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Snake Awareness Training for Southern Utah

The WOOF Center for Active Pets in St. George, Utah is hosting snake awareness training on Saturday, April 1, 2017 beginning at 9 am (Utah time) 8am (AZ time)

The location for this training will be held at the Littlefield Firehouse, Beaver Dam Arizona, 630 N. Highway 91 (approximately 30 miles west of St. George)

It is $120 for a 3 to 4 hour outdoor session.  If there is a second dog from the same household, the second dog is $100.

The class will be instructed by Jay Smith who has 15 years experience in the field.

Cedar City Veterinarian Dr. Mike Gamble

Dr. Mike Gamble moved to the area and is working with Dr. Richard Bagley at Mt. View Animal Hospital.  We would like to welcome him to the area and let the community know what a great veterinarian that we think he is.  

He has been the primary veterinarian for our personal animals this year and we have been very happy with his ministrations.  He has also offered his services to the non profit groupFriends of Festival Country K9swith a vet clinic offering micro-chipping and vaccinations to the public.

How to Clean a Dog's Ears

Cleaning a dogs ears may not be as easy as you think.  Some dogs are rather adverse to it so it is a good idea to always offer a treat when you are done so the next ear cleaning session goes a little easier.
Start by restraining your dog.  If you have a small dog you can wrap her up in a large thick towel with her head exposed or have someone help hold her.
Use a cotton ball, paper towel or gauze sponge moistened with water and gently rub the large pieces of wax and debris off of the ear lobe.

How to Break Up a Dog Fight

Have you ever been in the uncomfortable position of having to break up a dog fight?

It can become a very dangerous situation very quickly and must be acted upon quickly.  If you have fears that your dog might be aggressive towards other dogs, don't risk your dog, yourself or other dogs by allowing them to come in contact.

If your dog shows signs of aggression, we recommend that you seek the professional help of an animal behavioral expert or dog trainer.  Locally to Cedar City and the Southern Utah Area, D&B's highly recommends Gail Workman.

Reduce Your Heart Rate - Pet an Animal

Did you know that petting your dog or cat can help reduce your blood pressure?
According to Dr. Alan Beck, ScD who is the director of the Center of the Human-Animal Bond at the Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine, our bodies release oxytocin, which is a powerful hormone that decreases blood pressure in humans, making us feel more relaxed.
This same relaxing effect is experienced in animals as well showing that both animals and humans get the physiological benefit from each other.

Enoch Shelter Dog Exercise Area/Dog Park

The City of Enoch Animal Shelter has property behind the shelter that is 108’ X 48’ that they have cleared in order to put fencing up for an exercise area for the shelter dogs.  

They will also open this area to the public during daytime hours for the community to use.  This area will follow the guidelines of a dog park, which would be the first in Iron County.  The location is 4916 North 600 East, Enoch. 

Our neighboring county of Washington presently has 5 dog parks.  The location of these parks can be found at

What is Dog Agility?

Agility for dogs is: 

Dog agility is a dog sport in which a handler directs a dog through an obstacle course in a race for both time and accuracy. 

Agility Field

Dog Walk

Dogs run off-leash with no food or toys as incentives, and the handler can touch neither dog nor obstacles.  Consequently the handler's controls are limited to voice, movement, and various body signals, requiring exceptional training of the animal and coordination of the handler.

Teeter-TotterAgility PolesA FrameCollapsed Tunnel
The following are more examples of the obstacles used in dog agility.

Enoch City Council to Hear Dog Park Proposal

Friends of Festival Country K-9s will be proposing to the Enoch City Council on June 6, 2012 at 6PM at the Enoch City Offices, 900 E. Midvalley Road, Enoch, Utah

Friends of the Cedar City Dog Park made several attempts at working with Cedar City to bring a dog park to there but the idea has been rejected. 

Our latest meeting with the Cedar City Mayor and City Manager helped us understand that Cedar City has already spent more in parks and recreation than any other area with the building of the new Aquatic Center, Lake at the Hills, Baseball Complex, Trails etc.

Licensing Your Pet in Cedar City

If you live within Cedar City Limits, your dog (or cat) is supposed to be licensed with the city.  A dog tag will be issued at the time of purchase and should be on your dog’s collar.

Currently, there are two locations that you can license your dog.  One is at the Cedar City Animal Control,  435-586-2960, 1150 Kitty Hawk Drive, Cedar City and the other at the City Offices, 435- 586-2953 10 N. MainStreet, Cedar City.

The cost to license is $10.00 if your pet is spayed or neutered and $50.

Scoop The Poop

In speaking with Cedar City Officials and City Council Members over the last few months, The Cedar City Dog Park Group has found that the number one complaint has been that there is dog waste left behind everywhere.
Our hope is to curtail this problem by bringing awareness to the general dog owning public that this is NOT acceptable.
Beside the fact that there are serious health risks to humans as well as dogs by not picking up after dogs, it is just plain disgusting.
One gram of dog waste contains up to 23 MILLION fecal coliform bacteria which are known to cause cramps, diarrhea, intestinal illness and serious kidney disorders in humans.

Gail Workman to Have Dog Training Classes at Urban Dawgs

GAIL'S Dog Obedience Training Made Easy
Urban Dawgz Cedar City, UT
To find out more about Gail and her qualifications, go to:


A Client sent me this e-mail and I think it is a GREAT tradition to start.  My family and friends are going to get coupons to local business' to support our local economy.  I love supporting our local business' and think this is a great way to do it.
Maybe you can think about it too... 
As the holidays approach, the giant Asian factories are kicking into high gear to provide Americans with monstrous piles of cheaply produced goods -- merchandise that has been produced at the expense of American labor.

Paw Print Pumpkin Dog Treats

Paw Print Pumpkin Dog Treats

Preheat oven to 325 (300 if using a convection oven)*


1 cup plain canned pumpkin puree
1 cup peeled, 1/4” diced, lightly blanched fresh pumpkin
1/2 cup roasted pumpkin seeds, coarsely chopped
1 cup quick-cooking oats
2 cups whole-wheat flour
1 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 cup molasses
1/2 cup honey
1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
1/2 cup canola oil


1. Mix above ingredients in a large bowl

2. Add water to achieve a chocolate-chip cookie like consistency

How to Exercise Your Indoor Cat

Do you worry that your indoor cat is not getting enough exercise? While it is true that cats have the evolutionary advantage of a high metabolism that works even as they lounge around (see lions in the wild), they do still need some physical activity to keep them from a sedentary life of sloth and eventual obesity.
Unlike dogs, cats cannot be hitched to the end of a leash and taken for a stroll around the neighborhood -- well, some can, but they need to be trained from kitten-hood. It may take a little imagination, along with some trial and error, but you 

Cedar City Dog Park - What is it?


     A dog park is a fenced public area where dogs can legally run off-leash and play
    with other dogs under the supervision of their owners.

          • A double-gated entry is recommended and provides safety when entering
            and exiting the park.
          • The fenced area is divided into two areas: one for smaller or timid dogs and


Hey everyone! We are super short handed out at the Iron County Animal Shelter and really need some more volunteers! I've been volunteering out there for over a year and a half now and absolutly love it! We have the feeding and cleaning covered, but the dogs need more excercise and personal attention. We are a no kill shelter so the dogs who come to us become our family until we find them a perminent home of thier own. We (the volunteers and Tom, the ACO) are all they have.

Rainy Day Fun for your Dog

Rainy Day Fun For Your DogYour dog will wish everyday was a rainy day with these fun games and activities!

 It’s that time of year. The rain is pouring, it’s freezing outside, and your dog is bouncing off the walls. You don’t want to go outside, but Fido needs exercise. The following games are a fun way to beat the raining day blues and exercise your dog indoors; both his mind and body! 

1. Set-up an indoor agility course. Just like your kids did when they were little, you can use furniture, cardboard boxes, and laundry baskets to set up an agility course.

Animals Need Our Help!

Rescued Animals at Cedar Animal Rescue need our help.  With the cold weather settling in, this is the hardest time of year for abandoned and unwanted animals. 
Cedar Animal Rescue is in need of  blankets, towels, rugs, and anything to help keep the animals warm.  As always, they will gladly accept any pet food donations as well.
Cedar Animal Rescue
3854 West 425 North
Cedar City, Utah 84721
Contact: Bitsy  435-586-4836

Top 10 Ailments that Bring Pets to the Vet

VPI Pet Insurance (Veterinary Pet Insurance) reported the top 10 Ailments that bring pets to their veterinarian.  Every hear the saying, "Sick as a Dog"?  Well, considering the ailments, dogs might start thinking, "Sick as a Human"!  It is pretty amazing how similar dogs and humans really are.
Here they are:
Top Dog Conditions
1. Ear Infection
2. Skin Allergy
3. Skin Infection/Hot Spots
4. Gastritis/Vomiting
5. Enteritis/Diarrhea
6. Bladder Infection
7. Arthritis

LOW COST Spay, Neuter, Vaccination, Microchip

We have just posted the most recent information for the
MVP Mobile Vaccination Clinic dates
and the
 Big Fix Spay and Neuter dates.  
We have a page for each of these organizations on our website as well asinformation for adopting homeless pets from any of our local rescues
 and shelters. 
One stop pet information location at: