Labor Day Dog Safety Tips

As with all holidays, it’s important to ensure the safety of your four-legged best friend. It might be the first day of September, but in most parts of the country it is still quite hot, and as you apply sunscreen on yourself today, you might want to also apply pet-friendly sunscreen and bug repellent to … Read more

Dog Safety on Independence Day

Happy 4th! In the spirit of the festive nature of today’s holiday, it may be extremely tempting to take Fido with you to your neighbor’s backyard BBQ. We don’t recommend it. While we associate the lights, whizzes and explosions with the excitement that is celebrating the birth of our nations, these things can often terrify … Read more

Dogs at the Beach

Maybe you’ve seen Bryant, the dog in Sweet Home Alabama, go for a calm swim in the lake, or maybe your own dog is a big fan of your pool at home. Whether or not either of these things is true, you should still take some precautions before taking Fido to the beach for the … Read more

Lost and Found: Microchipping your Dog

It’s said that one in three dogs will get lost in their lifetime. That’s a pretty high number. Only around 20% of lost dogs get returned to their owners, but that number goes up to almost 60% with microchipped dogs. It will likely cost around $50 to get it done, but it can provide a … Read more

Dogs and Car Windows

The wind in her hair, the smell of freshly cut grass, the noise of the city… who wouldn’t want to stick their head out the window to see what’s going on? It’s the same for your pup, who might find it the most exciting thing to hang halfway out of your car to see what’s … Read more

Thanksgiving Food and Your Pet

What a wonderful time of year it is. For many of us, it’s a time to be thankful for our friends, family and general well-being. You just might go to wonderful parties and bring home all kinds of food that you usually do not keep around. With that in mind, please keep your pet’s safety … Read more

Cookout Season Safety Concerns

We’ve seen and smelled the grills outside already this season. People are anxious to shake off the winter blues and get started with the Summer activities in record time this year it seems. With the traditional cookout and party comes some safety concerns for those of us with pets, however, so here are a few … Read more

Pets on the Go!

Ever needed to take an animal to the vet? We bet you have. Ever tried to take an animal to the vet without some kind of pet carrier? We hope not, because whenever we’ve tried it, it’s been a rolling disaster. God forbid you have an animal larger than a cat or dog who needs … Read more

Chocolates for Valentine's Day?

Keep the sweets for you and your sweetie, not for your pets!  Here’s a quick reminder about chocolate safety for pets. Chocolate includes: baker’s, semi-sweet, milk chocolate, unsweetened cocoa powder Chocolate toxicity can range from mild gastrointestinal upset to death depending on the size of the pet and the amount and type of chocolate that was … Read more