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Holiday Pet Safety Tips

Thanksgiving is two days out and many people are already thinking about the Christmas decorations!  Keep your pet’s health and safety in mind as the holiday dinners, lights and fun get underway with these tips from the ASPCA:  http://www.aspca.org/pet-care/pet-care-tips/holiday-safety-tips.aspx

Holly, Jolly and Oh-So-Safe! Of course you want to include your furry companions in the festivities, pet parents, but as you celebrate this holiday season, try to keep your pet’s eating and exercise habits as close to their normal routine as possible. And be sure to steer them clear of the following unhealthy treats, toxic plants and dangerous decorations:

O Christmas Tree Securely anchor your Christmas tree so it doesn’t tip and fall, causing possible injury to your pet. This will also prevent the tree water—which may contain fertilizers that can cause stomach upset—from spilling. Stagnant tree water is a breeding ground for bacteria and your pet could end up with nausea or diarrhea should he imbibe.

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Five Fire Safety Tips for People with Pets

With winter setting in, there have been several stories in the local news about fires starting in homes due things such as heaters having problems and people trying to thaw frozen pipes.  It made us think this is a good time to bring up fire safety tips for pet owners.  Here’s some good info from the ASPCA:  http://www.aspca.org/Blog/five-fire-safety-tips-for-people-with-pets.aspx

We shudder to think about it. But according to the National Fire Protection Association, each year more than 1,000 house fires are accidentally started by pets. Please take a minute to pet proof your home against potential fire hazards—it could mean the difference between life and death for your four-legged friends.

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5 ways to help your pet live longer

Here is a great piece posted on Shine from Yahoo!  http://shine.yahoo.com/pets/5-ways-to-help-your-pet-live-longer.html

We all want our pets to live long, healthy lives – and we’d all do just about anything to ensure that our cats and dogs can stay with us as long as possible. What five things can you do to keep your pet safe, happy, and by your side longer? We’ve listed them below, and chances are, you’re probably on top of them already.

But one hint may surprise you…

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ASPCA Virtual Pet Behaviorist

Exciting new resource for pet owners!

We recently learned of a new ASPCA website, the Virtual Pet Behaviorist.  As we have already received one pet behavior question we could not answer on this blog (see our Crate Training post), we are so happy to be able to connect our readers to this great new resource!

Here’s the info:  www.aspcabehavior.org

Now you can get pet-behavior advice from ASPCA experts 24 hours a day, right from your computer. Our nationally recognized team of animal behaviorists offers possible solutions to a wide range of issues at no charge. Simply type your pet’s behavior problem into our easy-to-use database, and you’ll receive step-by-step advice — without leaving home.

They currently are focusing on dogs, cats, and horses, but more animal information could come soon!  Check it out! 

We have added this link to our Pet Care Info links on the right side of our blog site for future reference!


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