Pets and People Food

iStock_000033932346_MediumIt can be tempting to share your favorite foods with your four-legged friend every now and then. After all, those great big eyes and enthusiastic tail can be hard to resist… And let’s face it, even if you’re devout about not sharing the people food with your pet, it’s more or less inevitable that someone will slip your pet a little something-something when you’re not looking; or that you may want to try your hand at making your own pet treats.

Whatever your interest might be when it comes to pets and people food, it’s important to remember that while some people foods are fine (and others even healthy) for your pets, others can make your pet very sick, or even be fatal.

Because of this, it is important to what you can and cannot feed your furry family members. Continue…

Summer Heat Safety For Pets

iStock_000024833994_LargeThe dog days of summer have arrived – and that means hot temperatures, hazy air, and a deep need to nap through the hottest part of the day. Summer heat also tends to drive us outdoors to play. Trips to the mountains or swimming in Folsom Lake can pry us out of our air conditioned houses in hopes that it will be cooler… Somehow…

Regardless if you are at home or on the go, it’s important to remember that the heat of summer can be a serious threat to your pet’s health and safety. But with a little prior planning and common sense, keeping your pet cool can be a breeze. Here are our tips for summer heat safety for pets. Continue…

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Fourth of July Pet Safety

iStock_000019043058_SmallFor many of us, the Fourth of July is the highlight of summer. The fun and festivities surrounding our Nation’s birth offer up a great opportunity to celebrate with friends and family, and it can be hard to resist leaving our pets behind on such a joyous day.

Unfortunately, the Fourth of July is one of the most stressful days of the year for our pets. Fireworks, firecrackers, Whistling Petes, crowds of people, loud music, and the general merriment of food and drink can be very overwhelming to your pet. Because of this, it is vitally important that you take proactive measures when it comes to Fourth of July pet safety to ensure that your four-legged and feathered friends are safe and feeling secure.   Continue…