Fireworks & Your Pet – Keep them Safe!

Break out your grills, lawns chairs and festive food, because it’s that time of year again—Independence Day is just around the corner! The Fourth of July is always a great day to celebrate our nation with friends, family and furry ones alike. Like many of us, you may anticipate catching a fireworks show at the […]

Summertime Heat: Protect Your Dog’s Paws

When the sun is shining and summer is in full swing, it’s easy to forget how hot a patio, a driveway, the sidewalk or even sand on the beach can get. Until you step on it barefoot and burn your toes, that is! Before taking your dog for a walk on a hot day, remember […]

How to Avoid Heat Exhaustion in Pets

Heat Exhaustion As temperatures soar, one of the most important pet care tips is to ensure that your furry friend stays hydrated. Unfortunately, most pet parents do not realize that the rising temperatures could pose a serious threat to their four-legged buddy, resulting in an overheated body. Heatstroke or hyperthermia is a common heat-related issue […]

Foods That Can Kill Your Pet

While most of us are aware that such substances as antifreeze and rat poison are dangerous to dogs, there are some common kitchen foods that can poison dogs as well. Grapes and Raisins: Grapes and raisins can cause kidney failure in dogs. As little as a single serving of raisins can kill a dog. Onions: […]

Common Plants Poisonous to Dogs

Azalea Leaves Daffodils Bulbs Hydrangea Leaves Yew All Parts Poinsettia All Parts Mistletoe Berries Rhubarb Leaves This is not an exhaustive list. Contact your local county cooperative extension for a list of toxic plants that grow in your area.