Doggie Days

According to researchers from Virginia Commonwealth University, bringing your dog to work might help ease stress. During the observation period, employees who brought their dogs to work reported decreasing stress levels throughout their workday, while non-pet owners described increasing degrees of stress.

Heartworm protection—More than meds

The FDA recommends that dogs older than 6 to 7 months of age be tested for heartworms before starting heartworm prevention.
If a dog already is afflicted before starting prevention, medication will not kill the adult heartworms.

Heat Advisory
According to the American Animal Hospital Association, these are warning signs of potential heatstroke in pets:

  • Panting
  • Staring
  • Anxious expression
  • Refusal to obey commands
  • Warm, dry skin
  • High fever
  • Rapid heartbeat
  • Vomiting
  • Collapsing

Tell-Tail Sign

A cats curved tail that is bristled or puffed out to twice its size signifies aggressive fear. If a cat has been startled, wait for its tail to relax again before approaching so that it doesn’t react defensively.

Canine Assistants Tip of the Month

Mental exercise is as important as physical exercise for the well-being of most pets

Teaching your pet new behaviors to perform on cue is an excellent form of mental stimulation.