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The Rein Coat®

A new, therapeutic calming coat for dogs and cats — that WORKS! It has often been said that necessity is the mother of invention.  And that is true for Paula Hege and her beloved English Mastiff, Rabb. Three years ago, Rabb was trapped in a thunderstorm.  So violent was the storm that the creek behind Paula’s home flooded.  The natural instinct of animals is to
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Benefits of Spaying & Neutering Pets

Most of us know the obvious reasons for spaying and neutering our pets unwanted litters, which ultimately end up increasing the amount of dogs and cats in our local shelters. This in turn increases the euthanasia rate.  In September 2013, the SPCA of Solano County opened a state- of- the- art low cost spay and neuter clinic with a grant from PetSmart Charities.  The
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Pet Microchip Awareness Month

If your pet is used to you meeting all of its needs, imagine how difficult it would be for him to fend for himself if he were to get lost.  It can be difficult finding them on your own, which is why collars can be quite useful.  However, it is best to combine this basic measure with pet microchip technology too. If your pet
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Is your cat at risk for FeLV?

Feline leukemia is a cancerous disease caused by feline leukemia virus (FeLV). Infection with FeLV is a major cause of illness and death in domestic cats. It is estimated that 2-3% of healthy cats are infected with FeLV. The number is significantly higher in the stray cat population, reaching as high as 11%. FeLV is a type of virus called a retrovirus. That puts
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Poison Prevention

As in years past, a week in March has been set aside as Poison Prevention Week. This is a good time to review what potential poisons we may have in our homes, garages, and outdoors, and make sure they are safely out of reach of children and pets. The ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center in partnership with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) wants to
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Kitten Season is Upon Us!

What to Do If You Find Kittens It’s that time again, as faithful as time itself, the never-ending tidal wave of kittens is about to hit. The shelters and rescue groups get bombarded by litters of kittens, coming in by the dozens, at some point, literally every day. What to do with them all? Good question! Sadly, the vast majority will end up euthanized
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The Misunderstood “Feral” Cat

I use the term ‘feral’ for my outdoor colonies I have tnr’d (Trap Neutered Release) and care for, but actually there are no true feral cats, as we domesticated them a very, very long time ago. They are simply unsocialized cats, so they are called feral. I like the term “community cats” much better. They are not aggressive and, they are very non-confrontational, they are
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