Wintertime Safety Tips. Avoid the Pet ER this Holiday Season! Winter is a time of cold weather festivals, holiday parties, and changing weather.
Pet Toys. Due to concerns of lead paint in children’s toys made in China, as well as the massive toy recalls, pet owners and veterinarians alike are becoming concerned about dog and cat toys as well.
This Halloween enjoy the festivities with your pets. Veterinarian Dr. Carol Osborne offers a few common sense safety tips for pets and their owners to help ensure fun for all while trick or treating this season.
Animal Poison Control Center seeing more cases of Xylitol toxicity in pets. The sugar substitute, Xylitol, has been a great development in the fight against tooth decay and in helping diabetics
Personally, I’ll remember this year as the year pet food got turned upside down.. First, the massive pet food scare and then lead-contaminated children’s toys really shed a poor light on Chinese imports.
When cleaning your house, never allow your dog access to the area where cleaning agents are used or stored. Cleaning agents have a variety of properties
GARLIC, ONIONS AND OTHER MEMBERS OF THE LILLY FAMILY: The use of garlic and other members of the Lilly family such as onions, shallots, and chives in the cat’s
Animals, especially puppies, will find any holiday things appealing and tempting to play with or explore.
In spite of our best efforts, emergencies happen. You should know your vet’s procedures for emergency situations, especially the ones that occur at odd hours.
Wintertime Hazards for Canines
To make enough energy to stay warm, outdoor dogs burn 50 percent more calories in the winter so they can make enough energy to stay warm. Their food must be increased accordingly. Normal rectal temperature for a dog is 100-102F, classically 101.5F is the average.
Pet Seizures: Holistic Solutions for Dogs & Cats with Epilepsy
Convulsions or seizures are defined as sudden, uncontrolled bursts of abnormal activity that last from one to three minutes. Signs may include anything from a slight twitch to salivating and foaming at the mouth.
Potential Dangers for your Dog in the Home
Dangerous situations in and around your home include plants, drugs, chemicals, gardening and lawn care supplies, car care supplies, and insecticide baits to name a few.
Making sure that your puppy starts life out the right way from day one helps prevent behavioral problems from developing later in life. Puppies get new teeth until they are six months old.
Dangers in the Home for Cats
Dangers IN THE HOME include plants, drugs, chemicals, gardening and lawn care supplies, car care products, and insecticide baits to name a few. Actual reports of cats getting seriously ill from eating plants are relatively rare compared to reports of poisoning from household products or drugs, but it is best to eliminate toxic plants from your cat’s environment and provide safe alternatives.