Pet obesity is a huge problem! Going into the summer festivities and celebrations keep in mind that every extra table scrap or treat you feed your pet can impact their quality of life. This post includes information on how to determine if your pet is overweight.
Planning to Barbecue this summer? Many of us don't realize that grilling can pose health risks to our pets. The good news is that with a little foresight, these potential problems are easily averted. Read on for tips!
Approximately 7.6 million animals enter our national shelter system each year of of this number, 3.9 million are dogs and 3.4 million are cats. Read on for more interesting facts about our shelters!
Dog bites are a real cause for concern and every year the statistics are alarming. This infographic illustrates the span of this problem, but there are steps we can all take to decrease the risk to ourselves and others. Posts throughout this week aim to raise awareness and educate on dog bite prevention
Some conscientious dog owners will attach a yellow ribbon to the leash or collar of a pet that may need some extra space. Be sure to ask before petting these animals and if walking your own dog, try to give the yellow ribboned dog plenty of room.
National Animal Preparedness Day isn't just a reminder to have a family action plan for a major disaster e.g. terrorist attack or Hurricane Katrina-like flooding, but for smaller family emergencies as well.
Tick season is upon us and seems particularly bad this year. Monthly tick prevention is a must for the pet owner but how do we keep ticks away from us and our children as well? This post contains a few ideas on how to control the tick population in your yard this spring and summer season.
Do you have any unused or expired human or pet medications laying around the house? This Saturday April 30th the DEA is sponsoring a drug take-back day. Follow the links to find a disposal site near you!
Hopefully you'll never have to use it, but it's always good to be prepared!
Did you know mosquito eggs can lay dormant for months in cold temperatures? This post includes the life-cycle of the mosquito and why we all need to be concerned, especially when it comes to our pets!