If You Feed Your Dog Jerky Treats, Please Read This Post

If You Feed Your Dog Jerky Treats, Please Read This Post

The Today show did a piece on an informal recall of several brands of chicken jerky treats made in China. These treats have sickened hundreds of dogs, and the FDA still does not know the actual cause. Please click here to read the full article: http://www.nbcnews.com/health/pet-jerky-treat-mystery-nearly-600-animals-dead-still-no-8C11436330?utm_source=Daily+Skimm&utm_campaign=705476b3f9-daily_skimm&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_74efee6205-705476b3f9-23117097

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Hot To Trot: Warmer Weather Equals Kitten Season!

Hot To Trot: Warmer Weather Equals Kitten Season!

Is there really a “kitten season?”   Aren’t kittens born all year?  In fact, a cat can have up to five litters in a single year, with an average of four to eight kittens each.  But the start of warmer weather in the spring brings more female cats into heat, when they can become pregnant.  In colder areas, cats often…

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Affordable spay/neuter clinics in LA Area

Affordable spay/neuter clinics in LA Area

Much Love Animal Rescue avidly supports spaying or neutering your pet as a way to help reduce pet overpopulation in Los Angeles. Visit the LA Animal Services website to learn more about their spay /neuter resources.   Also, read about the ground breaking legislation we passed back in 2008 requiring all dogs and cats in LA…

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Pawsitive thinking!

Pawsitive thinking!

PAWSITIVE THINKING! By Dave Dreyfus, CDT info@everydogschance.com   One of the greatest dilemmas we have for our dogs and ourselves is when it comes time to find professional help for our 4-legged companions.  Because there is no national standard – like the bar for lawyers or boards for doctors – it’s an educated guess as…

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Please don’t declaw your cat

Please don’t declaw your cat

Declawing your cat is a big decision as if affects your cat’s entire lifestyle.  We at Much Love Animal Rescue highly recommend not to declaw your cat and find other means of preventing their use in the home.  Declawing is labeled inhumane all over the rest of the world, and it is illegal in almost…

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Please sign this petition for more LA rentals to allow pets

Please sign this petition for more LA rentals to allow pets

In an effort to keep more dogs and cats in their homes, volunteer Missy Hargraves has started this very important petition to encourage more landlords to allow pets.  Please click to sign the petition and read more about the cause. Change.org|Start an Online Petition  

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Pets are paws-itively good for your health

Pets are paws-itively good for your health

Pet owners know the kind of love, affection and happiness a pet can bring to their lives. But, did you know pets can also have serious health benefits? An article this month from the New Zealand Herald highlights some of the paw-sitive effects pets can have on their owners. The most obvious benefit is physical….

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Don’t Lick The Dog

Don’t Lick The Dog

Every parent should buy this adorable book and read it to their kids.  With her creative illustrations and simple story, Wendy Wahman has created a fun, visual way to teach kids the correct way to approach dogs, pet them, make friends, and keep their kids safe. We love this book!

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It’s summer! Please don’t leave your dog in your car!

It’s summer!  Please don’t leave your dog in your car!

Every spring and summer there are many well-meaning animal lovers who leave their (primarily) dogs in vehicles while they shop or run errands without realizing that their beloved pet may end up suffering — or even dying — due to the effects of heatstroke. Most people don’t know that even on mild days, with temperatures…

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It’s Okay To Be a Cat Guy – watch some real Cat Guys!

It’s Okay To Be a Cat Guy – watch some real Cat Guys!

For too long man and his canine friend have dominated the human/pet relationship headlines. And while there’s nothing wrong with that, there’s another union that often goes overlooked. There are men in this country, in this city to be exact, that don’t march to the beat of the doggie drum. They like cats. And although…

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Holiday Safety for Pets

Holiday Safety for Pets

Nothing ruins your holiday fun faster than an emergency trip to the vet.Keep Fido and Mittens happy and healthy by watching out for these potential hazards: Christmas trees.Never leave your dog or cat unsupervised with a Christmas tree.Eating the tinsel or ornaments might cause serious intestinal problems.Chewing the cord for the tree lights might give…

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Top 10 Most Common Medical Conditions reported in cats & dogs

Top 10 Most Common Medical Conditions reported in cats & dogs

By Dr. Karen Halligan A large percentage of the most common ailments in cats and dogs can be prevented with proper diet, care and exercise.  Here is a list of the ten most common medical conditions reported in cats and dogs, and the ways you can help prevent them! Dental Disease – prevented by daily…

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Crate training your dog is a good thing

Crate training your dog is a good thing

  If you have a new dog (puppy or full grown) the BEST way to bring him into your home is through the use of a crate. You can gradually introduce your dog to your house, room by room, while establishing the rules of the house. Crates can also be a good way to transport…

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Be Flea Free This Season

Be Flea Free This Season

By Lisa Klink How can something so tiny be so annoying?  Fleas are less than one-sixth of an inch long, yet they are maddeningly capable of defeating our best efforts to keep them away from our homes and pets.  So what’s a human to do?  There are a wide variety of flea control options, targeting…

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Kittens 201

Kittens 201

By Lenore Zeuthen Now that your heart is set on a kitten – or two – how do you choose?  They’re all so cute and cuddly…how do you know which kitty will be the right one for you? When you spot a kitten that appeals to you, ask a Much Love volunteer stationed at our…

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Kittens 101

Kittens 101

I’d like a kitty – but don’t know if I should be looking for a cat or a kitten. First of all, what is your lifestyle? If you work long hours or travel a great deal, consider an adult cat.  Kittens require a lot of time, attention – and supervision.  An adult kitty will certainly…

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Want a purebred? Visit the shelter!

Want a purebred?  Visit the shelter!

by Much Love Volunteer Lisa Klink Potential pet owners have long wrestled with the choice: adopt from a shelter or get a purebred dog or cat?  The fact is, it’s a false dilemma.  The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) estimates that twenty-five percent of the animals currently in shelters are purebreds.  That’s right:…

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Mutts Rule!

Mutts Rule!

We at Much Love encourage potential pet owners to ALWAYS go to the shelter or adopt from a rescue group.  YOU CAN RESCUE ANY BREED (see article above).  Here is an article from our friend Dr. Halligan and her opinions on Mutts vs. Purebreds. Choosing Your Dog:  Mutt or Purebred? By Dr. Karen Halligan OK,…

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