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How to Help a Timid Rescue Dog

Thursday, January 20th, 2022

How can you help a timid rescue dog? As animal lovers ourselves, we know how hard it can be to see a dog in need without offering a helping hand. When a dog is feeling scared, it is important to avoid forcing him to do anything he does not want to do. Rescue dogs are […]

What to Do If Your Dog Swallowed a Foreign Object

Friday, November 19th, 2021

We get worried calls from pet parents whose dog swallowed a foreign object. Dogs are notorious for their appetite for things we find unappealing and oftentimes gross. But like most scavengers, they will eat anything that seems like food or at least something to chew on. This is why foreign body obstructions are a common […]

How to Avoid a Hair-Raising Halloween Pet Emergency

Friday, October 15th, 2021

Halloween is one of the most popular holidays for children (of all ages) and fur kids, too. There’s nothing more fun than dressing up in adorable or spooky costumes and getting into the season with orange and black decor – the spookier the better! But nothing will ruin it faster than a Halloween pet emergency. […]

Signs and Prevention of Pancreatitis in Dogs

Monday, November 23rd, 2020

It’s the time of year when we start seeing more cases of pancreatitis in dogs. Thanksgiving and other holidays are all about food, food, and did we say, food? If you are busily preparing for a feast this year, one thing to remember is pet safety. This time of year sees a spike in the […]

Ouch! What to Do When Your Dog Breaks a Nail

Thursday, September 10th, 2020

What to do if your dog breaks a nail? Breaking a nail is a common occurrence for our canine companions. They run, roughhouse, and walk through all sorts of terrain, so it isn’t unusual for dogs to have a nail incident at some point in their life. Depending upon the severity, it can be painful […]

Is Your Dog Afraid of Fireworks?

Wednesday, July 1st, 2020

Does your pet run for cover any time fireworks boom, sizzle, and clap? It’s heartbreaking to watch and attempt to comfort a dog afraid of fireworks. In some cases, the fear and stress associated with these sounds can trigger a dog to develop a more serious phobia.  Around Fourth of July or New Year’s Eve, […]

Lawn and Garden Chemicals and Plants Poisonous to Cats and Dogs

Monday, March 23rd, 2020

It’s almost time to open up the windows and doors and let the fresh air and smells of spring in. Springtime is one of the best times to attend to lawn and garden needs, planting new foliage and blooms, and enjoying spring yard work. Spring is also a tricky time for lawn and garden pet […]

Keeping the Happy in the Holidays with Winter Holiday Pet Safety

Friday, November 29th, 2019

Winter brings with it many holidays and obligations. It’s easy for us – and our pets – to be in a constant frenzy. From shopping to decorating, travel to hosting parties, it seems the season has no end. In the midst of the razzle-dazzle, your pet may have one too many chances to get into […]

Bugged out! Why Pet Parasite Prevention is Essential

Thursday, April 25th, 2019

Parasite Prevention Time It’s spring and the bugs are out in full force! Whether you’ve been combating mosquitoes or fighting the flies, this time of year ramps things up when it comes to the creepy-crawlies. For your pet, parasite prevention isn’t just a seasonal concern. In fact, parasites are active year-round due to our unpredictable […]

What’s Lurking in the Cupboard: Unusual but Common Pet Poisons

Monday, March 25th, 2019

Our pets can be exceptionally curious and this fact lends itself to hundreds of thousands of trips to the veterinary ER each year. Whether the culprit can be found in the trash can or in the backyard, the number of potential pet poisons at your pet’s disposal may seem daunting. The good news is, we […]

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