Statistics showing that dogs and cats have lower heart attack survival rates than humans compelled experts to come up with new guidelines for CPR for our pets.
Anakin was rescued when he showed up to eat at a feral colony feeding station known to his new Mom. He has no other known medical issues and walks with his front legs, using his tail for balance. A video shows this special boy walking to follow a toy.
Garfield is 40 Lbs of Love, But… . Garfield is the latest and largest overweight cat to end up at a shelter when their owner died or became too infirm to care for them. Garfield’s caregivers at North Shore Animal League have taken the opportunity to write about the problem of and solutions to feline obesity.
Burmese cats, along with several other breeds, can inherit a muscle weakness, called Burmese hypokalaemia, which is caused by low levels of blood potassium.
Sponge Bob weighed in at a very hefty 33 pounds when he came to Animal Haven in Lower Manhattan in April. He has dropped 3 pounds and is getting moving with moderate exercise.
The Federal Emergency Management Agency has worked with the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, the American Kennel Club, the American Veterinary Medical Association and the Humane Society of the United States to develop these pet-preparedness guidelines.
Have a pet-supply kit ready, including:
Pet food for three days in an airtight, waterproof container and bowls
Water for three days; Pet medicines and first aid supplies
Collar (with ID tags firmly secured), harness or sturdy leash
Important documents such as registration, adoption papers, vaccination and medical records in a plastic bag or waterproof container
Travel crate or other pet carrier
Cat litter, litter box, paper towels, newspapers, plastic trash bags and cleaning supplies
Photos of you and your pet together for identification purposes
Familiar items such as toys, treats and blankets.
The single most important thing you can do to protect your pets is to take them with you if you must evacuate. Animals left behind in a disaster can easily be lost or injured. If evacuation is necessary, consider friends or family outside the area who can take in you and your pet.
Other options may include a pet-friendly hotel or motel. If your only evacuation option is a Red Cross or other publicly run shelter, be aware that not all shelters are equipped or designed to accept non-service animals. Consider boarding your animals at a kennel or veterinary hospital before going to a public shelter.
Plan with neighbors, friends or relatives to evacuate your pet for you if you are unable to do so yourself. Talk with them about your evacuation plans and pet supply kit.
Consult your veterinarian and consider microchipping your pet. These permanent implants may be invaluable if you and your pets are separated.
After the disaster, don’t allow your pets to roam loose. Familiar landmarks and smells may have been changed by the disaster and your pet could become disoriented or lost.
FEMA’s mission is to support our citizens and first responders to ensure that as a nation we work together to build, sustain, and improve our capability to prepare for, protect against, respond to, recover from, and mitigate all hazards.
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May is Pet Cancer Awareness Month, a time to spread awareness of the symptoms of cancer in dogs and cats.
A shelter says that some cats have gotten sick and died from eating pet food associated with the salmonella recalls of several brands made at a plant in Gaston, SC. An inspection of the plant found unhealthful conditions.
Nestle Purina Voluntarily Recalls Single Lot of Therapeutic Canned Cat Food Due to A Low Level of Thiamine (Vitamin B1)
The latest cat food recall covers one lot of the brand’s specialty overweight management canned food available through vets. Read more for lot identification and contact information details.
As the two national leaders in their fields embark on a medical care partnership, senior students will get valuable experience while greater Seattle’s shelter cats and dogs will benefit from spay/neuter services and medical care.
What steps should we take when our pet’s food is recalled? This checklist gives tips to keep pets safe and ease their transition to a different brand.
Poor, sweet Meow is just 2 years old but weighs over 39 pounds and can barely get around. His 87 year old owner recently gave him up, and now he is getting help thanks to the Santa Fe Animal Shelter & Humane Society.