Retractable Dog Leashes: Know the Risks

Article Found on DogHealth.com

Retractable dog leashes are a popular tool among dog-owners. These leashes are thin cords that extend from and retract into a plastic handle. They may seem like a great idea because you can give your dog some leeway or reign her back in depending on the situation. The truth is . . . → Read More: Retractable Dog Leashes: Know the Risks

Are Lilies Poisonous to Cats?

Article Found on Pet Poison Helpline

Do you have a cat in your household? Please use EXTREME caution when bringing in flowers, bouquets, and new plants into your cat-friendly household. Easter lilies are extremely poisonous to cats, and just 1-2 leaves (or even the pollen) can kill a cat! Even small ingestions can result . . . → Read More: Are Lilies Poisonous to Cats?

9 Spring-Time Pet Hazards

Article Found on Pet Health Network

After a long winter, we’re sure that you’re ready to get outside with your dog. While we couldn’t agree more, don’t overlook these 9 hazards of the season.

1. Ticks and Tick-borne Disease

Ticks are more than just creepy; they can spread a number of different . . . → Read More: 9 Spring-Time Pet Hazards

Top Ten Emergencies in Dogs

Article Found on DogHealth.com

Canine emergencies can happen at any time or place, and being a prepared dog-owner greatly improves your pet’s chances of a successful outcome. Below are descriptions of some of the most common emergencies you may encounter during your years of dog ownership. Knowing the signs of these medical situations is . . . → Read More: Top Ten Emergencies in Dogs

5 Facts You May Not Know About Lyme Disease in Dogs

Article by Dr. Mike Paul | Found on PetHealthNetwork

If you are not yet aware of Lyme disease, you almost certainly will be soon. Lyme disease has spread to many regions of the U.S. Lyme disease is a condition caused by an organism, called Borrelia burgdorferi. It’s not a new disease. There is actually . . . → Read More: 5 Facts You May Not Know About Lyme Disease in Dogs

Grapes and Raisins Pose Serious Threat to Dogs

Article Featured on Animal Health Foundation

From the Boston Herald on January 20, 2017

Q My 3-year-old female Weimaraner got into a large quantity of grapes at the house this morning. After some quick research, I reached for some hydrogen peroxide and gave her a few teaspoons. Within a few minutes, she vomited up three . . . → Read More: Grapes and Raisins Pose Serious Threat to Dogs

A Guide for Traveling By Car With Your Pet

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Road trips are basically instilled into Americans as a birthright. We just get in the car, gas it up, turn on the tunes, and drive off into the beautiful sunset. But what if you’re bringing your pet along? Besides packing your pet’s favorite chew toys and a favorite blankie for them . . . → Read More: A Guide for Traveling By Car With Your Pet

Dogs and Mushrooms: Are They Poisonous?

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

Just last week, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson’s dog sadly died of mushroom poisoning. On Instagram, he left an important message:

“This mushroom happened to have a lethal toxicity and within hours it was rapidly destroying [Brutus’] liver and immune system to . . . → Read More: Dogs and Mushrooms: Are They Poisonous?

Pets on the Fly? Why Are There So Many Animals in the Skies and at Airports?

Found on NBC NEWS | By Harriet Baskas

If it seems there are a lot more animals in airports — and on airplanes — these days, you’re not imagining it.

More than 30 airports around the country now have regular programs that bring certified pet therapy dogs and their handlers into the terminals to . . . → Read More: Pets on the Fly? Why Are There So Many Animals in the Skies and at Airports?

4 Pet Food Storage Tips to Keep Your Dog Safe

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Pet food recalls are abhorred by both pet parents and pet food manufacturers. However, pet food recalls don’t happen quite as often as you might think. Of the more than 8 million metric tons of dog and cat food sold in the U.S. in 2014, there were fewer than . . . → Read More: 4 Pet Food Storage Tips to Keep Your Dog Safe