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Tips to Keep Your Dog Behaving His Holiday Best

Tips to Keep Your Dog Behaving His Holiday Best

 

(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!)

The holidays are here and what better gift to give yourself than a well-mannered dog? Trainer Julian Bronk of PetSmart shares the following tips to make sure your furry friend is well-behaved:

Seven tips to help you and your pets safely enjoy the holidays

Seven tips to help you and your pets safely enjoy the holidays

Holidays can be extremely fun for humans, but often are a dreadful experience for pets. Help keep your pets safe by following these seven tips for Thanksgiving and Christmas.

 

Thanksgiving

The Importance of Preventive Care for Your Dog and Cat

The Importance of Preventive Care for Your Dog and Cat
A Lifetime of Good Health Starts with Prevention.

 

Ask your veterinarian about which preventive regimen is right for your pet.

 

Dental Care

It’s not just about bad breath: 80% of dogs and 70% of cats show signs of oral disease by age 3.* Fight plaque and tartar accumulation, gum disease and oral tumors with regular dental care.

 

Keep a record of:

 

  • My pet’s last dental cleaning
  • My pet’s next dental cleaning

 

 

The Back-To-School Blues

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.

 

Litter Box Tips from Kitty Owners

Litter Box Tips from Kitty Owners

Cats have been programmed for thousands of years to cover their "waste."  In the wild, this helped to eliminate the cat's scent and elude predators. Most cats are naturally attracted to a litter box because it provides a place for them to cover their waste. 

 

However, there are a few things you can do to encourage good litter box habits:

Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village to Host Pet-A-Palooza

Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village to Host Pet-A-Palooza

 

Wagging tails and wet noses will fill the trails at Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village on Saturday, Aug. 24, as Pet-A-Palooza returns from 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Bring your dog along and shop for fun toys, treats and more. 

Pet-A-Palooza is a celebration of pets of all kinds, from dogs and cats to guinea pigs and reptiles. Brought to you in conjunction with Open Arms Rescue of WNY, visitors will learn about and visit local rescue organizations, and maybe even go home with a new best friend! Lectures and training sessions will also be available on-site, and the event will feature pet contests, raffles and prize giveaways.

Senator Grisanti Continues Push for Stronger Animal Cruelty Laws by Urging Governor to Sign Bill Tha

Senator Grisanti Continues Push for Stronger Animal Cruelty Laws by Urging Governor to Sign Bill Tha

Senator Mark Grisanti (R, I – Buffalo) today has renewed his call for a crack down on puppy mills by urging Governor Cuomo to sign into law Bill S.3753, which would allow forward-thinking local governments to regulate commercial pet breeders and pet stores.

The legislation addresses the ineffectiveness of New York’s “Pet Dealer” law, the proliferation of unregulated dog breeders in the state and the pet industry’s complicit support of inherently cruel, out-of-state puppy mills.

“New York State appears to be the only home-rule state in the country that explicitly prohibits its towns and cities from regulating commercial pet breeders and pet stores,” Grisanti said, backed by area leaders in the fight against pet abuse. ”I am calling on the Governor to pass this piece of legislation so that New York can effectively regulate puppy mills, and put an end to abusive breeding techniques.”