It’s National Animal Shelter Appreciation Week

The Humane Society of the United States invites everyone to show their appreciation for animal shelters and the dedicated people who work in sheltering during the first week of November each year. Shelters are safe havens for homeless pets, and of course a great place to adopt your new best friend.  They also play an … Continue reading It’s National Animal Shelter Appreciation Week

Cat Vets Recommend Feline Spay/Neuter by Five Months of Age

Veterinarians have traditionally advised clients to have their cats spayed and neutered at 6 months, but because cats can begin reproducing before then, the American Association of Feline Practitioners has updated its position statement on pediatric sterilization in cats to recommend spay/neuter by 5 months of age. The AAFP says that this earlier age will … Continue reading Cat Vets Recommend Feline Spay/Neuter by Five Months of Age

Study: Early Neutering Leads to Joint Problems in Large Dogs

Researchers at the University of California Davis School of Veterinary Medicine have found that early spay/neuter in heavier mixed breed dogs can lead to joint problems later in life. Specifically, the study found that mixed breed dogs with an adult weight of 44 pounds or heavier had a higher risk level for one or more … Continue reading Study: Early Neutering Leads to Joint Problems in Large Dogs

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