Category: Pet Health

Lawn-Care Tips: How to Keep Your Yard Safe for Pets This Fall 0

Lawn-Care Tips: How to Keep Your Yard Safe for Pets This Fall

Just as with herbicides, it’s imperative that you read the label, follow directions closely and keep pets off the lawn until the area is dry when using insecticides or pesticides. Some of these chemicals...

5 Dog Dangers to Avoid This Summer 0

5 Dog Dangers to Avoid This Summer

The insects of summer can do more than just bug your dog while you’re trying to enjoy the outdoors — wasp and bee stings can cause major problems, including swelling, pain and even anaphylaxis...

6 Tips to Help Dogs Swim Safely 0

6 Tips to Help Dogs Swim Safely

If you have a Bulldog or similar barrel-chested breed, Dr. Becker says you should “think long and hard before taking him swimming or boating. Not only are these dogs prone to rapid overheating, they’re...

Beware the Biting, Stinging Insects of Summer 0

Beware the Biting, Stinging Insects of Summer

With most stings, you probably won’t know anything has occurred until you notice your pet has a swollen face or is limping. Facial swelling, eyelid swelling and hives are common after a pet is...

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Can Pets Get the West Nile or Zika Virus?

Thinkstock It’s unlikely that Zika or West Nile virus can be spread through dogs and cats. As summer begins, news programs are rife with stories about the Zika and West Nile viruses. Infectious disease...

Video: Expert Tips for Cat-Proofing Your Home 0

Video: Expert Tips for Cat-Proofing Your Home

We know you want to protect your cats from household dangers and poisons, whether you’re a new cat owner doing your first round of kitten proofing or a seasoned pet parent who has made...

5 Factors That Put a Dog at Risk for Heatstroke 0

5 Factors That Put a Dog at Risk for Heatstroke

That sunny weather can be so inviting that it’s nearly impossible to remain indoors, especially if you — and your dog — have been stuck inside for months. But it’s important to remember that...

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5 Things You Might Be Doing That Can Harm Your Pet

Of course you would never deliberately hurt your beloved pet, but what if there were things you were doing — perhaps even every day — that were harming your furry friend? We’re putting safety...