(Picture Credit: Getty Images) Before your family wakes up to see what trinkets Santa left under the tree Christmas morning, be sure that you have taken all of the proper precautions to keep your dogs and cats safe this holiday season. Perhaps the epicenter of holiday danger for your pet is the Christmas tree. Failing
(Photo Credit: Shutterstock) Any time pets are forced out of their routine and made to face an unfamiliar scenario; there are chances that the animal, whether cat, dog, or hamster can get injured suffering physical or psychological stress. Many injuries that are reported to the veterinary clinics on the days following Halloween are avoidable with
At first glance, it may seem like a small French Bulldog is better equipped for the heat than a heavy coated Siberian Husky. But French Bulldogs, along with others like American Bulldogs, Pekingese, Pugs, and Boston Terriers, are Brachycephalic dogs. “Brachycephalic” refers to dogs with a short muzzle, and this face shape is a huge
When it happens it makes headlines. Tales of stolen dogs reuniting with their rightful families go viral not just because they are heartwarming, but also because they are the exception to the rule. A recent study out of the United Kingdom found only one in five of the dogs stolen there each day is recovered.
One of a dog owner’s biggest fears will always be losing their pet. Losing a pet is like losing a child and is an experience no one should ever have to go through. July is National Lost Pet Prevention Month and serves as an important reminder to make sure your pet stays safe and does
Forget about witches and zombies; a seemingly innocuous bag of candy can be one of the scariest things that enters a dog owner’s home on Halloween. Calls to the Pet Poison Hotline increase twelve percent during the week of Halloween, making it the center’s busiest time of the year. We all know that chocolate can
(Photo Credit: Shutterstock) Winter is approaching fast. Before you know it, the days will be short, the Christmas lights will be up, and you’ll be brewing yourself a cup of hot cocoa to fight off the winter chill. But for dog owners, winter presents a new set of challenges, especially for those living in areas
(Picture Credit: Getty Images) Valentine’s Day is more than just the most romantic holiday of the year. From accessories, chocolates, jewelry, flowers, to, yes, undergarments, pets will likely enjoy your Valentine’s gifts and treats just as much as you do, but with some potentially serious health consequences. Be careful with the candy… From those pastel-colored
(Picture Credit: Getty Images) Shamrocks, parades, pots-o’-gold, green beer — St. Patrick’s Day is a great way to welcome Spring and celebrate one of Ireland’s most celebrated saints. But there are a few hazards all pet owners should keep in mind before heading out to their St. Paddy’s Day festivities — and we aren’t just
(Picture Credit: Getty Images) Dear Labby, My little Yorkshire Terrier came with me over the holidays to my aunt’s house out of state. My aunt has a cat and usually leaves cat food out for him during the day, but we were careful to put it up high out of my Yorkie’s reach since cat
WARNING: The video below is graphic and may be disturbing. You may have seen the viral video of a dog fight that erupted at the Avalon Pier on Catalina Island in California. Two large Pit Bull dogs attacked a small Jack Russell Terrier. The owner of the small dog, John Brady, covered his pup with
(Picture Credit: Getty Images) Summer and swimming go together like dog tongues and ice cream cones, but if there’s a puppy at the pool party, water safety needs to be a top priority. According to a study of drowning incidents in small animals, swimming pools are the most common man-made location for pet drowning incidents.
(Picture Credit: Getty Images) If you see a dog locked in a hot car, you’ll probably want to do something to save that pup. Every year dogs die from being left in hot cars, even though many states have created laws that make it a crime. Before you immediately start smashing windows, there are some things
(Picture Credit: Getty Images) It’s that time of year again for fireworks, backyard barbecues, and Americana clothing emblazoned with red, white, and blue. Yes, the 4th of July holiday looms, as does the possibility your pet will suffer stress, trauma, or illness associated with the festivities. How can your pet catch a break and stay