7th Annual Spay-ghetti and No Balls Dinner Will Feature Austin Pets Alive Speaker

Lincoln Animal Ambassador’s annual Spay-ghetti and No Balls fundraiser is back for its seventh year. Set aside the evening of Saturday, March 21st, for dinner, entertainment, and a dessert auction. You won’t want to miss this event! The fundraiser will … Continue reading 7th Annual Spay-ghetti and No Balls Dinner Will Feature Austin Pets Alive Speaker

Ten Ways To Help Dogs and Cats Stay Active in Winter

When it’s cold outside, the last thing that any of us or our pets want to do is venture outside. Nonetheless, exercise is essential to a healthy lifestyle. Besides helping our pets avoid obesity, it can also bust the boredom that leads to behavioral issues. How then do we help our pets stay active during the winter? Here are ten ideas for dogs and cats alike. Puzzle Feeders: Encourage your pet to work for their treats and their meals by hiding their food in a puzzle feeder. This activity will both work your pet’s mind and body. Make a puzzle … Continue reading Ten Ways To Help Dogs and Cats Stay Active in Winter

When Life Throws a Curve Ball … Start a Podcast!

The circumstances of life can sometimes inspire an unexpected choice. After Stacy LeBaron moved to Vermont, she wanted to continue to be involved with community cat programs, but “living in rural Vermont made it hard to get involved with another … Continue reading When Life Throws a Curve Ball … Start a Podcast!

10th Annual Meow and Chow

Add warmth and luck to your fall season by attending the tenth annual Meow and Chow! This popular soup supper and bingo night returns on Saturday, October 19. The fundraiser is hosted by Lincoln Animal Ambassadors (LAA) and The Cat House (TCH). All proceeds go towards operating expenses for these two non-profit organizations. Meow and Chow will be held at the Center for People in Need, 3901 N 27th. Doors will open at 5 p.m., supper will begin at 5:30 p.m., and bingo will start at 6:30 p.m. For a $25 admission donation, attendees will have their fill of warm … Continue reading 10th Annual Meow and Chow

Interview with a Local Cat Veterinarian Dr. Shelly Knudsen

This week Lincoln Pet Culture is rerunning its three most popular interviews. The second is an interview with a Dr. Shelly Knudsen, a veterinarian at All-Feline Hospital. Coincidentally, veterinarian appreciation week falls in April! ALLISON: What was your veterinary education like? DR. KNUDSEN: I had already had one year of undergrad at University of Nebraska-Lincoln, so I took one more years of very concentrated classes at University of Nebraska -Kearney, and was lucky enough to be accepted into Kansas State University College of Veterinary Medicine the first year I applied. I moved to Manhattan, Kansas, and took about 21-23 credit … Continue reading Interview with a Local Cat Veterinarian Dr. Shelly Knudsen

Keeping Your Pets Safe During the Holidays

The holiday season is a wonderful time for family and friends to gather together, but it can also present risks to pets. Below are tips to keep them safe. Keep pets on their regular diets. New foods can cause abdominal pain, vomiting, or diarrhea. If you want to treat your pets to turkey, peel the skin off and cut the meat into bite-sized pieces. Cranberries, carrots, green beans, peas, pumpkin, and cooked sweet potato are options too.  Give treats in moderation. Avoid turkey skin and bones, gravy, alcohol, Allium Species (onions, garlic, chives, and leeks), grapes and raisins, nuts, and … Continue reading Keeping Your Pets Safe During the Holidays

Guest Post: A Guinea Pig Thanksgiving!

Just as I’m preparing the watermelon appetizers, Aunt Martha bursts in the door yelling, “You’re doing that all wrong!” Welcome to a guinea pig Thanksgiving–complete with drama, food, and all around family time. Mom has prepared all the food. She is serving an extra special dish, a hay casserole in a hollow pumpkin. It took time to hollow out the pumpkin to get it just right. Mom spent three days on the hay casserole due to the order the ingredients were placed; some are a secret. Just as she pulls the casserole out of the oven to cool, my brother … Continue reading Guest Post: A Guinea Pig Thanksgiving!