Have you ever noticed your pet drinking out of the faucet or (yikes!) the toilet? In nature, moving water tends to be fresher and less likely to be stagnant, so it is no surprise that our pets are instinctively drawn to moving water. We carry a variety of water fountains to satisfy your pet’s urge for running water. These pet water fountains have many benefits for your life, and your pet’s:
Penguin and Robin are two lively kittens waiting to have adventures in a home of their own. Peguin is a high energy tuxedo girl who loves to chase and run and climb and explore. Robin is her orange tabby brother who loves kitten escapades just as much. They both love to be cuddled, but just for a minute or two- there is so much to do and see!
Penguin and Robin are around 4 months old. They are spayed/neutered, FIV/FeLV negative, FVRCP vaccinated, received fecal exams to test for parasites, use the litter box, and were treated for fleas and parasites as needed. They are available for adoption through PAWS together or separately. Stop into the shop to meet them! Adoption application and fee ($75 each) apply.]]>
Zane is a very sweet cat, who was found with a large wound on the side of her body, likely a burn. The shelter seemed to think it was from a hot car engine she climbed into for warmth. Zane hardly notices her scar and is amazingly sweet and cute in spite of it! Zane has lived in a foster home with cats, dogs and kids and is wonderful with all of them!
Zane is 1-2 years old, spayed/neutered, FIV/FeLV negative, FVRCP and rabies vaccinated, received a fecal exam to test for parasites, uses the litter box, and was treated for fleas and parasites as needed. She is available for adoption through City Kitties. Stop into the shop to meet her! Adoption application and fee ($85) apply.]]>
That’s right, we’ve got a band of new guinea pigs in need of homes! They are all available for adoption now from ACCT. Adoption fee is $20 each. And, if you adopt a second as a buddy, the second one is free!]]>
Cinabun and Pretzel are a cute Guinea pig duo. These petite young ladies are available for adoption from ACCT Philly. Their adoption fee is $20 for one or both (Adopt a buddy!)]]>
Pearl is a one year old Jersey Woolie bunny. She is super sweet and laid back. She has been around cats and dogs and seems to get along with everyone! She has beautiful long hair that requires regular brushing.
She is available for adoption from Camelot critters, adoption application and fee ($50) apply.]]>
Nougat and Napoleon are male calico Guinea Pigs. They are very friendly, and love to burrow and chew their grass.
They are now available for adoption through ACCT Philly. Stop into the shop to meet them! Adoption application and fee ($20 each) apply.]]>
Kanga and Jumpsuit are 2 female dwarf hamsters. They are well socialized and allow you to handle them. They enjoy spending time in their huts and paper towel tube.
They are now available for adoption through ACCT Philly. Stop into the shop to meet them! Adoption application and fee ($15 each) apply.
Strawberry is a female calico Guinea Pig. She is sweet and a little shy. She enjoys getting chin scratches but is nervous about being picked up. She gets very excited over hay and makes cute squealing sounds during feeding time! She is now available for adoption through ACCT Philly. Stop into the shop to meet her! Adoption application and fee ($20 each) apply.]]>
Spring has sprung, and with the change of season, our thoughts inevitably turn to Easter celebrations, spring cleaning and much-needed home improvement projects. But the new balmy weather can prove not-so-sunny for curious pets—or their unwitting parents. Before you embark on seasonal chores or outdoor revelry, take inventory of potential springtime hazards for your delicate, furry friend. To help you out, our ASPCA experts have come up with a few seasonal tips that will help prevent mishaps or misfortunes.
Easter Treats and Decorations
Keep Easter lilies and candy bunnies in check—chocolate goodies are toxic to cats, dogs and ferrets, and lilies can be fatal if ingested by our furry friends. And be mindful, kitties love to nibble on colorful plastic grass, which can lead to an obstructed digestive tract, severe vomiting and dehydration. Moreover, while bunnies, chicks and other festive animals are adorable, resist the urge to
buy—these cute babies grow up fast and often require specialized care!
Many pet parents welcome the breezy days of spring by opening their windows. Unfortunately, they also unknowingly put their pets at risk—especially cats, who are apt to jump or fall through unscreened windows. Be sure to install snug and sturdy screens in all of your windows. If you have adjustable screens, make sure they are tightly wedged into window frames.
While every pet parent knows dogs love to feel the wind on their furry faces, allowing them to ride in the bed of pick-up trucks or stick their heads out of moving-car windows is dangerous. Flying debris and insects can cause inner ear or eye injuries and lung infections, and abrupt stops or turns can cause major injury, or worse! Pets in cars should always be secured in a crate or wearing a seatbelt harness designed especially for them.
Spring cleaning is a time-honored tradition in many households, but be sure to keep all cleaners and chemicals out of your pets’ way! Almost all commercially sold cleaning products contain chemicals that are harmful to pets. The key to using them safely is to read and follow label directions for proper use and storage.
Home Improvement 101
Products such as paints, mineral spirits and solvents can be toxic to your pets and cause severe irritation or chemical burns. Carefully read all labels to see if the product is safe to use around your furry friends. Also, be cautious of physical hazards, including nails, staples, insulation, blades and power tools. It may be wise to confine your dog or cat to a designated pet-friendly room during home improvement projects.
Let Your Garden Grow—With Care
Pet parents, take care—fertilizers, insecticides and herbicides keep our plants and lawns healthy and green, but their ingredients aren’t meant for four-legged consumption and can be fatal if your pet ingests them. Always store these poisonous products in out-of-the-way places and follow label instructions carefully.
Time to let your garden grow! But beware, many popular springtime plants—including Easter lilies, rhododendron and azaleas—are highly toxic to pets and can easily prove fatal if eaten.
Like their sneezy human counterparts, pets can be allergic to foods, dust, plants and pollens. Allergic reactions in dogs and can cause minor sniffling and sneezing as well as life-threatening anaphylactic shock. If you suspect your pet has a springtime allergy, please visit your veterinarian as soon as possible.
Pesky Little Critters
April showers bring May flowers—and an onslaught of bugs! Make sure your pet is on year-round heartworm preventive medication, as well as a flea and tick control program. Ask your doctor to recommend a plan designed specifically for your pet.
Out and About
Warmer weather means more trips to the park, longer walks and more chances for your pet to wander off! Make sure your dog or cat has a microchip for identification and wears a tag imprinted with your home address, cell phone and any other relevant contact information. Canines should wear flat (never choke!) collars, please.
If you suspect your pet may have come in contact with or ingested a potentially poisonous substance, contact your local veterinarian or the ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center at (888) 426-4435.