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Identification Tags & Microchips

Posted by tlhsny on April 4, 2015 at 8:35 AM Comments comments (0)

One of the scariest moments for a pet owner is when a family dog or cat runs away. They begin to search, stopping to ask neighbors if they have seen the pet, and sharing the pet's photo and information on Facebook pages.

They will hopefully contact their local Animal Shelter or Animal Control Officer to find out if anyone has called about their missing pet, and that is when the all important question is asked:

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Hot Weather Safety Tips

Posted by tlhsny on August 6, 2012 at 11:50 AM Comments comments (0)

Everyone has to agree, it's been a truly HOT summer so far. As pet owner's, it's our responsibility to keep our pets safe and cool when the heat soars outdoors. Each year, thousands animals suffer and die from being left outdoors in the direct sun/heat, and from having access to poisonous plants, or contaminated water. The same holds true for animals that are left inside vehicles, or that are over exercised.

Here are some Summer Safety tips to keep your pets happ...

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Cold Weather Tips for Pet Owners

Posted by tlhsny on January 20, 2012 at 4:05 PM Comments comments (0)

With winter in full swing in Northern NY, we would like to offer a few simple tips to keeping your beloved pets safe and happy:

1. Do not leave dogs or cats outdoors in the cold, they are much safer indoors. When the temperature drops, the windchill can threaten an animal's life. They can get hypothermia just like humans, and this is especially true of short haired pets. Elderly and young pets are vulnerable as well, and should not be left outside in the cold unsupervised. Pets can also...

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Handy Dog First Aid Kit

Posted by tlhsny on July 31, 2010 at 5:15 PM Comments comments (0)

It's important to keep an emergency dog first-aid kit on hand for when your canine buddy gets hurt. If you create a kit with the proper first-aid supplies you may be able to help your dog who has to be rushed to your veterinarian's clinic. Sometimes the right supplies can ward off an emergency altogether. Here are the first-aid materials that all dog owners should have in the house (and in your vehicle for your active outdoorsy dogs):

 

1. Gauze, sterile pad...

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Cut the Cords

Posted by tlhsny on July 31, 2010 at 3:51 PM Comments comments (0)

One of our adopters recently emailed us with a scary story about one of her adopted cats.

 

One day while she was out of the house, her cat "Sneezy" got entangled in the cord on one of her window blinds. He must have been playing with the cord, and got his leg through it and kept twisting and turning to try to get free. Luckily, he's a pretty laid back cat and finally just gave up the struggle and waited for help. When his owner came home she found him all tangled and was ab...

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10 Tips to Getting Landlords to Allow Pets

Posted by tlhsny on April 24, 2009 at 6:21 PM Comments comments (0)

Attempting to find a rental apartment or house that allows pets can be very difficult. A lot of landlords have been burnt by irresponsible pet owners who have left their rentals damaged. However, due to the vacancy rates rising, many landlords are struggling to  fill their rental units. They are more likely to say "yes" to a pet now more than ever.

 

Here are 10 tips to prove your case to a landlord, so you will be able to rent and keep your pet:

 

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Rabies & What You Should Know

Posted by tlhsny on April 21, 2009 at 5:48 PM Comments comments (0)

Rabies is a deadly disease, and continues to be a problem in many parts of the United States. Rabies virus attacks the nervous system of mammals (warmblooded animals who nurse their young). This means pets, livestock, wildlife and humans are at risk. Rabies is spread mainly through bites from infected animals, but can also be passed by scratches from an infected animal, or if saliva or brain tissue comes in contact with open wounds, skin ...

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Dogs That Chase Cars, People & Other Animals

Posted by tlhsny on April 12, 2009 at 10:51 PM Comments comments (1)

It's once again Spring, and the Tri-Lakes Humane Society is beginning to receive phone calls in regards to dogs running loose, chasing people and cars.

 

If your dog is prone to chasing after cars, bicyclists, pedestrians, children or other animals, you should take the situation very seriously. Dogs have a natural "prey" drive, and that is why they love to chase after vehicles, people or other animals. Some dogs are merely trying to get the person or animal to "play" with th...

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9 Myths about Rabbits

Posted by tlhsny on April 8, 2009 at 3:12 PM Comments comments (0)

9 Myths About Rabbits

In honor of Easter, we are hoping to offer up some useful information about rabbits. There are a lot of misconceptions about rabbits out there, and that is why a lot of rabbits end up in animal shelters. Here are some of the common myths that we have heard about rabbits.

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17 Poisonous Plants

Posted by tlhsny on April 8, 2009 at 2:59 PM Comments comments (0)

The ASPCA has put together an informative video that discusses the 17 common plants that are poisonous to pets. The ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center had over 140,000 cases of pets being exposed to poisons in 2008.

 

If you believe your pet has ingested something poisonous, please contact your veterinarian immediately! You can also call the ASPCA Poison Control Center at (888) 426-4435.

 

Follow this link to the video on poisonous plants:

 

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