Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Earth Heart named a “Compassion and Care” sponsor by the International Judges Association.

Rescue Me Rodeo Competitions sponsored by The International Judges Association (IJA) are designed with the highest standards of safety and compassion in the competition arena for rescue dogs who have not been exposed to the extensive grooming that is typically involved in pure breed and creative competitions. The goal is to help rescue dogs relax and enjoy getting pampered and create a positive grooming experience as well as to help them find permanent homes.

Compassion and Care - For the Love of the Dogs

Earth Heart is one of the IJA's “Compassion and Care” sponsors and a member of the IJA "Exceptional Eight" sponsors that donate products and prizes to Rescue Me Rodeo dog grooming competitors throughout the USA.

Denika Cluett, IJA Event Planner and Contest Coordinator, wanted to create something very different from pure breed and creative styling competitions. “IJA has set standards that make the competition arena for Rescue Me Rodeo Competitions a very safe place and enjoyable experience for the rescue dogs participating in the event. We are thrilled that Earth Heart has donated Canine Calm for every US competition since 2013. From the beginning of the event to the final awards ceremonies, the groomers use Canine Calm to help the dogs stay calm in what can be a very unusual and stressful environment.”

Rescue Groups and Adopting Families - True Heroes

IJA president Vivian Nash recognizes that the rescue groups are true heroes who dedicate their time and attention to these animals every day. “The goal of the Rescue Me Rodeo is that all of the dogs find homes. It has been truly inspiring to watch the audience admire the dogs on the runway and submit applications for adoption.”

There are two remaining competitions in 2015. The first is in Pittsburgh from October 23-25, and the second in Indianapolis on November 14-15.  Visit www.ijaonline.com for more information about IJA Rescue Me Rodeo competitions.

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Twinkle Twinkle Little Star...

There is more than one way to help a puppy fall asleep. Check out this video.

Lots of dogs, just like humans, have trouble sleeping at night and the remedies for dogs aren't so dissimilar from those for humans:

1) Exercise them! A few hours before bedtime giving your dog lots of exercise or taking a long walk together can be really helpful. But just like with people, exercising right before bedtime can be stimulating. Don't get suckered into playing after the last time out at night.

2) Feed them! Just like you don't like to go to bed hungry, neither do puppies. Be sure they aren't going to bed on an empty stomach. Are you feeding them too early or not enough? See if going to bed with a little something in the tummy makes a difference.

3) Bathe them! Fleas, fleabites and itchy skin conditions can keep your pet wake at night. This is not uncommon. Talk to your veterinarian about something to help your dog’s itchy skin condition. Our own Guard Well has been chosen by many pet owners to soothe itchy skin conditions. Check out these testimonials.

4) Massage them! A good massage will relax most dogs just like us humans. Spray some Canine Calm on your hands and massage into your puppy's head, ears and belly. Aches and pains will keep a senior dog awake. Talk to your vet about buffered aspirin or joint supplements.

And just like humans, aromatherapy can calm a restless dog. Try a diffuser with lavender, ylang ylang, clary sage or Canine Calm essential oil blend. Not only will it help your pup get to sleep but it will help you have sweet dream, too!

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