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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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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Tips for Dealing with Diabetes in Cats

Dealing with a diabetic cat certainly brings about more owner responsibility. When hearing of your cat’s diagnosis, one may feel disheartened or worried about the cat’s wellbeing and health. While diabetes is something that must be treated daily, there are ways to make things easier. Here we will offer tips for dealing with diabetes in […]

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Preventing Fleas, Ticks & Lick Sores

More than 2,000 species of fleas exist, but the cat flea (Ctenocephalides felis) is the one most responsible for the relentless itching suffered by both cats and dogs. To some pets, fleas are an annoyance, but to others…one or two bites from a flea can make the animal down right miserable!  When a flea bites […]

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Springtime Pet Safety Tips

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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Affectionate, gentle, energetic and built for long days in the field.  Vizslas are known to be an athletic breed – eager and graceful trotters possessing great stamina and making them ideal jogging or biking companions.   Picture Annie:  a Heartworm positive two-year-old Vizsla who is currently on restricted activity during treatment.  Annie arrived at the […]

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