News From Terre Haute, Indiana

Valley Datebook

June 21, 2008

Summer safety tips for furry friends

TERRE HAUTE — The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals wants to remind pet owners to keep their pets safe during the summer months. “Summertime is a wonderful time for family and friends to get together and enjoy themselves, often with a beloved pet by their side,” says Dr. Steven Hansen, senior vice president of the ASPCA’s Midwest Office. “However, it’s important to consider the hidden [and, sometimes, not-so-hidden] dangers that can harm our favorite furry companions.”

This is the perfect time of year for parties and barbecues but remember that some food and drinks can be poisonous to pets. Do not serve your pets alcoholic beverages as they can cause intoxication, depression, comas or death. The snacks you serve your guests should not be treats for your pets. Human snacks or changes in your pet’s diet can cause severe digestive ailments.

Your pets can get dehydrated outdoors quickly. Give them plenty of water and make sure they have a shady area to be able to get out of the sun.

Keep your pet indoors when it’s extremely hot. Never leave your pet alone in a parked vehicle. Even with the windows open, a vehicle can rapidly become a furnace, causing a heatstroke that can be fatal.

Keep your pets free of pests. Some flea and tick products, rodenticides (rat and mouse bait) and insecticides can be harmful to cats and dogs if ingested. Keep these out of reach. There are flea products that can be safely used on dogs but which can be deadly to cats particularly if they contain the chemical permethrin. Be sure to read the directions on these products carefully.

Not all dogs are good swimmers. Do not leave pets unsupervised near swimming pools. Gradually, introduce pets to water and make sure your pet is wearing a flotation device while on boats. Try to keep your dog from drinking pool water as the chemicals can cause an upset stomach.

Text Only | Photo Reprints
Valley Datebook
  • Valley Datebook: December 4, 2011

    December 4, 2011

  • Valley Datebook: Nov. 6, 2011

    November 6, 2011

  • Valley Datebook: Oct. 16, 2011

    October 16, 2011

  • Valley Datebook: Oct. 2, 2011

    October 2, 2011

  • Valley Datebook: Sept. 25, 2011

    • 42nd annual Cory Apple Festival, through Sunday, featuring community worship service 9 a.m.;

    September 25, 2011

  • Valley Datebook: Sept. 18, 2011

    Today
    Vigo County

    • Euchre tournament, $5, 1 p.m., Club Soda, 609 S. Fourth St.

    September 18, 2011

  • Valley Datebook: September 11, 2011

    • Spruce Up Marshall, downtown beautification project, presented by Marshall Main Street and Marshall Area Chamber of Commerce, 1 p.m., courthouse gazebo, Marshall, Ill.

    September 11, 2011

  • Valley Datebook: Sept. 4, 2011

    • Saddle Up for St. Jude, benefit trail ride for St. Jude Children’s Hospital, with wiener roast following, guests are asked to bring covered dish to share, 3 p.m., Roy Maurer Farm, northwest of Marshall, Ill., (217) 826-5422.

    September 4, 2011

  • Valley Datebook: August 28, 2011

    Today
    Crawford County, Ill.

    • Homecoming Gospel Choir concert, free event, 6 p.m., Lincoln Trail College auditorium, Robinson, Ill., (618) 245-9133.

    August 28, 2011

  • Valley Datebook: August 21, 2011

    Today
    Clark County, Ill.

    •  Westfield Homecoming Festival, featuring pancake and sausage breakfast, 6 a.m.; parade, 10 a.m.; quilt show, noon, and more, Westfield, Ill., (217) 246-2666. 

    August 21, 2011

  • Valley Datebook: August 14, 2011

    • White elephant-item auction and bake sale benefit for Palestine fire chief, presented by Palestine Eagles Auxillary 3329, 3 p.m., Eagle Aerie on East Franklin Street, Palestine, Ill.

    August 14, 2011

  • Valley Datebook: Aug. 7, 2011

    • National Muzzle Loading Rifle Association Midwest Black Powder Rendezvous, black powder competitions, living history encampment, continues through Wednesday, Fort LaMotte, Palestine, Ill.

    August 7, 2011

  • Valley Datebook: Sept. 19, 2010

    Today
    Clark County, Ill.
    Traveling exhibit featuring reproduction artifacts from the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum, on display at Marshall Public Library, 612 Archer Ave., Marshall, Ill., (217) 826-2535.

    September 19, 2010

  • Valley Datebook: May 30, 2010

    Today
    Clark County, Ill.
    Guitar Hero Tournament, 5 p.m., Fisherman’s Table Concession stand, Mill Creek Park, 7 miles northwest of Marshall, Ill., on Clarksville Road (Lincoln Heritage Trail); call (217) 889-3901 or 889-3601.

    May 29, 2010

  • Valley Datebook: May 23, 2010

    Today
    Parke County
    Bird feeding, 10 a.m., star show at the planetarium, 2 p.m., Turkey Run Nature Center, 1821 E. Park Road, Marshall, Ind.; call (765) 597- 2654.

    May 22, 2010

  • Valley Datebook: May 16, 2010

    National Salvation Army Week concludes with morning worship service, 11 a.m., outside on the lawn, 234 S. Eighth St.

    May 15, 2010

  • Valley Datebook: April 11, 2010

    Crawford County, Ill.
    First Invasion: War of 1812, free movie, 7 p.m., Eagle Theater, Robinson, Ill., (618) 586-2334.
    Parke County

    April 11, 2010

  • Valley Datebook: Feb. 14, 2010 Today

    Forty Hours Devotion, 11 a.m. through 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Church of the Immaculate Conception, St. Mary-of-the-Woods.

    February 13, 2010

  • Valley Datebook: Jan. 24, 2010 Bird feeding program, 10 a.m.; Eagle viewing DVD; planetarium star show, 2 p.m., Turkey Run State Park, 8121 E. Park Road, Marshall, Ind., (765) 597-2654.

    January 23, 2010

  • Valley Datebook: Nov. 8, 2009 Vigo County

    Food drive through Nov. 21, donors will receive a 10 percent discount on next purchase, Dean’s Party Mania, 3435 S. Third Place, behind Honey Creek Mall, (812) 232-3412.

    November 7, 2009

  • Valley Datebook: Nov. 1, 2009 Today

    Parke County

    Montezuma Park Board meets, 4 p.m., Montezuma firehouse.

    October 31, 2009

  • Valley Datebook: Oct. 25, 2009 Fright Night rides, includes scary stops at a haunted covered bridge, cemetery, and visits from monsters, witches and more, $5, 7 to 8:45 p.m., Billie Creek Village, (765) 562-2206.

    October 23, 2009

  • Valley Datebook: Oct. 18, 2009 Owen County

    Preservations home tour, tickets available 1 to 4 p.m., Cornerstone Hall, North Washington Street, with homes open until 5 p.m., (812) 876-6017.

    October 17, 2009

  • Valley Datebook: Oct. 11, 2009 Covered Bridge Festival activities, antique tractor and engine show, coon holler kids, 1 p.m.; gospel sing, 2 p.m.; canal tours, hog roast and bean dinner, Montezuma, (765) 592-0829.

    October 10, 2009

  • Valley Datebook: Sept. 27, 2009 Today, Clay County

    Cory Apple Festival, featuring parade, 3 p.m. and more, located east of Terre Haute south on State Road 46, (812) 864-2229.

    September 26, 2009

  • Valley Datebook: Sept. 6, 2009 Today

    Clark County, Ill.

    Casey Softball Hall and Honor Museum 33rd annual induction ceremony, 1:30 p.m. during the Casey Popcorn Festival, Fairview Park, Casey, Ill.

    September 5, 2009

  • Valley Datebook: Aug. 16, 2009 Today

    Clay County

    Christian Cavaliers will minister in song, 6 p.m. at the Coalmont Church of God.

    August 15, 2009

  • Valley datebook: June 28, 2009

    June 27, 2009

  • Valley Datebook: June 14, 2009 Quilt show, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., REIN Center Community Library, 700 Main St., Clay City.

    Parke County

    June 13, 2009

  • Valley Datebook: June 7, 2009 • Gas powered motors meeting, to discuss allowing gas powered boat motors on the park’s Lake Kickapoo, 2 p.m., Tulip Shelter, Shakamak State Park, 6265 W. SR 48, Jasonville, (812) 273-0609.

    June 5, 2009

Latest News
TribStar.com Poll
AP Video
Raw: Plane Lands on New York Highway Raw: 25 Family Members Killed in Gaza Airstrike Raw: International Team Inspects MH17 Bodies Texas Sending National Guard Troops to Border UN Security Council Calls for MH 17 Crash Probe Recording May Show Attempt at Crash Cover-up AP Exclusive: American Beaten in Israel Speaks US Teen Beaten in Mideast Talks About Ordeal Hopkins to Pay $190M After Pelvic Exams Taped Shark Sightings a Big Catch for Cape Tourism Obama Protects Gay, Transgender Workers Obama Bestows Medal of Honor on NH Veteran Foxx Cites Washington 'Circus Mirror' Diplomacy Intensifies Amid Mounting Gaza Toll Raw: Gaza City Shelling Attack Raw: Girl Killed in Kansas After Police Chase Obama Voices Concern About Casualties in Mideast Raw: Gaza Rescuers Search Rubble for Survivors Legendary Actor James Garner Dies 45 Years Later, Buzz Aldrin on Walking on Moon
NDN Video
Obama: Putin must push separatists to aid MH17 probe Michigan inmates no longer allowed to wear orange due to 'OITNB' Adam Levine Ties the Knot Sebastian The Ibis Walks Beautiful Bride Down The Aisle | ACC Must See Moment NASA Ceremony Honors Moon Walker Neil Armstrong Faces of Souls Lost in Malaysian Plane Crash 105-year-old woman throws first pitch Man Creates Spreadsheet of Wife's Reasons for Turning Down Sex 'Weird Al' Is Wowed by Album's Success Rory McIlroy struggles, surges, wins British Open NOW TRENDING: Real life Pac-Man Explosions as hot air balloon crashes in Clinton DUI Driver Dragged to Safety by Officer After Walking Onto Busy Freeway Celebrities That We'd Like to Send to the Moon Spectacular lightning storm hits London Malaysian Flight Victim Was South Florida Grad Rory McIlroy on pace to break British Open records Officials Fear MH17 Site Now Tampered by Rebels Lowes employees repair Vietnam vet's wheelchair Widow of Staten Island man who died after NYPD takedown says he was unjustifiably targeted
Parade
Magazine

Click HERE to read all your Parade favorites including Hollywood Wire, Celebrity interviews and photo galleries, Food recipes and cooking tips, Games and lots more.
  • -

     

    March 12, 2010

activity