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How Pest Control Can Pester Your Pet: Spring Pest Control

Spring has almost sprung – and this is one time when many pet owners lavish lots of TLC on their gardens and lawns. Rodenticides, herbicides and mulch are on our minds, as are the pests that buzz and crawl about. But are the pesticides that exterminators and landscapers use really safe for our pets?  …

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Learning Pet CPR Could Save a Life

Generally speaking, the more we know, the better off we are. Of course, being informed certainly makes Trivial Pursuit more fun, but knowing what to do in a crisis situation is priceless. In the case of cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), it’s critical to not only know how to perform this procedure, but when it’s necessary, as…

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Essential Oils, a Leading Cause of Pet Poisoning Cases

Whether it’s laundry detergent, air freshener, perfume, or cologne, we are exposed to various scents wherever we go. Some people really like it, others are allergic, and the same goes for our furry friends. Most fragrances aren’t toxic to pets, but products containing essential oils have a potent mix of dangerous substances. The public has…

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No Fondue For You: Why Chocolate Is Bad For Pets

If you’ve ever made your own pet treats or inspected the ingredient list on the pet food label, you’ve probably noticed the absence of chocolate. Tied with Xylitol, grapes, raisins, onions, and garlic, chocolate is at the top of the list of foods your pet should never eat. But why is chocolate bad for pets?…

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Pet Emergencies: Are You Prepared?

If the thought of responding to an emergency situation has you in a panic, you aren’t alone. Any emergency situation affecting a family member or loved one not only involves our quick thinking but it also involves our emotions. A medical emergency involving a beloved pet brings up similar responses. As with any emergency, preparedness…

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A Serious Threat: Cold Medications and Pets

Cold and flu season is settling in, and while we hope that your family is staying healthy, don’t forget to think about your family pets and the impact your illness may have on them. Oftentimes, while we are fighting off a sickness, we are taking cold and flu medications to help us do so. Many…

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