Global News video: Lauren Adelman, a Calgary-based veterinarian, joins Global News Calgary to discuss the danger of dogs consuming cannabis and what signs to look for if you believe your pet has.Read More
During final reporting this week from the 2018 Tails of Help Alberta Challenge, we received word of another terrific contribution from the Veterinary Graduates of Western Canada.
Final results update to close of Friday Dec 21, 2017:
Alberta Challenge tentative results posted Dec 29:
THANK YOU TO EVERYONE THAT PARTICIPATED, DONATED AND SUPPORTED THIS CAMPAIGN. THE SUPPORT HAS BEEN ABSOLUTELY TREMENDOUS!
NOW FOR THE RESULTS … (continued…)Read More
Yes there are great prizes, but the greatest prize is helping to save more sick or injured Alberta pets!
Here is a picture of Dioji, one of over 150 Alberta pets that Tails of Help has saved already this year, and more than 550 during the past 5 years.
Read more about Dioji's heart-warming success story and the Alberta Challenge on our web page here:
Now any clinic/team can win a prize!
Any staff/team member can win!
Any client/donor or visitor can win!
Questions about the Alberta Challenge or Prize Draws? email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Humans love chocolate for all occasions, especially at Halloween! Unfortunately, chocolate in all forms is poisonous to our pets and should be kept away from them.
Who is at risk?
Cats and dogs are both at risk of chocolate poisoning. However, there are more reported cases of dogs being affected since dogs typically eat just about anything. Smaller pets face much greater risk of chocolate toxicity than large breed dogs because it only takes a small amount of chocolate to negatively affect them. 3 ounces of milk chocolate can cause vomiting and diarrhea in a 9kg dog while it takes about 11 ounces to cause the same effects in an 35 kg dog.
Theobromine, the naturally occurring stimulant in chocolate and cocoa, along with caffeine can cause an increased heart rate. A pet that consumes toxic amounts of chocolate can experience hyperactivity, tremors, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, and potentially death.
Take pets with suspected chocolate poisoning to their veterinarian immediately. The veterinarian may induce vomiting. Active charcoal may be used to prevent absorption into the bloodstream. Additional fluid therapy may also be warranted.
Different types of chocolate
Dark chocolate contains more of the stimulants than milk chocolate, and unsweetened chocolate and baking chocolate contains even higher amounts, which make them more dangerous. White chocolate contains only trace amounts of caffeine and theobromine, but is still bad for your cat or dog and should still be avoided.
We had great sunny weather and a nice crowd turn up on Saturday Oct 27 for the 2018 Tails of Help Howloween Dog Walk.
Here is the first place prize winning duo of dinosaurs, posing with some friends at the event. Thank you to everyone who participated, and we look forward to doing it even bigger and better next year!
Watch our Howloween page here for more photos coming soon…
And thank you for photos taken by 'Kayla Williamson, volunteering on behalf of Next Big Move Calgary, https://www.nextbigmovecalgary.com/tails-of-help/'
Did you know?
Raisins can be toxic to dogs if ingested and can cause acute kidney injury. Halloween is coming and with that treats! Keep those treats safely out of the reach of your pets! Some of these treats may contain raisins. Acute kidney injury can result in a myriad of clinical signs and can be life threatening if left untreated.
It is unknown what substance in raisins (and grapes too!) is responsible for causing toxicity in our dogs and not every case of raisin ingestion will result in illness. If your dog has ingested raisins please contact your veterinarian immediately for advice to help keep your pet healthy.
This past weekend saw the Marda Gras Street Festival throw another huge party in the Marda Loop neighbourhood of Calgary on Sunday August 12 ... Tails of Help was there with our volunteers staffing the booth for tons of visitors. The event was another great success to help raise … (more)Read More
Holly, one of over 500 pets that Tails of Help has helped save and keep with her owner, Captain Ziggy. They were visiting the Tails of Help booth at Pet-a-Palooza on the July 28-29 weekend at Eau Claire in downtown Calgary. We were here at the event for both days Saturday and Sunday, and we had … (more)Read More
Look for Tails of Help at Pet-a-Palooza this weekend in Calgary.
Events there will include wiener dog races, a puppy stampede, dock diving, and Running of the Bulls (French and English bulldogs).
Bring your whole family, pets are welcome, and it's free! … (more)
Andrew Ewan has resigned from his position with Tails of Help to pursue another career
opportunity. Andrew has been Executive Director for Tails of Help for the past two years, and the charity sincerely appreciates … (more)
Tails of Help was there at the Edmonton Humane Society Pets in the Park event on the last weekend of June. (June 24, 2018 at Hawreluk Park in Edmonton)
Many thanks to Dr Colleen Pratt (pictured at the Tails of Help booth) and Dr Chantal McMillan, for leading our volunteer team for this event!Read More
To aid in spreading the word about Tails of Help we are proud to release the June 2017 issue for our TOH newsletter.
Highlights this month include:
- Last call for Calgary pet lovers to join the "Howloween" Dog Walk this Saturday!
- Important announcement about Tails of Help funding crisis, and restart of accepting new aid applications for pets in need
- Details of the 2017 Tails of Help Alberta Challenge campaign running this November 1 through December 20, including DONATION MATCHING for all contributions!
- another great Tails of Help success story about pets and owners we have aided
- and more...
Looking for a project to help pets and people? Our 2017 Tails of Help Alberta Challenge is coming this fall – and we need your help!
Double Dollar Donations - a generous donor will match contributions made during the Alberta Challenge! This means that every dollar raised in the Alberta Challenge competition will go twice as far – and that means we can help twice as many pets. Have fun competing and you could even win some great prizes!
To aid in spreading the word about Tails of Help we are proud to release the June 2017 issue for our TOH newsletter. Highlights this month include:
- Important announcement about Tails of Help funding crisis, and pause in accepting new aid applications for pets in need;
- Info and pictures for prize presentations from the first Alberta Challenge trophy competition between Northern and Southern Alberta last October-November;
- and more...