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17th Annual Bow-Wows & Meows Pet Fair (Free Fair with $30 Pet Adoptions)

17th Annual Bow-Wows & Meows Pet Fair (Free Fair with $30 Pet Adoptions)

Pet Me! Magazine - Friday, October 06, 2017
People who are looking to adopt a new four-legged family member or enjoy a day of free family fun can head to Hart Park in Newhall on Sunday, October 8, 2017. Hundreds of dogs, cats, kittens, and puppies will be available for adoption at the 17th Annual Bow-Wows & Meows Pet Fair. This year’s fair, sponsored by Animal Medical Center, Ingolstadt West German Auto Specialists and Valencia Veterinary Center, kicks off at 11 a.m. Since it began in 2000, the Valencia-based non-profit B [...] Read More
A Very Special Feline Foster Parent Program

A Very Special Feline Foster Parent Program

Pet Me! Magazine - Wednesday, July 05, 2017
By Martha Michael >>> Most people are aware of the dire need for more individuals to save abandoned and abused pets, some of them stuck in shelters with conditions that are worse than the homes that surrendered them. But how often do you hear about the animals with special needs that need adoption and foster care? Furever Purr Rescue is devoted to helping cats at the Lancaster shelter. Deanna Davis is one of the volunteers and devotes herself to the extra demands of every [...] Read More
Animals on Airplanes

Animals on Airplanes

Pet Me! Magazine - Tuesday, July 04, 2017
By Sara Kinder >>> Who is that doggie in the window? The one traveling free on an airplane, I mean. There has been recent controversy regarding the practice of people deciding to take “Max” on the plane with them, calling them “service dogs” so they don’t have to pay. Although service dogs, originally called “therapy dogs,” have been assisting individuals as pets, companions, and in military roles for many years, it wasn&rsq [...] Read More
Understanding Head Tilt in Rabbits

Understanding Head Tilt in Rabbits

Pet Me! Magazine - Monday, July 03, 2017
By Amber Wheelbarger, DVM >>> It was a day like any other. I woke up, listened for the dog next door, and thought about looking for a bite to eat. Suddenly, I discovered I could not move my head correctly and I had a horrible headache. The world was sideways. And the more I tried to look around, the more the world started to spin. I couldn’t make it stop. I tried to move, but couldn’t, so I just sat there, as still as I could, and closed my eyes hoping that would fix  [...] Read More
Summer Health Tips for Pets

Summer Health Tips for Pets

Pet Me! Magazine - Sunday, July 02, 2017
Heat Illness and Injury The hotter temperatures can lead to serious health issues for pets. Always make sure there is sufficient shade and cool, fresh water available for your pet. “The main reason hot weather is an issue for pets is because they are not able to cool off as efficiently,” says Tom Carpenter, DVM, AAHA president 2007-2008, and president of Newport Harbor Animal Hospital in Costa Mesa, Calif. “They don’t sweat and have to pant to release the heat. [...] Read More
Treating Your Pet for Ear Mites

Treating Your Pet for Ear Mites

Pet Me! Magazine - Saturday, July 01, 2017
When you see your dog scratch and scratch and wonder what’s bugging him, it could be just that: a bug. Ear mites, or otodectes cynotis, can be the problem, and pet owners should be aware of them, says the American Kennel Club, or AKC. Latin for “ear beggar of the dog,” it describes what the tiny arachnid does, which is feed on wax and oils in the ear of the animal. Symptoms The animal scratches its head repeatedly in the beginning stages. There is a brown, crumbly d [...] Read More
When the Shoe Doesn’t Fit

When the Shoe Doesn’t Fit

Pet Me! Magazine - Tuesday, April 04, 2017
By Martha Michael >>> Anyone who has had podiatry issues knows how crucial the health of our feet really is. And walking in shoes that don’t fit properly or aren’t constructed well can cause a world of hurt. The same is true in the equine world – they need the right shoes too. The experts in charge of the trimming and shoeing of horses’ hooves are called farriers. Mikey Rogers of Acton is a farrier serving in and around the Santa Clarita [...] Read More
Equestrian Trails Inc.: Horse Community Advocates

Equestrian Trails Inc.: Horse Community Advocates

Pet Me! Magazine - Monday, April 03, 2017
For more than 70 years, saddle pals in the horseback riding community have joined forces to promote safety, preservation, and simply enjoy trail riding together. The not-for-profit Equestrian Trails Inc., or ETI, was organized in Long Beach in 1944, at the end of World War II. Horsemen in Long Beach had pulled together to patrol power lines and guard property from attack during the war. Trained by the Long Beach Police Department, they were depended on to keep the area safe—all [...] Read More
Kitten Season: When Intervention Does More Harm Than Good

Kitten Season: When Intervention Does More Harm Than Good

Pet Me! Magazine - Sunday, April 02, 2017
By Larissa Barnes >>> Spring has sprung and with it the pitter patter of tiny feet … well, tiny little paws, at least. March marks the official welcome of kitten season, which for many sounds like a cute and fluffy time of the year. To those in animal rescue or others who have seen it first hand, it is a dreaded introduction to months of orphaned kittens and all night bottle feeding. The season, which runs until October in some parts of Southern California, stokes the  [...] Read More
Giving the Gift of Life: A Foster’s Perspective

Giving the Gift of Life: A Foster’s Perspective

Pet Me! Magazine - Saturday, April 01, 2017
By Larissa Barnes >>> As a shelter volunteer, I tend to gravitate toward the sick, the injured, the old and those that are just a little bit more needy. These are the animals that, for one reason or another, are not suitable for immediate adoption. They tend to be overlooked in the shelter and people who have the potential to provide homes for them don’t realize they exist. Over the years I have heard a thousand people say they “couldn’t do it, it would be too h [...] Read More

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