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ART Community Dialog: The Voices of Western New York Artists

ART Community Dialog:  The Voices of Western New York Artists

In keeping with the mission statement of community support, American Repertory Theater of Western New York has created a website and Facebook Page dedicated to opening up online forums to discuss issues facing WNY Artists. This new Website Public Forum page is entitled "The Voices of Western New York Artists."

These public forums are designed for all members of WNY Cultural Groups, media, individual artists and anyone with an opinion that faces Artists in Western New York.

Those visiting The Voices of WNY Artists website and the Facebook page are encouraged to post opinions, offer links to blogs & websites, announce upcoming shows and, most importantly, utilize their voices for the sole purposes of creating dialog and being heard.

Dog Walk and Yard Sale Events Highlight Pet Connection June Calendar

Dog Walk and Yard Sale Events Highlight Pet Connection June Calendar

Pet Connection Programs Inc., a nonprofit maternity and special care animal shelter located in Marilla, has several community events planned throughout the month of June. The shelter has been placing animals into loving homes throughout Western New York since 1984.

Pet Connection’s sixth annual “Tails on the Trails” dog walk will take place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, June 4, at the Como Lake Park Casino in Lancaster. In addition to the dog walk, there will be contests, raffles, a basket auction, vendors and a cookout. Other activities and demonstrations include a “good citizen” dog test, pet blessing, pet psychic, pet first aid, dog agility and much more.

Northtowns Pet Blog: Spring Fever Can Prove Fatal to Cats

Northtowns Pet Blog: Spring Fever Can Prove Fatal to Cats

Article from Catster.com

As the weather warms up, everyone wants to be outdoors, including your cats. However, springtime is the season when cats are most vulnerable to predation.

The predators most likely to be a threat to your cats include cougars, bobcats, foxes, owls, eagles, hawks and coyotes. Later in the Spring, they’re also more likely to be sprayed by skunks when protective new mothers have their skunkettes in tow.

Warm Weather Workarounds

This doesn’t mean that you can’t let your cat enjoy the sunshine. Here are 6 alternatives that will keep your cat safe while she enjoys Spring:

Northtowns Pet Blog: Pet Poisons in Your Home

Northtowns Pet Blog: Pet Poisons in Your Home

There may be common foods and substances in your home that could poison your pet- ones you didn't even know were dangerous! Read on for a full list of common household products that are poisonous, and possibly even fatal to pets.Use this list to help recognize potentially dangerous foods and substances in your home.

When pet proofing your home, be sure to get down to your pet's level to see their point of view. While everything may look safe from your perspective, your pet may be able to get into areas you can't see.

Also, keep your pet confined to a crate or small safe area when you aren't home.

Northtowns Pet Blog: Helping Thunder Phobic Dogs

Northtowns Pet Blog: Helping Thunder Phobic Dogs
Tips for comforting your pup during a storm

As the saying goes, April showers bring May flowers.

Northtowns Pet Blog: Sick as a Dog? What about a Cat?

Northtowns Pet Blog: Sick as a Dog? What about a Cat?

Has anyone ever told you that they’re as sick as a dog? Well, that claim is much more realistic than you probably thought.

Veterinary Pet Insurance (VPI), the nation’s oldest and largest provider of pet health insurance, revealed the top ten pet medical conditions from last year. The findings indicate that pets visit the vet for many of the same reasons you might visit your doctor.

Check out the following list to see how similar you and your pets really are. You might just start wondering when Fido or Fluffy will complain about being as sick as a human!

Top Dog Conditions

1. Ear Infection

2. Skin Allergy

3. Skin Infection/Hot Spots

4. Gastritis/Vomiting

5. Enteritis/Diarrhea

6. Bladder Infection

7. Arthritis

8. Soft Tissue Trauma

9. Non-cancerous Tumor

10.

Staying a Step Ahead of Veterinary Costs

Staying a Step Ahead of Veterinary Costs

(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!)

According to the American Pet Products Association, Americans spent $12.8 billion on veterinary care in 2010. With dog and cat owners spending an average of $578 and $278 respectively on nonroutine veterinary procedures annually, quality care for both preventative and unplanned visits is essential.

“One of the most important things pet owners can do is to find a veterinarian who makes them and their pet feel comfortable, provides the best care and offers options that make payment easy,” says Judith Gass, veterinary marketing director for CareCredit, a health care credit card offering financing options for pet care and every member of the family.