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What Would You Do if You Saw a Dog in a Hot Car?

What Would You Do if You Saw a Dog in a Hot Car?

 

(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 newly released poll by the ASPCA (The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals) revealed that good intentions don't always equate to action when it comes to rescuing dogs in parked cars on hot days. In a nationwide telephone survey, an overwhelming majority — 93 percent — of adults who have never encountered a dog in a car on a hot day said they would do something to help, but of those adults who actually faced such a situation, only 67 percent took action.

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.

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. 

Make Sure Rover Isn't a Driving Distraction

Make Sure Rover Isn't a Driving Distraction

 

(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!)

Most people wouldn't think twice about grabbing their pet and taking them for a ride in the car to run some errands or to visit friends and family. However, with an increased focus on distracted driving and overall driving safety, there is growing concern about pet safety in the car.

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.

Support Pet Connection Programs Inc. at the Erie County Fair

Support Pet Connection Programs Inc. at the Erie County Fair

 

Animal lovers across Western New York are encouraged to visit the Pet Connection Programs Inc. booth at the Erie County Fair, Aug. 6-17, and pick up one of the shelter’s popular Doggy Bags or Tabby Totes packed with goodies for your favorite four-legged friend! Pet Connection will once again be located in the Fair’s Bazaar Building.

Bird Feeding Faux Pas? Five Easy, No-fret Fixes

Bird Feeding Faux Pas? Five Easy, No-fret Fixes

 

(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!)

Fabulous food, pretty presentation and attention to detail can earn you a reputation as an amazing host among your human guests. But when you serve your feathered friends, are you committing a feeding faux pas that you fear may prove unforgivable?