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Beware of Toxic Plants: Can Cause Liver Failure and Death Within Hours

From the website: Healthy Pets with Dr. Becker.

Story at-a-glance

  • Spring has sprung, and that means it’s time to give some thought to the potential pet-related hazards posed by the greenery you’re planning to plant in your garden or decorate your home with
  • Common outdoor plants that cause poisoning in dogs and cats include the sago palm, lilies, plants containing cardiac glycosides and blue-green algae
  • Indoors, common toxic plants include plants from the Araceae family, plants containing either soluble or insoluble calcium oxalates, kalanchoe, the corn plant/dragon tree and spring flower bulbs
  • If you suspect or know your pet has sampled a potentially poisonous plant, err on the side of caution by calling your vet, the local emergency animal hospital or a 24/7 pet poison hotline

We recommend reading the full article, which you can find HERE

Coyote Sightings Reported in Redondo Beach – Police said three sightings have been reported this week, the last was reported Tuesday afternoon.

Importance of Spaying and Neutering – from North Shore Animal League America

Full article can be found here

Benefits of Spaying (females):

  • No heat cycles, therefore males will not be attracted
  • Less desire to roam
  • Risk of mammary gland tumors, ovarian and/or uterine cancer is reduced or eliminated, especially if done before the first heat cycle
  • Reduces number of unwanted cats/kittens/dogs/puppies
  • Helps dogs and cats live longer, healthier lives

Benefits of Neutering (males):

  • Reduces or eliminates risk of spraying and marking
  • Less desire to roam, therefore less likely to be injured in fights or auto accidents
  • Risk of testicular cancer is eliminated, and decreases incidence of prostate disease
  • Reduces number of unwanted cats/kittens/dogs/puppies
  • Decreases aggressive behavior, including dog bites
  • Helps dogs and cats live longer, healthier lives

Top 3 Reasons to Spay and Neuter

  • It helps to reduce companion animal overpopulation. Most countries have a surplus of companion animals and are forced to euthanize or disregard their great suffering. The surplus is in the millions in the United States. Cats are 45 times as prolific, and dogs 15 times as prolific, as humans. They do not need our help to expand their numbers; they need our help to reduce their numbers until there are good homes for them all.
  • Sterilization of your cat or dog will increase his/her chance of a longer and healthier life. Altering your canine friend will increase his life an average of 1 to 3 years, felines, 3 to 5 years. Altered animals have a very low to no risk of mammary gland tumors/cancer, prostate cancer, perianal tumors, pyometria, and uterine, ovarian and testicular cancers.
  • Sterilizing your cat/dog makes him/her a better pet, reducing his/her urge to roam and decreasing the risk of contracting diseases or getting hurt as they roam. Surveys indicate that as many as 85% of dogs hit by cars are unaltered. Intact male cats living outside have been shown to live on average less than two years. Feline Immunodeficiency Syndrome is spread by bites nd intact cats fight a great deal more than altered cats.
  • Local Spay and Neuter Low Cost & Affordable Services

SNP-LA www.snpla.com They offer low cost spaying and neutering for companion, community and feral cats & dogs at 3 locations: San Pedro, Rosemead and Mission Hills. Please call for an appointment 310-574-5555.

Fixnation www.fination.org They offer appointment for TNR community cats and affordable spay/neuter for cats.

Golden State Humane Society www.goldenstatehumanesociety.com

Offers low cost spay and neuter options for companion dogs and cats in Long Beach or Garden Grove. Please call for an appointment at 562-423-8406.

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2/28/15 – Gigaom features a great article about the Instagram cat community called “How I became my cat’s social media manager, and found a community in the process”…

2/20/15 – The Daily Californian reports on: Legislation introduced to prevent euthanasia of lab cats, dogs…