Pet Health

Protect Yourself from Ticks

Protect Yourself from Ticks Common Sense Prevention & Alert Observations are Recommended ERIE COUNTY, NY— After another mild Western New York winter, the number of ticks in Erie County may be increased compared to previous years. More ticks could lead to more people exposed to tick borne diseases, such as Lyme disease, which is widespread in Erie County. This year, Centers for Disease Control ... »

Southtowns Animal Clinic Strives to Feed Hungry Animals

By Shannon Traphagen Southtowns Animal Hospital in West Seneca, NY, is helping pet owners in need feed their pets. The Animal Food Bank of WNY is a non-profit organization dedicated to supplying food for animals in need. For many, when economic times get tough or a loss of a job occurs, the first thoughts are, “How am I going to feed my family, my pets?” It becomes a choice of paying b... »

Rabies Clinics

Successful Rabies Clinic in North Buffalo Total of 554 Cats, Dogs & Ferrets Received Vaccinations ERIE COUNTY, NY— Wednesday afternoon, January 25th saw a steady stream of Erie County residents bringing 554 furry family members to the North Buffalo Community Center to take advantage of free rabies vaccinations for dogs, cats and ferrets. Along with assistance from the Niagara Frontier Veterina... »

Furtastic Pet Adopt-A-Thon

Furtastic Pet Adopt-A-Thon Features Furry Family Friends Sept. 17th Event Features Pet Adoptions, Health and Wellness, Products, & Family Fall Fun ERIE COUNTY, NY— The Erie County Departments of Health and Emergency Services, in conjunction with partners in local animal rescue, pet fostering networks, animal shelters, and Western New York’s pet loving community are joining forces to help dogs ... »

Free Rabies Clinic – All Pets Need to Be Vaccinated!

3 Free Rabies Clinics in September Increase in Rabid Animals Enforces Need for All Pets to be Vaccinated ERIE COUNTY, NY— The Erie County Department of Health (“ECDOH”), in collaboration with the Niagara Frontier Veterinary Society, the Medaille College Veterinary Technology program and the SPCA serving Erie County, is holding the last of 2016’s free Rabies Vaccination clinics on three dates and s... »

Swim Therapy for Canines!

By Shannon Traphagen Swimming provides a great workout. It requires that you move your whole body against the resistance of the water, and keeps your heart rate up while taking impact stress off your body. According to researchers at Bucknell University and the USA Swimming Association, swimming helps the cardiovascular system while reducing stress and anxiety. It is not surprising that swimming f... »

Can your dog’s feet get burned on a hot day?

Can your dog’s feet get burned? by Dr. Kim Smyth Before you burst out the door with Fido on a hot day, stop to think—is the street too hot for four-legged feet? The answer is, yes, it can be. Sometimes these injuries can be quite severe, blistering the pads of pets so badly that the outer layer sloughs off. Aside from being excruciatingly painful, the injuries are prone to infection. Luckily... »

Doggie Yoga, Pet CPR and Puppy Push-Ups

Doggie Yoga, Pet CPR and Puppy Push-Ups – Fitness and Education for You and Your Pet By Katie Coleman Kim Sauer loved being with pets and their owners so much that she decided to spread her passion by opening Sit n’ Stay Pet Services. Now, 14 years later, Sit n’ Stay has blossomed to offer public and private services across Erie County, including in-home pet sitting, private and group dog tr... »

Rabies in Niagara County

Second 2016 Animal Rabies Case Identified in Niagara County Niagara County, NY 3/18/2016 4:34:58 PM “The Niagara County Department of Health Division of Environmental Health has been notified that a raccoon submitted for rabies testing from Lockport Street in the Village of Youngstown was confirmed positive for rabies,” announced Environmental Health Director, Paul Dicky. This is the second rabid ... »

Preparing For Life With Your Adopted Dog

Find your ‘furever’ friend at a local rescue shelter. (NAPS)—Each year, approximately 7 million pets enter U.S. shelters. Unfortunately, 3 million of them are euthanized—but you can help change that. Save a life by choosing to adopt your next dog and consider these tips. Step 1: Test the waters Before committing to adopting your own dog, volunteer to pet sit for a friend or foster from a shelter. ... »

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