Cat Names

A new kitten! What an exciting time! But what will you call him? Maybe the name came right to you, but at other times it may not be so easy.

Whether you’ve decided to re-name an adopted kitten’s shelter name, or want to include your friends and family in on the fun, there are many interesting naming methods to choose from.

Familar Name
Many people choose to name their cat in memory of a beloved childhood or family pet. Providing your new addition with a recognized family pet name will make them feel right at home in your family.

Popularity Contest
Search the Internet for top cat names and you’ll find an plenty of names. The popularity of cat names of course depends on the country you live in, and language(s) you speak.

Personalized Name Based on Behaviors
Giving your kitten a completely unique name based on his behaviors or interests can be fun! How about Nibby Nose, Fisky, Lightening or Zig-zag? You can hold a crazy cat-naming contest. The possibilities for cat names are endless.

Smoky, Coco, or Sunset
Are you looking for that purr-fect cat name that just fits your Kitty? Many cats are named based on some physical characteristic such as their coat color.

 

Cat Resources

Here are some helpful resources for you and your four-legged family member.

Poison Control
ASPCA Animal Poison Control
888-426-4435

Humane Animal Control
Federated Humane Society – Pennsylvania – Search for Humane Police officer by County
(You can the Pennsylvania Dog Law and the Cruelty to Animal Law here.)

Pet Memorials
Abbey Glen
80 Kelly Road
Quakertown, PA
888-651-7555

Dear Pet Memorial Park
3850 Richlieu Road
Bensalem, PA 19020
215-355-3140

Evercare Veterinary Cremation Services
387 Nina Way
Warminster, PA 18974
215-444-9295

 

Dog Names

The name we select for a puppy is the key to communicating with him for the rest of his life. So the name should be such that it is meant to generate a quick response from the dog. If it rhymes too closely with another member of the house, with a frequently used word, or with a command, the dog could become confused and respond inappropriately or not at all. Many dog owners also strive to choose a name that matches with the dog’s individuality, along with demonstrating their inner feelings toward the puppy.

Ideal names to give a dog a name are comprised of two syllables; some examples of this are Hairy, Nacho, Palmer, Tatoo, Webster. Trainers say that dogs will learn and quickly respond to these types of short sounds, making training easier and long term control of the dog easier.

The puppy has a much easier time of learning and responding if her name does not sound like a command that is being given. Similarly, the name should not sound like a joke. Dogs are sensitive and intuitive.They can distinguish and understand the mood of the person and the emotions within the speech.

 

Dog Parks

To keep your dog happy, healthy and out of trouble, find ways to exercise her brain and body. If she enjoys the company of her own kind, visits to your local dog park can greatly enrich her life.

Benefits include:

  • Physical and mental exercise
  • Opportunities to maintain social skills
  • Fun for pet and their parents

Below are some of our favorite local parks.

Bucks County

Montgomery County

Dog Resources

Here are some helpful resources for you and your four-legged family member.

Pet Friendly Hotels & Lodging

Poison Control

Humane Animal Control

  • Federated Humane Society – Pennsylvania – Search for Humane Police officer by County (You can the see Pennsylvania Dog Law and the Cruelty to Animal Law here.)

Dog License and Microchip

Pet Memorials

 

Lost and Found

Have you lost your pet, or have you found one? This is a scary time for both the pet and the owner. The good news is, there are sites out there to help.

Found a Pet, Looking for the Owner

  1. Confine the pet. All strange animals are unpredictable and they are most likely to wander when they are in unfamiliar surroundings.
  2. Record a description of the pet. Include pet Type (bird, cat, dog, etc.), Breed, Sex, Age, Size, Color(s). Add a description of any Collar(s) the pet may be wearing and note the Date and Location where the pet was found.
  3. Place temporary identification on the pet.
  4. Begin the search for the owner right away.
  5. Use social media! Post your pets information and picture on sites such as Facebook and Twitter. Social media can help your message go “viral” to thousands of people in minutes!

What To Do To Find A Lost Or Missing Pet

  1. Begin your search right away. Contact any lost and found pet registries like those listed above.
  2. Conduct Foot Or Bicycle Searches. The first 72 hours are critical. Walking or riding bicycles helps to lay down a scent trail that a dog
  3. Items To Take With You On Lost Pet Searches. Take your dog’s favorite treat, a collar, leash and a flashlight.
  4. Post and Distribute Fliers.
  5. Record a lost pet message on voice mail or answering machines.

Bring the Lost Pets of Bucks County Pennsylvania Home: This is a page you can post lost and found pets in Bucks county. We also work with Bring home lost pets in Montgomery and Delaware County pages.

 Karma Missing Pets: real-time data service that can search for recent missing pets in your area. Search available for all pets.
Twitter: @KarmaMissingPet

 Helping Lost Pets: Helping Lost Pets is FREE to use and when you list a pet as Lost or Found, our members in your area are alerted. We also partner with many amazing volunteer groups across the country that will share your listing on Facebook, Twitter and other social media.

Lost Pet Found Pet: uses social media to spread the word about lost pets.

Upper Moreland and Hatboro PA Lost and Found Pets: Upper Moreland/Hatboro PA Lost and Found Pets is for those of us animal lovers that want to help reunite lost and found pets with their owners or rehoming.

BuxMont Lost & Found Pets: Uses Facebook to spread the word on local lost and found pets.

 

Pet Chiropractic

There are many reasons why your cat or dog may needs chiropractic care. Does your pet:

  • Hesitate from jumping off the couch because they fear getting hurt
  • Have difficulty getting on and off the couch
  • Have a decreased level of energy or seems lazy
  • Seem lethargic
  • Have short or uneven strides
  • Drag their feet or stumble
  • Have Hip dysplasia “like” symptoms
  • Have stressful times
  • Have adnormal posture when standing or are their hips uneven
  • Have a diagnosed conditions, such as degenerative arthritis
  • Wring or tuck it’s tail
  • Exhibit pain when taking off or putting on collar
  • Have injuries resulting from a fall

Chiropractic is essential for anyone who has a spine, including pets. If you see any of these behaviors with your pet, they may need chiropractic care. Check with you Vet to see if this is right for your pet.

 

Pet Communicators

Just as with any other professions, there are different levels of training and abilities with communicators. You will also find specialists within the field, such as those who work as medical intuitive, those finding lost animals, and those helping in the dying transition, just to name a few. Qualities of reputable communicators/intuitives include:

  • A willingness to do their own ‘inner work’.
  • Has an essence that makes you feel comfortable and at ease
  • Does not profess to have all the answers, but is willing to refer you to another source of reference, possibly even another communicator
  • Will strive for the highest standards in their language and actions
  • Will use their psychic energy for the best outcome for all involved
  • Will hold your information in confidence
  • Will allow you to use your free choice
  • Displays high integrity
  • Works well with both animals and humans

When you connect with a communicator that resonates with you, you will feel it in your gut. You may experience a comfort level with that communicator, a feeling this is the person to help you, or simply an ‘aha’ moment. Pay attention to those feelings – they will help and guide you.

Peaceable Kingdom Animal Communications
PO Box 265
Hershey, PA 17033
717-566-0922

 

Pet Education

101 Dog Tricks by Kyra Sundance and Chalcy

  • Step by step activities to engage, challenge, and bond with your dog.

Your Perfect Dog by David Alderton

  • The ultimate breed-by-breed guide to choosing a dog that’s your ideal mate.

Puppy Care by Tammy Gagne

  • Think you are ready for a puppy? This book covers that and a whole lot more.

 

Pet Emergency Hospitals

You should get your pet immediate care if they show one of the following symptoms:

  • Fainting or collapsing
  • Have diarrea or they vomit more than 2 or 3 times an hour
  • Attempt to vomit but nothing comes up (especially in larger dogs)
  • Have weakness or paralysis
  • Have an allergic reaction to something (there may be swelling of the face)
  • You suspect that they have ingested something poisonous (antifreeze, rodent bait, or human medications)
  • Been bitten by another animal or a poisonous spider
  • Experienced any trauma (hit by a car or falling hard)
  • Experiencing breathing issues
  • Straining to urinate or deficate

If your pet is experiencing one or more of these problems, it is important that they get medical attention immediately.

Bucks County

New Hope Veterinary Hospital

  • 21 North Sugan Road
  • New Hope, PA 18938
  • 215-362-2961

CARES Center for Animal Referral and Emergency Services

  • 2010 Cabot Boulevard West, Suite D
  • Langhorne, PA 19047
  • 215-750-3623

Quakertown Veterinary Clinic

  • 2250 North Old Bethlehem Pike
  • Quakertown, PA 18951
  • 215-536-6245

Veterinary Specialty & Emercency Center

  • 301 Veterans Highway
  • Levittown, PA 19056
  • 215-750-7884

Montgomery County

Gwynedd Veterinary Hospital and Emergency Services

  • 1615 West Point Pike
  • Lansdale, PA 19446
  • 215-699-9294

Metropolitan Veterinary Associates

  • 2626 Van Buren Avenue
  • Valley Fordge, PA 19482
  • 610-666-1050

 

Pet Groomers

Bucks County

Dog Daze Canine Hair Design
314 N Broad St
Doylestown, PA 18901
215-340-3647

P &A Feed and Pet
826 Easton Road
Doylestown, PA 18901
215-348-3738

Grooming Alley
152 Blooming Glen Rd
Perkasie, PA 18944
954-249-2522

Plain & Fancy Grooming
5878 Easton Rd
Pipersville, PA 18947
215-766-1399

Puppy Scrub
28 Summit Square Shopping Center
Langhorne, PA 19047
215-497-8810

Mary Jo’s Pet Grooming
50 Trenton Rd # 1
Fairless Hills, PA 19030
215-946-1848

Montgomery County

As the Fur Flies
983 W County Line Road
Hatboro, PA 19040
215-442-7474

Paw Naturel Mobile Pet Spa
Phoenixville, PA
610-996-1509

Oh So Pretty
248 N Keswick Ave
Glenside, PA 19038
215-690-4696

 

Pet Lawn Pickup

These waste removal companies serve Bucks, Montgomery, and Philadelphia Counties:

Clean Scoop Dog Waste Removal
215-887-7698

Clevens, K-9 Scoop, LLC
610-585-4527

Yard Doody
267-875-DOGS

 

Pet Obedience Schools

If you are having difficulties training Fido yourself, you may want to think about an Obedience School. There are many out there to choose from.

Bucks County

  1. Bark Busters Home Dog Training
    90 Crescent Road
    Holland, PA 18966
    1-877-500-BARK (2275)
  2. Joes K-9 Training Center
    Warrington, Pa
    917-692-3650
  3. Lyons Pride Training
    PO Box 1
    Lahaska, PA 18931
    215-896-7326

Montgomery County

  1. Best Paw Forward
    PO Box 1570
    Hatboro, PA
    267-733-6645
  2. Dog Gone Good Day Training
    267-932-8733

 

Pet Rescue Organizations

Thinking about adopting a rescue? Giving an abandoned cat or dog a loving home is wonderful. Before you do you want to make sure you have all of the facts about Fluffy or Fido. You should ask questions to make sure you are the right situation for any animal. Some questions to ask:

  • What type of medical treatment/care has the pet recieved? (age appropriate vaccinations,  up to date shots, spayed or neutered, dental exams)
  • Does the dog or cat I’m interested in have any medical needs? (If so, expenses can rise quickly.)
  • Was the dog behaviorly assessed and will they show you the results? (reputable shelters and groups will have this done.)
  • What is the organizations policy if you have to give the pet up? (Sometimes it isn’t an ideal placement.)
  • How did the animal come to the shelter and how long have they been there?
  • How are they with children, other pets, or strangers?

By asking questions up front, you will have a good understanding if this is the right pet for your family and living situation.

Bucks County

Bucks County SPCA
Lahaska Animal Care Center

  • 1665 Street Road
  • Lahaska, PA 18931
  • 215-794-7425

Upper Bucks Animal Care Center

  • 60 Reservoir Road
  • Quakertown, PA 18951
  • 267-347-4674

Crossings Animal Sanctuary

  • 1098 Washington Crossing Road
  • Newtown, PA 18940
  • 215-321-4673

Cats Bridge to Rescue

  • 2820 Old Lincoln Highway #4
  • Feasterville-Trevose, PA 19053
  • 215-987-8961

Montgomery County

Montgomery County SPCA

  • 19 East Ridge Pike
  • PO Box 222
  • Conshohocken, PA 19428
  • 610-625-0111

Salfid Kennels

  • 1932 Clearview Road
  • Souderton, PA 18964
  • 215-723-3649

 

Pet Retail Shops

Bucks County

Dolce & Ardesia Yummy Treats

  • dog treat that are:
    – raw –
    – dehydrated –
    – humanely raised meats –
    – organic fruits & veggies –
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Lick your Chops

  • 700 2nd Street Pike
  • Richboro, PA
  • 215-322-5266

P & A Feed and Pet

  • 826 N Easton Road
  • Doylestown, PA 18901
  • 215-348-3738

Pet Supplies Plus

  • 1661 Easton Road B1
  • Warrington, PA 18976
  • 215-491-2052

Me and My Dog Pet Bakery

  • Jamison, PA 18929
  • 215-343-7838

 

Pet Trainers

If you recently purchased a four legged companion, you probably are thinking about getting him or her trained. As you know any trainer won’t do. According to The Association for Force Free Pet Professionals these are questions you should ask potential dog trainers.

Q: What dog training equipment do you use or should I use?
A: Equipment should be pain free for the dog.

Q: What happens in your training when a dog responds the way you want them to respond?
A: They receive positive reinforcement.

Q: What happens in your training when a dog responds the way you don’t want them to respond?
A: Bad behavior should be redirected.

Q: How will you punish my dog or advise me to punish them when he does something wrong or exhibits a behavior I don’t like?
A: Ensure they are teaching dog age-appropriate skills.

Q: How do you ensure my dog is not being inadvertently punished?
A: It would be reflected in the dog’s demeanor or performance.

Q: How do you know the type of reinforcement you selected to train my dog is appropriate?
A: You and the trainer will determine the most suitable reinforcement for your dog based on what he likes or what best motivates him.

Q: How will you know when my dog is stressed during training?
A: Professional trainers are educated and experiencesd in interpreting canine communication.

Q: What professional dog training associations are they a member of?
A: membership in organizations that promote humane, ethical training methods.

Q: Do they guarentee results?
A: Professional trainers work in tandem with you to effect the most appropriate behavior change in line with your goals. Results will depend on your level of commitment.

Q: How do they think a dog’s behavior should be addressed if they are growling or snapping at people or other dogs?
A: A professional will look to see if your dog is overly aroused or has a genuine fear or aggression issue. They will work with your dog’s emotional response.

Q: What are your credentials?
A: A professional dog trainer should be able to provide credentials. By being certified, it shows their dedication to providing quality training.

Q: Do you update your education?
A: All true educators keep current on their education.

Q: Do you carry professional liability insurance?
A: A true professional will carry insurance.

Q: How long have you been training professionally?
A: Experience is a key component in education.

Q: Does the trainer have hobbies with their own dogs?
A: If their methods really work they will have dogs of their own that they enjoy being around.

By being prepared informed ahead of time, you will be able to make the best choice for you and your pet.

Bucks County

Training Tails Dog Training

  • Susie Danzis
  • Doylestown, PA 18901
  • 215-348-3118

Pawsitive Paws

  • Linda Lelak, CPDT-KA
  • 119 Liberty Street
  • Newtown, PA  18940
  • 215-968-5393

Dream Dogs, LLC

  • Newtown, PA 18940
  • 215-906-9229

Lower Bucks Dog Training Club, INC

  • 8746 New Falls Road
  • Levittown, PA 19054
  • 215-493-1201

Training for you!

Curves Warminster: Get stronger, increase your flexibility and work to prevent injury are setting the stage for a healthy, active future.

  • 1402 West Street Road
  • Warminster, PA 18974
  • 215-444-0799

 

Pet Websites

In this day and age, you can search for anything on the internet. Unfortunately, it can be difficult to tell which sites are useful and which are a waste of time. These sites are informative, useful, and beneficial to you and your four-legged family member.

Web Vet 

Can’t get an appointment or don’t have time to take your pet to the vet? This site allows you to get quick responses to common ailments that your pet may have.

Only Natural 

If you are looking to give your pet a sustainable, organic diet you can visit Only Natural.

Pet University 

If you are looking for something that make makes your cat, dog, or bird tick, this is the site for you. You can find articles by scientists, dog trainers, professionals, and animal authors about pet ownership.

Cat Lovers Only 

The ultimate site for cat lovers. Cats, cats, cats, and more cats. Share stories and pictures, chat with other cat owners, find best cat toys, or discuss cat health concerns. It’s all here.

Parrots and Bird Keepers Club 

This site offers an extensive range of information on birds. This site is based out of the UK and gives you the opportunity to connect with bird enthusiasts from around the world.

Wikipedia 

Everything you want to know about animals can be found here. You can get fundamental advise along with suitable websites.

 

Small Pet Resources

Hill’s Pet:

  • Learn aboutr the right nutrition for your small dog at every lifestage
  • Taking your little dog along on a car ride
  • Five ways to pamper the small or toy dog you love
  • What to do with a finicky eater
  • Choosing the right toys for your little dog
  • Making the most of your small or toy breed dog’s vet visit
  • And more!

 

Veterinaries

Looking for a Vet

Did you surprise the family with a kitten or puppy? Adopting a rescue animal? Or just looking to change Vets? If any of these are correct, there are certain criteria that you should look for when picking a veternarian office for your new loved one.

  • Is the facility clean, comfortable, friendly?
  • What are the office hours?
  • How easy is it to schedule an appointment? Are appointments needed?
  • How many veternarians are with the practice?
  • Do the veternarians specialize? Geriatrics? Behavior modification?
  • Are neccessities such as X-rays, ultrasounds, bloodwork, EKGs, endoscopes done on the premesis? Or  do you need to see a Specialist?
  • Are dogs and cats kept in seperate areas?
  • Is the location convienent? Is parking easily accessible?
  • If needed, what emergency services are available?
  • What are the costs for their services? Are discounts offered for Senior Citizens? Multi-pet families?

By doing your due diligence before bringing a new pet into your home, you can save yourself a ton of grief down the road.

Bucks County

Animal’s Hosiptal of Levittown

  • 2230 Bristol Oxford Valley Road
  • Levittown, PA 19057
  • 215-949-1010

New Hope Veterinary Hospital

  • 21 North Sugan Road
  • New Hope, PA  18938
  • 215-862-2961

Animal Hospital of Warwick

  • 2370 York Road
  • Commonwydds A-1
  • Jamison, PA 18929
  • 215-343-5300

Indian Walk Veterinary Center

  • 662 Durham Road
  • Newtown, PA 18940
  • 215-598-9000

Holland Veterinary Care

  • 1496 Buck Road, Store A-6
  • Holland, PA 18966
  • 215-504-7387 (PETS)

Schweibenz, Patti; DVM

  • 341 South Main Street
  • Doylestown, PA 18901
  • 215-230-9633

Sycamore Veterinary Hosiptal

  • 228 North Sycamore Street
  • Newtown, PA 18940-1515
  • 215-968-0509

Women’s Humane Society

  • 3939 Richlieu Road
  • Bensalem, PA 19020
  • 215-750-5252

Woodbourne Animal Clinic

  • 137 Woodbourne Road
  • Middletown Shopping Center
  • Langhorne, PA19047
  • 215-547-9100