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Help Nurture a Love of Nature with Backyard Bird-feeding Tips

Help Nurture a Love of Nature with Backyard Bird-feeding Tips

 

(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!)

Parents and children enjoy spending quality time together, but it's not always easy to find shared interests. The backyard, however, can provide the perfect place for generations to meet when parents help kids learn the delights of bird-watching and bird-feeding.

Pet Education: Training Tips for a Socialized, Healthy Pet

Pet Education: Training Tips for a Socialized, Healthy Pet

 

(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!)

Just as important as housebreaking and good behaviors, socialization is a vital part of a puppy's training regimen. 

The Importance of Socialization

Easy Ways to Improve Your Pet's Quality of Life

Easy Ways to Improve Your Pet's Quality of Life

(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!)

Pet ownership is more than just a privilege — it is a responsibility. While pet owners spend ample time and money purchasing elaborate outfits, accessories and toys for their pets, what truly matters is when owners take the initiative to install healthy habits and routines that enhance their pets' lives.

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.