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Dealing with canine cancer – William’s story

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

Dealing with canine cancer – William’s story2019-07-15T13:45:18-07:00

Common Illnesses in Rescued Dogs

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

Common Illnesses in Rescued Dogs2019-07-15T13:43:18-07:00

Ask the Emergency Veterinarian – Discomfort Urinating May Indicate a Larger Problem in Cats

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

Ask the Emergency Veterinarian – Discomfort Urinating May Indicate a Larger Problem in Cats2019-07-15T13:39:52-07:00

Rabbits as adoptable pets

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, unlike cats, require supervision in your home. Left to their own devices, they may do things like chew electrical

Rabbits as adoptable pets2019-07-15T13:38:20-07:00

An Informed Dog Owner is a Dog’s Best Friend

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

An Informed Dog Owner is a Dog’s Best Friend2019-07-15T13:36:28-07:00

Pet Poisoning Prevention and Help

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

Pet Poisoning Prevention and Help2019-07-15T13:34:49-07:00

February is spay/neuter month: Do your part

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

February is spay/neuter month: Do your part2019-07-15T13:27:36-07:00

Street (formerly Kara)

September 2018 Hi SCARS! I was looking for a new puppy. Well, not necessarily a puppy. Ok, truth be known, I didn’t want a puppy. I didn’t want to have to go through house training again. But, who can’t look at the puppies anyway?! I saw a picture of

Street (formerly Kara)2018-09-16T08:36:08-07:00


August 2018 – An update on Diamond aka Cat she is about three and a half now she is doing great. She loves to play with her toys and can’t be more then a foot away if you are doing house work. —– 2016 – Hello SCARS, With all