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Moving with Pets: What You Need to Know

Moving with Pets: What You Need to Know

By Sandy Robins

Many families move to new neighborhoods or even different states over the summer before the school semesters begin. Moving is stressful for pets as they pick up on the vibes in the household and the unusual activity that precedes a move. Thus, it’s important to pay special attention prior to the...

Doghouse Repairs Month: Time to Primp Out Your Canine’s “Apartment”

Doghouse Repairs Month: Time to Primp Out Your Canine’s “Apartment”

By Sandy Robins

July is Doghouse Repairs Month. While in many households our dogs share our beds, it’s still nevertheless a good idea to have a doghouse that can offer shade and general weather protection when the family is outdoors relaxing or entertaining.There are some really fabulous doghouse designs that are...

Summer Days – Here Comes The (Hot) Sun

Summer Days – Here Comes The (Hot) Sun

By Sandy Robins

There is no question of how damaging the sun’s rays can be; they are harmful to both people and pets. And, that also includes cats who have an indoors-only lifestyle and dogs who like to lie in sunbeams because the sun’s harmful rays penetrate glass.Pets that lie in the sun too long can get...

How Do I Keep My Dog Safe From Heat Illnesses in the Car?

How Do I Keep My Dog Safe From Heat Illnesses in the Car?

By Caryl Wolff

Let me say at the outset that I am 100% against leaving dogs in hot cars. However, there may be an emergency where you can't leave your dog at home, and that's what this article is about.In the summer months cars can be dangerous, even deadly, to our dogs. We've all seen the news reports of dogs...

pet hydration

How to Keep Your Pet Healthy & Hydrated

By Patrick Mahaney

As a veterinarian practicing in warm and sunny Southern California, I know the important role hydration plays in promoting my patients's best health. Water makes up 70-80% of a dog or cat's body mass, so it's a crucial nutrient to maintain normal cellular function. A loss of only 10% of the total body fluids can cause serious illness. Learn how important it is to keep pets hydrated and the signs of dehydration to watch out for.

5 Reasons to Stay Out of the Pet E.R. This Summer

5 Reasons to Stay Out of the Pet E.R. This Summer

By Tony Johnson

Watch out for the top 5 summertime threats to your pet that I have seen and treated in my 17 years as an emergency vet.

How to Preserve Your Pet's Heart in a Diamond Forever

How to Preserve Your Pet’s Heart in a Diamond Forever

By PetSafe Guest

Pets are an irrefutable and irreplaceable part of our lives. Many times, pets are more like family to us, with their lives being akin to a human’s life. As we grow older and walk through our lives, our pets stand right beside us, up to their final years. We spend many important events with our...