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Classroom Pets Make Learning Fun

Classroom Pets Make Learning Fun

(Welcome to our 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!)

Curiosity, compassion, companionship — pets give children the chance to learn about animals and develop healthy, lifelong relationship skills. According to Dr. Alan M. Beck, director of the Center for the Human-Animal Bond at the Purdue University School of Veterinary Medicine, classroom pets provide academic and social benefits.

Classroom Pets Encourage Better Behavior and Performance

Make Easy, Healthy Treats for Your Dog at Home

Make Easy, Healthy Treats for Your Dog at Home

 

(Welcome to our 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!)

Sixty-two percent of U.S. households include a pet, and 78.2 million of those pets are dogs, according to the American Pet Products Association's most recent survey. Dog lovers want good nutrition and flavor to ensure happy, healthy animal members of the family. 

Pet Owners Beware: Pests are Poised for Attack

Pet Owners Beware: Pests are Poised for Attack

(Welcome to our 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, like humans, are enjoying the warm weather and outdoor play this summer. However, pet owners should be prepared for a pest battle unlike previous years as hungry ticks, fleas and mosquitoes await their prey — of the two- or four-legged kind.

Kittens Expected at the Maddie's Pet Rescue Project Kitten Shower

Kittens Expected at the Maddie's Pet Rescue Project Kitten Shower

Each year at this time, WNY area rescue groups and shelters are flooded with thousands of cats and kittens. To manage the influx, the Maddie’s® Pet Rescue Project is hosting a Kitten Shower on July 28th from 11:00 – 2:00 at the Eastern Hills Mall. The event will take place in front of the SPCA Adoption Center and Dipson Theaters.

There's No Place Like Home for Pets

There's No Place Like Home for Pets

(Welcome to our 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!)

For cat parents, feline companions are a major part of the family. While outdoor cats are susceptible to wandering far from home, even indoor cats may find the outdoors alluring and can quickly sneak right past their owners via an open door or window. 

In fact, according to the National Council on Pet Population Study and Policy, 2.5 to 3.5 million lost cats end up in shelters annually. A lost cat can be very stressful, but there are simple cat care tips to help ensure your cat returns home safely if lost: 

Working Like a Dog: Study Confirms Benefits of Bringing Pets to Work

Working Like a Dog: Study Confirms Benefits of Bringing Pets to Work

(Welcome to our 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!)

Harvey is no ordinary canine. The 3-year-old boxer has a full-time job, working almost every day at Greensboro, N.C.-based Replacements, Ltd. 

"Every morning he's standing by the front door, waiting to go to work," says Harvey's owner, Sara Vestal, restoration manager. "He's been coming with me since he was 6 weeks old, and he truly thinks this is his job. If he sees me taking something out of a box, he grabs a box too and is by my side trying to help." 

Northtowns Pet Blog: Window Safety

Northtowns Pet Blog: Window Safety

Do you often worry about the safety of your children or your pets in your home? According to the Home Safety Council, tens of thousands of preventable injuries occur in the home each year. Champion Window, one of the nation's leading home improvement companies, provides five tips to help ensure the safety of children and pets this summer.