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Dawn Watson's Pet Tip of the Week: The Aggressive Dog

Dawn O Watson/CNBNews Contributor You love your little dog and she loves you. She is quiet, housebroken, and obedient. There’s only one thing she does that upsets you. She bites. She bites other dogs. She bites humans (except you). If she slips her harness, she will bite anyone or anything she can catch. Short of euthanasia, what are your alternatives? You can muzzle her with a box muzzle which will allow her to breathe and pant. Tie a yellow ribbon or scarf around her leash and/or harness to alert others to danger. Walk her early in the morning so there are fewer chances of others being in the vicinity. Warn others of her aggression. Since veterinarians will not remove an animal’s healthy teeth there is... Read more →


LOOKING FOR A HOME: Loki Siberian Husky / Mixed Young Male

LOKI Available for Adoption Matawan, NJ 23 miles away Organization Contact Info: Husky House 391 Rt 34 Matawan, NJ 07747 Huskyhouseinc@gmail.com http://huskyhouse.org Meet Loki. The new boy at Husky House, Loki is looking for his loving, forever home. He is very friendly, very active and full of energy. Please no homes with small animals or cats. Interested in adopting Loki? Please visit www.huskyhouse.org today to fill out an application. More about Loki Up-to-date with vaccinations Not good with cats Available date: 5/29/2020 Birth date: 10/2/2019 (not exact) Read more →


FOR ADOPTION: Kiwi Australian Shepherd Female

KIWI Available for Adoption Matawan, NJ 23 miles away Organization Contact Info: Husky House 391 Rt 34 Matawan, NJ 07747 Huskyhouseinc@gmail.com http://huskyhouse.org Meet Kiwi! Her first three years of life were spent crated at a puppy mill. She was used to just have puppies. So it’s taking a little time to adjust to being a normal dog. She is dog friendly and loves belly rubs. Kiwi will do best in a home with a secure, fenced in backyard where she can run and play. Previous dog experience required for adoption. Interested in adopting Kiwi? Please visit www.huskyhouse.org today to fill out an application. More about Kiwi Up-to-date with vaccinations Good with dogs Birth date: 6/8/2017 (not exact) Yard required Read more →


CNB PET TIPS: These Common Household Cleaners Can Actually Harm Your Pet

With a surge in household cleaner sales and a spike in Pet Poison Hotline calls, now more than ever, pet owners are concerned with toxic chemical exposure to pets. Our best friend, Peyton Gloucestercitynews.net files Over the past several months, Alex Blutinger, VMD, DACVECC, Critical Care Veterinary Specialist, BluePearl Specialty and Emergency Pet Hospital, says he's seen a rise in concerns from pet owners about the potential dangers of common household cleaning items, including hand sanitizer, bleach, and alcohol-based products. Though many of these products are often non-life-threatening, Dr. Blutinger says in large doses, they can lead to more serious issues, including vomiting, hypersalivation, abdominal pain, incoordination, and in some cases, seizures or respiratory failure.  Here are tips and advice on how to keep clean... Read more →


Dawn Watson's Pet Tip of the Week: The Myth of the "Outside Dog"

Dawn O Watson/CNBNews Contributor Generations ago people believed that pet dogs were to be kept outside to guard the homestead. Often, these guard dogs had no shelter and lived their lives at the end of a chain. Fortunately, this is no longer the case. In fact, in most states it is unlawful and stiff fines or jail time for this offense is the norm. Domesticated dogs are social animals. They crave the companionship of humans and are most often viewed as part of the family. Thankfully, the era of the outside dog has passed. If you see a dog on a chain without access to clean water and a shelter, call your local police department and report it. In many states it is illegal to... Read more →


New Method To Save All Shelter Pets

(NAPSI)—The lives of nearly 733,000 cats and dogs could be saved with the help of caring humans and an innovative Web-based platform introduced this week by Best Friends Animal Society. Envisioned as a tool to help animal lovers help their communities save more pets, the new community lifesaving dashboard combines groundbreaking data visualization technology with the most comprehensive data set on animal welfare ever published. Two years in the making, the tool crowdsources, validates and translates complex data about the dogs and cats in U.S. shelters. It brings an unprecedented level of transparency to the animal welfare movement, unlocking new opportunities for saving pets by providing a detailed picture showing precisely—on a city, state and community level—where cats and dogs need to be saved. For... Read more →


Dawn Watson's Pet Tip of the Week: Mouthing

Dawn O Watson/CNBNews Contributor When you bring a puppy home he is likely to "mouth". That term describes a young dog's habit of chewing on everything--including you! Usually, this behavior stems from the pup being removed from his mother's care before she has taught him essential manners. When a puppy is born (whelped is the technical term) she seeks her mother for everything from milk to protection. As the puppy grows older she will roughhouse with her litter mates. It is at this time, between the ages of four to eight weeks of age, that the mother teaches her puppies to be gentle, to go potty away from the bedding, and to control the instinct to bite unless the object is prey or food. When... Read more →


Pets News: Adding a Furry Friend to your Family

by Namukolo Kasumpa International Fellow, Division of Consumer & Business Education If you’ve been thinking about adding a pet to your family, now may be a good time. In addition to pets offering unconditional love, companionship, and amusement, studies have shown that the bond between people and their pets has health benefits. Regular walking or playing with pets can decrease blood pressure, cholesterol levels and triglyceride levels. Finding a pet may be a little different during the pandemic. While many shelters, rescue leagues and breeders are closed for in-person visits, many are still posting photos and videos of available animals, and hosting online meet-and-greets. But like any major decision, it pays to do your homework — especially because scammers are trying to take advantage of... Read more →


Every day in America, 2,000 dogs and cats are killed in shelters

Best Friends Every day in America, 2,000 dogs and cats are killed in shelters. That means 83 dogs or cats are killed every hour just because they don’t have safe places to call home. That’s the bad news. Peyton (CNBNews file photo) Now the good: Best Friends Animal Society and our 2,700+ partners across the country are doing something are coming together and doing something about it. Government and private shelters, small and large shelter organizations, spay/neuter organizations and people like you are coming together to save more lives faster. Imagine a world where puppy mills don’t exist. Where our shelters get the support they need. Where every pet has a home. Seem far fetched? It’s not. 35 years ago, 17 million sheltered animals were... Read more →


Pet Tip of the Week: Finding Fido

Dawn O Watson/CNBNewsnet I have addressed the steps to take if you have lost your dog. But what should a responsible person do if he or she finds a dog? If the dog is friendly check to see if he has tags. There may be an address and/or phone number listed. If he is wearing a license tag, there is probably a veterinarian’s number on it. If he is wearing a rabies tag it will usually list the county from which the rabies shot was issued. You can call your county animal shelter or animal control officer (often a police officer) and read off the number. That number is attached to a database that lists the owner. If the dog is not friendly or you... Read more →


Pet for Adoption: MEET Daddy Rocky

Daddy Rocky Siberian Husky Adult Male Available for Adoption Matawan, NJ 23 miles away Organization Contact Info: Husky House 391 Rt 34 Matawan, NJ 07747 Huskyhouseinc@gmail.com http://huskyhouse.org Meet Rocky! Rescued along with Momma Pelusa and his puppies, Rocky is looking for his loving, forever home. He is super sweet and friendly. Prior Siberian Husky experience a must for adoption. Please no homes with small animals or cat. Interested in adopting Rocky? Please visit www.huskyhouse.org today to fill out an application. More about Daddy Rocky Up-to-date with vaccinations Not good with cats Available date: 5/14/2020 Birth date: 11/16/2018 (not exact) source http://huskyhouse.org Read more →


FOR ADOPTION:Louisa German Shepherd Dog

Louisa German Shepherd Dog Large Adult Female Available for Adoption Matawan, NJ 23 miles away Organization Contact Info: Husky House 391 Rt 34 Matawan, NJ 07747 Huskyhouseinc@gmail.com http://huskyhouse.org Meet Louisa. Louisa is looking for her loving forever home. An owner surrender, she is an even tempered girl. She gets along well with other dogs her size. She is friendly, affectionate and enjoys going for walks. She can be a little strong on the leash at first, but soon settles to enjoy a nice stroll. Please no homes with young/small children, small animals, small dogs or cats. Interested in adopting Louisa? Please visit www.huskyhouse.org today to fill out an application. More about Louisa Up-to-date with vaccinations Not good with cats Good with dogs Available date: 3/17/2017... Read more →


PET TIPS: Topic, Dog Training

Dawn O Watson/CNBNews Contributor I am often asked how to make a dog stop exhibiting inappropriate behavior. In my years of teaching, training, and mentoring I have only used a physical correction one time, and only because I was attacked by a dog during a training session. There are many methods of dog training. I use and recommend a combination of positive and negative reinforcement. That is, the dog is rewarded (reinforced) when he responds appropriately and given a frown or denied attention when he does not. The reward is not necessarily a treat—it can merely be a positive verbal response with appropriate facial expression. Conversely, the negative reinforcement (a frown or turning one’s back to the dog) denies the dog encouragement. I feel that... Read more →


PETS & PEOPLE ‘Fur-get’ About Stress When Moving With Pets

NAPSI)—If you’re a pet parent, you’re far from alone. According to the American Veterinary Medical Association, nearly six in 10 American households have at least one pet. When the time comes to move that household, however, there are a few things you should consider to keep your four-legged family members happy and healthy. Pets can easily get stressed out when they figure out some unexpected activity in their home or when they're introduced to a new environment. A moving with pets guide is essential as it will assure a stress-free move for you as well as for your pets. Moving with Pets 1. Before you pick up the rental moving truck: • Check with your pet’s veterinarian to see if a mild sedative is recommended... Read more →


Penn Veterinarian Launches Tele-Heath Platform

Expands Access to Leading Pet Behavior Expertise By Hannah Kleckner HallPublished: May 4, 2020 Designed for veterinarians and pet owners alike, the new web-based telehealth application is expanding access to science-based insights from certified behavior experts. Peyton C. (Gloucestercitynews.net photo) With less than 100 veterinary behavior experts practicing in the United States, having direct access to reliable, scientifically-sound advice on managing unsavory pet behavior can prove challenging. But thanks to a newly launched, web-based application from the University of Pennsylvania’s School of Veterinary Medicine (Penn Vet), Intellivets, and Connect for Education (C4E), pet owners and primary care veterinarians alike can now enjoy expert insight from the comfort of their home or clinic. The digital platform, created by Intellivets, connects users directly with Penn Vet’s behavior... Read more →


Dawn Watson's Tip of the Week: Puppies

Dawn O Watson/CNBNews Contributor Pet Tip of the Week Puppies Puppies are fun! They are cute and cuddly, and nothing can make you laugh harder than a baby dog’s antics! There are certain things to consider before bringing Baby Fido into your family, however. With strict adherence to a schedule a twelve-week-old puppy can be taught to go ‘potty’ outside or on a puppy pad within four weeks. If you are unsure about the housebreaking technique my book, Training Your Dog With Love and Compassion, is available on Amazon.com or can be ordered at any bookstore. While the steps are not complicated, they can be frustrating. Puppies nip and chew. With patience, this behavior can be eliminated by sixteen weeks of age. Before that time,... Read more →


Maple Shade Dog Killer Sentenced to 5 Years

Toby, a poodle, was euthanized a day after being shot with an air rifle last summer BURLINGTON CITY, NJ--Burlington County Prosecutor Scott Coffina announced that a 64-year-old Maple Shade man pled guilty today in Superior Court to shooting a neighbor’s dog with an air rifle last year. Under an agreement with the Prosecutor’s Office, William D. Stroemel, of Fifth Avenue, pled guilty to Possession of a Weapon for an Unlawful Purpose (Second Degree) and Animal Cruelty (Third Degree) in exchange for a five-year term in New Jersey state prison. The conditions of the plea forbid Stroemel from having contact with Toby’s owners, and he must make restitution for the cost of Toby’s veterinary care and necropsy. The Hon. Gerard H. Breland, J.S.C. scheduled sentencing for... Read more →


FIRST AMERICAN DOG DIAGNOSED WITH COVID-19

AMBASSADOR OF AMERICAN HUMANE SOCIETY AVAILABLE TO DISCUSS SYMPTOMS & CDC GUIDELINES TO STOP SPREAD OF CORONAVIRUS AMONG DOGS NEW YORK, NY (April 29, 2020) – America has its first case of canine coronavirus, with a North Carolina pug being the first American dog with the virus that has proved so deadly among humans. The dog contracted the virus after living in a household with a mother, father, and son who have all tested positive for the novel coronavirus. The family’s daughter, second dog, and cat tested negative for the virus. Jean Shafiroff, Ambassador of the American Humane Society, is available to discuss the symptoms of this deadly virus in four-legged friends and the CDC’s recommendations to keep household pets safe from COVID-19 call Brian... Read more →


CNB PET NEWS: Saint Francis Veterinary Center of South Jersey

Saint Francis Veterinary Center of South Jersey just earned the 2019 AAHA Accredited Practice of the Year award! Our team seeks another talented Veterinarian to join our community of 100+ veterinary professionals. Success is all but guaranteed, with supportive colleagues, an under-served market, and an affluent community of pet-loving parents. Our general practice was founded in 1986 and has deep roots in the local community, evidenced by over 50,000 annual patient visits. With an established staff and robust team of general practice, emergency and specialty veterinarians, we are located in Woolwich Township and Turnersville, NJ. Our 24/7/365 emergency center was the first VECCS-certified Level II location in NJ. We are also certified cat-friendly by the American Association of Feline Practitioners. Our equipment includes state-of-the-art monitoring,... Read more →


Pet Tip of the Week: The Aging Dog

Dawn O Watson/CNBNews Contributor As your dog ages he may show signs of age-related maladies. It is heartbreaking to witness and can be expensive to cure. Your best buddy could suffer silently or cry from pain. Look for signs of discomfort—panting, lethargy, lack of appetite—and deal with each issue as it presents itself. Ask your veterinarian for a plan of action. Take out pet insurance if you have not already done so. Discuss the end of his life with your family. I have been doing small dog hospice services for many years and have known of people that have given up their dogs when the costs of geriatric care become a burden. There are ways to afford care for your old friend—please do not abandon... Read more →


PET NEWS: Lucky’s Legacy

(NAPSI)—Lucky the TurfMutt is a real-life rescue dog who “pawed it forward” by spending a decade educating children and families about living landscapes—why they are important to people and the planet, how to take care of them, and encouraging everyone to get out and enjoy the nature around them. Lucky inspired people to look at their living landscapes through a dog’s eyes. After all, no one Lucky the TurfMutt, a real-life rescue dog who educated people about living landscapes. loves a yard like the family dog. Lucky, who was rescued from a busy Indianapolis roadway 13 years ago by Kris Kiser, President & CEO of the Outdoor Power Equipment Institute (OPEI), inspired the TurfMutt environmental stewardship and education program. The program is celebrating its 10... Read more →


Dawn Watson's Pet Tip of the Week: Take a Hike

Dawn O Watson/CNBNews Contributor Maybe you and Fido have been munching out during this time of quarantine and now you are both a little ‘rounder’. There is an easy fix for getting rid of that extra weight—take a hike! Walking around your neighborhood is a good way to enrich the bond you share with your family. And keeping a safe distance is easy if you keep moving! Keep a mask handy in case someone breaches the six-foot restriction, but most folks are compliant with the ‘new normal’ and will not approach you. Keep mealtimes pleasant and simple. Feed your dog two small meals per day and a few doggie treats. Refrain from feeding him from the table so that he will not become accustomed to... Read more →


Tips For Preventing Dog Attacks On Mail Carriers

(NAPSI)—Can you picture a member of your family attacking a mail carrier? Of course you couldn't, but it happened 5,714 times last year across the nation. Dearborn, Mich., letter carrier Tameka Toliver recalls being pinned on a porch by a dog that bit her above her knee. "It happened so fast, even with all my training, I barely had time to react," Toliver said last year. "I'm still scared when I get close to that house because I remember the attack so vividly. It takes a long time to get over the fear." When a dog attacks a letter carrier, the dog owner could be held liable for all medical expenses, repayment of lost work hours, replacement of the uniform and other costs, which can... Read more →


Dawn Watson's Pet Tip of the Week: Instinct

Dawn O Watson/CNBNews Contributor There are many theories on training dogs. Some folks like to think they can get their dogs to do anything they train them to do. Conversely, they believe they can make their dogs stop behaviors that are unacceptable. While that may be true, most dogs will revert to instinct if given the opportunity. A good example of instinctual behavior is allowing a dog with a known, high prey drive access to a rabbit. Sure, the dog may seem friendly toward the rabbit but do not take for granted that he will overcome his instincts if left unattended. Another situation might occur when a herding dog chases cars or nips children that run past. He is simply doing what his instincts tell... Read more →


Heart and Paw Remains Open

PHILADELPHIA, PA (April 2020) - In the midst of COVID19, many companies have closed their doors. However, Heart + Paw has remained open as an essential business, offering veterinary care with a curbside drop off and no-touch policy. According to the American Veterinary Medical Association, “veterinarians provide important animal and public health surveillance, deliver essential medical care for ill animals, and ensure that only healthy animals enter the food supply.” For more information on why veterinary practices are essential businesses during this time, click here. Heart + Paw is takingserious measures to guarantee the safety of the staff, pets and you. During a curbside drop off, a Heart + Paw team member will meet clients at the front door or parking lot to safely escort... Read more →


Dawn Watson's Pet Tip of the Week: Must Dogs Eat Meat?

Dawn O Watson/CNBNews Contributor There are many people that practice vegetarianism or veganism and the number is growing. More and more humans are protesting the way animals are treated prior to being slaughtered for food. Scientists are producing more foods that contain “artificial” proteins. According to the American Veterinarian website 70% of vegetarians feed their dogs slaughter-free proteins. Domestic animal diets are a source of much speculation. Recently, it was discovered that the absence of grain in animals’ diets greatly increased their risk of heart disease. Before committing to protein substitutes in Fido’s or Tabby’s diet please read the extensive studies done on that subject. Be aware of animal health trends and examine ingredients. Your pet’s health depends on it! If you have questions about... Read more →


PET FOR ADOPTION: MEET GIGI

Gigi Siberian Husky Adult Female SEE MORE PETS HERE Available for Adoption Matawan, NJ 674 miles away Organization Contact Info: Husky House 391 Rt 34 Matawan, NJ 07747 Huskyhouseinc@gmail.com http://huskyhouse.org Meet Gigi! Doing well in her foster home, Gigi is still looking for her loving forever home. She is very sweet and gets along well with other dogs. She is also crate trained. Please no homes with small animals or cats. Interested in adopting Gigi? Please visit www.huskyhouse.org today to fill out an application. More about Gigi Up-to-date with vaccinations Good with dogs Available date: 3/23/2020 Birth date: 3/24/2018 (not exact) SOURCE https://www.huskyhouse.org/ RELATED : PET TIPS PETS ARE THE BEST Read more →


Dawn Watson's Pet Tip of the Week: The Overweight Dog

Dawn O Watson/CNBNews Contributor Some folks tend to over-feed their pets, especially those that have been rescued from a neglectful background. Generally, adult dogs should be fed twice a day. Under normal circumstances a meat-and-plant based diet is ideal. According to the VCA (Veterinary Centers of America) dogs’ diets need to include the essential vitamins and amino acids found in many high-end dry dog foods. Whether to supplement dry food with meat and/or vegetables is a matter of debate. You can research on-line and find out the ideal weight that matches the breed(s) of your dog. An easy way to do a visual check is to observe Fido while he is standing on all four legs. His body should be more slender in the middle... Read more →


TENNYSON AVAILABLE FOR ADOPTION:

SEE MORE PETS HERE Available for Adoption Tennyson, Siberian Husky, Adult Male Matawan, NJ Organization Contact Info: Husky House 391 Rt 34 Matawan, NJ 07747 Huskyhouseinc@gmail.com http://huskyhouse.org Meet Tennyson. The new boy at Husky House, Tennyson is looking for his loving forever home. Previously in a foster home with children, smaller dogs, cats, and big dogs, Tennyson got along well with all of them. He is a very big fella that loves being with his pack. He is super sweet and lovable. He will do best in a home that will continue his training. Interested in adopting Tennyson? Please visit www.huskyhouse.org today to fill out an application. More about Tennyson Up-to-date with vaccinations Good with cats Good with dogs Good with kids Available date: 2/28/2020... Read more →


PET FOR ADOPTION: BABY Bleach Female Dachshund / Chihuahua /

SEE MORE PETS HERE Please visit our Facebook page for regular updates on Adoption Days at our facility in Matawan, NJ. How do I adopt from Husky House? We ARE NOT a walk-through facility. Adoptions are by approved appointments only. Fill out a non-binding application We will be checking your vet and personal references Phone interview Homevisit Upon completion and approval of application & homevisit, come meet the dog(s)! If you have any other questions regarding adoption please email us at huskyhouseinc@gmail.com. Return to Search Page SEE MORE PETS HERE Bleach Dachshund / Chihuahua / Mixed Baby Female Available for Adoption Matawan, NJ 674 miles away Organization Contact Info: Husky House 391 Rt 34 Matawan, NJ 07747 Huskyhouseinc@gmail.com http://huskyhouse.org Meet Bleach. Rescued along with her... Read more →


When A Beloved Pet Passes Away

Dawn Watson/CNBNews Contributor (Gloucestercitynews.net)(March 21, 2020)--When a beloved pet passes away the grief is very real. We ache and the pain is overwhelming. It doesn’t help that non-pet owners do not understand this void. Whether your pet passes away from old age, an accident, or must be euthanized due to advancing age, extreme aggression, or illness you have a right to grieve! Do not let others demean you for your emotions! There are support groups both online, via phone, and in person that may help you. However, becoming accustomed to the loss you are feeling will be with you for a very long time. One way to pay homage to your beloved pet is to adopt another—not to replace your pet, but to create a... Read more →


Dawn Watson's Pet Tip: The Evolution of Protection

Dawn O Watson/CNBNews Contributor In 1828 New York initiated the first laws that outlawed animal cruelty. In 1866 the ASPCA was created. In 1966 the Animal Welfare Act was created to set minimum standards for the care, sale, and overall handling of domestic animals. In 1970 the AWA broadened its scope to require anesthesia for lab experimentation on animals. In 1980 People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) was founded. In 1990 the AWA was amended to require that all dogs and cats be held in shelters for five days before they are allowed to be sold to research facilities. In 2002 the AWA was amended to redefine the term “animal” thus excluding birds, rats, and mice from ethical treatment in laboratories. This meant... Read more →


Dawn Watson's Pet Tip of the Week: Introductions

Dawn Watson/CNBNews Contributor Your friend comes for a visit and wants to be friends with your dog. She talks loudly and reaches to pat him on the head but instead of him acting like the happy dog you know him to be, he snarls or hides in a corner. What now? Think about your friend's entry and relate it in human terms--you don't speak the language and you're accustomed to a calm environment. Suddenly, along comes a giant, shrieking maniac (remember, dogs' hearing is 100 times more intense than yours) who lunges for your head! You'd react by either running or punching her! As a responsible pet owner you must inform those that come in contact with your dog that he prefers a gentle approach... Read more →


The TurfMutt Foundation Announces The (Really) Great Outdoors Contest 2020

Submissions from students in grades 6 to 8 are due March 16, 2020 $10,000 in prizes available for students, teachers, and schools FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Alexandria, Va. – The TurfMutt Foundation announces The (Really) Great Outdoors Contest 2020, focused on urging kids to use their imaginations around the many uses and benefits of green space and the outdoors. Open to students in grades six to eight, last year’s contest drew over 2,700 submissions from middle school youth. Created in partnership with Scholastic, the global children’s publishing, education and media company, the contest encourages students to write about and/or draw a nature space their community could use. Students are also asked to include text to describe the space, discuss what elements are needed, and how their... Read more →


The TurfMutt Foundation Announces The (Really) Great Outdoors Contest 2020

Submissions from students in grades 6 to 8 are due March 16, 2020 $10,000 in prizes available for students, teachers, and schools Alexandria, Va. – The TurfMutt Foundation announces The (Really) Great Outdoors Contest 2020, focused on urging kids to use their imaginations around the many uses and benefits of green space and the outdoors. Open to students in grades six to eight, last year’s contest drew over 2,700 submissions from middle school youth. Created in partnership with Scholastic, the global children’s publishing, education and media company, the contest encourages students to write about and/or draw a nature space their community could use. Students are also asked to include text to describe the space, discuss what elements are needed, and how their space will be... Read more →


CNB BUSINESS: Heart & Paw Opening Another Venue in East Market

Ribbon Cutting at Callowhill and Broad Grand Opening on 2/29. Photo Credit to Philly Chit Chat - HughE Dillon PHILADELPHIA, PA (March 2020) - Your favorite pet care company is opening anotherCenter City location this month! Pet destination Heart + Paw is coming to East Market on Saturday, March 14 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Opening on the lively Market Street, this one-of-a-kind integrated pet care center is reimagining the future of pet care by offering veterinary care, grooming and daycare all in one low-stress environment for your four legged family member. They consider themselves partners in pet parenthood, and prove this by offering personalized care plans to each pet’s unique health needs. This comes right after the opening of the latest Heart +... Read more →


Animal News: Rescue Puppy Named New Voice Of The TurfMutt Foundation

(NAPSI)—A puppy named Mulligan has big paws to fill, but the mixed breed rescue dog is up to the challenge of becoming the new voice for the TurfMutt Foundation, says his new owner and guardian, Kris Kiser, President of the organization. Since 2009, Kiser’s rescue dog, Lucky, “pawed it forward” by leading the Foundation’s environmental education and stewardship program for students in grades K to 8. Sadly, Lucky passed away recently, but his superhero cape is being picked up by perky Mulligan, who was found by Kiser last month during Lucky’s Mutt Madness, a national pet adoption event organized by the Foundation during GIE+EXPO, the nation’s leading trade show for outdoor power, landscaping and hardscaping industry professionals, held each October in Louisville, Ky. Mulligan was... Read more →


PETS ARE THE BEST: Giving The Gift Of Love

(NAPSI)—Most people would agree, the best gift during the holidays—and all year round—is the gift of love. For thousands of families, that means welcoming a puppy into their home. For those considering getting a new best friend for themselves or someone else, remember that choosing a puppy is a big decision. It’s also one you should think about carefully—for both your sake and the dog’s. Consumer groups report receiving nearly 10,000 complaints about puppy/dog businesses in just the last three years, with 60 percent of consumers indicating they never got the pets they purchased, received pets that had health or genetic problems, or got no documentation for their pet. Just as concerning, most people don’t know how to make sure they are getting their pet... Read more →


Dawn Watson's Pet Tip of the Week: Grooming

Dawn Watson,\CNBNews Contributor Good grooming is essential to maintain your dog's health. But how much grooming does it take? Many veterinarians recommend clipping Fido's nails every three weeks. If the nails become too long they may curl under and damage the pads of his feet, causing pain or even infection. Trimming the fur surrounding his pads is also a good idea because dirt can cling to the area or become matted. It requires the help of the best dog nail grinder. Some groomers are qualified to express glands that can cause discomfort. If your groomer does not wish to take charge of this procedure you must go to your veterinarian to have it done. Dogs should be bathed and brushed to keep their fur healthy.... Read more →


Gloucester County Animal Shelter is calling for volunteers

(Clayton, NJ)—Freeholder Director Robert M. Damminger and Freeholder Deputy Director Frank J. DiMarco want to remind Gloucester County residents of volunteer opportunities at the Gloucester County Animal Shelter (GCAS). The GCAS handles over 3,000 domestic animals a year. Volunteers are a huge help in making the shelter successful and keeping foster pets happy. “Volunteering at the Gloucester County Animal Shelter is an amazing way to assist the animals we currently house,” Freeholder Director Robert M. Damminger said. Volunteers will assist in a number of different ways including walking dogs, socializing cats and kittens, escorting potential pet parents through our adoption areas and assist with light cleaning. Volunteers must be of 18 years of age to apply. Freeholder Deputy Director Frank J. DiMarco, Liaison to the... Read more →


PENN VET NEWS: Taking on wildlife disease

John Armstrong, a chronic wasting disease research specialist at Penn Vet, processes samples in the newly established laboratory to test deer samples for the deadly infection at the School’s New Bolton Center campus. Getting this lab accredited and operational was one of the first actions of the new Pennsylvania Wildlife Futures Program, a partnership with the Pennsylvania Game Commission. When wildlife biologist Matthew Schnupp began his career, the emphasis was on conserving habitat. “The paradigm of wildlife management for the last 20 years has been habitat management,” he says, aiming to conserve the land and ecosystems animals require to thrive. And while protecting habitat in the face of an expanding human population remains a critical priority, he sees a new paradigm emerging as infections like... Read more →


Treatment in a FLASH

Milo, a 4-year-old Saint Bernard, participated in the FLASH trial. “I think that we greatly underestimate the excitement of pet owners to be involved in research and to be able to contribute to a project like this,” says Penn Vet surgeon Jennifer Huck, who is co-leading the effort with Penn Medicine’s Keith Cengel, a radiation oncologist. (Image: Courtesy of the Gordon family) Radiation therapy to treat cancer can be grueling, requiring consecutive days of therapy over days or weeks. Dr. Keith Cengel "When you talk to patients about coming in for 35 treatments, or seven weeks of daily therapy, usually their face kind of sags in disappointment or perhaps apprehension,” says Keith Cengel, a radiation oncologist at Penn’s Perelman School of Medicine. That’s why the... Read more →


Penn Vet Studying Disease-Causing Parasites

A roadblock for disease-causing parasites Activating the immune system of mosquitoes prevents the parasite that causes canine heartworm from developing, according to new research from Penn Vet. The same approach also thwarted the parasite responsible for lymphatic filariasis, a disease that affects humans. (Image: Povelones laboratory) The threadlike parasite Dirofilaria immitis causes the debilitating canine heartworm disease. A related parasite, Brugia malayi, infects humans and is one of the parasites responsible for lymphatic filariasis, a neglected disease that affects 120 million and can give rise to elephantiasis, characterized by disfiguring and painful swollen limbs. Both conditions, caused by filarial parasites, are spread by the bite of a mosquito. And new research led by the School of Veterinary Medicine’s Michael Povelones targets the mosquito itself as... Read more →


8,900 Square-Foot Voorhees Animal Orphanage Opens

VOORHEES TOWNSHIP NJ--Freeholder Barbara Holcomb joined Voorhees Township Mayor Michael R. Mignogna and community leaders committed to the humane treatment of animals for a special leash-cutting ceremony celebrating the opening of the new, 8,900 square-foot facility. Guests were treated to a celebratory dog parade following the leash cutting. “This is a tremendous development for the more than 1,500 animals served by the VAO each year, who will now have more space and more comfortable accommodations while they wait for their new family,” Holcomb said. “We hope that by expanding its capacity, VAO is able to help even more animals find a loving, forever home.” The new facility will feature increased capacity and larger accommodations for dogs and cats, meet and greet areas for pets and... Read more →


Pet of the Week: Bruno

Bruno is channeling his inner Sir Elton John in this photograph for Valentine's Day! He is such a calm, friendly guy, it's hard not to fall in love with him! Bruno is about six-and-a-half years old, loves snacks, and enjoys sweater weather. For more information Click Here. Read more →


Dawn Watson's Pet Tip of the Week: Fence Fighting

Dawn O Watson/CNBNews Contributor Fence fighting. You may not have known what this behavior is called but I’ll bet you’ve seen it. When a dog is left to his own resources outdoors, he may exhibit an annoying chain of behaviors. If you have a fenced-in yard Fido may spot movement outside of the fence and run the length of the enclosed area barking furiously. Eventually, the object or person will disappear from view and the dog will calm down and be quiet. But suddenly, another object or person shows up in “his” space and the barking starts all over again. That is fence fighting. The way to curb your dog’s enthusiastic response to outside stimulus is simple: do not allow your dog outside unattended. Watch... Read more →


*Gloucester City's Feral Animal Society Fundraiser

source: The Feral Animal Society, of Gloucester City Gloucester City, NJ--The Feral Animal Society of Gloucester City is a non-profit 501(c)(3) foundation, established in 2019. Our primary mission is to manage the population of feral animals in Gloucester City and to provide humane education about feral animals to our community. We strive to create humane, safe communities for feral cats and dogs through Trap-Neuter-Return and Colony Health Maintenance. Our goals are to reduce the suffering and birth rate of these animals, the number of cats and dogs entering shelters, and the number of healthy cats and dogs being euthanized. Through community partnership and volunteerism, we promote animal health and the significance of the human-animal bond in the well-being of our community. Our Trap-Neuter-Release (TNR) Program,... Read more →


Homeward Bound Pet Adoption Furry Valentine's Day Photo Contest

Welcome to our First Annual Furry Valentine Contest! Have an adorable pet who has stolen your heart? Want to show the world how playful your pup is? Is your kitty the cat's meow? Then you're in the right place! Submit your photo for a chance to score some shelter swag! Share with your friends to increase your chances of winning! Our contest runs through Valentine's Day, so spread the word and start racking up the votes! Prizes Grand Prize Winner will receive a photoshoot* with SD Photography Grand Prize Winner will receive 10-15 edited, digital portraits Grand Prize Winner's pet will be included in print materials for Homeward Bound Grand Prize Winner and 1st and 2nd Runner Ups each receive a Homeward Bound Prize Bag... Read more →


Pet of The Week: JADIS

SHE is a 5 year old teacup Chihuahua. She was found on a busy road in a nearby town. This darling little lady was very frightened initially, but she has settled in nicely. She loves to be carried and is a true lap dog. Jadis may do well with other small dogs. Jadis is a happy girl who is looking for a family that will spoil her and treat her like the princess she was meant to be. To learn more about Jadis, please Click Here. Better yet, stop by the Voorhees Animal Orphanage and ask to meet her. We are on Cooper Road, right next to the fire house. RELATED: Pet Tips Pets Are The Best Read more →


Dawn Watson's Pet Tip of the Week: Allergies

Dawn Watson/CNBNews Contributor Spring is a lovely time of year—except when your dog has allergies. Dogs can suffer from many of the same types of allergies that plague humans. For example, pollen can cause dogs to scratch and bite their skin, certain weeds can make a dog sneeze, and some trees give Fido weepy, sticky eyes! Hey may even develop "hot spots", or scratch until his fur comes out in patches. If your dog shows signs of allergies, call your veterinarian. He may recommend an over-the-counter antihistamine, but do not give your best buddy any medication without your doctor’s recommendation. If you have questions about this or any other dog-related issue please call or text me at 856.981.8957 or email brotherofthewolf@live.com. There is never a... Read more →