Thursday, September 25, 2014


Sad news here!  We got ticks! Yuk Yuk!
Tell your mom to check you for ticks. There is a bumper crop of ticks here in Arizona because of our warm climate. We never had ticks before so not sure why we have now but mom is going crazy with tick search and destroy.  So what are ticks?

Ticks are parasitic arthropods that feed on the blood of their hosts. They are attracted to warmth and motion, often seeking out mammals – including dogs. Ticks tend to hide out in tall grass or plants in wooded areas waiting for prospective hosts. Once a host is found, the tick climbs on and attaches its mouthparts into the skin, beginning the blood meal. Once locked in place, the tick will not detach until its meal is complete. It may continue to feed for several hours to days, depending on the type of tick. On dogs, ticks often attach themselves in crevices and/or areas with little to no hair – typically in and around the ears, the areas where the insides of the legs meet the body, between the toes, and within skin folds. Most species of ticks go through four life stages - eggs, larvae, nymphs, and adults. All stages beyond eggs will attach to a host for a blood meal (and must do so on order to mature). Depending on species, the life span of a tick can be several months to years, and female adults can lay hundreds to thousands of eggs at a time.

Here is a link to how to find and remove a tick:

Here is a link to more information on tick prevention:

Please check with your vet about prevention medication. They know what medication your dog is on and what will be safe to use on your pet.
Our mom uses diatomaceous earth (food grade) and it works well for us. You can find it at your favorite pet store or feed shop.
Bobbie, Julee, and Welsie

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Annual AZGRC Membership Drive

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We would love to see you again. 2015 will be an exciting year and we want you to be a part of it. We would like to thank you for your participation and ask for your continued support of 
AZGRC by renewing your membership.

Your membership will give you an instant invitation to all of our events, including "members only" events like our annual Gotcha Day, and more! We're organizing special members only "Golden Gatherings" throughout the Valley, where we can get together and share the joy all of our Golden Retrievers give to us. You'll also receive a copy of our monthly e-newsletter, full of Golden high-lights and tales - It's going to be an exciting year and we can't wait to share it with you.

Monday, September 8, 2014

Disaster Preparedness

State of Emergency Arizona 2014

The month of September is National Preparedness Month. Even in the desert heat of Arizona emergencies and disasters can happen! Today we have flooding! We may need an Ark.
We need to think of all of our humans and pets before this happens.
Do you have a plan? Just a few weeks ago we had huge rains and many families were affected, some lost their pets. Now is a second chance to make you plans...what if this happens to you and your pets. Are you prepared?

Here are a few things you can do:
  • Microchip your pet
  • Keep a current picture of your pet on your phone or computer
  • Collar with ID
Please share your thoughts and plans with us by commenting on this blog. 
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