Tag: dogs

Leaving Your Pet in a Hot Car is Not Cool

Summer heat can rapidly turn a parked vehicle into an oven. It’s no place to leave a pet, even for a few minutes. Dr. Beth Parvin, a consultant with the California Veterinary Medical Board, warns that heat stroke in pets is a medical emergency that can quickly turn deadly. She advises that even after pets are…

Chew on This: Pets Need Dental Care, Too

From an early age, we are taught to take care of our teeth because poor dental care can affect our overall health. But, did you know that good oral hygiene and dental care is just as important for your pet? Just like the mouth of humans, your pet’s mouth is full of bacteria and if…

Todo se trata de los perros: septiembre es el “Mes del perro de servicio nacional” y el “Mes de la responsabilidad de ser propietario de un perro”

No es un secreto que amamos a nuestros perros. La mayoría de nosotros no podemos imaginar vivir sin ellos, como nos dan amor y compañía incondicionales. Ellos también nos sirven y nos protegen. Y para los discapacitados, los perros de servicio entrenados son invaluables. Para mostrar aprecio y concientizar al increíble servicio que los animales…

It’s All About the Dogs: September is “National Service Dog Month” and “Responsible Dog Ownership Month”

It’s no secret we love our dogs. Most of us can’t imagine living without them since they provide unconditional love and companionship. They also serve and protect us. And for the disabled, trained service dogs are invaluable.  To show appreciation and bring awareness to the amazing work service animals play in the lives of millions…

“Check The Chip Day” Is August 15

For many pet lovers, losing a furry friend can almost be as devastating as a death in the family. And according to the American Humane Association, nearly 10 million dogs and cats are lost or stolen in the United States every year. Even worse, less than 23 percent are reunited with their owners. Pet owners…

Fireworks: Fun For You, But Not For Your Pets

Those fireworks that help make the Fourth of July such a fun outdoor celebration can be a nightmare for pets—especially for dogs. The booms and pops of fireworks can trigger high levels of anxiety in dogs, and that fear can manifest in destructive behavior, excessive barking, cowering, hiding, and shaking. There are, however, several ways…

August 15, 2016 is National Check the Chip Day! 

Established by the American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA) and the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA), National Check the Chip Day was created as an awareness vehicle to remind pet owners to check and update the contact information on their microchipped pets.  Not just for dogs or cats—ferrets, birds and other companion pets can be microchipped…