A Pet Owner’s Guide to Summer
Summer is a time of fun adventures + memories in the making! And who better to share the sunshine with than your best furry friend? Although summer means a lot of wonderful things, pet owners have a responsibility to make sure their pets are safe + healthy in the hotter months.
Pets are treated more frequently in summer due to their increased exposure to the outdoors. Heat related injuries, parasitic + infectious illnesses, + injuries caused by unsupervised fun are on the rise in the summer.
Know Your Parasites
Parasites may be small, but these creatures can cause life-threatening illnesses and wreak havoc on your pet’s health. The most common pet parasites include fleas, ticks, ear mites, heartworms, intestinal worms (like roundworms, hookworms, tapeworms, and whipworms), and single-celled (protozoan) parasites like coccidia and giardia.
Read on for more info on what each parasite is, how they’re spread, symptoms, treatments and preventatives available, and how prevalent they are.
Pet-Safe Holiday Décor
The Holidays are here and it’s time to deck the halls with snazzy new décor! We all know the usual festive foods and decorations to avoid – mistletoe, ribbons, tinsel, and chocolate, to name a few – but there are less obvious risks that can seriously harm your pet. Avoid the pitfalls of dangerous holiday décor and check out our alternatives for pet-safe holiday crafts.
Homemade Healthy Pet Treats for Valentine’s Day
With Valentine’s Day right around the corner you might be thinking about what to give to that special, furry someone in your life. Your pet is always there for you no matter what and doesn’t judge you when you spend the weekend binge watching the newest TV series. What better way to show your pet some extra attention on Valentine’s Day than with some homemade treats baked with love! Below are a couple of simple and healthy treat recipes (one for dogs and one for cats) your pets will adore.
National Answer Your Cat’s Question Day
January 22 is National “Answer Your Cat’s Question Day” and in honor of answering your cat’s questions, we have outlined some clues of what your cat might be trying to tell you. They typically do this through their daily actions or more specifically, any changes to their daily routine.
New Year’s Resolutions For Your Pet’s Health
The New Year is not only a great time to reset and put yourself first again, but also making the resolution to make our pet’s health a priority. Here are a few things you can do to start putting your pet’s health on the top of your New Year’s resolution list.
Top Winter Weather Tips for Pet Owners
Beyond the holiday celebrations, cozy fireplaces and bundled up winter clothing for us humans, winter may mean other things for our pets. Specifically, during the cold winter months there are a few things pet owners should be aware of that may affect your pet’s health and well-being. Here are a few tips to ensure your pet is in optimal health during the winter season!
[Pet] Food for Thought this Thanksgiving
We 100% understand that pets are a member of the family, but what many pet owners may believe to be a heartfelt gesture to “treat” their pet on this food-filled day could potentially lead to an emergency vet visit. Here are a few tips to keep your pet (and your family) safe during the upcoming festivities and holiday fun.
5 Tips for Pet Wellness This Fall
Fall is officially here and although it means pumpkins, colorful fall leaves and holiday festivities for many of us, for our pets it can mean extra shedding and unwanted fleas and ticks. Here are five tips to keep your pet as healthy and as happy as possible this autumn.