It’s Hot Out There! Protect Those Precious Pet Paws

purebred curly red and white dog on the city backgroudAlthough our pets seem to run, lunge, pounce, and leap as if their paws are made of steel, pet paws are actually quite sensitive and susceptible to injury. During the hot summer months, paw burns are common, so take extra care this year and practice some general safety precautions and pet paw TLC.

 

 

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Best Pets for People with Pet Allergies

Man Lying on Bed Petting Cat and SneezingAlmost every one of us can think of at least one person who’s allergic to pets. And, when it comes to animal lovers, these pet allergies can be particularly troublesome and even heartbreaking.

Many allergy sufferers wonder if it will ever be possible for them to share their home with a beloved pet companion.

The good news is, many can and do with proper planning, adopting a pet that is more allergy forgiving, and making some changes around the home to reduce exposure to allergens.

The Myth of the Hypoallergenic Dog or Cat

Although some people experience fewer allergy symptoms when exposed to certain dog or cat breeds, there is no such thing as a 100% non-allergenic feline or canine. This is because these mammals shed dander (dead skin cells), which contain the proteins that cause allergies. These proteins are also found in saliva and urine. Continue…

What Constitutes a Veterinary Emergency?

Cute border collie puppy with an emergency kitWhile no one wants to experience an emergency situation, it’s our duty as responsible pet owners to be prepared for the worst. Whether it’s another animal attack or you notice strange behavior in your pet, recognizing a veterinary emergency and knowing how to respond can make a big difference in the life of your companion.

Recognizing a Veterinary Emergency

Sometimes, pet owners make the dangerous mistake of assuming injuries aren’t serious because there are no visible symptoms or external bleeding. However, some health threats are invisible to the naked eye or symptoms don’t emerge until they become more severe.

You should treat any of the following situations as a veterinary emergency and contact us immediately: Continue…