Disaster Preparedness for Pets: A Guide for Pet Parents

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As a pet parent, it is our responsibility to keep our furry companions safe during emergencies. Disasters like tornados, wildfires, and floods can happen any time. Although it is an uncomfortable topic, it is essential to make a plan and prepare for the worst-case scenario. According to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), pet owners should prepare an emergency kit … Read More

Check Your Pet’s Microchip on Check The Chip Day

There’s nothing more heart-wrenching than losing a pet, and it’s a sad reality that pets do get lost quite frequently. While taking precautions and keeping them on-leash certainly helps, it does not ensure that your pet will never venture out and get lost. But there is hope: the solution is in checking your pet’s microchip regularly, and what better day … Read More

Protecting Your Pets: A Guide to Fire Safety

We all love our pets and consider them an integral part of our family. They bring us joy, companionship, and unconditional love. So, naturally, their safety is a priority for us. One essential aspect of pet safety that often gets overlooked is fire safety. It’s crucial to have a plan in place to protect our furry friends from potential fire … Read More

The Benefits of Fostering Pets for Young-Williams Animal Center   

At Young-Williams Animal Center, our mission is to lead the community to end pet homelessness, promote animal welfare and enhance the human-animal bond. One of the most important ways we achieve this is through our dedicated foster program. Fostering pets not only provides temporary homes for animals in need but also offers numerous benefits to both the animals and their … Read More

Pawsitive Vibes: How Pets Boost Our Mental Health

Our beloved pets have a magical way of filling our lives with joy, love, and those heartwarming moments that make us grin from ear to ear. But beyond their adorable antics, pets possess the power to enhance our mental well-being in significant ways. Studies show that pet ownership can lower stress, ease anxiety, and even diminish signs of depression. Join … Read More

Consider The Paws-itives of Adopting 

Pets are an essential part of our lives, bringing love and joy every day. Whether you’re a cat or a dog lover, adding a new furry friend to your family can be one of the most exciting experiences. However, choosing where to get your pet can be challenging, considering the range of options available. While purchasing pets from breeders seems … Read More

Heartworms: is there a risk? 

As pet parents, we owe it to our furry family members to keep them safe and healthy. Heartworm disease can be extremely dangerous for pets and is especially common in areas with warm climates such as Tennessee (home of Young-Williams Animal Center). This blog post is intended to educate you on the risks heartworms present, as well as how best … Read More

The Pet Parent’s Guide to Toxin-Free Plants 

As pet owners, we all want to keep our furry friends safe and healthy. But did you know that some common houseplants can be toxic to cats and dogs? That’s why it’s important to choose plants that are safe for pets, especially if you have curious animals who like to chew on things.  But don’t worry – just because you … Read More

Seven Toxic Pet Hazards Every Pet Parent Should Be Aware Of

Keeping your pets safe and secure from toxins in the home is a top priority! Making sure everyday items like cleaning products, plants, foods, and medications are out of reach or securely locked away will help protect your pet. Additionally, keeping an eye out for signs of poisoning can help catch any potential issues before they become serious. Keep an … Read More

Will Fido Miss Them?

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Are you considering spaying or neutering your canine companion but feel unsure about the process? You’re not alone – many people are faced with common misconceptions that can make them hesitant or unsure. This article will address those myths, so that you can make an educated decision on whether or not to get your pet spayed or neutered. So let’s … Read More