Spring Health Check

Spring health check!

Diet Just like people, the foundation to a healthful life for your pet is diet and exercise. Weight gain in pets can increase the risk of arthritis and shorten life expectancy. A nutritious and balanced diet is key for your fur friends. If you’re like us, you might be munching on a few more snacks […]

Pet Allergies By The Numbers

Watery eyes? Itchy skin? Sneezing? No, not you. YOUR PET! Just like humans, cats and dogs can have allergies to foods, bug bites and more. Here’s what you need to know about common allergies and how you can provide relief to your furry friend.   7 signs your pet might have allergies 1. Wheezing, coughing or snoring […]

Ick! Ticks!

Ick! Ticks!

Warm weather brings ticks and this summer may bring a bumper crop, say the experts. So here are some facts you should know: TICKS carry many diseases such as Lyme Disease & Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever; both can infect pets & people. Illnesses from ticks can cause fever, anemia, paralysis, lameness & more. Infected pets […]

Cat amongst flowers

Some Plants and Mulches Pose Big Threats to Pets

Cocoa bean mulch, found in many garden centers, looks pretty and smells like chocolate but it can seriously harm—even kill—your dog! Dogs, like humans, are attracted to it but the cocoa bean shells contain two compounds highly toxic to dogs—theobromine and caffeine—also found in chocolate. The risk to your pet depends on his or her size, […]

Toxic Treats & Foods

Holiday Safety Tips for Your Pets

While there are dangers lurking for pets during the holiday season, some are greater than others, and some dangers have actually been exaggerated. So here’s the scoop on some holiday threats to your pets.   Toxic Treats & Foods The foods listed below can be toxic or life threatening to your pets.  They can cause […]