Join us as we explore the impact of feeding community cats and discover how responsible practices can create a healthier ecosystem and safer community for our feline friends.
Bringing home a newborn baby is a whole new adventure for you and your family. There will be so many “firsts” in the years to come and lots of people waiting to meet your little one. But what about your dog meeting the baby for the first time? Introducing your dog to your newborn is a careful process that can start a beautiful lifelong bond. Here are some suggestions on how to navigate this first meeting, making it safe for you, your baby, and your pup.
According to the American Humane organization, each year, more than 500,000 pets are affected by house fires, with 1,000 house fires started by pets each year. It is important to remember your pets when considering your fire preparedness plan. Here are some tips to ensure your pet’s safety!
National Animal Advocacy Day is observed on April 30 each year. A day to recognize a cause that is very close to our hearts! We know that you, our wonderful HSSLC supporters, are fighting for animals all year long, but this is the perfect time for all of us to pause and ask ourselves how we can make our work together even more effective. We have some tips on how to be the best, strongest voice for animals.
The HSSLC Enrichment program is designed to improve and enhance the mental lives of the dogs in our care. Many times dogs come into a shelter and become anxious or depressed. There is such a high energy level in the kennels that stresses some dogs out. Certain dog breeds also require a lot more exercise and attention than other breeds. If they aren’t able to get the needed exercise, this can lead to anxiousness or lashing out. This is why the Humane Society of St. Lucie County has decided to launch our NEW Enrichment Program.
Fleas are the most common external parasites of dogs and cats. Adult fleas are most commonly found on their host (could be your pet) and the immature fleas are found in the pet’s close environment. Your animal isn’t likely to pick up fleas from coming into contact with a flea-infested animal but rather coming into contact with an infested environment. With warmer weather here, flea infestations are more common. If you have found one flea, that flea could have already laid up to 100,000 eggs. It is time to take action.
We are here to help you. Fleas can be kept at bay if you are readied with the best tips and techniques to drive them away.
We generally forget our cats and dogs also need regular examinations and supplements like us. Talk to your local vet to learn about the specific vitamins that your pet needs. At the Humane Society of St. Lucie County, which is a no-kill animal shelter, will gladly bring you all the necessary information that you need about your pet friends.
We know you love your furry friends and don’t want them to miss out on any of your family traditions. However, it is important to know what you can and cannot feed your pets this holiday. It is crucial to know these as well as to inform your guests. A lot of foods that are part of your Thanksgiving tradition can make your pet sick or even be deadly.
Did you just bring a new puppy into your household? Was your dog around other puppies or experiencing any unusual symptoms? You’ll want to know about this common disease that can be deadly to your pup.
What you need to know about bufo toads to keep your pets safe: how to spot them, what to do is your pet comes into contact, and how to keep your pet away from them.