Winter Pet Safety: Dos and Don’ts When Walking Your Dog

Winter walks with your dog require a few precautions to ensure your pet’s safety. We have the dos and don’ts to help you keep your dog safe all season long. Dos Dress your pet for the weather Dog can suffer the effects of cold winter weather too. Be sure your pet is dressed for the… Read more »

Winter Pet Safety: What You Need to Know About Hypothermia

  Winter weather conditions can put your pet at risk any time he/she is exposed to the elements. Prolonged exposure to cold and wet conditions can reduce your pet’s body temperature with serious threats to his/her health and well-being. Here’s what you need to know to keep your pet safe this winter: What is hypothermia?… Read more »

Signs Your Pet May Be Feeling Stressed

Your pet can experience a range of emotions and is prone to feeling stressed under troubling circumstances. During such times, he/she needs your compassion, understanding, and support. Learning to recognize the signs of stress can better help you to meet your pet’s needs. Here’s what to watch for: Shedding More Fur During times of stress,… Read more »

New Year’s Resolutions to Help Pets Lose Weight

Veterinarians are seeing more and more pets with body weights above the recommendation for the animal’s age and breed. The trend poses cause for concern, as being overweight can affect your pet’s health in a number of adverse ways, including: Loss of energy/decreased stamina Breathing difficulty/respiratory disease Putting pressure and strain on the joints Risk… Read more »

How to Introduce a New Kitten to Your Cat

  Did you bring home a new kitten for Christmas? Perhaps you thought your cat would enjoy the company and could benefit from having someone to play with. You may be surprised to discover that introducing a new kitten to your cat is not as simple as plopping the baby feline in front of him/or… Read more »

Party Foods Dangerous to Pets

If you enjoy entertaining during the holidays, it is important to keep your pet safe during the festivities. Here’s what to watch for to prevent your holiday party ending with a veterinary emergency: Whenever you are entertaining, be sure to keep an eye on your pet and keep him/her away from potential dangers. We recommend… Read more »

Tips for Visiting with Your Pet Over the Holidays

  Christmas and Hanukkah are times to be with family, and that includes your pet. If your pet will be travelling with you while visiting others during the holidays, and partaking in the celebrations, make sure he/she is happy and comfortable wherever you are. Here are some simple ways to keep your pet happy and… Read more »

O Christmas Tree, O Christmas Tree: Top 10 Pet Hazards

Is there anything more glorious than a Christmas tree? Filled with beauty, wonder, and wishes of the season, the Christmas tree in all its splendour is the focal point of all the holiday celebrations. But for your pet, the Christmas tree is often filled with hidden dangers. With so many shiny and dangling ornaments, pretty… Read more »

10 Ways to Keep Pets Happy and Safe During Your Holiday Gathering

Christmas, Hanukkah, and New Year’s are all times of celebration. If you are entertaining during the holiday season, it is important to be aware of the dangers and stresses your pet may be exposed to. Here’s how to keep your pet happy and safe during your holiday gathering: 1. Ensure your pet has had plenty… Read more »

Keeping Pets Safe Around the Hanukkah Sweet Table

Traditional Hanukkah sweets contain many ingredients that are harmful to your pet. Here’s what to watch for to keep your pet safe: Apple Fritters Apple fritters are deep fried and high in sugar and fat, which can cause gastrointestinal upset and may lead to diseases such as diabetes, obesity, heart problems, and/or pancreatitis/inflammation of the… Read more »