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Pet Adoption Checklist for Dogs and Cats

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Pet Adoption Checklist for Dogs and Cats

Adopting a new pet is a very exciting event!  You’ll need to pick up a few supplies, so we created a pet adoption checklist to help you prepare your home prior to your new adopted dog or cat’s arrival.

New Dog Supplies Check List

  • Dog collar, leash, and identification tags
  • Nutritious dog food
  • Dog crate or carrier
  • Dog bed
  • Food and water bowls
  • Dog grooming tools (shampoo, brush and nail clippers)
  • Dog toys
  • Treats & chews

New Cat Supplies Check List

  • Litter box and cat litter
  • Cat collar and identification tags
  • Cat food (both wet and dry)
  • Food and water

8 10 Things to do for Your Newly Adopted Cat

POSTED BY Annie M IN

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If you adopted a cat over the holidays or are thinking about bringing home a new feline friend (or two), that’s wonderful!
Nothing makes us happier than when an animal leaves the shelter to become a member of the family. In an effort to keep cats from being returned to the shelter, we put together a list of 10 things to help create a harmonious life with your new companion.
1.  Make the Commitment: A cat can live up to 20 years. Cats are more independent than dogs but they still need constant care including veterinary checkups, food and interaction.…

Techniques to Calm Fireworks Phobias

POSTED BY Annie M IN

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It’s almost New Year’s Eve! If your dog or cat has a fear of fireworks, you’ll need to do a little special planning to keep your pet calm on the big night. Animal shelters see a drastic rise in pets picked up on any holiday celebrated with a fireworks show. Here are some tips and products to help keep your dog or cat safe and comfy.
The Fight or Flight Instinct.
If your pet has a fireworks phobia, that first pop is enough to activate their fight or flight instincts. Disoriented pets running in search of a hiding place can…

How To Keep Your Holiday Holly and Your Pet Jolly: Pet Tips & Gifts for the Holiday Season

POSTED BY JJ Jeurink IN

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Think about the holidays from your pet’s perspective; bright, blinking, shiny, fuzzy, noisy, smelly things all at eye level! To them, it’s time to get those noses, mouths and tails to work! As you’re decorating and entertaining this year, keep in mind these holiday tips to keep your holiday holly and pet jolly:

  • O’ Christmas tree, O’ Christmas tree, your decorations are history – They might be if your tree and decorations are not secure. Consider anchoring your tree to an adjacent wall, make sure the base is sturdy and ornaments that are attractive or dangerous to your pets are

17 Pet Sitting Tips for a Happy Holiday

POSTED BY Jennifer S. IN

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It’s that time of year, when we go over the river and through the woods to Grandma’s house for the holidays!  However, sometimes those plans include long drives, airplanes and overnight stays.  In some cases, it’s just not feasible to bring along your furry family member.
Your pet is very comfortable at home with you, but when you leave, he can become stressed and act out.  Your pet is used to your routine, and anytime you leave, that routine is disrupted.  There are a few options when traveling away from home for who can look after your pet when you…

2 Holiday Gift Guide for Cats

POSTED BY Annie M IN

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This holiday we have put together a gift guide for that special cat or cat lover in your life. Since cats are natural hunters, we’ve tailored the list to feature products to keep your indoor cat especially happy, fit, stimulated and out of mischief. We have gifts for cats, gifts for humans and a couple of stocking stuffers too!

Dachshund Recycled Paper Scratching Board

This corrugated cardboard scratcher is made by Imperial Cat. It doubles as a comfy place for your cat to nap and is cute enough that it wouldn’t need to be hidden away in a dark corner.…

Cancer in Pets: Prevention, Diagnosis and Treatment

POSTED BY Jennifer S. IN

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These days, hearing about a friend who’s pet has been diagnosed with cancer, or worse, hearing the diagnosis from your own pet’s vet, seems to be less and less rare. It isn’t that the disease is cropping up like wildfire, but rather, due to better veterinary care and living conditions, dogs and cats are living longer lives, and cancer is a disease of the old. Further, veterinarians have better diagnostic and treatment tools than they did just a decade ago, so they are better able to detect the disease. If patients come in for senior or regular pet wellness exams,…

6 Thanksgiving Food Quiz: Is Your Feast Safe for Your Pets?

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Thanksgiving feasts bring the whole family together, sharing food around the table…and under it. Many pet lovers admit to sneaking human food to their pets (guilty here!), and who can resist those puppy or kitty eyes peeking up at them when the holidays roll around?

If you and your relatives are guilty of cross-species food sharing, it’s important to know which foods are safe for pets before you sit down to eat. We put together a little quiz of what common Thanksgiving food is safe for pets, what’s borderline and what is not. Test your knowledge below!
Thanksgiving Food Quiz…

12 Cat Training 102: Walking on a Leash

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You may remember our last chapter, Cat Training 101: Basic Tips and Tricks, in which we taught our foster kitten Garbanzo to walk through a hoop.  Now class is back in session!  Today, we’re focusing on leash walking training.
Yes, that’s right: leash training.  If you think leashes are just for the dogs, think again.  Cats can absolutely be trained to walk on a leash, and many cat owners already take advantage of leash training to provide their indoor cats with safe, supervised outdoor time.  Any age of cat or kitten can be leash trained, and you will notice the…

3 Don’t Be Unlucky: 13 Halloween Pet Safety Tips For A Tail-Wagging Good Time!

POSTED BY Aimee G. IN

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Found Animals recommends taking some common sense precautions to make this a fun-filled and memorable Halloween for animals and animal lovers alike. As a pet owner, you know your pets best, but as a reminder, here are 13 pet safety tips to consider for a safe and happy Halloween season!

Costumes:
• Keep your pet stress-free by choosing a costume that fits properly and isn’t too much of a distraction to your pet. While dressing up your dog or cat can be fun, there are a few things that should be considered when picking out a costume for your pet.…