Heatstroke occurs when normal body mechanisms cannot keep the body's temperature in a safe range. Animals do not have efficient cooling systems (like humans who sweat) and get overheated easily. A dog with moderate heatstroke (body temperature from 104º to 106ºF) can recover within an hour if given prompt first aid and veterinary care (normal body temperature is 100-102.5°F). Severe heatstroke (body temperature over 106ºF) can be deadly and immediate veterinary assistance is needed.
We are looking for volunteers to help run the Agility Association of Canada's 2009 Ontario Regional Championships. We rely on the generous support of volunteers to make the event a success. In the past, volunteer support has been tremendous. Can you contribute in some way this year?
With the addition of an area of individual shade tents, we have decided to simply offer access to the covered crating area on a first come/first serve basis. On arrival at the 2009 AAC Ontario Regionals venue,
The rigs commonly used by North American mushers do not meet the requirements as defined by the IFSS dryland racing rules. IFSS will be tabling proposals for rule changes that would permit the use of North American style rigs but, in the mean time, special accommodations will definitely be made for the 2009 championship event. The following information was received from IFSS regarding rule accommodations for the 2009 World Dryland Championships in Saguenay, QC.
Mushing Canada operates on a very slim budget, powered by volunteer labour. However, there are currently a few essential expenses that we are not able to cover without donations: namely website costs, banking fees, and dues to the International Federation of Sleddog Sports (IFSS). While we work on creating stable funding to cover these annual table stakes, your financial support is much appreciated!
TIBURON TREATS has partnered up with Betty Cadotte of THE ENVIRONMENTAL FACTOR at the 13th Annual Metro East Spring Home & Garden Show this weekend (March 27-29, 2009). Check us out and learn more about our products and services. Thank you for your support and we hope to see you there!