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Northtowns Pet Blog: Do Pets Feel Grief over the Loss of a Loved One?

Northtowns Pet Blog: Do Pets Feel Grief over the Loss of a Loved One?

This article courtesy of petinsurance-101.com.

It’s a documented fact that pets experience grief when they lose a loved one. Many pet owners will corroborate this. Regardless of whether it is a cat losing a kitten or missing a deceased pet friend; the distress signs are there for all to see.

Pets have a deep significance not just for pet owners but also other animals in the household. The passing away of a human or a pet member of the family is disconcerting to all involved. Humans can understand the expression of grief by their fellow humans; however, it can be a little confusing to deconstruct the behavior of pets on certain occasions because pets cannot speak.

Northtowns Pet Blog: Nine Signs of Grief in Cats

Northtowns Pet Blog: Nine Signs of Grief in Cats

Article from www.catster.com

For a long time, people believed that cats were loners who didn't need any other creatures in their lives. While some cats may be content living a solitary life, others form deep and lasting attachments to other cats and people. When a cat loses a friend, he can go through a grieving process just as real as any human's.

Northtowns Pet Blog: Keeping Your Lawn Pet-Safe

Northtowns Pet Blog: Keeping Your Lawn Pet-Safe

Many of us hire lawn care professionals to help bring an emerald green shade to our grass. But when that same lawn is used by your pooch for play, rest and a place to potty, then special care needs to be taken to make sure that any lawn sprays used are pet-safe.

Many commercial lawn sprays contain herbicides or pesticides which can be very dangerous. Common fertilizers can also cause allergic reactions in some dogs. As those first signs of spring abound, now may be the time to make the switch to organic fertilizers. Common organic fertilizers include bone meal, kelp, seaweed and ever-popular manure. Fortunately, many landscape companies are becoming more aware of the increasing consumer demand for pet- and people-safe lawns and they are utilizing safe grass treatments.

Northtowns Pet Blog: 10 Hazardous Hiding Places for Cats

Northtowns Pet Blog: 10 Hazardous Hiding Places for Cats

When it's freezing cold, stray cats find a way to keep warm: hiding under the hood of a parked car. This is a common scenario - the cat accesses this part of the vehicle from underneath, like an investigative mechanic - but obviously it can be fatal for the animal once ignition happens and the engine heats up. Happily, one cat - a sweet, friendly, gray-and-white fellow wearing a flea collar - made his presence known by...urinating.

"We were driving and we started smelling cat pee," said Florence Giordano, who opened her car hood to find the kitty sitting on the battery! A quick scan at the vet revealed that the cat has no microchip, so Florence named him Lucky.

Northtowns Pet Blog: Keep Your Dog's Attention While You're Moving

Northtowns Pet Blog: Keep Your Dog's Attention While You're Moving

by Tammy Reinarz, Owner, Tammy's Dog Training Service

Northtowns Pet Blog: Chemical-free Ways to Fight Fleas

Northtowns Pet Blog: Chemical-free Ways to Fight Fleas

by The team at Fido Dog Treats

Photos Needed for Slide Show at "Mine" Screening Monday

Photos Needed for Slide Show at "Mine" Screening Monday

On March 14 "Mine" will be shown at The Screening Room at 7pm. Admission will be $6, a portion will be donated to Maddie's Pet Rescue Project in Erie County, and a portion will support our local independent theater, The Screening Room.

Prior to the film I would like to put together a slide show of local companions that have been rescued from local rescues, or adopted from area shelters, like the Buffalo Animal Shelter, or the Erie County SPCA. I'll be putting together a slide show of rescued companions, and if you can include a short story about the rescue that would be wonderful, I'll include it in the slide show. The slide show will be shown prior to the film during readings from "One at a Time" and "Ninety-Five", from approximately 6:30 to 7:30pm. Readings will be conducted between 7 and 7:30pm.