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    Arcata Dog Park Update - August 2019

    Arcata Dog Park Update - August 2019

    We have a new update regarding the progress on the dog park! As of the writing of this, the sampling of the Little Lakes property has been completed and analyzed, all for one area that needs resampling. We have been told that we should receive the full report on all testing within five weeks, according to David Loya, the Director of Community Development.

    With this report imminent, the time has come to reinvigorate all our efforts to make the Arcata Premiere Destination Dog Park a reality. There are several other parties interested in the same location, so we really need to have our voices heard. It’s time to really start pushing our plan and letting the Arcata City Council know that we want the Little Lakes property to be the location of the dog park. As we have done in the past, we ask again that those of you who want a safe location for your dogs to play to call up as many of our council members as you can and let them know that we want a dog park.

    Below is a map of the area we would like designated for the dog park, as well as a list of proposed features. We have also provided the contact information to our City Council Members and hope many of you call and spread the word! We also have supporter stickers available at Humboldt Pet Supply free of charge.



    The park is being proposed to be located on seven acres at the south end of the Little Lake Property. It would include the following:

    • It would be fenced (6’), and we are asking for 7 acres to include parking, extension of the Arcata Marsh trail, and potentially a separate fenced agility space.

    • It would include clear, large signage with rules and regulations

    • The surfaces would be decomposed granite, grass, sand, or wood chip or some combination

    • The park would have a large (3 acres) and small (2 acre) fenced area, each with the following:

      • Two-gate entrances for safety

      • Self-filling water stations for the dogs

      • Dispensers with bags for dog waste disposal

      • Trash cans

    • We propose the following optional, but desired features:

      • Benches for owners

      • Sheltered area for owners in case of rain

      • Toilet facilities for dog owners

    Arcata City Council Members 

    Brett Watson

    Phone: 707-822-5953

    Michael Winkler
    Phone: 707-822-1857

    Susan Ornelas
    Council Member
    Phone: 707-826-2722

    Sofia Pereira
    Council Member
    Phone: 707-633-8015

    Paul Pitino
    Council Member
    Phone: 707-822-2556

    Humboldt Pet Supply on DCM

    Below we summarize our interpretation of the recent FDA update on canine dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM) and the brands they have associated with the disease. We want to stress that the FDA’s update is not a completed scientific study with conclusive evidence as of yet, and we still await the final results of the study. We also believe that the supposed issue is not related to brands but to the ingredients involved in grain-free diets, and offer suggestions for those looking for new diet options for their pet.

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    Summer Marsh Cleanup!

    Summer Marsh Cleanup!
    Saturday June 22nd, we’re hitting the marsh again and inviting the entire community to come out and help us clean up left-behind waste that greatly impacts the marsh ecosystem. Not only is the trash and pet waste detrimental to humans' enjoyment of the marsh, but it also affects the local wildlife that is sensitive to the waste.

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    A Holistic Approach to Fleas and Ticks


    Treating Your Home with Diatomaceous Earth.

    • Before applying the diatomaceous earth (DE) to your living space, make sure to do a quick run around your house with the vacuum in order to agitate the fleas. This will get them moving and more likely to encounter the DE.
    • Apply the DE liberally to carpet, couches, bedding, cat trees and any other area your pet spends time. Make sure to get some into the darks small spaces that fleas tend to hide in, such as under the couch and between cushions.
    • Let the DE sit for 2-8 hours and then vacuum up.
    • Repeat process every two weeks until fleas are no longer present.


    Anti-Flea and Tick Solution

    This concoction can be used both as a rinse, dip, or spray:

    • Rinse into your pet’s fur.
    • Dip a handkerchief or other piece of cloth and fasten to your pet.
    • Pour in spray bottle and take spritz your pet. Make sure to avoid eyes and nose.

    You will need:

    1 x lemon

    1 x orange

    1 x pot

    1 x strainer



    1. Slice up your orange and lemon into rounds.
    2. Drop rounds into pot of water.
    3. Bring water to boil and let simmer.
    4. After 5-10 minutes (once you can smell the citrus aroma), turn heat off and let cool to room temperature.
    5. Strain out the lemon and orange rounds.
    6. Ready to use!

    Exercising Your Cat

    Exercising Your Cat
    Here at Humboldt Pet Supply we know how important a cat’s weight is to maintaining overall health and, on the flip side, we also know it’s also not the easiest thing to keep in check. Before you know it, your pretty kitty is a little too fluffy and in need of some weight loss. Of course, diet is most important when it comes to weight maintenance for animals, but exercise goes a long way in keep your cute kitty looking trim and healthy. So, here we have a list of ways you can get that chubby pet moving.

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