Thanksgiving Tips for your Pets

Thanksgiving is just around the corner and if you have pets at home, you know that you will be getting the sad eyes all day. Before you give in to them, please read our list of foods that although taste scrumptious, are really bad for your pets. Please DO NOT give your pets any of the food on this list: Turkey Bones, Turkey Skin, & Turkey Drippings. Skin and drippings contain lots of fat which can cause pancreatitis, a painful condition in your pet. Cooked bones can splinter and can create a choking hazard or become lodged in the intestines. Stuffing. Stuffing typically contains onions, garlic, & other spices, that in large amounts can be toxic to your pet. Alcohol. I know that you don’t intentionally give your pets alcohol(at least I hope not), but please keep an eye on where you and your guests place their drinks. Keep them out of […]

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Cold Weather & Strays, How to Help Them.

It is getting colder here in New England and while your pets will be in a nice warm home, there are many that will be on the streets this winter. If you are anything like Chris you probably want to help them stay warm and dry, but you, unlike Chris, do not want to bring them into your home. We talked with our shelter friends and the #1 response was to make an outdoor shelter. Here is how to make one: To make the shelter that is in the picture you will need an old styrofoam cooler with a lid, a plastic tote with a lid big enough to hold the cooler, straw, Duct Tape, and a utility knife. Step 1. Cut a hole in the side of the cooler large enough for a cat to fit through. Step 2. Place cooler inside the tote, on the outside of the plastic tote, find […]

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