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Northtowns Pet Blog: The Back-To-School Blues

Northtowns Pet Blog: The Back-To-School Blues

It isn’t just children who suffer from the back to school blues—pets can suffer too. After a long, fun summer, an empty house can be a difficult adjustment for pets. Pet Sitters International advises pet owners to become familiar with the signs of pet separation anxiety and how it can be treated.

Pet separation anxiety is a psychological term to describe the stress and anxiety brought on by separation from the primary pet caretaker. This issue can become a serious medical condition, with cases and their accompanying symptoms ranging from mild to severe. Most pet owners are familiar with the more common symptoms, but many may be surprised to learn that the full extent of the symptoms begin before the owner leaves and continues long after their departure.

Dog Days of Kenmore Festival for Dogs & Their People

Dog Days of Kenmore Festival for Dogs & Their People

Hundreds of Dogs (and their people) from all over Western New York will be converging at Mang Park in the Village of Kenmore this weekend for the first annual Dog Days of Kenmore festival event!

Northtowns Pet Blog: Five Summer Treats to Avoid Feeding Your Pets

Northtowns Pet Blog: Five Summer Treats to Avoid Feeding Your Pets

It’s no surprise. Many of us love to spoil our pets and that includes giving them bits of our tasty summer treats. But pet parents please beware, these summer goodies could pose some serious health hazards:

Northtowns Pet Blog: Cool Summers for Pets

Northtowns Pet Blog: Cool Summers for Pets

 

Elmwood-Bidwell Farmers Market Lists July 30 Activities

Elmwood-Bidwell Farmers Market Lists July 30 Activities

The Elmwood-Bidwell Farmers Market, a Western New York tradition featuring more than 30 vendors selling fresh, seasonal and local products, is open from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. every Saturday, rain or shine. Providing musical entertainment at the open-air venue this week, July 30, will be violinist David Adamczyk from 10 to 11:30 a.m. and the Hutch Tech Guitar Club from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.  

The market also welcomes several community groups this week, including the SPCA Whisker Wag’n for the very first time. Also visiting the market this week will be the Community Music School, Child & Family Services, Wisteria Charter School Initiative and the Buffalo Animal Shelter. Liberty Vineyards & Winery and Leonard Oakes Estate Winery will offer wine-tasting. 

Northtowns Pet Blog: Rise in Temperatures Correlates to Rise in Pet Heatstroke

Northtowns Pet Blog: Rise in Temperatures Correlates to Rise in Pet Heatstroke

Pet Sitters International offers pet owners 5 tips for heatstroke survival.


As the temperature rises, so do Fido and Fluffy’s chancesof experiencing heat-related problems. As the scorching days of summer descend upon us, Pet Sitters International (PSI) outlines what steps should be taken if a pet is suffering from heatstroke.

Buffalo Local Pledges to Go Bald for Bob Harper

Buffalo Local Pledges to Go Bald for Bob Harper

On August 8th, Gene Baur, President and Co-Founder of Farm Sanctuary will be coming to Minty Wellness, a spa, hotel, and restaurant located in Darien Center. beginning at 4pm, Gene Baur will talk about the first 25 years of Farm Sanctuary, stories of rescue, and his national best seller "Farm Sanctuary: Changing Hearts and Minds About Animals and Food".