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Donate Needed Supplies from our Wish List

February 20, 2018

By Ann Mazzoli

Some people prefer donating items that fulfill an immediate need rather than money. Are you one of them? If your answer is yes, you might like to take a peek at  Phinney’s Amazon Wish List. On our Amazon Wish List, we have items that pets need, or that we need for our office or an upcoming event. So, check it regularly!  

Our top needed items are:

Buying supplies from our Amazon list is super easy. Just click on the items on the Wish List you’d like to donate and ship them to Phinney’s Friends, PO Box 425, Lincoln, MA 01773.

Thank you for the many ways you support Phinney’s Friends!

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February is National Pet Dental Month

February 12, 2018
While February is recognized at National Pet Dental Month, your pet’s dental health can easily and affordably be part of your pet’s daily routine.

(Photo by Andrew Nielsen @ Flickr)

Stinky dog breath (a.k.a. halitosis) can not just be annoying but can be a sign of a more serious health issue! Dental bacteria, plaque and tartar are not only detriments to your pet’s teeth and gums, but internal organs (especially the heart) can also be at risk as well when the bacteria travels to the bloodstream. 

But there is HELP! Although daily brushing is always recommended, Loving Pets now offers pet-parents a new, convenient, and affordable solution: the Ora-Bone™ USA Dental Chew — NEW from Loving Pets.  Ora-Bone is smartly designed to DO DENTAL….BETTER!  Three breath freshening ingredients fight bad breath in your dog’s mouth and gut, while Ora-Bone™’s unique design has up to 2x the cleaning surface area of similar products. In addition, Ora-Bone has….

 

  • A dental feature on every surface
  • A center bulb that cleans behind the teeth, roof of mouth, and tongue
  • Stepped, tapered ribs, that wrap around both sides of the entire bone to form teeth fitting channels that clean more effectively
  • The nibs around the heart shaped opening massage the gums and scrape the tongue for fresher breath.
  • 100% Made in the USA

 
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“It is estimated that 80% of dogs will have some type of periodontal issue by the time they are the age of 3, so our team felt a deep responsibility to provide dogs (and their humans) a natural and affordable solution that promote dental and oral health,” states Eric Abbey, President and Founder of Loving Pets.

 

Make sure to take care of your pup’s teeth – they are relying on YOU to help!

8 Tips to Keep Your Dog Safe All Winter

January 4, 2018

By Ann Mazzoli

Even though your dog wears a fur coat year-round, believe it or not, she can be as chilly as you, especially when out for long walks on a harsh winter day. Here are some tips to keep your pooch safe and comfortable:

GEAR UP

  • Get your dog a sweater or jacket if he is small or short-haired. It will help him maintain body heat while outside. Booties can also help protect him from the elements, ice melt and salt, which can be harmful to the paws and if ingested (dogs may lick their paws if they hurt or tickle).
  • Snow and ice can limit scents that could usually help lead a lost pet home. Make sure your dog has a collar that fits well and has well-secured ID tags.  Remember to update her tags and her doggie microchip information!
  • Don’t let your dog walk on ice on ponds and lakes. It’s a common myth that animals can sense unsafe ice. Your dog may fall in, suffer frostbite, hypothermia or even drown.

 

ACT FAST

  • Wipe down or wash your dog’s paws, legs and belly after a walk to remove antifreeze and de-icers. This prevents him from licking and ingesting any harmful chemicals. (It will also keep those toxic substances off your family’s floors and furniture!) Check paws for cracks or bleeding.
  • If your dog is shivering, whining, or seems weak, get inside as soon as possible, as it could be a sign of hypothermia. If your dog still seems cold once inside after a few minutes, contact a vet immediately.
  • If your dog starts favoring a paw during a walk, check for a cracked paw or ice build up between the toes.

 

BETTER SAFE THAN SORRY

  • Keep extra food, water and blankets handy for your dog so you are prepared for emergencies like snowstorms and power outages.
  • Wipe up antifreeze leaks and spills immediately and keep the bottles locked up. Antifreeze is sweet tasting and deadly to dogs and other animals.

 

We know this sounds very scary! But don’t be afraid of winter weather. You and your dog can still enjoy the chilly days if you are ready and safe. Want to know more?  Visit AVMA and HSUS. Stay warm!

Tomorrow’s the Day!

November 11, 2017

It’s finally here, friends – our Paws for the Holidays Festival! We can’t wait to see you. The big guy can’t wait to see you, too…..

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Sunday, November 12th, 11am-4pm
Pierce House Mansion, 17 Weston Rd., Lincoln MA
Food, music, silent auction, shopping, kid’s activities, pics with Santa, and more!
Kids and dogs are welcome! Admission is free.

All proceeds benefit Phinney’s Friends, a MA non-profit helping low income people care for their pets.

So Much Shopping, So Little Time!

November 9, 2017

In case you haven’t noticed, our blog themes lately have been all about our Paws for the Holidays Festival this coming Sunday! And for good reason! Check out some info on a couple of the great vendors we will have at the event!

Looking for a unique, colorful present? Artist Jennifer Hatfield is bringing her canvas paintings to our festival, folks!

 

The Lincoln METCO Coordinating Committee will have a table at our festival this Sunday, starting at 11 am! They will sell dolls, doll gift baskets & doll furniture and accessories. These are very beautiful gifts dressed up and ready for the holidays! American Girl, Pleasant Company American Girl, and vintage porcelain & other unique dolls!

100% of the proceeds go to finance enrichment programs and opportunities for the METCO-enrolled children in the Lincoln Public Schools. Please stop by, buy a cup of coffee, enjoy the festival activities, and browse beautiful items! Give the gift of surprise & joy . this holiday season!!

 

Sunday, November 12th, 11am-4pm
Pierce House Mansion, 17 Weston Rd., Lincoln MA
Food, music, silent auction, shopping, kid’s activities, pics with Santa, and more!
Kids and dogs are welcome! Admission is free.

All proceeds benefit Phinney’s Friends, a MA non-profit helping low income people care for their pets.

Hope you Saved Room for Dessert!

November 8, 2017

Hope you’re hungry! Home-made brownies are cut, packaged, and frozen, and dressed all pretty for the festival (thanks to Ariel, our President’s neighbor, for the wonderful home-baking!)! Also making an appearance will be delicious cupcakes from Clyde’s Cupcakes in NH, and lots of other delicious treats made by our volunteers!

Can’t wait to see you at the Festival!

Sunday, November 12th, 11am-4pm
Pierce House Mansion, 17 Weston Rd., Lincoln MA
Food, music, silent auction, shopping, kid’s activities, pics with Santa, and more!
Kids and dogs are welcome! Admission is free.

All proceeds benefit Phinney’s Friends, a MA non-profit helping low income people care for their pets.

Ready for Some Holiday Shopping?!?

November 7, 2017

Our upcoming festival on November 12th will be full of beautiful products for you to give friends and family as holiday gifts. Volunteers spent time putting together these beautiful baskets – some for people, and some for pets! Aren’t they beautiful? We’ll have so many unique gifts just like these baskets at the festival! Hope to see you there!

Sunday, November 12th, 11am-4pm
Pierce House Mansion, 17 Weston Rd., Lincoln MA
Food, music, silent auction, shopping, kid’s activities, pics with Santa, and more!
Kids and dogs are welcome! Admission is free.

All proceeds benefit Phinney’s Friends, a MA non-profit helping low income people care for their pets.