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Avoid Dangerous and Expensive Pet Injuries this Winter

Avoid Dangerous and Expensive Pet Injuries this Winter

 

Laura's Critter Care, LLC share tips to prevent common weather-related pet injuries.

 

Winter can be harsh on pets - especially small animals and smooth-coated breeds. Pets need special attention during the winter months.

 

Lesions on legs from stepping in snow holes, cuts on paws from walking on ice and illnesses from ingesting toxic chemicals are all typical winter-related pet-injuries. These are injuries that can be avoided if pet owners and caregivers are conscientious.

 

When possible, Laura's Critter Care, LLC urges pet owners and pet-care providers to consider the following preventive measures for maximum health and safety for their pets this winter:

 

  • Keep all young, old and short-haired pets inside. These types of pets are more vulnerable to cold weather and should not be left outside for long and without supervision.

 

Pets Need Dental Care

Pets Need Dental Care

 

(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!)

If you're a responsible pet owner, there are certain regular trips to the veterinarian's office that you see as essential – heartworm pills, vaccinations, etc. You may not, however, have considered your dog or cat's teeth.

Dental health for pets may be lesser-known, but it's an important part of veterinary care. It's also something pet owners are increasingly recognizing as a necessity to keep their furry family members healthy and happy.

Pet Connection Lists Upcoming Community Events

Pet Connection Lists Upcoming Community Events

 

Pet Connection Programs Inc., a nonprofit special care and maternity shelter for dogs and cats located in Marilla, has announced several community events to be held during the first quarter of 2014.

Pet Connection volunteers will be selling reusable tote bags filled with dog treats at the Walden Galleria in Cheektowaga from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. on three upcoming Saturdays, Jan. 18, Feb. 1 and Feb. 15. Volunteers will be located on the first floor near Sears.

Top 5 Pet New Year's Resolutions for 2014

Top 5 Pet New Year's Resolutions for 2014

The New Year is upon us.  It's time to reflect upon the past year and determine what we want to achieve, change or do better in 2014.   This applies to all aspects of our lives - including our pets.  TripsWithPets.com surveyed pet parents and asked them what resolutions they've made for 2014 pertaining to their pets.  

Here are the top five pet New Year's resolutions.

1 - More Walks:  Whether it's a stroll around the neighborhood or a brisk walk through some hiking trails, a whopping 56% of pet parents surveyed made this their #1 pet resolution for this year.  Most of those respondents have a goal of 2 walks per day! They sited exercise, maintaining their pack leader status, and bonding as their motivation for walking Fido more often.  

The Tooth Truth for Pet Parents

The Tooth Truth for Pet Parents

 

(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!)

Here’s a health idea you can sink your teeth into: Leading physicians and veterinarians say dental health is important for people and animals. Gum disease has been linked to such illnesses as heart disease, diabetes, respiratory disease, osteoporosis and rheumatoid arthritis.

Tips for New Pet Parents

Tips for New Pet Parents

 

(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!)

Whether you're acquiring a new puppy or kitten for your household or adopting an adult pet from a shelter like Pet Connection Programs Inc., the following tips will help you get off on the right foot with your newest family member.

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.