With Easter coming up there's lots of candy for your pets to get into and eat so the Animal Shelter in Muskingum County is giving residents tips on what to do if your pet gets into your Easter basket.
"And the most important thing is, if you have pets that can have access to that, is to be careful to keep them out of their ability to get to them because they're going to be curious and we want to make sure they don't get a lot of chocolate, or any foreign bodies, things like that,...
While we bundle up and brace ourselves against cold weather pet experts urge you to get your animals ready for the cold too.
Experts said that dogs that are outside should have a shelter free of holes and lined with lots of straw for warmth. Water should be checked to make sure it's not frozen and they should have plenty of access to both food and water. It's also important to keep your pets paws free of ice, snow and salt.
"Always if you're going to use salt and it's not...
One of the best past times of the holidays is decorating your home with lights, trees, wreaths and other sparkling items.
These decorations give the season more excitement and make your home very pretty. But one thing for pet owners to remember, if you think it's pretty, most likely your pet will agree but not in a way you appreciate.
Pets love to chew cords, eat plants as well as leftovers and may even try to climb your tree. John Murray, the executive director from the Animal...
In the hot summer months, the Muskingum County Animal Shelter wants to make sure yout pets stay safe.
Executive Director, Larry Hostetler, says if your pet is going to be outside for an extended period of time, make sure they have access to plenty of cold water and shade. He says one sign that Fido needs a break from the heat, is panting.
"They perspire differently than what we do." Hostetler said. "They can overheat a lot quicker than we can, and also we can say...
While its impossible to determine how many stray dogs and cats live in the U.S., reports estimate that cats alone range up to 70 million.
The Muskingum County Animal Shelter is working hard to find homes for pets in need. Right now, cats that are six-months and older can be purchased for just $20.00. That fee includes all vaccinations and also a microchip.
The first pet we'd like to introduce is a cat named Eleanore, she is around six-years-old.
5-year-old Rusty was dropped off at the Muskingum County Animal Shelter when his family got a new baby. It happens to animals time and time again.
"What we see a lot of is we get people that come in and they say the wife is getting ready to have a baby they're afraid to have the animal in the house around the new baby, so they bring them in and they surrender them to the shelter," says Larry Hostetler, Animal Shelter executive director.
It was a day for the dogs today at the Muskingum County Animal Shelter.
Pet Day brought out vendors, obedience trainers, and even a frisbee team. The event is a time for the shelter to give back to the community.
"it's a fun thing to do with the community. Get them to come out to the shelter, plus they learn some of the fun things you can do with your animals," says the Animal Shelter's Executive Director Larry Hostetler.
The Animal Shelter of Muskingum County is seeing more animals walk through its doors with ticks.
These animals aren't just picking up ticks in the country. They can be found in the city too, and they are easy to spot on the animals.
"When they first get on the animal and in the skin, they're pretty small. Once they attach themselves to the skin, they will engorge and kind of look like a raisin, " says Executive Director, Larry Hostetler.