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Visit Pet Connection at the Erie County Fair

Visit Pet Connection at the Erie County Fair

Animal lovers across Western New York are encouraged to visit Pet Connection Programs Inc. at the Erie County Fair, August 8-19, and pick up one of the shelter’s popular pet totes filled with goodies for your favorite dog or cat! Pet Connection will be located in the Fair’s Bazaar Building.

Pet Connection is a special care shelter for dogs and cats located at 12935 Williston Road, Marilla. For more information, please call 652-0192, visit www.petconnectionprogramsinc.com or email admin@petconnectionprogramsinc.com

Working Like a Dog: Study Confirms Benefits of Bringing Pets to Work

Working Like a Dog: Study Confirms Benefits of Bringing Pets to Work

(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!)

Harvey is no ordinary canine. The 3-year-old boxer has a full-time job, working almost every day at Greensboro, N.C.-based Replacements, Ltd. 

"Every morning he's standing by the front door, waiting to go to work," says Harvey's owner, Sara Vestal, restoration manager. "He's been coming with me since he was 6 weeks old, and he truly thinks this is his job. If he sees me taking something out of a box, he grabs a box too and is by my side trying to help." 

Secrets to Raising a Happy, Healthy Cat

Secrets to Raising a Happy, Healthy Cat

(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!)

A new kitten can make the "purr"fect addition to your family and provide companionship for years to come. Regardless of whether you've just adopted a kitten for the first time or are a seasoned pet parent, there are plenty of tasks to consider when it comes to cat care. To avoid becoming overwhelmed, follow these tips to ensure your cat is happy and healthy. 

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How to Make Sure Your Pet Has a Good Time on Vacation

How to Make Sure Your Pet Has a Good Time on 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!)

When it comes time to take a vacation, don't forget to invite your family pet along for the ride. Traveling with your pet adds an extra element of fun to your getaway and means you don't have to make separate arrangements for feeding and boarding your pet while you are gone. 

There are also a few things you can do to make sure your pet enjoys your vacation as much as the family. Here are tips to keep your pet happy and healthy during your travels. 

Put a Stop to Feline Urinary Tract Problems

Put a Stop to Feline Urinary Tract Problems

(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!)

Urinary tract problems are a common affliction among cats. Regular litter box cleaning is an important step in keeping this painful condition in check.

How to Protect Your Pet From the Heat

How to Protect Your Pet From the Heat

(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!)

When the arrival of warm weather, it seems everyone has a reason to smile. Whether you prefer to cool off with a dip in the pool or with a tall cool drink in the shade, we all have ways to beat the heat. But what about your dog? Pets can suffer from heat just like people. 

Home Alone: Canine Edition! The Good, Bad and Chewed-up Couch

Home Alone: Canine Edition! The Good, Bad and Chewed-up Couch

(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!)

Pet owners love being greeted at the door by their furry companions — but coming home to see the sofa in chunks on the floor amid the smiling jowls of our pet isn't the welcome we hope for.

"We all love spending time with our dogs, but we need to leave them at home alone sometimes," says certified dog trainer Laura Roach of the pet care franchise Camp Bow Wow. "Nobody wants to come home to chewed-up shoes or ripped furniture. A tired dog is a good dog, so it's important to give them exercise and socialization."