Interview by KTAR
Recently, I was on KTAR Radio to talk
about some of the unique customer requests we have had over the years! At
Pampered Pets & Plants, Inc. we strive to mimic the same
routine that customers have for their pets and
we will go above and beyond the call of duty for any pet at any time! We
have turned pheasant eggs, milked a goat, turned on the Lassie show for a
dog who actually watched Lassie daily, cared for pet tarantulas, played
classical music to lure cats out of their hiding spot so they could be fed
and medicated, hand fed apple chunks to a pig, took a 5 foot iguana out to
get his daily dose of sunshine and put sunscreen on a Schnauzers nose to
prevent sun burning.
During the month of August, for every 10
visits you book, the 11th visit will be free. Just use the promo code AUG10
on the online reservation request form.
Minchi is an
energetic little minpin chihuahua mix who doesn't know she needs open
heart surgery to correct a mitral valve that is stuck open in her little
heart. Minchi is a ladies dog who will frolick with other dogs and she
loves to get belly
rubs! She prefers her kids 12 and older please,
and while she is kennel trained, she prefers to be sleeping ON you! She
happily comes when called (usually) and likes to snuggle while her human
snoozes or reads a book. Minchi would like an active family to walk often
and another dog to play with. Are you that family?
spayed, up to date on her shots, micro chipped, heartworm tested and on
monthly preventative - and ready to adopt her forever humans.
If you would
like Minchi to join your family, please fill out an Adoption
To see other
Minpins that are available for adoption visit MinPinHaven Rescue
Is Clay Cat Litter
Many years ago, the only cat litter was
clumping clay litter. Today, there are so many cat litters on the market it
will make your paws pause! Upon doing some research, I found that sodium
bentonite is what makes clay cat litter clump. Sodium bentonite acts like
an expandable cement, which is why they caution you on flushing it down the
Cats and kittens routinely groom their feet after using
the litter box, ingesting the clay litter. The clay litter will expand
inside the cat just as it will with plumbing. Once it is inside your cat's
intestines it could extract fluid out of the body, resulting in
dehydration, possible urinary tract problems, yeast infections, etc.
Your cat is inhaling the clay cat litter dust, as are you.
Clay particles when broken down contain silica dust. Silica dust has been implicated
as a cause of lung cancer and other respiratory diseases not only in cats
but in humans, too. Consequently, folks with asthma or other respiratory
issues could be unknowingly compounding their problem.
We all want to be healthy and we want our pets to be
healthy, too. There are cat litters available today that are made from
natural sources like wheat, cedar, pine, and corn. Read your labels and
know what you are buying. Your feline friend will thank you!
Dixie Needs Help
This sweet and
scared 6 pound girl's name is Dixie... At only 8 months old, she was already
unwanted and on the kill list at Maricopa County Pound in Phoenix.
Rescued by Golden Bone Rescue & Rehab, Dixie's spay
sutures from the
shelter ruptured and Dixie had to be rushed into emergency surgery by one of
our volunteers. She said her insides were literally falling out.
The vets said Dixie
must have been suffering like that for a few days. The bill is mounting to
about $900 now and we have so many new rescues to spay and neuter this
Can you please help us
keep these pups healthy and adoptable and alive? Please make a donation, of
any amount to Golden
Bone Rescue & Rehab Inc.
A Dog Imitating A
Look at this dog imitating a crying young baby,
trying to make him calm down and stop crying.