Pets

If Your Dog is Getting Bitten By Ticks, Your Preventive Measures are FAILING!

If Your Dog is Getting Bitten By Ticks, Your Preventive Measures are FAILING!

Since I’ve been taking groups of dogs out hiking in the woods, fields and mountains these last seven months, the issue of tick bite prevention has become an important topic of discussion with my customers.  This issue is far from “over” for the season as we’ve yet to have consistently low enough temperatures to put the critters into the deep freeze for a few months.  Yesterday, I had a chat with Dr. John Flood of Brackett Street Veterinary Clinic, who has taken care of my Labs for ten years, about the subject and am sharing some of his answers to my questions.

Frontline and Advantix are the two most common chemical tick protection products out there currently.  Packaging recommends application every four weeks from April through November in our area of the country.  Dr. Flood explains that ticks can’t see so they are attracted to your dog’s movement, body heat and carbon dioxide emitted as your dog runs through the woods, tall grass, etc.

HART Annual Litterbox Auction Fundraiser

The Homeless Animal Rescue Team of Maine (HART), a no-kill adoption center and shelter for cats and kittens, will be holding their Annual Litterbox Auction, a major fundraiser event,  which will take place on Saturday, November 12th beginning at 7:00pm at the Italian Heritage Center in Portland, Maine.  Tickets are $25 per person purchased in advance; $35 at the door.  Tickets and donations can be made at www.hartofme.com.

The Silent Auction, which includes restaurant gift certificates, vacation rentals, sporting tickets, art work, jewelry, merchandise and services from Southern Maine businesses, will be hosted by local radio personality Ethan Minton from Coast 93.1.  Enjoy appetizers, cash bar, and music while you peruse all the fabulous auction items.  Proceeds from the event will go directly to the HART shelter to benefit the 125 plus cats and kittens for food, veterinary expenses, vaccinations, medicine, sup

HART Announces Annual Litterbox Auction Fundraiser

The Homeless Animal Rescue Team of Maine (HART), a no-kill adoption center and shelter for cats and kittens, announced its plans for the Annual Litterbox Auction, a major fundraising event scheduled for Saturday, November 12, 2011 beginning at 7:00 pm at the Italian Heritage Center in Portland, Maine.  Tickets are $25 per person purchased in advance; $35 at the door.  Tickets and donations can be made at: www.hartofme.com.
 
The silent auction, which includes restaurant gift certificates, vacation rentals, sporting tickets, art work, jewelry,  merchandise and services from southern Maine businesses, will be hosted by local radio personality Ethan Minton from Coast 93.1.  Enjoy appetizers, cash bar, and music while you peruse all the fabulous auction items.  Proceeds from the event will go directly to the HART shelter to benefit the 125 plus cats and 100 kittens for food, veterinary expenses, vac

5th annual Brunswick Outdoor Arts Festival August 20, 2011 5th Annual

5th annual Brunswick Outdoor Arts Festival  August 20, 2011 5th Annual

August 20, 2011 5th Annual
The 5th annual Brunswick Outdoor Arts Festival takes place on the sidewalks of Maine Street and on the adjacent town Mall on August 20 from 9-5.  Thousands of visitors will take advantage of the sunshine and the wonderful atmosphere on this special day in town.  Beginning with only 39 artists, the event has expanded in scope every year and has had a greater audience, each year.

Designed to celebrate and foster an appreciation of the arts and to showcase Brunswick as a wonderful cultural destination, there are more than 90 juried artists and artisans featuring painting, sculpture, mixed media, graphics and drawing, photography and fine crafts.


This year we have over