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Blog posts : "Helping Pets"

Feed Pets & Help People!

July 11, 2017

I know CFC volunteers and supporters are always on the lookout for other ways to help all those pets which they can’t adopt. One wonderful opportunity is to help feed the pets of families who may be struggling a bit financially.

By helping these individuals and families feed their pets, you are…

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10 Ways to Make Your Pet's Life Better!

June 8, 2017

Pet parents are always looking for fun new ways to make their pet’s life just a bit better. A great place to start is by adopting rather than shopping! Shelters are filled with adorable and sweet pets, just looking for a family to love, who will love them back. Maybe a companion for your pet would b…

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Photographing Black Pets in their Best Light!

September 6, 2016

One important way to combat “Black Pet Syndrome”* is to be loud and proud about the black cats and dogs which share our home. Posting pictures of your beautiful black kitty on Facebook, or Tweeting out shots of your black Lab are great ideas, with one problem - black pets are some of the most diffic…

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How to Know if Your Cat is in Pain

August 28, 2016

One of the most frustrating experiences in any pet parent’s life is when they think, or find out, their cat is in pain. Sometimes pain is suspected, due to an injury or recent surgery. Other times it’s a complete surprise, happening when the veterinarian notices a condition that is surely causing pa…

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Choosing a Veterinarian - How to know if they're a good match for you

April 9, 2016

Helping our pets to have the best life possible, often means teaming up with a great veterinarian. Finding the perfect match goes a bit further though if you want to help not just your pet, but all those you can’t adopt (but would like to!).

I’ve been taking my “Noah’s Ark” of animals to the sa…

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Top Tips to Keep Your Pets Fit!

March 25, 2016

Keeping our pets in shape can mean a longer life for them, something every pet owner would love! It doesn’t need to be difficult or complicated. A few easy changes can make a big difference over the years. Some may even help the human half of the partnership to enjoy a better life alongside their an…

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Five Things to do Right Away When your Pet is Lost!

March 22, 2016

It’s hard to imagine just how distraught we would be if our pet ever wandered away. Even when they’re by our side, just the thought of it, can scramble one’s brain! So it’s an important thing to think about ahead of time. If it does happen, clear thinking surely won’t be easy! Here are five importan…

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Think “Two by Two” when Choosing the Best Dog Food

March 15, 2016

When I adopted my Labrador Retriever through a local rescue group, I could tell she had seen better days. She was clearly 15-20 pounds overweight and her fur was quite sparse. She had been abandoned, after living with a family for over five years, so I knew she needed to be loved unconditionally and…

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Protect Your Pet from These Common Toxins

March 4, 2016

The ASPCA’s Animal Poison Control Center in Illinois received over 180,000 calls about pets being exposed to poisonous substances. The most common, and at the top of the list since 2008, are prescription medications meant for humans.

As you do your spring cleaning this year, be sure to watch fo…

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Great Games to Enhance Kitty's Playtime!

February 24, 2016

There’s nothing more fun than hanging out and playing with your kitty! Kittens demand this, but older cats can sometimes get forgotten. No more! Here are some fun ideas on ways to play with your kitty, of any age.

Elastic is your best friend! Tie one of your cat’s favorite toys to the end of sh…

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Recognizing & Treating Feline Depression

February 2, 2016

When “Bear,” a sleek black cat, lost his two companions, Calie and Moose, he quickly changed. Over-eating, constant meowing, and a neediness developed that Christie and Dave Black had not seen before. Physical symptoms of depression followed, including hair loss and faded brown spots in his fur. “Be…

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Keep out of Reach of Pets!

December 12, 2015

We’ve all learned to keep medications out of our children’s reach, but do we also take precautions with our pets? Between 25% and 50% of calls to animal poison control centers are for pets who have accidentally taken human medications. Some of the most dangerous are also medications found in most ho…

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Mental & Physical Exercises to Help Your Dog

July 19, 2015

As the companion to a large dog, I know firsthand that a bored dog can quickly deteriorate into a naughty dog! The gold standard in dog care is a minimum of one long walk each day. This exercises their body to be sure, but it also exercises their mind. As they sniff their way along from mailbox, to …

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