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Pet Travel: In the Car

Pet Travel: In the Car

If you have ever tried to take a road trip with a pet, you know there are many challenges that may arise. We hope that this blog post will help you feel prepared for any pet travel and show you what to expect. Destination: Firstly, let’s talk about the destination. I found this wonderful website that allows you to plan out the entire road trip while accommodating your pet. On this particular site, you simply put in a starting and ending address and the website will generate different pet-friendly places to stay or activities to do along your route. This...

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Can Chocolate Kill My Dog? All You Need to Know about Pet Poisoning

Can Chocolate Kill My Dog? All You Need to Know about Pet Poisoning

            Many myths exist about substances that can kill your pets, but is any of it true? This blog will help define the line between fact and myth so that you can care for your pet worry-free! Chocolate can kill my dog.             FACT: Theobromine is the component in chocolate that can be so toxic to dogs. Humans can easily metabolize theobromine, but dogs metabolize it much more slowly which can allow it to build to toxic levels. The larger the dog, the more chocolate it can eat without having serious issues.             SYMPTOMS: Chocolate consumption responses can range from...

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Pet Safety : Around the Water

Pet Safety : Around the Water

Pet Safety: Around the Water Summer is a great time to enjoy the water and many people want to share that experience with their pets, but is it safe? In this blog post we will discuss different ways to enjoy the water while keeping your pet safe. Water safety is on the mind of many new parents, but that isn’t always the case when new pets are brought home. Your pet needs just as much protection in the water as a child, so make sure you know all the facts! Learning to swim Many people think that dogs are natural-born...

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Pet Safety: Hot Weather

Pet Safety: Hot Weather

This is the first post in our pet safety series! HOW DO PETS STAY COOL?            In order to understand pet safety in hot weather, we must first understand how most pets cool their bodies. Common pets such as cats and dogs sweat through their paws and pant to cool down. Cats may lick their coat and as the saliva evaporates it helps to cool their bodies. Now that we understand how these animals typically cool down, how can we help keep our pets cool on these steamy summer days? HOW CAN WE HELP?             Since our pets sweat through...

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