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Frostbite in Pets is a Serious Winter Concern

by in Tips and Safety on 15 January, 2013

During the winter, wherever temperatures drop below freezing (32°F / 0°C), a pet’s prolonged exposure to freezing temps reduces blood flow to critically low levels in certain areas of the body, especially the extremities such as the feet, ears and tail. (Ear tips are especially vulnerable.)

How to Clean Your Pet’s Teeth in 7 Easy Steps

by in Tips and Safety on 15 February, 2013

In honor of February National Pet Dental Health Month, we encourage you to clean your dog’s or cat’s teeth on a regular basis (daily is best, but at least twice a week is fine too).

Teeth cleaning doesn’t have to be a struggle! You can make it a positive experience by praising your pet as you calmly and patiently follow each step.

How to deal with spring skin allergies in dogs and cats

by in Tips and Safety on 03 May, 2013

Hooray, it’s spring! Everyone’s excited to get outdoors and enjoy the good weather… including your pets.

But wait — it’s also spring allergy season, and that can cause annoying itchy skin conditions for dogs and cats. This is called an inhalant allergy, or atopy, and it’s very common in dogs and cats that are allergic to tree, grass and weed pollens now flourishing as nature comes to life after the long winter.

5 Tips for Spring Kitten Season

by in Tips and Safety on 17 May, 2013

Now that May’s in full swing, you may be living with a new kitten. That’s because May is within the peak kitten season each year. According to the Humane Society, “Kitten season is really three seasons in one, starting in spring, peaking in late spring or early summer, and ending in fall.”

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