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Pets Make Powerful Partners in Weight Loss

 Pets Make Powerful Partners in Weight Loss

 

(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!)

Lives. Homes. Furniture. Even beds. People share a lot when a dog or cat is part of the family. Unfortunately, one trait that far too many owners and pets have in common is excess weight. In fact, two-thirds of U.S. adults and 55 percent of U.S. pets are considered overweight, according to the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, 2009-2010, and the Association for Pet Obesity Prevention, 2012 Pet Obesity Study.

Pet Connection to Hold Donation Drive at Petco

Pet Connection to Hold Donation Drive at Petco

 

Pet Connection Programs Inc., a nonprofit special care and maternity shelter for dogs and cats located in Marilla, will hold a supply and donation drive from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday, July 20, at the Petco store located at 330 Orchard Park Road, West Seneca. 

Items urgently needed at the shelter include Science Diet dry puppy food, canned puppy and cat food (without gravy), cat treats, flea and tick prevention (K9 Advantix or Frontline Plus), bleach, dog and puppy collars, and cash donations. Donations are tax-deductible and receipts will be provided. 

Visit Pet Connection’s Booth at the Erie County Fair

Visit Pet Connection’s Booth 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. 7-18, and pick up one of the shelter’s popular pet totes packed with goodies for man’s best friend! Pet Connection will once again be located in the Fair’s Bazaar Building.

Natural, Balanced and Beyond: Making Sense of Dog Food Labels

Natural, Balanced and Beyond: Making Sense of Dog Food Labels

 

(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!)

Dogs are man's best friend, so it's only natural to want to give him the best care, from the veterinarian he goes to right down to the food you put in his bowl every day. But in a world filled with an ever-expanding array of choices, it can be hard to make sense of it all. However, getting to know the meaning behind the labels you see at the pet store will make it easier to give your four-legged friend the food he deserves.

Keep Your Pets Safe in Your Vehicle

Keep Your Pets Safe in Your Vehicle

 

(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!)

Most dogs love to go for a car ride, but it's up to their owners to ensure they ride along safely. We've all seen dogs sitting on a passenger's lap or unrestrained in the back seat, so just as we've learned the importance of securing children when riding in a car, we also need to focus on pet safety.

Elmwood-Bidwell Farmers Market Lists July 13 Events

Elmwood-Bidwell Farmers Market Lists July 13 Events

 

The Elmwood-Bidwell Farmers Market, a popular Western New York tradition featuring nearly 40 vendors selling fresh, seasonal and local produce and products, is open for the 2013 season! Hours at the open-air market, a program of the Elmwood Village Association, are 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. every Saturday, rain or shine. 

Adopting a Pet: How to Choose Your Best Match

Adopting a Pet: How to Choose Your Best Match

(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!)

Adopting a pet, whether it’s a giant dog or tiny kitten, is a big decision that requires a lifelong commitment — but when you find the right fit, adopting a pet also provides a life full of love. If you’re considering adoption, here are a few things to keep in mind:

1. Space: Do you have a big backyard? Different types of dogs and cats require different amounts of exercise and space. Take into consideration the size of your home as part of our decision to adopt.