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Thanksgiving Weekend Hours

Thanksgiving Weekend Hours

By on Oct 9, 2016 in Blog | 0 comments

Barks and Recreation will be closed on Monday, October 10th, 2016 to celebrate Thanksgiving with our friends and family. We will reopen on Tuesday with our regular week day retail hours of 10a-6p and daycare hours of 8a-5:45p.

Thank you and enjoy Thanksgiving!

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Standing Up Against BSL Stickers Available at Barks and Recreation

Standing Up Against BSL Stickers Available at Barks and Recreation

By on Oct 6, 2016 in Blog | 0 comments

These stickers are available at Barks and Recreation in downtown Trail and Co-op gas station in Fruitvale! The sticker proceeds will be split and given to the local SPCA and the Montreal SPCA for fighting the anti pitbull law in Montrèal.

If you would like to show your support please bring $5 cash into either location to pick up your choice of a white or black sticker that you can display to show your support. If you are from out of town and would like one sent to you for an extra $3 shipping and handling charge please contact Frankie via email at fs.animal@hotmail.ca

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FACEBOOK CONTEST!!! Win a free Rapid Bath System + 21 3pack replacement shampoos AND a FREE QUICK BATH

FACEBOOK CONTEST!!! Win a free Rapid Bath System + 21 3pack replacement shampoos AND a FREE QUICK BATH

By on Aug 6, 2016 in Blog | 0 comments

You must head to our Facebook page and enter via original post that has been pinned to the top of the page.
CONTEST!!! Win a free Rapid Bath System + 21 3pack replacement shampoos AND a FREE QUICK BATH via our groomer by REACTING for one (1) entry or SHARING for one (1) entry.
Contest ends August 12th @11:00pm PST
A $150 value!!!
Contest available for local pickup only.

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Sheep Equipped with 360-Degree Cameras Roam the Faroe Islands with a Purpose | Popular Science

Sheep Equipped with 360-Degree Cameras Roam the Faroe Islands with a Purpose | Popular Science

By on Jul 31, 2016 in Blog | 0 comments

This could be a great project for Kootenay farmers as well :).

You may have heard of the Faroe Islands once before when they tried to sequence the genes of all its citizens, but this small North Atlantic archipelago is again asking for its name to be heard. Or herd.

Using something they call Sheep View 360, the islands’ official tourist board is campaigning to get their roads included on Google Street View. A Faroese woman named Durita Dahl Andreassen, part of the tourist board called Visit Faroe Islands, has rigged harnesses onto sheep and attached 360-degree cameras, filming while the sheep roam the island.

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Walk Your Dog – via BarkTrainLove.com

Walk Your Dog – via BarkTrainLove.com

By on Jul 31, 2016 in Blog | 0 comments

A wonderful image that we have to share to remind ourselves of the important things in life for us and our dogs.

Walk Your Dog

Even if you have a back yard,
Let them see the rest of the world.
Even if they are 10 pounds and pad trained,
let them sniff the grass.
Even if they are older,
let them walk a little slower.
Whether you live in the country,
suburbs, or city, walk your dog.
If your dog pulls on the leash, or
is reactive, get help from a trainer.
Then walk your dog
better, longer, happier.

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Information on Fleas – via West Kootenay Animal Hospital

Information on Fleas – via West Kootenay Animal Hospital

By on Jul 29, 2016 in Blog | 0 comments

Flea Quick Facts
Fleas need to eat frequently, as often as once every 5 minutes.
Adult fleas feed, mate and begin laying eggs approximately 36 hours after hatching
Cycle from egg to adult usually takes about 3-6 weeks but can take longer
While adult fleas are the most noticeable part of an infestation, they are only about 5% of the total fleas present
It can take 6 weeks or longer to get all the fleas hatched out of their pupae
Fleas are triggered to hatch by warmth, vibration and carbon dioxide.
Often owners will see fleas reappear about 3-4 weeks after the application as this is when the largest number of flea pupae (from eggs laid by the fleas killed 3-4 weeks earlier) are ready to hatch
Sprays may kill eggs and/or larvae but are often not effective against fleas when they are inside the pupae.

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Socializing Your Puppy: Why “Later” Is Too Late – Dr. Jen’s Dog Blog

Socializing Your Puppy: Why “Later” Is Too Late – Dr. Jen’s Dog Blog

By on Jul 12, 2016 in Blog | 0 comments

It’s a common scenario.

You’ve just brought home your new puppy. Eight weeks old, all roly-poly fluff and cute as a button.

You’ve heard that puppies need to be “socialized,” and you definitely plan to work on that when you get a chance. Maybe sign up for a class with your local trainer, or start taking her for walks around the neighborhood. But not just yet.

You’ll start when the weather gets warmer. When your work schedule eases up a bit and you have more time. When the kids go back to school. And you want to make sure she’s had all her shots first, right? There will be plenty of time for socializing later.

Wrong.

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