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Secrets to Raising a Happy, Healthy Cat

Secrets to Raising a Happy, Healthy Cat

(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!)

A new kitten can make the "purr"fect addition to your family and provide companionship for years to come. Regardless of whether you've just adopted a kitten for the first time or are a seasoned pet parent, there are plenty of tasks to consider when it comes to cat care. To avoid becoming overwhelmed, follow these tips to ensure your cat is happy and healthy. 

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Northtowns Pet Blog: Don’t Underestimate Power of Summer Sun on Your Dog

Northtowns Pet Blog: Don’t Underestimate Power of Summer Sun on Your Dog

When the temperature heats up we ready our wardrobes, homes and lifestyles. But you also don’t want to overlook the importance of readying your dog for hot weather. Each animal reacts differently to increased temperatures, so you’ll want to first pay attention to your dog’s response. There are some universal methods that can help your dog beat the heat.

When the temperature heats up we ready our wardrobes, homes and lifestyles. But you also don’t want to overlook the importance of readying your dog for hot weather. Each animal reacts differently to increased temperatures, so you’ll want to first pay attention to your dog’s response. There are some universal methods that can help your dog beat the heat.

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How to Make Sure Your Pet Has a Good Time on Vacation

How to Make Sure Your Pet Has a Good Time on Vacation

(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!)

When it comes time to take a vacation, don't forget to invite your family pet along for the ride. Traveling with your pet adds an extra element of fun to your getaway and means you don't have to make separate arrangements for feeding and boarding your pet while you are gone. 

There are also a few things you can do to make sure your pet enjoys your vacation as much as the family. Here are tips to keep your pet happy and healthy during your travels. 

Northtowns Pet Blog: 4th of July Pet Safety

Northtowns Pet Blog: 4th of July Pet Safety

 

Most people are unaware that the *busiest* day for Animal Control is right around the corner! Do you know what day that is? You might have guessed July 4th but is actually the day after. That’s right. It is the fifth of July, as offices are typically closed on the fourth.

When I hear and see fireworks, I think how sad for all the animals that get lost and never make it back home.  The day after all the fireworks have been set off and the parties and family events are over, all the pet owners that have lost their pets will be going to animal shelters to see if their pets have spent the night in doggie jail. This can be a particularly dangerous situation for a pet that has special needs or has a medical condition and could adversely affect their health or risk their life

So how can you protect your pets?

2 Your Pet: 10 Month Old Spot

BUFFALO, N.Y. - Suzanne Laba from the Buffalo Animal Shelter stopped by the Weekend Daybreak set again and brought the adorable Spot.

Spot is ten months old. He is a very happy and playful pet. Laba says he loves to roll in the dirt and play tug-of-war with the other dogs. He is a very active puppy and is lovable and affectionate.

We would love to find Spot a good home so he doesn't have to grow up in a shelter.

For more information you can visit the shelter's website, or call (716) 851-5694.

Put a Stop to Feline Urinary Tract Problems

Put a Stop to Feline Urinary Tract Problems

(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!)

Urinary tract problems are a common affliction among cats. Regular litter box cleaning is an important step in keeping this painful condition in check.

How to Protect Your Pet From the Heat

How to Protect Your Pet From the Heat

(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!)

When the arrival of warm weather, it seems everyone has a reason to smile. Whether you prefer to cool off with a dip in the pool or with a tall cool drink in the shade, we all have ways to beat the heat. But what about your dog? Pets can suffer from heat just like people.