March is Pet Poison Prevention Awareness Month

An important animal awareness holiday happens in March:  Pet Poison Prevention Month. The ASPCA urges pet owners to be mindful of the following common pet poison hazards: Household cleaning products Pesticides (insect and rodent) Certain people foods Automotive products (like antifreeze) Medicines (human and pet, Rx and OTC) House and yard plants Certain flea and … Continue reading March is Pet Poison Prevention Awareness Month

Keeping Your Dog Safe from Toxic Blue-Green Algae

Veterinarians around the country are warning dog owners about the hazards of exposing your dog to bodies of standing water that have algae containing a poisonous bacterium known as cyanobacteria. Toxic blue-green algae was responsible for the deaths of several dogs in the US and Canada this summer. Veterinarians report that the algae itself is … Continue reading Keeping Your Dog Safe from Toxic Blue-Green Algae

Holiday Pet Safety Tips from the AVMA

Are you keeping your pets safe this holiday season?  Lots of tempting food and decorations around the house could lead to an unexpected holiday visit to the vet! Here are a few common-sense holiday pet safety tips from the American Veterinary Medical Association. Certain people foods are toxic or unhealthy for our dogs and cats.  … Continue reading Holiday Pet Safety Tips from the AVMA