• Christmas (and Winter Holiday) Pet Safety

    Christmas (and Winter Holiday) Pet Safety

    Stay Safe this Holiday Season Cold Weather Tips If you are lucky to live in the Bay Area, most of your weather is manageable for your pets. However, there are a few points throughout the year that you may need …

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  • Cold Weather Pet Safety

    Cold Weather Pet Safety

    Keep Your Pets Safe All Winter Long Creating Emergency Confinement If your pet is used to spending the majority of time outdoors but the weather will make it unsafe to do so, consider creating an indoor space. You can get …

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  • Thanksgiving Pet Safety

    Thanksgiving Pet Safety

    Stay Safe this Thanksgiving Be Careful with Food Keep your feast to yourself! Common holiday foods including garlic, onions, raisins, grapes and chocolate often prove fatal for pets. Even that turkey skin they beg for can lead to pancreatitis in …

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  • Halloween Pet Safety

    Halloween Pet Safety

    Safely Celebrate Halloween Keep Candy Out of Reach Chocolate! Xylitol! Raisins! Candy may be delicious for humans, but poisonous for our four-legged friends. Keep candy bowls somewhere out of pets’ reach. A trip to the emergency vet would certainly put …

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  • Hot Weather Pet Tips

    Hot Weather Pet Tips

    Keep Cool When Temperatures Soar Test the ground with the back of your hand.If it’s too hot for you, it’s too hot for paws. When going for a walk or letting your pet enjoy some outdoor time, a good rule …

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  • What Happens After Foster Animals Return to ARF?

    What Happens After Foster Animals Return to ARF?

    Clinic Department Before going up for adoption, the shelter guest needs to be spayed/neutered, have any other surgery that may be necessary to do in a shelter setting, be microchipped (if not already done), ears checked, clip their nails, and …

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  • Starting a Rescue Organization

    Starting a Rescue Organization

    “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.” – margaret Mead Big Picture Questions In the beginning, rescuers should stick to smaller, manageable tasks. Understanding that …

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  • General Tips for Taking Great Animal Photos

    General Tips for Taking Great Animal Photos

    So you want to try to take some gorgeous photos of your pet? We can help! Every dog and cat has a photogenic side and we can assist you in finding it. If this helps you get some great shots, …

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  • Dogs and KONG® Toys

    Dogs and KONG® Toys

    KONG rubber toys play an important role in the wellbeing of dogs. The process of licking a stuffed KONG to take the food out is soothing, mentally stimulating, satisfies a natural need, and is also fun! It makes dogs feel …

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  • Take Your KONG® and Stuff it!

    Take Your KONG® and Stuff it!

    A KONG is a nontoxic, dishwasher-safe, enrichment toy with a hollow center. By filling this hollow center with food, you can use KONGs as a useful enrichment tool for your dog. They’ll have to work to get food to come …

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  • Fourth of July Pet Safety

    Fourth of July Pet Safety

    Safely Celebrate Independence Day Fireworks The sound of fireworks can be scary for many animals! If you can hear fireworks from your home, try to keep your pets inside in a quiet, cool, well-ventilated room with a radio or TV …

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  • All About Feline Leukemia Virus (FeLV)

    All About Feline Leukemia Virus (FeLV)

    What is Feline Leukemia Virus (FeLV)? How is FeLV Spread? FeLV is spread by close contact with other cats. The primary mode of infection is through saliva—mutual grooming, fighting, and (rarely) sharing dishes can transmit infection. An infected mother cat …

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