meanwhile, K9 Cover, a new insurer, is including a medical screening process as part of its online quote. You can declare any condition and get an immediate indication if it will be covered and how much additional it will cost.

2. Dental coverage (for accidents and illnesses)

Dental costs can vary depending on the work required, the type and size of animal and the vet you use. This makes it a wide range. In a recent survey by Which? members who had claimed in the past five years, some who had claimed dental treatment said costs as low as £ 100 – while another had to pay as much as £ 1,460.

Most of the pet insurance policies we reviewed include dental coverage for injuries and accidents (for example, your dog breaks a tooth while chewing on a toy) – but a third does not cover dental care. resulting from illness.

Even if you have a policy that does, you should organize and finance all “routine” dental procedures (such as cleaning or scaling and polishing) yourself – and when you need to make a dental claim, you will need to be able to prove that your pet has had annual examinations.

The good news:

Dental accident and illness coverage is one of our criteria for Best Buy pet insurance policies. This year, we’ve selected 14 Best Buy policies for dogs and 12 for cats.

Who? Members can find out which policies earned top marks in our guide to the best and worst pet insurance policies.

3. Cancellation of stay guarantee

Vacation Cancellation Coverage pays if you have to cancel a vacation at the last minute because your pet becomes seriously ill when you have to travel.

It won’t be on everyone’s “essentials” list – and in fact, it’s often an optional supplement. But if you have trips planned, it could end up saving you money.

The good news:

Three quarters (77%) of dog contracts offer a holiday cancellation guarantee and 85% of cat contracts. Where available, levels of coverage vary widely – from £ 250 to £ 5,000.

Be careful, however, the criteria for claiming this coverage are often restrictive – it is usually necessary for the animal’s illness to be “endangered” – for the insurer to pay.

Before taking out a holiday cancellation guarantee, check that you are not already covered by your travel insurance.

4. Euthanasia

Sometimes, with treatment options exhausted, the only human resolution is to put the animal to sleep.

While this final cost is probably small (around £ 100) compared to that of treating illnesses and injuries, around a tenth (12%) of the cat policies we reviewed and a fifth (20%) of the policies for dogs exclude paying this.

It is even rarer for the police to contribute to cremation or burial costs (about half of the policies will).

The good news:

Many policies cover the cost of euthanasia. Some cover it as part of your overall allowance for vet fees, but if you’ve already run out of it, you’ll have to pay out of pocket.

Other insurers have a set limit that varies between £ 100 and £ 200.

5. Emergency boarding costs

Pet insurance isn’t just for sick animals. If you become ill or are injured, your policy may make provision for the cost of caring for your pet while you are hospitalized.

With some policies, this also applies if your return trip is delayed and therefore you have to pay for unforeseen kennel or cattery costs.

The good news:

82% of dog fonts and 89% of cat fonts we reviewed have some version of it, but the rest don’t.

The total amounts of coverage available range from £ 100 to £ 2,000.

The RSPCA has a helpful checklist of what to do before leaving your pet on vacation.

Pet Insurance – What Should I Know?

If you are renewing your pet’s policy or purchasing coverage for the first time, these tips may help:

Do i need pet insurance?

This isn’t necessarily a straightforward decision – however, the bottom line is that without an NHS for pets, having some financial capacity to deal with unexpected vet bills is an essential part of your pet’s care.

Simply relying on your savings may not be enough. Last year the average pet insurance claim was £ 817 – but vets’ costs can easily run into the thousands. And, if your pet develops a long-term illness, like diabetes, these costs can be permanent.

How Much Pet Blanket Do I Need?

It depends on the type and breed of your pet, and your choice will likely be limited, to some extent, by your budget.

We believe that a police should, at a minimum, pay at least £ 2,000 a year for vet bills – but that won’t necessarily be enough for all pets.

Pet policies vary not only in how much they will pay, but also how long or whether they will continue to cover the costs of an ongoing illness. We believe “lifetime” policies are the best option.

The payment mechanisms differ again (remember the ‘extremely complicated’ part?) – however, they will all cover up to a certain amount each year for any condition covered. This means that while they won’t necessarily pay every penny of your vet’s fees, you can at least count on ongoing support.

What should I watch out for?

The overall amount that an insurer provides to cover veterinarian costs is far from everything.

Before committing to a purchase, read the policy’s terms (the fine print) carefully – paying attention to its terms and conditions and exclusions. Certain items – for example, “death from illness” coverage (which pays part of the animal’s value if your pet dies of illness) are removed from the policy once your pet has reached maximum age.

Check the policy deductibles and any co-payments. This is money that will have to come out of your pocket when you file your claim, so it is important to know the amount.

Also check the state of health of your pet. If the insurer is aware of a pre-policy medical history (this usually includes receiving medical advice as well as any treatment), they may deny claims for that condition in the future. If you stated the condition when you purchased the policy, some insurers may agree to cover it.

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Leave? Plan for your pets https://klavlav.org/leave-plan-for-your-pets/ Tue, 07 Dec 2021 06:46:52 +0000 https://klavlav.org/leave-plan-for-your-pets/ Now is the time of the year when families will go on vacation to relax. As pet owners, you are probably wondering where you will keep your pet while you are away. The Boksburg SPCA has provided a guide to help pet owners plan for their pets during the holiday season. What are your options? […]]]>

Now is the time of the year when families will go on vacation to relax. As pet owners, you are probably wondering where you will keep your pet while you are away.

The Boksburg SPCA has provided a guide to help pet owners plan for their pets during the holiday season.

What are your options? • Take your pet to a kennel / cattery • Take your pet with you (not recommended) • Use a pet sitter • Use an in-home pet sitting service

Pension kennel / cattery Is your pet’s vaccination up to date? Reputable boarding schools require proof of this and your pet’s vaccination certificates must be dated at least two weeks before your pets are admitted. A well-managed and reputable kennel is normally a safe way to house your pets while you are away. It also means that your pets are not alone due to the activity around them. Disadvantages of Residential Schools / Catteries Your pet is far from his home environment and may be stressed or depressed because you are no longer there either. Even if your pet has been vaccinated, he could still contract a disease such as kennel cough for which there is no vaccination.

Take your pet on vacation with you Does your pet have a new temporary ID disc with your contact details and do you have enough tranquilizers for the trip? Do you have a cool place in the vehicle (not the trunk) where your pet can lie down? Remember to never leave your pet inside the vehicle in hot or hot weather, even if it is parked in the shade with the windows slightly open. Disadvantages of Taking Your Pet Traveling long distances by car can be stressful for dogs and cats. Finding accommodation that accepts your pet can be difficult. In the case of cats, it usually takes up to 14 days for them to acclimatize to a new environment before they can go outside on their own.

Use a pet house / sitter It is advisable to make sure that your pet knows the house sitter before your absence, so that he is more comfortable and you can assess if he is likely to have bonding issues. An emergency back-up plan is necessary in the event that, for some unforeseen reason, the caretaker of the house / animal is not able to continue performing his duties. Benefits Animals are often much happier to continue living at home with a familiar routine and they have maximum exposure to companionship. They will not be exposed to the risk of infectious diseases from other animals.

Using a home pet sitting service The checklist is similar to that of the house keeper or pet; however, for this service your animals must be visited at least once a day as an animal that becomes ill can deteriorate very quickly and the animals need companionship.

Also Read: Pet Care Corner: Putting an ID Disc on Your Pet’s Collar

Also Read: Pet Care Corner: Microchips in Pets

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Keep Your Pets Safe This Christmas Canberra weather https://klavlav.org/keep-your-pets-safe-this-christmas-canberra-weather/ Fri, 03 Dec 2021 22:00:00 +0000 https://klavlav.org/keep-your-pets-safe-this-christmas-canberra-weather/ [ad_1] lifestyle, christmas, Christmas is a time to get together as a family, and that includes the four-legged members. Of course, the holiday season and warmer weather can bring challenges for our furry friends. Here are some tips to keep your best friends safe and healthy while on vacation. Serve a treat this Christmas? Remember […]]]>


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Christmas is a time to get together as a family, and that includes the four-legged members. Of course, the holiday season and warmer weather can bring challenges for our furry friends. Here are some tips to keep your best friends safe and healthy while on vacation. Serve a treat this Christmas? Remember that some foods that are delicious for us can be dangerous for our pets. Greencross Vets advises that chopped pies and Christmas cakes, stuffing, gravy, chocolate, baked bones, nutmeg, avocado, and stone fruit not be safe for animals. Pets that abuse Christmas treats and greasy table scraps are also at risk for pancreatitis, a condition that causes pain and discomfort and can be life threatening. If your pet eats something that they shouldn’t have eaten, contact a local emergency vet as soon as possible, as a quick response can make all the difference. When the weather gets warmer, it’s also essential to take precautions to keep your furry friends from overheating. Symptoms of overheating may include excessive panting, difficulty breathing, increased heart and respiratory rate, drooling, mild weakness, or even collapse. To avoid this: During a heatwave or extreme temperatures, it is best to keep your pet indoors in a well ventilated area. If you are going on a trip this Christmas, you can choose to hire a pet sitter or book your pet at a kennel or cattery. Or, you could be one of the 19% of dog owners and 2% of cat owners who, according to RSPCA reports, take their companion on vacation with them. Whether your pet is staying in a kennel or on vacation with you, take your pet for a check-up and make sure all vaccines are up to date. When traveling, always carry water bottles and extra treats to keep your pet hydrated, satisfied, and distracted. If traveling by road, dogs should be secured using a dog seat belt or safety harness in the back seat of the car, and cats should be secured in a carrier for cat with a seat belt around. Never leave your pet alone in the car. The RSPCA estimates that a dog can die from heat-related causes in as little as six minutes on a hot day. Use Google Maps to locate dog friendly parks and rest areas along the way.

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