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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…

Compost Toxicity in Dogs

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…

Cocoa Mulch Toxicity in Dogs

How Dangerous is Cocoa Mulch to Dogs? Many of us take some time during the summer to enjoy gardening or landscaping around our homes. While most varieties of mulch are relatively safe for our pets, cocoa mulch can be very dangerous—even fatally toxic if ingested. Cocoa mulch is known for its rich brown color, insulating and hydrating properties and chocolate…

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…

Top 6 Easter Holiday Dangers for Pets

Did you know that Easter holiday celebrations pose certain dangers to your pets? With this holiday seemingly always on the horizon, this is a great time to mention the safety hazards this holiday can pose to your pets. Including your dog or cat in your Easter celebration can be fun and rewarding, because let’s face it- there’s aren’t too many…

Top 4 Most Dangerous Dog Toys

Every pet owner should read this list of the top 4 most dangerous dog toys by type.  From injuries to the tongue and teeth to gastrointestinal obstructions requiring major surgery, these types of toys can be hazardous to your dog’s health: 1. Marrow Bones Marrow bones are often a favorite, inexpensive dog toy. They are all natural and can be…