This is National Poison Prevention week. Keep your furry and feathered family members safe by reviewing this article from the ASPCA on the top 10 Toxins affecting pets last year…
In 2012, the ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center (APCC) in Urbana, Illinois, handled more than 180,000 cases about pets exposed to possibly poisonous substances. Topping the toxins list for the fifth year in a row are prescription human medications.
1. Prescription Human Medications
3. Over-the-Counter Human Medications
4. Veterinary Products and Medications
5. Household Products
6. People Food
|Posted: March 18th, 2013 at 5:49 pm||Email | No Comments|
Most of us probably have a first aid kit at home or in our car—but do you have first aid supplies for your pet? It’s a good idea to keep some pet-specific first aid items on hand in case of emergency and when you are travelling with your pet. Pet first aid kits are available for purchase but it’s easy to make your own as well. Here’s what to include as suggested by the Humane Society:
Additional useful items
In addition to the items listed above, include any items recommended by your veterinarian specifically for your pet. Check the supplies in your pet first aid kit occasionally. Replace any items that have expired.
|Posted: March 11th, 2013 at 6:33 pm||Email | No Comments|
Great tips from She Knows! It’s warming up out there, so pay special attention to tip #4!
Keep Your Pets Safe
It’s true: When left to his own devices, Mr. Fluffykins can get into just as much trouble as a curious toddler, which is why you should pet-proof your house before bringing home a four-legged companion. Follow these simple pet safety tips and keep your pets safe all year ’round. Click here to read more!
|Posted: May 7th, 2012 at 7:27 pm||Email | No Comments|
A really informative article on allergies in pets. Check out the symptoms – your pet may just have an allergy and you may not even know it!
|Posted: November 28th, 2011 at 5:42 pm||Email | No Comments|
An interesting article about being cautious with your dryers and your kitties. They may look really cute sleeping inside but it is a potentially dangerous activity to encourage!
|Posted: October 5th, 2011 at 6:21 pm||Email | No Comments|