6 Dangerous (and Surprising) Items That Contain Xylitol

by John Gilpatrick | Article & Images Featured on PetMD

Dog owners know the dangers that foods like chocolate, garlic, onions, and grapes pose to their canine companions’ health; foods that are harmless to most people.

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10 Tips for New Cat Owners

Important Things You Should Know Before Bringing a Cat Home

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Cats make great companions. Not only do they look good, they also keep mice away and have built-in motors. That’s pretty cool.

But there’s more to owning a cat than having a cute, soft, purring companion. Before you get one, there . . . → Read More: 10 Tips for New Cat Owners

Summer heat can be dangerous for your pets

Summer heat can be dangerous for your pets!

Story by: Trisha Gedon Original Link

Summer is in full swing, and with it comes many opportunities to enjoy the outdoors. Pet owners often like spending time outside with family, friends and pets.

A lot of animals like spending time outside, and therefore, pet owners need to . . . → Read More: Summer heat can be dangerous for your pets!

Get the Right Dog Camping Gear for Camping With Dogs

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By Diana Bocco | Featured on PetMD

Planning to go camping with dogs? The first step is making sure your pup is up to date on vaccines for rabies, distemper, Lyme disease and leptospirosis, and discussing flea and tick prevention with your veterinarian. And the next step is getting the right gear . . . → Read More: 6 Dog Camping Gear Essentials for Camping With Dogs

The Dangers of Black Market Pet Meds

By Nicole Pajer | Article Featured 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

How to Help a Puppy Who Isn’t Gaining Weight

How to Help a Puppy Who Isn’t Gaining Weight

By Paula Fitzsimmons | Article Featured on PetMD

You’re feeding your puppy a nutritionally-balanced diet and following the directions on the label with precision. You watch as your new best friend voraciously eats his dog food, and surmise his appetite isn’t the problem. Despite your . . . → Read More: How to Help a Puppy Who Isn’t Gaining Weight

Top Ten Fourth of July Pet Safety Tips

Top Ten Fourth of July Pet Safety Tips

Article By Yahaira Cespedes | Featured on PetMD

Like many Americans, you may be planning to have a festive Fourth of July. Along with barbeques and day at the beach, no July holiday celebration would be complete without enjoying the fireworks that celebrate the birth of . . . → Read More: Top Ten Fourth of July Pet Safety Tips

Dangerous Places for Cats

Dangerous Places for Cats

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Home is where the cat is. And in a home with a feline occupant, the cat is everywhere, including in nooks and crannies that the human residents may not have even known existed. Thus, you need to make sure that your multi-species domicile is safe for . . . → Read More: Dangerous Places for Cats

How to Care for Your Pet After Surgery

How to Care for Your Pet After Surgery

By Diana Bocco | Found on PetMD

When it comes to post-operative care for pets, there’s no such thing as “standard procedure.” That’s because each cat and dog surgery and each pet is different.

“Post-op specifics will vary depending on your pet’s age and condition, as . . . → Read More: How to Care for Your Pet After Surgery

Balcony Safety and Pets: How to Avoid High-Rise Risks

By Paula Fitzsimmons

Balcony Safety and Pets: How to Avoid High-Rise Risks

If your balcony is your go-to spot to enjoy fresh air and sunshine, it’s only fitting to want to let your cat or dog enjoy it with you. But is it a good idea?

Balconies can be dangerous places for cats and dogs; . . . → Read More: Balcony Safety and Pets: How to Avoid High-Rise Risks