Pet briefs (May 28, 2014)

05/28/2014 4:53 PM

05/28/2014 4:53 PM

Seminar to address pets’ itching, scratching

Do you have an itchy pet that’s always scratching? A free seminar Saturday at Skaer Veterinary Clinic will answer questions about allergies, parasites or other reasons why dogs and cats may scratch themselves.

The meeting starts at 1:15 at the clinic, 404 S. Edgemoor, and will address causes of itching and scratching as well as how to bring comfort to your pet.

To register or for more information, call 316-683-4641, e-mail questions@skaervet.com or visit www.skaervet.com.

Augusta pet adoption, microchip event

The Tractor Supply Co. in Augusta will host animal-related activities, including a pet adoption event and a low-cost microchip clinic, this weekend at the store, 10025 SW Diamond Road.

From 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, the Hickory Hollow Animal Refuge Foundation and Alex’s House Pet Rescue, based out of Leon, will be on site with adoptable pets. Microchipping of pets will be available from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at a cost of $15.

From 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Hedrick’s Educational Exotic Petting Zoo will have an exhibit at the site with animals for guests to see, touch and feed. Admission is $1 per person. Camel rides will be offered for $7.

For more information, call store manager Donna O’Gorman at 316-775-6410.

Center offers training, first aid for dogs

Family Dog Training & Behavioral Center, at 6106 W. 69th St. North in Valley Center, will offer special classes in June for dogs and dog owners.

Crazy Canines, offered at 6 p.m. June 17 and 19, will teach people to harness the power of their energetic pups through impulse control and exercise. The class will work on training with signals such as wait, stay, settle and leave it, as well as exercise and mental stimulation. The cost is $40 for the two-evening session. Dogs must have proof of vaccinations.

Another class, Dog First Aid Certificate Training with the Red Cross, is for people only, so leave pets at home. The class, from 6 to 9 p.m. June 18, will teach how to respond to medical emergencies and provide basic first aid for the pets in your family. Skills that will be taught include administering medicine, dealing with breathing and cardiac emergencies, treating wounds, treating electrical shock and preparing for disasters. Enrollment deadline is June 10.

Class sizes will be limited. To enroll or for more information, call 316-755-2839.

Compiled by Diane McCartney

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