The Indoor Cat Initiative is now called the Indoor Pet Initiative!
Welcome, our Center for companion animal care and wellness information for pet owners and veterinarians. This site extends the popular Indoor Cat Initiative, which has helped enrich the lives of cats and strengthen the human-cat bond for nearly a decade. The recent addition of a board-certified veterinary behaviorist and two applied animal behaviorists to our College now allows us to expand to include more companion species, starting with dogs. Please take advantage of this wealth of information for your own pets, as well as those of your friends, family, colleagues and clients.
We hope you will join us in our efforts, even if only by enriching your own cat's life. We welcome questions or comments, and suggestions for improvement of this site.
C.A. Tony Buffington DVM, PhD, DACVN, and the members of the Indoor Cat Initiative.
Indoor Cat Initiative
The Animal Pharmacy
The Animal Pharmacy
"Your hometown pharmacy and compounding center that is synonymous with good prices, quality and trust"
66 West Avenue
Canandaigua, NY 14424
Toll Free: (800)734-0206
Animal Pharmacy is more than your average pharmacy. Their compounding pharmacist specializes in customized and hard-to-find medications to meet the needs of your pet patients.
The Pine Pharmacy is a compounding-only pharmacy for complex medical and veterinary prescriptions. Our investment in the most advanced compounding equipment and continuing education helps ensure that we consistently deliver innovative, highly effective treatments to patients. Our attention to detail and service excellence permeates everything we do. Since 1982, the 12 Corners Apothecary has offered customers personalized attention for all their prescriptions needs and now they are Pine Pharmacy.
12 Corners is now Pine Pharmacy
Our pharmacy carries all leading brands, including Frontline Plus, K9 Advantix II, Advantage II, Dasuquin, Greenies and Heartgard. We also offer fast and free shipping to your home on most orders.
Support your local animal shelter or rescue group! They need your help. 5 million to 7 million pets are surrendered to animal shelters every year in the US. 60% to 70% will never be placed in a home. Your purchases will support spay and neuter clinics, veterinary care and pet adoption programs. Pet Rescue Rx is here to make a difference for all of them.
Peace, Love and Rescue.
Linda D. Homco, DVM, DACVR
When necessary, we can refer your cat to Dr. Homco for diagnostic ultrasound. She is a specialist who travels to different locations and is available on most Thursdays at Mendon Village Animal Hospital.
Originally from Chicago, Illinois, Dr. Homco received her DVM degree from Purdue University in 1979. After completing a one-year internship at the New York State College of Veterinary Medicine at Cornell University, she worked at Animal Hospital of Pittsford in Rochester, New York for seven years, with clinical interest in medicine, oncology, radiology, and exotic animals.
She returned to the Midwest to complete a four-year radiology residency at the University of Illinois, receiving board certification in radiology in 1992. Dr. Homco then accepted an appointment as an assistant professor of radiology and ultrasound at Texas A & M University’s College of Veterinary Medicine in College Station, Texas. After seven years on the faculty, she returned to upstate New York in 1998.
Does your cat have hyperthyroidism? You have options! At Thyrocat they can do a treatment called I131. For more information call us at (585)248-9590 or check out www.Thyrocat.com
Cat Rescue & Adoption Groups in the Rochester Area
Bugsy's Animal Network is a great resource for when you are ready to adopt. They have compiled most of the local rescue organizations all in one place.
Pets are negatively affected by second hand smoke from regular cigarettes.
Many people have switched to Vapor Cigarettes. This link gives info about using them safely around pets.
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Rikki Van Camp is a local photographer who has some phenomenal cat photographs as well as other things that are almost as pretty. She has a facebook page for Bare Bulb Studio and an Etsy Page
KatWALLks vis-à-vis conventional cat furniture
KatWALLks cat furniture and its conventional counterparts (cat trees, cat towers, cat condos, cat perches, and cat climbing posts, for example) are of course designed to provide height, foster exercise, and act as scratching posts. But unlike regular cat furniture, KatWALLks vastly enlarges your cat's world without using one inch of actual living space!
About Crijo Pets The Artisans at CRIJO are committed to producing the highest quality hand-crafted pet furniture on the market today. We have worked closely with veterinarians to insure that all of our "American Made" products are safe and pet friendly. We think green and ensure that every piece of furniture is built as if it were going in our own homes for our own pets. If you are searching for the ideal cat condo, cat tree, cat climber or scratching posts you will find or can design the perfect cat product made by CRIJO.
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contact us at email@example.com Cats Exclusively Veterinary Hospital 1311 Marsh Road Pittsford NY 14534 (585)248-9590 Updated for October 2016