Hearts and Paws PawPress! April 2017
Issue #14
Dog in the Spotlight
Meet Angharad! She is a fun Rottweiler who has been coming to Hearts and Paws daycare and classes since puppyhood. Her nickname is Budge, because if she doesn't want to go somewhere, she will lay flat on the ground and no one can budge her. This is especially true when she's had so much fun during play time that she doesn't want it to end for nap time. Some of her best friends at daycare are Luna, Pearl, Shelby, and Tucker. She is extremely loving, playful, and curious and likes to warm your feet when it's cold outside. She always brings a smile to our faces!
Fun Fur Fact
The only dog breed that is unable to bark is the basenji. But they can yodel!
Tricks Workshop!
We are so excited to be hosting a tricks workshop! You will learn how to teach your dog fun tricks such as shake, play dead and back up which will be a fun way to impress your friends! 

Please bring the following:
Towel or Dog Bed
Treats mixed with half your dog's dinner
Frisbee or mixing bowl

Cost: $40
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Upcoming Events
We have a lot of events coming up in the next month! Click on the buttons to get registered today.
Puppy Party- April 15
Puppy Start -  April 17 & 29
Advanced Companion - April 18
Basic Companion -  April 18, 22, & May 1
Free Home Manners at Tomlinson's Feed - April 22 at 2:00
Ask the Trainer at Kriser's Natural Pet Store- April 22 at 2:30
Tricks Workshop- April 22 at 4:00
Happy Easter!
It's Not Too Early!
Summer will be here before we know it. We're already getting requests through August, so be sure to get your boarding reservations in early before we fill up!
Check It Out
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Ongoing Training Options
Boarding and Daycare
Events Calendar
Featured Business
Hearts and Paws will be hosting our free Home Manners class Tomlinson's Feed on April 22nd. Go check them out if you haven't already. They have knowledgable staff and many healthy options for your furry companions.

11521 N FM 620 #940
Austin, TX 78726
The Doggy Kitchen
Easter Egg Scramble
Forgo the chocolate eggs for your companion this Easter and give them the real deal. This scrumptious scramble is full of delicious nutrients. Measurements below are based on a medium-sized dog, but how much of each ingredient you need will depend on his or her size.
What you will need:
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 sweet potato, chopped
  • 1/4 c shredded cheese
How To:
  1. Bring a quart of water to a boil and add in the sweet potato pieces. Boiluntil tender, about 15 minutes. Drain and set aside.
  2. Whisk the eggs in a bowl then scramble with the sweet potatos and cheese in a non stick pan over low-medium heat. 
  3. Serve immediately afterr the eggs have cooked.

Send us your pup's favorite recipes and a picture of them enjoying it to be featured in our next issue!

New & Noteworthy
There have been several groundbreaking discoveries in canine health within the past few months. For one, a mutation of the DIRAS1 gene has been targetted as the underlying cause of myoclonic epilepsy, a common form of epilepsy that onsets in puppies around 6 months old. Not much is known yet about this gene, but its discovery gives insight to possible treatment options for affected dogs, as well as causes of human myoclonic epilepsy.

A new gene has also been identified for lethal Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS). Unlike human ARDS, the canine form is genetic. This particular mutation results in cell regeneration abnormalities of lung tissue, which causes air to become trapped in and places too much stress on the alveoli, or the tiny air sacs within the lungs. Pinpointing these genes for ARDS and myoclonic epilepsy is important for creating future therapies, diagnostics, and for breeding purposes.

In addition, gene replacement therapy has proven successful for myotubular myopathy (MTM), a muscular degeneration disease affecting only males. Prior to this, the genetic disease was thought to be incurable. Dogs who underwent this gene therapy not only regained muscle strength throughout their body, but also appeared identical to healthy dogs up to a year later. 

It is amazing we are able to work towards treating dibilitating diseases for our companions. Check out the Dogs section of Sience Daily to stay up to date on more genetic research in dogs.
Please note that it is the Hearts and Paws policy that only one dog be in the lobby area at a time, unless otherwise noted.
​-Thank you, the H&P staff
Please consider donating:
Each year, Hearts and Paws gives away thousands of dollars in services to help foster and shelter dogs be well socialized and well mannered so they can be in a permanent home. Also, we have a tremendous impact on the next generation through our Kids and Dogs Camps. The incredible impact these camps have can been seen in this short video. Your contribution can help us underwrite camp scholarships in order to extend them to those who otherwise could not afford to go. Please pray about a contribution today.
CLICK HERE for more information on CFA and how you can contribure.
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P.O. Box 500184
Austin, Tx 78750
United States