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Timi Talks is a one-stop shop for great DOGGIE TIPS on the health and happiness of your dog. HOLISTIC medical alternatives + MENTAL health tips + NUTRITIONAL tips + chic dog products and more! I will also be interviewing some celebrity friends to provide a lifestyle section of "Celebrities and their Pets".To get the scoop on me, just visit the MEET TIMI page! BTW: The dogs pictured above are - left to right: Winston & Bugsy (my boys), and Gabe (a majestic rescue).
"Pets are a blessing, and caring for them a privilege." ~Timi
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Posted By Timi on May 24, 2013
We salute our Canine Heros!!!
When celebrating Memorial Day this weekend, don’t forget our CANINE military heros! Dogs, as always, are right by wo/man’s side – aiding, assisting, loyal and fighting. For all the dogs, and humans, who risk their lives to protect the freedom and lives of all innocent, we salute – remember and appreciate you!!
Posted By Timi on May 12, 2013
Summer time often means travel for vacations and choosing air travel can be a risky form of travel for pets, but it is often necessary. Airlines don’t intentionally harm our pets, but they don’t exactly create a comfortable and inviting environment for them either. Sadly, I have witnessed the careless and reckless attitudes of some airline employees regarding the “inconvenience” of pets on (or under) the flight; as well as the lack of compassion for the bathroom and emotional needs of our pets on long flights, or when they’ve ended up as “lost luggage”. If flying, we hope that you’ll choose to bring your small breed pets on-board instead of checking them in under the plane “as baggage”. If you have a larger breed, then be aware that flying in the summer can be very dangerous, as it can become very hot in the belly of the airplane!! They do NOT tempt control the baggage area when on the runway…and planes have sat on the runway for over an hour! 20 minutes in could KILL your pet in high temps. Planes are only pressurized and temperature controlled under the belly when in the air flying. Same caution for winter flying when the compartment where your pets are kept in the plane can become too cold! (more…)
Posted By Timi on May 2, 2013
City, County and non-profit shelters are always in need of donations. Blankets, bath & hand towels (for comfort and use in medical rooms), canned food (many shelters had to cut canned food from the budget even though many ill and aging dogs can’t handle kibble), newspapers (for kitty cages), and paper towels. Another, extravagant, item is Hepa air purifiers. As someone who volunteers at local shelters, I can tell you that the medical rooms are often in dyer need of “fresh air”. Not only is the stale, contaminated air difficult for anyone to work in – just imagine if you were one of those vulnerable little creatures suffering serious illness or abuse (injury) and trying to recover. When one is terrified and in pain, anything we can do to make them more comfortable and create a healthier environment should be done.
If you happen to live near Kingston, NY, I received a press release today about a small non-profit rescue that recently took in over 103 cats, many ill, from a hoarder. They have sent out a plea for (specifically): canned and dry CAT food, paper towels, blankets, towels, litter pans and/or financial donations. They can be contacted at: Ulster County SPCA | 20 Wiedy Road | Kingston, NY 12401 | (845)331-5377