Cat Cold Weather Mistakes to Avoid

By Katherine Tolford | Found on PetMD

Cats are resourceful creatures with good survival skills. But when the cold chill of winter sets in they are vulnerable to a host of hazards. Dr. Jessica Trimble from fuzzy.com, an in-home veterinary preventative care service, has a list of cold weather mistakes to avoid that will . . . → Read More: Cat Cold Weather Mistakes to Avoid

Experts Raise Concerns Over Raw Meat Diets for Cats and Dogs

Article Found on Science Daily

Experts are warning dog and cat owners to be aware of the risks associated with feeding their pets raw meat-based diets (RMBDs), instead of the more conventional dry or canned pet foods.

In the Vet Record today, a team of researchers based in The Netherlands say these . . . → Read More: Experts Raise Concerns Over Raw Meat Diets for Cats and Dogs

How to Protect Your Pet from Coyotes

Article by Nicole Pajer | Found on PetMD

In recent years, we have been hearing more and more about wildlife posing a threat to dogs and cats. News headlines have highlighted the tragedy that can unfold if a hungry coyote crosses paths with a small, unattended pet. People have reported coyotes snatching their . . . → Read More: How to Protect Your Pet from Coyotes

Be Wary of Shopping for Pet Meds Online

Article by Robert Preidt | Found on Everyday Health

If you get medications online for your pets, be careful, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration cautions.

Some websites sell unapproved or counterfeit drugs, make fraudulent claims, sell prescription drugs without requiring a prescription, or sell expired drugs. As a result, you could buy . . . → Read More: Be Wary of Shopping for Pet Meds Online

5 Toxins to Watch Out For This Fall

Article by Dr. Justine A. Lee, DVM, DACVECC | Found on PetHealthNetwork

As autumn approaches, so do new potential dangers that pose a threat to your dog and cat. Here are the top 5 fall toxins to be on the lookout for as summer ends. Keep your pet safe by keeping these out of . . . → Read More: 5 Toxins to Watch Out For This Fall

Mothball Toxicity in Pets: What You Need to Know

Article by Jennifer Coates, DVM | Found on PetMD

The incidence of mothball poisoning in pets is quite low — 158 cases were reported to the ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center (APCC) between 2002 and 2004. But that becomes irrelevant when it’s your pet who has become sick.

According to the APCC, most of . . . → Read More: Mothball Toxicity in Pets: What You Need to Know

10 Halloween Safety Tips for Pets

10 Halloween Safety Tips for Pets

Halloween can be a festive and fun time for children and families. But for pets? Let’s face it, it can be a nightmare. Skip the stress and keep your pets safe this year by following these 10 easy tips.

 

1. Trick-or-treat candies are not for pets.

All . . . → Read More: 10 Halloween Safety Tips for Pets

Outbreak of Pet Store Puppy-Related Infection Reported in 12 States

Article by Aly Semigran | Found on PetMD

Yet another reason to be extremely wary of adopting a puppy from a pet store: over the past year, there has been an outbreak of Campylobacteriosis (an infectious disease caused by the Campylobacter bacteria) in 12 states, stemming from Petland store locations.

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Disaster Preparedness for Your Pet

Article Found on CDC.gov

If a natural disaster strikes, what will happen to your pet? Be prepared: make a plan and prepare a disaster kit for your pet.

Leaving pets out of evacuation plans can put pets, pet owners, and first responders in danger. Even if you try to create a safe place for . . . → Read More: Disaster Preparedness for Your Pet

Poison Ivy, Oak, and Sumac: Dangers for Pets

By Maura McAndrew | Found on PetMD

In the summertime, you and your pets likely enjoy more time outdoors—playing in the yard, taking hikes, or going on camping or fishing excursions. While these activities are fun for all, there are hazards to watch out for, including poisonous plants like poison ivy, oak, and . . . → Read More: Poison Ivy, Oak, and Sumac: Dangers for Pets