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Raising Kittens

Kitten season is upon us! Shelters and rescues nationwide are inundated with kittens, sometimes as young as just a few days old. Newborn kittens take a lot of work to get off to a good start. Good Samaritans spend many hours daily caring for these kittens. Foster parents are often so tied up in caring for kittens’ physical needs that behavioral needs can take a back seat. However, with a little bit of forethought and planning, you can nurture good habits that will last a lifetime. Some things that kitten caregivers can do while raising kittens are preventing house soiling,...

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What’s Poisonous to Pets? Part 3: Molds and Other Fungi

Spring has sprung – and with it, pollen, mold and more. We’ve talked before about your pet’s allergies, and we’ve spent a couple of weeks talking about things that are poisonous to them. This week, we’re going to talk specifically about the dangers mold can pose to your furry friends. Molds (and other fungi) are found throughout the United States, indoors and out, in both dry and wet climates, in many of the places your pets can go. While most molds simply cause allergic reactions (if they cause any reaction at all), some molds are more dangerous and can be poisonous to...

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The Sad Truth About Animal Hoarding

There is an animal cruelty crisis going on somewhat unnoticed in the United States, the case of animal hoarding. Over the past 4 years the number of animal hoarding cases has more than doubled at 3,500 new cases. A quarter of a million animals suffer from its effects annually.

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Pets With Atopy

It’s springtime, which means that pets with atopy could be having some skin issues right now. It’s time for gorgeous, sunny, warm weather and sneezing, congestion, itchy red eyes… Just like we do, our furry friends can get seasonal allergies. Unlike us, they’re more commonly present with signs on their skin – licking, scratching, and biting at themselves. This condition is termed atopy and usually first noticed at 1-6 years of age. Certain breeds are predisposed to allergies; however, any breed may be affected. Dogs will often be itchy on their face, ears,...

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Picking a Puppy

You’ve decided to adopt a puppy, but where do you find these pups in need? Your local shelter is a great place to start! If no puppies are immediately available, you can ask to have your name put on a waiting list. They will most likely have contact information for other shelters in your region that you can reach out to as well. If you have decided on a specific breed of puppy, you can search the internet for breed-specific rescues. These organizations are often contacted when pregnant dogs come into shelters.

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What’s Poisonous to Pets?, Part 1: Inside Your House

It happens to everyone at some point or other: Fido or Fluffy gets into a cabinet (or storage bin or your purse or…) and starts to chew on what she finds. If we’re lucky, she doesn’t find anything harmful or do any permanent damage to her newfound chew toys. But sometimes our furry friends find something that could make them sick – they find something that’s poisonous to them. March is National Pet Poison Prevention Month, so today we’re going to talk about household items that can be poisonous to pets.

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Dog Treats and Biscuits

February 23rd was National Dog Biscuit Day. There are many different types of dog treats out there to give your furry friend. It’s important to know what you are giving your dog as a treat, as some contain large amounts of calories in small packages. Also, dogs that suffer from food allergies can have flare ups if they receive dog treats containing one of the food products they are allergic to.

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