Tagged: pet care

Quick Guide to Renting with Pets

POSTED BY Annie M IN

Quick Guide to Renting with Pets

Renting with pets can be a challenge. Even though studies have shown that pet owners make better tenants for a number of reasons, many landlords are still hesitant. When searching for a place to live, the building’s pet policy will most likely be the first deciding factor on whether or not you can even look at the place. This can be a blessing in disguise, though. Often times, after hearing “No pets” repeatedly, you may just hear, “I only rent to people with pets.” This has happened to me, twice. Both places were better suited to me and my animal…

12 Dealing with the Death of Our Pets

POSTED BY Brianne L. IN

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My husband and I are huge pet lovers and started our life together by adopting two kittens who were litter mates. Having both come from families that included dog and cat siblings, it made perfect sense to start our family by adopting pets.  After I began a career in pet rescue and adoption, our family grew.  After seven years together (and no human kids), we had a brood of five cats: the two “originals,” another adoptee and two failed fosters.  These were our children.  This was our family.
Almost exactly one year ago, we had to deal with the hardest…

Holistic Pet Care: Flower Essences and Canine Massage

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Adopt & Shop dog trainer uses canine massage on client

This post was co-authored by Gabi, Cat Programs Coordinator at the Cat Adoption Center, and Jessica, Pet Services and Safety Coordinator for Adopt & Shop.
Animals experience stress just like humans do. When you move to a new house, take a trip to the groomer or bring home a new pet, be sensitive to changes in your pet’s mood. Their anxiety may be obvious — they may urinate inappropriately or display aggressive behavior — or it may be more subtle.
Our pet adoption centers, Adopt & Shop, and the Cat Adoption Center, pull animals from local shelters, many of them…

Keep Your Pet Happy & Healthy on the 4th of July!

POSTED BY Teresa IN

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The 4th of July brings to mind images of hot dogs (the edible kind), beer, BBQs, fireworks and an overall patriotic good time. But as you celebrate the 4th in style, don’t forget about taking care of your furry companions. Whether you’re hanging out at home or taking your pet along with you to the festivities, here are a few tips to keep your pet safe and happy during the holiday:

Fireworks:
Loud noises from fireworks can turn even the most chill cat or dog into a fraidy cat or terrified terrier. In addition to just being frightened, many shelters…

Pet Disaster Planning: Every Lost Pet Deserves to Be Found

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Disasters frequently displace hundreds of pets from their families, and the number one reason they are never found is lack of permanent identification. The Found Animals Registry was born after the horrific sights of lost pets being rescued from raging waters and rooftops during Hurricane Katrina.  Sadly, the pet identification crisis is still a reality; after Super Storm Sandy, only 1 in 10 rescued pets were microchipped3.  Disaster preparation and planning are the best ways to keep your pets safe and Found Animals has a disaster preparedness checklist to assist you.

Disaster Preparedness for Your Pet
GET PREPARED
1. Provide…

National Pet Week: 10 Tips From an Adoption Counselor

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National Pet Week: 10 Tips From an Adoption Counselor

It’s National Pet Week! We’d like to celebrate by bringing you 10 great pet tips to help promote happy homes for you and your pets as well as priceless information for you potential adopters!
1. Where to Find Your New Companion:
So you’re looking for a new pet to love and adore but don’t know where to start? Well the great news is there are tons of resources right at your fingertips… literally! Petfinder.com is a great place to start! Petfinder is an online database that features over 300,000 adoptable pets from 13,686 adoption groups located across North America. You…

Lifetime Planning for Your Pets

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This guest blog is authored by Amy Shever, Executive Director at 2nd Chance 4 Pets, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, all-volunteer organization dedicated to helping pet owners plan for the possibility their pets may outlive them.
Have you thought about what would happen to your pets if something happened to you? Did you know that more than half a million companion animals are surrendered to animal shelters each year simply because their human passed away or became too ill to care for the pet and the human had not planned for their pet’s continued care?

Although it’s not a simple task, pet…

5 Pet First Aid & CPR

POSTED BY Annie M IN

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April is National Pet First Aid Awareness Month. This is a great opportunity for us pet owners to set aside our daily responsibilities for a moment and educate ourselves on what to do in case of emergency.
There is a wealth of information swirling around on the internet so I compiled a few handy resources just in case, heaven forbid, you find yourself in a situation where you need it.
CPR & The Heimlich Maneuver: The American Red Cross produced this great infographic that shows you how to perform CPR and the Heimlich maneuver on cats and dogs. We recommend…

4 Poison Prevention Week: Toxic Foods

POSTED BY Annie M IN

2 kittens drinken kitten formula

The third week of March is National Poison Prevention Week. On Tuesday we posted a guide to poisonous plants, on Wednesday we covered toxic household items and today we are going to talk about harmful foods in your kitchen. For pet owners feeding their dog or cat a raw homemade diet, there is also a safe food list at the bottom to help you choose healthy snacks!
Alcohol: Alcohol (even in small amounts) can cause depression of the central nervous system, vomiting, breathing problems, loss of coordination, difficulty standing or walking and fatigue. In higher amounts, metabolic acidosis (too much…

Poison Prevention Week: Household Items

POSTED BY Annie M IN

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The third week of March is National Poison Prevention Week. Yesterday we covered popular plants poisonous to cats and dogs. Today we are going to talk about some of the common items you have around your home that are toxic to cats and dogs.
Antifreeze: This neon green liquid that helps keep your engine cool is deadly to cats and dogs, even in tiny amounts. As little as half a teaspoon can be fatal for a cat. Pets are attracted to antifreeze because of its sweet smell and taste.  Antifreeze will cause kidney failure and death if not treated immediately. …