- Do You Know the Truth About Heartworm Disease?
Heartworm disease is a very serious – and potentially fatal – condition that is caused by parasitic worms living in the arteries of the lungs and occasionally in the right side of the heart of dogs, cats and other species of mammals (heartwormsociety.org). Scary stuff, isn’t it? But perhaps the scariest fact isn’t about what [...]
- Tips to Keep Your Pets Safe This Summer
We love Summer! With warm temperatures, sunshine on our faces, and social events galore this season has a lot of great things to offer, but there are also some potential dangers lurking for pets in warmer months. Do you know how to keep your pets safe? Don’t worry – we’ve got you covered. Our mini [...]
- Fourth of July – keep your pets safe!
Fireworks are no fun for pets! Keep your pets inside so they’ll be safe this 4th of July. You can read the many pet safety tips we’ve posted over the years to help you and your pets handle the fireworks week and weekend here: http://www.adoptapet.com/blog/?s=fireworks&submit=Search
- What’s The Difference Between Fleas and Ticks?
This Post is Provided by Amy Tonic from PetGuide.com. Spring is here… and that means in seasonal climates that fleas and ticks are making their way to your pets. They think of your pet as their warm home with free meals, and they plan to take up residence for generations unless you evict them. Sure, [...]
- Orthopedics for dogs!
As veterinary care for pets continues to advance, one of the amazing ways dog owners can help their dogs heal or regain mobility is with the use of orthopedics. Sometimes it looks like the making of a bionic dog, especially when a pet in pain or without a limb can suddenly walk or even run [...]
- Do dogs get cold in the winter?
Some people think that because wolves and coyotes live through long, snowy winters, that domesticated dogs can be left outside in the cold, but this is absolutely not true! Just because dogs have fur does not mean the cold weather doesn’t affect them. Dogs can even get frostbitten, so it’s important to keep your pets [...]
- 5 Halloween Pet Safety Tips
Halloween is almost here! In addition to coming up with costumes, remembering to buy candy, and making party plans, there’s one more thing to think about at Halloween time: your pet’s safety. Here are five tips for keeping your pet nice and safe on the night of the ghouls: Keep all candy safely out of [...]
- What is the best age to spay or neuter?
What is the best age to fix a puppy or kitten? Ask ten people, and you may get ten different answers! Those of us in the animal sheltering and rescue world usually recommend early-age spay/neuter at 8 weeks of age, or as soon as possible after that. Promoting early-age spay neuter is part of the [...]
- Cat bites are serious!
Cat bites are serious! A small bite from a cat or kitten may seem like not a big deal, especially if you were playing with your kitten and oops one of their teeth gave you a tiny pin puncture. But this is one situation where your immediate actions can be the difference between a momentary [...]
- Why you should brush your pet’s teeth
Bad pet breath is not just an unpleasant odor – it can be a sign of dental disease! Just like with people, your pet’s teeth wear down over time and periodontal disease and infections can set in. And just like with people, dental disease untreated can lead to more serious problems, including heart and kidney [...]