Archive for May, 2008
Many consumers are not even aware that the marketplace is selling them dangerous things for their house pets. These commonly sold items should be avoided when shopping for pet supplies and food.
It might surprise you to know that many products sold in pet shops are actually dangerous, or cruel, to pets. Well of course when you think about it, pet stores are in the business of making profit, if people want them to sell something, they would rather sell it than talk you out of it. What are these dangerous products? dog shock collars, dog choke chain collars, over the counter medications, cat toys on strings, “starter kit” cages, cedar shavings, rawhide, cat milk liquid treat, tuna for cats, ingredients found in some pet foods.Read the full article here:
This Father’s Day, give your cat the gift of responsibility with the ACT clinic’s anti-father’s day specials. Male cats will be fixed at a discounted rate of $20 every Tuesday in June. Offer cannot be combined with any other discounts. Advance appointments are required. Rabies vaccines will be required if not current. Vaccinations and other services are available at regular low prices. Call the clinic at (813) 250-3900 to reserve an appointment, or visit www.actampa.org for additional information.
Spaying or neutering is one of the best things you can do for your pet. It eliminates or reduces the risk of several kinds of cancer and makes your pet an overall healthier companion. It reduces aggression and solves other behavior issues such as spraying and marking in male cats. Spaying or neutering does not make your pet fat, lazy, miserable or lethargic. It also helps eliminate the ultimate tragedy – the number of unwanted pets being born in our community. Last year, almost 30,000 animals were euthanized in Hillsborough County due to overpopulation. Two cats and their offspring could easily turn into a colony of 16 within a year. Be a part of the solution – spay/neuter your pet!
Any pet that is spayed or neutered at the ACT Spay Neuter Clinic during the month of May will receive a free microchip at the time of surgery. Advance appointments are required. Rabies vaccines will be required if not current. Vaccinations and other services are available at regular low prices. This special cannot be combined with any other offers. Call the clinic at (813) 250-3900 to reserve an appointment, or visit http://www.actampa.org for additional information.
The clinic is located at:
1719 West Lemon St., Tampa
Thousands of pets go missing each year. Emergency situations, like a car accident or hurricane can separate you from your four-legged friend, in a matter of seconds. A microchip provides a permanent form of identification that cannot be altered.
A microchip is a transponder with a unique number embedded. It’s about the size of a grain of rice. The microchip is inserted using a needle between the shoulder blades of a cat or dog, in a procedure similar to a vaccination. It takes just seconds. Once implanted, the microchip remains under the skin for the lifetime of the pet. The pet’s information is then entered into a national database. Many rescue groups, shelters and veterinarians across the country have scanners to access that information, in the event a pet is turned into their facility.
The Animal Coalition of Tampa (ACT) Spay/Neuter Clinic performed its 10,000th spay/neuter surgery on May 6. The honored recipient was Zulu, a Catahoula leopard dog. Zulu received a free surgery, year’s supply of food from Science Diet and a gift basket from Groovy Cats and Dogs.
Zulu’s dad, Troy McCue, was thrilled to receive this honor. McCue said Zulu went through one heat cycle, and he decided he would never go through that again. He wanted to be able to take her to the dog park without her getting pregnant. “I didn’t think I could afford the surgery until a friend told me about the ACT clinic’s low prices and how much they care,” said McCue. He will also purchase a heartworm test, vaccinations, take home flea and heartworm preventative and pain medicine at ACT’s regular low prices.
The ACT Clinic opened its doors in March 2006, and has been performing high quality, low cost surgeries for the community ever since. “Spay/neuter is one of the best things you can do for your pet, and we make the surgery affordable and accessible to everyone who needs it,” says Linda Hamilton, ACT’s Executive Director.
Click here to view the news piece about this on Tampa Bay’s Channel 10.