FREE Rescue Alert Sticker for your Home

October 18, 2018

FREE and almost free rescue alert stickers! You download them, print them, add your info and put in a window or on your front door. Or order them online for a small fee.

Baseline of 2017 Veterinary Costs for Services

December 10, 2017

It’s sometimes the fear of the unknown that keeps us from doing some things. Taking our pets to the vet is no exception. It can be expensive, I know.

Flea Meds Dosage Chart

Flea Med Dosages for Cats & Dogs

September 25, 2016

Dosing guide for cats and dogs for several common flea medications.

Dogs in cars in summer: bad idea!

How long does it take for a car to get HOT?

July 12, 2016

Yep, it’s that time of the year in the northern hemisphere: summer. And without fail, there are people who somehow feel that their dog will be just fine in the car with the window cracked because they won’t be gone long. Well… that just ain’t so! Tests have shown that cracking windows open does not decrease […]

Treat or Poison to Cats

January 22, 2016

This Treat vs Poison infographic shows you which common snacks may be harming your cat, and highlights a few healthy options you may not have considered before. Source: Vet Medic

10 Fun Cat Facts

Fun Cat Facts

November 2, 2015

Did you know that there are more than 73 million domesticated cats in the United States and more than 500 million worldwide?

Is Fruit Safe For Dogs?

Can Your Dog Safely Eat These Fruits?

October 29, 2015

Did you know that many of the fruits you eat can also be given as treats to your dog? Just cut it up into pea-sized pieces for a healthy, low-calorie snack.

De-worming Your Dog

De-worming Dogs

September 18, 2015

Ever wonder which wormer kills what worm? If you know what specific parasite is affecting your dogs, you don’t need to spend the money on a broad spectrum dewormer when a specific anthelmintic will suffice. Why attack something that isn’t there? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . […]

Boogee, my deaf boy

Deaf Dog Humor

August 25, 2015

I stumbled over this list of things owners of deaf dogs know all too well, but maybe didn’t realize about themselves. You Know You Have A Deaf Dog When … Your dog ignores you by turning his head. Your dog doesn’t care if her favorite toy has a squeaky or not. Your dog likes to […]

Treat vs poison for dogs

Treat or Poison for your Dog

August 22, 2015

This Treat vs Poison infographic shows you which common snacks may be harming your dog, and highlights a few healthy options you may not have considered before. Source: Vet Medic

Is my dog dehydrated?

Is My Dog Dehydrated?

July 27, 2015

Signs of Dehydration in Dogs Dehydration occurs when the total body water is less than normal. Usually it involves loss of both water and electrolytes, which are minerals such as sodium, chloride and potassium. Dehydration is caused by either a lack of food or water intake or an increase in water loss through illness or […]

Dosages for Dogs of Human Medicines

Dosages for Dogs of Human Medicines

July 16, 2015

Some human medicines can be used for dogs and cats. You can see a list here. For use in dogs, here are a few human meds and the dosage to use for dogs. Always check with your veterinarian before administering any drugs to your pets. Medicine Canine Dosage Used for Buffered Aspirin 5 mg per […]

Simpson's dog Santas Little Helper and cat Snowball

Late Night Home Treatments

July 3, 2015

This information is meant as a guide for you in an urgent or late-night situation.  It is not meant to replace the examination and diagnosis of a veterinarian.  These treatments are generally safe when administered as described, but may not be appropriate in every case.  Use this information at your own discretion. Vomiting – Remove food bowl […]

How to pick a Pet Sitter

How to Pick the Right Pet Sitter

July 1, 2015

What to do with your pets when you go out of town or are away from an extended amount of time? The simplest — and least stressful — is to do nothing with them. Leave them home in the environment they know the best and have help come to them. Hire a pet sitter! But how […]

What Not To Feed Your Pets

February 12, 2015

It’s so easy to give your pets a bite of what you’re eating, but many foods can make animals sick, and it’s important to know the foods you should avoid. Click image to view larger version. Right click to download it.   This infographic provided courtesy of GoCompare.com.

Home Treatment of Diarrhea in Cats

Home Treatment of Diarrhea in Cats

January 22, 2015

Note: If your cat appears to be in distress or severely depressed, you should seek IMMEDIATE veterinary attention. Episodes of mild diarrhea/soft stools lasting no more than a few days are not unusual. If your cat is eating and alert, there is no cause for alarm. Switch to a bland diet and feed a normal […]

Fast Eddie

12 Homeopathic Remedies For Your Dog

October 13, 2014

Homeopathic remedies number in the thousands and are made from anything and everything. But you only need to learn some of the rules of homeopathy and have about a dozen remedies to be off and running. You may want to go out and purchase these commonly used remedies to have on hand in case the […]

Top 10 Reasons Dogs and Cats go to the Vet

Top 10 Reasons Dogs & Cats to Visit the Veterinarian

October 12, 2014

Dogs Skin Allergies Ear Infection Non-cancerous Skin Mass Skin Infection Arthritis Upset Stomach/Vomiting Upset/Diarrhea Periodontitis/Dental Disease Bladder or Urinary Tract Disease Soft Tissue Trauma (Bruise or Contusion) Cats Bladder or Urinary Tract Disease Periodontitis/Dental Disease Chronic Kidney Disease Excessive Thyroid Hormone Upset Stomach/Vomiting Diabetes Intestinal Upset/Diarrhea Lymphoma Upper Respiratory Infection Skin Allergies Resource: Vet Practice […]

Canine diarrhea

Treating Your Dog’s Diarrhea

October 4, 2014

Most of the time, diarrhea is caused by a dietary indiscretion or stressful circumstances, and is self-limiting. Diarrhea is not a disease; rather, it is a symptom of a dysfunction of the gastrointestinal tract (GIT).

Feline constipation remedies

Feline Constipation Remedies

September 20, 2014

Untreated cat constipation can lead to a chronic problem called megacolon, where the colon abnormally dilates and becomes too enlarged. As a result, the colon loses its ability to contract, which can cause obstipation – a complete blockage. To avoid health complications in your pet, consider the following home remedies for cat constipation: 1. Pumpkin […]

Treating canine constipation

Simple Canine Constipation Remedies

September 19, 2014

Having recently been through this, I researched remedies for canine constipation and here’s what I found (in no particular order). Select ONE remedy to try. The combination of remedies can cause things to go the other way and create severe diarrhea which could result in dehydration. If the problem continues for more than a few days, if there’s blood […]

Scoring your Dog’s Poop

September 12, 2014

Okay, this is dog poop — up close and personal. So be forewarned before you scroll down any further. The image may be more graphic than you want to view, but it will help you better understand what you are seeing. So, here we go: Sample #1 is from a constipated dog. It’s a little […]

Foods That Are Dangerous To Dogs

It wasn’t canine cancer after all!

February 3, 2013

A few months ago, Bosco stopped eating and started losing weight. This behavior continued and he began to lose weight to the point that I decided to force feed him: Gerber’s #2 baby food.

SCAM! Registered Paint in Florida is Looking for a New Home

November 2, 2012

We received an email about David Brian who is moving from Florida to DC for a job and he is unable to take his horse — a registered Paint — due to his housing situation in DC.

Financial Help for Vet Bills & Pet Food Resources

October 10, 2012

list of organizations offer resources and assistance to dog and cat owners looking for help with vet bills or pet food.

Indika

Homeless Based on WHAT She Looks Like

September 3, 2012

Indika was picked up and taken to the Brant County SPCA. Because she “looks” like a Pit Bull type dog, she falls under Ontario’s Breed Specific Legislation (BSL) which bans her from living in the province of Ontario. Her owner came forward to claim her, but because he had no paperwork that would indicate her breed, he was not allowed to take her home.

Rufus has left the building!

May 30, 2012

Well, after a mix-up yesterday did not free him, the folks from Angels of Fur returned to DeWitt today to spring Rufus from the DeWitt Animal Hospital in New York. You may remember from our post yesterday that Rufus was found covered in fleas and mange on the streets of Syracuse — alone. And to […]

Rufus: A Deaf Dog’s Journey from Shelter to Forever Home

May 28, 2012

The Beginning Tomorrow, after the DeWitt Animal Hospital in DeWitt, NY opens, a member of Angels of Fur will be there to pick up Rufus. An American Bulldog/Pit Bull Terrier mix, Rufus was brought into the shelter by animal control after he was found wandering the streets of Syracuse. He had fleas and a case […]

10 “Poison pills” for pets

April 10, 2012

Anyone who takes medication prescribed for someone else puts themselves at risk of illness or even death – and this applies to your pets, too! Although there are many medications used in both animals and people, the effects, doses needed, and other things aren’t always the same.

Retired race horses are looking for a new home

March 3, 2012

In the past 18 months we have found homes for almost 100 horses. But with slaughter being legalized I have to really vet where the horses are going. So I thought I would start networking out with like minded people.

Snakebites and dogs

February 27, 2012

Snake bites tend to occur on the pet’s head or neck. Bites involving the trunk of the body have a poorer prognosis.

Eating horse manure can be dangerous to your dog

February 25, 2012

Have you ever stopped to consider that the ivermectin you use to treat your horses for parasites could be dangerous to dogs that eat horse manure? We know how dogs love horse manure. So in hindsight, it makes sense that ivermectin in horse manure could pose a danger… and here is one such story.

Update: What a difference!

December 27, 2011

The animal communicator was consulted for one more conversation. We wanted to know where she wanted to live and what she would like to be called.

Looking for a miracle. Dogs’ owner passed away suddenly.

December 27, 2011

We are writing to see if you can help spread the word for these two precious dogs who so badly need our help. Gracie is a 10-year-old Yellow Lab and Sam is a 6-year-old Chesapeake Bay Retriever. They are docile, well behaved, housebroken and good with other animals.

Prissy is looking for a new home

December 5, 2011

In October, a trucker was killed in a freak, but fiery crash on I-10 in Houston. This man was the son-in-law of Prissy’s owner. Her owner’s daughter was a couple months pregnant with their second child at the time. She is due to give birth in April and Prissy’s owner plans to be there with her, staying for a while.

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