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Woof-worthy Dog Words

Woof-worthy Dog Words

(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!)

The average dog knows 167 words, but there are 10 that woof loudest, according to Bruce Littlefield, author of “The Bedtime Book for Dogs” (Grand Central Publishing). 

10. “No” seems to be the second word every dog learns. The first is his name.

9. “Walk” becomes a crucial part of every dog’s day and something dogs look forward to.

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Dogs Foster Activity While Improving Vascular Health

Dogs Foster Activity While Improving Vascular Health

(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!)

Man's best friend provides more than mere companionship. Dogs encourage humans to exercise daily — rain or shine.

“The need to take a daily walk provides dog owners with a great form of exercise,” said Leila Mureebe, a member of the Society for Vascular Surgery.  “Exercise is good for the body's blood supply, for maintaining proper body weight and for controlling blood pressure.”

Rescue Groups from Across WNY are Expecting ... Kittens!

Rescue Groups from Across WNY are Expecting ... Kittens!

Kitten season is in full swing, and to help find homes for the cuddly kittens in their care, the partner organizations of the Maddie’s® Pet Rescue Project are hosting a Kitten Shower on June 25, 2011.  The City of Buffalo Animal Shelter, HEART, SPCA Serving Erie County, and Ten Lives Club will be present at the Galleria Mall on the lower level near the Apple Store from 11:00am - 2:00pm.  Scores of cats will be available in all ages and colors.

Presently overwhelmed with kittens, the Maddie’s® Project partners need to work quickly to place them in loving homes.  Those adopters who bring a “gift” to the shower, such as towels, scratchers, or plastic carriers, will receive a reduced adoption fee.  Fees, which will vary by organization, include the cost of spay/neuter surgery and vaccinations. 

All Breed Dog Wash-Bubble Bath Spa Day

All Breed Dog Wash-Bubble Bath Spa Day

 

Are You Taking Care of Your Small Dog’s Teeth?

Are You Taking Care of Your Small Dog’s Teeth?

(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!)

While Labradors have topped the American Kennel Club's list of popular dogs for more than two decades, small dogs are gaining ground. Out of the top 10 breeds, four — Yorkshire terriers, Dachshunds, Poodles (the category includes standards and miniatures) and Shih Tzus — are small breeds. 

Dog Contest to Highlight Pet Connection’s July Community Events

Dog Contest to Highlight Pet Connection’s July Community Events

Pet Connection Programs Inc., a nonprofit maternity and special care animal shelter located in Marilla, has several community events planned throughout the month of July. The shelter has been placing animals into loving homes throughout Western New York since 1984.

From 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, July 9, 16 and 30, Pet Connection volunteers will be at the new Lancaster Outdoor Market located in the Aurora Street parking lot between Broadway and Pleasant Avenue. While at the market on July 30, Pet Connection will host a fun day of dog contests, including best trick, ugliest dog and best dog and owner lookalike. Contest registration will take place from 8 to 9 a.m., with the competition beginning at 10 a.m. There is a $5 entry per contest, and great prizes will be awarded.

Five Important Facts About Heartworm

Five Important Facts About Heartworm

(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!)

With warm weather here, pets as well as people are spending more time outdoors. But is your pet protected from one of the most common — and deadly — diseases?