Many pet owners are unaware that they may be placing their companions into harms way simply by having house plants or seemingly innocuous outdoor flowers, bushes, and plants. In order to help protect your pet, we have complied a list of the plants that are known to be toxic, or even deadly, to your pet.
Spending a day at the beach with our canine companions can be the perfect way to spend a sunny summer day. Our dogs often enjoy the sand, warmth and ocean as much as we do, but there are a few important things to keep in mind when traveling to the beaches with our canine friends to avoid injuries, overheating, sickness or violating local beach regulations.
Every year a pet is required and recommended to have a physical examination by a veterinarian. This is mostly directed towards domestic animals like cats and dogs but often the same principles apply to equine or swine, just in a different capacity. Ensuring your pet has an annual exam on a yearly basis will not only help keep them healthy but help in early disease prevention. Each pet has different needs and physical conditions; therefore keeping touch with the changes they endure over the years is essential. Many areas of the body are checked during a physical examination.
It is the start of a new year, and people’s thoughts often turn to diet and exercise, making up for holiday indulgences. Pets also suffer from overeating and lack of exercise. But there are more things to consider than diet and exercise when it comes to being a good pet owner and animal lover. Here, in no particular order, are 10 tips to a healthier lifestyle for your pets.
During the holiday’s we all often take time to make resolutions and create a new plan for the upcoming New Year. For humans we may decide for our New Year’s resolutions to be to exercise more, eat healthier, work less, spend more time with family or clean out the clutter. Sometimes we stick to it for the first few weeks or even months but often by the time we get to June or July we’ve lost touch with our New Year’s resolutions and have no intentions of turning back. Whatever the reason for straying from our resolutions it is never too late to evaluate your goals once more and try again!