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2 Your Pet: Help One Year Old Douglas

Douglas is a one year old mixed-breed dog who is looking for a good home. He has been living in a foster home for several months.

His foster mother says that he is a friendly and active dog and gets along great with other dogs and kids.

For more information, you can visit the Buffalo Animal Shelter's Website, or call (716) 851-5694.

May Dates Announced for Free Rabies Clinics in Erie County

May Dates Announced for Free Rabies Clinics in Erie County

ERIE COUNTY, NY— Today, Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz, Commissioner of Health Dr. Gale Burstein and Erie County Legislator Lynn Marinelli (District 3) announced that upcoming rabies clinics will be held in the month of May. The clinics, conducted by the County Department of Health in association with the Niagara Frontier Veterinary Society and the SPCA Serving Erie County, provide free rabies vaccinations for dogs, cats, and ferrets.

“We must protect families and their pets from rabies, and these free clinics are a great way to do that,” said Poloncarz.

Is Your Pet Ready for Warm Weather Fun?

Is Your Pet Ready for Warm Weather Fun?

(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!)

Before heading outdoors, make sure your pet is ready for the season. Dr. Kemba Marshall, PetSmart veterinarian and pet care expert, knows it's important to pay extra attention to your pet when temperatures climb. 

"Pet parents can make sure their pets stay comfortable, happy and healthy by preparing for the day ahead," says Dr. Marshall. She suggests these tips for pet parents looking to include their canine companions in warm-weather activities. 

2 Your Pet: Help Find a Home for Milton

 

2 Your Pet returns this week with Milton. 

Milton is just over a year old and has been living in a foster home. His foster mother says he is a great family pet and that he enjoys playing with all sorts of balls and toys. 

For more information on how you can adopt Milton, contact the Buffalo Animal Shelter at (716) 851-5694. 

Or you can email his foster mother Ruth at: buchholz122@roadrunner.com

 

Is Your Cat Getting the Right Balance of Nutrients?

Is Your Cat Getting the Right Balance of Nutrients?

(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 to nutrition, people and their feline family members aren't so different. At every stage of development, a diet balanced with the right mix of specific vitamins and nutrients is important for good health and well-being. From kittens to mature cats, providing the proper nutrition at every life stage will help your pet thrive. 

Help Keep Fleas Off Your Cat

Help Keep Fleas Off Your 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!)

Typically, when most pet owners protect an animal against fleas, they think of their dogs first. However, it is important to remember that cats need protection, too. With warmer weather here, many cats are spending more time outdoors, playing, resting or roaming the neighborhood. Such outdoor adventures leave them susceptible to exposure to fleas or other parasites.

Seven Tips for a Truly Pet-friendly Hotel Stay

Seven Tips for a Truly Pet-friendly Hotel Stay

(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!)

Let's face it, the last thing you want to do when heading out on the road is leave the furry family members behind. Comfort Inn hotels say they are no strangers to guests traveling with pets and offer the following tips to make your next stay at a pet-friendly hotel, truly pet-friendly:

1. Call ahead to double check pet policies and ask if a kennel is required to avoid any unpleasant surprises upon arrival.