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Danville KC September 15-16, 2021
Bloomington IN KC September 17, 2021
Greater Lafayette KC September 18-19, 2021
These shows will be held indoors at the Boone County Fairgrounds in Lebanon, Indiana
We are making plans for various health testing clinics. FASTCAT will be offered on Saturday and Sunday.
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From WISH TV
by: Hanna MordohPosted: Jun 4, 2021 / 06:51 AM EST / Updated: Jun 4, 2021 / 08:32 AM EST
FISHERS, Ind. (WISH) – Cicadas are invading Indiana and veterinarians are seeing more pets get sick after eating too many of the crunchy critters.
“I have had two dogs that have had diarrhea that have had to have medical intervention because of the amount of cicada shells they have eaten,” said Dr. Erin Smyth with Log Cabin Animal Hospital near Geist Reservoir.
Dr. Smyth said the bugs aren’t toxic, however, eating too many can upset an animal’s stomach.
“The cicadas themselves are not toxic, the problem is that the exoskeleton shell is not digestible. So if they are eating tons of them, they are getting diarrhea, some vomiting. They just may feel kind of puny with an upset belly,” said Dr. Smyth.
Seamus the lab is one of Dr. Smyth’s patients and loves to eat everything.
“They want to keep snacking on the cicadas,” said Seamus’s owner, Stephanie O’Brien.
O’Brien lives in Lawrence and said her house is swarmed with cicadas. She is now having a hard time stopping her dogs from eating the bugs.
“Unfortunately, the dogs are just trying to eat them – constantly,” said O’Brien.
Veterinarians said that if a dog seems to like eating cicadas, then owners should keep a closer eye on their pets when they are outside for the next few weeks.
“Those are really tempting crunchy little treats for the dogs, so if you are seeing your dog eat them, you can’t leave your dog in your yard unattended. You will have to be out there with them or leash walk for the next month to make sure they are not ingesting too many,” said Dr. Smyth.
Veterinarians said pet owners should also keep an eye on their dog’s stool and look out for cicada shells. If a dog has diarrhea, is puking or lethargic, that might be a sign that they are eating cicadas.
Cats may be interested in the bugs too, however, they likely won’t eat them.
Still, for dogs like Seamus, it means a cicada cutoff and an owner eager to say goodbye to these bugs.
“I am hoping somebody will tell me when they are going to go! Ha,” said O’Brien.
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June 23, 3021
6:30pm I would like to host a handling practice night at 1149 Bryantsville Rd Mitchell, Indiana 47446 Hillside Boarding and Kennel training building. Each participant would have to pay $10 to cover building utilities. If you are interested please RSVP!
BIKC efforts to assist animals in times of need has resulted in our club making recent donations to the following :
Nov 5, 2020 A $500 donation was made to Area 10 Agency on Aging for the use of Seniors with pets for their animals food and/or animal care.
Oct 3, 2020 a donation of $1000 was made to FIDO in Portland, for the need of animals due to the wild fires.
Oct 3, 2020 a donation to AKC Reunite in the amount of $500 to help animals in the recent hurricanes within Mississippi and Louisiana.
We encourage other AKC clubs or individuals to consider donations to the various organizations that need our help during these terrible times.