7 Ways Cold Weather Can Affect Your Dog

Article by Katherine Tolford | Found on PetMD

Although our faithful canine companions are equipped with a warm fur coat and tough paw pads they’re still vulnerable when the cold weather chill sets in.

Dr. Kelly Ryan, director of veterinary services at Animal Medical Center of Mid-America, says most dogs can tolerate colder temperatures . . . → Read More: 7 Ways Cold Weather Can Affect Your Dog

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

Tips to Keep Your Dog Safe Near the Water

Article by Hedy Phillips | Found on Popsugar.com

Despite the assumption that any dog can jump in the water and swim, many dogs actually can’t, and according to DogVacay, thousands of dogs drown every year. We’ve come up with a list of tips and things to keep in mind next time you and your . . . → Read More: Tips to Keep Your Dog Safe Near the Water

Summertime Dehydration and Your Dog

Article by Dr. Nancy Kay, DVM, DACVIM | Found on PetHealthNetwork

Some of us take the phrase, “dog days of summer” quite literally— we want to go everywhere accompanied by our beloved dogs! While this can be great, know that the heat of summer has the potential to be hazardous to your dog’s health. . . . → Read More: Summertime Dehydration and Your Dog

Shear Madness — Summer Grooming and Sun Safety for Dogs

Article By David F. Kramer | Found on Pet MD

Summer is finally here. Time for swimming, vacations, barbecues, day trips, and, perhaps best of all, lazy days spent in the sun doing practically nothing but turning over every hour or so to keep your tan even.

For pet parents, it’s even more fun . . . → Read More: Shear Madness — Summer Grooming and Sun Safety for Dogs

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?

Running, Hiking, and More With Your Dog

Article By Amy Paturel | Featured on WebMD

When Karen Hsu’s 9-year-old dog, Maggie, senses an upcoming hike, the black lab’s tail goes wild.

“She gets so excited that it’s hard to corral her in the car,” says Hsu, a product developer in Bend, OR. “Once we’re on the trail, we have to struggle to . . . → Read More: Running, Hiking, and More With Your Dog

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

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

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?