Common Household Hazards for Pets

Common Household Hazards for Pets

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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

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