Thursday, October 19, 2017

California First State to Require Pet Stores to Only Sell Rescue Pets

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California Governor Jerry Brown of California signed Bill  A.B. 485 on Friday, October 14th.  The law will make it illegal for pet stores to sell dogs, cats, and rabbits from any source other than a shelter or rescue group starting in 2019.  This law is an effort to target and eliminate the puppy mill industry. 

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

How Omega 3s Can Reduce Shedding And Give Your Pet A Shiny Coat

Many dogs and cats may not be getting enough essential fatty acids from their diet, which can cause an increase in shedding and a lackluster coat. In combination with regular bathing and brushing, using Amazing Omegas can provide the essential fatty acids that will nourish  the skin and coat to bring back the shimmer and reduce shedding.  Packed in glass bottles for purity, Amazing Omegas is the best fish oil for pets, naturally processed (from sardines, anchovies and mackerel) to preserve the integrity of the oil and will give your pet a beautiful, lustrous coat.

Fall is A Wonderful Time To Enjoy Your Pet

Happy Fall…the air is getting crisp; the leaves are changing colors and the sky is blue!  Be sure your kitty has plenty of access to see the outside world!  Cats enjoy bird watching and leaf bounce too.  Spend some time cuddling with your kitty by the window and keep drapes/blinds open for great fall viewing.

Monday, October 16, 2017

How To Find Relief From Allergies for Your Pet

Fall can be an itchy time of year for cat or dog. Pets can have increased itching, ear infections, hot spots, licking and chewing. AllerEaze is nature's own "Benadryl". All-natural AllerEaze contains quercetin which can reduce your cat or dog's histamine response and take the "edge" off allergy symptoms. If your cat or dog is itching and scratching, give your pet much needed relief with AllerEaze. For more information please click here.

Make the Most Of Your Time With Your Pet

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We love our pets so much and wonder how long they will live. We all get very busy but time moves very quickly and before you know it, your puppy or kitten is now a senior.  Be sure to take time every day to show them a little affection because the time we have with them is precious, but always too short. 

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Keep Your Black Cat Safe

The month of October is a dangerous one for black cats.  Many shelters won't allow adoptions during the month out of concern the cats may be mistreated.  This scary mistreatment stems from the Middle Ages when black cats were tortured because their fur was the color of night, which was associated with witchery and evil.  Please be safe and keep your black kitty inside in a room away from trick or treaters and where there is no possibility your cat could get out by mistake.

Monday, October 9, 2017

Some Dog Myths Debunked

Here are some common myths and misconceptions about dogs which have been found to be untrue.

Myth: Dogs and cats do not mix
Ask anyone that has a mixed, multi-pet household and they would be quick to tell you this isn't the case.  There are some breeds such as huskies which have a strong prey drive and some pets that just can't get along, but there are plenty of households that have both cats and dogs living harmoniously.   Important to note: introducing younger pets as kittens and puppies have a better chance for a successful outcome.

Myth: One human year equals seven dog years
The process of determining the age comparison between a pet and a human is more complicated than simply multiplying by 7. To truly determine a pet's equivalent human age, you must consider size (smaller dogs live longer, thus age slower), breed (some breeds have shorter lifespan), and lifestyle elements (diet, activity level, healthcare, etc.) all of which factor into the calculation.

Myth: A wet nose means a healthy dog
Veterinarians have found that the dampness of the dog’s nose does not necessarily mean they are sick.  The nose could be damp because of licking and similarly could be dry to being  out in the weather (wind or sun).

Myth: Dogs will only respect their alpha
Researchers have found that the relationship within a “pack” is more like a human family vs. having a leader.  Think of the relationship with your dog as more of a parent-child relationship.  It is best to teach your pet to respect all human and pet family members, not just the alpha.