3 Important Considerations When Picking Out A Litter Box

Litter boxes may seem simple. But finding the right one for your cat can be tricky. Here are some things that you should take into consideration when choosing a litter box.    What Size Litter Box Do You Need? It’s crucial to get the right sized litter box for your cat. If you get the […]

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HURRICANE DORIAN: 5 THINGS YOU CAN DO RIGHT NOW!

Remember my 5 THINGS YOU CAN DO RIGHT NOW even before a hurricane or other disaster strikes: Remain calm Check and refresh supplies (including calming aids and ones for upset tummies) Practice transport (crates, harnessing and car rides) Practice alternate potty areas (pee pods, covered patios, even corners of garages, tubs, etc.) Stay alert to […]

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Bee Stings

One Spring morning, two Dachshund pups were playfully exploring their fenced yard when Rudy caught Abigail off guard and bounded at her from behind the rose bushes.  As Abby took a tumble landing dazed and confused, a bumble bee buzzed passed her.  The twosome, quickly distracted by this new found fun, attempted to play a […]

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How To Hide Pet Odors In Your Home

  Source   Have you seen those “nose-blind” commercials? I have, too, and I think it’s true: Some pet owners really just live in a stench they’re not aware of. Many dog and cat owners take precautions to avoid a stinky house, like making sure the dog doesn’t track in mud or hastily brushing the […]

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Hyperthermia

It only takes a short period of time for a dog or cat left in a car to get into a deadly situation — 70°F is actually considered too hot in a car! Pets don’t sweat to regulate their body temperature (normally 100.4°F – 102.5°F). Instead, they release heat through their tongue, nose and foot […]

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Springtime Pet Safety

BURNS: 1st, 2nd, 3rd Degree, Chemical & Electrical

Just like in humans, the skin is the largest organ in your dog or cat’s body, and heat, chemicals and electrical sources can cause it great harm. Second and third degree burns are highly susceptible to infection since many layers of tissue have been destroyed. A visit to your Veterinarian is in order, but cooling […]

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Clothes Dryer Injuries

To our feline friends, there may be nothing more inviting than a nice warm spot to stretch out on, curl up in or just plain relax.  A sunny window sill, a sun beam on the floor, rug near a heater or fireplace, a stove top or…even an open clothes dryer that has just finished tumbling […]

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Falls & High Rise Syndrome

Contrary to popular belief, cats do not always land on their feet. Many are injured from falls, so take care to prevent the worst from happening to your feline friend. From a fall out a window, off of a balcony or from a rooftop, cats can sustain a variety of injuries including broken bones, jaws, […]

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Signs of Arthritis in Dogs and How to Alleviate Arthritis Pain

Degenerative joint disease, or Osteoarthritis, usually occurs after years of wear and tear on the joints but can in fact, affect a dog or cat of any age. Large dogs are most vulnerable but feline pals too can feel the pain. It can affect one or more joints and is found in one out of […]

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WATER SAFETY: In it, Not Enough of It or Too Much

In Water The pictures across the mid-West right now are just too heartbreaking to show, so quoting TheDogPress.com from March 25th of this year… “It’s not just hunger, being cold, wet, and abandoned, dogs can’t live long without water and in 2019’s record-breaking floods, the flood water is poisonous…In addition to bacteria from so many […]

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Hot Weather Pet Safety

Heat:  If it’s too hot for you…it’s too hot for your pets! Hot concrete and asphalt can burn precious paws. Place the top of your hand (not the more toughened palm) on the surface and hold for 5 seconds.  If it feels comfortable to your skin, then it should be safe for your dog or […]

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WHY EVERY DAY SHOULD BE CHIP YOUR PET DAY

Santa Clarita, California resident Joyce Culberhouse received a Christmas miracle last year…a call she had been waiting almost four years to receive!  “We never stopped looking. She is our baby!” she explained after holding her Shih Tzu Shawnee in her arms for the first time in 44 months.  Shawnee was stolen in April 2015 from […]

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