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Protect Pets to Keep Your Whole Family Safe

Protect Pets to Keep Your Whole Family Safe

 

(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!)

Playing outside isn't just for the kids. Pets love exploring the backyard as well, and while letting Fluffy and Fido out may cut down on fur balls on the carpet, they could be bringing unwanted guests back inside.

Never Leave Children or Pets in Vehicles, Even on Mild Days

Never Leave Children or Pets in Vehicles, Even on Mild Days

 

(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!)

Leaving young children and pets unattended inside a vehicle, even on relatively mild days, can be very dangerous, even fatal. According to Health Canada, outside air temperatures as low as 23ºC/73ºF can climb to more than 50ºC/122ºF inside a vehicle. Imagine how hot it could get during an actual heat wave. Every spring and summer in the U.S. and Canada there are reports of babies, toddlers and pets dying after being left unattended inside vehicles.

Lyme Disease, Your Pets and You

Lyme Disease, Your Pets and You

 

(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!)

Pets are beloved members of the family. With Lyme disease on the rise, pet owners should take precautions when taking their pets, particularly dogs, outdoors in warmer weather.

Lyme disease is contracted through bites from black-legged ticks that have become infected after feeding on infected birds or rodents.

Top Tips to Protect Your Pet in the Great Outdoors

Top Tips to Protect Your Pet in the Great Outdoors

 

(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!)

The arrival of spring and summer means our pets will be spending more time exploring and playing outdoors. Long walks, frolics in the yard and trips to the park are fun for dogs and owners alike, but do keep an eye on health risks, say advisers in this field.

Pets Plus Us, a pet owner community and insurance provider, offers some guidance for the warmer months:

Protect Your Pet in any Emergency

Protect Your Pet in any Emergency

 

(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!)

Emergency Preparedness Week, celebrated earlier this month, was a good time to think about preparing your family for emergencies of any kind, like a power outage, severe storm or hurricane. It's also important to remember the furry and feathered members of your family, too.

Here are some tips to help keep your pets safe:

Yard Sale to Benefit Pet Connection Programs Inc.

Yard Sale to Benefit Pet Connection Programs Inc.

 

Pet Connection Programs Inc., a maternity and special care animal shelter located in Marilla, will host its annual Yard Sale from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, May 31, at 6114 Broadway, Lancaster. 

Tips for Boating with Pets

Tips for Boating with Pets

 

(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!)

Boating is a pleasure for the entire family, including your beloved pets. No matter if you’re out on the water for an hour, a day or a weekend, we all prefer to bring our pets on board instead of leaving them on dry land.

DiscoverBoating.ca offers some helpful tips to prepare to go boating with pets including: