Subject: December Newsletter

The Scoop at Shel-Ray
December 2015
Plants on the Naughty List 
*Christmas Trees: 1. Securely anchor your Christmas Tree so it doesn't tip and fall, causing injury to your pet.  2. Keep your pet away from tree water!  Tree water can contain fertilizers and is a breeding ground for bacteria. 3. Pine needles, when ingested, can puncture holes in a pet's intestine. 
*Many holiday plants can lead to health problems in dogs and cats.  Among the plants to keep out of  reach are holly, mistletoe, poinsettias & lilies.
Dangerous Decorations
*Beware of tinsel!  Kitties love this sparkly, light-catching "toy" that's easy to bat around and carry in their mouth.  But a nibble can lead to a swallow which can lead to an obstructed digestive tract.  
*Don't leave lighted candles unattended.  Wagging tails can catch the flame or knock them over causing a fire.
*Keep your snow globes on a sturdy surface.  Their filling often contains antifreeze, which is poisonous.
*Wires, batteries and glass ornaments should all be kept out of pets' reach!
Tasty Treats
*Skip the sweets! Pets cannot have chocolate are anything sweetened with xylitol (check your peanut butter!)
*Careful with sharing!  Pets can have turkey (cooked & bone-free), sweet potatoes, pumpkin, green beans, cranberries, carrots & apples.  They cannot have anything made with onions (such as gravy), grapes, raisins or alcohol.  Keep the lids on your garbage closed tight to prevent after-meal dumpster diving!
*Make a pet-friendly treat to keep them occupied while you are busy with guests!  Stuff a Kong with mashed sweet potatoes and a little of their food, freeze for a short time and it will keep your pet busy for hours!
Holiday Planning
*Give your pet their own quiet place to retreat if the festivities are too much for them to handle.  Whether it be their crate or a separate room, make sure they have fresh water and place to snuggle.
*Make sure all medications are securely locked up and remind house guests to keep their meds zipped up and locked away.
*New Year's can be as scary as 4th of July! Noisy poppers and fireworks can frighten pets.  Make sure to keep them in a safe, escape-proof area as midnight approaches!
Shel-Ray Birthdays
12/4/15 Diane's Birthday
12/22/15 Cari's Birthday
12/26/15 Pat's Birthday

Community Events
Photos with Santa
12/5/15 10:00am-2:00pm 
K9 Kibble - Kenosha
12/5/15 11:00am-2:00pm 
Nature's Feed - Spring Grove
12/5/15 1:00pm-4:00pm 
Petco - Kenosha
12/12/15 1:00pm-3:00pm 
Regner Veterinary Clinic - Pleasant Prairie
12/12/15 1:00-4:00pm 
Petco - Kenosha
12/12/15 & 12/13/15 10:00am-1:00pm
Petsmart - Kenosha & Gurnee
          12/19/15 & 12/20/15 10:00am-1:00pm
      Petsmart - Kenosha & Gurnee

               12/18/15 5:00pm-9:00pm
     Holiday Vendor Fair benefiting Save-A-Pet
        Visit their events page for more details
               12/19/15 12:00pm-4:00pm
  Open House at Safe Harbor Humane Society
           Visit their website for more details

Congratulations 
Casey Wilbik 
Shel-Ray's November Pet of the Month!
Holiday Office Hours
12/21-23 8-1 & 3-6   12/28-30 8-12 & 3-6
12/24 8-12 Only        12/31 8-12 Only
12/25 Closed             1/1 Closed
12/26 8-6                   1/2 8-6
12/27 3-6                   1/3 3-6
*Please note, to ease the experience for our pet guests, we will not be offering tours from Monday 12/21-Monday 1/4*

Give the Gift of Training Classes to Your Dog this Holiday!

New! Introduction to Rally 
Tuesday, January 12 @ 7:00pm
6 Week Class - $120

Puppy Class
Saturday, January 16 @ 1:30pm
8 Week Class - $160

Canine Social Skills & Conditioning 
Level 1
Thursday, January 14 @ 7:00pm or
Saturday, January 16 @ 2:30pm

Canine Social Skills & Conditioning 
Level 2
Saturday, January 16 @ 12:30pm

Call Today to Reserve Your Spot!
262-857-2163

Please help us Remember the Pets who have passed over the Rainbow Bridge


Cooper Rowe
Nickey Kolano
Rocky May
Bear Gentry
PD Mattingly
Recipe of the Month
Gingerbread Dog Treats

Ingredients:
1 and 1/4 Cups Water
1/4 Cup Olive Oil
1/2 Cup Molasses
2 Tablespoons Honey
3 Cups Organic Whole Wheat Flour
1/2 Teaspoon Cinnamon
1/2 Teaspoon Ground Cloves
1 Tablespoon finely chopped Fresh Ginger

Directions:
1. Get two large bowls. In one bowl combine the water, olive oil, molasses and honey. In the second bowl combine the flour, cinnamon, cloves and finely chopped ginger.
2. Fold the dry ingredients into the wet. Mix until all are combined.
3. Divide the dough into two, wrap and refrigerate for minimum 3.5 hours.
4. Once chilled, remove dough from fridge and roll out dough to 1/4 inch thickness (less than a centimetre).
5. Pre-heat oven to 180 C (350 F).
6. Use your Gingerbread Cookie Cutter to cut out the biscuits. Place on baking tray. Bake for 10-15 minutes.

Winter Training Class Special

Receive $10 off when you sign your pet up for a 
Winter Training Class. 
(Coupon must be brought to first class. Valid for January Classes only!)
12005 Bristol Road, Bristol, WI 53104, us
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