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Tips for Keeping Your Pets Safe During July 4th

Fireworks and Your Pets With the Fourth of July right around the corner, it’s time to prepare for the dazzling firework displays. One of the most important things to prepare for is how your dog will react to the fireworks. Fireworks can be very frightening for dogs mainly because the fireworks stimulate all of your dog’s senses at the same…

Compost Toxicity

The Dangers in Your Compost Bin Most pet owners know that chocolate, grapes, and raisins are toxic to our canine friends. Other potentially toxic foods include avocados, garlic and onions. What most dog owners don’t realize, however, is that compost can be one of the most toxic and deadly substances around. While composting your old food materials is a great…

Brushing Your Cat’s Teeth

How to Conquer the Seemingly Impossible February is Dental Awareness month for our four-legged companions. Dental health is extremely important to the overall health of our pets. Keeping their dental health in check will allow them to live happier, healthier, longer lives. The best way to maintain healthy teeth in our pets is through daily brushing. Although training your dog…

Allergic Dermatitis and Your Dog/Cat

Why Is My Pet Itching?  Itching is a very common ailment in both dogs and cats. Many owners will either notice their pet scratching or licking frequently, or they will notice hair loss or scabbing on certain areas. There are multiple causes of itching in our pets- one of the most common being allergies. Our pets can be allergic to…

The Dangers of Tea Tree Oil for Pets

Tea Tree Oil for Pets?  Better Think Twice. Tea tree oil is extracted from the leaves of the Melaleuca alternifolia plant native to Australia, and has a long history of medical use by its indigenous people. Currently, it is often used topically in people for its antiviral, antiseptic, antifungal and antibacterial properties, but has been used for a variety of…