Summer Safety Tips for Community Cat Caregivers

  Community cats--unowned stray and/or feral cats that live outdoors--are common in all types of neighborhoods.  Many kindhearted people who live in these communities provide food and shelter for the homeless cats in their area.  The hot summer months can be as hard on these kitties as cold winters.  Alley Cat Allies has prepared a … Continue reading Summer Safety Tips for Community Cat Caregivers

HSUS Releases 2020 Puppy Mill Report

The Humane Society of the United States recently published the 2020 edition of its annual “Horrible Hundred” puppy mill report.  This report documents problematic puppy breeding and/or puppy brokerage operations in the US. You can download and read a pdf copy of the full report HERE.  The report highlights problem puppy facilities, in an alphabetical … Continue reading HSUS Releases 2020 Puppy Mill Report

Risk for Heatstroke Rises in Certain Dog Breeds

With summer now in full swing, pet owners need to be more aware of the heat-related dangers that can impact dogs, cats, and other pets.  Did you know that some dog breeds are at higher risk for heatstroke than others? A recent article in Nature’s Scientific Reports studied the incidence and risk factors for heat-related … Continue reading Risk for Heatstroke Rises in Certain Dog Breeds

“Fido Bag” a Lifeline for Pets in Emergency Situations

The fetch Foundation is an Arizona-based non-profit that seeks to save the lives of family pets in fires and other emergency situations.  They report that half a million pets are impacted by fire each year in the United States.  40,000 family pets die from smoke inhalation annually. To address this problem, fetch has created the … Continue reading “Fido Bag” a Lifeline for Pets in Emergency Situations

Long-Term Health Effects of Wildfires on Cats

  Veterinarians at the University of California, Davis have been studying the health of cats affected by the recent California wildfires.  They have found that cats who suffered burns and smoke inhalation developed a high incidence of cardiovascular problems. Researchers examined 51 cats referred for veterinary treatment after wildfires in 2017 and 2018.  More than … Continue reading Long-Term Health Effects of Wildfires on Cats