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July 2015

Safely exercising your pets in the summer heat

Our Ohio summer is here, hot and humid.  We’ve been pretty lucky with our summer heat (minus all the rain!).  Keeping your pets active and comfortable in the summer heat is important.

Besides trying to keep your pet cool inside in the air conditioning, I’ve pulled together some helpful tips and a few yummy cool treat recipes to help keep your pooches cool!

DO….

Take your dog to the lake or stream for a swim. (On leash for safety)

Go on walks or hikes in the early mornings or late in the day.

Take shorter walks or hikes, find shaded trails or locations to walk.  Your dog won’t need much exercise when they are hot.

Make sure you have plenty of water for your dog and you.

Get your dog’s hair cut shorter in the summer, if their coat allows.

Use sunscreen on your dog if he has very short hair.

DON’T….

Leave your pet in your car; it’s like an oven even for a few minutes

Walk or run on pavement – its very hot on their pads.

Cool Summer Treats….

Homemade Dog Ice Cream

Frozen Kong Treats

Peanut Butter Banana Yogurt Treats

For more hot weather treats, check out our Dog Treat board.

Fresh veggies are here!

Despite the crazy summer weather we’ve been having, our Farmers Market is finally ready to open!

Stating this Thursday, Friday and Saturday you can get farm fresh produce from us at the store.

This week we will have at least the following: (hopefully more!)

  • Silver Queen and Bi Color corn
  • Indiana melons
  • Eggplant
  • Cucumbers
  • Peppers
  • Zucchini
  • Yellow Squash

We are hoping to have tomatoes and green beans as well, but unsure as of now.  We will update the list once we know.

Now that the weather has calmed down (no more rain, please!) we hope to have more produce available for next week as well.

Is your garden flooded too? UGH! Here’s some helpful tips for saving it.

If you’re like us, all this rain has done a real number on your vegetable gardens, flooded aisles, blown over corn, the list goes on and on.  Oh, and sinking to my ankles in mud is not my idea of ‘tending to the garden’ either.

Looking for some help from the wrath of Mother Nature I came across 9 Vegetable Gardening Tips Following a Heavy Rain, from the VeggieGardener.

Here are the nine tips, check out their full post for more info.

9 Vegetable Gardening Tips Following a Heavy Rain

  1. Survey any plant damage
  2. Try to avoid walking right next to the plants while the soil is still saturated
  3. Check for any exposed roots due to soil erosion
  4. After a heavy rain you may need to replenish nutrients
  5. During the storm (or soon after) look for areas that may be draining poorly
  6. Eliminate possible slug or snail hiding places
  7. Keep an eye on emerging weeds
  8. Empty any containers that have collected water
  9. Keep and eye out for fungal or bacterial diseases

Do you have tips on taking care of your garden after storms, please share them!

-The Louiso Family

Dog Food Recalls | July 2015

Lucky for us and you our customers, these are not products we sell but feel its important to share with our customers!

If you have not subscribed to get Dog Food Recall alerts, I would recommend subscribing to our blog, as we will be keeping the recalls updated along with other helpful information for pets, livestock, gardening.etc.

I and Love and You Dog Treats \ Recalled

Vital Essentials Dog Food \ Recalled

Stella and Chewy’s Dog Food \ Recalled

Boulder Dog Food \ Recalled

We care about your pets just like our own!

– The Louiso Family

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