For many people, nothing beats lounging in the backyard on the Fourth of July with good friends and family—including the four-legged members of the household. While it may seem like a great idea to reward Rover with scraps from the grill and bring him along to watch fireworks, in reality some festive foods and products […]
We all love spending the long, sunny days of summer outdoors with our furry companions, but being overeager in hot weather can spell danger, ASPCA experts warn… Continue reading…..
Q. I live in the city, and I see all kinds of deicers being put on the sidewalk in the winter. Will they hurt my dog’s paws? Are they poisonous? How can I keep him safe? Continue Reading……
February is Pet Dental Health Month, and it’s the perfect opportunity to express the importance of preventive oral care in companion animals to our clients. Pet oral health hasn’t always been at the forefront of veterinary care and many pet owners may think it’s just another service to pay for. It’s important our clients understand that […]
Posted on Jan 7, 2014 in Tips
Q. When my dog first greets someone, she shows all of her teeth and “smiles.” Some visitors mistake this for aggressive behavior, but she’s just very excited and happy. What is she doing and how can I explain it to people who visit? Continue Reading…..
Posted on Dec 26, 2013 in Tips
Exposure to winter’s dry, cold air and chilly rain, sleet and snow can cause chapped paws and itchy, flaking skin, but these aren’t the only discomforts pets can suffer. Winter walks can become downright dangerous if chemicals from ice-melting agents are licked off of bare paws. Continue Reading…..
There are bright lights to look at, shiny balls just begging to be batted around, and, of course, it’s a tree — in the house! So, can you really blame cats for making the Christmas tree their personal playground? Sometimes they end up stuck in all the decorations, and other times they decide it’s a […]
Posted on Nov 26, 2013 in Tips
Keep a safe home for your reptile or amphibian by following these steps:
To make a carrier irresistible to your cat, use praise and food rewards each time the cat enters the carrier successfully. Once your cat is comfortable entering the carrier, continue to make it a desirable by playing with toys and offering meals in and around the carrier. Though it can sometimes be a slow process […]
The smell of the feast is sure to have tails wagging, but busy crowds of family and friends and an abundance of food may present safety hazards for pets. The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) offers the following tips to keep pets safe this holiday season. Continue reading…..
Posted on Oct 31, 2013 in Tips
Your idea of Halloween fun may be ducking trick-or-treaters at home with the lights off or parading your pet in costume up and down the neighborhood streets. Either way, here are some tips to keep your cat, dog, or other animal safe during this holiday. Continue Reading….
Candy. Costumes. Creepy crawlies. Who doesn’t love Halloween? Or maybe we should call it Howl-o-ween. These days, even our pets are getting into the trick-or-treat scene. I’m always astounded at the variety of inventive dog Halloween costumes available at pet supply stores or from the creative minds and talented fingers of their owners. My “grandpugs,” […]