MAY 2019


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President: Paula Ayers

Vice President: Linda Whitmire
Secretary: Sharon Utych
Treasurer: Carol Land

Brenda Martz

Carolyn Powell

Mark Fitchpatrick


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The June board and regular meetings will be held Wednesday, June 12 at Red Lobster on Lavista Rd in Tucker. The board meeting will begin at 6:00. The social hour begins at 7:00 and the regular meeting begins at 7:30.


Our August 24 & 25, 2019 Specialty Shows have been approved by AKC! We will be holding two concurrent Specialty shows with the Conyers KC. Saturday will be Puppy & Veteran Sweepstakes judged by Mr. James Schreffler (Stepamgar US) and Regular Classes with NOHS judged by Mr. Jean Tremblay (Halfmoon CAN). Sunday will be the fun 4 to under 6 months Beginner Puppy Competition and Regular Classes with NOHS all judged by Mrs. Jan Gallagher (Storyland US).

We will be holding a ringside silent auction. If you have any donations, please contact Paula Ayers. We appreciate and need your donations.

Also, we have our online store available to purchase placement sponsorships for the shows. You will be recognized ringside, in the premium (if received prior to April 1, 2019) and on the club website. Your generous support of the Specialty helps to make it truly special. Sponsorships can be found here:

The host hotel for our 2019 specialty will be The Drury Inn Hotel, located at 6520 S Lee Street, Morrow, GA 30260.

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Dr. Judy Morgan, DVM will be holding a seminar Saturday, September 7, 2019, at 12 PM - 5 PM.

The seminar will be hosted by Allprovide Pet Foods, 1755 Young Ct, Norcross, GA 30093.

The day will include Seminar, Cooking Demo, and Allprovide tour.

Saturday, September 7, 2019 at 12PM - 5PM

Allprovide Pet Foods 1755 Young Cr, Norcross, GA 30093

Tickets available at

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We have a wonderful club, one to be very proud of. The way to have an even better club is through member participation. Over the next couple of months, a great deal will be discussed and decisions made. We have several events on the horizon.....Monthly Meetings, August Specialty, Dr. Judy Morgan September seminar. We are all pieces of the puzzle; the way to share your ideas is by attending our meetings and voicing your opinion. Please make an extra effort to attend our meetings at Red Lobster, shows, and events.


We currently do not have a program committee chairperson to coordinate programs for the club. If you would like to volunteer, please contact Paula Ayers. If you have a suggestion for a program or know of someone who would be willing to come to speak to the club, please contact Paula.


Natural Remedies for Dog Vomiting

Dogs are prone to upset stomachs, just like their owners. The cause of your pet’s upset stomach could be many things, and we usually do not know our pet is feeling under the weather until they start vomiting. Vomiting is a common occurrence for pets and as an occasional problem, it is nothing to worry about. Provided that your dog has no other symptoms and the vomiting does not go on for more than a couple of days the best thing you can do is to make your pet comfortable and help them get over their upset stomach. However, it is important to keep in mind if your dog has been vomiting for more than a few days, has other symptoms, or cannot keep water down then it is time to call your veterinarian.

Home Remedies for an Upset Stomach

Most digestive problems are minor and will clear up quickly. Sometimes the best remedy for vomiting is simply an adjustment in feeding for a few days. Fasting is one of the best ways to clear out your dog’s digestive system. Dogs in the wild go a day without food frequently. Sometimes they go two or three days, depending on the availability of prey. So, a short stint without food will not harm your pet and might help to heal whatever is ailing him. When it is time for your dog to start eating again, making a watery rice porridge is the best place to start. You can add broth instead of water to make it more palatable and the rice should be mushy. Other good foods to help soothe an irritated digestive system include pumpkin, bananas, oatmeal, and sweet potatoes.

Natural Herbal Remedies for Vomiting in Dogs

Your best option, if you want to try natural remedies, is to consult a holistic veterinarian. Digestive systems can be sensitive and dogs come in a wide range of sizes so choosing the appropriate dosing can help avoid further upset. Here are a few of the alternatives available: Kefir or probiotics – Kefir is fermented milk. While dairy typically upsets the dog’s digestive systems, fermented milk does not. Kefir has probiotics which can soothe your dog’s stomach. Probiotics are beneficial bacteria that occur naturally in the digestive system. They aid in digestion and help boost the immune system. You can also add probiotic powders and supplements to your dog’s food, but these can be expensive. Digestive Enzymes – Proper digestion requires enzymes and while dogs produce some of the enzymes on their own, they do not produce enough to digest their food properly. A dog’s natural diet before domestication included the enzymes their bodies lacked. The average pet food today is void of enzymes and this can create stomach problems for some dogs. Herbs such as catnip, fennel, chamomile, and ginger – These herbs serve to calm an irritated stomach. Add herbs to a bit of canned food or rolled up in a ball of canned meat to dose your dog. You can also brew ginger into a tea and add to your pet’s food. Homeopathic Remedies –For car sickness in dogs Cocculus (Indian cockles) is one of the most popular remedies. You can give this to your dog right before you leave on a trip.

Knowing When to Go to the Vet

Nobody wants to rush into the vet for every little stomach upset or minor problem. However, there are any number of different diseases, disorders, and other conditions that have vomiting as a symptom. If vomiting persists for more than a couple of days, your dog cannot keep water down or has other symptoms such as fever, it is vital your dog sees a veterinarian right away. Other symptoms to watch for include bloating in the abdominal region, lethargy or nervousness, hacking, and heaving, or chronic diarrhea. A dog that has both vomiting and diarrhea can become dehydrated rapidly and may need to go to the vet for IV fluids. Most dogs experience stomach upset and vomiting at least once in their life. Some dogs, like people, just have sensitive stomachs. A bit of stomach upset is nothing to worry about. Be on the lookout for any other symptoms that might indicate something more than a bit of upset stomach and keep a careful watch on how long the vomiting persists. If home remedies do not clear it up, it might be time to have your veterinarian dig a bit deeper to ensure your dog does not have an underlying condition that needs treating.

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Beef & Veggie Crockpot Creation


  • 2 1/2 pounds ground beef
  • 1 1/2 cups chopped butternut squash
  • 1 1/2 cups brown rice
  • 1 1/2 cups chopped carrots
  • 1 (15-ounce) can kidney beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1/2 cup peas, frozen or canned (omit if feeding to a breeding bitch) - substitute 1 cup chopped kale


  • Stir ground beef, brown rice, kidney beans, butternut squash, carrots, peas and 4 cups water into a 6-qt slow cooker.
  • Cover and cook on low heat for 5-6 hours or high heat for 2-3 hours, stirring as needed.
  • Let cool completely.


Paula Ayers brags.....Brookhaven Forbidden Fruit “Apple “WB & AOM under judges Mathew Morse and Maxine Fox-Shone.


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Mark Fitchpatrick, editor