New Year, New Resolutions to be an Even Better Pet Parent :)

It’s a brand new year and a new chance to get off on the right paw and make improvements in your pets’ lives as well as your own.  Don’t get bogged down though in practices that just won’t fit your lifestyle and that you’ll be unable to keep, but look into the loving brown, blue […]

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Day #10 Ten Days of Pet Safety Tips: Quality Time With Your Pet’s Favorite Person

Today is the day after Christmas, and whether or not you and your family celebrated big or small, it’s a super GRRRReat day (just like the other 364 days of the year are) to show your furry family members how much you love them! Making them part of the family is why we adopt in […]

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Day #9 Ten Days of Pet Safety Tips: Pet First Aid

During this action-packed time of year, people, decorations, tempting foods and human medicines (which get some humans through the season) are in abundance, so be double-dog sure you keep dangers out of paws reach, but know how to react and where to go should the worst happen. Veterinarians are the experts, but most of us […]

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Day #8 Ten Days of Pet Safety Tips: Life-Giving Water

Water does a body good — canine, feline or human, and like the planet Earth, all 3 species are 3/4 water, so we all need a fresh supply daily. Dehydration — the lack of water in the body — is a serious condition that if left untreated can result in painful urinary stones, crystals & […]

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Day #7 Ten Days of Pet Safety Tips: Pets as Gifts and Gifts & Wrappings

Giving pets as gifts is a super bad idea! People and families should chose the pet that is right for them, one who fits into their lifestyle and at a time they are capable of giving it a forever home. Instead of giving a pet, see if your local rescue or shelter can make a […]

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Day #6 Ten Days of Pet Safety Tips: Routine

Stick to your pet’s normal routine — do NOT skip anything. One of the best ways to maintain a healthy, well-BEEhaved dog or cat during holiday chaos is by sticking to their normal routine, and take a page out of that playbook for yourself! Don’t skip exercise and make sure meals are nutritious and on […]

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Day #5 Ten Days of Pet Safety Tips: Plants

Although POINSETTIAS are often the first plants that come to mind as being hazardous for pets, they are not as dangerous as others. Poinsettias have a milky white, latex sap that can be very irritating to your pet’s tummy and his mouth. Symptoms generally include drooling and digestive upsets (vomiting & diarrhea).   If Fido […]

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Day #4 Ten Days of Pet Safety Tips: Food

During the holidays many a human indulges – eating and drinking in excess and sometimes…sharing with pets.  Remember, extra treats do not equate to love and since human, canine and feline bodies are NOT a like, some of what we consume can be down right deadly to our four-legged friends.   A little boiled or […]

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Day #3 Ten Days of Pet Safety Tips: Company

Although we love them, well-meaning family and friends may not be as pet savvy as we are, so make sure your pets aren’t set up for disaster when guests come for a visit!   Dedicate playtime just for you and your dog or cat BEFORE company arrives, and then let the kitties in particular retreat […]

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DAY #2 Ten Days of Pet Safety Tips: The Outdoors

The only frosty paws your pets should have are the pet-safe frozen treats you can make: Blend 32 oz. non fat plain yogurt, 1 cup lower fat peanut butter and 3 very ripe bananas. Scoop into ice cube trays (or paw print/bone silicone molds) and freeze. Set out to soften just a tad before serving […]

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DAY #1 Ten Days of Pet Safety Tips: The Tree

Put yourself in your dog or cat’s paws…at the end of each year, boxes are dragged from the attic or garage. A tree (seen by males as their “outhouse”) is brought INDOORS! Shiny things dangle everywhere, food smells are abundant and people arrive singing greetings. These sights, smells and sounds can be exciting to our […]

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Thanksgiving Pet Safety Tips

It was a picture-perfect Thanksgiving…a patchwork of red, orange and gold leaves blanketed the ground while a smattering of green still clung to the branches above.  The house was filled with idle chatter while all anxiously awaited the Holiday Meal.  Suddenly a 90 lbs. Rottweiler, entered the room with an unsteady gait.  Unable to breathe […]

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