Pets

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Cats perch on windowsills and the tops of sofas in many homes across the country. The American Veterinary Medical Association indicated in its U.S. Pet Ownership & Demographics Sourcebook (2017-2018) that 25.4 percent of households owned cats, with a total of 58,385,725 cats residing in the United States that year. …continue reading

In a good-natured public hearing highlighted by an epic string of puns and wordplay by Councilman Marc Chirco in support of the proposal, the Los Alamitos City Council approved the first reading of a new ordinance that will allow residents of Los Alamitos to keep hens as pets (but not …continue reading

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Training is one of the most effective ways to keep companion animals safe and secure. When prospective pet owners begin looking for a new dog, one of the first thoughts that may come to mind is trainability and whether certain breeds are more readily trainable than others. The pet food …continue reading

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Warm weather brings many changes. Warm weather can make travel more enjoyable and affords people more time to comfortably enjoy the great outdoors. It’s best to keep safety in mind when soaking up the sun. That’s important for all members of the family, including pets. Cats and dogs are as …continue reading

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Dog owners take their furry friends’ health very seriously. Like their human companions, dogs can experience health problems that seemingly come out of nowhere. But unlike the men and women who take care of them, dogs cannot call the doctor when something is bothering them. That responsibility rests on the …continue reading

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Despite the sadness, uncertainty and disruption to millions of people’s lives, the novel coronavirus COVID-19 has provided some silver linings. One such positive side effect of people being asked to spend more time at home is the opportunity for individuals and families to open their abodes to needy animals. Pet …continue reading

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spcaLA is a community organization. Your support, not a government agency or a “parent” group, is what has allowed us to serve since 1877. It is with the health and safety of our community in mind that I announce the following. Effective immediately, all spcaLA pet adoption centers and business …continue reading