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Spring Plants that are Dangerous for Pets

Spring has finally sprung — but some of the flowers and plants growing in your garden or blooming in your vases could cause serious harm to your pet.  Click here to read more.

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Pet Owners Who Use E-Cigarettes

As electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes) are becoming more popular, exposures to animals are increasing as the types of exposures have changed.  Click here to read more.

paw-print-rightFixer Upper Hazards for Pets.

Spring is in the air and so are the scent of paint fumes and the buzz of power tools. Warmer weather encourages many home and apartment dwellers to spruce up their abodes with a little project or two. While you are measuring, taping and scraping, however, don’t forget to protect your pets.  Click here to read more.

paw-print-rightSpring Cleaning for Your Pets.

Spring is in the air, and for many of us, that means getting a fresh start with some serious housecleaning. Don’t forget about your pets when you’re spiffing things up for spring!  Click here to read more.

paw-print-rightWhy your Pet needs a Microchip ID and/or Tags.

According to the ASPCA, only 33 percent of pet owners report keeping their dogs or cats properly tagged all the time. Without proper identification, up to 90 percent of those lost pets will never find their way home again. AAHA Universal Pet Microchip Lookup Site: www.petmicrochiplookup.orgClick here to read more.

paw-print-rightWhy Should You Spay or Neuter Your Pet?

Deciding to have your pet spayed or neutered isn’t always easy for everyone. You might feel bad about putting them through the procedure, you have to face the realization that you won’t hear the pitter-patter of little puppy feet, and (depending on your finances) it can be expensive. Click here to read more.

paw-print-rightCold Weather Dangers and Cold Weather Hazards for Pets

Cool, crisp weather brings the potential for new toxins for your pets to encounter. Let’s briefly review some of the seasonal risks you need to be aware of in order to keep your pet safe. Click here to read more.

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Protect Your Pets from Winter Weather

Winter weather can take on our pets, especially the old or the chronically ill. As winter does its best to make us all miserable, it’s essential to be sure our animals are as warm and safe as they possibly can be.  Click here to read more.

paw-print-rightDangerous Winter Holiday Plants for Pets

Animals will often chew plants to get some roughage. For dogs this is because they are omnivores and actually enjoy plant foods. Plant roughage can be a good source of vitamins and can be helpful for passing food through the intestines. Click here to read more.

paw-print-rightWeather Proof Your Pets As Well

Just like you schedule your seasonal wardrobe swap, the process of protecting your pets from frigid temperatures should begin long before the mercury plunges. As soon as the brisk fall air settles in, follow these steps to weather-proof your pet’s routine from the upcoming big chill. Click here to read more.

paw-print-rightHalloween Safety and Costumes

We want to make sure that pets are safe and happy on this deliciously scary holiday. Halloween is the second most common time of the year for pets to become lost. Click here to read more.

paw-print-rightThe BEST Way to Remove a Tick From Your Pet

The BEST way is to pull them out with tweezers, or with a specialized “tick removal” tool. Part your pets fur with your fingers, until you can see where the ticks head has entered the skin. Then pull the the tick straight out – by the body – but careful not to twist or pinch the body from the head. Do not leave the head of the tick embedded in your pet’s skin. For more information on safe methods of tick and other pest removal, contact your veteranarian.

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Our resources and articles originate from other sources such as VetStreet and PetMD, and are meant for general pet care information. Please contact our office directly for specific questions concerning your pets or any other animals you may come into contact with.

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