Toxic Pond & Lake Water: Blue-Green Algae Can Be Deadly for Dogs and Other Animals

Toxic Pond & Lake Water: Blue-Green Algae Can Be Deadly for Dogs and Other Animals

Article by Dr. Mary Fuller, DVM | Featured on Vetstreet.com

It should be the epitome of pure joy: a dog leaping off the dock and splashing into a lake on a sweltering summer day. But for some dog owners, . . . → Read More: Toxic Pond & Lake Water: Blue-Green Algae Can Be Deadly for Dogs and Other Animals

Marijuana Poisoning in Pets

Written by Dr. Karen Shaw Becker

Sadly, marijuana poisoning in animals seems to be keeping pace with the increased use of the drug by humans. The ASPCA’s Animal Poison Control Center (APCC) 24-hour emergency hotline recorded 208 marijuana-related calls in 2008, or about four calls a week. Ten years later in 2018 there were . . . → Read More: Marijuana Poisoning in Pets

10 Things You Need in Your Pet First Aid Kit

By: Dr. Jennifer Coates, DVM | Article Featured on PetMD

When a pet emergency strikes, the last thing you should be doing is scrambling for items you need. Assembling a first aid kit for pets will give you the peace of mind that you’ll be prepared in case of an emergency. Make sure to . . . → Read More: 10 Things You Need in Your Pet First Aid Kit

Common Household Hazards for Pets

Common Household Hazards for Pets

Article Featured on AVMA

Every home contains a variety of everyday items and substances that can be dangerous or even fatal if ingested by dogs and cats. You can protect your pet’s health by becoming aware of the most common health hazards found in many pet-owning households.

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Keep Ticks and Fleas Away from Your Pet

I love summertime, but the worst part is by far the bugs. Bugs like fleas and ticks are most prominent during the warmer seasons and can wreak havoc on your pet if not handled properly. Fleas, for example, can swarm in masses and quickly infest your pets and home.

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7 Dog Choking Hazards to Avoid

7 Dog Choking Hazards to Avoid

By AMY SINATRA AYRES | Article Featured on VetStreet

Tennis balls, sticks and steak bones may be some of your dog’s favorite things. But many well-intentioned owners don’t realize that these items — and other things they may typically give their dogs — can be dangerous.

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Parvovirus: This Can Kill Your Dog in Less Than 72 Hours

By Dr. Becker | Article Featured on Mercola Pets

If you’re a dog owner, you probably know that canine parvovirus is a very serious disease seen primarily in unvaccinated puppies and immunocompromised dogs. It is highly contagious and can be fatal. A parvo infection causes hemorrhagic gastroenteritis, which is characterized by vomiting and bloody . . . → Read More: Parvovirus: This Can Kill Your Dog in Less Than 72 Hours

7 Ways to Protect Your Pet During the Holidays

The holidays are filled with joy, laughter and time spent with family and friends. In the bustle of the season, however, it’s easy to forget these festivities aren’t always pet friendly.

Purina veterinarian Dr. Zara Boland explains which holiday foods, décor and more pose a risk to pets. She also offers expert holiday pet . . . → Read More: 5 Holiday Safety Tips for Pets

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

Article Source: PetMD

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