Pet Safety

Heat Pet Safety


Summer is here – with a vengeance! As temperatures reach almost 100° F this week, keeping a close eye on your furry pets is very important. Some tips to keep in mind this summer (or anytime it is over 70°F): SHADE AND WATER: Protect your pets from the sun’s rays and keep them hydrated. NO […]



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Canine Parvo Virus (CPV)


Canine Parvo Virus (CPV) is an aggressive canine virus that attacks the intestines and heart in young puppies, unvaccinated dogs, and poorly vaccinated dogs. This virus can live in the environment for up to 12 months.



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Pet Disaster Preparedness Essentials


Emergencies come in many forms, and they may require anything from a First Aid Kit to a brief absence from your home. Each type of emergency requires different measures to keep your pet safe, so the best thing you can do for yourself and your pet is to be prepared.



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Pet First-Aid Kit Checklist


Keep a kit of basic first aid supplies for the pets in your household. Many of the items in a family first aid kit can be used for pets, too. Below is a list of pet-specific items you can add to your family first aid kit:



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4 Myths About Fleas and Ticks


Fleas and ticks have been around for centuries, serving as a source of discomfort and disease. While experts have learned a lot about these pests, some common myths and misconceptions about fleas and ticks still exist in the minds of many pet owners. . .



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Ribbons & Bows – Holiday Hazards for Cats


Are you done wrapping all your Christmas presents yet? One of the great things about Christmas is seeing lots of beautiful presents with lots of ribbon and bows under the tree. And although it can be fun to watch cats play with the ribbons on the presents, it can also be dangerous for them



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10 Tips for Feeding Pets Thanksgiving Leftovers


With the holidays approaching, your dog or cat will inevitably be begging to partake in the big turkey dinner. When polled, 56 percent of our pet owners admitted to sharing Thanksgiving table scraps with their pets. While this can be a wonderful way to add lean protein and fresh veggies to your pet’s diet, there are also hidden dangers in holiday fare.



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Dog Flu: What causes it?


Canine influenza, or dog flu, is caused by the canine influenza virus (CIV). It is highly contagious. Who’s at Risk? Dogs of any breed, age, sex or health status are at risk of infection when exposed to CIV, and infection can occur year round. Almost all dogs exposed to CIV will become infected, and the […]



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Flea & Tick Product Safety Tips


Flea and tick prevention is an important part of taking good care of your cat or dog. That’s because pets can get a variety of diseases from fleas and ticks. And flea and tick bites can make your pet (and you!) very uncomfortable. But flea and tick preventives contain substances that can be harmful if […]



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