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Tips on Sharing a Home With Pets and Plants

Tips on Sharing a Home With Pets and Plants

(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!)

Plants can be a beautiful way to spruce up your home and garden, but if you share your home with a dog or cat, you’ll want to choose your plants carefully. The leaves, seeds, berries and bulbs of some common plants can be poisonous to pets.

Pet Connection to Host Huge Adoption Event on Saturday

Pet Connection to Host Huge Adoption Event on Saturday

Pet Connection Programs Inc., a special care shelter for dogs and cats located in Marilla, will hold a huge adoption event from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday, October 29, at the Petco store on Orchard Park Road in West Seneca. Nine kittens and 15 puppies will be looking for new homes, so be sure to get there early! Check out some of the photos at http://www.petconnectionprogramsinc.com/DogAdoptions.asp

Maintaining Pets’ Healthy Gums Too Great to be Ignored

Maintaining Pets’ Healthy Gums Too Great to be Ignored

(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!)

Smelly doggie breath can be annoying. And dog owners will go to great lengths to eliminate or cover it up. But be aware — pet oral care goes beyond preventing bad doggie breath. Poor gum health allows nasty bacteria to make a beeline straight for a pet's circulatory system, which can have harmful effects on vital organs.

Feline Health: Tips to Help Improve Hydration

Feline Health: Tips to Help Improve Hydration

(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 parents may be surprised to learn that water accounts for 60 to 75 percent of a cat’s body weight. Cats tend to be water avoiders but, because water is so critical to their body composition, it is important to make sure that they stay properly hydrated. Water helps regulate a cat’s body temperature and plays an important role in helping them to digest food and eliminate waste.

Pet Connection Announces Special Events for November

Pet Connection Announces Special Events for November

 

Pet Connection Programs Inc., a special care shelter for dogs and cats located in Marilla, will be participating in several special events during the month of November.

Pet totes and other goodies will be available for sale from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday, November 5 and 12, in the Walden Galleria in Cheektowaga, and from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday, November 25 and Saturday, November 26, at the Eastern Hills Mall in Williamsville.

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The Truth About Cats and Dogs

The Truth About Cats and Dogs

 

(Welcome to our pet column, courtesy of Pet Connection Programs Inc. of Marilla.

Your Pet’s Health: Debunking Common Myths

Your Pet’s Health: Debunking Common Myths

(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!)

If you are a pet owner, your pet is a beloved member of your family. You buy treats and toys and sometimes even costumes to keep your pet happy and an integral part of the family. But, what about your pet's health? In the midst of all the fun, it is vital that pet owners work with their veterinarians to keep their pets healthy.