FREE Poster Download: Beware of Foxtails!
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Foxtails are grasses with seed awns (the foxtail- shaped tip of the grass blade containing seeds). Foxtails have barbed, razor-sharp needles that are extremely dangerous to our fur kids. Nature designed them to move in one direction—forward. They dig in and they do not dissolve or come out on their own.
Foxtails easily attach themselves to adventurous fur kids and can burrow deeper and deeper with each movement. Foxtails love paws and can easily become embedded (and hidden) between tender toes. They can work their way into ANY part of the body. Foxtail fragments can easily go up the nose and migrate to the brain. Inhaled foxtails can perforate a lung.
Foxtails that go unnoticed can require surgery to be removed. Embedded foxtails can cause discharge, abscesses, swelling, pain, and death.
SAFETY TIPS: Stay out of areas with foxtails and make sure your yard doesn’t contain them. If your pet has mingled with foxtails, make sure to do a thorough inspection afterward: Brush coat, feel every part of the body with hands, and look closely at ears, nose, eyes, underbelly, between toe pads, and underneath collars. Also check inside mouth, around lips, and private parts! Pets can chew on foxtail grasses and get them lodged in gums and throat. They will not dissolve or work their way out!
Any pet can get foxtails, but animals with long fur, long ears, and curly fur can be especially prone to foxtail problems.
Foxtail Grass is common all up and down the West Coast but has also spread across the country, according to the U.S. Forest Service, Foxtails populate ALL but a few states (Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Louisiana, and South Carolina, and Virginia-but be on the lookout, Foxtails are traveling to other areas).
It’s also found throughout most of Canada, as well as in some areas of Mexico and it has equally lethal counterparts across the globe and goes by other names like, Spear Grass, Wall Barley, Mouse Barley, etc. ( a quick internet search can help you determine what grasses (if any) are dangerous in your area.
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U.S. SHIPPING RATES
USPS requires that parcels over 1lb. must ship Priority ($8.95+) and cannot ship First Class. My shipping rates are weight-based & taken directly from UPS and USPS charts. Once your package reaches 3 to 4lbs, I ship UPS and shipping rates are more economical for you (PO Box addresses ship USPS only).
INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING RATES:
International orders ALWAYS ship with a free gift (Free gift examples: sticker set, coasters, keychain). I'm sorry shipping is expensive—I charge customers what the carriers charge me. Here is a tip! 8oz up to 2lbs is the SAME shipping cost ($23 US approx.). Orders under 8oz are $15 US (approx.) to ship. Items under 8 oz. include: keychains, mini calendar, 1 set of cards, and coaster set. Most parcels take 7-14 business days to arrive, but some packages can take 21+. Once your package arrives in your country, your local postal carrier and Customs handle your package. Customs sometimes can delay a package, but most parcels get through to you quickly!
International customers are responsible for any Taxes and Import Duties. In my experience, most parcels arrive at your doorstep without any duties or fees required.
Why don't you offer FREE shipping?During limited times of the year, I do offer free shipping over a certain order value.I am a small business that donates a portion of my profits to animal rescue, so it is hard for me to offer reduced shipping rates and/or free shipping like many big box stores who can absorb extra fees because they focus on volume, not quality.
"Do you ship to X, and how much will it cost if I buy X?" I ship to most countries and locales all around the world, and shipping charges are calculated by weight and distance from Virginia. The quickest and easiest way to get the EXACT shipping cost for your order is to add items to your cart, and begin the checkout process - there you will be able to enter your address, and find out exact shipping costs before you finalize and pay for your order. You can then easily add, remove or replace items in your cart to see how your shipping costs are affected.
These items are created and shipped by the artist from her studio in Virginia.
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These items ship from Europe and are fulfilled by my new fabulous eco- powerhouse team! Ships worldwide very economically! (For example, whether you order 1 t-shirt or 10, the shipping is only $8-11 USD—no matter where you are on the planet!).
I'm very choosy about the vendors I manufacture with—they have to care about quality and giving back to the world in some way. I work hard to get things just right before selling something on my shop. (I illustrate, write, and design everything myself & my amazing husband, Bryan animates my videos and adds his incredible music to them).
I am a small business that donates a portion of my profits to animal rescue, so it is hard for me to offer reduced shipping rates and/or free shipping like many big box stores.
• I sometimes reuse shipping boxes that are clean and sturdy, to reduce waste.
Before contacting Red & Howling Shop, please:
- Verify that the shipping address is correct (check the order confirmation email from my shop)
- Look around the delivery location for your package (R&H customers have found packages under a bench, in a bush, with a neighbor, etc.)
- Look for a notice of attempted delivery
- Find out if someone else (neighbor / roommate/ other household member) may have accepted the delivery
- Ask your carrier about the missing package
- Wait at least 72 hours - in some cases packages may register as “delivered” 3 or more business days prior to arrival! Online systems don't always show details in real time