Cats and Hairballs

Cats spend up to 1/3 of their waking hours cleaning and grooming themselves. While this natural instinct for cleanliness makes cats ideal house pets, it can contribute to the formation of hairballs, also known as trichobezoars or bezoars. During … [Read more...]

Featured Shelter Animals Feb. 20, 2015

World Spay/Neuter Day February 24 Your female pet will live a longer, healthier life.  Risk of mammary gland tumors, ovarian and/or uterine cancer which is fatal in about 50 percent of dogs and 90 percent of cats is reduced or eliminated, … [Read more...]

Featured Shelter Animals

Did you know that February is Responsible Pet Owner Month? This month celebrates all of us who are responsible pet owners and all who take the care of animals seriously. During the month of February we celebrate our pets with love and kindness, not … [Read more...]

Featured Shelter Animals Feb. 6, 2015

Pet Theft - Simple Tips National Pet Theft Awareness Day, February 14. This important day is intended to increase public awareness of pet theft as well as everyday responsible pet care. Nearly two million companion animals are stolen each … [Read more...]

Featured Shelter Animals Jan. 30, 2015

February is National Pet Dental Health Month Brushing your pet's teeth is a very important part of pet care. Most people know they must care for their pearly whites. Plaque and tartar buildup can cause bacteria to migrate into our bloodstreams, … [Read more...]

Featured Shelter Animals Jan. 23, 2015

Feeding Your Pet: 10 Tips Pets, just like humans, have different tastes, allergies, and sensitivities to foods. With the growing obesity epidemic in the US, it’s important to pay close attention to what our pets are eating on a daily basis and it a … [Read more...]

Featured Shelter Animals January 16, 2015

Is Your Dog Safe When Home Alone? 5 Tips It’s been a very long day, the last thing an owner needs when walking in the house is to find a huge mess. Garbage strewn across the floor, pillows emptied, a favorite pair of shoes obliterated. What would b … [Read more...]

These pets need furever homes, Jan. 9, 2014

Feeding a Pet That is a Fussy Eater- By: Jean Hofve, DVM Animal Wellness magazine While most dogs and cats eat well – even too well, considering more than 50% are considered overweight or obese by their veterinarians – there are always some that … [Read more...]

Featured Shelter Animals Jan. 2, 2015

SPAY/NEUTER OF DOGS AND CATS Pet overpopulation is a serious problem in the U.S. Sadly; there are millions of dogs and cats in the U.S. than there are homes available. Startling facts and figures: A six-year-old female dog can be the source of … [Read more...]

Featured Shelter Animals Dec. 30, 2014

New Year Resolutions for Pets 15. I will not eat other animals' poop. 14. I will not lick my human's face after eating animal poop. 13. I do not need to suddenly stand straight up when I'm lying under the coffee table. 12. My head does not … [Read more...]