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Common Worms and Parasites: Identifying Worms and Symptoms

The threat of parasites and worms are a reality for your dog and cat. Affecting particular breeds and pets that have access to the outdoors, parasites and worms can cause small ailments like stomach upset, up to extreme cases of death. The most common type of parasites and worms that affect pet dogs and cats are hookworms, whipworms, roundworms, and tapeworms. The effects of worms are particularly pervasive, as they can lay dormant in your [...]

Common Worms and Parasites: Identifying Worms and Symptoms2020-01-31T12:25:19-05:00

Vital Pet First Aid Tips To Help Keep Your Pet Healthy And Safe

When you own a pet, there are many things to keep in mind. You not only need to make sure their environment is safe for themselves, but also have a working knowledge of what pets should and shouldn’t eat, and keep their best interests at heart. In addition, it’s important to know some pet first aid tips, just in case. Necessary First Aid Supplies First aid kits are not only important for humans. If [...]

Vital Pet First Aid Tips To Help Keep Your Pet Healthy And Safe2020-01-31T12:23:27-05:00

13 Common Pet Emergencies That Need Immediate Attention

Having a pet is a commitment. Most people misunderstand the most common pet emergencies, and don’t call for help until it’s too late. Understanding and keeping a list of the most common emergencies that require a veterinarian’s attention will help keep a pet healthy for a long time. 1. Severe Bleeding This is the number one emergency because too many people believe an animal’s first aid can be done at home. If bleeding is [...]

13 Common Pet Emergencies That Need Immediate Attention2020-01-31T12:16:28-05:00

Common Household Poisons and Toxins

Within our homes are dozens of substances and food products that, while safe for human use and consumption, are toxic or deadly for our pet companions. While many of these dangers are obvious and avoidable, there are some items we might not consider a danger — until a beloved pet is suffering and needs emergency care. The ASPCA reports over 150,000 calls per year to their poison control hotline. Avocado Infographics and articles abound [...]

Common Household Poisons and Toxins2020-01-31T12:10:58-05:00

5 Tips to Promote Fire Pet Safety in Your Home

Many people who have pets understand that they quickly become part of the family. Unfortunately, many people don’t understand the importance of fire pet safety, in fact, it is mistakenly believed that pets will simply follow us out the door if there is danger. It is far more common for a pet to have a safe place within the home and go to that place when he or she is afraid. This means that, if [...]

5 Tips to Promote Fire Pet Safety in Your Home2020-01-31T12:07:33-05:00

Heartworm 101 for Dogs and Cats

Heartworm disease is generally considered a condition that only affects dogs, but many other mammal species can suffer from it or act as carriers. Heartworms have been known to infect dogs, cats, ferrets, wolves, coyotes, sea lions, and there have even been reported cases of human infection as well. Severe lung disease, heart failure, and damage to other organs is caused by foot-long worms that colonize in the heart, lungs, and blood vessels of the [...]

Heartworm 101 for Dogs and Cats2020-01-31T12:04:52-05:00
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