Pets

‘Molding’ Causes Your Pet Discomfort

May 14,2015

Dear Flora: 

My name is Betty Beagle, and my guardian is a really good guy.  I gotta say, I don’t know why, but when we are out for a walk, he sometimes places his foot on my back near my tail, pushes down with his foot, and says “Sit, sit, sit!” while he’s doing it! 

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File photo - While most dogs enjoy marching in the July Fourth Parade, fireworks shows later in the day may cause extensive trauma or stress for certain dogs and other pets. Follow the helpful tips in this story to prevent any undue discomfort to beloved four-legged family members.

How to Keep Pets Safe, Calm on the Fourth

Jul 03,2014

The fourth of July is one of the most stressful and potentially dangerous times of the year for pets. While you and your family, friends, and neighbors are celebrating the holiday with fireworks, pets are finding these festive activities anything but celebratory.

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Causes of Car Sickness in Dogs, Puppies

Jun 12,2014

Much like humans, dogs and puppies can also experience a feeling of illness while on car trips. This car sickness can make pet travel, whether short or long, quite an ordeal for dogs and their families.  The most common reasons for car sickness in puppies and dogs are:

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Art in the Garden Event Benefits Animal Shelter

Apr 24,2014

Do not miss a special opportunity to add a piece of art to your collection and do a good deed for animals in need. See Alameda through the eyes of an accomplished photographer who shoots and prints all her own work. No digital tricks here — just Mary Elena Goodan’s keen eye. 

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Leigh Anne Stump. A great egret flies over the Bay Farm lagoons with some building material for its new nest.

Egrets Returning to Bay Farm

Apr 10,2014

Bay Farm residents have come to know and love two species of heron that also call their neighborhood home. Both the great and snowy egret nest on Bay Farm Island near the lagoons that provide the birds with the small fish they need to survive.

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FAAS Honors its Volunteers

Apr 10,2014

Friends of the Alameda Animal Shelter (FAAS) could not care for the more than 1,000 animals that come through its doors each year without the more than 100 wonderful, dedicated and passionate volunteers who work side by side with staff to help Alameda’s stray and abandoned pets. 

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