The Importance of Heartworm and Flea Prevention

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Summer may be over, but heartworm and flea prevention is just as important as ever. It seems that mosquito’s linger longer and longer each year. It’s November and I just got bit twice today! So, whether you are hitting trails with your dog or just letting your pets outside potty breaks and exercise, they need to be protected all year long

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Safety Tips for Taking Your Dog to the Beach

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Summer will be rolling up on us in no time. And what’s a summer without a trip to the beach? It’s a great opportunity for the family to spend time together while enjoying nature at its finest. It is also a perfect place to let your dog come along for the fun. If you are taking your dog to the beach this summer make sure to go over these safety tips before you head out. [Read more…]

The Dangers of Rawhides

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When you think of dogs and rawhide chews they seem to go hand in hand. All dogs need to chew, not only is it one of their basic instinct; it also helps keep their teeth clean and strengthens their jaws. However, rawhides may not be the best choice for your pet. Before you get them for your dog make sure you know the dangers of rawhides and how to prevent it. [Read more…]

Animal Obesity

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A lot of people tend to think a fat pet is a happy pet, and even though a big round ball of fur is pretty cute, it is a growing epidemic. Just like humans, animal obesity is on the rise.  Over 50% of pets are obese and what’s worse is that most pet owners don’t even realize it’s a problem.  Experts like APOP founder Dr. Ernie Ward even have a special term for it,  “this is what I refer to as the “fat pet gap” or the normalization of obesity by pet parents. In simplest terms, we’ve made fat pets the new normal.”   [Read more…]

Keeping Your Pets Safe on New Year’s Eve

 

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As we get ready to celebrate the upcoming year and sit back to reflect on the peaks and pits of the past year, we realize just how important family and loved ones are.  This also includes our furry family, keeping your pets safe during the festivities is just as important as the celebrations themselves. [Read more…]

Christmas Safety Tips for Pets

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Usually people don’t associate Christmas with being a dangerous time of year, and honestly, why would we?  For us humans Christmas is not exactly hazardous.  Our pets, on the other hand, can get into a few sticky situations with all the extra food, festivities and decorations around.  Be sure to check out these Christmas safety tips to guarantee your pet’s well-being this year. [Read more…]

Safely Decorating For the Holidays

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The holiday season is here and in full swing.  Now that Thanksgiving is over, it’s time to start decorating and getting ready for Christmas. This is a beautiful time of year, with twinkling lights, garland, bows and other trimmings adorning homes across the nation.  Nevertheless, when you have pets in the home, you may want to think twice about how you decorate.   I’ve seen many an ornament and keepsake broken by our family pets over the years. Thankfully they were okay, but sometimes decorating for the holidays can be dangerous for our pets.  Be careful when decking the halls with the following: [Read more…]

Keeping Pets Safe on Halloween

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Fall is in full swing and Halloween is just around the corner.  While most people really enjoy the festivities of Halloween, our pets are not always the biggest of fans. I mean, it’s like you can almost hear their thoughts play out during the month of October, “Hey you guys! Sooo, what is going on with that crazy black cat in the yard doesn’t move?  And what is up with all these white strings everywhere with spiders in them?  And why don’t they move either?!  Seriously guys, I’m for real now, there’s a really really skinny person that cackles and lights up every time you walk by, why is he even here?! Most importantly, what is going on with your face and who are all of these weird looking people coming to my door?!!  HELP ME!!!” 

As you can imagine, it can be a little bit of a stressful time of your pets, but it doesn’t have to be a complete nightmare for them. There is no reason we can’t enjoy this jovial time with our pets in tow. Take a look at these few simple ways to keep them happy and safe all Halloween. [Read more…]