Keeping your pet safe during 4th of July

Posted July 5th, 2014 by administrator

Keeping your pet safe during 4th of JulyNews from WKYC-TV:Keeping your pet safe during 4th of July
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Humane Society offers pet safety tips for the holidayNews from Baxter Bulletin:By KAITLYN SCHWERS, kschwers@baxterbulletin.com 2:26 a.m. CDT July 5, 2014

The Humane Society warns that while it’s fun to take pets to Fourth of July festivities, owners must be aware the animals aren’t comfortable with the loud sounds associated with fireworks.(Photo: Kevin Pieper/The Baxter Bulletin)
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Tip #1: Keep your pets safe from the heat.
Tip #2: Leave your pet indoors.
Tip #3: If you have to take your pet out [...] Continue Reading…

Washington woman eating pet food for a month

Posted July 4th, 2014 by administrator

Washington woman eating pet food for a monthNews from New York Daily News:
WPTV Dorothy Hunter is planning to eat products she sells at her pet stores for 30 days to prove that animal treats can be as nutritious and tasty as human food.
A pet store owner is out to prove that animal food can be the cat’s meow.
Dorothy Hunter has promised to eat nothing but dog, cat and bird food that she sells at her Paws Natural Pet Emporium stores in Richland and Kennewick, Wash., for a month.
“I believe in our products and how good they are that [...] Continue Reading…

Pet Talk: What to do if you lose or find a pet this weekend

Posted July 3rd, 2014 by administrator

Pet Talk: What to do if you lose or find a pet this weekendNews from The Oregonian:
Dogs often become frightened during the July 4 festivities and wander off, winding up in area county shelters. The Humane Society for Southwest Washington took in 61 stray dogs and 110 stray cats July 1-8, 2013. Compared with the first week of June 2013, the shelter took in only 34 dogs and 59 cats, according to marketing director Denise Barr.Humane Society for Southwest Washington 
For some unhappy pet owners, Independence Day may take on new meaning if their cat or dog has strayed away [...] Continue Reading…

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Posted July 2nd, 2014 by administrator

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Why summer heat is deadly for pets

Posted July 1st, 2014 by administrator

Why summer heat is deadly for petsNews from The News Journal:Deborah Lucas, The News Journal 12:41 a.m. EDT July 1, 2014

Keep your pets inside where it’s cool during the heat of summer. Heavy panting is a sign of heat exhaustion.(Photo: Getty Images/iStockphoto)

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After 5 dogs’ fire deaths, St. Paul gets pet oxygen masksNews from TwinCities.com-Pioneer Press:

A stack of 36 pet oxygen masks donated to the St. Paul Fire Department. (Pioneer Press: Ben Garvin)

A young woman escaped a St. Paul house fire in May, but six dogs were inside and all but one died. A [...] Continue Reading…

July Fourth: Pet owners need to protect animals

Posted June 30th, 2014 by administrator

July Fourth: Pet owners need to protect animalsNews from The Oregonian:
With July Fourth around the corner, pet owners need to take care.
The high-pitched swoosh of rockets or crackle of fireworks can put pets into a panic, causing them to bolt through screen doors, jump out of windows or leap fences in an effort to escape.
Some end up at Portland area shelters which have their hands this time of year grappling with lost dogs and cats and anxious owners looking for their animals. To avoid that, the Oregon Humane Society suggests keeping pets inside as much as possible. The nonprofit [...] Continue Reading…

Community gathers to support pet sitter (w/video)

Posted June 29th, 2014 by administrator

Community gathers to support pet sitter (w/video)News from Victoria Advocate:

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Originally published June 29, 2014 at 3:48 p.m., updated June 29, 2014 at 11:30 p.m.

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CONSUMER FORUM Don’t let your beloved pet become a casualty in the war on …News from Bangor Daily News:
Fleas and ticks are most active this time of year, so pet owners should consider the variety of treatments on the market and keep their pets and their families safe from the little critters.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration recently issued updated [...] Continue Reading…

Hundreds of dogs frolic Saturday at Steel City Pet Expo in Downtown PittsburghNews from Pittsburgh Post-Gazette:

A black and white dog ran in large circles around the David L. Lawrence Convention Center, barking and yipping excitedly as he chased three plastic bags. His behavior was applauded by the hundreds of people who came to the Steel City Pet Expo on Saturday. Many of them brought their dogs.
Mark and Marie McLure of Lower Burrell said Sparky, 2, “just loved” the “lure chasing” course set up in the middle of the expo. 
The course was surrounded by more than 80 booths, many of [...] Continue Reading…

Pet Tales is adding content to the Internet -

Posted June 28th, 2014 by administrator

Pet Tales is adding content to the Internet -News from welcome to our new Pets section – Pittsburgh Post Gazette:

If you’re reading this column, you’re probably one of those people who think there can never be TOO many animal stories in a newspaper. At the Post-Gazette, we’re hoping to  bring you more animal stories every day starting today, when we debut our new Pets section online.
The Pets section will be the Internet home of the Pet Tales column, written by me, and the Pet Points column written by Point Breeze veterinarian Lawrence Gerson.
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How to be prepared to travel with your pets

Posted June 27th, 2014 by administrator

How to be prepared to travel with your petsNews from The Coloradoan:Christie Long 1:03 p.m. MDT June 27, 2014

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Because lots of us travel in the summertime, and because we frequently take our pets with us on vacation, it makes sense to consider their health needs prior to departure.
Make sure you have an adequate supply of your pet’s normal food packed. Prescription foods require a veterinarian’s approval prior to purchase, so you might consider having your vet give you a written prescription in case your pet’s supply gets misplaced or you run out prematurely. Canned [...] Continue Reading…