A recent press release by the American Pet Products Association (AAPA) revealed the 2018 pet industry-wide spending reached a record-breaking high of $72.56 billion compared to $69.51 billion in 2017, an increase of over 4 percent. APPA's annual industry figures cover pet spending in the market categories of food, supplies/over-the-counter (OTC) medications, veterinary care, live animal purchases and other services


Wheelchairs for Mini Dachshunds

Posted by SusanStokes on March 22, 2019

Founded in 2001 by Mark Robinson to support pet families and caretakers in making loving decisions that help pets enjoy the best quality of life, Walkin’ Pets designs a wide range of trusted, affordable pet products for animals in need. Now disabled Mini Dachshunds can enjoy the freedom of movement that Walkin' Pets brings their way!


CAPIC Rescues Abandoned Kittens Diagnosed with Cuterebrosis

Posted by SusanStokes on February 10, 2019

The stories of animal abandonment never end. It was during a rainy day several years ago when an employee of Amwell Pet Supply in Hillsborough, New Jersey, noticed a pet carrier sitting by the dumpster at the nearby Burger King. The person  recalls, “Something compelled me to go over to the carrier. I fully expected it to be empty, but to my surprise and dismay, it contained two tiny, rain-soaked kittens.”  Then the story gets more interesting.


Disaster Preparedness Must Include Your Pets

Posted by SusanStokes on January 15, 2019

Sometimes you have ample warning, and sometimes you have little time to prepare yourself and those you love (including your pets) for emergency and disaster relief. Disasters can take many forms: floods, hurricanes, frigid winter temperatures, overwhelming snow storms, nor'easters, fires, explosions. How many more ways can I name?  It's imperative you have a plan for yourself and your loved ones. And remember, pets are family, so please take them into consideration. Your livestock deserve consideration too. Following are some steps you can take for your pets.


Central Jersey Cat Fanciers is staging their seventeenth annual cat show at the Hanover Marriott in Whippany, New Jersey, on January 5-6, 2019. The event will host approximately 200 cats from all over the country as well as outside the United States. 


New Year, New You

Posted by SusanStokes on January 1, 2019

Every New Year brings with it a chance for personal renewal and change. But sometimes, one must look back before one can move forward. So take a moment my friends to reflect, then move forward with commitment and dedication to your goals. Wishing a happy, healthy and successful New Year for us all - human and animal friends!

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Susan, Taurus, Gemini and Scorpio


Christmas Time is Here...

Posted by SusanStokes on December 23, 2018

Happiness and cheer. Fun for all that children call their favorite time of the year...  I can't help but hear that Charlie Brown Christmas song play over and over in my head as I write.  It's definitely my favorite time of year, and our opportunity to extend our very best wishes for a happy holiday season to all.

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Live Reindeer Attracts Crowds at the Christmas Festival

Posted by SusanStokes on December 10, 2018

The annual Christmas Festival in Hillsborough, New Jersey, drew crowds not only for Santa, a Christmas Tree lighting, music, and games, but the chance to meet a live Reindeer!  Thunder made his debut, and he did not disappoint!


A simple blood test can be lifesaving for cats with heart disease

Posted by SusanStokes on November 13, 2018

Heart disease is the silent killer of cats. One in six cats can be born with and develop heart disease in their lifetime. There are no outward symptoms, but now there is a blood test called a proBNP test that can detect heart disease earlier.


Birds Require Specialized Veterinary Care

Posted by SusanStokes on November 6, 2018

If you are a first-time bird owner or want to be, now is a good time to brush up on bird care for their continued health and well-being, especially before you run out to a shelter and bring home that special rescue pet for your very own.