Bulbs, Corms, Tubers and Rhizomes: What Potential Toxins Are Lurking Below the Soil?

BY DR. TINA WISMER DVM, DABVT, DABT | Article Featured on Vetstreet.com

Springtime flowers are beautiful, but some are potentially dangerous to our pets. The “bulb” plants can be toxic. Botanically speaking, flower bulbs come in many forms: true bulbs, corms, tubers, tuberous roots and rhizomes. With some bulb plants, only the part below . . . → Read More: Bulbs, Corms, Tubers and Rhizomes: What Potential Toxins Are Lurking Below the Soil?

Ehrlichiosis: What You Should Know About This Tick-Borne Disease

By DR. MARTY BECKER DVM | Article Featured on Vetstreet.com

Ticks are trouble! We all know that they spread the bacteria that cause Lyme disease, but another tick-borne disease that is steadily increasing is ehrlichiosis. Once limited to western Texas, Oklahoma and Missouri, the incidence of ehrlichiosis is expected to rise in those areas, . . . → Read More: Ehrlichiosis: What You Should Know About This Tick-Borne Disease

Common Snail & Slug Killer Extremely Deadly to Pets

Written by Dr. Karen Shaw Becker | Article Featured on Mercola Pets

Dogs explore the world with their noses and often, their mouths. In addition, most are indiscriminate eaters. This combination can lead to all sorts of challenges for dog parents — some funny, some gross, and unfortunately, some that are potentially deadly.

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10 Most Common Human Medication Dangers for Pets

Article Featured on AVMA

Anyone who takes medication prescribed for someone else puts themselves at risk of illness or even death – and this applies to your pets, too! Although there are many medications used in both animals and people, the effects, doses needed, and other things aren’t always the same.

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Alcohol Risks for Pets: Beer, Wine, and Liquor

By Brielle Gregory

Whether you’re having a few friends over for dinner or hosting a large family get-together, parties can be stressful for pet parents. The last thing you need is to discover your pet nose-deep in a pitcher of spiked punch.

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Wildfire smoke can be hazardous to animals: how to keep them safe

Wildfire smoke can be hazardous to animals: how to keep them safe

How Many Calories Does a Dog Need?

Article By Dr. Jennifer Coates | Featured on PetMD

A couple of weeks ago in response to my post about the new AAFCO (Association of American Feed Control Officials) labeling requirement to include calorie counts on all pet foods, Tom Collins asked for “guidelines for recommended daily calorie intake for various pets, age groups, . . . → Read More: How Many Calories Does a Dog Need?

Tips to Keep Pets Safe from Fireworks

Article Featured on Oregon Humane Society

Fireworks can drive pets, especially dogs, into a state of panic. Every year, animal shelters have their hands full dealing with pets who bolted from their homes because they were terrified of fireworks. Sadly, many pets are never reunited with their owners. OHS suggests that pet owners take . . . → Read More: Tips to Keep Pets Safe from Fireworks

The Dangers of Black Market Pet Meds

Article by Nicol Pajer | Found on PetMD

Lately, there has been an uptick in the number of sellers peddling pet medication online and through social media channels without a license or credentials to do so. The allure of these black-market medications is that they are cheaper and more convenient to obtain, as these . . . → Read More: The Dangers of Black Market Pet Meds

Tracking Your Dog with GPS

By Sid Nair

Tracking Your Dog with GPS

Pet owners have a responsibility to keep their animals safe, ensuring they are always protected from physical harm. Unfortunately, some dogs are more rambunctious than others, making the job of being a good pet parent harder. GPS devices make it easier to keep track of a . . . → Read More: Tracking Your Dog with GPS