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Lyme Disease Prevention: How to Remove a Tick

Lyme Disease Prevention: How to Remove a Tick

 

(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!)

Lyme disease is an emerging infectious disease in the United States and Canada, and the risk is increasing. Those engaging in outdoor activities like golfing, camping, hunting, fishing, hiking, property maintenance and outdoor workers such as park officers and surveyors should be on the lookout for black-legged ticks. They could be carrying the bacterium that causes Lyme disease. Pet owners also need to be aware of these pesky critters.

Support Pet Connection Programs Inc. at the Erie County Fair

Support Pet Connection Programs Inc. at the Erie County Fair

 

Animal lovers across Western New York are encouraged to visit the Pet Connection Programs Inc. booth at the Erie County Fair, Aug. 6-17, and pick up one of the shelter’s popular Doggy Bags or Tabby Totes packed with goodies for your favorite four-legged friend! Pet Connection will once again be located in the Fair’s Bazaar Building.

Bird Feeding Faux Pas? Five Easy, No-fret Fixes

Bird Feeding Faux Pas? Five Easy, No-fret Fixes

 

(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!)

Fabulous food, pretty presentation and attention to detail can earn you a reputation as an amazing host among your human guests. But when you serve your feathered friends, are you committing a feeding faux pas that you fear may prove unforgivable?

Smart Ways to Make the Most of Summer with Your Pets

Smart Ways to Make the Most of Summer with Your Pets

 

(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!)

With warmer weather now here, it's time to get smart about making the most of summer with your pet. To keep pets energetic and active during the summer months, take a proactive approach to protecting them from health hazards.

Understanding Heat-triggered Pet Threats

Dispelling Three Myths Can Lead to Better Care for Your Dog

Dispelling Three Myths Can Lead to Better Care for Your Dog

 

(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!)

Your furry pal is your best friend in the world and there's nothing you wouldn't do for him or her. In fact, many people go above and beyond for their dogs. A recent Western Financial Group study showed that six in 10 individuals always buy their pet a birthday or Christmas present – and nearly one in three consider their dog to be a family member.

Bringing Pets Into the U.S.? Careful Planning is Required

Bringing Pets Into the U.S.? Careful Planning is Required

 

(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!)

Relocating to the United States requires a lot of time and attention to detail. Obtaining visas, work permits, securing housing and transportation — in addition to packing and making travel arrangements — can be overwhelming. While many people understand that four-legged friends are often considered to be members of the family, bringing the family pets to the United States also requires a lot of planning and effort. 

Making a Connection Between Your Pet and Your Date

Making a Connection Between Your Pet and Your Date

 

(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 you’ve made a “love connection” and feel it’s time to introduce your two-legged companion to your four-legged friend, here are a few tips from PetSmart Charities and Match, the world’s largest dating website. They have teamed up to reveal the important role that pets play in our dating lives.

Start with a Photo Session