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Pet Poison Prevention (March 20-26)

Submitted by PR Coordinator on Mon, 03/14/2022 - 12:15

March 20-26 this year is Pet Poison Prevention - so we're taking this chance to remind you of a few dangers around your home that can cause your pet to become extremely ill.

 

These include:

- OTC Medications - these should NEVER be given to your pets unless directed by a REGISTERED veterinarian. The dosage and contents of human medication is not always safe for pets.

 

4 Natural Ways to Repel Fleas & Ticks

Submitted by PR Coordinator on Mon, 03/07/2022 - 19:58
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Before you decide to use a chemical preventive to protect your pet from ticks, consider alternatives that are both effective and non-toxic. A flea & tick infestation can cause all sorts of issues for you and your furry friend. Fleas can transmit all kinds of diseases and thrive in warmer climates.

Here are some natural remedies provided by a holistic veterinarian that may help prevent fleas and ticks:

 

Why Should I Get My Cat "Fixed"

Submitted by PR Coordinator on Fri, 02/25/2022 - 15:07
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Whatever term you're familiar with, Getting Fixed, Sterilize, Spay/Neuter, this is the responsibility of every pet owner.

Your pets can avoid health complications, diseases, cancers while reducing the number of homeless animals. For every litter your pet has, you're taking away a potential home for an animal in need.

There are multiple benefits to spaying & neutering your pets – and you'll only need to pay once so it's less costly than having to care for multiple litters that your pets may have.

1. Less fights = less vet bills

‘Don’t forget about animals during the floods’ (June 2021)

Submitted by PR Coordinator on Fri, 01/14/2022 - 08:50

RECENTLY, Guyana’s head of state had declared the country to be in a state of disaster because of the ongoing floods.
Since May, Guyana has been experiencing above-normal rainfall which has resulted in severe flooding across the country. Homes are flooded, crops and livestock have been damaged and some families have been forced to evacuate their respective homes.

Firecrackers hurt animals (Jan 2021)

Submitted by PR Coordinator on Fri, 01/14/2022 - 08:49

TO most people, the Christmas season and celebrating the New Year is a time of joy and merriment. However, to animal lovers nationwide, it’s a time of uncertainty and concern.
It is customary for many to usher in the New Year with a ‘bang’ with the use of firecrackers, squibs and bright fireworks. While these are fun for many adults and children, it is not the same for animals.

Letter to the Editor: Cats serve as social support during difficult time (May 2018)

Submitted by PR Coordinator on Fri, 01/14/2022 - 08:48

Dear Editor
GUYANA holds the dubious distinction of being the suicide capital of the world. According to the 2014 World Health Organisation report, the suicide rate in Guyana is five times higher than the world average rate. This does not even take into account the number of suicide attempts that go unrecorded. It seems that Guyana has a high percentage of depressed people. Cats help with depression and anxiety. Cats serve as a social support during difficult times.

Saving the animals, one person at a time (Oct 2019)

Submitted by PR Coordinator on Fri, 01/14/2022 - 08:40

Donna Lam always loved animals, so it was not strange for her to take strays home and when her family said no more, she badgered other people to foster them.

Today, as a member of the Rosewood Foundation-Guyana, Lam can be found rescuing animals or trying to educate others to treat them better. She does this all while running her own business and being a wife and mother, and she wouldn’t have it any other way. “I have been an animal lover since I was the age of three years old.

Fireworks Don't Just Affect Pets

Submitted by PR Coordinator on Thu, 01/13/2022 - 13:58

It's not JUST ONE day. It's ALL YEAR ROUND.

We're getting closer to another fireworks horror show soon. For many animals, that can mean crippling fear, panic attacks or even death.

It's not any different for seniors, infants and servicemen either. Countless citizens have complained over the years about how extremely stressful it can be during certain holidays. While fireworks may be a fun and exciting way to celebrate, it helps to remember that not everyone enjoys it. For some, it could mean the end of their lives.