Holiday Safety Tips

From : http://www.aspca.org/pet-care/general-pet-care/holiday-safety-tips

The holiday season is upon us, and many pet parents plan to include their furry companions in the festivities. As you gear up for the holidays, it is important to try to keep your pet’s eating and exercise habits as close to their normal routine as possible. Also, please be sure to . . . → Read More: Holiday Safety Tips

Can Cats and Christmas Trees Co-Exist?

If you have a cat, you don’t need us to tell you how challenging it can be to keep your cat out of restricted areas of the house. Cats are slinky little creatures. So, even though you have set up a nice little perimeter around the Christmas tree to keep small creatures out, cats . . . → Read More: Can Cats and Christmas Trees Co-Exist?

Thanksgiving Pet Safety Tips

Thank you to the Pet Lover’s Guide for these handy safety tips!

http://thepetloversguide.com/thanksgiving-safety-tips/

‘Tis the season for friends, family and holiday feasts—but also for possible distress for our animal companions. Pets won’t be so thankful if they munch on undercooked turkey or a pet-unfriendly floral arrangement, or if they stumble upon an . . . → Read More: Thanksgiving Pet Safety Tips

5 Holiday Table Scraps that Could Kill Your Dog

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Avoid the Holiday Emergency

The holiday season may be a time for giving, except when it comes to giving certain table scraps to your dog. Foods commonly found on our dinner and party tables such as turkey, pork and cheese are too high in salt and fat for our . . . → Read More: 5 Holiday Table Scraps that Could Kill Your Dog

Five Ways to Celebrate Halloween with Your Dog

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Taking the Fright out of Fright Night

Halloween is celebrated for being the scariest day of the year, but celebrations designed to scare can only be enjoyed by those who are in the know. Since our dogs are not clued in to the symbolism of the day it is up . . . → Read More: Five Ways to Celebrate Halloween with Your Dog

Halloween – Three Common Mishaps for Pets

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Halloween is this week, and truth be told it is not my favorite holiday, particularly when I’m the only veterinarian on call for after-hours emergencies. Here are the three . . . → Read More: Halloween – Three Common Mishaps for Pets

Dogs and Fireworks: Dealing with Anxiety

As the 4th of July approaches, people will be busy buying sparklers and fireworks but may forget about the traumatic effects the noisy evening can have on dogs and other pets.

The Kennel Club is urging dog owners across the country not to ignore their four-legged friends. The loud bangs and flashes created by . . . → Read More: Dogs and Fireworks: Dealing with Anxiety

Five Valentine's Day Safety Tips for Your Pets

Be Kind, Valentine Do you pause in the middle of the day to sigh, thinking of your honey’s warm, wet nose, and furry ears? It’s love, and we know it — dogs and cats make the best Valentines ever. There’s no need to get them chocolates, and they have no use for flowers. In . . . → Read More: Five Valentine’s Day Safety Tips for Your Pets

Gifted Pets Often Become Returned Pets After Holidays

By Dr. Lorie Huston

For better or for worse, the holidays often bring new pets into our households. Your addition may have been well-planned and thoughtfully implemented, which is always the recommended course. However, many new pets end up in our homes either as gifts or as our own impulsive purchases or adoptions.

While . . . → Read More: Gifted Pets Often Become Returned Pets After Holidays

The 10 most harmful holiday dog dangers

Found on “sheknows.com”: http://www.sheknows.com/pets-and-animals/articles/1066225/holiday-dangers-for-your-dog

 

Watch out! These common holiday items can be harmful to your dog

 

Though the holiday season is supposed to be the most wonderful time of the year, it can mean danger to your favorite furry friends. We’ve rounded up things that you have in the house around the holidays . . . → Read More: The 10 most harmful holiday dog dangers