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What’s Poisonous to Pets?, Part 1: Inside Your House

It happens to everyone at some point or other: Fido or Fluffy gets into a cabinet (or storage bin or your purse or…) and starts to chew on what she finds. If we’re lucky, she doesn’t find anything harmful or do any permanent damage to her newfound chew toys. But sometimes our furry friends find something that could make them sick – they find something that’s poisonous to them. March is National Pet Poison Prevention Month, so today we’re going to talk about household items that can be poisonous to pets.

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Dog Treats and Biscuits

February 23rd was National Dog Biscuit Day. There are many different types of dog treats out there to give your furry friend. It’s important to know what you are giving your dog as a treat, as some contain large amounts of calories in small packages. Also, dogs that suffer from food allergies can have flare ups if they receive dog treats containing one of the food products they are allergic to.

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The Art of Pet Grooming

What’s a good haircut without a wash to go with it, though? While dogs don’t need to bathe as often as we do, they do need regular baths. Healthy dogs without any special breed requirements may only need a bath every couple of months. Other dogs (and some cats!) – especially the wrinkly ones (e.g., English bulldogs), the hairless ones, the ones that spend lots of time outside, or ones with skin problems – may need more frequent baths. Finally, most human shampoos can irritate Fido and Kitty’s skin (and some are toxic to them), so you want to be sure you use...

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Pet Heart Health

February is National Heart Month. Many people are aware of the importance of people taking care of their heart health, but did you realize that pet heart health is also just as important to their physical well-being? With a few simple steps, you can ensure your pet’s heart continues to perform its important job of pumping blood through the rest of the body.

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The Benefits of Walking Your Dog

Going out for walks is an important part of a dog’s life.  Even if you have a large fenced-in yard where your dog can “do his business,” walks can make a dog’s life more exciting. With proper training, you can make walking your dog an easier and more fulfilling venture.

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