Tag: holiday

For many of us, July 4th is a day celebrated with barbeques, outdoor activities, and fireworks. However, for our pets, this can be a time of heightened anxiety. Many pets suffer from separation anxiety and noise phobias. While this may not bother some pets, in others, it can lead to serious injuries. Signs of anxiety:…

By Jo Marshall, CVT, NREMT Senior Veterinary Information Specialist Last year I wrote this Holiday Safety blog because I had a new dog in the house. Well our Vizsla, Remi, has turned into a wonderful dog and there are no longer significant worries with her raiding the Christmas tree or many of the other things…

By Sharon Billings, CVT Senior Veterinary Information Specialist Tis the season for gift giving for many people! And during this season, we see heartwarming social media videos portraying scenes where someone, perhaps sitting near a Christmas tree, excitedly opens a gift box and is surprised and thrilled when a puppy or kitten pops out. Puppies…

By Jessica Driscoll, CVT Senior Veterinary Information Specialist Today we kick off the beginning of our Fourth of July Dangers Series. Please take note of these items that can be dangerous to pets and have a safe and enjoyable holiday! Fireworks Fireworks are dangerous to pets in several ways. First, the loud noise of fireworks…

By Charlotte Flint, DVM Staff Veterinarian at Pet Poison Helpline Do find safe gifts to show your pet Valentine’s Day love! A new collar, treats, or toys can all be great gifts for your pet on Valentine’s day. Valentine’s Day can also be a great time to try a new dog or cat treat recipe…