Pets

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....
Rescued greyhounds from West Virginia track in need of homes

Rescued greyhounds from West Virginia track in need of homes

Over the past few weeks everyone who watches the evening news has learned of the contaminated water that affected 300,000 people in the West Virginia area. Most people never even imagined what several Northeast greyhound adoption groups were soon to be faced with. Dogs like humans must drink clean fresh water to stay healthy. At...
Clinic campaign offers pet neutering at reduced rate

Clinic campaign offers pet neutering at reduced rate

Nutmeg Spay/Neuter Clinic wants you to ring in the New Year by making a resolution to neuter your male dog or cat during their “Happy Neuter Year” campaign. Sponsored by PetSmart Charities, the largest funder of animal welfare efforts in North America, the “Happy Neuter Year,” campaign will provide $20 neuter surgeries for male dogs...

Buying a condo? Make sure your pet will be allowed in

If you are a pet owner and are interested in purchasing a condo, you should become familiar with the condo homeowners association rules and regulations which will state whether pets are allowed and if so, how many and what the restrictions are. The pet owners I know — myself included — treat their pet like...
What's your pet eating?

What’s your pet eating?

Eating non-food items could spell problems

Pets that have eaten something they shouldn’t have represent one of the most common problems we see in the veterinary field. Dogs tend to be chewers by nature, but chewing can extend beyond normal bones and dog toys to include unexpected objects as well as a variety of inappropriate foods. Of course, these things don’t...
New Year's resolutions for your pet

New Year’s resolutions for your pet

With the start of the new year, pet owners should keep some New Year’s resolutions in mind for their pets as well as themselves. Doctors from BluePearl Veterinary Partners are offering some suggestions for what they call “pet parents” as 2014 begins. “While providing remarkable care for pets is what we do best, preventing injuries...
Pit-mix puppies and their mom abandoned

Pit-mix puppies and their mom abandoned

Trumbull Animal Control rescued eight 3-month-old pit-mix puppies along with their mother. They were abandoned. They are now in good health and available for adoption. Visit the puppies, their mother and other pets available for adoption at the Trumbull Animal Shelter, 324 Church Hill Road, or call 203-452-5088. Anyone interested in making a tax-deductible donation...