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It’s the Christmas Season!

XmasCherylWFTIt’s Christmas time! The next few weeks will be hectic but fun. Make them safe for your dogs too.  Lots of holiday suggestions coming up.

Fox Terriers in Winter

WFTLovetheSnowDoes your fox terrier like the winter snow?  Go to our Facebook page and post your winter photo of your fox terrier. Does he like the snow or would he rather stay in the house?

The Christmas Puppy

SFTpupwithtoysmallAre you planning on giving a puppy as a gift this Holiday season? Please give this a lot of thought.  Young puppies can be very scared when taken from their only known home to a new one. We strongly suggest that you give the person a card that says “good for a live puppy of your choice after Christmas.” This is much easier on the person/family and on the puppy.  Puppies as a gift to children will be fun at first but then in the excitement of it all, will be pushed aside for the next gift. They can easily be hurt, by eating things laying around that are harmful.  Chewing on an electrical cord can kill the pup and start a fire!  Wait until all the decorations are down and life is back to normal and then bring the puppy home.  This also goes for an older pet that you get from a rescue or shelter.

You may think a puppy would be great for a friend or family member, but they may not be ready for a puppy or older dog.  Often adult children will buy a puppy as a gift for a newly widowed mother.  I’ve seen this many times and the mom doesn’t want the puppy, but doesn’t want to say anything to the adult child.  What a horrible situation for the poor puppy and for mom.  A pet should never be a gift.

Finding Paw Friendly Ice Melt Products

wireinsnowThink about what happens to your car when you drive behind a salt truck in the winter. That rock salt will corrode the metal and paint. Those of us who live in cold climates should take our cars in every fall to spray on some goo that keeps the salt away from our precious cars.

But we let our dogs walk unprotected on the same roads (and sidewalks) we’re protecting our cars from. Learn more

Fox Terrier Rescue

WallyHeadIf you are looking for a Wire or Smooth Fox Terrier or know of one in a shelter or that needs a new home check with our list of rescue groups

Don’t Use Isopropyl Alcohol on Your Dog

When you look at Isopropyl Alcohol’s Material Safety Data Sheet you will see the following:

“Inhalation: If adverse effects occur, then remove to uncontaminated area. Give artificial respiration if not breathing. Get immediate medical attention. Skin Contact: Wash skin with soap and water for at least 15 minutes while removing contaminated clothing and shoes. Repeated or prolonged exposure to the substance can produce target organ damage.”

Scary, right?  For more info click here.

DAISY FUND

Our DAISY FUND is open!  This is one of our programs to help owners of rescue fox terriers.  It is funded by donations from all the wonderful people that want to help others. FinnFace

IAMS PROPOSES DOG FOOD ADDITIVE

Iams Pet Food has submitted a petition to the FDA asking for approval to use a bacteria killing additive in pet food. Is this safe? Here’s more information for you to decide on its safety.

Fox Terrier Angels





Want to help but don’t know how?  The Fox Terrier Angels program is a monthly pledge of any amount. These funds help FTN help the dogs and owners in need. Continue reading »

International Info

Below is a list of Fox Terrier clubs from countries other than the United States. Continue reading »

NO PROTECTION FOR PET FOOD

Who is protecting consumers from misleading marketing claims of pet food? It appears no one.  And our pets are the ones that pay the price. Learn more about who is supposed to be doing the inspections and why it isn’t happening.

A New Age of Veterinarians

Western University of Health Sciences veterinary school in Pomona, CA is offering students a rotation (for fourth-year students) in whole food canine clinical nutrition and formulation. Finally, some of our new veterinarians will learn about pet food instead of pet feed. Here are some insightful comments about the program from the very first student to complete Whole Food Formulator Course. Be sure to scroll down to the comments section.

Cook for your pet

dinnerpawsiblePets deserve real food, not highly processed kibble or canned convenience food. Most commercial pet foods are nothing more than fast food; convenience food. To learn how to home cook for your pet and save money, go to:   www.dinnerpawsible.com

Garlic for your pet

garlicbulbModern science has established the fact that garlic boosts immunity, gets rid of bacterial, viral and fungal infections, enhances liver function, helps detoxify the cells in the body, lowers cholesterol and triglycerides in the blood and even fights cancer. Learn more about the use of garlic for your dog.

Donate your vehicle to FTN

carDonate your car, truck, RV, ATV,boat, or other vehicle to help FTN. Simply phone in the donation 7 days per week at 855 500-RIDE (7433). We will handle everything. Pick up of your donated vehicle is always free and most vehicle donations can be picked up within 24-72 hours. We will provide you with a receipt upon pickup that may be used for a tax deduction.  Call now and help FTN.

“It Shall be Suitable for use in Animal Food”

“It shall be suitable for use in animal food.” These nine little words are found in numerous places within pet food regulations, but they are not found within federal food law. These nine little words allow a multi-billion dollar a year industry to mislead pet food consumers. What – exactly – do these nine little words mean? Learn more here.

FTN IS ON FACEBOOK

FTN is on Facebook.  Come see us and like us today. Lots of fun information. 

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Hank the Super Wire

hank_sheboygan_2012“Hank”, TACH Sqwires Hot to Trot, RN, NFP, OA, OAJ, MXP, MJP, JE, CGC and cancer survivor is the #1 Wire Fox Terrier in AKC Preferred Agility competion in 2012.  Hank is owned,trained and loved by FTN member Becky Heiner.  Way to go Hank! Hank has now retired from competition.

PETS ARE PAYING THE PRICE

Who is protecting consumers from misleading marketing claims of pet food? It appears no one.  And our pets are the ones that pay the price.  Learn more

VACCINATIONS FOR YOUR PET

vetdogcartoonDo you give your pet annual vaccinations?  Should you? Do you understand the research that has been done? Might be time to learn more.

Wire Fox Terrier Coffee Cups

Wire Fox Terrier coffee cups for sale from FTN.  Beautiful head drawing of a Wire.  Only $15. ($13. for FTN members) plus s/h.  This is a FTN exclusive that you can only get here. Contact us at: info@foxterrier.com to order.

Smooth Fox Terrier coffee cups

Smooth Fox Terrier coffee cups for sale.  Only $10. ($8. for FTN members) each plus p/h.  Great holiday gift. Contact us at: info@foxterrier.com to order.

Shop Now Through iGive.com

Shop Now Through iGive.com

Learn about how you can shop at competitive prices and raise money for FTN through www.iGive.com. Continue reading »

Massage And Your Dog

By Jan Hanson, AMCP, EMP

The following article will discuss the benefits of massage therapy for our dogs.  Continue reading »

Quote

“Every boy should have two things: a dog, and a mother willing to let him have one.”
~ Author Unknown