The Danger of Antifreeze for Your Pets

  Antifreeze is very toxic for pets The temperature is plummeting out there, and with the wintery weather comes a whole new set of dangers for pets.  One such concern is antifreeze. The primary ingredient in most antifreeze brands is ethylene glycol which is a potent toxin.  Just ingesting a tiny amount can cause death [...]

By |2012-12-27T01:49:08+00:00December 27th, 2012|Uncategorized|Comments Off on The Danger of Antifreeze for Your Pets

Why You Shouldn’t Skip Your Pet’s Rabies Vaccine

  Rabies?  Really?  It may seem tempting to skip this vaccination for your pet when it comes due, but there are several very good reasons you shouldn’t.  Think of the following before bailing on your pet’s next appointment: Rabies is a risk to you and others.  People can become infected and die from this disease.  [...]

By |2012-12-19T16:17:08+00:00December 19th, 2012|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Why You Shouldn’t Skip Your Pet’s Rabies Vaccine

Holiday Safety Checklist

  Santa’s not the only one making a list and checking it twice this holiday season!  Here is our ‘naughty’ list to avoid or be cautious of this year: String-like decorations.  Ribbons, tinsel, and popcorn or cranberry garlands are fun to play with and tasty to eat but are very dangerous for pets.  They can [...]

By |2012-12-12T22:07:56+00:00December 12th, 2012|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Holiday Safety Checklist

Holiday Baking Hazards

I shouldn't share baked goods with my pets? The holiday season is a time of indulgence for many Americans, and you may be tempted to pass along the good cheer to your four-legged friends.  When including them in the festivities, be careful not to overdo it, however.  Many traditional holiday baked goods are not good [...]

By |2012-12-06T00:41:41+00:00December 6th, 2012|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Holiday Baking Hazards

Let’s Hear it for the Mutts!

  While often used as a derogatory term (think “mangy mutt”), the truth is that mutts are a much-loved pet in the United States.  In fact, according to the 2010 National Mutt Census over half the dogs in America are mixed breeds!  Mixed breed dogs make great pets, with most having every bit as much [...]

By |2012-12-05T17:36:40+00:00December 5th, 2012|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Let’s Hear it for the Mutts!