Poison prevention

Cooler temps in the fall mean rodents are seeking indoor shelter. According to the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, fall sees an increase in the use of rodenticides, which are highly toxic to other animals, too. If you must use these products, put them in places inaccessible to your pets.

Pointed poses

Dogs have about 100 different facial expressions, most of them made with the ears.

Ferreting out the facts

Ferrets are a popular pet in the U.S.there are an estimated 8-10 million kept as pets but they’re illegal to own by state law in California and Hawaii, along with several cities and counties, so make sure to check your local laws before bringing one home.

Canine Assistants of the Month

Dog tired

Obesity is the number one health problem in American dogs. Your veterinarian can help you decide which food to feed your dog and in what amounts. Dogs should also get enough exercise on an empty stomach to become noticeably tired at least once a day. However, watch the rate at which he pants, as heavy panting can indicate potentially dangerous overexertion.

Brush up on dental health

Dental disease is the number one disease in pets, affecting over 91% of dogs over 3 years old and 85% of cats over 3.
Left untreated in pets, it can lead to the development of other health problems like kidney, liver and heart disease as well as some forms of cancer. But you can help your pet! In addition to veterinary exams and tooth brushing, try feeding specially designed foods and treats that help clean your pets teeth.