Train your dog at home over video chat. GoodPup uses positive reinforcement training and even has Veterinary Technicians on staff. You can work with a certified trainer on basic skills or with a behavior specialist for more complex issues. Free first week and then 10% off for life!
Founded in January of 2018, Losing Lulu is the online Facebook grief support group that helps people to find support after losing an animal companion or family member to a behavioral euthanasia.
Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife (MDIFW) preserves, protects, and enhances the inland fisheries and wildlife resources of the state. Visit their site or call a local game warden if you find an orphaned, injured or ill wild animal.
Marine Mammals of Maine (MMoME) responds to stranded marine mammals and sea turtles in southern and midcoast Maine.
Saco River Wildlife Center provides rehabilitative care to Maine’s ill, injured, or orphaned wildlife.
Located in Cape Neddick, Center for Wildlife treats found, injured, and orphaned wild animals.
One of the best things about puppies is how curious they are. We love watching them encountering new situations each day and helping them navigate through them. However, the downside is that puppies explore the world through their mouths! This can lead to some less than desirable bites to your hands, clothes, and household items. While we do not want to discourage a puppy’s inclination to try new things, we do want to let them know the best way to go about it. Let’s explore ways to help our puppies use their mouths appropriately and encourage time to settle.
Socialization is the process of exposing your puppy gently and positively to new experiences, as well as learning to give and take social cues from dogs and people. Socialization is so much more than just exposure or having your puppy play with other puppies! We want to socialize our puppies to new sights, smells, sounds, terrain, people, dogs, cats, squirrels, weather, body handling, and coping with stress.
There are two important steps to housetrain a puppy (or dog): prevent accidents and provide rewards for going outside. This guide explains how to get started.
Whether a first time adopter or a seasoned dog lover looking for a few new tips, this short and comprehensive guide provides details on housetraining, crate training and how to keep your dog engage and enriched.
This short yet comprehensive guide goes over the basics from litter box cleaning, nail trims to proper play and nutrition. It is great for those who have just adopted a cat or and those who would like a refresher.
When a dog can no longer produce or utilize the essential hormone insulin, blood sugars rise and a diagnosis of diabetes follows. Just like in humans, treatments include regular glucose monitoring, a healthy diet, exercise and often insulin injections.
Like humans, cats can suffer from diabetes, a chronic disease where the body doesn’t produce or can’t effectively utilize insulin, an essential hormone. Diabetic cats need regular glucose monitoring (which can be done at the veterinarian’s office or at home), a healthy diet, and often injected insulin.
FIV is a viral disease affecting 1.5-3% of cats in the US. It is slow-acting, but can eventually compromise a cat's immune system. With regular health check-ups, a balanced, healthy diet and safe home environment, FIV+ cats can live long, happy lives.
Feline Leukemia Virus (FeLV) is a retrovirus that invades a cat’s cells and causes them to have a weaker immune system and more susceptible to illness or infections. While it cannot be cured, it can be managed, and it’s important to know that cats infected with FeLV can still live long, happy and fulfilling lives.
Hyperthyroidism occurs when the body’s thyroid gland enlarges and produces too much thyroid hormone. It more commonly affects older cats. If left untreated, hyperthyroidism can lead to heart and kidney problems. With vigilant veterinary care and proper treatment, a cat with hyperthyroidism can lead a normal healthy life.