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<p>Benz takes an adventure in Zion National park! This is a clip from the Zip Lining part of the adventure. </p>
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<p>We travel to San Diego.  We kick back at the first off leash Dog Beach, we join the owner of a bootcamp workout group for dogs & their parents.  We check out Balboa Park, grab a snack at the pet bakery! Benz gets a T-touch massage and Pet-Icure and a bath from a do it yourself dog wash.  Benz gets a surfing lesson and we settle in for the night after a stroll in Cornado Beach.</p>
<p>Intresting San Diego.  A bakery for pets, a spa thats gone to the dogs offers BRIZILIANS (Yes ladies). A dog bootcamp that takes fitness to the puppy leval. A whole Island thats gone to the dogs. Benzs gets a surfing lesson, and we explore a park with History & Culture come alive. </p>
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<p>We explain what adventures4pets is in a one minute synopsis. </p>
<p>Pets are family, Travel with your family</p>
<p>Its time to Go Out & Play!</p>

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By rachel Wed, 04/11/2012 - 21:35 featuredPETS SAVE LIVES!

 

Dog is scent-sitive to blood sugar levels

 

 

Taeghan Rice, 7, with Keeva, a specially trained diabetic dog that alerts Taeghan to changing blood-sugar levels.

 

BY BARB PACHOLIK, LEADER-POST MARCH 28, 2012

Even when a spike in Taeghan Rice's blood-sugar levels goes unnoticed by the seven-year-old Regina boy, Keeva's nose knows.

Rice has type 1 diabetes; Keeva, his new, four-monthold black Labrador retriever, has the ability to sniff out the highs and lows of Rice's diabetes.

The active Grade 1 student is pretty definite about two things right now: Diabetes? "I don't really like it." Keeva? "I just like her."

The scent-sitive Lab joined the busy Rice household a week ago and has made a big impression in that short time.

"You can tell this dog knows what she's doing," said Rice's mother Pam.

When Keeva smells the subtle scent changes of a rise or fall in Taeghan's blood sugars, she quickly gets someone's attention. At present, that's by barking, nudging or acting out of character. But honing the skill means Keeva will give a "high-five" with her paw for a high or bow down for a low.

Controlling those peaks and valleys is crucial to avoiding diabetic coma or insulin shock.

Taeghan's father Bryan (also a type 1 diabetic, who may soon have his disease firmly in check with an islet transplant) and Pam were quick to recognize the telltale diabetic symptoms, including excessive thirst and frequent urination, when their son was age 2 1/2.

"It was still a big learning curve for us," added Pam. Managing diabetes in an active toddler in that pickyfood stage coupled with the usual childhood illnesses wasn't easy.

Taeghan currently gets about four to six insulin injections a day, although sometimes it's up to nine. His mom is up a minimum of twice through the night to check his levels and give injections.

"With a young child, their blood sugars change so quickly," said Pam. Taeghan is "hypoglycemic unaware," unable to sense the changes. Even weather and activity can cause fluctuations.

"You're constantly worrying," Pam added. "You can't just let your child go play at a friend's house for 1-1/2 or two hours."

She heard about diabetic alert dogs, which have been around since 2003, after her mother saw a television program. Pam connected with Virginia-based, non-profit Guardian Angel Service Dogs in November, then waited to be matched with a dog.

Dan Warren, a type 1 diabetic who founded Guardian, said Keeva is the first diabetes service dog to come to Canada. The organization places to 300 to 360 dogs worldwide annually.

"It's a security blanket," he said, explaining the highly trained dogs give an alert 20 to 45 minutes before a blood-sugar change would register on a meter. That is particularly important for a child at night.

When blood sugars are high, diabetics emit a sweet, fruity, candy floss-like smell. A low is synonymous with the smell of the acetone in nail polish. Whereas a human can smell a teaspoon of sugar in a cup of tea, a trained dog - with scent detection a hundred times that of a human - can sniff a teaspoon of sugar in a chlorinated, Olympic-sized swimming pool. "They're scenting from the core of the body," said Warren.

The dogs detect the scent even at a distance, which is important for Taeghan, who plays hockey, soccer, football and lacrosse.

"(Keeva) will give us the peace of mind so he can participate in all the things he wants to in life," said Pam.

With the first stage of training under her collar, Keeva was placed in the Rice home to bond with Taeghan and get to know his smell, but her training continues.

Warren said Guardian has weekly followup with recipients by phone or the Internet, then a trainer will go to the dog every 90 days to complete the training over two years. In time, Keeva will be able to fetch juice, a glucometer or insulin, and to use a special phone pad to call for help if Taeghan became unresponsive and no other assistance was available. Recertification as a service dog then continues every two years.

It means Keeva doesn't come cheap, at $19,000. Pam said the family has already had two charitable groups offer financial help. Anyone wishing to donate can do so at guardianangelservicedogs.org. More information is also available at www. diabetesalertdogs.com and www.warrenretrievers.com.

 

How amazing our pets?  They save lives!

Give your pet the credit they deserve and spoil them today and everyday!<3

 
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HAPPY NATIONAL PET DAY! THATS EVERYDAY FOR US

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By rachel Wed, 04/11/2012 - 18:09 NATIONAL PET DAYfeatured

 

Happy National Pet Day!  Lets Celebrate all week!

Wednesday April 11, 2012

All pet owner deserve to give themselves a hug…considerate it from your pet!   National pet day is such a fun day to celebrate your love and dedication to your special furry/smooth/ or scaly friend!  Below I am going to list Adventures4Pets Top Ten Crazy Petventions!

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T Touch Massage

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By rachel Tue, 04/10/2012 - 14:12 featured

 

Tellington T Touch:

 

You and your pet share a unique bond, from petting to bathing, to brushing and in between, but did you know that there’s a way to awaken your dog and make them more apt. to learn your commands, and focus? After all your pup that loves on you all the time could probably use some extra TLC.

T Touch massage is just that, a massage is to relax and melt away stress, while the T touch is used to awaken the mind, create focus, and enhance the animals ability to learn.

 

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Easter Egg hunts that have gone to the dogs, Cat-nip filled Easter eggs & An annual Blessing for the pets

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By rachel Sat, 04/07/2012 - 12:33 featured

 

Easter is filled with fun, blessings and lots of treats for us humans! Now communities are getting involved to include their furry friends too. From Easter outfits, to cat-nip filled eggs, now to Easter egg hunts & blessings for the animals. The Spring Holy Holiday is becoming more and more popular for our furry friends.

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Pet Travel Safety

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By rachel Sun, 03/04/2012 - 15:23 featuredpet safetycarstruckssuvscatsdogs

Pet Travel Safety:  Traveling across the country or to the local store with your pet can be a fun and enjoyable experience for all members of the family.  Pet safety is sometimes overlooked but is one of the quickest most important things you can do to protect your best friend while traveling.
 

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Pet Ownership: Yes, It's Good For Your Health!

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Pet Ownership:  Yes, It’s Good For Your Health!
When you think about reducing stress, being more physically fit, and overall emotionally, physically healthy do you think of pet ownership?  Research indicates that owning a pet may be beneficial to a person’s physical and psychological health.  There has been a variety of studies to help determine the health benefits that pet ownership provides.
 

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What do a towel, corner, and a cat have in common?

By admin Thu, 11/10/2011 - 10:40 featuredpetscats
What do a towel a cornor & a cat have in commen?

 
Moving with your pet can be not just challenging but can be an adventure on its own.  To limit the stresses and problems that come along with moving or traveling with a finicky pet, especially a finicky cat, be sure to keep your pets comfort first. 

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Owning a piggy for a pet? Why we LOVE them & they aren't just a celebi-pet!

By admin Thu, 11/10/2011 - 10:40 featured

 
One piggy, two piggy, three piggy, four; owning a mini-pot belly pig can have you squealing for joy! 
There’s a lot of sayings associated with pigs, “Stink like a pig” “Sweat like a hog” “Dirty as a pig” “Your room is a pig pen”(maybe that’s just what my mama told me growing up.) But all these are just sayings.  Pigs actually are quite clean and can even be potty trained like a dog.  As far as stinking pigs have no odor and are actually non-allergenic.  So all the bad press is just a hogs way of life some times!

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Why its not the best idea to adopt an exotic pet

By admin Thu, 11/10/2011 - 10:40 featured

 
Yes baby tigers, and lions and even bears OH MY, can make adorable and cute companions when they are babies, but the best idea is to visit them in the wild, at your local wildlife sanctuary or zoo! Owning a pet is a big responsibility a joy and also can be your best friend and closet companion.  When pets are babies they leave their animal families and join their human families! As the weeks go by the new baby pet you've adopted grows and a domesticated animal will become one of the biggest joys in your life, but an exotic pet grows and isn’t so small anymore!

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Pets on Adventure: Traveling by car on your Pet-cation

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Pets on Adventure:  Traveling by car on your Pet-cation
Taking pet-cations with your best friend will make for some fun memories and help bond you to your pet for life.  Some things to keep in mind before you travel are, pet safety, a healthy pet, vaccination records, pet supplies and accommodations.
For safety purposes, it is important to ensure that you have the proper restraints for your pet when traveling by car (see Feature article, Pet Travel Safety).
 

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