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Ways to Ease the Stress of Labor Day for You and Your Pets Do you plan on traveling with your pet? For many, this long weekend may include a road trip. Be prepared. Does your pet get anxious or sick in the car? If this is the first time you will be traveling in the…

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:…

With rising temperatures, there is an increased risk for our pets to suffer from heat stroke. An increased body temperature caused from outdoor weather extremes is usually a medical emergency. A dog’s normal temperature ranges from 99.5⸰F – 102.5⸰F. If the body temperature should rise above 105⸰F, veterinary assistance should be sought immediately. Risk of…

Grow your knowledge and learn about the dangers of plants that could be in and around your home! Below is the top 11 poisonous plants Pet Poison Helpline receives calls on. Keep in mind that eating anything outside of the regular diet can cause stomach upset and diarrhea – this includes any plant. Lilium species…

Methanol poisoning is most commonly seen in pets due to ingestion of windshield washer fluid, however methanol can also be found in cleaning products, varnish, solvents, gasoline and model airplane fuel. Methanol is a colorless alcohol that has a slightly sweet odor. It is also referred to as “wood alcohol.” Clinical signs of methanol poisoning…