Summertime has a way of introducing new curiosities that your pet may be apt to explore or to which he/she may be exposed. Pets, like children, can be naturally curious, so it’s important to pet-proof your home as you would for a child. Read the full story.
Summer is almost upon us and with temperatures reaching 80 to 90 degrees on many New England days, it is important to keep in mind how heat can affect our furry four-legged friends. Heat-related illness can take one of two forms: heat exhaustion or heat stroke. Heat exhaustion is the first phase of illness, but Read More
Summertime is when everyone moves to the outdoors as do the celebrations. Whether it’s Fourth of July celebrations, backyard pool parties or barbeques you have planned with friends and family, pet safety is something that should be top of mind. These events can be an opportunity for your pet to overeat or get into inappropriate Read More
For many, holidays are a time of cheer, however, for your pet it can be a dangerous time. Here are some tips on keeping your pet safe during this joyous time! Plant dangers: holly, mistletoe and poinsettia plants are poisonous to cats and dogs. Avoid all chocolate for your pets; ingredients in chocolate are toxic to Read More
Learn how to give your pets a safe and stress-free Halloween night with our helpful tips. Candy A simple rule of thumb here is “no candy.” It’s a well-known fact that chocolate is toxic to dogs, but candies that contain the “sugar-free” sweetener xylitol are also poisonous in dogs and possibly ferrets. Candy wrappers and Read More
The cool, crisp morning air, the beautiful autumn foliage and a shift from the hot temps of summer days are all signs that fall is around the corner. While both you and your pet may be jumping for joy to finally take a break from the hot and humid weather of summer, the coming season Read More
Dogs and Water Safety Many breeds of dogs are natural born swimmers, while others, like the pug or bulldog, are not and will need to be watched more closely. Also, puppies are generally not good swimmers and should be kept away from water and older dogs may have health issues not conducive to swimming. Pool Read More