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Those little pads are important for our pets!

Most people know that animals don’t sweat like us. But, #didyouknow: cats and dogs sweat through their paw! 


Yes, cats and dogs sweat glands are in their paws. This helps to regulate their body temperature, but it also keeps their little pads moisturized.This is also where a lot of fatty tissue sits so that their paws are protected during the cold weather. 

Hey Elyria, Ohio!

A chow mix was found in your area. He has a blue collar and is very friendly. There appears to be a little cut on one of his front legs, but he is otherwise fine. We’re sure someone is worried about him, so help us get him home!

If you know this dog, contact us at 866-699-3463  OR check out our Lost and Found Classifieds http://petkey.org/pet-recovery/lostfoundhome.aspx
Reference number: 48192

Dogs’ noses are so stinking cute, but did you know there's more to it?

Noses are one of our favorite part of our four legged, barking friends. They’re always sniffing around curiously or just giving us a friendly sniff when we come home. But it’s their main way to understand the world. 

Dogs have a better sense of smell than human (we’re sure you’re congratulating our keen sense of observation), but a dog has 50 times the olfactory receptors that humans do. This means that they can receive more information about smells than humans can. Additionally, dogs’ brains are better outfitted to analyze smells; this section is 40 times the size in the average human’s brain.

That’s one heck of a schnoz!

Attention Zionsville, Indiana:

A french bulldog was found in you area. She doesn’t have any tags, but that doesn’t mean she’s without a home! We’re sure her owner misses her.

If you know this dog, contact us at 866-699-3463  OR check out our Lost and Found Classifieds http://petkey.org/pet-recovery/lostfoundhome.aspx
Reference number: 48171

Russ is our Spotlight Pet this week!

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Here’s what Russ’ owner said about their beloved pet:  All the kids in the neighborhood know him & loves to play with him. When my son has friends over to play basketball in the driveway, he thinks he can play defense on them, as well as play football with them. He chases them while they trying to run for a pass or touchdown!

Autumn decoration advisory

The season of DIY is upon us! We know your hot glue guns are ready to get your home festive for the rest of autumn, but before you start those projects, make sure your pets are kept away.

Projects are great fun for most of the family, but can present some issues besides lack of artistic ability. Some of the materials can be dangerous for pets.

All adhesives should be used VERY carefully; these include hot glue guns, Elmer’s, and Modge Podge. Glitter is fun (kind of), but the small pieces are extremely difficult to control. For any activity that involves one or more of the already listed materials, place layers of old newspaper underneath your work space to try to limit the spills. The less of this stuff that’s accessible to pets, the better.

Going more natural with your décor? Pumpkins, while delicious and good for everyone, have to be kept away from pets. Cats can get injured if the gourd is heavy enough or drops on them; dogs are more likely to try to eat the vegetable, but that also presents risks of choking. Pine cones can be very cute, but the same choking hazard exists when these are within reach for an animal. The leaves are beautiful (real or fake), but these are also a danger. Animals may choke on the stems (real or plastic); while the leaf part on real leaves are a little more digestible, the fabric fake ones are not.

This is not to say “don’t decorate your home”, but rather be wary of where things are going. Our furry friends don’t always know better and we have to protect them. Make sure that all decorations are secure in placement and that they are out of reach for dogs.

Have any tips and tricks for this? Share your ideas with everyone below!


Photo is from The Farmer’s Daughter

Hey Indianapolis, Indiana!

A pit mix was found in your area. He is very friendly and neutered. We think he got a little lost since he waltzed up to someone porch on his own, but unfortunately it wasn’t his owner.

If you know this dog, contact us at 866-699-3463  OR check out our Lost and Found Classifieds http://petkey.org/pet-recovery/lostfoundhome.aspx
Reference number: 48177

Boxers

Next up in our dog breed series is the Boxer! These pups hold the tenth most popular breed in the United States and it’s easy to see why.

Boxers tend to be very affectionate dogs. They are also very energetic and need lots of exercise. This can be anything from going for VERY long walks to playing elaborate games!

These are a very loyal breed and loves their people more than anything. Hanging out with their owner is their favorite thing above all. This, in addition to their loving nature, makes them excellent watchdogs. Boxers are wary of people who are not familiar to them, but only to be alert, not aggressive.

Boxers are excellent family dogs because of the tendencies for personality. Before getting one, know that boxers usually prone to many health problems. This doesn’t mean that every boxer will be in and out of the vet’s office for their life; just that if an issue occurs, it is not outside the realm of possibility. Things like heart problems, cancer, and degenerative diseases are the extremes that the breed can experience, but less severe are things like bloating (which can become serious if not looked after) and allergies.

If you get a boxer, chances say it will love you, your friends, and family.  Be sure that if you get or have a boxer, that they are going to the vet regularly to make sure they’re in good health.

What do you love about boxers?

Stay tuned for our next installment. New posts in our dog series are every Tuesday!

Have you ever seen a cat with thumbs?!

 These cute critters are real, we swear!


Well, they exist to an extent. There are cats with 6 digits on their front paws, but the extra bean is not a thumb! It’s just another appendage from a genetic mutation. The digit is fully functional, just like any other toe on the paw. This is called being polydactyl and can happen in human DNA as well. 


Cats with polydactyl paws are also called Hemingway cats due to the author’s immense love for the furry friends. In fact, after his death, his cat remained. The house is full of polydactyl cats descended from Hemingway’s first one!

Hey Woodland Hills, California

This pretty girl was found in Woodland Hills, California in the Summit at Warner Center Complex. We’re sure she wants to be at home!

If you know this #cat, contact us at 866-699-3463  OR check out our Lost and Found Classifieds http://petkey.org/pet-recovery/lostfoundhome.aspx
Reference number: 48114

This cute boy was found in #Dallas, #Texas. He has a collar, but no tags. We’re sure he’s loved and wants to go home.

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If you know this #dog, contact us at 866-699-3463  OR check out our Lost and Found Classifieds http://petkey.org/pet-recovery/lostfoundhome.aspx
Reference number: 48101

Did you know...

Cats can’t taste sweetness! Most scientist believe that this is a mutation that keeps them from the taste, but they can taste things that we cannot. 

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We’re not sure why cats still like cream based things (like ice cream and whipped cream), but remember that these are not something to give your cat everyday. In fact, most cats are lactose intolerant.  The phrase “everything in moderation” may come to mind, but remember that it’s not a benefit to them. 

They are still pretty cute when they try to steal it from us though.

Attention Annadale, Virginia

A domestic short hair was found in near you. We’re sure she wants to go home, so help us!

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If you know this cat, contact us at 866-699-3463  OR check out our Lost and Found Classifieds http://petkey.org/pet-recovery/lostfoundhome.aspx
Reference number: 48108

CATS CAN TALK TO US!

Dogs are very vocal animals, but did you know that cats don’t meow to communicate with other cats?

Cats actually meow to communicate with us! On top of that, cats have specific languages with their owners in which the two establish certain meows to signal different things. In other words, cat moms and cat dads can talk with their cats!

The more you know.

A Spooky good treat for you dog this Halloween

For our food series, we don’t want to just tell you what not to feed your pets. Here’s a dog friendly recipe from damndelicious.net that looks pretty yummy to us!

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No-Bake Pumpkin Peanut Butter Dog Treats

Ingredients:
1 cup pumpkin puree
¼ cup peanut butter
¼ milk
3 cups old fashioned oats, divded

Directions:
Mix the puree, peanut butter, and milk together until well combined. Slowly add 2 ½ cups of the oats into the mixture.
Make balls of 1 to 1 ½ inch and roll in the remaining oats to cover.
Cover the treats and place in the refrigerator until firm.

According to Chungah on damndelicious.net, you should have about 20 treats. She also say to keep them in an airtight container and will be good for up to 1 week.

What a great little snack for Fido!

Hey Phoenix, Arizona

There was a pitbull found in your area. He is very lovable and looks like he wants to go home.

If you know this dog, contact us at 866-699-3463  OR check out our Lost and Found Classifieds http://petkey.org/pet-recovery/lostfoundhome.aspx
Reference number: 48116

Does your kitty like making biscuits?

Did you know that when cats knead or make biscuits as adult cats, it is a sign of affection?

Even though the jury is out on the specific reason they do it, most agree that cats do this as a sign of happiness and comfort. It can be on their favorite spot on the couch or your lap, but if they start kneading, they are happy to be with you!

The more you know.

Hey Tacoma, Washington

This girl was found in your area. It looks like she recently had puppies. She has a pink collar and she is very sweet. We’re sure that the puppies need their mom, so help us get her home!

If you know this dog, contact us at 866-699-3463   OR check out our Lost and Found Classifieds http://petkey.org/pet-recovery/lostfoundhome.aspx
Reference number: 47968

Phoenix, Arizona!

There’s a pup that was found near you! She’s a very pretty husky and we’re sure her owner misses her dearly, so help us get her home! 

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If you know this dog,  contact us at 866-699-3463  OR check out our Lost and Found Classifieds http://petkey.org/pet-recovery/lostfoundhome.aspx
Reference number: 47977

Hey Tempe, Arizona!

A male cat was found in your area. He is very affectionate and loves humans, but isn’t so hot on other cats. Someone must have lost him and we would love to get him home!

If you know this cat, contact us at 866-699-3463   OR check out our Lost and Found Classifieds http://petkey.org/pet-recovery/lostfoundhome.aspx
Reference number: 47972





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