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The Back-To-School Blues

The Back-To-School Blues

It isn’t just children who suffer from the back to school blues—pets can suffer too. After a long, fun summer, an empty house can be a difficult adjustment for pets. Pet Sitters International advises pet owners to become familiar with the signs of pet separation anxiety and how it can be treated.

 

Pet separation anxiety is a psychological term to describe the stress and anxiety brought on by separation from the primary pet caretaker. This issue can become a serious medical condition, with cases and their accompanying symptoms ranging from mild to severe. Most pet owners are familiar with the more common symptoms, but many may be surprised to learn that the full extent of the symptoms begin before the owner leaves and continues long after their departure.

 

Laura’s Critter Care, LLC Warns Local Pet Owners: A Hot Automobile is a Threat to Your Pet

Laura’s Critter Care, LLC Warns Local Pet Owners: A Hot Automobile is a Threat to Your Pet
Professional pet–sitting business owner Laura Stauffiger starts local public awareness campaign by supplying area businesses with heat warning window/door clings to place on the inside glass windows or doors of their businesses.
 
Western NY May 29, 2015—With summer quickly approaching Laura Stauffiger, owner of Laura’s Critter Care, LLC, wants to educate local pet owners on the dangers of leaving pets in a hot car, even for just a few moments.
 
“Some pet owners do not realize that even if they crack the windows or leave their automobiles running with the air conditioner on, temperatures inside vehicles can still become dangerously hot very quickly,” explains Stauffiger.

Indoor Yard Sale to Benefit Pet Connection Programs Inc.

Indoor Yard Sale to Benefit Pet Connection Programs Inc.

 

Pet Connection Programs Inc., a maternity and special care animal shelter located in Marilla, will host an indoor yard sale from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, April 25, at the Variety Club Banquet Hall, 6114 Broadway, Lancaster. For every $5 spent at the yard sale, shoppers will receive a chance to win a wonderful prize.

A donation drop-off will take place at the yard sale location from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday, April 24. Items should be new or gently used; please, no electronics, broken, dirty or rusty items.

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.”

“Don’t Be Tricked by So-Called Pet Sitters,” Warns Laura’s Critter Care, LLC

“Don’t Be Tricked by So-Called Pet Sitters,” Warns Laura’s Critter Care, LLC
Laura Stauffiger, owner of Laura’s Critter Care, LLC is partnering with Pet Sitters International for the Get A Real Pet Sitter® campaign to educate pet owners on what to look for in a reputable, professional pet sitter.

Laura's Critter Care, LLC Joins Professional Pet Sitters in 21st Annual Worldwide Celebration

Laura's Critter Care, LLC Joins Professional Pet Sitters in 21st Annual Worldwide Celebration
Laura's Critter Care, LLC Joins Professional Pet Sitters in 21st Annual Worldwide Celebration

Pet Connection to Hold Chicken Barbecue, Basket Auction on March 7

Pet Connection to Hold Chicken Barbecue, Basket Auction on March 7

 

Pet Connection Programs Inc., a maternity and special care shelter for dogs and cats located in Marilla, will hold a chicken barbecue and Chinese auction from 3 to 6 p.m. Saturday, March 7, in the Variety Club Banquet Hall, 6114 Broadway, Lancaster.

Dinners are take-out only and will include a half chicken from BW’s Barbecue plus a cream corn bake, mashed potatoes with gravy, homemade noodle salad, roll and dessert. The cost for the chicken dinner is just $9.50 per person.