What do you get for the cat or dog who has everything? The holidays are here and you probably want to get your pet the perfect gift but he or she already seems to have all his or her needs covered. What's something fun, interactive, maybe even homemade?
HOLIDAY SAFETY TIPS EACH HOLIDAY SEASON WE OFFER A REMINDER OF THE HAZARDS OF THE SEASON THAT FACE YOUR PET
RIBBONS & TINSEL
Especially interesting for cats and kittens, but dangerous to chew or swallow. An intestinal foreign body is a life-threatening event.
ELECTRIC LIGHT CORDS
Teething puppies and playful young cats can bite through a cord, burn their mouth or cause a neurologic reaction leading the chest to fill with fluid. Either way, it’s an emergency you (or your pet) don’t need.
Tastes good but is toxic to pets. The darker the chocolate the worse the syndrome. The fat and sugar can cause a toxic pancreatitis, while the “methylxomthines” in chocolate can lead to seizures or even death.
...You Can Donate Money to Charity Without Actually Spending Money?
The Holidays are a time for sharing and giving to those less fortunate. But what if you don't have any extra money? How do you support pets in need:
Charity Donations that Don't Cost You Anything
The Giving Spirit of the Season: Charity and Non-Profit Donation At No Cost To You
During the Holiday Season, we send special good wishes to those in need and focus extra attention on helping those in need. Many of us would love to send money to charity but have little to spare. Luckily, there are ways to support your favorite charities (our favorites are local animal rescue groups) without actually spending your own money. Here's how:
Shop at Amazon.com much? Sign up for Amazon smile at and pick a charity from the over a million charities listed. (We recommend Rin's Rescues, Kitty Devore Rescue Network, Westside German Shepherd Rescue, Voice for the Animals, or Dogs without Borders.) Shop normally with the same Amazon prices and selection. Your account information from Amazon.com automatically transfers to AmazonSmile but 0.5% of the purchase price is donated to your charity by the AmazonSmile foundation. No cost to you.
The Animal Rescue Site sells pet related accessories but you can click their big purple button once a day and donate food and supplies to animal rescue groups and shelters all over the country at no cost to you. Try it now!
This search engine, powered by Yahoo, will find whatever you are looking up on the internet but will donate a penny to a charity every time you use it. Sign up for any number of charities such as those listed above.
INTERESTING EXTERNAL LINK: SANTA'S REINDEER GET CERTIFIED EARLY FOR FLIGHT THIS YEAR. CHECK THE PAPERWORK YOURSELF.
Animals require proper certification for travel especially where foreign countries are involved but what about Santa's reindeer? They have to be in tip-top shape for their big flight plus it is important that they do not transfer infectious agents from one country to another. How are they certified?
Turns out that certification of Santa's herd is part of the job for the president of the AVMA.