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8 Pet Safety Tips for Fourth of July

by recycler on July 3, 2015

Patriotic pooch.

(Photo: Randy Robertson)

Did you know that the Fourth of July is the day the most pets go missing all year?

Dogs have super hearing, so loud explosions probably aren’t the most fun thing ever for them. Would you like being thrown into a rock concert in a foreign language and being stuck right by the speaker for the entire show? Or what about being forced to listen to cars whirring by like at a NASCAR race? That’s basically what your pets are being put through.

They have no say in the matter, yet they are thrown into this overly loud environment.

Here’s some tips to help keep them as safe as possible this holiday weekend:

  1. Don’t use fireworks around your pet. Not only is the noise potentially harmful to them, but if the noise doesn’t bother them, they may chase after any projectiles or attack flashing lights.
  2. Make sure your pet is properly identified in the unfortunate case that they become lost. If possible, consider microchipping.
  3. Take a proper photo of your pet, just in case they do become lost. You don’t want to have to try to use a blurry iPhone photo to put on posters the next day.
  4. If you have a dog, take it on a long walk before the evening festivities are to take place. If you have a cat, have them play with toys. Try to wear your pet out before things start getting loud and hectic.
  5. Don’t take your pet with you to a fireworks display. In fact, keep your pet indoors instead.
  6. Use artificial noise, such as the television or radio, to mask the sounds of fireworks that are taking place outside.
  7. Keep Fourth of July staples like charcoal, sparklers or even glow sticks away from your pets. Also, things like sunscreen or insect repellant may be okay on your skin, but don’t belong on your pets. If you are going to the beach or somewhere for a barbecue during the day and you have to take your pet, there are some sunscreen and pest repellants made specifically for animals. Use that if needed, but never try to share yours.
  8. In the same regard, burgers, brats and beer may sound like a great time for you, but your pets shouldn’t be consuming alcohol or “people food.” Prepare them a frozen treat or give them some special dog/cat treats, so they can celebrate too, but no human treats.

 

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Adopt A Pet: Madison (American Bulldog)

by recycler on July 3, 2015

 

Adopt a Dog: American Bulldog

God Bless American Bulldogs like Madison!

With the personality of America’s sweetheart, Madison makes the perfect pup for owners looking to a adopt a dog.

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Adopt A Dog: Baby (Cocker Spaniel)

by recycler on July 3, 2015

Adopt a Dog: Cocker Spaniel

Baby (aka Ms. Freedom in this picture) is an older Cocker Spaniel girl that needs a new home and ready to give you her love and affection.

Her owner was helping a friend by temporarily caring for Baby, but the friend never came back for Baby due to relocation. She has had Baby for about 6 years. Baby’s current owner has two jobs and has to travel a lot for work. She also has health issues, and she is unable to care for Baby. She is very much hoping we will have a place for Baby.

This Cocker Spaniel is an indoor dog with run of the house, she is housebroken and leash trained. She knows the commands, Sit, Stay, and Come, and she also responds to Spanish! Baby is good with both men and women, and cats. She is not possessive of toys, treats, or food and has never bitten or snapped.

Baby’s owner doesn’t have other dogs, but said that when she’s walking Baby and other dogs come up to her to smell her, Baby is calm, but after a little while, may growl a bit. She believes that this is because they are strange dogs and Baby can’t see their signals.

She also stayed at a friend’s house for a few days. Baby was fine with the friend’s male and female dog, but the friend’s female dog did not like Baby. Her owner writes that Baby may bark a lot when someone comes into the house because she wants them to know that she is there! Her owner says that other than her eye problem, Baby has been a healthy dog.

The previous owner gave us more details about this Cocker Spaniel‘s eye condition: “She is well now. She had an onset of glaucoma and it was so quick, that even with all kinds of medications for over a month and a half, her eyes were not getting better. She was treated to remove the eye pressure, but would not keep her eyesight. I feel that she can see light and dark, but she is blind and I keep her on a leash when outside and just keep her close when needed and let her run with me and she acts just as normal and LOVES going out for walks!! :)”

Her owner wants us to know that Baby is a great dog!!! “I have been PRAYING to find only the BEST PLACE for a lovely lady. She deserves that and more. She is calmed down a lot. She needs more TLC than she is receiving now because of TIME. She will only make a family very, very happy and proud to have her as an addition to their family.”

We’re hoping Baby can have a second chance with a new family! “She deserves a second chance at life, this time as a blind dog.”She wants us to know that all Baby wants is to be loved on!

For adoption information and more photos, click to see Baby’s full ad on recycler.com.

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Cheap Car of the Day: 2002 Toyota Camry

by recycler on July 3, 2015

Cheap 2002 Toyota Camry

Looking for a cheap used car? How about this 2002 Toyota Camry, that is listed for only $1,200? [click to continue…]

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haggle

Take advantage of dealer sales to go along with your new found haggling skills.

When buying a used car, be it from a private seller or a used car dealership, you want to get the best deal possible. To do so, you are going to have to learn the art of The Haggle. Here are the best 5 ways to bargain down the price of a used car. [click to continue…]

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Cheap Car of the Day: 2000 Hyundai Accent

by recycler on June 28, 2015

If you are on the lookout for a cheap used car, you should probably give this 2000 Hyundai Accent a gander. It could be perfect cheap used car for you.

Hyundais are known for being conservative on gas and this Accent will be no different for you. Being a manual transmission coupe, it’s main prerogative is to get you to your destination. It’s not concerned with being flashy or burning rubber, but delivery of owner. And that’s exactly what you want out of a cheap used car.

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Cheap Car of the Day: 2005 Mazda Tribute

by recycler on June 15, 2015

Cheap 2005 Mazda TributeBeing in the market for a cheap used car doesn’t mean you have to settle for a clunker. With a budget as small as $5,000, you can find a ton of options, including cars that are just a few years old that owners have upgraded to newer models. This 2005 Mazda Tribute is a great example.

Available for just less than $4,000, this ’05 Mazda Tribute SUV is a great ride for anyone that is just starting a family or has some friends that are always trying to hitch a ride. This Mazda has cloth seating, so you don’t have to worry about getting in and burning your tush in the summer months and the air conditioning will keep you cool.

It is a great-looking, cheap used SUV, but check out this 2005 Mazda Tribute for yourself and see what you think. It has power steering, power locks, power windows and comes with 170,000 miles. It is listed for $3,987.

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Adopt a Cat: Male Orange & Gray Tabbies

Instead of spending hours watching cat videos online, consider adopting Charlie & Bravo for endless hours of personal entertainment in the comfort of your very own home.

This dynamic (and inseparable) tabby cat duo are a pair of clowns that love snuggling with each other and actually prefer to sleep on top of one another. They’re boundless energy makes for some pretty epic play sessions which are sure to result in bringing you infinite amounts of laughter.

If you are looking to adopt a cat, Charlie & Bravo could be the perfect pair for you. They are both fantastic with other cats so they’ll fit right in with your pride.

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How to Choose the Right Aquarium

by recycler on June 9, 2015

Goldfish Bowl

(Photo: Praveen & Naveen Kumar Jangra)

Choosing the right aquarium might not be as easy as it sounds, as there are a lot of different things to consider. You do not want to just buy any aquarium and ask questions later! [click to continue…]

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Adopt a Pet: Sunny (Orange and White Cat)

by recycler on June 5, 2015

 

Adopt a Cat: Female Orange and White

Meet sweet, sweet Sunny!

Sunny is a long-haired orange and white kitten girl that is looking for a new home. Don’t you want to take home this precious little kitten girl? If you ready to adopt a cat, this little girl can’t wait to meet you.

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