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Five Fabulous Ingredients for Your Pet's Diet

Five Fabulous Ingredients for Your Pet's Diet

 

(Welcome to our pet column, courtesy of Pet Connection Programs Inc. of Marilla. We post a new article each week, so be sure to check back on a regular basis!)

We've all heard about super foods that we should be adding to our diet because of their antioxidant and nutrient-rich properties, but did you know there are similar foods for our pets too?

Michele Dixon, a health and nutrition specialist with Petcurean, offers her list of five ingredients to consider for your pet's diet. Some can be found in premium quality recipes for cats and dogs.

Top 5 Trendiest Halloween Costumes for Pets

Top 5 Trendiest Halloween Costumes for Pets

 

(Welcome to our pet column, courtesy of Pet Connection Programs Inc. of Marilla. We post a new article each week, so be sure to check back on a regular basis!)

Halloween isn't just for the kids. Pets are joining in the ghoulish fun, too. Designers like Disney and Martha Stewart are whipping up some fabulous costume options for them, so if you want to get your pets involved, here are some of the top options exclusive to popular retailer PetSmart:

Time to Prep Your Pets for Cooler Weather

Time to Prep Your Pets for Cooler Weather

 

(Welcome to our pet column, courtesy of Pet Connection Programs Inc. of Marilla. We post a new article each week, so be sure to check back on a regular basis!)

It's a fall ritual to get our homes, cars and even ourselves ready for the colder weather. How many of us, though, consider the impact of the changing season on our pets? Michele Dixon, a health and nutrition specialist with Petcurean, says there are simple things we can do to keep our pets healthy and safe through the fall and winter months. Here are some that top the list:

Yard Sale and Chicken Dinner to Benefit Pet Connection

Yard Sale and Chicken Dinner to Benefit Pet Connection

Pet Connection Programs Inc., a maternity and special care animal shelter located in Marilla, will host a Chicken BBQ and Yard Sale on Saturday, Sept. 21, at the Marilla Fire Hall, 1950 West Ave. The yard sale will run from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., with a box sale from 3 to 4 p.m. The chicken dinner starts at 11 a.m. and dinners are take-out only. 

With chicken by BW’s Barbecue, dinners will also include mashed potatoes, and gravy, homemade noodle salad, Pet Connection’s famous cream corn bake, rolls and dessert. Dinners are priced at just $9 per person.

Vendors Sought for Annual Pet Expo & Super Adoption Event

Vendors Sought for Annual Pet Expo & Super Adoption Event

It is no secret that pets have become a part of the family.  The American Pet Products Association reports that, in 2012, pet owners spent over $53 billion on caring for, and spoiling, their pet. To accommodate pet owners' desire for quality products and services for their favorite furry pal, the Maddie's Pet Rescue Project will be hosting Western New York's largest Pet Expo on Nov 15 & 16.

Primping Your Pet for the Pawfect Holiday Photo

Primping Your Pet for the Pawfect Holiday Photo

 

(Welcome to our pet column, courtesy of Pet Connection Programs Inc. of Marilla. We post a new article each week, so be sure to check back on a regular basis!)

Our holiday snapshots and portraits are never complete without the family pet, so why not take that extra step to help your cat or dog look fabulously festive for their seasonal snapshot?

To get your pet looking picture-pawfect, Purina is partnering with master groomer Cheryl McNaughten to offer the following insider techniques:

Primp my paws

Team Up at Paws in the Park to Help Homeless Pets

Team Up at Paws in the Park to Help Homeless Pets

On September 28, the SPCA Serving Erie County will be hosting its 20th annual Paws in the Park dog walk at scenic Beaver Island State Park.  Animal lovers are invited to take part in this two mile walk to support the varied programs and services of the SPCA.  Afterwards, festivities include a boxed lunch from Anderson's, dog contests, pet-related vendors, bounce houses, and more.

According to Bethany Kloc, Event Coordinator, "Guests at Paws in the Park say that being a part of a team is the best way to experience this event.  There is such a sense of team spirit, knowing that you are helping us to save the lives of thousands of animals."