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Vet-approved Tips for Keeping Your Pet Out of the ER

Vet-approved Tips for Keeping Your Pet Out of the ER

 

(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!)

Picture this: It's late in the evening when you realize that something is very wrong with your dog. Your normal veterinary clinic is closed, but you're not sure if the problem can wait until tomorrow. You rush your pet to the closest ER and hope for the best.

Canterbury Woods Achieves Deficiency-Free Survey from New York State

Canterbury Woods Achieves Deficiency-Free Survey from New York State

Canterbury Woods, Western New York’s premier life care community, announced that it has received a deficiency-free survey from the New York State Department of Health for its Oxford Village skilled nursing unit, placing it in select company among nursing homes across the state.

Each year, the Department of Health surveys all nursing homes in New York State on more than 180 regulatory and quality standards, including administration, quality of care, resident rights and others. The standards must be met for each resident who resides in a nursing home’s care. For each standard in which a nursing home is found to be deficient, it will receive a citation. Less than eight percent of nursing homes in New York State achieve a deficiency-free survey.

Revealing the ABCs of Pet Insurance

Revealing the ABCs of Pet Insurance

 

(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 human-animal bond between pet owners and their pets is stronger than ever, as evidenced by 91 percent of pet owners who consider their pet a part of their family and a total of $58 billion a year spent on pets. 

Daemen Grant to Establish Fitness Program for Individuals With Disabilities, Educate Trainers

Daemen Grant to Establish Fitness Program for Individuals With Disabilities, Educate Trainers

A fitness initiative for individuals with disabilities and specialized instruction for trainers will be offered at Daemen College through a $50,000 Inclusive Fitness Field-Related Grant from the New York State Developmental Disabilities Planning Council (DDPC). Daemen is one of only three organizations statewide to receive the grant, which is renewable for an additional two years based on the program’s success.

“We are very excited about this project and grateful to the DDPC for providing the funding for such an important endeavor,” said Dr. Michael Brogan, Daemen vice president for academic affairs and dean of the college. “With this grant, Daemen can have a real impact on promoting regular exercise as a key element to a healthy lifestyle among individuals with disabilities.”

Lyme Disease Prevention: How to Remove a Tick

Lyme Disease Prevention: How to Remove a Tick

 

(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!)

Lyme disease is an emerging infectious disease in the United States and Canada, and the risk is increasing. Those engaging in outdoor activities like golfing, camping, hunting, fishing, hiking, property maintenance and outdoor workers such as park officers and surveyors should be on the lookout for black-legged ticks. They could be carrying the bacterium that causes Lyme disease. Pet owners also need to be aware of these pesky critters.

Eye Exam Recommended Before the Start of the New School Year

Eye Exam Recommended Before the Start of the New School Year

 

Summer is passing by at a rapid pace, and before you know it moms and dads across Western New York will be heading out to purchase school supplies and new clothing for the upcoming 2014-15 school year. But have you given any thought to having your child’s vision tested before he or she heads back to the classroom?

According to the American Academy of Ophthalmology, children should receive an eye evaluation once before the age of 3 and every one to two years until the age of 19. 

Catholic Charities WIC to Host Breastfeeding Walk, Healthy Baby Festival Aug. 8 in Erie County

Catholic Charities WIC to Host Breastfeeding Walk, Healthy Baby Festival Aug. 8 in Erie County

Anyone in support of a healthy start for babies or who would like to learn more about breastfeeding – are urged to participate in Catholic Charities free Breastfeeding Walk and Healthy Baby Festival on Aug. 8 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Delaware Park at the entrance of Colvin Avenue and Amherst Street.  

Catholic Charities Women, Infants and Children (WIC) nutrition program, which serves all of Erie and Niagara counties, is hosting the event to raise awareness of the benefits and significance of breastfeeding. The walk, in celebration of World Breastfeeding Week taking place Aug. 1-7 in more than 170 countries worldwide, is also designed to create community support to friends, family and others who are or may be considering breastfeeding, or who have breastfed.