Pets
Presentation: Prepping your pup's first aid kit

Presentation: Prepping your pup’s first aid kit

Pet parents looking to create an emergency first aid kit for their dogs are invited to a presentation Tuesday, Aug. 5, at 7 p.m. Trap Falls Kennel Club will host Dr. Jack Garman, founder of High Ridge Animal Hospital in Stamford at Apple Rehab Shelton Lakes, 5 Lake Road, Shelton. For more information call 203-558-5911....
Road trip? Tips for traveling with your pet

Road trip? Tips for traveling with your pet

With the vacation season upon us, many of us have taken the time to make preparations so our trips can go off without a hitch. However, while making these family plans, it’s easy to forget about the four-legged family members who may also be traveling with us. Just like with our kids, a little preparation...
Rabies clinic held in Trumbull open to all

Rabies clinic held in Trumbull open to all

A rabies clinic for dogs and cats is set for Saturday, June 7, from 10 a.m.-noon at the Trumbull Highway Department, 366 Church Hill Road. The fee is $20, cash only, for the rabies vaccination. You must bring a rabies certificate of prior vaccination to receive a three year vaccination. Dogs must be on leashes; cats in carriers. Call...
Shelton pet sitting business celebrates six years

Shelton pet sitting business celebrates six years

A local, family-owned business, Paws & Kisses Set Services is celebrating its sixth anniversary. “We are happy to announce that the Paws & Kisses staff of certified dog trainers will be offering several group specialty classes this summer to local residents,” said Mandy Oram, business owner. “Classes include Trainers on the Trails and a unique...
Ticks: Is your pet protected?

Ticks: Is your pet protected?

After a long, cold winter, spring is finally here again. The snow and ice have thawed, flowers are starting to bloom, and days are getting warmer. Unfortunately, however, these pleasant weather changes also carry with them unwanted pests — ticks.  As you and your furry companions begin to spend more and more time outdoors, you...
Animals and disasters topic of presentation

Animals and disasters topic of presentation

There is a Connecticut group that helps with pets and animals in an emergency or disaster, and an upcoming presentation in Shelton will explain all about it. On Tuesday, May 13, at 7 p.m., Dr. Sheldon Yessenow, a veterinarian from Stratford and member of CT SART, will talk about the Connecticut State Animal Response Team....

Get your dog washed for a cause March 15

A dog wash will be held at Trumbull High School’s Agriscience and Biotechnology Center, 536 Daniels Farm Road, on Saturday, March 15, from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. The agriscience students are sponsoring this fund-raising event. Shelton students attend this program. Fee is $10 per dog. For further information, call 203-452-4203.
Coping with cold weather: A dog owner's guide to surviving the winter

Coping with cold weather: A dog owner’s guide to surviving the winter

As frigid weather continues to drag on here in the northeast, most of us take precautions to keep ourselves and our children safe and warm. But many forget that our four-legged family members are experiencing the same environmental factors. Here are some important tips to keep your pets safe and happy through these colder months....
Kennel club offers health lessons and training for dogs

Kennel club offers health lessons and training for dogs

Trap Falls Kennel Club is hosting a free presentation on Reiki healing massage and treatment for dogs on Tuesday, March 4, at 7 p.m. at Shelton Lakes Apple Rehab, 5 Lake Road, Shelton. Reiki teacher and healing practitioner, Cheryl Gaimpapa, will demonstrate the technique. Reiki is a Japanese technique for stress reduction and relaxation that...
‘Beat the Heat’ campaign to offer low-cost spays for cats

‘Beat the Heat’ campaign to offer low-cost spays for cats

Warm weather may still be months away, but Nutmeg Spay/Neuter Clinic wants you to “Beat the Heat” by spaying your cat before her heat cycle to prevent unwanted litters from being born this spring. Animal shelters commonly refer to spring time as “kitten season” because this is when they receive the largest influx of litters,...
Laser therapy: A new way to treat old problems

Laser therapy: A new way to treat old problems

There is a growing trend in veterinary medicine to incorporate alternative types of therapy with the traditional ways we treat a variety of conditions. As an example, many of the clients we see want to try something non-invasive for their furry friends before opting for surgery. Or perhaps surgery may not be an option due...

Long-time veterinarian from Milford retires

Local veterinarian Dr. John O’Neil will retire after almost 39 years as a veterinarian and owner of the the Milford Animal Hospital at 256 Cherry Street. O’Neil is a 1975 graduate of the Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine. He and his former partner, Dr. David McGee, purchased the animal hospital from its founder, J....