The things that we as two-leggers love to keep around our homes are not always safe for our favorite four-legged friends. Many items that help us live comfortably can be incredibly harmful, toxic, and dangerous to animals.
Summer everywhere can be dangerous for pets and livestock, but it’s an especially dangerous time for animals here. Tucson’s extreme summer temperatures and arid climate put animals at an elevated risk of dehydration and heatstroke.
Swimming is one of the best ways for dogs to exercise during the summer. Most dogs love to splash around, and the cooling water reduces their risk of heatstroke and prevents them from burning their paws while running on hot pavement.
Microchipping dogs and cats as a means of permanent identification has become a fairly run-of-the-mill aspect of regular veterinary care.
It’s a common misconception that parasites, especially fleas, are only a summer problem in Tucson. Unfortunately, this isn’t the case. Thanks to our year-round beautiful weather, Tucson never really gets cold enough for fleas or ticks to die.
If an animal’s nose, eyes, cheeks, and/or muzzle become swollen, this is a sign your pet is having an allergic (anaphylactic) reaction. This occurs when a pet is exposed to an allergen.
The idea that it’s natural for dogs to chew on bones is a popular one. However, it’s a dangerous practice and can cause serious injury to your pet.
Rattlesnakes… They seem to pop up everywhere here in Tucson, Arizona. You see them in parking lots, trails, your backyard, and some even get INTO the house! Unfortunately these venomous reptiles are way too common.
Normal Play vs. Aggressive Tendencies Puppies can play rough. Most puppy play consists of chasing, pouncing, barking, growling, snapping, and biting. So how can you tell the difference between normal play and possible signs of aggression in both dogs & cats? In normal play, a puppy may play bow (lower its head and raise its… Continue reading Normal Play vs. Aggressive Tendencies
People Food: Safe or Toxic We would love for our pets to be able to have that occasional “people food” treat. Although, we do not encourage those treats frequently we do want our clients to be informed of the foods that are safe for people but dangerous for your pets. The following foods may be… Continue reading People Food: Safe or Toxic
Our homes contain a variety of everyday items and substances that we may not consider dangerous, but can be dangerous or even fatal if ingested by our furry friends. By becoming aware of the most common hazards, you can protect your pet’s health.
Tips For A Safe New Years and Holiday For Your Pets The holidays is a festive moment for us human beings. We celebrate family and life through music, large gatherings, and decorations. However, it may be a precarious time for your pets who may not be accustomed to the noise. From animals who suffer from… Continue reading Tips For A Safe New Years and Holiday For Your Pets