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We have a heads-up for dog owners about mushrooms.
If you see your dog eating mushrooms from your yard, please bring them in urgently. It's a bona fide emergency. Bonus points if you can bring a sample of the mushroom with you. If caught early, treatment is relatively simple and straightforward.
Quick headsup, just to let folks know about Dog License Amnesty, which lasts the entire month of September. Dog License Amnesty provides a window of opportunity to avoid any citations, late fees or penalties, and still get your dog licensed. Even if you don't think you would be subject to any late fees, etc., it's nice to just get it done already.
We're not flexing our Medical Geek cred, but really, what's passes as a first aid kit for sale in the local store is quite silly in a major earthquake scenario. Different sized Band-aids, are you kidding me?
Don't get us wrong, we would never discourage having one. They're great for little kitchen mishaps, and the labeling does make them easier to find. But for a real First Aid kit, good for a real earthquake, it's super easy to pull a few things together and be ready for real. BTW, if there's a teenager in the house, maybe show them this post. Then, let them show you how it's done.
Welcome back to the earthquake prep series. In our last installment, we covered food and water - the true basics of your emergency preparedness kit. Here, we'd like to dive a little deeper -- into water.
We interrupt this earthquake prep series for a quick reminder that it's that time of year to consider heartworm treatment for your dog or cat. No, it wasn't the fact that water storage as a topic is on our minds, but since you brought it up, getting rid of standing water will help mitigate an increase in the mosquito population.
You see mosquitoes are what spread heartworm to our favorite canines and felines. What got our attention was the spike of cases to 153 in San Mateo County.