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Thanksgiving Tips To Keep Your Pets Safe

By ruthmacpete

Each year, millions of pets become ill during the holidays, with intestinal obstructions, chocolate or other toxicities, and pancreatitis, being some of the most common reasons. In order to ensure that your Thanksgiving holidays are

Diabetes in Pets: Do You Know the Signs?

By ruthmacpete

November is American Diabetes Month®. Diabetes is not just a human disease; dogs and cats also suffer from this all too common disease. In fact, estimates report that diabetes affects about 1:200 cats and 1:300

Keeping Your Little Dog Safe

By ruthmacpete

As many of you may know, Jett is the newest addition to my furry family. Although I’ve had many dogs throughout my life (Poodle mixes, Chows, Scottish Terriers, a Briard, a Doberman, and most recently,

How to Hike Safely With Your Dog

By ruthmacpete

Hiking is a great activity for people and pets. Besides the beautiful scenery and fresh air, you get a healthy dose of exercise. Before you set out on a hike with your pet, here are

Foods You Can Share With Your Pets

By ruthmacpete

We often hear about foods we can’t share with our dogs: chocolate, grapes, raisins, fatty foods, onions, foods with the artificial sweetener xylitol, macadamia nuts, etc. With so many “don’ts,” what human foods can we

4th of July Pet Safety Tips

By ruthmacpete

Eve​ry year hundreds of pets throughout the country are lost or injured during 4th of July Celebrations. Here are five tips you can follow to help keep them safe and stress-free. 1.Keep your pets indoors

Everything You Need to Welcome Your New Dog

By ruthmacpete

Dog adoptions have reached record levels during the COVID pandemic. If you are thinking about adopting a new dog and being part of this nationwide trend, make sure you have everything you need to welcome

Green Pet Living: How to Help Your Pets Go Green

By ruthmacpete

With COVID dominating the news, it is easy to overlook that April 22nd is Earth Day. However, in many ways, COVID has directed a new spotlight on the importance of the environment. The spread of

Pets and COVID-19

By ruthmacpete

What You Need to Know About Pets and COVID-19 1. Can dogs and cats transmit COVID to people? At this time there is no evidence that dogs or cats can transmit COVID-19 to humans. 2.