I’ll never forget the first time I left my new puppy Leinie, an Australian Shepherd, alone in my home. I was only gone four hours and returned to find a 6-inch hole in my wall. This experience solidified my view that dogs need “jobs” to do when left alone. These “jobs” reduce separation anxiety tendencies and allow dogs to stay focused on a task. Over the years, I have tested numerous chew bones/toys for my dogs and have narrowed it down to a number of “must haves” for any dogs chewing desires. Remember: Always supervise your dog when chewing on ANY new bone/toy that they could potentially swallow. Below are a few chewing tips to lower your odds of coming home to unwanted construction:
Boxer Luv Rescue and Melinda’s Pampered Pets are hosting a charity dog wash from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 9, at 4302 E. Ray Road, Phoenix (near Jamba Juice). Attendees can choose between a wash-and-dry only for $20, or the $30 package, which includes wash and dry, nails clipped and ears cleaned. There’s an additional $5 charge for long hair. All breeds are welcome; all dogs must be on a leash. Dog treats and homemade baked goods will be for sale. Cash, Visa, Discover and MasterCard are all accepted for payment; no checks. All proceeds benefit Boxer Luv Rescue, a nonprofit organization that rescues over 600 dogs a year and depends solely on donations. For more information , visit Boxer Luv Rescue’s Facebook page at www.facebook.com/BoxerLuvRescue.
People looking for a quick, easy meal may consider In-N-Out Burger their best bet, while diners who want a fancy Italian, Mexican or Japanese dish have many restaurants on Mill Avenue to satisfy this craving. But for fresh, local ingredients ready to make any type of meal, the Tempe Farmers Market is the place to go.
In extreme cases of gum inflammation, periodontal disease, also known as gum disease, can form. This disease is considered more dangerous than gingivitis for a couple of reasons. First, it requires a more invasive treatment – sometimes to the point of gum surgery. Secondly, periodontal disease affects the bones that support the teeth.
Our society loves labels of all kinds. Many of us now check out the label on packaged food products before we buy them. Perhaps because we’re watching our weight, avoiding allergens, or trying to reduce the salt in our diet. Or maybe because we’re trying to make healthier choices about what goes into our body. Some of us just like to know where our fresh food is grown. When it comes to clothing, we may prefer a certain designer label, or a brand that we know fits us well. With greater social awareness of injustices around the world, many of us also look at labels so we can shop wisely for fair trade products, or avoid buying from countries with unfair or abusive labor practices. Then there are other labels such as nicknames, or descriptors that we use to conveniently label and categorize people. These labels, which are largely subjective, quite often determine our attitudes and our treatment of others. I’m sure we’re all familiar with the cruel and hurtful labels that children of all ages use to dehumanize, taunt, or exclude others.
Baxter, a 1-year-old, black and tan, Chihuahua/short coat mix is all puppy, still. He loves to play and goof around. However, he also has a serious side, and knows sit and is treat motivated. You can teach him a lot, as he would do anything for a treat. Come and visit Baxter at the Arizona Animal Welfare League & SPCA, 25 N. 40th St., Building 6. He is neutered and his adoption fee is $125.
We hear of women with breast cancer. We raise money for breast cancer awareness. We have the whole month of October devoted to it. But do you really know the challenges women with breast cancer really face? As an occupational therapist specializing in pain management using myofascial release, I have treated a large number of women of all ages, usually through word of mouth as they hear about the therapy I perform. I could only imagine just how traumatic receiving a diagnosis of breast cancer is. Imagine what the initial shock one may feel when their doctor reveals the diagnosis to them. Decisions need to be made. Do I need a mastectomy? Do I have to undergo chemotherapy and radiation? Will the cancer go away? Will it come back? Do I choose alternative therapies? Do I reconstruct my breasts?
No day is the same for Dr. Forrest “Dell” Moore, the head of the trauma program at Chandler Regional Hospital and Ahwatukee Foothills resident, but even with the stress of caring for any number of patients with any number of injuries, this is something he has planned for years.
Are you in pain? Do you feel like you have tried everything and the pain is still there? Did you know that our nervous system remembers trauma from injury? We walk around unaware of bracing patterns everyday. It’s that bracing and gripping feeling when you are getting out of bed in the morning, the clenching when getting out of the chair because your back hurts, or the cautiousness when using your arms because your shoulder hurts. The body remembers and your mind creates a story of the pain and the worst outcome possible. Then your pain becomes a habit, ruling your daily routine. This impacts your self-care, work life, and home life.
Dr. Ezekiel Emanuel, a major architect of “Obamacare,” wrote a thought-provoking article in the Atlantic recently entitled “Why I Hope to Die at 75.” Although he graciously concedes the right of others to make different choices, this major health care policymaker insists that “families — and you — will be better off if nature takes it’s course swiftly and promptly”, with only palliative medicine provided to seniors over 75.
I am sometimes suspicious of how we employ our faith. Don’t get me wrong, faith is important to me, and I have given my life to it. But sometimes I treat my faith like it is a medicine cabinet or a pharmaceutical, going to it only when something is wrong, or if I am looking for a quick remedy.
Recently someone asked me on my thoughts about the NFL players accused of physical abuse to their wives, children and, in one case, a fiancé that has been reported by every major news outlet around the world. I shared, “One who abuses another in any way, is a coward, period.”
Robert and Barbara Danielson moved to Ahwatukee Foothills 20 years ago to retire and be closer to Barbara’s children, but anyone that knows the Danielsons, or any of the hundreds of kids they’ve trained in music and public speaking, would tell you they’ve never slowed down.
Attorney General candidates Republican Mark Brnovich and Democrat Felecia Rotellini debate at the East Valley Tribune office in Tempe on Thursday, Sept. 26, 2014.Question 2: What are your thoughts on the restriction on RU486 and should the state continue to pursue the case to the Supreme Court?