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Top Tips to Protect Your Pet in the Great Outdoors

Top Tips to Protect Your Pet in the Great Outdoors

 

(Welcome to our weekly 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 arrival of spring and summer means our pets will be spending more time exploring and playing outdoors. Long walks, frolics in the yard and trips to the park are fun for dogs and owners alike, but do keep an eye on health risks, say advisers in this field.

Pets Plus Us, a pet owner community and insurance provider, offers some guidance for the warmer months:

Protect Your Pet in any Emergency

Protect Your Pet in any Emergency

 

(Welcome to our weekly 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!)

Emergency Preparedness Week, celebrated earlier this month, was a good time to think about preparing your family for emergencies of any kind, like a power outage, severe storm or hurricane. It's also important to remember the furry and feathered members of your family, too.

Here are some tips to help keep your pets safe:

Yard Sale to Benefit Pet Connection Programs Inc.

Yard Sale to Benefit Pet Connection Programs Inc.

 

Pet Connection Programs Inc., a maternity and special care animal shelter located in Marilla, will host its annual Yard Sale from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, May 31, at 6114 Broadway, Lancaster. 

Tips for Boating with Pets

Tips for Boating with Pets

 

(Welcome to our weekly 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!)

Boating is a pleasure for the entire family, including your beloved pets. No matter if you’re out on the water for an hour, a day or a weekend, we all prefer to bring our pets on board instead of leaving them on dry land.

DiscoverBoating.ca offers some helpful tips to prepare to go boating with pets including:

Clever Bathing Tips to Wash Fido Right

Clever Bathing Tips to Wash Fido Right

 

(Welcome to our weekly 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!)

OK, it’s time to get your dog into the bath. Because doggone it, that smell isn't going anywhere and it's got to be done!

Before you start to barter with treats galore, here are some tips for making bath time seem like a walk in the park:

What's Underfoot? Tips for Finding Pet-friendly Carpeting

What's Underfoot? Tips for Finding Pet-friendly Carpeting

 

(Welcome to our weekly 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!)

Adding new carpet is an easy way to rejuvenate the look and feel of any room in your home. But when you own pets, finding a quality carpet that is easy to maintain can be a tiring task.

Watch for Three Common Sources of Pet Irritation

Watch for Three Common Sources of Pet Irritation

 

(Welcome to our weekly 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!)

If you are wondering why your pet has developed certain sensitivities, take a look at three common sources that may be affecting your cat or dog, along with suggested remedies:

Outdoor pollutants. Pollen, grasses and other seasonal allergens are prevalent sources for pet sensitivities. If you are concerned, consider a trip to the veterinarian to determine your best course of action.