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Northtowns Pet Blog: Caring for Your Cat While You're Out Of Town

Northtowns Pet Blog: Caring for Your Cat While You're Out Of Town
Three Options for Caring for Your Cat While You're Out Of Town

Cats are pretty self-sufficient creatures, but that doesn't mean you can leave your kitten alone while you go out of town. Even an overnight trip can be traumatic for a young kitten or a cat that is very closely bonded to you. You wouldn't leave a five-year-old child alone to fend for herself for days, leaving a couple of boxes of cookies out so she doesn't go hungry, so why would you leave your cat alone?

As a responsible cat owner, you have three choices for being sure your kitten stays healthy while you're away from home:

Pet Connection Announces February Community Events

Pet Connection Announces February Community Events

Pet Connection Programs Inc., a nonprofit maternity and special care animal shelter located in Marilla, has several community events planned during the month of February. Thanks to fundraising events like these and a group of dedicated volunteers, the shelter has been helping animals find great homes in Western New York since 1984.

On Friday, February 4, Pet Connection volunteers and puppies will be at M&T Bank in East Aurora. Volunteers and pups will also be at the Walden Galleria in Cheektowaga from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. on three Saturdays, February 5, 19 and 26.

Amherst/Clarence/Williamsville Pet Blog: Help Your Dog Get the Best Rest

Amherst/Clarence/Williamsville Pet Blog: Help Your Dog Get the Best Rest

by The team at Fido Dog Treats

Amherst/Clarence/Williamsville Pet Blog: Get Your Dog to Help You With Your New Year's Resolution

Amherst/Clarence/Williamsville Pet Blog: Get Your Dog to Help You With Your New Year's Resolution

by The team at Fido Dog Treats

Amherst/Clarence/Williamsville Pet Blog: When a Dog Rolls Over, Belly in the Air

Amherst/Clarence/Williamsville Pet Blog:  When a Dog Rolls Over, Belly in the Air

This can be a sign of submission (even a sign of full-on fear) to another dog. If a dog does this to a person it can also be submissiveness or apprehension or it might also be a way of asking to have her belly rubbed!

by Tracie Hotchner, author of The Dog Bible

Radio show host and pet expert Tracie Hotchner is theauthor of The Dog Bible and The Cat Bible. Click here to follow her onTwitter.

Laura Stauffiger is the proprietor of Laura’s Critter Care, an in your home pet sitting and dog walking service in Amherst, and a member of Pet Sitters International and PetsitUSA. For more information, visit her website or send an email

Amherst/Clarence/Williamsville Pet Blog: The Most Popular Pet Names of 2010

Amherst/Clarence/Williamsville Pet Blog:  The Most Popular Pet Names of 2010

The nation's most popular pet names for 2010 were announced today. According to pet insurance company VPI, the top ten dog names are as follows:

 

1.    Bella

2.    Bailey

3.    Max

4.    Lucy

5.    Molly

6.    Buddy

7.    Maggie  

8.    Daisy

9.    Charlie

10. Sophie

 

Amherst/Clarence/Williamsville Pet Blog: January is Train your Dog Month!

Amherst/Clarence/Williamsville Pet Blog:  January is Train your Dog Month!

January is Train your Dog Month!

Dog owners should see how simple and fun training can be, and how patience, consistency and a deeper understanding of a dog’s behavior can lead to happier, healthier and harmonious households. This month the ADPT wants to promote training methods that are kind, gentle and have an emphasis on building a relationship with your dog.

Your local Certified Dog Trainer can offer you a selection of different training services

Private Dog Training Classes – Private lessons are suitable for dog owners who, due to time constraints or certain dog behavioral issues, do not find class training a viable option.

Group Training Courses – Dog Trainers offer a minimum of 11 different Dog Training group classes to meet the needs of you and your dog.