Spaying and neutering your pets is very important. Veterinarians have been recommending spaying and neutering dogs and cats by six months of age for quite some time. Today, there are several opinions about spaying and neutering pets, particularly dogs, before 12 months of age.
Animal Shelter Fund grant applications are now available
The fund provides financial assistance to nonprofit animal welfare agencies throughout the Hudson Valley. Since inception, over $32,000 has been awarded to support a variety of capital and project expenses for several nonprofit animal organizations in the region.
In most cases, dogs and cats deliver their puppies or kittens without issues. However, there are rare situations when delivery does not go as planned.
A very interesting case came into my office recently, and alerted me to an issue that may be of note to cat owners in the area.
Definitely more than just “old age,” veterinarians are seeing equine Cushing’s disease, or Pituitary Pars Intermedia Dysfunction (PPID) as it is also known, more frequently now that advances in veterinary medicine are allowing our equine friends to live longer lives.
In recent years, pain management has become a greater concern of pet owners as well as veterinarians. Even looking back 10 years, pain management was not a topic of conversation for veterinarians or pet owners. Today it’s a different story.
For the past several years, large pet-food manufactures have been promoting “grain-free” diets for dogs and cats. The manufactures state the claim that grain-free diets are healthier, and pets who suffer from obesity, skin issues and digestive ailments would benefit from the diet change.
LIBERTY, NY — The 26th annual Pet Bird Show, hosted by the Catskill Exotic Bird Club, will be held at the Liberty Firehouse on Sunday, October 14 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. It is one of the longest-running exotic bird shows in the country.
MIDDLETOWN, NY — Pets Alive has recently established an endowment fund within the Community Foundation of Orange and Sullivan. It is a vehicle for immediate and planned gifts that will provide for the organization’s long-term sustainability and growth.
HAWLEY AND HONESDALE, PA — In late September, “Paint Your Pet” party fundraisers for the Dessin Animal Shelter will take place in Hawley and Honesdale. Pet portrait artist, painter and art instructor Jill Carletti will guide participants in painting their own pet portraits.