HALLOWEEN PET SAFETY TIPS

1. Microchip your pets. Halloween is a common time for pets to escape the home. With all the little visitors and distractions, many pets slip out and get lost. Microchips work to help your pet find it’s way home. Other forms of identification are also helpful to return lost pets, but we love microchips because they can’t fall off and be lost. 2. Make sure your pet’s costume is comfortable and fits well. We have had patients actually need surgery after chewing up and swallowing parts of their costume or being injured when left unsupervised with an ill-fitting outfit.  
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Top 5 Most Hazardous Handbag Contents

Handbags: Reservoirs for Items Toxic to Pets To a dog or cat, a handbag or backpack can be like an amusement park. In one compact place, she can find many flavorful treasures to nuzzle sniff and chew. This wouldn’t be so much of a problem if all the contents in handbags and backpacks were safe for pets, but unfortunately that isn’t the case; they are reservoirs for things toxic to dogs and cats. It is important for pet owners to be cognizant of some typical handbag contents, how the contents can poison their dog or cat, and what to do
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What’s Making My Cat Sick? The Most Common Diseases of Cats

Feline Lower Urinary Tract Disease is the most common ailment of cats. It can be caused by a number of processes including: inflammation of the bladder, bladder crystal formation, stones, or urinary tract infection. Feline lower urinary tract disease is closely linked to stress in cats. Anything you can do as a cat owner to eliminate stress can help prevent illness (Learn how to reduce stress). The signs of feline lower urinary tract disease can include: urinating outside of the litterbox, licking at genitals, blood in urine, frequent trips to the litter box, a low long meowing sound. Some cats
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