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Maddie's Pet Rescue Project Depends on Foster Volunteers to Reach "No-Kill" Status

Maddie's Pet Rescue Project Depends on Foster Volunteers to Reach "No-Kill" Status

Karly, a ten week old puppy, came to Black Dog, Second Chance from the City of Buffalo Animal Shelter on February 12th.  She was lethargic and dehydrated, and the Director of the Shelter knew that a kennel was not a suitable environment for a sick puppy.  The day after being taken in by Black Dog, Second Chance, Karly tested positive for parvo, a potentially devastating virus.  Due to the Director’s quick thinking and the foster volunteer’s actions, Karly, pictured above, is recovering at a nearby veterinary hospital. 

Northtowns Pet Blog: Make Your Own Dog Treats!

Northtowns Pet Blog: Make Your Own Dog Treats!

If you would like to do something special for your dog, consider making your own treats. Homemade treats are easy to make. Making dog treats at home also allows you to adjust the ingredients to accommodate your dog's special dietary needs. You can also add a something special like peanut butteror liver. Many of the national dog treat companies started in home kitchens so your special treat could end up being a pet shop favorite.

Here are a few of my favorite recipes:

Cinnamon Pumpkin Dog Cookies

Northtowns Pet Blog: Crafting Your Own Canine Cuisine

Northtowns Pet Blog:  Crafting Your Own Canine Cuisine
    With the expense of good dog chow these days, it's tempting to try to make your own. Somehow, the process seems complicated if you look up guidelines and recipes online or in books. But it's really very simple to create your own canine cuisine.

Northtowns Pet Blog: Valentine's Day Treats for Cats

Northtowns Pet Blog: Valentine's Day Treats for Cats

"She loves me, she loves me not..." With some cats it can be hard to tell. But even the most standoffish felines generally have a big place in their hearts for their people. And most cats will be more than happy to give you extra Valentine's cuddles all throughout the month of February - or any time, for that matter. Want to show your kitty how special she is to you this month? Why not whip her up a batch of utterly delectable Valentine's treats? We've scoured the Internets and rounded up three great recipes that will surely put the purr in your kitty.

Nik Nak's Valentine's Tuna Treats

Adapted from Simply Pets

Your cat's heart will melt for these healthy tuna-infused hearts!

Ingredients

Northtowns Pet Blog: The Prettiest and Most Dangerous Plant of All!

Northtowns Pet Blog: The Prettiest and Most Dangerous Plant of All!
    Oleander is a very pretty landscaping and greenhouse plant and very toxic. The leaves are stiff and unappealing but, again, some dogs will munch on rug matting. Oleander at least is a plant. But rug matting would be far safer as oleander contains a strong cardiac toxin and a very small quantity, if ingested, can be fatal. Keep oleander out of your environment if your dog is an uncontrollable, nervous muncher or if you have a new puppy on your property. 

Adoption Event to Promote the Misunderstood Pit Bull

Adoption Event to Promote the Misunderstood Pit Bull

On February 12, 2011, the Maddie’s® Pet Rescue Project partners will be hosting Bully for You!, an adoption event to promote bully breed dogs.  Pit bull puppies and adults from the SPCA, City of Buffalo Animal Shelter, and Black Dog, Second Chance will be available for adoption from 11:00am – 2:00pm in the SPCA Auditorium, 205 Ensminger Rd.

Northtowns Pet Blog: Why Scrubbing Those Dog Bowls is a Must

Northtowns Pet Blog:  Why Scrubbing Those Dog Bowls is a Must

The cleaning of dog bowls is often overlooked. Although many dogs would be happy to drink out ofthe toilet, it is up to us to provide the healthiest environment possible for our pets. Unfortunately, many people let their dog bowls become slimy and coated with yucky film before finally giving them a thorough scrub. We may do this when it seems like our pet's feeding times never mesh well with our own dish cleaning schedules. This matter of inconvenience can be resolved by having several sets of inexpensive bowls. Give the bowls a quick scrub to loosen up grime before placing the bowls in the dishwasher. Simply put the soiled set in the dishwasher with the rest of your dishes while placing the clean set out during feeding.