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Caution | Don’t Leave Pets in Cars In Hot Weather

Caution | Don’t Leave Pets in Cars In Hot Weather

In light of the area's recent heat wave, the SPCA reminds citizens not to leave pets in hot cars, and to report it if you see someone else doing it.

As seasonal temperatures rise around the Bay Area, the SPCA (Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals) and animal care activists are advising pet owners to be extra careful when leaving dogs or other pets locked inside vehicles.

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Dog that stood guard over body of another is reunited with family

Dog that stood guard over body of another is reunited with family

A loyal Labrador retriever named Maggie, who was videotaped as she guarded the body of a yellow Lab hit and killed by a car in Southern California, was reunited with her family Monday.

A good Samaritan saw what was happening on Hacienda Boulevard in La Puente last Wednesday, called officers, put traffic cones around the dogs and took the video that touched hearts across the country as it made its way around the Internet.

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United Airlines | Enhanced PetSafe program

United Airlines | Enhanced PetSafe program

PetSafe Program helps keep your animals safe and comfortable during travel

United Airlines understand the concern their customers have about their animals’ safety and well-being during travel and are committed to providing a safe and comfortable travel experience for everyone, furry friends included.

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FEMA | Storms Pet Readiness

FEMA | Storms Pet Readiness

Caring for Animals

If you are like millions of animal owners nationwide, your pet is an important member of your household. Unfortunately, animals are also affected by disaster.

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Preparing for Pets when Dangerous Weather hits

Preparing for Pets when Dangerous Weather hits

Consider preparing an emergency supply kit for your pets in case of tornadoes or other severe weather.

 

 

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Strongsville Veterinarian Recommends Routine Pet Dental Care

Strongsville Veterinarian Recommends Routine Pet Dental Care

STRONGSVILLE, OH, Mar 29, 2012 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) — Crossroads Animal Hospital in Strongsville, OH is recommending routine dental care for pets. The animal hospital provides annual dental checkups, professional cleanings, oral surgery and emergency extractions. The hospital utilizes digital x-rays for diagnosing oral disease and dental conditions, such as chipped or cracked teeth, impacted teeth and tooth decay. According to veterinarian Dr. Jeff Peacock, the majority of dogs aged three years and older suffer from periodontal disease. Without proper treatment, this preventable condition can lead to serious internal health complications. Dr. Peacock is urging pet owners in the Strongsville, Middleburg Heights, North Royalton and Berea communities to ensure that their pets receive proper dental and wellness care.

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Plastic Easter Grass: A Danger to Pets

Plastic Easter Grass: A Danger to Pets

With Easter just around the corner, have you started shopping for items to fill your child’s Easter basket? If so, this is a good time to remind those with pets in the home to be careful when using the popular plastic Easter “grass” to fill that basket. Like Christmas tinsel, pets are not able to digest these plastic strands, and it can bunch up in your pet’s digestive tract causing intestinal blockages which may require surgery.  Strands of the grass can actually get wrapped around the base of your pet’s tongue causing injury. While plastic Easter grass can be a hazard to dogs or cats, it is especially enticing to cats that are drawn to play with the strands.

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