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FEBRUARY IS DENTAL MONTH! 20% off of Dental Cleanings for Dogs and Cats! Call to schedule today!

Rumor has it, that Intercepter will not be put back on the market. With that being said, in high demand for a product like Intercepter we have added Heartgard Plus to our inventory . Heartgard prevents heartworm, roundworm, and hookworm infections in your dog. There is a mail-in rebate available until the end of December, Buy 12 doses and get 12 dollars back. Since fleas and ticks are still a major threat for your pets we have Revolution and Trifexis available in place of the Intercepter. Revolution for dogs prevents heartworm, fleas, ticks, mange, and ear mites. If you buy 6 tubes of Revolution you receive 2 tubes free and a 6-month Scaliber Collar for fleas and ticks, and if you buy 10 tubes of Revolution you receive 3 free tubes and 2- 6-month Scaliber Collars for fleas and ticks. Trifexis kills and prevents flea infestations, prevents heartworm disease, and treats and controls hookworms, roundworms, and whipworms. If you buy 6 months of Trifexis you receive 10% off, and if you buy 12 months you receive 12% off.


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Is a Feral Cat Right for You?

Did you know…?

There are an estimated 65 million feral cats in the U.S. today, although some estimates are as high as 100 million.

A breeding pair of feral cats, which can have two or more litters per year, can exponentially produce 420,000 offspring over a seven-year period.

Useful Links

Feral Cat Coalition
Home At Last Feral Cat Rescue
Feral Friends
Alley Cat Rescue, the National Cat Protection Organization
Animalkind, Inc. Feral Cat Shelters

In many ways, Tiger Kitty (or TK as he's known for short) isn't your typical feral cat.  Unlike his still-wild counterparts who still roam around, homeless and often hungry, he now has a home. When his owners get home at night, he runs out to meet them and rubs against their ankles looking to be patted. At night, he sleeps curled up in an old arm chair on their porch or on top of a hay bale in the barn with the other farm cats for warmth and company.  In fact, the only thing that distinguishes him from his feline companions is the "brand" that identifies him as a feral cat:  the missing tip of his left ear, which was surgically removed by the veterinarian who neutered him as part of a low-cost feral cat spay-neuter program. (The ear tipping shows he is neutered.)

Adopting abandoned, abused or rescued animals is a noble cause and one to which animal lovers are quick to rally.  But there are caveats to adopting any animal with a troubled past, and prospective owners should never impulsively bring home such animals without considering all the consequences, not only for the animal, but for themselves, their families, and their other pets.  Only after careful consideration of what is entitled in the animal's care, feeding, housing and socialization should new owners take on such a pet.  The is very true of feral cats.

The first question many people must ask when considering a feral cat for adoption is whether it can be domesticated successfully.   The answer, often not too helpful, is that it depends.  A key factor is the age of the feral cat when it is captured.  In general, the younger the cat, the greater its chance of being successfully domesticated.  A feral kitten who is rescued at the age of six to eight weeks, vaccinated and neutered at an appropriate age has as much success as any kitten of becoming part of a family.  Feral cats who have been on their own in the wild for years, possibly having little or no contact with humans, make poor candidates for domestication.  Another factor is environment.  If you live in a small apartment in the city and want an indoor cat, a feral cat is probably not a good choice.  The cat would be miserable and it wouldn't be long before both you and your apartment were torn to shreds.  If you live on a farm, however, and are looking for a barn cat to control rodents, a feral cat is ideal, so long as it gets along with any cats who already live there.  Finally, there is an issue of gender.  Unneutered male cats tend to be more aggressive than females, but once neutered, either gender has a better chance of being tamed successfully.

If you decide that you can provide a good adoptive home for a feral cat, contact your local Feral Cat Coalition (http://www.feralcat.com) and ask for the names of rescuers.  Many shelters routinely euthanize all but the youngest feral cats brought in because of their limited adoptability, so they may not be a good source.  Check local newspaper classifieds and websites such as Craig's List (go to http://craigslist.org then click the link for your local city or area) for ads looking to place feral cats or kittens in adoptive homes.  After you find a suitable cat or kitten, the Feral Cat Coalition advises you to do three things:

  1. Before brining it home, have the cat examined by a vet, vaccinated, and treated for fleas (which can cause anemia in cats if left untreated) and other parasites.  Although the FCC does not routinely test or vaccinate for tested for FeLV/FIV/FIP because its focus is spaying/neutering, most veterinarians will advise you to have a cat you are adopting tested and vaccinated, especially if you have other cats at home.
  2. Be patient while socializing your feral cat.  The FCC offers an excellent guide to socializing kittens at http://www.feralcat.com/taming.html.
  3. Spay or neuter your pet!  Kittens can be neutered as young as eight weeks and the only way to prevent the feral cat problem from continuing is preventing further reproduction.
If you have the patience, love, and proper environment, your feral cat can turn from a wild thing into a real pussycat and you'll have a well behaved and happy pet.

 

Frontline is on sale for cats and dogs, Buy 3 Get 1 Free or Buy 6 Get 2 Free.

Revolution is on sale for cats and dogs, Buy 6 Get 2 Free or Buy 9 Get 3 Free.

Stop in today to get these deals!

Spring Flea and Tick Prevention SALE

*NEW PRODUCT*  SIMPARICA (Dogs) - Buy 6 doses, Get $15 mail-in rebate. Buy 12 doses, Get $35 mail-in rebate.

FRONTLINE (Cat/Dog) - Buy 3 Doses, Get 1 Free or Buy 6 doses, Get 2 Free.

VECTRA (DOGS) - Buy 3 Doses, Get 1 Free or Buy 6 doses, Get 3 Free.

SERESTO COLLARS (Cat/Dog) - $15 mail-in rebate.

REVOLUTION (Cat/Dog) - Buy 6 Get 2 Free, Buy 9 Get 3 Free.

BRAVECTO (Dogs) - Buy 2 doses get $15 mail-in rebate, Buy 4 doses get $35 mail-in rebate.

CALL OR STOP IN FOR MORE DETAILS.

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