Tuesday, October 20, 2009


We think Lady was rescued from a puppy mill. She had been from home to home after she had outlived her usefullness in producing puppies. We think she has had over four litters. She finally came to one of our foster homes to be a companion. She was so intimidated it took us two days before Lady would trust us. She would run and hide when someone came to the door eventually finding her safe spot under her new Mommy's chair. Lady is finally realizing she is safe and at home for the first time. Lady has become a part of the family and has learned to be spoiled. She stays close to her new Mommy but, likes to play outside with her new brothers and sister. Lady knows she will no longer have to live in a cage and have litter after litter of puppies.

Monday, October 12, 2009

Chamomile-Natural cure for an upset dog or cat

I have found over the years my body is very sensitive to medical therapies. After a while, I decided to check out herbal medicine as a way of finding more gentile cures. When these cures turned out to be just what I needed, I was led to trying to find herbal treatments for my animals. Over the years, I learned several treatments but, the most useful is chamomile.

Chamomile is used in humans to help with stress related illnesses like nervousness and anxiety, non-infectious inflammation, itchiness and as an antiseptic. Chamomile also holds antibiotic properties. It can also be used internally for gastrointestinal upset such as pain, bloating and gas; as well as externally as a topical substance to relieve skin irritation.
When relocating having to travel 16 hours with two cats, I decided to try using chamomile to calm my two boys for the journey. I simply made a cup of chamomile tea available at just about any grocery store. Mixing half the tea with water, I fed it to my boys several days before leaving for our journey. They were easier to get into their traveling crate and were calm for the whole journey. I continued to use chamomile to calm my babies whenever I knew they would be stressed. Chamomile is just as effective for dogs and is especially useful for treating skin irritations.

Chamomile also has a natural anticoagulant (blood thinning) property and should not be used on those undergoing surgery or recovering from surgery for a few weeks before and a few weeks following. Pregnant animals should not be treated with chamomile for similar reasons. Please check out this useful information before using chamomile. http://www.petcarenaturally.com/handouts/cha012momile.pdf

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Northwest Arkansas Animal Rescue Pizza Night

Hey everyone! Tomorrow night is Pizza night. If you order in, take out or eat in at any of the listed Pizza Huts on our voucher, NWAAR gets 25% of the sale. Be sure to use our voucher and don't use any coupons. They won't honor the sale if you use a coupon.

You get to eat great pizza from Pizza Hut and help Northwest Arkansas' animals, too! Time for a pizza party!

Friday, October 2, 2009

Little Ricky

Little Ricky was found at an apartment complex in Bentonville. One of our members had been driving by and noticed Ricky sitting on the sidewalk looking confused and lost. When she called to him he came running to her meowing! After she looked for his siblings but found none, she put him in her car and whisked him away to a local vet for care.
He was emaciated, covered with fleas and his feet were red, swollen and bare of fur. The vet was not sure that Ricky would make it. His feet were diagnosed with ringworm and he only weighed one pound; he should have been between 2 and 3 pounds. The vet treated him for the fleas and worms, and tested him for Feline Leukemia (he was negative). The vet techs gave him some food & water but he could not keep the food down. The volunteer was told to feed him special food in small amounts every few hours. Luckily for Ricky with this constant care over the next few days and his desire to live he made it.
After the vet was sure Little Ricky was well enough to go to a foster home for the rest of his care, the volunteer who found Ricky took him into her home where she fosters cats and kittens. Ricky had to be separated from the other cats because of the ringworm and special diet.
Because of Ricky’s tenacious attitude and some specialized TLC, Ricky survived his rough start to life. Ricky’s is now between 3 to 4 pounds but, will be slightly stunted when he reaches full maturity. Little Ricky LOVES to eat and has been given a clean bill of health!
Ricky is now about 3-4 months old, loves to play and snuggle – he even like kisses! He has been neutered, micro chipped and given his first shots and wanting a family of his own that will continue to provide a safe and loving environment.