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Alberta Doberman Pinscher Club

Some great tipsTop Halloween Tips for Pet Owners

1) Lock candy safely away. Kids love to stash candy in their rooms, but a dog's keen sense of smell will lead him to even the most cleverly hidden treasure. Contact a veterinary professional right away if your pet does get into Halloween candy, especially if it contains chocolate or is sugar-free and contains xylitol.

2) Don't leave glow sticks lying around. Glow sticks are used to help keep kids safe while they are out in the dark. Pets (especially cats) find these glow sticks to be a lot of fun as well, and we commonly get calls about pets puncturing the sticks. While most of them are labeled as non-toxic, they do have an extremely bitter taste and we will often see pets who bite into them drooling and racing around the house. A little treat or sip of milk will usually stop the taste reaction.

3) Keep your pet identified and visible. There are a lot of extra people on the streets at Halloween, and that combined with strange costumes can spook pets and cause them to bolt. If you take your pet out after dark, make sure he or she wears a reflective collar and is securely leashed. And make sure your pet has proper identification on the collar.

4) Calm your pet. Even pets who are kept indoors may experience intense anxiety over the large number of strangely dressed visitors. Keeping your pet away from trick-or-treaters may do the trick, but if you think more will be needed be sure and speak with your vet well in advance about options to help calm your pet.

5) Check those costumes. Costumes can be fun for the whole family. If you are planning on dressing up your best bud, ensure that the costume fits well and isn't going to slip and tangle the pet or cause a choking hazard if chewed on. Never leave a costumed pet unattended.

Have a safe and Happy Halloween!

source: www.aspcapro.org/resource/top-5-halloween-safety-tips-vets-and-pets
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On Saturday, October 19th, 2019 ADPC held its Annual General Meeting in Red Deer, Alberta. Seven people attended this year’s AGM.

On behalf of our members we would like to say thank you to all outgoing Board Members:

* Director – Tracy Cassleman

We would like to thank you for your dedication to the breed, our members, officials, organizers, and volunteers. It has been a great pleasure working with you and look forward to your continued support and presence in the club.

On behalf of ADPC and our members we would like to welcome our new Director:

* Director – Leanne Zukowski
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The ADPC is planning on hosting our first performance seminar day this winter. Half day of skills for agility, and Half day engagement and obedience skills.

This will be FREE to ADPC members if you renew/join by Dec 1st.

Of these dates which one would you be interested in?

February 8th, February 15th, March 7th (comment below)

We are trying this in Edmonton first and if it goes well we will host in Calgary.
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