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Laura’s Critter Care Offers Holiday Tips for Pet Owners

Laura’s Critter Care Offers Holiday Tips for Pet Owners

With smart planning, the holidays can be a joyous time for people and their pets

The holiday season is often the most joyous time of the year. However, joy can turn to tragedy if simple precautions are not taken to ensure the safety of your pets.

“Pets are curious by nature,” said Dr. Steve Hansen, a board-certified veterinary toxicologist and senior vice president of The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA). Hansen, whose department also includes the ASPCA’s Animal Poison Control Center, asks pet parents to be mindful of their pets this holiday season.

“Thinking about your home from your pet’s point of view will help ensure everyone has happy and safe holidays,” Hansen said. “Pets have the ability to get into everything, especially during the holidays when there is more to see and do.”

Petpalooza Family & Pet Holiday Expo

Petpalooza Family & Pet Holiday Expo

Petpalooza is a free pet magazine in Rochester and Syracuse and have announced the premiere of Petpalooza in Buffalo. They are kicking off this announcement with a Fantastic Fun Event that is sure to be a Big hit!!

Shorty Rossi and his pal "Hercules" will be the Special Guest at the Family & Pet Holiday Expo being held on Sunday December 4th at the Eastern Hills Mall from 11am-4pm. A portion of the mall will be dedicated "pet-friendly" so that vendors, as well as attendees may bring their pets!

Northtowns Pet Blog: Pass the Pumpkin Pie—Thanksgiving Treats for Pets!

Northtowns Pet Blog: Pass the Pumpkin Pie—Thanksgiving Treats for Pets!

 

As you gather around the table this Thanksgiving and give thanks for good food and good friends, don't forget the furry members of the family. Check out these easy-to-make, festive treats for your pets.

PSI’s Hungry Bowl™ Pet Food Drive

PSI’s Hungry Bowl™ Pet Food Drive

 

Northtowns Pet Blog: Don't Feed Your Dog Thanksgiving Table Scraps

Northtowns Pet Blog: Don't Feed Your Dog Thanksgiving Table Scraps

Don't share your leftover Thanksgiving dinner with Fido, pet experts warn, because it can bring significant pet health risks.

Northtowns Pet Blog: 10 Ways to Avoid Kitty Disasters on Turkey Day

Northtowns Pet Blog: 10 Ways to Avoid Kitty Disasters on Turkey Day

Cats generally don't like holidays. After all, their lives get turned upside down: Either you leave for days on end and leave them in the care of a cat sitter, or the party comes to your house and it's a never-ending parade of strange people and strange noises.

Here are a few ways to make Thanksgiving easier on your cat -- and on you.

Northtowns Pet Blog: Rainy Day Fun For Your Dog

Northtowns Pet Blog: Rainy Day Fun For Your Dog

Your dog will wish everyday was a rainy day with these fun games and activities!

It’s that time of year. The rain is pouring, it’s freezing outside, and your dog is bouncing off the walls. You don’t want to go outside, but Fido needs exercise. The following games are a fun way to beat the raining day blues and exercise your dog indoors; both his mind and body! 

1. Set-up an indoor agility course. Just like your kids did when they were little, you can use furniture, cardboard boxes, and laundry baskets to set up an agility course. A broom set across the bottom of two chairs (or the top if you have a large dog) is a great jump. An overturned laundry basket can work as a pause table. This is a great way to burn off some energy and teach your dog some commands!