Last Update: Wednesday, July 23, 2014

spcaLA Offers Passover and Easter Pet-Friendly Tips PDF Print E-mail
Written by San Fernando Valley Sun   
Thursday, 05 April 2012 02:25

Passover and Easter celebrations are approaching and Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Los Angeles (spcaLA) offers solutions and preventative measures so that the holidays will be happy and stress-free for everyone, including pets.

Those preparing for Passover may wish to feed their pets food containing only unleavened grains, as well as avoiding the mixture of meat and dairy. For suggestions of pet foods appropriate for Passover, please call or visit the spcaLA Marketplace in Long Beach (562-570- 4926). The Marketplace carries a variety of grain free pet foods and foods that contain meat but no dairy.

Easter and spring might be a time for bunnies and chicks, but they require a lot of care and attention. After the novelty of a pet rabbit or baby chick has worn off, and the daily responsibility of feeding, cleaning, exercising and giving attention to the animal has set in, all too often the animal is dumped either in a park or in a shelter.

Play it safe and buy your child an ultra soft stuffed rabbit or chick instead. That way there are no consequences if they become bored with the daily chores. For those adamant about getting a live animal, always adopt one versus buying and remember that it is a lifetime commitment.

Lilies are beautiful but are poisonous to dogs and cats and can cause kidney failure. "Keep lilies in a spot where your pet cannot access them or purchase more pet-friendly plants such as orchids or daisies," suggests spcaLA President Madeline Bernstein.

Easter time brings lots of candy into the household, especially chocolate. And just like most people, pets love chocolate. The big difference is chocolate can make animals very sick, so keep all candy, especially chocolate away from your pets.

Baskets filled with goodies are a big hit on Easter. While Easter grass may make the basket look inviting, it can be very dangerous to animals. If ingested, the grass can cause a serious intestinal blockage that may require surgery. Instead of the plastic grass use a safer alternative such as straw, tissue paper, or newspaper shredding to fill the basket.

Following these simple tips can make springtime celebrations safer for your pets and less stressful for your whole family.

For more information, please contact Ana Bustilloz at 323- 730-5300 x252 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .


Team members care for thousands of the region's sickest children with heart conditions, including fetuses, newborns, infants, children, adolescents, and adult, long-term patients with pediatric cardiovascular conditions. At Children's families experience coordinated, next-generation care, delivered by a compassionate, multidisciplinary team of leaders in the pediatric cardiology field. One of the largest pediatric cardiovascular programs in the region. Studies have shown that high volumes are associated with high quality and better outcomes, because experience is a major factor in quality of care. Wort was traditionally prescribed in parts of Europe for depression (in addition to use as a general-purpose tea), and Chinese medicine developed elaborate lists of herbs and preparations. With the scientific revolution in Europe and the United States, the use of traditional herbal remedies fell out of favor with the mainstream medical establishment, although a few people continued to use and maintain knowledge of traditional European herblore. In the early 20th century, scientists began reassessing this rejection of traditional herbs in medicine. Vorzüge eines intakten und lebendigen Gemeinschaftslebens bewahren. Dafür sorgen nicht zuletzt gut 120 lokale Vereine. Als wichtiger Faktor im Kulturleben haben sich die zahlreichen Museen und einige Kunstgalerien erwiesen. Descriptive and quantitative transcriptome analyses are important for interpreting the functional elements of the genome and revealing the molecular constituents of cells and tissues. It is known that sperm function can be affected by ASG proteins, including the processes of capacitation and the acrosome reaction, as well as canadian pharmacy accutane sperm motility, DNA integrity and interaction with the oocyte. BSPs (bovine seminal plasma protein, unigene 64,588 and unigene 69,768), fertilin (unigene 17,270 and unigene 27,136), ACE (Angiotensin converting enzyme, unigene 7,164 and unigene 21,069), GPX5 (glutathione peroxidase, epididymal secretory glutathione peroxidase, unigene15860), Spermadhesin-1 (Acidic seminal fluid protein, aSFP). The reproduction-related transcripts identified in the ASG and testis transcritptomes in E. This interaction of PDC-109 with the sperm cell membrane results in an efflux of cholesterol and choline phospholipids, that appears to be important for capacitation. The main changes in spermatozoa that occur during epididymal maturation are the ability to move, recognize and bind to the ZP, and to fuse with the plasma membrane of the oocyte.. Oct 2004, Adelaide, Australia. Ziaian T, Augostinos, M. Relationship Between Acculturation and Mental Well-being Among Young Persian Women Living in Australia. Paper presented at the Educational Research conference, 18th November 2004, Adelaide, Australia. Ziaian T, Stress Management: an introduction of holistic coping strategies. A Four day Course for the higher degree students. Targeted molecular therapy for advanced epithelial ovarian cancer. Minimally invasive surgery for gynecological cancer. Pharmaceutical Sciences from Shizuoka College of Pharmacy (1976, Japan). He has completed his B. Prophylactic removal of nevi without clinically worrisome characteristics is not recommended. The reasons for this are practical: many individuals in these families have a large number of nevi, and complete removal of them all is not feasible, since new atypical nevi continue to develop. In addition, individuals with increased susceptibility to melanoma may have cancer arise de novo, without a precursor lesion such as a nevus. The disadvantages of screening include the limitations of available noninvasive testing methods and the risks associated with invasive screening procedures. ERCP is the gold standard for identifying early cancers and precancerous lesions in the pancreas..