Protect Your Pet from These 3 Easter Dangers

by VetDepot on March 27, 2015

unhappy puppy bunny ears blogMany families will soon be enjoying Easter egg hunts and celebrations. While these festivities can be a lot of fun, it’s important to protect pets from the following Easter hazards:

1. Easter lilies: These springtime flowers may be beautiful, but they’re also highly toxic to cats. All parts of the plant (including the petals, leaves, stem, and pollen) pose a danger to felines and can cause kidney failure. Learn more…

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How to Protect Pets from Rattlesnake Bites

by VetDepot on March 26, 2015

pit bull hike blogIn the United States, approximately 15,000 dogs and cats are bitten by venomous snakes each year. Rattlesnakes account for many of these cases, so it’s important for pet parents to be educated about prevention and emergency treatment.

Rattlesnakes come out of hibernation during the spring, when the temperatures start to warm up, and are active in many parts of the country well into the fall. Learn more…

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5 Tips for Controlling Your Cat Allergies

by VetDepot on March 25, 2015

cat owner allergies blogMany people with cat allergies are able to live comfortably with a feline companion in the house. The first step in controlling allergy symptoms is to speak with an allergist, who may recommend medication, environmental changes, dietary changes, or allergy shots. But there are also some steps you can take at home on your own to combat the sniffles:

1. Move the litter box: Litter boxes are full of allergy inducers including dander, dust and litter. Learn more…

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3 Spring Veggies That are Good for Your Dog!

by VetDepot on March 23, 2015

asparagus blogMost people consider canines more carnivorous than veggie loving, but the fact is that adding some fresh vegetables to your dog’s diet can really rev up his nutrient consumption. You might be surprised how willing your sweet pup is to gobble up a fresh vegetable as a snack. Below are three spring vegetables that are safe to give your dog as treats!

1. Green Beans: These crispy spring veggies contain a lot of good stuff for dogs including omega-3 fatty acids, vitamin A, vitamin C, calcium iron, potassium, and beta carotene. Learn more…

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What Not to Do on a Dog Walk

by VetDepot on March 20, 2015

dog on a leash walk blogDog walks are a great opportunity to give your dog some much needed exercise, work on training, and spend some quality time together. Keep the experience a positive one by sticking to the following guidelines:

1. Don’t let your dog approach another dog without asking: Your pup may get along with other doggies without any issues, but this isn’t the case for all canines. Learn more…

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3 Little Dog Breeds that Make Good Watchdogs

by VetDepot on March 19, 2015

mini pin blogOf course, a dog’s number one job is being a loyal companion, which is something most canines are pros at. But some families also prefer for their dog to have some protective instincts. Large breeds typically come to mind when most people think of watchdogs, but don’t count out these three little breeds with big attitudes:

1. Miniature Pinscher (pictured above): If you’re looking for a fearless canine companion with a spirited personality, a min pin might be the right choice. Learn more…

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Spring Garden Safety for Pets

by VetDepot on March 16, 2015

dog in garden blog sizedThe official start of spring is just around the corner! For some families this means getting out in the yard and planting that beautiful spring garden. If your family includes a four-legged member, it’s important to keep their safety in mind as the seasons change.

Below are three garden safety tips for pet owners:

1. Choose plants wisely: As you’re coming up with plans for your pretty new garden, steer clear of plants that are known to be toxic to pets. A few popular spring choices to avoid include the azalea, tiger lily, and the tulip. Learn more…

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Is It Safe to Kiss Your Dog?

by VetDepot on March 13, 2015

puppy kissing baby blogIt’s hard to resist a smooch from you sweet pooch. Some dogs are definitely lickers, and many owners welcome this display of affection. But, is it safe to let your dog lick your face?

Disease Transmission

It’s not true that dogs have cleaner mouths than humans do. In actuality, canines have hundreds of bacteria in their mouths and disease transmission between dog and human is possible (although the risk is relatively low). Learn more…

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Why Some Cats Don’t Like Being Held

by VetDepot on March 12, 2015

Cat hold blogIt’s natural to want to show affection by picking up your feline companion to hold or to cuddle with. But when claws come out, some owners find out the hard way that not all kitties enjoy being held. Learn more…

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Dog tug of war blogThere’s no doubt about it, people love their pets. Between the latest healthy pet food trends, best looking accessories, and preventative pet medications to support optimal health, pet owners spent more on pet care in 2014 than ever before. According to a recent report released by the American Pet Products Association, Americans spent around $58 billion on pet care last year. Learn more…

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