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ADOPTING A CAT?  WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW

 

If you are considering adoption of a cat please check out these links for some food for thought! Adopting a new pet is serious business and should be considered thoughtfully with consideration of the the animal for it's entire life. These are some important things to think on and can help you in your decision.

ADOPTING A CAT

How Long is a Lifetime?
Going the Distance
The Perfect Cat Owner

 

 

 

SUMMER HEALTH ALERT: HOT TIPS TO KEEP PETS COOL

 

Dogs and cats can suffer from the same problems that humans do--overheating, dehydration and even sunburn--when the mercury rises. By taking these simple precautions, you can keep your animal companions happy and healthy in the hot weather:

  • Exercise your dog in the cool of the early morning or evening--never when it's especially hot or humid. Take care not to let your dog stand on hot asphalt, as his sensitive paw pads can easily burn.
  • Has your pooch got a particularly heavy coat? Help prevent him from overheating by cutting his hair to a one-inch length. Never trim your pet's coat to the skin--that can rob him of his protection from the sun.
  • Provide plenty of shade and cool, clean water for animals kept outdoors, but bring your cat or dog inside during the hottest part of the day, and let him rest in a cool part of the house.
  • Never leave your animal alone in a vehicle. Overheating can be fatal. Even with the doors open, a parked automobile can quickly become a furnace.
  • Some animals need extra special care in hot weather, especially those who are elderly and overweight or have heart or lung disease. Certain breeds of dogs, including pugs, bulldogs, Lhasa apsos and shih tzus, also need extra attention on hot days. If your pet is showing signs of heat stroke or exhaustion, take him to your veterinarian immediately.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Our Pet of the Month

Tigger

 
 

Our Shelter Cat of the Month

Mary Lou

 
 
 

 

 

 

 
 
 
 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

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