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Tampa Bay’s Valor has been dedicated to Walking with Warriors Ministry, the proud owner of the Harris family. She will be used for therapy for PTSD vets as well as first responders on the job and their families, military, fire & police.
Travis is now First Officer flying 757 & 767 commercial airplanes for ATI; Air Transport International (Amazon Prime)
2016 UPDATE: Congrats to our son Travis who became Captan flying for Air Choice One.
FAITH, HOPE, LOVE & STRENGTH
Tampa Bay Celebrates Gold Star Ratings…..
Tampa Bay Australian Labradoodles was inspected in 2014 by the County Animal Control and was given Gold Star Certification for superior dog breeder scores for the most healthy dogs and puppies with the cleanest facility. We pride ourselves in what we do and we do it very well. Our hats go off to our dogs, the Genuine Australian Labradoodles, founded in Seaspray Vic., Australia by Beverly of Rutland Manor and her daughter Angela of Teagan Park Australian Labradoodles for creating the most awesome dog breed we have every met.
Why Worry About Biosecurity?
Biosecurity involves following procedures designed to protect animals from harmful, disease-causing viruses and bacteria. Keeping your kennel clean and free of pathogens helps babies stay alive!
Why Worry About Biosecurity?
Good biosecurity often prevents common diseases like parvovirus. Recently, I helped a breeder with a parvo outbreak that happened after a family looking for a puppy asked to see the moms with the babies. The breeder asked the potential new owners to observe quietly, so as not to stress the moms or pups, and let them in the birthing area. You know how it is with kids and puppies; soon they were holding the babies, making the new moms anxious and threatening the pups’ fragile immune systems. Four days later, the breeder had her first parvo case. While the puppy was saved, the breeder spent $800 on IV fluids and care at the local veterinary hospital. By day seven, a second litter broke with parvo, and they ended up burying all eight puppies from that litter at just six weeks old.
Around this time, the breeder found out that her recent visitors had just lost a puppy to parvo and were looking for a replacement. Canine parvovirus, a highly resistant pathogen, can live in materials like soil or clothing for a very long time. Had the breeder known those people had lost a puppy to parvo, she wouldn’t have allowed them to see her pups.
Unfortunately, these incidents happen too often. Know the importance of protecting your puppies from potentially fatal infectious agents. Most people are unfamiliar with biosecurity practices and population medicine, so reminding them of healthy procedures and limiting access to outside visitors is essential. Neonates lack a fully developed immune system and are highly susceptible to these diseases. If you limit the access, you prevent the disease from entering and will send healthy, disease-free puppies to their next forever home.
Handling Biosecurity Issues
I find animal lovers looking to adopt a puppy understand limiting access when the goal is protecting your puppies. Most of us have cameras on our moms or have pictures to show potential owners how the moms care for their babies. Once pups reach eight weeks of age and their vaccines are effective, we can allow new owners to meet them. Limiting access to the whelping area is still important, so introduce pups to new people in another area. Even if all your pups are vaccinated, litters born months from now could be compromised by pathogens that enter your kennel today.
Inform Your Visitors
Post signs designating biosecurity areas on your property. I find most people will be respectful if they know the rules. If someone ignores the signs, be persistent and educate them on the importance of biosecurity. Most people don’t want to endanger puppies.
The True Cost
A disease outbreak in the kennel is expensive to treat, but the cost doesn’t stop there. Losing a whole litter breaks your heart, especially when you stayed up all night with Mom as she gave birth. You feel like you let Mom down! Get the message out that you limit access because you love your puppies, not because you don’t want them seen. Lastly, don’t hesitate to ask someone who refuses to follow your biosecurity protocols to leave your property. Biosecurity is the basis of disease control in population medicine, so do it like your puppies’ lives depend on it – because they do!
Don Bramlage, DVM, Director of Veterinary Services at Revival Animal Health
Dog Breeder New Product Announcement
Tampa Bay proudly announces a new project called The Whelping Place.com.
There are only a couple of professional whelping boxes made in the marketplace that I know of. I own one of them and it cost an arm and a leg!. LOL
In need of yet another whelping box, we brainstormed ideas and found that we could make a whelping box that is as good if not better than any of our competitors and sell it for less than them....Go to our new website and check it out. Email us for more information.
The name of our new product is called “The Nest“ whelping box. Click on the link below to see what we have been up to.
Professor Mia Graham belongs to one of our many wonderful extended pet families who has a great new product to share with you.
My family’s journey into natural medicine was an accidental one. In my later adult life, I struggled with physical complications that seemed to elude doctors and modern medicine. Knowing synthetic drugs were not the answer, I began exploring natural medicine, vitamins, and supplements. What I found was a whole new world of health and wellness that the mainstream “bigwigs”
don’t want you to see. I was shocked to find that my biggest sources of my healing were coming from natural remedies. My passion for this newfound wellness grew and bubbled over into more research, more enthusiasm, and an eager desire to spread the benefits of natural medicine to everyone who may be suffering or lacking answers to their health issues.
As my husband and I continued to immerse ourselves in the world of natural medicine, it wasn’t long before we discovered prebiotics, and the manifold benefits it has on the skin. This gave us the push we needed to actually do something about our passion for wellness, namely, start Aleavia, a skincare company built around this revolutionary prebiotic formula.
The idea for Petbiotics originated from a simple question, “What if this prebiotic formula produced the same incredible results on pets?” After some theorizing, some modification, and some testing, we realized it did work — with stunning results
Petbiotics is not just a company looking to push a product. Petbiotics is a movement; a passion; a family. It represents our desire to see your loved ones in the best health of their lives — even if your loved ones just happen to be covered in fur.
NutriScan - Pet Sensitivity & Intolerance Test
Do you often hear or say "allergies"? More than likely, you are referring to a food intolerance or sensitivity, which is actually quite common. An actual food allergy is rare. In fact, food intolerance is the third most common sensitivity condition in dogs and cats, and often was remedied with a change in diet. For years, though, the difficulty lay in figuring out what foods were problematic – until now.
Developed by world renowned veterinarian, Dr. Jean Dodds, NutriScan tests for the twenty-four most commonly ingested foods
by dogs and cats to provide you with specific results as to your companion animal's food intolerances or sensitivities. Since it is a salivary test, you have the convenience to complete the test at home or at your veterinarian’s office. Best of all, you can have the results in approximately two weeks to help you put your pet on the right diet.
NutriScan tests for:
Please remember, NutriScan is novel and patented and is not testing for food allergies, but rather tests for food sensitivities and intolerance. These are different body immune responses. Food allergy is a more immediate reaction mediated by production of IgE and IgG antibodies. Food sensitivity and intolerance, by contrast, measures a more delayed body response to offending foods by measuring production of IgA and IgM antibodies primarily in mucosal secretions from the bowel.
Dr. Dodds recommends that dogs and cats are tested annually as – similar to humans – their food tolerances and intolerances change over time.
Mindi and Maya & our son Travis doing volunteer therapy work at St. Anthony’s hospital, St. Pete, FL through Project Pup!
Life’s Abundance Dog food
Why Choose Life's Abundance Premium Dog Food?
Life's Abundance premium health dog food is a high antioxidant formula and contains 3 sources of superior protein ... chicken meal, egg and fish meal plus carrots, apples and more. There is no corn, wheat, dairy, by-products, artificial colors or flavors in Life's Abundance.
The chicken in Life's Abundance Dog Food is from selected high quality chicken meal derived from human-grade processing plants. Removing the water and moisture from Life's Abundance chicken provides a more concentrated form of protein. Egg is a complete protein. It is one of the most digestible forms of protein and full of vitamins A, B, E, K, biotin, sulfur and amino acids...all needed for cell growth.
The Fish Meal in Life's Abundance Dog Food is high in Omega-3 Fatty Acids, great for the health of your dog’s skin & coat. Life's Abundance Dog Food is rich in powerful antioxidants from whole food sources such as carrots, spinach, celery.
Life’s Abundance Dog Food contains brown rice ... one of the most digestible carbohydrates supplying your dog with a superior energy source. Life’s Abundance is nutrient dense with vitamins, minerals, fats and fatty acids essential for the optimal health of your dog. The minerals in Life's Abundance are chelated for maximum absorption.
Life’s Abundance Dog Food has Probiotics and beet pulp which promote a healthy digestive tract. Lactobacillus Acidophilus helps to maintain the delicate balance of friendly bacteria in your dog’s intestines. Beet pulp is a great source of fiber, and unlike many other fiber sources, produces special components called short chain fatty acids which the good bacteria depend upon for food.
Life’s Abundance Premium Health Food for Dogs contains only quality, wholesome ingredients.It provides 100% complete nutrition in accordance with AAFCO feeding protocols.
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