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5 Pet Care Tips for Fall

by in Tips and Safety on 30 August, 2013

It’s hard to believe that summer is coming to a rapid end. The silver lining? With the return to school we can look forward to enjoying fall weather with our pets. There are undeniable benefits to cooler, crisper fall days: your pet can enjoy running and playing in the park without the threat of overheating so quickly. And what pet owner doesn’t love to crunch through the colorful autumn leaves?

P & G Pet Food Recall: Salmonellosis in your Dog

by in Recalls and Warnings on 23 August, 2013

Last week’s P & G voluntary dog food recall reminded many pet owners of the dangers of diseases from contaminated pet food like salmonellosis.

Caused by contact with the harmful bacteria salmonella, salmonellosis is a zoonotic disease – an illness that can be passed between humans and animals naturally. Other examples of zoonotic diseases that can affect human and pet health include ringworm and West Nile virus.

5 Ways to Be an Eco-Friendly Pet Parent

by in Pet Health on 16 August, 2013

5 Ways to Be an Eco-Friendly Pet Parent

As you enjoy the remaining weeks of summer with your pet, you’re probably savoring as much time as possible outdoors. It’s the perfect time to enjoy breathing in the fresh end-of-summer air, playing game after game of fetch in the grass, and maybe even doing some dog paddling at your local pet-friendly beach.

Tips for Safe Dog-Walking at Night

by in Tips and Safety on 09 August, 2013

Now that we’re in the heart of summer, the days are longer and the evenings are warmer. Many pet owners choose to walk or jog with their dogs at night, as a way to get in some outdoor exercise while also beating the heat. Waiting until sundown can be a great way to enjoy cooler temperatures while you exercise your dog.

Tips for Preventing Ticks on Your Dog

by in Tips and Safety on 02 August, 2013

It seems impossible to find a “tick-free” region these days. Ticks are becoming common in areas of the USA and Canada that were once relatively safe. Because of the prevalence of these little creatures, it’s important to be aware of tick bites, and know how they can be treated. As a basic routine, you should follow these steps to reduce the chances of tick-borne disease from a bite (this is especially important if your dog spends a lot of time outdoors):