In recognition of Unchain a Dog Month, FoMA has compiled information on the risks of chaining up a dog, as well as some alternative actions you can take so your pet does not live life at the end of a chain. If you find yourself asking, “is it illegal to chain your dog outside?”, we […]
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Bucket lists are always fun to make for ourselves, but shouldn’t your dog have one too? There are so many opportunities to have fun with your pet in Miami-Dade, so FoMA has compiled a beginners list of pet friendly activities for you! Dog Friendly Beaches Everyone loves a beach day and your pup will too! […]
Crate training is an important, safe, and easy way to provide your pup with a safe and comfortable place to relax. Many people feel guilty for crate training their pooch, however dogs can actually seek out enclosed spaces when they’re anxious or looking for a place to relax. Crate training is helpful so that […]
With the holiday season coming up, many people may consider getting or gifting a pet. After the holidays, the numbers of animals returned or abandoned at shelters increases at an alarming rate so make sure that you, your friend, or family member is prepared and committed before bringing home a pet or giving one to […]
Are you in the giving spirit for the holiday season? Consider donating to our shelter pets! Shelters provide care to animals daily and with so many animals coming in to shelters, they are always in need of supplies. We created this Shelter Wish List of items so that you can be a part of FoMA’s […]
One of the things that we hear much too often is when pet owners contact us and are heartbroken because their pet is lost, often through no fault of their own. Our friend and canine investigator, Jamie Katz, provides some ideas and ways that you can use if your best friend is lost. When Your […]
Pet obesity is a prevalent threat to many animals’ good health. According to the Association for Pet Obesity, it is estimated that 60% of cats and 56% of dogs were overweight or obese in the United States in 2018. That’s more than one-in-two! While it may seem harmless or even “cute” if your pet has […]
Did you know that 77% of dog bites come from a family or friend’s dog? When most people think about dog bites, they imagine the bites are from a stray or a vicious dog, while this is not at all the reality. While proper training is highly important for dogs of all ages and sizes, […]
Many people treat their pets like family–which is the only way that we at FoMA see them! However, unconditional love and affection alone are not enough to ensure their total health. We tend to overlook the fact that our pets, like us, have the capacity to become sick and can be at risk for a […]
As many of us begin to make the transition back to in-person work and school, our pets may be left with newly-developed separation anxiety. If you are concerned about how your pet will respond to your change in routine, you’re not alone.While you four-legged friends have probably loved having you home during quarantine and soaking […]