Safe Use of Flea and Tick Preventive Products
Fleas and ticks are not just a nuisance, but pose animal and human health risks. There are some diseases that fleas and ticks can transmit from animals to humans.
Heartworm Prevention and Testing
It only takes the bite of one mosquito to infect a dog and only a few mosquito bites to create a fatal heartworm infection. Almost all dogs do their “business” outside and if they are not on heartworm prevention, this is enough time for the mosquitoes to bite and deliver their fatal package.
Cold Weather Pet Safety
You’re probably already aware of the risks posed by warm weather and leaving pets in hot cars, but did you know that cold weather also poses serious threats to your pets’ health?
Keeping Dogs Safe in the Heat
By Dr. Sherry Weaver
The summer is a great time to talk about overheating. All over the country and year-round, dogs are put in situations that are not safe due to temperature. This can happen even in cooler parts of the country and during the winter, so you should always use good judgment.
Pets and Toxic Plants
Spring is here! Here are some plants that are toxic to our pets.
Read the full story at UC Davis Vet Med
Human Foods That Are Dangerous for Dogs and Cats
A number of human foods are dangerous to pets. Many of these foods may seem tasty to our pets but can prove deadly if eaten. It can be very tempting to offer pets food from the table, but pets should not be given human food unless recommended by your veterinarian.
6 Ways Our Dogs Keep Us Young
Who needs a gym membership when you’ve got a wiggly little friend in need of some exercise too? According to the New York Times, several studies show that dog owners are more likely to take regular walks and are more active overall than people who don’t have dogs.
Jerky treat mystery: Nearly 600 pets dead; still no source, FDA says
Nearly 600 pets have died and more than 3,600 have been sickened in an ongoing, mysterious outbreak of illnesses tied to jerky treats made in China, federal animal health officials said Tuesday.