Friday, July 29, 2016

Lot's of fun and exciting things coming your way at Diggin Dawgs.

We are now open at our new location in O'Fallon Mo.
You can stop by and see us at 1171 Bryan Rd, Ofallon Mo 63366 

So for those of you that we've missed seeing give us a call today and set up your apointments

You can reach us at 636-294-9929,  if after hours leave a message and we'll return your call!

Also you can now find us on Facebook.   Keep up with all the happinings at Diggin Dawgs Clicking the link will take you to our page!

Add us to your facebook as a friend and keep up to date with all the fun and exciting
things for your pets!

We also have a new email address and you can find us at

We're super excited to see all of you back in our new shop!
We've missed so many of you!

Thursday, December 11, 2014

From our pets that have gone before us.

To my dearest friend.

I stood by your bed last night; I came to have a peep. 
I could see that you were crying you found it hard to sleep. 
I spoke to you softly as you brushed away a tear, 

"It's me, I haven't left you, I'm well, I'm fine, I'm here." 
I was close to you at breakfast, I watched you pour the tea, 
You were thinking of the many times, your hands reached down to me. 
I was with you at the shops today; your arms were getting sore. 
I longed to take your parcels, I wish I could do more. 
I was with you at my grave today; you tend it with such care. 
I want to re-assure you, that I'm not lying there. 
I walked with you towards the house, as you fumbled for your key. 
I gently put my paw on you; I smiled and said, "it's me." 
You looked so very tired, and sank into a chair. 
I tried so hard to let you know, that I was standing there. 
It's possible for me, to be so near you everyday. 
To say to you with certainty, "I never went away." 
You sat there very quietly, then smiled, I think you knew... 
in the stillness of that evening, I was very close to you. 
The day is over... I smile and watch you yawning 
and say "good-night, God bless, I'll see you in the morning." 
And when the time is right for you to cross the brief divide, 
I'll rush across to greet you and we'll stand, side by side. 
I have so many things to show you, there is so much for you to see. 
Be patient, live your journey out...then come home to me.

Author Unknown

Saturday, June 04, 2011

Animal Bite Information

Each year millions of people in the United States, most of them are children,
are bitten by animals. Most animal bites are from dogs; cats are the second most
bites reported. However, the risk of infection from a cat bite is much higher than that
from a dog bite. Most bites occur on the fingers and hands, but children may also be bitten
around the head, face and neck area.

The major concern we have from animal bites is the possibility of rabies. Because most pets
in the U.S. are vaccinated, most cases of rabies are the result of bites from wild animals such as
a skunk, bat or raccoon. No matter what animal that bite comes from, if it is not your own pet,
you should call your local animal control and the police department.

Rabies is a disease that affects only mammals ( such as, raccoons, bats, dogs, horses and humans).
It is causes by a virus that attacks the central nervous system. With out treatment is is 100 percent
fatal. If detected early there is a series of highly effective vaccinations that can be given. That is why
it is extremely important for you to notify the proper authorities if anyone has been bitten. Play it safe
and let a medical doctor examine any bite area.

Try following some of these suggestions to prevent animal bites.

* Do not try to separate fighting animals.
* Avoid animals that appear sick or act strange. Call animal control.
* Leave animals, even pets you know, alone while they are eating or sleeping.
* Keep pets on a leash when out in public.
* Never leave a young child alone with any animal. Don't allow children to tease
animals, wave sticks at them, throw anything at them or pull their tail.
* Be sure your pet is Vaccinated. If unsure, please visit your vet.
* Do not approach or play with any kind of wild animal.
* Tech children not to pet any strange or unknown animal with out first asking
permission of the pets owner.

Summer is the time that many children and animals are outside enjoying play.
Education of our children and yes even us adults is the key to preventing the dangers
that come with a animal bite. Rabies is not our only concern. Infections are actually a
higher risk, again due to most pets having rabies shots. If you are bitten you will need to
watch for signs of infection as your doctor will advise you when you seek treatment.

Signs of infection are, warmth around the wound, swelling, pain, a pus discharge and or
redness around the bite marks. If you are bitten clean the area with soap and water. Use
an antiseptic such as hydrogen peroxide or alcohol. And seek your doctors attention as soon
as possible.

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Ice-Melt Poses Pet Risks

When protecting dogs from harsh winter conditions, don't overlook the paws.

Rock salt (sodium chloride), a common ice-melting agent, can irritate pets' paws, mouths
and gastrointestinal systems and trigger seizures when ingested in large quantities.

Alternative ice-and-snow-melting products, with names like "Safe Paw," "Safe-T-Pet" and
"Ice Melt for Pets," may be less irritating, but still can pose risks. some include
magnesium, calcium, potassium or urea, which also came pose problems when consumed.
in large amounts, advises a senior toxicologist for the Animal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals.

"We worry that if pets ingest a fair amount, it will change the electrolyte balance in their bloodstream" on vet says. Amount the possible effects: dehydration, kidney failure,
heart arrhythmia and seizures.

What puts pets at risk? Piling product on sidewalks rather than sprinkling as directed, or accidentally leaving open bags where they're accessible to pets. In case of concentrated
ingestion, a urea or calcium-based product generally poses less risk than products with other common ingredients.

Vet's recommend wiping pets' paws down after walks and keeping fur between paw pads trimmed but not too short. If an animal exhibits lethargy, vomiting, diarrhea, twitching
or trembling, call the veterinarian or Animal Poison Control Center (888-426-4435)
and have product label nearby for reference.