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Northtowns Pet Blog: Valentine's Day Treats for Cats

Northtowns Pet Blog: Valentine's Day Treats for Cats

"She loves me, she loves me not..." With some cats it can be hard to tell. But even the most standoffish felines generally have a big place in their hearts for their people. And most cats will be more than happy to give you extra Valentine's cuddles all throughout the month of February - or any time, for that matter. Want to show your kitty how special she is to you this month? Why not whip her up a batch of utterly delectable Valentine's treats? We've scoured the Internets and rounded up three great recipes that will surely put the purr in your kitty.

Nik Nak's Valentine's Tuna Treats

Adapted from Simply Pets

Your cat's heart will melt for these healthy tuna-infused hearts!

Ingredients

Northtowns Pet Blog: The Prettiest and Most Dangerous Plant of All!

Northtowns Pet Blog: The Prettiest and Most Dangerous Plant of All!
    Oleander is a very pretty landscaping and greenhouse plant and very toxic. The leaves are stiff and unappealing but, again, some dogs will munch on rug matting. Oleander at least is a plant. But rug matting would be far safer as oleander contains a strong cardiac toxin and a very small quantity, if ingested, can be fatal. Keep oleander out of your environment if your dog is an uncontrollable, nervous muncher or if you have a new puppy on your property. 

Northtowns Pet Blog: Why Scrubbing Those Dog Bowls is a Must

Northtowns Pet Blog:  Why Scrubbing Those Dog Bowls is a Must

The cleaning of dog bowls is often overlooked. Although many dogs would be happy to drink out ofthe toilet, it is up to us to provide the healthiest environment possible for our pets. Unfortunately, many people let their dog bowls become slimy and coated with yucky film before finally giving them a thorough scrub. We may do this when it seems like our pet's feeding times never mesh well with our own dish cleaning schedules. This matter of inconvenience can be resolved by having several sets of inexpensive bowls. Give the bowls a quick scrub to loosen up grime before placing the bowls in the dishwasher. Simply put the soiled set in the dishwasher with the rest of your dishes while placing the clean set out during feeding.

Northtowns Pet Blog: Caring for Your Cat While You're Out Of Town

Northtowns Pet Blog: Caring for Your Cat While You're Out Of Town
Three Options for Caring for Your Cat While You're Out Of Town

Cats are pretty self-sufficient creatures, but that doesn't mean you can leave your kitten alone while you go out of town. Even an overnight trip can be traumatic for a young kitten or a cat that is very closely bonded to you. You wouldn't leave a five-year-old child alone to fend for herself for days, leaving a couple of boxes of cookies out so she doesn't go hungry, so why would you leave your cat alone?

As a responsible cat owner, you have three choices for being sure your kitten stays healthy while you're away from home:

Amherst/Clarence/Williamsville Pet Blog: Help Your Dog Get the Best Rest

Amherst/Clarence/Williamsville Pet Blog: Help Your Dog Get the Best Rest

by The team at Fido Dog Treats

Amherst/Clarence/Williamsville Pet Blog: Get Your Dog to Help You With Your New Year's Resolution

Amherst/Clarence/Williamsville Pet Blog: Get Your Dog to Help You With Your New Year's Resolution

by The team at Fido Dog Treats

M&T Bank Supports Local Animal Shelter

M&T Bank Supports Local Animal Shelter

M&T Bank showed its community spirit in a big way on Friday, January 14, presenting a check for $1,000 to Pet Connection Programs Inc., a nonprofit maternity and special care shelter for dogs and cats located in Marilla.

Marilyn Heim, vice president and branch manager of M&T Bank’s East Aurora branch, presented the check from M&T’s Charitable Foundation to Julie Garvey, president of Pet Connection Programs Inc.