It’s National Pet Dental Health Month
News / February 18th, 2019

The Animal Haven has a little known fact to for you to chew on: we can buy two more years of life for some of our pets by paying attention to their teeth and gums.  “February is National Pet Dental Health Month,” says Dr. Arnie Cary, DVM, and board member of The Animal Haven, “and we pet lovers need to help our dogs and cats (yes, cats too!) keep their teeth and mouths healthy.  Untreated dental disease which shows up as bad breath, tartar, infected gums, and loose teeth, can cost our pets dearly.” According to the American Veterinary Medical Association, by the time our pets are three years old, three out of four have some periodontal (gum) disease.

 

How does this happen? It’s not much different from what happens in human mouths: nature has created a nice “seal” of gum to tooth. This seal keeps bacteria and the outside world from invading our pets’ bodies. Once some plaque (soft, bacteria-laden film) starts to build at the gum line, that seal begins to break dow...

Savin and Camille are Ready to Go Home!
Featured Pets / January 31st, 2019
Savin and Camille are two lovely cats who are ready to be adopted.  Please come say hello to them at the shelter.
Juliet and Scarlett O'Hara are Looking for Homes
Featured Pets / January 10th, 2019
These two beautiful sisters are ready for adoption, either separately or together.  We believe they are about a year old, and they're both playful, easy cats. Please come to the shelter to say hello to Juliet and Scarlett!
Tips to keep your pets safe this holiday season
News / December 20th, 2018

The holidays are here, and in the spirit of giving, we at The Animal Haven in North Haven would like to offer you some tips to ensure the safety of your pets this time of year. While we may sound like the Grinch trying to steal your holiday fun, we’re really asking you to make a few minor adjustments to your holiday decorating to make sure your pets remain healthy.
 
“If you put up a Christmas tree, consider looking at it through the eyes of a new or young pet,” says Dr. Arnie Cary, DVM, and Animal Haven Board Member. Your young dog or cat may see an exciting new plaything to climb on, so it’s important to secure it so it won’t easily fall.  That popcorn garland or those candy cane ornaments?  Perfect for an afternoon snack, or so your pup might think.  If you have to use them, string them higher up so your pet can’t reach them.  The same goes for those enticing strings of lights.  If you have a four-legged chewer, the lights may be just the bright and shiny toy he w...

CeCe and Pinata are ready for their forever homes!
Featured Pets / December 19th, 2018
Check out this cute dog and friendly cat, both of whom are ready to be adopted. 
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