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Avoid Fines by Following Borough Anti-Tethering Rules

Borough Manager Bob Villella reminds residents of the borough to be mindful of the anti-tethering rules especially in this bitter cold weather: TETHERING OF DOGS; KEEPING OF DOGS OUTDOORS.    (a)   It shall be unlawful for any person to tether, fasten, chain, tie, restrain or cause an unattended dog to be fastened, chained, tied or restrained to houses, trees, fences, garages, stakes or other stationary or highly immobile objects by means of a rope, chain, strap or other physical restraint for the purpose of confinement, except in circumstances where all of the following requirements are satisfied:       (1)   The tethering is not for a…


Bizarre Post Appears on Local Craigslist Pet Classifieds

A post, which has been shared in several local pet advocacy groups in the local area has many pet-parents concerned. The post, which was published on the Akron-Canton Ohio area pets community by an anonymous poster, is below along with more information. Craigslist is a web platform where users can anonymously post in the forums and classifieds to keep their identities safe while connecting with the community; unfortunately some people take advantage of the lax site-moderation, resulting in offensive and alarming posts like this. The post has since been taken down, most likely because it was flagged by users as…


Ellwood City Pet Groomer Offers Safe Treat Alternatives for Dog Owners

Since the recent warnings regarding the harm common dog toys and treats can cause to our beloved pets, dog owners have been searching for a healthier, safer alternative and just in time for the holidays, the owners of Grand Paws on Lawrence Avenue have been stocking holistic treats for dog owners to purchase instead. Most pet owners are shocked to learn how many harmful chemicals and other potentially deadly substances are put into commonly sold dog treats. According to the Bark Post, a dog-enthusiast blog website, here are four common dog treats that can hurt your dog:  Dynamic Pet Real…


Accommodating Your Pets for The Holidays

While we get ready to accommodate our friends and family for the upcoming holidays, we should keep the well-being of our pets in mind as well, since all the holiday commotion can be confusing and stressful to pets. DMV360’s veterinary team wrote a brilliant article of 10 ways to keep your pets happy this holiday season to avoid a trip to the emergency veterinary clinic or spending the evening searching for a missing pet. Here’s their list: Most pets do not tolerate spicy seasonings very well or large quantities of food. Avoid giving pets a sampling of everything on the…


Dog Owners Warned to Be Alert for Canine Cough

Dr. Cynthia Maro, of the Ellwood Animal Hospital in Ellwood City received information through the Veterinary Information Network that new outbreaks of canine cough have been occurring in the US. Pet owners should seek veterinary attention for their pets immediately, if they develop of any signs of coughing. According to PetMD, canine cough is a highly contagious respiratory disease among dogs. As the name suggests, it is typified by inflammation of the trachea and bronchi. This disease is found throughout the world and is known to infect a high percentage of dogs at least once during their lifetime. Dog owners who have…