Dog Days of Summer - Keep Your Pets Cool

Some of the warmest days of summer are being forecasted for the coming week.  Here a few tips to help your pet keep their cool.

mishicot katiePreventing Heat Stroke:
- NEVER leave your dog alone in a car on a warm day- Keep fresh cool water available at all times
- Avoid vigorous excercise on warmer days
- If outside, make sure they have cover and shade

Signs of Heat Stroke in Dogs:
- Vigorous panting
- Dark red gums
- Tacky or dry gums
- Collapse and loss of consciousness
- Dizziness
- Disorientation
- Increased rectal temperature
Any one of these symptoms is an emergency and requires immediate action.  Always have the number to your Vet and closest Emergency Vet Office saved in your phone or in a convenient location.

Looking for some DIY Summer Treats to keep your Dog Cool?  Try these...

Dog Popsicles
Freeze toys, treats and water in a plastic container over night.  Pop out the frozen block and give to your dog to enjoy.

Dog Ice Cream
You will need:
8 ounces of plain yogurt
1 Tablespoon of Peanut Butter (creamy)
1 ripe banana
Mix all the ingredients together in a blender  Pour mixture into small plastic containers and freeze overnight.
Pop out from container and let your dog indulge.

Dog Ice Cubes
You will need:
Chicken or Beef broth (low-sodium, fat-free, and no onion ingredients)
Pour into an ice cube tray and freeze overnight.

Have fun this summer and keep you and your pet COOL!
.....Katie, Mishicot Country Store



What is a Co-op?

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) defines a cooperative as a user-owned, user-controlled business that distributes benefits on the basis of use. Member users, or patrons, own and democratically elect the board of directors, which provides oversight of the co-op. Net earnings are distributed on the basis of proportional use, or patronage, rather than on investment.

Cooperative associations have been organized throughout history to carry out many different activities, often in response to economic and social stress. Cooperative organizations in the United States first appeared in the late 1700's and today co-ops can be found in all sectors of the U.S. economy. Consumer, purchasing and farm supply cooperatives are all organized to provide the specialized goods or services that their member patrons want to buy.

By combining member demand, a co-op can provide better availability, selection, pricing, or delivery of products or services to individual consumers, businesses or farmers. Farm supply co-ops cost-effectively supply input, fuel and agronomy services to farm business owners.