Pet Parade: Susanne Brunner’s puppy Luna

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LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – We’re featuring the four-legged friends of KARK’s on-air personalities this month.

In today’s spotlight is Luna, the pampered pup of KARK 4 Today co-host Susanne Brunner.

She’s a Border Collie mix who’s six months old.

“My husband and I rescued Luna in March. We have a 4-year-old Golden Retriever named Sadie and we wanted to get another dog so Sadie would have a friend to play with as well. Someone we know told us they found Luna in a box with 2 other siblings left for dead. They didn’t think she would make it a week. They brought the pups home and started fostering them. We decided to bring Luna home to see if she would be a good fit and she was! It wasn’t something that happened overnight. It took Sadie a couple of weeks to warm up, and now they’re inseparable,” says Susanne.

One of her puppy quirks is that she likes to play fetch with herself in the living room! 

“When we first brought Luna in, she was so calm and timid. She would just sit there and look at you. I think a lot of that had to do with how she was treated early on. I could just tell she was so grateful to have a place to call home, food to eat and a bed she can call her own. She has really shown personality and is such a loveable pup,” Susanne explains. “She adores Sadie and has to lay right next to her. Luna also follows us around everywhere.”

Luna is a smart pup and has already learned how to sit, lay, shake, and stay.

“For those who’ve never rescued a dog or cat, I highly recommend it. It really is a wonderful feeling knowing you’re giving a pet a second chance at life. There are so many of them out there who need homes,” Susanne adds. 

LUNA’s LIKES: Sticks, tennis balls, tug of war with Sadie, belly rubs, walks and food. 

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How to Help Prevent Pests

Preventing pests from entering your home is one way that pet owners can help keep their pets safe. Below are some preventative steps you can take:

  • Regularly check your pet’s food, water and shelter for bugs
  • Remove bedding or toys if you see signs of insect activity
  • Store pet food in sealed containers
  • Fix leaky plumbing and remove areas of standing water
  • Seal cracks and crevices to help keep bugs out of your house, including your window frames
  • Keep outdoor pets contained in a fenced yard. If they enter an infested area, fleas and ticks can hop on board within seconds
  • Keep leaves raked, grass cut and bushes trimmed to reduce tick habitat
  • Check your pet regularly for fleas and ticks, especially when they are allowed outside of your yard or other controlled areas

If your pet has been affected by pests, then you should consult with your veterinarian before using any medication or repellent.


How Pest Control Professionals Can Help

Though taking preventative steps can help alleviate pest issues, DIY solutions often fall short of complete control. That’s where pest control professionals can assist, and the professionals at Terminix are here to help. Terminix technicians use pesticides according to the label and do not treat pets at all. However, for efficiency of service and as a precaution, you should always contain your pet and put food and toys away when a technician is treating your home.

When pests like fleas and ticks are prevented and controlled, that’s good for your pets. It creates a better environment for them, and you. Learn more about Terminix pest control today.

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