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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:

Clever Bathing Tips to Wash Fido Right

Clever Bathing Tips to Wash Fido Right

 

(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!)

OK, it’s time to get your dog into the bath. Because doggone it, that smell isn't going anywhere and it's got to be done!

Before you start to barter with treats galore, here are some tips for making bath time seem like a walk in the park:

What's Underfoot? Tips for Finding Pet-friendly Carpeting

What's Underfoot? Tips for Finding Pet-friendly Carpeting

 

(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!)

Adding new carpet is an easy way to rejuvenate the look and feel of any room in your home. But when you own pets, finding a quality carpet that is easy to maintain can be a tiring task.

Watch for Three Common Sources of Pet Irritation

Watch for Three Common Sources of Pet Irritation

 

(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 are wondering why your pet has developed certain sensitivities, take a look at three common sources that may be affecting your cat or dog, along with suggested remedies:

Outdoor pollutants. Pollen, grasses and other seasonal allergens are prevalent sources for pet sensitivities. If you are concerned, consider a trip to the veterinarian to determine your best course of action.

Easter Pet Poisons

Easter Pet Poisons

The veterinarians at Pet Poison Helpline receive hundreds of calls this time of year from pet owners and veterinarians concerning cats that have ingested Easter lilies.

“Unbeknownst to many pet owners, Easter lilies are highly toxic to cats,” said Ahna Brutlag, DVM, MS assistant director at Pet Poison Helpline. “All parts of the Easter lily plant are poisonous – the petals, the leaves, the stem and even the pollen. Cats that ingest as few as one or two leaves, or even a small amount of pollen while grooming their fur, can suffer severe kidney failure.”