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Storage Tips Offer Pet Owners Good Food for Thought

Storage Tips Offer Pet Owners Good Food for Thought

(Welcome to our pet column, courtesy of Pet Connection Programs Inc. of Marilla. We post a new article each week, so be sure to check back on a regular basis!)

Put your hand up if you routinely check expiration dates on the food you buy. For many of us that is just common sense. So too is properly storing food once we get it home. If you're a pet owner, though, can you say the same for the food you buy for your dog or cat?

Correct storage of pet food is extremely important to keep it fresh and to ensure the well being of your pet. Here's how:

Get the Scoop on Pet Food with these Quick Tips

Get the Scoop on Pet Food with these Quick Tips

(Welcome to our pet column, courtesy of Pet Connection Programs Inc. of Marilla. We post a new article each week, so be sure to check back on a regular basis!)

Early fall is often associated with a return to the classroom. So as we help our kids delve back into history, math and geography, it's also a great time to consider expanding our own knowledge.

Why not start with something they don't teach in school, but which will be a big help to many of us – a little pet food 101.

Housetraining Your Puppy: Keeping Your Dog Behaved and Your Home Clean

Housetraining Your Puppy: Keeping Your Dog Behaved and Your Home Clean

 

(Welcome to our pet column, courtesy of Pet Connection Programs Inc. of Marilla. We post a new article each week, so be sure to check back on a regular basis!)

Few things are as exciting as bringing home a new puppy. Whether a Chihuahua or Great Dane, a pup's playful antics delight people of all ages. Having a dog can bring many years of companionship and precious memories, but before you ask, "How much is that doggie in the window?" consider a few expert tips for positive housetraining.

Pets Make Powerful Partners in Weight Loss

 Pets Make Powerful Partners in Weight Loss

 

(Welcome to our pet column, courtesy of Pet Connection Programs Inc. of Marilla. We post a new article each week, so be sure to check back on a regular basis!)

Lives. Homes. Furniture. Even beds. People share a lot when a dog or cat is part of the family. Unfortunately, one trait that far too many owners and pets have in common is excess weight. In fact, two-thirds of U.S. adults and 55 percent of U.S. pets are considered overweight, according to the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, 2009-2010, and the Association for Pet Obesity Prevention, 2012 Pet Obesity Study.

Pet Connection to Hold Donation Drive at Petco

Pet Connection to Hold Donation Drive at Petco

 

Pet Connection Programs Inc., a nonprofit special care and maternity shelter for dogs and cats located in Marilla, will hold a supply and donation drive from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday, July 20, at the Petco store located at 330 Orchard Park Road, West Seneca. 

Items urgently needed at the shelter include Science Diet dry puppy food, canned puppy and cat food (without gravy), cat treats, flea and tick prevention (K9 Advantix or Frontline Plus), bleach, dog and puppy collars, and cash donations. Donations are tax-deductible and receipts will be provided. 

Visit Pet Connection’s Booth at the Erie County Fair

Visit Pet Connection’s Booth at the Erie County Fair

 

Animal lovers across Western New York are encouraged to visit the Pet Connection Programs Inc. booth at the Erie County Fair, Aug. 7-18, and pick up one of the shelter’s popular pet totes packed with goodies for man’s best friend! Pet Connection will once again be located in the Fair’s Bazaar Building.

Natural, Balanced and Beyond: Making Sense of Dog Food Labels

Natural, Balanced and Beyond: Making Sense of Dog Food Labels

 

(Welcome to our pet column, courtesy of Pet Connection Programs Inc. of Marilla. We post a new article each week, so be sure to check back on a regular basis!)

Dogs are man's best friend, so it's only natural to want to give him the best care, from the veterinarian he goes to right down to the food you put in his bowl every day. But in a world filled with an ever-expanding array of choices, it can be hard to make sense of it all. However, getting to know the meaning behind the labels you see at the pet store will make it easier to give your four-legged friend the food he deserves.