PET PREPAREDNESS

We Love our dogs! If you’ve been around awhile you probably already know that! The last couple of years have been an eye opener for us! During Covid lockdowns, getting our furry friends vet care, whether routine or not, was challenging! Many veterinarian clinics provided emergency care only for several months! That meant routine visits for annual vaccinations, good health exams, etc. had to wait! Many 24hr. emergency vet clinics were no longer 24hr. in our area and those that did remain open, had long wait times! But the challenges didn’t end there! Supply shortages have also had a huge impact on caring for our dogs! Being a responsible pet owner comes with huge responsibility! It’s not about just providing food, water and shelter! There’s so much more that comes with being a responsible pet owner! Today, I’m going to talk about some preparations you can do to be prepared when SHTF.

  1. FINANCIAL PREPS; The world runs on money! If the power grid were to go down, banks will be closed for a time being. You will not be able to run to the closest ATM. Be ready! Have an emergency fund setup in your home to handle such cases. The amount will vary depending on the quantity of pets you have. The more you can squirrel away the better because you never know how long it will be until banks and ATMs are back up and running. Plan for vet emergencies and food expenses.
  2. FOOD PREPS; We always like to have a 90 day food supply on hand at all times! That means we have every day food stored away in it’s ORIGINAL PACKAGING! That’s the most important thing when storing pet food long term. The lining of feed bags is coated in a preservative to make the food shelf stable. Many folks bring a bag of kibble home and transfer it into another container. That’s fine short term, but not long term. Kibble stored in any other container other than its original packaging will go rancid! So, when storing for long term, keep it unopened and in its original packaging in a cool, dark and dry place. If you want to store pet food for longer periods, look into freeze dried options. Freeze dried food can have a shelf life that ranges from 5-25 years depending on what it is. Freeze drying as opposed to dehydrating removes more moisture content in the food which gives it a longer shelf life.
  3. WATER PREPS; This is a hard one! Water stored is bulky and heavy, but water is life! If you live in a rural area and your water comes from a well, you need electricity to run that well. If the power grid goes down, how will you get water? Sure, you may have a generator that can run your well pump, but for how long? Generators run on fuel, fuel will eventually run out and may not be obtainable when you need it! Have a backup plan! One option is to have a manual pump installed so you can still have access to fresh water from your well. If you have livestock, this is a MUST! If you only have a couple small pets, you can stockpile emergency drinking water pouches, these can be purchased through Amazon (pictured below). Worst case scenario, you have to haul water from a large natural water source such as a lake. In which case, you still need to think about purification so be sure to have means for boiling water to kill bacteria and parasites.
  4. FIRST AID PREPS; Emergencies happen! How are you prepared to handle them when they do if you can not get to the vet? Every pet owner should have a first aid kit handy for their furry friends! Some things to have in your kit are: gauze bandages, adhesive medical tape, butterfly sutures (these are non invasive), vet wrap, sterile eye wash, sterile scalpel/knife, scissors and scissors with blunt end, cotton balls, tweezers, tick removal tool, povidone-iodine prep pads, alcohol prep pads, tourniquet, tongue depressors, 3% hydrogen peroxide or activated charcoal to induce vomiting (always check with your vet or animal poisoning before administering), ice pack, disposable gloves, original Neosporin (do not use any wound ointment with pain reliever, this is toxic if ingested), syringe, blood clotting powder, towels, sterile saline solution for flushing wounds, pain/fever reducer (ask your vet), Benadryl (ask your vet for dosage for your animal), disposable pee pads, these are great for keeping a work area clean if you need to clean and dress wounds especially if outside etc., trash bag, flashlight/headlamp, know how to perform the heimlich maneuver or buy a choking device that serves as a plunger to force the lodged object out, have copies of your pets vet records with lists of any known allergies and emergency contact info in your kit too. NOTE: I am not a veterinarian so I have not included dosing for any meds, you will need to ask your vet for that info and keep it in your first aid kid.
  5. ALTERNATIVE CARE; Have a plan in the event that you are not able to care for your animals. If you have a house fire, accident, health crisis etc., how will you care for your pets? A better question, is WHO will care for your pets. Talk to your neighbors, family or friends about helping you should an emergency present itself that puts you in a position where you are not capable of caring for your pets. Have a spare house key hidden outside your home in case someone needs to go to your home to care for your pets. Have instructions written out and easy to find for your stand-in caretaker in case you are incapable of giving instructions, be sure to keep these instructions updated. Have leashes and collars within an arms reach of your pet. Our dogs are crated while we’re away and each dog has a collar and leash with their crate.

As you can see, there is a lot to think about! Being prepared BEFORE an emergency will help that emergency be less stressful and chaotic should it happen.

Can be ordered off Amazon

Introducing Cloudpointe’s Carpe Diem “Captain”

At just shy of 9 months old with limited showing, Captain has one AKC major achieved during the weekend of the Norwegian Buhund National September 2022 and first points towards his Championship! He is also already a multiple Owner Handler Group placing dog in just 1 show! Placing first, second, third, and fourth all beautifully handled by his young owner handler Micaela. We are super excited to see what the future has in store for this very promising young dog!

Captain was bred by: Amie McLaughlin and Val Eber

Owned by: Micaela Kenyon, Meesha VanEtten, Ted Kenyon, and Amie McLaughlin

Owner Handled Herding GROUP 3
Owner Handled Herding GROUP 2
Winners Dog, Best of Winners and Best of Opposite Sex at his very first competitive show earning his first point towards his AKC Championship at 7 months old.
First OWNER HANDLED HERDING GROUP 1 at just 8.5 months old

Buhund Puppy Picture Day! Seven Weeks Old!

Girl One Seven weeks old 06282022 Close up Cutie.
Girl Two Seven Weeks Old 06282022 Want to see my Yoda Imitation?
Boy Blue Seven Weeks Old 06282022 What is with the flashing light in my eyes?
Boy Red Seven Weeks Old 06282022. You woke me up for this?

Watch this page for exciting news coming about our next plans.

Email roseshadowranch@yahoo.com for availability information.

Zoey and Freyr Puppies 2 Boys / 2 Girls Puppies are available.

Boy 1 Two weeks and two days. Mr. Confidence.
Girl 2 05262022 16 days old. Here I am world.
Girl 3 Two weeks and two days old, Look at me!
Boy 4 05262022 16 days old. “Don’t ever wake me up for this ever again.”

Puppies are available. Show and breeding inquiries welcome. These are some beautiful and correct puppies! roseshadowranch@yahoo.com for information or call 248-408-0310.

Buhund Pups Are Spoken For. Waiting list forming for puppies. email- roseshadowranch@yahoo.com

Girl Three 7 weeks old.
Light Blue Boy Seven weeks old.
Light Blue Boy Seven weeks old. Ready for my close up!
Light Blue Boy Seven weeks old.
Blue Boy Seven weeks old.
Red Boy Seven weeks old.
Girl One Seven weeks old.
Girl Two Seven weeks old.

They go to their forever homes on September 3, 2021. For more information about Buhund Puppies Contact roseshadowranch@yahoo.com or Call 248-408-0310.

Buhund Puppies 6 weeks old today!

Red Boy 6 weeks old.
Light Blue Boy 6 weeks old.
Blue Boy 6 weeks old. It’s hot out here!
Girl One 6 weeks old.
Girl Two 6 weeks old.
Girl Three 6 weeks old.

Ready to go to their forever homes on September 3, 2021. This litter is spoken for. Puppy applications for future litters available.

Email roseshadowranch@yahoo.com or Call us at 248-408-0310 for more information.

Today’s Buhund puppy pics at 28 days old. Show / Breeding Prospect Inquiries welcome. Pet inquiries welcome. roseshadowranch@yahoo.com

Red Boy 4 weeks old. I could be yours!
Light Blue Boy 4 weeks old. Am I cute or am I cute?
Blue Boy 4 weeks old.
Girl One 4 weeks old.
Girl Two 4 weeks old.
Girl Three 4 weeks old.

The Norwegian Buhund is the family dog that loves to do whatever you are doing. Call 248-408-0310 or email roseshadowranch@yahoo.com for more information or for any questions you may have. These puppies will be ready to go home on September 3, 2021 and are spoken for.