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American Humane Association, Top Vets Counsel Pet Owners Not to Panic Over Ebola Scare

American Humane Association, Top Vets Counsel Pet Owners Not to Panic Over Ebola Scare

 

(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!)

American Humane Association and the world's top veterinary experts are asking pet owners across the country to exercise caution but not to panic following reports of the Ebola virus in animals such as Bentley, the King Charles Spaniel belonging to the Dallas nurse hospitalized with the disease.

Ten Health Tips for Your Pet's Well-being

Ten Health Tips for Your Pet's Well-being

 

(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!)

Over 50 percent of pets are considered overweight or obese, with numbers climbing steadily. Just as with people, pet obesity has become an epidemic in the U.S.  

Dr. Mark Verdino, Animal League America Vice President and Chief of Veterinary Staff states, "The most common cause for obesity in animals is over-feeding and lack of exercise. In this regard, most overweight animals can easily be put on a path to lose weight."  

Treat Yourself to the Purina National Dog Show

Treat Yourself to the Purina National Dog Show

 

England has Crufts, New York has Westminister and Canada has the Purina National, a prestigious dog show in partnership with kennel clubs across Canada. Come catch the action as the Purina National takes over the Western Fair District Agriplex in nearby London, Ontario, from Oct. 17-19! 

Canada’s most prestigious dog show, the Purina National features top international judges and hundreds of purebreds from around the world competing for their share of honor and prize money. Show times are noon to 6 p.m. Friday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. 

Get Off Your Butt, Work Out with Your Mutt

Get Off Your Butt, Work Out with Your Mutt

 

(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!)

K9Fit Club, the nation's leader in canine and human fitness, is reaching out to pet owners across the country, asking them to Get Off Your Butt and Work Out with Your Mutt to raise awareness for National Pet Obesity Day on Oct. 8, and help their pets achieve wellness and greater vitality.

Pet Connection to Hold Chicken Barbecue, Basket Auction on November 15

Pet Connection to Hold Chicken Barbecue, Basket Auction on November 15

 

Pet Connection Programs Inc., a maternity and special care shelter for dogs and cats located in Marilla, will hold a chicken barbecue and Chinese auction from 3 to 6 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 15, in the East Aurora Moose Lodge, 905 Main St. 

Dinners are take-out only and will include a half chicken from BW’s Barbecue plus a cream corn bake, mashed potatoes with gravy, homemade noodle salad, roll and dessert. The cost for the chicken dinner is just $9.50 per person.

Make the Big Move Less Stressful for the Four-legged Members of the Family

Make the Big Move Less Stressful for the Four-legged Members of the Family

 

(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!)

When moving to a new home, you make a checklist of the utility companies you need to contact for stopping and starting services. You also schedule all the volunteer or professional movers to pack, transport and unpack your belongings, and you let all your friends and family members know your new address. Additionally, you need to remember to make plans for your special family members, too — your pets.

Give Your Pet a Spooktacular Time

Give Your Pet a Spooktacular Time

 

(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!)

Halloween isn't just for kids. It's a great time for the whole family to spend together, including your precious pets. Here are the top five ways to encourage your four-legged little ones to join in on the festivities: