Ta-Koda Boston Terrier's

The Ultimate Companion, and a Friend to All!

Links and other info

Here you will find links to some of my favorite Boston Pages as well as to different info that you might find useful as a dog owner.

Links

 

 

http://www.viewpointbostonterriers.com/viewpointbostonterriers/index.htm

This link is to Viewpoint Boston's owned by Andrea Barton. She has been very nice in helping me to get started showing Bostons, and never thinks my dumb questions are dumb. LOL.


http://widgetbostons.com

This link as you have probably figured out is to Widget's Boston. Owned by Kim Bass. She too has been very informative to me while I am starting out. Crystal was bred to her male PJ. Kim has a VERY great page that you should definatly read if you are looking to purchase a puppy, or any dog for that matter. Just click on her "Puppy Buyers Guide" for more info.


This is her BISS INT CH Juwell's Definatley Divine O' JCs (Also Multi Group Placing) AKA: Derek

What a LOVELY boy!

 

http://juwellsbostons.homestead.com/

This link is for Juwell's Boston Terriers Owned by Judy Criswell. Even though Judy is several hundred miles away she has been more than happy to help me out over the phone. Her beautiful bitch Diva took "Best Bred By" Boston Terrier at the AKC/Eukanuba Inviationals in Tampa, Fl Jan 14th 2005! Diva also received an Award Of Merit at that same show. Way to go DIVA and Judy!!



http://www.alphabostons.com/index.html

This link is to Mary Millers web sight. Mary owns Alpha Bostons in Texas. Our Boy Matt came from her, as well as our Lovely Loo. She has some lovely dogs with GREAT pedigrees. Thanks again for Matt and Loo Mary!!!




BraJa Bostons is owned by my friend Meredith Tillbrook of Vancouver, Wa. 


http://www.wix.com/brajabostons/index





http://www.thornthistlebostons.com/index.html

 

This is a link to Thornthistle Boston Terriers.

Kaci Allstot is Doozers breeder. You can see picts of Dooz on her web page under Ch we've bred.


This is UKC/INT/NAT CH Whiskey Creek's Goin For Gold, CGC (AKA: Marley)

Owned by Whiskey Creek Golden Retrievers

I show and co-own several Goldens with Christa Thompson. Here is a link to her page where  you can see her dogs

http://www.whiskeycreekgoldens.com/


http://www.monsterpaparazzi.com/

You can visit Miley and Howie's web page here. They have a lot of fun Boston picts.

Ta-Koda's My Space

Visit our page on "My Space" at the following link...

http://www.myspace.com/takodabostons

I post about shows that we attend and other Boston and family related things there.

Important Phone Numbers!

Here is a list of 6 important numbers that every pet owner should have on hand in case of an emergency!

 

1. National Pet Recovery Hotline: 1 800 984 8638. Whenever your pet is lost, this is one of your first places of help to report your missing friend. This 24-hour service will help you to locate your pet. Lost pets usually end up in an animal shelter before the county or city steps in. Members pay $25.00 for the lifetime of the pet or $55.00 to find the pet for free and non-members pay $50 and above.


2. Legal Hotline: 1 800 555 6517. I think my neighbors are abusing their pet. Can I do any thing to stop them? Here is the number to call. To know your rights and how to go about expressing your displeasures, this number is for you. But try not to call because you don’’t like someone’’s method of training his or her dog. Animal Legal Defense Fund [can] help with landlord-tenant issues, vet problems, neglect and any form of abuse.


3. National Animal Poison Control Center: 1 888 426 4435. In a life and death situation when every minute counts for your cat, dog or other pet, this 24-hour manned emergency number is your pet lifesaver. Sponsored in part by 36 different companies along with a $45.00 charge for consultation.


4. Emergency Disaster Hotline: 1 800 22 7 4645. Provided by the American Humane Association, this number is your first point of call in earthquake preparedness for your pets or any disaster, what to do and where to go. They provide support and relief information.


5. Pet Loss Support Hotline: 1 888 478 7574. Iowa State University College of Veterinary Medicine provides a source for emotional support for those who have lost an animal friend or are anticipating the loss of their pet. Veterinary students at the college man this free service. A 24-hour touch phone line where you can leave a message and someone will return your phone call. Seven days a week 6:00pm-9:00pm CST, May to August, Wednesdays and Fridays 6:00pm-9:00pm. This free service is funded by the Iams Company and dedicated in memory of Krista Rankin who organized the initial


6. Spay Helpline: 1 800 248 SPAY. One way to prevent several unwanted lovely pets from ending up in shelters or destroyed is to spay or neuter them. Thousands of abandoned and unwanted pets are euthanized yearly due to over irresponsible breeding and other factors. So before you consider giving off your pet to the shelter, this organization can help you. SPAY USA provides free or low cost services to all. Call them for an appointment and locations of over 950 programs and clinic nationwide. Your local Shelters also help in providing similar services.

Harmfull, and Okay foods for your dog.

If your dog has ingested any of these foods, get veterinary help immediately
Grapes and Raisins: Grapes and raisins can cause kidney failure in dogs. As little as a single serving of raisins can kill a dog
Onions: Onions destroy red blood cells and can cause anemia.
Chocolate: Chocolate can cause seizures, coma and death. Baker?s chocolate is the most dangerous. A dog can consume milk chocolate and appear to be fine because it is not as concentrated, but it is still dangerous.
Coffee, Coffee grounds, tea and tea bags: Drinks/foods containing caffeine cause many of the same symptoms chocolate causes
Macadamia Nuts: Macadamia nuts can cause weakness, muscle tremor and paralysis.
Animal fat and fried foods: Excessive fat can cause pancreatitis.
Bones: Bones can splinter and damage a dog?s internal organs.
Tomatoes: Tomatoes can cause tremors and heart arrhythmias. Tomatoe plants and the most toxic, but tomatoes themselves are also unsafe.
Avocados: The fruit, pit and plant are all toxic. They can cause difficulty breathing and fluid accumulation in the chest, abdomen and heart
Nutmeg: Nutmeg can cause tremors, seizures and death
Apples, Cherries, Peaches and similar fruit: The seeds of these fruits contain cyanide, which is poisonous to dogs as well as humans. Unlike humans, dogs do not know to stop eating at the core/pit and easily ingest them.
Raw eggs: Raw eggs can cause salmonella poisoning in dogs. Dogs have a shorter digestive tract than humans and are not as likely to suffer from food poisoning, but it is still possible.
Salt: Excessive salt intake can cause kidney problems.


Food that most dogs can eat:
Some ?human? foods are good for dogs. Most of these are healthier than the boxed treats you buy in the grocery store. . This is just a small list of examples of foods dogs can eat, not a list of every food they should eat. Dogs won?t necessarily get all the nutrients they need if they eat these foods exclusively, so check with your veterinarian if you are interested in feeding your dog a home cooked diet.
Any food that causes stomach upsets or digestive problems in your dogs should be avoided. Like people, some dogs cannot tolerate certain foods

Meats:
Meats should be boneless and it?s best if the skin is removed. I don?t consider raw meat a good idea because of the small risk of food poisoning and parasites.
Skinless, boneless chicken breast
Skinless, boneless turkey breast
Boneless fish

Vegetables:
Dogs have shorter digestive tracts than humans and cannot digest most vegetables whole or in large chunks. It's best to put them through a food processor before giving them to your dog
Carrots
Green Beans
Lettuce
Potatoes
Yams

Grains:
Grains should not be given in large amounts or make up a large part of a dog?s diet, but these foods are generally safe in small amounts
Rice
Bread

Dairy products
Use caution with dairy products as they are high in fat and can cause pancreatitis, gas and diarrhea. Usually, nonfat plain yogurt is safe in small amounts