Tag: seasonal

The winter season can be very cold and long. To make house decor more festive it is often a fun idea to bring winter plants indoors to spruce up the home, but are all winter plants safe to have in the house? There are a handful of popular winter plants that can be dangerous for…

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…

By Cassie Panning, CVT Veterinary Information Specialist Have you ever noticed that, just like some people, our pets tend to gain weight over the winter too? Seasonal weight gain in pets is something that happens to many of our domesticated animals in the fall and winter. So what causes our pets to gain weight over…

By: Charlotte Flint, DVM Staff Veterinarian People are often surprised to learn that we see trends in poisonings here at Pet Poison Helpline based on the season or time of year. As we head into 2014, let’s review the year in poison and hopefully you can use this information to help keep your pets safe…