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Avoid Dangerous and Expensive Pet Injuries this Winter

Avoid Dangerous and Expensive Pet Injuries this Winter

 

Laura's Critter Care, LLC share tips to prevent common weather-related pet injuries.

 

Winter can be harsh on pets - especially small animals and smooth-coated breeds. Pets need special attention during the winter months.

 

Lesions on legs from stepping in snow holes, cuts on paws from walking on ice and illnesses from ingesting toxic chemicals are all typical winter-related pet-injuries. These are injuries that can be avoided if pet owners and caregivers are conscientious.

 

When possible, Laura's Critter Care, LLC urges pet owners and pet-care providers to consider the following preventive measures for maximum health and safety for their pets this winter:

 

  • Keep all young, old and short-haired pets inside. These types of pets are more vulnerable to cold weather and should not be left outside for long and without supervision.

 

Local Dog Treat Company Donates to the SPCA

Local Dog Treat Company Donates to the SPCA

 

Cheektowaga-based Fetch! Dog Treats made the holiday season a lot more enjoyable for some four-legged friends by making a sizable donation of homemade, natural dog treats to the SPCA Serving Erie County. The company also made a cash donation to the 2013 SPCA Radiothon to help fund day-to-day operations at the local humane organization. 

Company owner Jackie Lovern has also pledged to make a donation to a local animal rescue shelter for every package of Fetch! treats sold during the 2013 holiday season.

Treat Your Pups to Something Special, and Help a Local Rescue Shelter

Treat Your Pups to Something Special, and Help a Local Rescue Shelter

 

Fetch! Dog Treats, a local business offering healthy and delicious treats made with all natural and organic ingredients, is busy preparing for the upcoming holiday season. A variety of snowflake- and Christmas tree-shaped treats are currently being baked and packaged for local markets. And for every package of treats sold during the 2013 holiday season, owner Jackie Lovern will make a donation to a local animal rescue shelter.

Western New York: First Annual Day of Caring For Pets

Western New York: First Annual Day of Caring For Pets

 

For the first time, Western New York is coming together in a massive way during the holidays to assist those who are already doing above and beyond to help our animals. Below are the shelters that have submitted their info to WNY Lost & Found Pets. If you wish to support, just contact the shelter directly and if you are a shelter in need, contact WNY Lost & Found Pets.

The Facebook Event Page is HERE

All of the shelters in need are below in the order they responded for our help. If you are unable to donate items or time, monetary donations are always accepted yet not required. Please contact the rescue you want to work with and spread some hope during this season!

Tips to Keep Your Dog Behaving His Holiday Best

Tips to Keep Your Dog Behaving His Holiday Best

 

(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!)

The holidays are here and what better gift to give yourself than a well-mannered dog? Trainer Julian Bronk of PetSmart shares the following tips to make sure your furry friend is well-behaved:

Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village to Host Pet-A-Palooza

Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village to Host Pet-A-Palooza

 

Wagging tails and wet noses will fill the trails at Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village on Saturday, Aug. 24, as Pet-A-Palooza returns from 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Bring your dog along and shop for fun toys, treats and more. 

Pet-A-Palooza is a celebration of pets of all kinds, from dogs and cats to guinea pigs and reptiles. Brought to you in conjunction with Open Arms Rescue of WNY, visitors will learn about and visit local rescue organizations, and maybe even go home with a new best friend! Lectures and training sessions will also be available on-site, and the event will feature pet contests, raffles and prize giveaways.

Pet Connection to Hold Donation Drive at Petco

Pet Connection to Hold Donation Drive at Petco

 

Pet Connection Programs Inc., a nonprofit special care and maternity shelter for dogs and cats located in Marilla, will hold a supply and donation drive from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday, July 20, at the Petco store located at 330 Orchard Park Road, West Seneca. 

Items urgently needed at the shelter include Science Diet dry puppy food, canned puppy and cat food (without gravy), cat treats, flea and tick prevention (K9 Advantix or Frontline Plus), bleach, dog and puppy collars, and cash donations. Donations are tax-deductible and receipts will be provided.