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Art ‘n’ Bark spotlights pets

The El Dorado Arts Council is proud to present Art ‘n’ Bark, a dog and pet-themed art show spotlighting local artists and dog-friendly activities for pet owners and their four-legged friends to enjoy together on Saturday, June 20. There will be a novel Third Saturday artists’ reception spotlighting a variety of canine curiosities, crafts, and fanfare. The […]

Keep pets safe this summer

By Henry Brzezinski, Chief of El Dorado County Animal Services Summer brings with it many opportunities for new adventures with family pets. However, summer can also bring potentially dangerous situations for both people and their pets. With a little planning, everyone, including pets can stay safe this summer. A number of tips are recommended by […]

Exotic pets require responsible care

By Ryan Morris Aquatics Manager at Lee’s Feed There are people who are drawn to more unfamiliar pets when the friendly and furry is no longer interesting. Exotic pet keepers are drawn to the slimy, scaly, bristly and the downright ornery. Exotic pet keepers’ interests are as diverse as the pets they keep. One that […]

June 06, 2014 | Posted in Healthy Pets 2014 | Tagged | 1 Reply

Website gives lost pets a chance to find home

For many people in El Dorado County, pets are valued members of the family — they are the loving balls of fluff there to greet you after a long day at work, or put a smile on your face when you’re feeling down or blue. If these companions suddenly disappear or don’t come home one […]

Veterinarians to attempt world record for microchipping pets

What do a 3-month-old calf pastured next door to an ice cream parlor in Rhode Island, a kitten born to a barn cat in Colorado and Bluetick/Walker Coonhound mix puppies for sale in Oklahoma have in common? This summer, all of these animals exposed numerous people to rabies. In each case, post-exposure treatment was necessary […]

Grow For It!: Poisonous plants and pets

Many of the plants grown in our yards are toxic to dogs and cats. Some can be fatal, but many cause nonfatal — but annoying — symptoms such as vomiting, diarrhea and drooling. Because of dogs’ indiscriminate eating and chewing habits, they are much more commonly poisoned than cats. For lots of good information on […]

Don’t leave pets in cars in warm weather

El Dorado County Animal Services is advising pet owners to not leave dogs, cats or other pets unattended in vehicles during warm weather. According to Henry Brzezinski, Chief of Animal Services, if the outside temperature is 80 degrees or higher, temperatures inside vehicles can climb to 120 degrees or more within 10 to 20 minutes, […]

Reptiles make great pets, if handled correctly

By Jeanne Smith Special to the Democrat Reptiles have become increasingly popular as pets over the past 20 years. As captive-breeding has made reptiles more available and affordable, families have also realized reptiles make interesting, relatively easy care pets. Their needs can be met in a small apartment, they don’t require the attention or time […]

Birds need special care as pets

By Jeanne Smith Special to the Democrat Birds have many traits that endear themselves to their owners. Many can talk, some even seem to carry on conversations with their owners, but almost all birds are lively, cheerful and playful. Before you decide to get a bird, though, you also have to be aware of their […]

Grow for it! Pesticide poisoning in pets — part 2

Last week, the Master Gardener article focused on insecticides that can be poisonous to pets. In this week’s article, the focus is on an additional group of pesticides that can also be toxic to pets. Master Gardeners continue to emphasize the minimal use of these products because they not only can be harmful to beneficial […]

Grow for it!: Pesticide poisoning in pets is an important topic — part I

In our Master Gardener training, we are taught to minimize the use of pesticides because they kill beneficial insects and wildlife. Pesticides can also kill pets. Because of their indiscriminate eating and chewing habits, dogs are much more likely to be poisoned than cats. The most common poisonings that I’ve seen in dogs in this […]

Pamper your pets this Christmas

All year they’ve greeted you with wagging tails, wet noses and soft purrs. Now it’s time to show your pet just how much you appreciate their fuzzy companionship. It’s time to fill their Christmas stocking … but with what? Let’s start with where your pet takes a nap. “It’s bed season,” said Robin Mizell, owner […]

November 30, 2011 | Posted in Holiday gift guide 2011 | Tagged | 1 Reply

Don’t bake your pets in the car

Citing an increase in calls for service as well as rising temperatures, El Dorado County Animal Services has issued a reminder to county motorists to not leave their pets unattended in their vehicles. Henry Brzezinski, Animal Services’ chief, said it is imperative to not leave animals locked in a vehicle, especially if the outside temperature is 80 degrees […]

Group cares for soldiers’ pets

EL DORADO — There are a lot of things to take care of when a soldier is deployed, a lot of things to worry about. One of the biggest concerns is what to do with their pets. Sometimes a friend can be found to pet-sit, sometimes the only options are an expensive boarding kennel or […]

We learned a lesson: Keep ID on your pets

EDITOR: We are writing to share a story of our lost dog that underscores the importance of having some form of identity on your pet. On a recent journey up the California north coast, we entered the city of Eureka from the south, traveling slowly on busy US 101 through town. Our small dog Zorro was […]

Bring pets along this Memorial Day

Why should our furry members of the family have to stay home this Memorial Day weekend? A new 2011/2012 National Pet Owners Survey states that 23 percent of dog owners take their dogs along with them when traveling for two or more nights, and with 78.2 million dogs owned in the U.S., that’s a lot of […]

Finding homes for pets and people too

As if the daily sales and leasing of property, retail and commercial space wasn’t enough to keep them busy, Realtors Ann, 64, and Peter McQuillen, 62, have been coordinating the rescue of Australian cattle dogs out of their Somerset home for the past 16 years. The dog-loving duo behind Team Real Estate in Placerville founded the working-dog rescue […]

Marni Jameson: Nip and tuck for carpets

By Marni Jameson Ahh, January, the month when people the world over resolve to eat less, exercise more, and visit their plastic surgeons. I, for one, was first in line this year with my resolution to get a nip here, a tuck there, eliminate wrinkles and firm things up. And I did all that this […]

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There has got to be a better way than abandoning pets

EDITOR: When I was younger I thought I might want to be a veterinarian, until I went to the pound looking for a lost cat and saw the cramped and dirty cages they were kept in (not in this county). Then I had to put one of my cats down, due to an incurable virus. […]

Pets are a cherished commitment

EDITOR: You recently printed a letter by Teena Bonnici about the slim chances of an animal being adopted once put in a shelter. Her letter was powerful and it took me right where I didn’t want to go. I would like to add to this subject of unwanted animals a line or two about one […]

Uncle Matty: Emotipets

Creators Syndicate Maybe it all started with Snoopy. The temper tantrums, the hysterical cackling laughter at his own jokes, that conniving competitive edge that was always there between him and his Òmaster,Ó Charlie Brown. Or maybe Charles M. Schulz was like the rest of us in our tendency to project emotions and ulterior motives onto […]

Things to do: July 31, 2015

ONGOING Banners on Parade art project will display artistically decorated banners on the light poles along Main Street in Placerville to Oct. 17 This is a collaborative effort of artists, businesses, organizations, individuals and city government that promotes the arts in downtown Placerville. The banners will be for sale at a silent auction at the October 2015 […]

At a glance: Blue Moon

On Friday, July 31 there is a Blue Moon or a second full Moon moon in a calendar month. Noted in songs and stories a Blue Moon occurs around every 2 1/2 years.   Moon dance There will be a fantastic show of talent under the beautiful Moon at the 25th annual Showcase Spectacular presented […]

Heard over the back fence: Huge Rummage Sale

STUDENT SUCCESS STORY: 
Officials at Bethel University, St. Paul, Minn., have informed us that Emily Dess recently received a bachelor of arts degree in psychology. Emily is the daughter of David and Sandra Dess of El Dorado Hills. Congratulations, Emily! Your future looks very bright! HUGE RUMMAGE SALE:
 The St. Patrick Ladies Society’s annual huge […]

Amador County Fair opens with free kids’ admission

The Amador County Fair starts off each year with a Kids’ Parade to the fairgrounds. The fair opens this year on Thursday, July 23. Get those creative juices flowing, get a favorite costume, drag out the wagon, the stroller and the wheelbarrow. The annual Amador County Fair Kids’ Parade brings to mind the Pied Piper […]

Prevent backyard wildlife conflicts

Have you ever woken to the sound of a scampering animal in the ceiling above your bed or been startled by a strange scratching noise in your walls? If so, you understand the frustration of having wildlife take up residence in your home. Skunks, squirrels and raccoons are among the common culprits that end up […]

Wildfires flare up following storms

Firefighters battled two El Dorado County wildfires in steep terrain in the days before the 4th of July, possibly thanks to Mother Nature’s fireworks.

Thursday afternoon a fire broke out just before 5 p.m. west of Bucks Bar Road near Hanks Exchange, shortly after a thunderstorm rolled through the area. The official cause has yet to be determined.

Rattlesnake warning: Watch where you step

California Poison Control System reminds residents that warm weather brings out rattlesnakes and they are more likely to be found on hiking trails and sunning in rural areas. Even baby rattlesnakes possess dangerous venom as soon as they hatch. A rattlesnake bite can produce painful swelling, bruising, tissue destruction, bleeding problems and, in rare cases, can […]

Entertaining time at Family Blast

What: The Fourth of July Family Blast Who: El Dorado County Fair Where: El Dorado County Fairgrounds, 100 Placerville Drive in Placerville When: Saturday, July 4, gates open at 4 p.m. Information: 530-621-5860. Alincia and the Bandavelas will be thrilling those who choose to celebrate America’s birthday this year by attending the Family Blast at […]

Pet owners face citation if animals endangered in hot weather

El Dorado County Animal Services is advising pet owners to not leave dogs, cats or other pets unattended in vehicles during hot weather. “Each year, pets die in hot cars,” said Henry Brzezinski, chief of Animal Services. “California law allows Animal Services officers to take swift action to help an animal that may be in […]

Tips to beat the heat

The Cameron Park, El Dorado Hills and Placerville public libraries offer cool places for people to go. Placerville Library: 345 Fair Lane, Placerville (open Tuesday and Wednesday noon to 7 .p.m, Thursday and Friday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; closed Saturday). Cameron Park Library: 2500 Country Club Drive, Cameron Park (open Tuesday noon to 7 p.m.; Wednesday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Thursday […]

Safe living at home for seniors

There’s no place like home. About 90 percent of seniors today repeatedly express their desire to age in place, in the comfort of their own home. To fulfill these wishes, seniors need a safe, accessible home. Single-story houses with wide hallways and door entries are best, however there are many other factors to consider. Senior […]

Grow For It! Lawn gone

As my loyal readership (Hi, Mom) may recall, this humble author previously submitted an article about caring for a lawn in a low water year. But, with the fourth year of drought upon us, some friends are muttering imprecations about my “so-called advice” and plan to remove their lawns entirely. Their points are well taken: […]

Horoscope, Saturday, June 20, 2015

Pre-Solstice Are there words that need to be spoken in order for you to move forward in a relationship? Or maybe it’s a matter of getting something off your chest. Take advantage of the final blushes of the Gemini sun. This is the last day of the season. Tomorrow’s passage of the sun into Cancer […]

House hunting in the hypothetical

“I am not a house snob,” I say to DC. He raises his eyebrows, lowers his chin and regards me over the tops of his frameless lenses. He wants to go house hunting, with me, but thinks pleasing me may be a tall order. “Okay,” I continue, in the most reasonable tone I can find, […]

Heard over the back fence: Ringers Fun Time

THE FAIR IS COMING!
 Round up the kids! The El Dorado County Fair is scheduled from June 18 through June 21 at the El Dorado County Fairgrounds, 100 Placerville Drive, Placerville. RINGERS FUN TIME: 
Rick Eddy sent the following horseshoe information. Come play with us. The Forebay Horseshoe Pitching Club of Pollock Pines has started […]

When selling, strip rooms then style with purpose

“First we need to remove all the stuff,” I say. “What stuff?” DC asks. I look at him sideways and realize he’s serious. Like most homeowners he doesn’t see his home with fresh eyes. “Everything that doesn’t require two people to move needs to go.” “Go where?” I am helping DC get his home ready […]

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Rider still missing

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Mother/daughter group builds lasting bonds

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Barrett Trail reconstruction complete, path now open

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Publisher’s Ink: Grave robbing — no shovels required

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At a glance: Blue Moon

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Barbecue helps the needy at home and abroad

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Alums present scholarships

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Charles B. Mitchell wines take top honors

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Volunteer advocates needed

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Statewide fire summary

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Building permits, issued July 20-24

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Loretta Hudelson

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