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It’s now 2020! I hope everyone had a good Christmas and Great New Year. We are working on the 2020 Educational Conference. You

should be making plans to attend now . There is an outstanding list of speakers, huge show specials, and lots of prizes for the two days. We will have the banquet on Friday night, along with the live auction. You don’t want to miss this year’s event. Please email any questions you may have to See everyone there! Kevin Beauchamp, MPBA President

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As the new year approaches, I feel blessed to be alive. It seems that all I do is take

medicine and nap. Success is never owned; it is just rented, and the rent is due every single day . To pay the rent in your kennel, you must provide several things for your puppies. Heat is the number one rent for every puppy. More puppies die because they chill than any other problem. Hydration is number two. A cold, dehydrated puppy is doomed. Remember, the warm enema given rectally solves lots of hydration problems. Hugs are number three. Puppies require human touch. HealthGard, a probiotic, keeps “good bugs” in the intestinal tract. If you are giving antibiotics, probiotics are essential! Pay your rent daily and raise lots of healthy, happy puppies in 2020. Make plans to attend and volunteer at the MPBA Conference and Tradeshow, March 13 and 14, in Lebanon, Missouri.

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Cold Weather Pet Safety

As we get into the heart of winter, sometimes it’s good to remind ourselves of Cold Weather Pet Safety As we get into the heart of winter, sometimes it's good to remind ourselves of s of the problems our pets face during the cold winter months. Some dogs and cats need minimal care, while others don't fare well at all. Taking some preventive measures can make winter easier for both you and your pets! Shedding

Paws™ Nail Trimmer is perfect for the novice nail trimmer it’s essentially a powered emery board. It won’t let the nail get too short, and dogs like the sanding effect, which won’t twist the nail like clipping sometimes does. Before touching the nail, rub the leg and paw with the trimmer running so they get used to the quiet sound. Once they calm down, you can trim one nail at a time while speaking softly–they should respond in kind. Ear Care Ears build up more waxy material in the winter because the skin is trying to replace the lost oils. Clean the ear canal at least twice a month to avoid issues. Check the ear canal and put a small amount of Vet Basics® Ear Cleanser, in the ear, rub gently, then wipe with a soft tissue or cotton ball. If the ear is infected or irritated, clean the ear several times, then daily until resolved. Most ear infections can be cured with daily cleaning if they are caught early. Skin and Coat Care Some dogs also need inside-out support for skin and coat care. Fatty acid supplements such as Vetri Science®Omega 3, 6, 9 Capsules are helpful for preventing cracking and replacing the oils of the skin from the inside out. Omega 3 has anti- inflammatory effects that help with joint and pad trauma, while Omega 6 will keep the tissue soft and the pad pliable. Both keep trauma, ulcer and deep pad cracks in check. The footpad is actually a huge, thick callus that heals quickly with care. Salt and snow melts dry out the pad, causing cracking and licking. Be sure to wash winter ice melt off your dog’s feet and apply a moisturizer. If repair is needed, use Musher’s Secret to moisturize and heal the damage. House dogs usually need boots or socks to prevent excessive licking and chewing of the pad. Children’s socks work, but they can be difficult to manage on hardwood floors. Joint Care Feet problems are common in winter and surprisingly, most are arthritis-driven. Sore joints will cause limping and poor foot placement, which increases trauma to a pad. Oral glucosamine and chondroitin, such as Doc Roy’s® Aches Away, will increase the joint fluid, easing fatigue and trauma. The result is a pad and joint system that will give to the concussion trauma of running. Pain-free running will help your dog place his feet correctly, which decreases the wear on the joints. These problems could happen to anyone. Preventing winter issues on the outside and the inside can make winter easier for you and your pets. A few of these prevention practices can keep your pet healthy and feeling good all winter long. Page 1 of 3

some of the problems our pets face during the cold winter months. Some dogs and cats need minimal care, while others don’t fare well at all. Taking some preventive measures can make winter easier for both you and your pets! Shedding For pets that spend more time inside during the winter, the indoor heat can take its toll on their skin and coat. It causes moisture loss and dry skin, resulting in uncomfortable itching. Their winter coat becomes too much for them, and they start shedding to get comfortable again - the reason why many people feel their pet has been shedding all winter. Coat strippers help remove the dead hair coat without damaging the remaining coat. They’re excellent for double-coated dogs with winter coats that want to mat. A de-matting comb will remove dead hair mats with little pulling of the skin. The result is a fluffed-up coat that keeps your dog warm outside and breathes on the inside, which helps your pet feel more comfortable in all temperatures. Once the dead hair is removed, bathing helps clean the skin and replace the lost oils and moisture. Many people forget that some dogs are itchy just from the winter grime of everyday living, so bathing is important for healthy breathing skin. Vet Basics® Oatmeal Protein Shampoo replaces winter moisture loss while cleaning the winter grime from the skin and coat. You know your dog’s coat: if you feel you have an extra dry coat, use a cream rinse such as Fresh ‘N Clean Crème Rinse every two weeks to rejuvenate the coat. Cream rinses help the coat repel moisture and ice, so they’re great for dogs that spend time outside. They’re most helpful when used in the cold of winter and in the hot summer sun. Nail Care Rough ground and surfaces help wear down your pet’s nails naturally, so it’s easy to rely on nature to trim your pet’s nails during the summer. However, nail trimming is often forgotten during the winter, which results in long nails that tend to break or crack, causing pain. Foot restraint is a submissive problem for pets, and many are uncomfortable with it. Before you trim for the first time, rub and massage your pet’s feet when he is relaxed. This will help him realize that it’s okay to let you restrain his feet. Start slow until you and your pet are comfortable. The Oster® Gentle For pets that spend more time inside during the winter, the indoor heat can take its toll on their skin and coat. It causes moisture loss and dry skin, resulting in uncomfortable itching. Their winter coat becomes too much for them, and they start shedding to get comfortable again - the reason why many people feel their pet has been shedding all winter. Coat strippers help remove the dead hair coat without damaging the remaining coat. They're excellent for double-coated dogs with winter coats that want to mat. A dematting comb will remove dead hair mats with little pulling of the skin. The result is a !u"ed-up coat that keeps you dog warm outside and br athes on the inside, w ich helps your pet feel more comfortable in all temperatures. Once the dead hair is removed, bathing helps clean the skin and replace the lost oils and moisture. Many people forget that some dogs are itchy just from the winter grime of everyday living, so bathing is important for healthy breathing skin. Vet B sics ® Oatmeal Protein Shampoo repl ces winter mois ure loss while cleaning the winter grime from the skin and coat. You know your dog's coat: if you feel you have an extra dry coat, use a cream rinse such as Fresh 'N Clean Crème Rinse every two weeks to rejuvenate the coat. Cream rinses

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Neighboring Arkansas Now Has A Voice For Breeders!

In June of 2019, I decided it was time to step out of my comfort zone and try to form a professional breeders’ association for our state. It has been many years since Arkansas has offered breeder membership or events in our area, thus necessitating a 4 to 8 (+) hour drive to attend any educational seminars or expo events in other states. When I started inquiring about forming a group, it was suggested that I contact Sandy Nance, Risa Krantz, Aurelie Morren, and Suni McLeod, as they had also been interested in the same. We agreed to form a collaboration of “officers”, and have already had three educational meetings! It has been wonderful to have the association and support

• Improving the image of pet professionals in Arkansas: Our industry will not survive unless we all strive to conduct ourselves with the utmost professionalism. This can include (but is not limited to) constructive media releases, online statements, website content, photography, advertising, discussions on ethics, etc. If you are interested in joining, we have a private group on Facebook called “Arkansas Alliance of Canine Professionals” (AACP). We are trying to get in touch with as many breeders as possible; all arewelcomed to attend our events and be members of our online group. It’s not a venue for buying/selling/advertising–we only share information or ask questions related to our field. We

of other breeders. We have totally set aside any and all differences between show breeders, sport/hunting breeders, purebred breeders, or designer- mixed breeders. All canine breeders are welcome! We will all learn from each other, make new contacts, and get Arkansas on the road to presenting a professional front in the fight for our Constitutional rights to own and breed dogs. Here is our purpose or Mission Statement (written by Aurelie Morren):

prepared some online files for others to view in our group, including everything from

whelping supplies, a list of veterinarians that are breeder friendly, to fading puppy syndrome tips, etc. We will be adding to the files as we grow. It’s amazing to see the wealth of experience come together! If you would like more information you can call me, Laura Koch, at (501) 977-7440, or email me at We will be planning an all-day educational event soon. Details will be posted in our Facebook group, so please join if you haven’t already at

arkdogbreedersassoc/. Currently, this is our main method of contact. We are in the process of building a website. If anyone has ideas for educational speakers, vendors, etc, please let us know! We could sure use the help getting this going. What does the future hold for Arkansas dog breeders? We see a brighter future ahead now that we have built a strong foundation. It’s so very important that we stay informed on current laws and legislations pertaining to our rights to own, breed, and raise dogs. So step out of your comfort zone and join us! We enthusiastically look forward to what we can do together! Laura Koch, Founder Arkansas Alliance of Canine Professionals

This group was created for purebred and designer breeders to discuss all breeder-related issues in the state of Arkansas. This includes (but is not limited to): • Proposed legislation: Our goal is to work together in defense of our rights to breed dogs without interference from unconstitutional laws or animal rights agendas. • Continued education: As pet professionals, we must continue to learn and hone our craft. This group is part of our effort to learn from each other and share knowledge. You are encouraged to facilitate and attend group meetings/seminars hosted by this group.


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Joe Grissom: The Future of the Industry Dr. Betty Goldentyre: Update of USDA Shelia Goff: AKC Legislative Update Chris Malon - A-Z: Getting the Most Out of Your Vet Budget

Dr. Greer: Managing the Valuable Brood Bitch Tony Dugger: What Our Dollars Work for in the MO-Legislative Branch Matt Rold: Update of Missouri Humane Watch - Will will speak on Saturday Jay Pearson - Protect the Harvest

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Center Stage at the Mansion Theatre Imagine this: you have just left the VA clinic and Doc says, “You need to get a dog”, or maybe you have been thinking about getting a dog. This brings up questions: Where do I find a dog? To whom do I speak? I don’t want just any dog, I want a dog that fits my lifestyle, has desirable predictable traits, helps me with my needs and be a companion. Where will I find a trainer that will support and give me guidance on how to train my dog? All good questions! Well...

surprise went to Dee when Kevin presented her with a beautiful, sweet, French Bulldog. The pup was donated by Debbie Shine as a gift We were so excited and could not think of a better place to be than with fellow veterans during Veterans Week. We almost did our happy dance! We are forever grateful to Dee, Sarah, and staff for making it all possible. Woof for Vets sends out a big “hearts-on-fire” thank you to Kevin, MPBA, Purebred Preservation Breeders, and Veterans for helping to bring down the Mansion. Our Veterans are still talking about it. Together Woof for Vets and Purebred Preservation Breeders are making a difference in the lives of American Heroes who suffer from deployment issues. Well Done Team! Patriotism on Display, Branson, 2019 Woof for Vets was on a roll at the 2019 Veterans Village at the Ballparks of America, in Branson, MO. We set up our booth with plenty of fun socks and hand- outs. We stayed busy answering questions for hundreds of veterans and families. Veterans wore their military metals, ribbons, and jackets, displaying deployment(s) with patches of appreciation or acclaim for an achievement, service, or ability. We gave away three pallets of dog food to our veterans who had dogs. They were very happy to receive the dog food, which were compliments of Marcia, Representative, and Nestlé Purina Petcare. Abig, big thank you goes out to Michelle, Kathleen, and Emmit for your support by helping us with the

Woof for Vets–Sue, Beverly, Pamela, and April were on deck, center stage, at the Mansion Theatre, on November 9th. We were privileged to have on stage Mr. Kevin Beauchamp, President of the Missouri Pet Breeders Association (MPBA), professional Purebred Preservation Breeders, and three honorable Veterans. Sue did the introductions as each breeder presented

a beautiful puppy– either with a Cane Corso, Rough Collie, or a Mini Australian Shepherd–to the designated veteran. The veterans could not express their thankfulness enough for having been given the opportunity to enrich their lives with a gift of a dog. An unexpected, happy


They filled out the paperwork, and Sue contacted Kathleen, a purebred preservation pet breeder. Yes, she had some German Shepherd puppies ready to go.

booth. We could not have done it without you. We were privileged to meet a veteran and his wife from Georgia, who had been working with an organization for over three years, waiting for a German Shepherd puppy. When Sue told the couple she could

We connected the couple with the breeder for more information. Kathleen carefully selected a pup that would be a good fit for the veteran and family. The veteran and the breeder were in contact all the next day as the pup made its way to Branson late Friday evening. It was puppy love at first sight, and an excellent match! On a funny note, while the breeder and veteran talked, the German Shepherd pup made himself at home on the RV floor. The next day the couple and with puppy in tow came by the booth to visit again before heading home to Georgia. Branson Veterans Week Branson, Missouri takes an entire week to honor all our veterans. Veterans from all over the country attend this gathering every year from November 5th to 11th. Woof for Vets celebrated its third year at this most special event. This year was special for the MPBA members who donated a dog to our veterans. Walmart sponsored a show that was held at the Mansion Theatre. Woof forVets orchestrated a special opening of the show. MPBA breeders presented veterans their new canine companions on stage in front of hundreds attending the ceremony. Many veterans came by the Woof for Vets booth at the Veterans Village to express their joy at such a wonderful project. Some of the veterans came by and stated it was the best part of the show. ~Kathleen

have them a pup the next morning, they had to sit down.


Volunteer Honored with French Bulldog Puppy

I am the volunteer Veteran’s Show Producer, who has put together 8 to 9 veteran shows in the last 10 years, going into our 11th year. I spend the year trying to put together a venue, food, show, sound/lighting, etc. I just love it, and I have an excellent partner who helps me out so very much.

Neuralgia, and when the nerve in my face gets really bad, she comes to me and cuddles right up to my face, warming that nerve right up and helping to lower my pain. I cannot help but say a huge thank you to those who help Sue and Beverly out at Woof for Vets, and to the breeder who gave me the puppy. I love her so much. Her name is Snickers, because her colors remind me of a snickers bar, and she is really nutty and fun. Again, thank you all so very much. Dee Elledge, Volunteer Veteran Show Producer

This past year I was talking with Beverly at Woof for Vets, and I asked her if they have ever come across a breeder who might have a puppy, or even an older dog, of the French Bulldog breed. It didn’t have to be perfect or a purebred. I was willing to take anything, if the price was right. I thought I was safe in asking, because I knew they could not give a dog to a non- veteran. However, on the 9th of November, 2019, during the Walmart Tribute to the Veterans, one of the breeders honored me with a 10 1/2 week old French Bulldog. She is absolutely beautiful, and my doctor gave me papers that make her a companion dog, so I can take her with me. You see, I have Trigeminal


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FFA 2020 C o n t e s t a n t s & J u d g e s

Who will win in 2020? FFA Speaking Contest 1st place winner will be awarded $500, and $500 will go to their Chapter.


Cassidy Prater, of Eldon, MO – Central

Jacson McKee, of Memphis, MO – North East

Katie Basham, of Cowgill, MO – North West

Kimberley Bradshaw, of Summersville, MO – South Central

Gracie McDonald, of Dexter, MO – South East

Raelin Sillum, of Mt. Vernon, MO – South West

Come hear the contestants speak on March 13th, at 4 pm at the MPBA Conference

Thank you to our hard-working, road-weary Judges! These folks travelled 3 hours, one way, to judge!

Sue Swanigan Beverly Simmons Josylen Cummings Kevin Beauchamp Judy Slaughter Crystal Blake Kathleen Monk Emmitt Monk Kathy Southern

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 Each recipient must be enrolled as a full-time student (12 hours minimum per semester) starting in the fall of the year the scholarship is awarded.  Applicant must have a minimum academic GPA of 2.5 or higher.  Applicants receiving their high school degree through the GED program must be in the upper 50th percentile on a standardized equivalency exam.  Individuals previously awarded this scholarship may reapply if they meet the eligibility requirements.  Applicants must submit a letter of recommendation from a school teacher, counselor or administrator.  Each applicant must submit a copy of his/her high school transcript or GED diploma.  Applicants must submit an essay of 500 word or more telling about yourself and their goals for the future.  Applicants must submit the enclosed scholarship application. • with a current photo. • s or more, telling about themselves and their g als for the future.

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The award will be paid directly to the winning student’s account at the school he/she will be attending upon verification of enrollment. Upon accepting the scholarship, the student agrees to remain enrolled full time, and maintain a satisfactory grade point average.


Completed application, recommendation letter, transcript or GED diploma, and essay must be submitted by March 1, 2016. l , tra script or GE diplo a, and es ay must be sub itted by February 8th, 2020.

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MPBA Elite Breeders Program Questions? Contact Sue Swanigan Phone: (417) 399-9047 Or Email

To become a part of the Elite Breeders Program, you will need to print and fill out the following form. Please mail your completed form to: MPBA Office, 313 W. Commercial, Lebanon, MO 65536 The 10 Paw Steps to the Top. . . MPBA Elite Kennel Program Paw #1 ~ Be a MPBA Member of good standing.

Paw #2 ~ Be a Chapter Member and attend at least 6 meetings a year. Paw #3 ~ Hold a State License and perform Annual Kennel Inspections Paw #4 ~ Hold a USDA License and perform Annual Kennel Inspections Paw #5 ~ Perform a hands on health check for each dog in your Kennel Annually by your Kennel Veterinarian Paw #6 ~ Have in place an exercise and socialization program approved by a Licensed Veterinarian. Paw #7 ~ Have the proper equipment to micro-chip each puppy for the safety and security of owner and puppy. Paw #8 ~ Use the MPBA’s Vaccine Protocol / unless your client asks you to use theirs.

Recommended Breeder Vaccination Schedule

3 Weeks

5 Weeks

7 Weeks 5-Way* &

8 Weeks

Puppy move to new home

Parvo or 5-Way*

Kennel Cough

Kennel Cough

Recommended Dog Owner Vaccination Schedule

9 Weeks 5-Way*

12 Weeks

16 Weeks 5-Way* +

12 Months 5-Way* +

Annual Booster

5-Way* + 4-Way lepto 4-Way lepto 4-Way lepto & Kennel Cough 4-Way lepto & Kennel Cough 5-Way* +

* The 5-Way vaccine protects against the core diseases that every dog is at risk for. Based on the environment where the dog lives, it may be necessary to vaccinate for other diseases as Coronavirus, Borellia (lyme disease) or the 4-Way Lepto. Vaccines play a key role in keeping puppies healthy. When vaccines are given properly, following an appropriate vaccination schedule, they aid in protecting puppies from infectious diseases. The MPBA is one of the first state breeding associations to take the lead and encourage a standard breeder and dog owner vaccination protocol making Missouri on the cutting-edge of disease protection for dogs. Paw #9 ~ Obtain at least 24 CEU’s (Continued Education Units) per year. Note: If you are unsure where to obtain these CEU’s please contact a Chapter Board Member or an Elected Officer of the MPBA to find out what and where the CEU’s may be obtained. E -Mails for MPBA Officers are in the MPBA Magazine or find them online at Paw #10 ~ Volunteer at least 24 hours of your time for the Pet Industry per year. (MPBA Events and or other dog related events.) Each member pledges to the best of their ability, that all animals in their care will receive the best care of and follow their Kennel Veterinarian’s instructions for the best Health and Welfare of their animals. 41

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The 10 Paw Steps to the Top. . . MPBA Elite Kennel Program Email: Please fill in all the Paw Steps that you have achieved, Steps 9 & 10 may be completed in the future, such as obtaining CEU’s and Volunteering.

Paw Step #1 ~ MPBA President signature: _________________________________________________

Paw Step #2 ~ MPBA Chapter or Director signature: _________________________________________

Paw Step #3 ~ Your State License #:______________________________________________________

Paw Step #4 ~ Your USDA License #:____________________________________________________

Paw Step #5 & #6 ~ Your Kennel Veterinarian’s signature: ____________________________________

Paw Step #7 & #8 ~ Your Signature: ______________________________________________________

Paw Step #9 ~ Vow to send within the year (Jan. 1 – Jan. 1) copi es of your CEU’s:________________ Approved and signed off on by your Chapter President/Director. Paw Step #10 ~ Vow to send with the year (Jan. 1 – Jan. 1) copies of your Volunteer work:__________ Approved and signed off on by your Chapter President/Director.

Name:____________________________________ Kennel Name:____________________________________

Address: __________________________________________________________________________________

City: __________________________________________ State: _________________ Zip: ________________

Phone #:_______________________________________ Cell Phone: _________________________________

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Top 9 Dog Winter Myths AKC Pet Insurance • Maggie Dean • Dec 11, 2018

5.) “Dogs’ paw pads protect them from the ice and cold.” Wrong! While paw pads do have the ability to build up calluses, the areas between their toes are extremely sensitive. Toe cracks are perfect hiding places for chunks of ice, salt, and debris from under the snow. Fur around the feet and legs also accumulates snowballs that should not be licked off. Snowballs on the chest and legs of short- er dogs should be gently melted and dried after outdoor walks. If your dog licks the excess snow, she could ingest antifreeze, salt solutions, and chemicals used to keep the sidewalks clear and be- come ill. 6.) “Dog booties and jackets are just a fashion statement.” Booties and jackets for dogs can be useful as well as adorable. Even if you think your dog has ‘tough’ paws, booties can protect dogs of all sizes from sharp hidden debris as well as reduce the chance of absorbing harmful substances into the fur on their feet. Petite, short-haired, senior, and young dogs may all need an ex- tra layer of insulation when adventuring in the winter. Sweaters and jackets will keep them warm from head to tail! 7.) “It’s okay to leave your dog in the car when it’s not summer.” Leaving your dog in the car is unsafe any time of year! Even from inside the car, dogs can suffer from extreme outdoor tem- peratures. Your car acts almost as a refrigerator during the winter months when parked for a long time. Leaving your car engine on is not the best idea either - carbon monoxide inhalation poses a risk when your vehicle is left idling. 8.) “When a dog’s nose is dry, it means he’s sick!” This tip has been so frequently passed on, it can often be thought of as a fact. It’s not! A dry nose doesn’t necessarily mean a sick dog. Warm, dry noses could be a sign that your dog was tak- ing a nap and simply not licking his nose. In some dogs, it could also be a sign of aging. To be clear, a dry nose does sometimes mean that your dog is not feeling his best. Dehydration or exposure to windy, cold weather can dry up snouts. If you have concerns about your dog’s consistently dry nose, it is always best to call your veterinarian. 9.) “Putting dog beds near heaters will keep pups cozy.” As a responsible pet owner, you want to keep your animals warm and comfortable through the winter. Heating units pose a threat to sleeping dogs, however, since your HVAC system is work- ing overtime to maintain temperatures. When they are hotter than usual, heating vents could burn a napping pup. Pet beds or blankets curled up near heat sources also pose a fire risk. Keep your pets’ beds and rest areas away from fireplaces and space heaters, as well as away from drafty windows or entrances, to keep them safe and comfortable until springtime. Now that you are up-to-date on your winter pet myths, share these misconceptions with your friends to change the perception of winter pet health needs!

1.) “If it’s too cold for me, it’s too cold for my dog.” This “rule of thumb” truly depends on your dog. All dogs have different coats and body temperatures! Breed, age, and health status all affect how your dog will tolerate the dropping tempera- tures. Dogs have body language to tell you if they are too cold: shivering, slowed movements, limping, whining, and cold ears are all ways to tell if your dog needs to head inside. If you do feel the need to bundle up, choose to cut walks and outdoor playtime short. Remember that all dogs still need exer- cise even if it is too cold out. Trying some recommended indoor games will keep dogs’ minds and bodies active! 2.) “Dogs can eat snow - it’s just frozen water!” While ice from the freezer is fine as a summertime cool-down treat, winter snow is not nearly as pure or healthy for ingestion. Snow hides harmful salts and chemical solutions that may make your dog sick. A nice blanket of snow also makes perfect cover for old food, trash, and animal waste that your pet can unearth. Remember to keep an eye on your dog and what he’s getting into outside, no matter the weather. 3.) “You don’t need to clean up after your dog in the winter.” Some dog owners go by the mantra, “out of sight, out of mind,” when it comes to picking up after their dog on wintry walks. While snow may cover up your dog’s mess, it is still there and may be- come a problem for other people out enjoying the snow! Biodegradation slows down in the winter months, so waste that is not scooped will remain until the spring. Until then, bacteria are leaching into the groundwater in your yard with each snowfall and thaw. Rather than potentially spreading infection for months to come, cleaning up after your dog (even in the snow) is always the better option. 4.) “Dogs don’t get fleas and ticks in winter.” It is true that parasites are far more common when tempera- tures are warm outside, however the idea that they are ‘dead’ or ‘hibernating’ in the winter is false. Fleas and ticks look for warmth in the cold - including inside your home and in your dog’s fur! Keeping pets on preventative medication all year long will keep refuge-seeking parasites at bay.

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