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Shelter Dog Adoptions: The Pandemic's Silver Lining

This has been an incredibly tough year, but the increased number of people fostering and adopting shelter dogs has been a silver lining. If you’re thinking about adding a furry friend to your family, please consider adopting a senior shelter dog. Grey Muzzle’s Executive Director, Dr. Lisa Lunghofer, answers some common questions.

What suggestions do you have for people who are considering adopting a shelter dog, particularly a senior dog?

A Recipe Your Pup Will Love

Grey Muzzle board president Denise Fleck loves to cook for her pups. This is one of her family's favorite dog cookie recipes. These are likely to go fast, so you may want to stock up and make a double batch!

Haiku Fleck's Favorite Pumpkin Sweet Potato Dog Cookies


1½ Cups Brown Rice Flour

½ Teaspoon Cinnamon

1 Cup Mashed Baked Sweet Potato

½ Cup 100% Pure Pumpkin Purée

1 Cup Old Fashioned Oatmeal (dry)

¼ Cup Water

1 Egg

Seasonal Changes and Your Senior Dog

As we roll into autumn, many humans experience some sort of mood shift due to plunging temperatures and pushing back the clocks. It’s the time of year with shorter days, colder temperatures and sometimes bouts of the winter blues. Sluggishness, or just a desire to do nothing and hunker down indoors, is known as Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD). No one knows for sure, but the same moodiness may affect your pet since we share much of the same chemistry in our brains.

Top 5 Pet Safety Tips for HOWL-O-WEEN

By Denise Fleck

What is fun for us, is not always fun for our pets.  Costumes distort human shapes making them scary.  Loud noises make animals want to dart from the safety of their homes.  Sweet treats for humans are potentially fatal to dogs and cats.  Plan ahead.  Look at this holiday from your pet’s point of view and practice these 5 Pet Safety Tips to ensure a Happy Howl-o-ween for all!


Second-Hand Smoke Around Pets

If you’re a smoker, you’ve probably considered the effect that your habit has on your family and loved ones. However, you may never have thought about the effect that second-hand smoke may have on your pets. Yet, if you live with cats, dogs or other animals inside your home, you could find that the smoke that your furry friends are breathing in could be causing them problems.

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