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Allergies and Asthma in Your Pets

Allergies and Asthma in Your Pets

As we head into spring and start thinking about summer, the conversation turns to allergies and asthma. However, this isn’t just a problem in people as it also wreaks havoc for pets every single year. Most commonly seen in cats and dogs, reactions can come from airborne allergens such as those found in weed pollens, trees, and even the grass. Over time, our pets are affected by fleas, dust m...

Protect Your Animals from Holiday Pet Hazards

Protect Your Animals from Holiday Pet Hazards

  Decorations and Christmas Trees Can Be Holiday Pet Hazards There are many holiday pet hazards you should be aware of as we enter into the holidays. As you get ready to decorate your home for the festive season, remember that from a cat’s perspective, a holiday tree in the living room is deemed there for climbing and feline fun. And, whether it’s a real tree or an artificial one, your d...

Halloween Pet Safety Tips

Halloween Pet Safety Tips

Halloween can be the spookiest nighttime of its first year, but retaining your babies safe doesn’t have to be tricky. The ASPCA recommends take such simple, common sense precautions to keep your baby joyous and healthy all the way to November 1. Halloween Pet Safety Begins with Stashing the Treats The candy bowl is for trick-or-treaters , not Scruffy or Fluffy. Various favourite Halloween tr...

Labor Day Pet Safety Tips

Labor Day Pet Safety Tips

Many people take this day once a year to celebrate as a tribute to all their hard work over the past year. Many people will gather with friends and families and enjoy games, picnics, and BBQ’s outdoors. As always, our furry family members are included on these holidays! These are some quick Labor Day Pet Safety tips and things to avoid during this time of the year. The Backyard: Fire Up The Gri...

Your Dog or Cat May Suffer from Seasonal Pet Allergies Too

Your Dog or Cat May Suffer from Seasonal Pet Allergies Too

Seasonal allergies can affect pets just in the same way as they affect humans. With spring well underway, it’s important that you take the time to understand seasonal pet allergies, so you can help recognize the symptoms and seek out necessary treatment. Many owners aren’t aware that their beloved pets are suffering due to the same pollens and other environmental allergens. This guide will hel...

Marijuana Pet Poisoning Cases Are Skyrocketing

Marijuana Pet Poisoning Cases Are Skyrocketing

Pet Poison Helpline (PPH) has seen a 330% increase in the number of accidental marijuana ingestions in pets over the past five years which means that, undoubtedly, veterinary professionals will be seeing more marijuana ingestions too. Due to increased availability for both medical and recreational marijuana, as well as the novel forms such as foods, pills, oils, and tinctures, marijuana is more ac...

Protecting Pets During Severe Weather

Protecting Pets During Severe Weather

As destructive tornadoes and other severe weather continue to threaten the Midwest and Plains regions, The Humane Society of the United States urges residents to prepare by taking some simple – but critical – steps to keep their pets safe. While the path and impact of the storms are not certain, pet owners in Oklahoma, Missouri, Kansas and Illinois should have an emergency plan that includes t...

Valentine’s Day Chocolates Are Toxic to Pets

Valentine’s Day Chocolates Are Toxic to Pets

Valentine’s Day is known for romantic greeting cards, elaborate floral bouquets and decorated boxes filled with gourmet chocolate treats. It isn’t just a time to recognize our love to a significant other, it’s also a celebration of our love for chocolate. Lots of chocolate—the National Retail Federation’s Valentine’s Day Consumer Spending Survey predicts Americans will spend $...

Flea and Tick Prevention and Protection

Flea and Tick Prevention and Protection

© pattie – Fotolia.com Don’t Lose the Battle Against Fleas and Ticks in Naples The scourge of fleas and ticks are two of the biggest problems that Collier  County pets and pet owners face.  So how do you beat these parasites and provide flea and tick prevention and protection for your pets. Fleas are perhaps the biggest nemesis your dog or cat has.  A single flea in one day ca...

Cats and Christmas Trees – Can They Co-Exist?

Cats and Christmas Trees – Can They Co-Exist?

Here is a timely article from PetMd.com about a problem that is common with many pet owners, cats and Christmas trees.  We want your kitty to have a safe and happy holiday and one way is to keep cats and Christmas trees apart. If you have a cat, you don’t need us to tell you how challenging it can be to keep your cat out of restricted areas of the house. Cats are slinky little creatures. So, ...