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Veterinary Medicine: 4 case reports of household toxicity

20 Jun

This week, 4 case reports of “household” toxicities in dogs and cats. A good reminder to pet-proof the house by storing potential poisons out of reach and throwing out those expired medications.

via Veterinary Medicine.

Pittsburgh implements free animal spay, neuter program « The Creative Cat

28 Feb

“Pittsburgh Mayor Luke Ravenstahl and City Council President Darlene Harris today kicked off a free spay and neuter program that’s intended to reach 3,000 dogs and cats this year.”

via Pittsburgh implements free animal spay, neuter program « The Creative Cat.

How to Properly Dispose of Unused Medications

27 Dec

So if you have some drugs lying around the house that you can no longer use, what should you do? First, check to see whether your municipality has a prescription drug disposal program.

via How to Properly Dispose of Unused Medications | petMD.

Low Cost Lifesavers

26 Dec

This week, the answers to this question came from a couple of The AMC’s pet owners. Through careful attention to their pet’s health, they may actually have saved their pet’s lives.

via Low Cost Lifesavers « Fur the Love of Pets.

Feed America’s hungry (and their pets), says nonprofit group

26 Dec

Appalled by tales of pet owners compelled to hand over their cats and dogs to shelters, King formed her organization in 2008 in an effort to provide cash-strapped owners a way to keep their canine and feline friends.

via Feed America’s hungry (and their pets), says nonprofit group – CNN.com.

Owners sought for pet remains found in mortuary

6 Dec

In all, 59 sets of pet remains were recovered at the Mark A. Sauvageot Funeral Home, where police also found 19 sets of cremated human remains after executing a search warrant Friday morning.

via Owners sought for pet remains found in mortuary.

I Saw Fido Eating Toxic Plants, Underneath the Mistletoe Last Night | petMD

6 Dec

While decorating your dwellings with greenery or accepting floral gifts (or re-gifts), be aware of the potential for toxicity that festive plants can have for pets.

via I Saw Fido Eating Toxic Plants, Underneath the Mistletoe Last Night | petMD.

Holiday Foods and Our Pets Can Be A Dangerous Mix!

3 Dec

Many of the foods that are favored by households during the festivities can actually be very dangerous to our pets.

via Holiday Foods and Our Pets Can Be A Dangerous Mix! – YouTube.

Season of Suppers, Helping Pet Owners in Need to Feed Their Best Friends | Steve Dale’s Pet World

30 Nov

There’s a belief among some that pets are a luxury item, therefore low-income people should not get pets. This notion infuriates Borden. “I’ve seen firsthand how having a companion who loves you unconditionally makes such an enormous difference,” she comments, the emotion in her voice palpable.

via Season of Suppers, Helping Pet Owners in Need to Feed Their Best Friends | Steve Dale’s Pet World.

Meditation for veterans with PTSD

30 Nov

“Preliminary data show that after a four week period veterans cut down their symptoms of PTSD by 50 percent,” Ayer says.

via Pets for Patriots > Meditation for veterans with PTSD.

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