In case you didn’t think on your own about how pets and the holiday’s may not always be the best mix – here’s a video with all the fun:

Tips to keep the fur kids healthy this holiday season

The Tree

  1. Use fishing line to secure the tree and prevent tipping
  2. Consider non glass ornaments, especially at eye/ jumping height
  3. Consider ribbon or other non-sharp “hooks” to attached to the tree
  4. Skip the edible decor: popcorn garland, candy canes, etc.
  5. If you have cats, try bunching up foil at the base like a moat – most cats won’t walk on foil
  6. Placing the tree in a corner reduces the angles of temptation and your “battle ground”

The Food

  1. Keep pets away from guests that may not know the dangers of feeding rich foods (i.e. pancreatitis)
  2. Put out special dishes with pet appropriate treats (pre-measured) so your guests can “treat” your pets
  3. Consider sending the dogs out for doggie day care if you’re entertaining a large group
  4. Cover all foods and store behind doors (ovens, microwaves, refrigerators, etc.)

Candles

  1. Don’t leave any pets unattended with an open flame.
  2. Consider flameless candles. There are many great options today.
  3. Place candles well out of reach of dogs and cats – beyond jumping height.
  4. Watch the content. What is your candle made of?
  5. Oils and wax burners can also be tempting, use out of reach, with caution.

Accoutrements

  1. Watch the danglies.  Many pets love the dangling tassels on decorations. Avoid temptation.
  2. Avoid toxins.  Many potpourri and plants enjoyed for the holidays may be toxic for pets.
  3. Have a pet that chews cords? Consider out of reach battery operated light options.
  4. Let Santa leave all the presents under the tree.  Waiting to put gifts under the tree reduces the policing needed to keep pets safe.
  5. If entertaining guests, store purses and jackets away from pets.  You never know where Granny keeps her meds.

With a little attention to our holiday season with the pets in mind, we can stay happy, healthy and out of the vet! 

 

 

Happy Holidays!

and as always, love and kissed to the fur kids from Animal RN

 

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Since we love our music around here at Animal RN, occasionally we do a little exploring into the history vaults of recording studios. Why?

Because its fun!

This week, for your auditory pleasure, we have some of the top hits of the 1940’s – based on their Billboard music charting. Each of these spent 12 weeks at number one.

Phonograph and records

Tommy Dorsey & Frank Sinatra – I’ll Never Smile Again (Billboard No.3 1940)

Artie Shaw – Frenesi

Harry James & Helen Forrest – I’ve heard that song before, 1942

The Mills Brothers – Paper Doll

Heartaches Ted Weems 1947

Francis Craig and His Orchestra – Near You 1947

This one didn’t have the same charting success, but it’s my personal favorite from the 40’s, so I had to share it. Ask me to share the story about how I first heard this song – it’s a great family story.

The Andrews Sisters – Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy Of Company B

Today we’re honoring our active and retired military for Memorial Day. Having never served our country, we can’t possibly know the journey of these men and women. We can take a moment to be grateful for the life and freedoms we often take for granted in this country. Thank you for your service! Please know that while we don’t all always agree with our government (or your orders) we here at Animal RN fully support you and are grateful for what you give us.

Good Morning Vietnam AC first broadcast

God Bless the USA – Lee Greenwood by the Gardiner Sisters

Alan Jackson – “Where Were You (When The World Stopped Turning)” Live at the Grand Ole Opry

When Johnny Come Marching Home – Song of the American Civil War

Hero Of War – Rise Against

Uncommon Valor – Jedi Mind Tricks (A Vietnam Story) (New World Order) Hip Hop

This Is War – Thirty Seconds To Mars

Wrong Side Of Heaven – Five Finger Death Punch

American Soldier – Toby Keith

Mosh by Eminem

Letters from Home – John Michael Montgomery

Imagine – John Lennon, by Sawyer Fredericks

In searching for these songs I (Robyn) found it very telling that nearly every genre of music had multiple songs written for and dedicated explicitly to the military.

At the Animal RN office, there’s often music playing quietly under the sounds of calls and emails being returned and the paperwork the day. Our Operations Manager, is usually charged with keeping the music going and even making sure it matches the work we’re doing.

Each Tuesday we post our Tuesday Tunes. It may be a single song that stuck out for her that week or a playlist she shares for all to enjoy. Either way, we thought you’d enjoy a virtual visit to the Animal RN office by way of an audio journey.

Once a year we take a day, a wonderful Sunday in May to honor our Mothers. These women brought us into this world, and as some say – They can take us out! This week’s Tuesday Tunes is a tribute to the women we love. Thank you! I love you, Mom!

“The Baby” by Blake Shelton

“A Song For Mama” by Boyz To Men

“Mom” by Gath Brooks

“A Little Time On You” by N’Sync

“My Mommy Comes Back” by Hap Palmer

“Mama Loved The Roses” by Elvis Presley

“Mama’s Song” by Carrie Underwood

“Hey Mama” by Kanye West

“Stacy’s Mom” by Fountain of Wayne

“You Raise Me Up” by Josh Groban

At the Animal RN office, there’s often music playing quietly under the sounds of calls and emails being returned and the paperwork the day. Our Operations Manager, is usually charged with keeping the music going and even making sure it matches the work we’re doing.

Each Tuesday we post our Tuesday Tunes. It may be a single song that stuck out for her that week or a playlist she shares for all to enjoy. Either way, we thought you’d enjoy a virtual visit to the Animal RN office by way of an audio journey.