By Nomi Berger Millions of dogs go missing each year. Unfortunately, very few of them are ever reunited with their owners. Many of them become and remain strays. Others are taken to pounds or shelters, where they are either adopted out to new homes or, all too often,
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By Nomi Berger Dogs, like humans, are creatures of habit. Once comfortable in their surroundings, they are unnerved by change. And trading a familiar home for an unfamiliar one can cause fearfulness and stress. Unless you, the conscientious dog guardian, plan ahead with all the precision of a successful
By Nomi Berger As the days grow darker and shorter, and the thermometer plummets, so does the mood of millions of people living in the Northern Hemisphere. But humans are not the only ones affected by what scientists refer to as Seasonal Affective Disorder or SAD. Our dogs
Dealing with cancer in dogs is not easy, but there are more treatment options available than ever before. This is William’s story as told by SCARS volunteer Troy Trudgeon. William is not a SCARS rescue, but we hope that his story will help others who are faced with this
Canine Distemper Canine distemper is a viral disease that is often fatal. Distemper is most commonly seen in puppies 3-6 months old. Early signs resemble a severe cold. The vaccine for canine distemper is considered very effective. All dogs entering SCARS are checked for signs of Canine Distemper
Have you noticed your cat yowling while in the litter box, straining to pass urine, passing bloody urine, or urinating in unusual places like the kitchen sink or bathtub? These signs could be an indication of a feline urinary blockage. These occur when mucus, crystals or small bladder
Are you considering adopting a rabbit? Rabbits are adorable. They are soft, quiet and easy to house train. Much like a cat, they will use a litter box. Rabbits, more so than cats, require supervision in your home. Left to their own devices, they may do things like
Being an informed dog owner means being a dog’s best friend. Being uninformed can mean a life of misery, even death for MAN’S best friend. For years, there has been an alarming number of abandoned, surrendered, and euthanized pets in this country. The reasons for this tragic phenomenon are
Suspected pet poisoning is an URGENT health concern. During April 2015, we were very sad to hear from a SCARS adopter who had recently lost their beloved pet to antifreeze poisoning. She made the mistake of thinking a small lick of antifreeze wouldn’t be deadly for her large
By Nomi Berger The problem of pet overpopulation is a global one and requires a solution on a global scale. But like every journey that begins with a single step, this particular journey must begin with every pet owner. Those who do their part and act responsibly by