During coronavirus closures, what happens to animal shelters?

During coronavirus closures, what happens to animal shelters?

If adopting or fostering isn't something you can do, the organization recommends donating supplies to both animal shelters and other organizations like human food banks.Similar to HSUS' recommendations, Lacey suggests reaching out to your local shelters to see if they need help fostering or adopting animals.

Meet Hulk, the lime green puppy taking the internet by storm

Meet Hulk, the lime green puppy taking the internet by storm

Although Stamey was initially “freaked out a little bit” by Hulk’s color, she remembered seeing a Facebook post from years ago in which someone posted a similar story about their dog, and said that the coloring was not harmful to the puppies.

Salmonella Oranienburg outbreak states linked to pet turtles

Salmonella Oranienburg outbreak states linked to pet turtles

An outbreak of salmonella infections across 13 states, so far, has been linked to contact with pet turtles.An outbreak of 21 cases of salmonella infections across 13 states has been linked to contact with turtles.

6 Dogs Perish in Canada after Being Left in a Hot Car

6 Dogs Perish in Canada after Being Left in a Hot Car

A search that had been underway for six missing dogs in Langley, British Columbia came to an end recently, after a dog walker admitted that the missing dogs had actually passed away in her hot car on May 13th.

This Year’s Hero Dog Award Goes to… a Cat?

This Year’s Hero Dog Award Goes to… a Cat?

The Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals in Los Angeles gives out the “Hero Dog” award every year; however, this year the winner was not a dog at all, reported Barbara Campbell of NPR.Some of us might remember Tara, a Tabby from Bakersfield, CA.

Confidence comes with early socialisation

Confidence comes with early socialisation

Socialisation for dogs isn’t the same thing as humans interacting with one another. If your pet shows signs of tremors, diarrhoea, take him/her to your veterinarian for immediate medical attention.

Banned food for cats

Banned food for cats

Chocolates : Theobromine, a chemical compound found in chocolates, is toxic for cats and can cause seizures, tremors, abnormal heart beat, even death. If your pet shows signs of tremors, diarrhoea, take him/her to your veterinarian for immediate medical attention.

Can Humans Get Fleas: What to Do If You Find Fleas or Flea Bites

Can Humans Get Fleas: What to Do If You Find Fleas or Flea Bites

Second, humans aren’t hairy enough to provide ample hiding coverage or the warm environment that dog fleas seek in a home. This is important to remember because adult fleas may emerge into the environment a considerable time after you apply insecticides in your home.

Giving Pets as Gifts: The Do’s and Don’ts

Giving Pets as Gifts: The Do’s and Don’ts

This makes the idea of buying a pet quite useless, don’t you think? I understand that some people want a particular breed of dog, and I don’t condemn that. That said, if you really want to gift pets, please consider adopting instead of buying.

5 Myths About Tick and Flea Season Busted

5 Myths About Tick and Flea Season Busted

So many, in fact, that many pet parents don’t know the whole truth and nothing but the truth when it comes to controlling fleas and ticks on dogs and cats. Myth 3: City pets don’t need flea and tick prevention.

Be careful of puppy poop – it can make you sick

Be careful of puppy poop – it can make you sick

The other 27 had either bought a Petland puppy, shopped at Petland or visited someone who had purchased a puppy from Petland, the CDC report says.Infected dogs may or may not show signs of illness, such as diarrhoea, vomiting, or a fever, so it's important to take precautions when around dogs, the CDC says.To prevent catching campylobacter from dogs, the CDC advises that you:Wash your hands thoroughly after touching dogs, their poop, or their food.

How to Treat Ear Mites in Dogs

How to Treat Ear Mites in Dogs

Ear mites are spread by physical contact between animals and are more common in cats. Many of the same medications used to prevent fleas and ticks also kill ear mites. How to Prevent Ear Mites in Dogs

Whipworms In Dogs: Symptoms and Treatment

Whipworms In Dogs: Symptoms and Treatment

These eggs typically are found in dogs, foxes and coyotes, and, once hatched, live in the colon or large intestine of their host, says Dr. Marrinson, a member of the board of directors for the Companion Animal Parasite Council (CAPC).

How to Get Your Pet Ready for the Summer

How to Get Your Pet Ready for the Summer

Should your pet wander off, a common occurrence in the summer months, having an ID tag, a GPS tracker, and a microchip is an important way to help ensure your pet returns to you, safe and sound.