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DIY Pet Treats: Economical, Easy and Nutritious

DIY Pet Treats: Economical, Easy and Nutritious

 

(Welcome to our 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!)

Many families are struggling to find time to sit down together for a meal these days so it may seem funny that more people are making time to bake treats for their pets. But pets are gaining status in the family hierarchy, according to a Harris Interactive study. In fact, more than 90 percent of pet owners say their pets are an official member of the family. Twenty-four percent say they frequently cook specifically for their pets.

Help Your Pet Live the Good Life

Help Your Pet Live the Good Life

 

(Welcome to our 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!)

Pets bring companionship, affection and fun to the families who love them, which is why many pet owners strive to give their four-legged friends the best lives possible to help ensure they are happy and healthy. There are many ways to create a better way for your pet, including supporting local programs that enhance the lives of pets, ensuring you're feeding your cat or dog the proper nutrition, and having fun together.

Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village to Host Pet-A-Palooza

Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village to Host Pet-A-Palooza

 

Wagging tails and wet noses will fill the trails at Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village on Saturday, Aug. 24, as Pet-A-Palooza returns from 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Bring your dog along and shop for fun toys, treats and more. 

Pet-A-Palooza is a celebration of pets of all kinds, from dogs and cats to guinea pigs and reptiles. Brought to you in conjunction with Open Arms Rescue of WNY, visitors will learn about and visit local rescue organizations, and maybe even go home with a new best friend! Lectures and training sessions will also be available on-site, and the event will feature pet contests, raffles and prize giveaways.

Make Sure Rover Isn't a Driving Distraction

Make Sure Rover Isn't a Driving Distraction

 

(Welcome to our 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!)

By Glenn Cooper

Most people don't think twice about grabbing their pet and taking it for a ride in the car, to run some errands or to visit friends and family. However, with an increased focus on distracted driving and overall driving safety, there is growing concern about pets in the car.

Storage Tips Offer Pet Owners Good Food for Thought

Storage Tips Offer Pet Owners Good Food for Thought

(Welcome to our 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!)

Put your hand up if you routinely check expiration dates on the food you buy. For many of us that is just common sense. So too is properly storing food once we get it home. If you're a pet owner, though, can you say the same for the food you buy for your dog or cat?

Correct storage of pet food is extremely important to keep it fresh and to ensure the well being of your pet. Here's how:

Get the Scoop on Pet Food with these Quick Tips

Get the Scoop on Pet Food with these Quick Tips

(Welcome to our 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!)

Early fall is often associated with a return to the classroom. So as we help our kids delve back into history, math and geography, it's also a great time to consider expanding our own knowledge.

Why not start with something they don't teach in school, but which will be a big help to many of us – a little pet food 101.

Housetraining Your Puppy: Keeping Your Dog Behaved and Your Home Clean

Housetraining Your Puppy: Keeping Your Dog Behaved and Your Home Clean

 

(Welcome to our 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!)

Few things are as exciting as bringing home a new puppy. Whether a Chihuahua or Great Dane, a pup's playful antics delight people of all ages. Having a dog can bring many years of companionship and precious memories, but before you ask, "How much is that doggie in the window?" consider a few expert tips for positive housetraining.