Dog show judge to speak at Wichita Kennel Club meeting

01/12/2013 7:46 AM

01/12/2013 7:59 AM

Dog show judge to speak at Wichita Kennel Club meeting

A retired professional handler turned dog show judge will speak at Monday night’s meeting of the Wichita Kennel Club.

Charles Robinson, who has bred Afghan hounds and poodles, will speak at 7:30 p.m. at the kennel club building, 3448 N. Emporia.

Robinson, a member of the Wichita Kennel Club and the current president of the Greater Wichita Poodle Club, judges nine breeds. He has judged nationally, at Wichita’s Sunflower Cluster dog show and in China and Korea.

Visitors are welcome. For more information, call 316-744-8400.

Cat show seeks entries of household pets

Cats need not be purebreds to compete in the Wichita Cat Fancy winter show Feb. 2 and 3 at the Cotillion.

People are urged to enter their nonregistered cats in the show’s household pet division, a category that celebrates the beauty of the everyday cat.

The entry fee is $25 per cat, and the deadline for entries is Jan. 30.

For more information and to receive an entry form, call 316-773-3964.

Free vet exams with donation to Humane Society

To celebrate the holidays and the new year, Willowbend Animal Hospital, 7606 E. 37th St. North, is offering a complimentary initial examination for pets through January with a donation for the Kansas Humane Society at the time of the office visit.

To see the KHS wish list, go to www.kshumane.org and click on “Donate,” then “Our Wish List.”

Other items needed are hot dogs, soft dog treats, interactive cat toys (fishing pole-type toys and scratchers), kitten formula, small exercise pens for puppies and puppy house-training pads. The shelter does not need peanut butter or singular cat toys like balls or mice. In lieu of specific items, cash donations are also accepted.

For more information, call 316-854-9271.

Purina taking some jerky dog treats off market

Nestle Purina PetCare is taking Waggin’ Train and Canyon Creek Ranch brand dog treats off the market because the products may contain trace amounts of a poultry antibiotic that isn’t approved in the U.S.

Purina says the chicken jerky products may contain minute amounts of antibiotic residue. The treats are made in China, and the antibiotic has been approved by regulators in that country as well as European Union nations. But it isn’t approved in the U.S.

The company, a U.S. division of Switzerland’s Nestle, says the treats are safe to feed to pets. Still, they are being taken off the market in the U.S. until further notice. The recall doesn’t apply to Canyon Creek Ranch dog and cat foods.

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