Our network

Pets

Dog-Grooming Event Set for June 2

A group that protests puppy mill operations invites residents to bring out their pooches for a little pampering as it hosts its third annual Dog 'N' Suds Day to raise money and awareness. 

NYS Citizens Against Puppy Mills will host the fundraiser from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, June 2, at Canine and Co., 5952 Transit Road, Depew. 

The event will include dog baths, food, a basket raffle and dogs available for adoption. Canine Good Citizen tests also will be available from 11 to 11:45 a.m. 

For an appointment, to make a donation or for more information, call 681-0063.

 

Scratching the Right Itch: Does Your Pet Have Seasonal Allergies?

Scratching the Right Itch: Does Your Pet Have Seasonal Allergies?

 

(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!)

Humans may sneeze and sniffle when trees and flowers start to bud in the spring, but many pet owners wouldn't know if their pet was suffering from treatable allergy symptoms, which are likely to occur at the same time of year.

According to the Pet Allergy Worldwide Survey (PAWS) sponsored by Novartis Animal Health, 44 percent of pet owners are unaware that their pet can suffer from chronic seasonal allergies, just like people.

Helping Cats and Dogs Have Healthy Joints

Helping Cats and Dogs Have Healthy Joints

 

(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!)

Your four-footed friends could benefit from your taking four important steps to keep your pets in peak condition.

1. See the vet for regular checkups. Dogs and cats age faster than humans. They can grow up — and grow old — almost before you know it. Regular wellness exams let your veterinarian diagnose, manage and protect against potential health problems before they become serious.

Bedding: A Big Choice for Small Pets

Bedding: A Big Choice for Small Pets

 

(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!)

The next time you consider expanding your family to include a hamster, Guinea pig, bunny or other small pet, you won’t be alone. Some 16 million U.S. families currently cohabitate with small pets, according to the American Pet Products Association National Pet Owners Survey.

Taking Your Pet Camping or to the Cottage: Tips for a Safe and Fun Vacation

Taking Your Pet Camping or to the Cottage: Tips for a Safe and Fun Vacation

 

(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!)

Did you spend the winter dreaming of trips to the cottage or camping with your family, friends and pet? If you've been planning your trek to the cottage, or the dilemma of how you'll get your frisky pup to sleep in a tent, Pets Plus Us, a pet owner community and insurance coverage provider, has a few tips on how to keep everyone happy on vacation.

Pet Connection Teaming With Girl Scouts for Donation Drive

Pet Connection Teaming With Girl Scouts for Donation Drive

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 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, May 10, at the Petco store located at  4401 Transit Road near Main Street in Williamsville.

 

Summer Pest Protection for Your Pets

Summer Pest Protection for Your Pets

 

(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!)

While the season's warmer weather offers great opportunity for games of fetch with Fido, it also brings increased risk from exposure to pests, particularly ticks, fleas, mosquitoes and stinging insects. Safeguarding dogs and cats begins with discussions with your veterinarian, but in addition to prescribed healthcare repellents and preventatives, there are several things that can be done to make your yard inhospitable to the stinging, biting troublemakers.