Gobble Up These Thanksgiving Pet Safety Tips

Don’t give in to persuasive purrs and puppy-dog eyes this Thanksgiving!  Many of the holiday treats we love can cause health problems for our pets if they eat them. Here are some tips to keep your pets safe this Thanksgiving: Don’t leave wine glasses at snout or tail level. When pets ingest alcohol, they often experience severe drops in body temperature, blood pressure and blood sugar, which can lead to death if treatment is delayed. Overactive tails could also knock over glasses and broken glass can easily cause injuries. Turkey is high in fat, and because of this, even small amounts can...

Halloween Safety Tips for Pets

Petrified Pooches & Scaredy Cats: Halloween Safety Tips for PetsMany people enjoy Halloween, but the same isn’t necessarily true of our pets. Constantly opening the door for trick-or-treaters, unusual costumes and noises can put animals on edge.Here are some ideas for keeping your pet safe and serene on Halloween:When expecting visitors, put your dog or cat in a quiet place away from the door. This will help prevent them from getting worked up. Keep candy far out of reach. Chocolate and the sweetener xylitol—often found in gum and peanut butter—can be very toxic to dogs and cats. Kids should also be...