News — dog safety

Caring for Your Canines Teeth

We all know that dental care is important, but did you know good dental care is just as vital for your pet? Beyond your routine Veterinary appointments, you can do at-home dental care to help improve your dog’s teeth and gums. Plaque and tartar can buildup on a canine’s teeth and gums. Over time, this can lead to gum disease and gingivitis. Dental problems can be painful and cause inflammation, tooth decay, and tooth or bone loss. Plaque and bacteria can also enter your dog’s bloodstream and affect their heart, liver, and kidneys. Cleaning your dog’s teeth can minimize plaque and tartar....

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Traveling With Your Pets

More people are traveling with their pets on both long and short trips than ever before. Along with their pet food, it’s also important to pack first aid as well as essential grooming and wellness items to make your trip more enjoyable for everyone. While on the go and in route to your destination, try to follow your established routines and bring your pets favorite toy or blanket for some added comforts from home. Consistency will help your pet transition to the new environment, even if it’s for a short time. Routine is key! Make sure your pet has recently...

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Natural Flea & Tick Solutions

Do You Know What’s in Your Flea & Tick Products? Reading the ingredients label is more important than ever to make sure the products you use are safe for your pet, and the planet. Some of the most recommended flea and tick products are made with harmful chemicals.  Now, more than ever, reading the ingredient label is necessary in order to determine if the product is safe for our pet and how it can impact our environment. Many of the substances found in Flea & Tick repellant products include pesticides that can easily be transferred to humans simply by petting...

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Protecting Your Dog from Ticks & Lyme Disease

Lyme Disease in Pets Protecting your canines from ticks is a critical part of their overall wellbeing and health. The following outlines useful information for detection and prevention. For canines: The most important tick-borne diseases that affect dogs are Lyme disease, Ehrlichiosis, Anaplasmosis, Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever, Babesiosis, Bartonellosis, and Hepatozoonosis. All can have serious health consequences for dogs and many can have serious health consequences for people as well. Most cases of Lyme disease can be treated successfully with a few weeks of antibiotics. Steps to prevent Lyme disease include using flea & tick repellent, checking for and removing ticks promptly,...

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Flea & Tick Prevention: Protect Your Dog Naturally

  Fleas and ticks are not only an itchy nuisance, but can transmit a number of diseases, and put your pets, and you at risk. Before heading outdoors, it's important to prepare for flea and tick season by taking precautionary measures thatprotect your pet and family. When taking these preventative steps, pet parents may mistakenly use harmful flea and tick methods. These methods include sprays with dangerous toxins, chemical-filled shampoos, and certain medications that are considered unsafe for dogs. Unfortunately, there have been many reports warning pet parents about the negative side effects of toxic flea and tick products. Certainmedications...

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