The ASPCA published this great guide to household items that could be toxic to our furry friends! The ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center (APCC) in Urbana, IL., handled more than 167,000 calls involving pets exposed to possibly poisonous substances . Nearly 16% of those calls were from pet parents whose pets got into medicines intended…Read More
Helpful Hints on How to Choose a Dog
We love this article, filled with helpful hints on how to choose the perfect pooch match for you! http://animals.howstuffworks.com/pets/how-to-choose-a-pet-dog.htmRead More
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_74efee6205-705476b3f9-23117097Read More
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…Read More
PAWSITIVE THINKING! By Dave Dreyfus, CDT email@example.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…Read More
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…Read More
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!Read More
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…Read More
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…Read More
Need to find a new home for your animal? Here are some suggestions.
If you think you can’t keep your pet any longer, Much Love would like to help you think again. We’ve got some tools and tips to help you make the most informed decision. You’ll be surprised at the good alternatives that abound.Read More
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…Read More
You’ve found an animal that is wandering the the streets. What should you do?
So you’ve found a stray animal in your neighborhood or roaming the streets. What do you do now? Much Love Animal Rescue receives dozens of calls and e-mails a day from people who are hoping we can take in a stray animal or unwanted pet. But sadly, because we do not have a permanent facility…Read More
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…Read More
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…Read More
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…Read More
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…Read More
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…Read More
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:…Read More
Top 20 Foods You Should NOT Feed Your Pets
1. Bones 2. Chocolate 3. Alcohol 4. Milk & Cheese 5. Ham & Other Fatty Meats 6. Onions & Garlic 7. Caffeine 8. Avocado 9. Tuna 10. Raisins & Grapes 11. Macadamia Nuts 12. Tobacco 13. Liver 14. Fat 15. Potato 16. Yeast Dough 17. Moldy, Spoiled Foods 18. Rhubarb & Tomatoes 19. Mushrooms 20….Read More
What is a TORTIE?
You’ve heard the name…you’ve heard the rumors. So, what is a tortie, anyway? And what’s with the tortitude that comes along with it? A ‘tortie,’ or ‘tortoiseshell’ cat is a feline with a particular coat pattern, not a particular breed of cat. Tortoiseshell markings combine black, orange and brown in patterns that range from brindled…Read More