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How to Prepare Your Pet for Summer Fun and Beyond

How to Prepare Your Pet for Summer Fun and Beyond

 

(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 dark, cold days of winter are nearly behind us, and many people are looking forward to warmer weather and outdoor activities. Dogs also appreciate their time in the sun. So, it's important to keep in mind what you need to do to make sure your dog is ready to enjoy summer activities.

The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) provides important summertime pet care tips, including:

Give Your Furry Friend the Best Health Possible

Give Your Furry Friend the Best Health Possible

 

(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!)

To pet owners, our furry friends are people too.

We go through the joys of raising them much like we do our children—and in return, they bring us endless happiness and unconditional love. We learn our pets' individual characters and adore them for their quirks and unique personalities. 

Keep a Pet-safe Yard This Spring

Keep a Pet-safe Yard This Spring

 

(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 yard can be a wonderland for your pet, full of interesting smells, grass to roll in, bugs to chase and shady spots for naps. But if you use fertilizers, pesticides and other chemicals, it can be a potentially dangerous place pets, too. Dr. Simon Starkey, a veterinarian with PetSmart Canada, gives us some important aspects to keep in mind for a safer outdoor adventure:

Learn the Difference Between 'Natural' and 'Organic' Pet Food

Learn the Difference Between 'Natural' and 'Organic' Pet Food

 

(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!)

As more and more pet parents are giving careful consideration to better nutrition, natural and organic pet foods are becoming increasingly popular choices. Amid the buzz whirling around these green diets, it can be easy to use the two terms interchangeably, so Dr. Simon Starkey, a veterinarian with PetSmart Canada, explains the difference between natural and organic pet foods and gives us the key benefits:

Vests Save K-9 Lives as They Protect and Serve Communities

Vests Save K-9 Lives as They Protect and Serve Communities

 

(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!)

A German Shepherd named Kilo was shot multiple times during a gun battle in Florida between police and a man suspected of shooting at officers earlier in the night. Fortunately for Kilo, he was wearing a protective vest, which saved his life. Unfortunately, thousands of other K-9 officers across the country perform their duties without proper protective wear, putting them in harm's way.

Fetch! Healthy Dog Treats Now Available Via Mail Order

Fetch! Healthy Dog Treats Now Available Via Mail Order

 

Fetch! Dog Treats, a Cheektowaga, N.Y.-based business offering healthy and delicious homemade dog treats made with all natural and organic ingredients, is now offering its popular product line via mail order!

“Our products are carefully made with oat flour and all-natural ingredients such as salmon oil, which promotes healthy joints, skin and coat,” said owner Jackie Lovern. “When it comes to caring for your dog or puppy you want to be able to reward them with healthy and wholesome treats they will enjoy.”

A Surprising Solution for Winter Woes

A Surprising Solution for Winter Woes

 

(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 weather outside is still pretty frightful, and many consumers will be glad to know that there’s a cat care product that can provide an answer to many winter problems — cat litter.

Even those who don’t own a pet may find they can put a bag of cat litter to work in unexpected ways.

Here are some tips.