Five Surprising Benefits of Spaying or Neutering Your Pets

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Keep Your Pet Healthy. There are major benefits of spaying or neutering your pets. Most of us know that spaying or neutering a pet can help reduce pet overpopulation and prevent an unintended pregnancy. But for some people, it’s still hard to take the plunge, and many people see altering a pet as surgery that the pet doesn’t need and wouldn’t consent to if he was able to talk. Altering your pet can also help to reduce other cancers.

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FiXiT Aims to Facilitate 25 Spay Neuters This Week

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Sponsors Are Able to Contribute As Little as $10 to Help an Animal Get Spayed/Neutered. FiXiT is dedicated to coming up with solutions to reduce the number of homeless animals by helping people get their animals get spayed/neutered. GetYourFix-registered pet owners have an extremely low income, 70 percent have a household income of less than $25,000, and 95 percent have a household income less than $50,000.

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Breast Cancer in Pets

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In fact, I experienced it first hand when my pet rat developed breast cancer late in her life. BREAST CANCER IN PETS FACT SHEET. Many people don’t realize that pets can also suffer from breast cancer. Mammary gland tumors are common in dogs and cats, especially those that aren’t spayed or were spayed late in age. Mammary exams for pets are important and early detection is key. If you feel even a tiny lump, bring your pet to the veterinarian.

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Pet Photography 101 Giveaway

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We recently got a chance to check out a great new book called Pet Photography 101: Tips for taking better photos of your dog or cat ! The book offers tips and tricks for photographing your pet using the latest technologies. Written by celebrated pet photographer, Andrew Darlow, the book is a great reference for anyone looking to capture their pets lives and personalities through the use of photography.

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Financial Resources for Cat Care

Critter News

Thanks to Alley Cat Allies , one of my favorite groups, for posting this web page with financial resources for people struggling to care for pets or feral cat colonies. Tags: spay/neuter cats animal rescue feral cats These guys are just awesome.

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Pet Adoption Tips from Adopt-A-Pet.com

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Common Questions About Pet Adoption. Q: Although there are literally millions of pets in shelters, pounds and other ‘temporary housing’, many pet-owners-to-be don’t think about pet adoption when they’re looking for their new four-legged friend. A: Many people who want to get a pet just are not aware of how many pets are available at shelters. Rescues pets are wonderful- just ask anyone who has one.

Weekend Adopt-a-thon for Joplin Tornado Pets

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ASPCA , Joplin Humane Society to Host Weekend Adopt-a-thon for Joplin Tornado Pets. Nearly 600 cats and dogs looking for permanent homes during major pet adoption event June 25 – 26. Adoption fees are being waived for this event, and adoptable animals will be spayed/neutered, micro-chipped, vaccinated, and provided an ID tag free of charge. More than 450 pets have been reunited with their owners, and 600 are available for adoption.

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Quantico Has No Compassion for Feral Cats

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Frizzell has encountered those who trap feral cats with the intent of spaying or neutering them, vaccinating them and then releasing them back into the wild. While both Frizzell and Ellington maintained that base residents should not provide for or promote feral cats with the understanding that they have a substantially negative impact on base, proper care of one’s own pets will prevent ‘Whiskers’ or ‘Frisky’ from adding to the ranks of destitute ferals.

Dog Diabetes

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Treatment for dog diabetes includes: Spaying Females. Lots of owners choose to spay their dogs to help balance hormone levels. guest post pet careThere is no one cure for diabetes in dogs, but it can be managed well if caught at an early stage. There are a few common symptoms to look for when dealing with dog diabetes. Dog diabetes usually surfaces between the ages of 7 and 9. About one out of every ten dogs will suffer from diabetes.

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False Pregnancies In Dogs

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If you have no intention of breeding your dog, the best and most responsible thing to do is have her spayed. Having a dog spayed may also prevent any secondary illness and diseases in the future as well. For more information about dog pregnancy, heat stages, a pregnancy calendar, information about spaying and more, visit www.dogpregnancyhelp.com. guest post pet care

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Giveaway: Royal Bitch Couture

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In fact, they have pledged to give back fifty (50%) of the proceeds from the sales of their clothing line to various spay and neuter organizations across the country. “I’m giving back fifty percent (50%) of the proceeds to spay and neuter organizations across the country,&# O’Neill said. “I’m calling the initiative, HELPING P.E.T.S., an acronym for “Prevent Euthanasia Through Spaying.&#.

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Fix Nation

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Caring for the homeless cat population in Los Angeles, FixNation , offers free spay and neuter services to caregivers of community cats. FixNation uses Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR), which is a community-based program that involves trapping homeless, free-roaming cats, getting them spayed or neutered, and then returning the cats to the exact spot where they were trapped so they can live out the rest of their natural lives.

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Dog Park Dangers

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Today’s guest post comes from: Heather Reynolds is a pet lover and internet journalist at Trupanion , North America’s fastest growing pet insurance company. Trupanion offers a simple, customizable pet insurance policy with no payout limits and 90% coverage of veterinary bills. Enrolled pets receive lifetime coverage for diagnostic tests, surgeries, and medications if they get sick or are injured, with no incident, annual or lifetime limit. guest post pet care

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National Dog Bite Prevention Week

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While letter carriers are discouraged from petting animals, people who choose to pet dogs should always let a dog see and sniff them before petting the animal. Spay or neuter your dog. Tags: events news pet care Did you know that May 16-22 is National Dog Bit Prevention Week? Neither did we! That is, not until we got an email from the USPS. Now that we know, we are happy to spread the word.

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Kittens!

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So here is a bit of a reminder to please spay and neuter your pets… it’s so sad that these gorgeous kittens won’t know the fun of having a human servant! Some time ago a neighborhood stray cat came to the yard to have her kittens. This little mama cat was super smart and found her way into the hot tub, and here are her little kittens snuggled up in a flower pot. We tried to find a rescue group to take the little family so they could hopefully find a loving home.

10 Reasons Street Dogs Deserve to be Defended

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Let me tell you – I’ve met some street dogs who curl up with cats and babies, and I’ve met some pet dogs (like my human’s grandmother’s Chihuahua!) One pet street dog can change the hearts and minds of dozens or hundreds of other potential adopters by showing who street dogs really are. Look, I’m a pet now. Poor countries with lots of trash on the streets and no spay/neuter clinics definitely have more street dogs.

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National Feral Cat Day Didn’t Go As Planned

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“I don’t even own a pet, and yet I’m dealing with the pet problem.” “Obviously the Spay, Neuter, Release program is just not working – cause where are the kittens coming from.” Town residents and officials have realized that four years of T-N-R has been a failure : Four years ago the town launched a pilot program, the Animal Management Plan, that would trap, neuter/spay, vaccinate and return the cats into the community.

“New York’s Kindest” includes Rock & Rawhide!

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All AC&C adoptions include vaccinations, a microchip, spay or neuter, one month of free pet health insurance and a free office visit at a participating veterinarian. Those who adopt an animal, volunteer to walk dogs or spend time with cats, or donate – whether it’s a financial contribution or toys and blankets – truly make a difference in the lives of homeless and abandoned pets, says Risa Weinstock, interim executive director.

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Book: Shift Your Habit

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Here are a few great tips for future and current pet owners. The Shift: Instead of buying your new friend from a pet store or breeder, adopt one from a shelter. Save the Planet: Adopting a shelter pet not only saves a life, but it reduces demand for purebred animals, which are more likely to have medical problems due to genetic abnormalities. Most shelter animals are spayed or neutered, have been treated for worms, and have at least their first set of shots.

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What To Do If You Find a Pit Bull

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For example, the petting a dog’s tail; an abuser may have done something violent to the dog’s tail, and the dog may try to protect itself when you touch it there. When people inquire, ask for detailed descriptions of unique characteristics of their lost pet. In order to find a permanent home for your found pit bull as quickly as possible, PBRC suggests that you do the following: • Get your pit bull spayed or neutered and all of its shots. As a breed, pit bulls have a bad rap.

A video on the importance of pet insurance

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Sheila Stewart from the Capricorn Animal Rescue centre speaks with money supermarket’s Felicity Hannah on the importance of pet insurance. Pet insurance video from moneysupermarket.com. Looking after your pet when they get sick or injured can become a huge financial burden. Veterinary fee’s can run into the hundreds of pounds if not thousands and with many families struggling to make ends meet as it is, some are left with little option but to put their pet down.

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When Is a Dog Unadoptable?

Critter News

One day while I was volunteering I met a little pit bull puppy who was recovering from a spaying. I believe that a feral may never be a lap cat and they may never even let you pet them. I rejoined my local animal shelter's volunteer program a few months ago (long story as to why I quit in the first place). Very sweet and gentle animal (I have a soft spot for pits.and pugs!) The puppy seemed too thin to me so I asked about her story.

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1st Annual Washington DC Week for the Animals

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Just in time for the start of summer, it’s the First Annual Week for the Animals in Washington DC! Washington, DC) Animal World USA is pleased to announce exciting news about the 1st Annual Washington DC Week for the Animals, which will kick off Saturday, May 30th and run through Sunday, June 7th, 2009. The metrowide celebration is designed to celebrate and recognize the unique and life-changing role that animals play in the lives of citizens through all walks of life.

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Good Idea: FlexPet

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Used by Best Friends Animal Society , FlexPet relieves dog joint pain caused by pet arthritis, and all forms of pet joint pain that cause great discomfort to dogs. FlexPet is the only pet arthritis relief product with the patented ingredient CM8 (Cetyl Myristoleate), clinically proven to promote optimal joint health in dogs by stimulating the lubricating fluid in the joints, supporting stronger cartilage and increasing total mobility. FlexPet is a dog arthritis treatment!

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Race for the Rescues

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Our rescued pets give us constant companionship and unconditional love, and these animal rescue groups are too often short on the necessary resources to give the best care these animals need. Carrie Ann Inaba, star of ABC’s “Dancing with the Stars,” also returns to co-host the Race and is passionate about the cause of unwanted pets in our community. A Silent Auction Kids’ Face Painting, Pet Psychic, Dog Training Demonstration, Fun Prizes and More!

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Star-Powered Auction for Animals!

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Pet lovers will be seeing stars November 5 – 15 at the Celebrity Experience and Entertainment Memorabilia Auction , launched online to support Precious Paws , a non-profit animal rescue organization based in Encino, Calif. A 501(c) 3 registered nonprofit organization, Precious Paws is dedicated to spaying or neutering, vaccinating, and testing each animal rescued before they are placed for adoption into permanent homes.

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From Today's New York Times

Animal Ethics

To the Editor: The real thrust of the American Kennel Club’s opposition to California Assembly Bill 1634 as stated in “ Should Most Pet Owners Be Required to Neuter Their Animals? ” (Editorial Observer, July 30) is not economic but rather that creating a one-size-fits-all law such as mandatory spay and neuter is not a workable, enforceable solution to reduce the diverse demographics of the state’s shelter population.

From Today's New York Times

Animal Ethics

To the Editor: “ Should Most Pet Owners Be Required to Neuter Their Animals? ,” by Verlyn Klinkenborg (Editorial Observer, July 30), is right: “The rate at which dogs are purchased and euthanized in this country is not a sign of our affection for them. This crisis calls for mandatory spay and neuter legislation.

Feral Cats in American Cities

10,000 Birds

Nonprofit pet protection groups would manage the program and be responsible for ensuring that cat caretakers take the required steps. … someone who is feeding feral cats would trap them, get them neutered or spayed, and possibly vaccinated against rabies and other diseases, and return them to the outdoors. The ordinance seeks forbid such activities from taking place, such as releasing a spayed feral cat within the city limits and feeding feral cats.

That Awkward Moment With Feral Cats and Family

10,000 Birds

It started with donation requests for spay and neutering cats but then quickly transferred to a trap, neuter and release organization. ” I argued that the kittens were young enough to be socialized and pointed out that she had pictures of them letting her hold them and pet them. I come from a large family: five sisters, two brothers and almost everyone has kids. Most of my family lives in Indiana, but thanks to social media we can easily keep in touch.

Event: Save a Stray for the Holidays

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Each location will reduce adoption fees, including microchip and spay/neuter surgery fees, for the special program. Hundreds of animals will be available and trained “matchmakers” will be on hand to help visitors find the perfect pet. Anyone who adopts a pet at the event will receive the amazing professional services of the Found Animals staff and volunteers. FIND YOUR DIAMOND IN THE “RUFF”.

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