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Keep Your Pets Safe This Halloween

Keep Your Pets Safe This Halloween

Halloween is just around the corner. It’s a favorite holiday for many people, but to our furry friends, it can pose dangers. Store those sweet treats out of harm’s way. Many types of candy are toxic to our pets. Chocolate is extremely dangerous (especially baking and dark chocolate). Another offender is the artificial sweetener xylitol,...

It’s Hot! Summer Pet Safety Tips

It’s Hot! Summer Pet Safety Tips

The summer temps are peaking this month. We humans can make our own decisions about where we are and for how long, but our pets often depend on us to make these decisions. Help your pets avoid dangerous conditions and stay comfortable with these tips: NEVER leave your pet in the car, even for a...

Fourth of July Pet Safety Tips

Fourth of July Pet Safety Tips

Attending cookouts and watching fireworks is a fun time to us, but to our furry friends, these events pose many dangers. Loud fireworks can easily spook our pets; summer heat can cause dehydration, heat exhaustion, or heat stroke; and holiday foods can be toxic to pets. If your pet will be staying home alone for...

Backyard wildlife tips:  deer fawns

Backyard wildlife tips: deer fawns

Between now and July, you may notice some adorable, spotted visitors in your yard. White-tailed does commonly leave their fawns in tall grasses, flower beds, or near bushes, where they are most concealed and where she feels they will be safe. Often, these locations end up being right in your backyard. To avoid attracting predators...

Backyard wildlife tips: baby rabbits

Backyard wildlife tips: baby rabbits

The trees and flowers are in full bloom, and you may now be noticing an increase in baby animals around your yard. Baby rabbits (also known as kits) are especially common this time of year. Rabbits typically nest in tall grass or under bushes, but they leave the nest during the day to distract predators...

Warmer weather brings unwanted pests
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Warmer weather brings unwanted pests

The temperatures are rising and that means we will be outside more enjoying the warm weather. Unfortunately, this also means that pests like mosquitos, fleas and ticks will return in full force. Here is how those unwanted pests can affect your untreated pet. Heartworm disease is transmitted through the bite of an infected mosquito. Heartworms...

Allergy season
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Allergy season

Spring is coming and soon it will be time to open up the windows and let the fresh air in. I’m sure the dog owners are looking forward to spending more time outside, enjoying the warmer weather with the dog after being cooped up inside all winter. But it’s also the time of year when...