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Keep Your Pet Healthy During the Cold Winter Months

Keep Your Pet Healthy During the Cold Winter Months

 

(Welcome to our weekly 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!)

We hate to see our pets hurting or uncomfortable. If it's too cold outside for you, chances are it's too cold for your cat or dog. But too many people keep their pets outside too long in the cold winter months. Pets Plus Us, a pet owner community and insurance provider, urges you to take precautions with your pets in the winter months.

Local Dog Treat Company Donates to the SPCA

Local Dog Treat Company Donates to the SPCA

 

Cheektowaga-based Fetch! Dog Treats made the holiday season a lot more enjoyable for some four-legged friends by making a sizable donation of homemade, natural dog treats to the SPCA Serving Erie County. The company also made a cash donation to the 2013 SPCA Radiothon to help fund day-to-day operations at the local humane organization. 

Company owner Jackie Lovern has also pledged to make a donation to a local animal rescue shelter for every package of Fetch! treats sold during the 2013 holiday season.

Think Twice Before Gifting a Pet

Think Twice Before Gifting a Pet

(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!)

Surprising a loved one with a new puppy or kitten over the holidays may sound like a great plan – and yet, animal health organizations and shelters are asking everyone to think twice before gifting a pet.

As you work through your holiday gift list, keep in mind that while owning a pet can be a very rewarding experience, it may be more responsibility than some recipients are prepared for.

Solve Your Cat's Litter Box Issues

Solve Your Cat's Litter Box Issues

 

(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!)

You thought bringing a new cat home would be easy and fun – and it should be! But it's frustrating when your cat takes to spraying outside of the litter box. If your cat is otherwise healthy, chances are that a litter box mishap may simply be your cat's way of telling you something isn't quite right.

Treat Your Pups to Something Special, and Help a Local Rescue Shelter

Treat Your Pups to Something Special, and Help a Local Rescue Shelter

 

Fetch! Dog Treats, a local business offering healthy and delicious treats made with all natural and organic ingredients, is busy preparing for the upcoming holiday season. A variety of snowflake- and Christmas tree-shaped treats are currently being baked and packaged for local markets. And for every package of treats sold during the 2013 holiday season, owner Jackie Lovern will make a donation to a local animal rescue shelter.

Keep Your Pets Safe During the Holiday Season

Keep Your Pets Safe During the Holiday Season

 

(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!)

Celebrating the holidays is exciting for most families, but small changes in the environment can be stressful for pets. From holiday feasts to decorations, the holidays present many exciting and potentially dangerous situations for our furry friends. To protect them take a look at these tips from PetSmart:

Help Your New Cat Adjust to the Family

Help Your New Cat Adjust to the Family

 

(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!)

Bringing a cat or kitten home is exciting for anyone, but getting used to a new housemate can take some time. Mieshelle Nagelschneider, an animal behaviorist and Arm & Hammer spokesperson, has a few things you can do to make the transition easier and help your new family member feel settled faster: