Leo Needs a New Home

This cute, one and a half year old playful and energetic boy has cerebellar hypoplasia, which will become neither worse nor better and will certainly not shorten his lifespan. Although unable to

· June 13, 2013

This cute, one and a half year old playful and energetic boy has cerebellar hypoplasia, which will become neither worse nor better and will certainly not shorten his lifespan. BARF Leo 2013-06-13_1048 Although unable to walk fully on his own, Leo loves to play and can even be quite rambunctious. He weighs about 25 pounds and lives in Berkeley CA.

Leo is really sweet and loves to cuddle, especially laying on his back and wedged between your legs. He is very observant – watching everyone and everything around him.
Things you may like to know about Leo:

• Leo has a pretty consistent schedule which really helps in taking care of him.
• He eats twice a day and can eat on his own if his bowl is placed for him.
• He can drink on his own, with supervision in case he loses balance and accidentally spills
• He poops once a day when he is on his cart.
• Because he cannot walk on his own, he wears a diaper.
• He definitely loves rolling around on his cart, but enjoys spending time in his crib.
• He doesn’t necessarily need to be watched all the time as he has a padded crib that he’s safe to tumble around in.
• He naps most of the day.
• He will be vocal when he needs something!

Leo originally came from a rescue with his sister, who has now been successfully adopted into a forever loving home and we are praying we can find the same for Leo. We adore him and would love to keep him, but he needs more attention than we can provide, since we both work full time and have just had our first child.

Leo is a special case and we are reaching out for help to find him the right kind of loving family home. Please help us by spreading the word and holding him in your hearts and prayers. Leo is an extraordinary dog and we are desperate to find him the best home.
If you can help us to help Leo, please contact:
Martin Rossetti at rossetti.martin@gmail.com

Father’s Best Friend

By Evan Price

Going to the dentist was never something I was super excited to do when I was young. Maybe that is because my father was my dentist, and I would get grounded if I had 2013-06-13_1049 cavities. I wasn’t concerned about the discomfort I might feel, or the sound of the drill…I just didn’t want to get in trouble afterwards.

As talented as my father was, I still get a little nervous when I go to see my current dentist. Anxiety is a very common thing to feel, especially when doing something one does not really want to do. Luckily, many dentists are aware of this, and are trained to calm their patients before, during, and after the visit. Many will display movies or give a choice of music to listen to during the procedure. But some have taken it a step further by using dogs therapeutically as a part of their practice.
It is no secret that animals have a calming influence on people. This is especially important in a high-stress environment. Therapy dogs have been used by counselors and doctors alike to aid in the recovery process of children, the elderly, veterans, and special needs individuals. Now, even dentists are using dogs to help relieve anxiety in their patients and help them have a more enjoyable experience.

One such dentist is Dr. Paul Weiss, a pediatric dentist from Williamsville, NY. Having a light-hearted personality helps when working with children, but Dr. Weiss also has a secret weapon…his Golden Retriever, Brooke.

Brooke, who is a certified therapy dog, has been trained to foster calm with her healing presence. She does this by climbing into the chair and draping herself peacefully across the laps of the children. Instead of clenching fists and squirming, the kids will usually relax and pet her head. What a welcome distraction!
In case you are on your way to a dentist without a dog, or just find yourself in high-stress situations all the time, consider Rescue Remedy as an alternative to anxiety. Rescue Remedy is a holistic stress reliever made from flower essences, and has helped millions of people worldwide.

The entire BARF World Team wishes to extend a very happy Father’s Day to all the BARF dads out there. I would also like to wish my own father a very happy birthday. Yes, his birthday sometimes falls on Father’s Day…just like my Mom’s does for Mother’s Day. Weird. Until next time…happy BARFing.
BARF Price 2013-06-13_1117
Evan Price is a Raw Diet Educator for BARF World Inc. He is a true dog lover at heart with a particular interest in Daschunds. Evan is also an avid sports enthusiast and bridge player. For more articles like these and to learn more about the benefits of raw food for your pets, sign up for The Intelligent Pet weekly e-zine at www.barfworld.com.

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