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Holiday Food Hazards For Pets

Be wary of holiday food hazards for pets! The following foods should be avoided. 1) Turkey / Ham and Bones: These foods can be high in fat and lead to pancreatitis even if eaten in small quantities in some patients. … Continue reading

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National Pet Cancer Awareness Month

National Pet Cancer Awareness Month is an annual designation observed in November. Cancer is the leading disease-related cause of death for domestic dogs and cats in the U.S., so this month, spread the word to help educate pet owners about … Continue reading

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November is National Pet Diabetes Month

If you didn’t know your dog or cat could develop diabetes, you’re not alone. Many owners don’t realize diabetes can affect pets too, so learning that your dog or cat has the condition can leave you with many questions. While … Continue reading

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USDA’s Bird Health Awareness Week

USDA’s Bird Health Awareness Week is November 4-10th 2018. Bird Health Awareness Week is part of the USDA’s Biosecurity For Birds campaign, to promote awareness about the diseases that threaten bird health and ways to prevent the spread of infectious … Continue reading

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It’s NATURAL for Cats to Scratch!

You can live harmoniously alongside your cat with claws and still maintain nice furniture by understanding a bit more about your cat’s natural behaviors, and enriching your home with items your cat can scratch. Let’s learn more about your cat’s … Continue reading

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Ten Ways to Make Your Cat Happy on National Cat Day!

National Cat Day is October 29th 2018 – dedicated to celebrating our feline friends! In honor of National Cat Day, the CATalyst Council, a national initiative comprised of animal health and welfare organizations working on behalf of cats, has released … Continue reading

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National Reptile Awareness Day

Each year on October 21, people across the nation observe National Reptile Awareness Day. Created not only for reptile lovers to celebrate, but National Reptile Awareness Day also promotes education, conservation, and appreciation for reptiles. It is a day to … Continue reading

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Scariest Halloween Hazards

During the week of Halloween, call volumes at Pet Poison Helpline increase significantly, making it consistently one of their busiest weeks of the year. While most of the calls involve dogs of various breeds and sizes, other animals such as … Continue reading

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Your Pet’s Halloween Party Rules

1. Keep me away from party hazards! 2. Don’t leave me alone with Halloween decorations that are automated or pose choking hazards (like string lights or fake spiderwebs). 3. Don’t put me in a costume if I’m uncomfortable or resist. 4. Make sure … Continue reading

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Potential Neurologic Adverse Events Associated with Isoxazoline Flea and Tick Products

Dear pet parents: We wanted to notify you about some information recently distributed by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) about potential neurologic side effects of a particular class of flea and tick control medications. We utilize three of these … Continue reading

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