It’s hot out there!

Leaving dogs in a locked car is never safe. But when the weather gets warmer, it can be deadly. High temperatures can cause irreparable organ damage and even death. Please leave your dogs at home instead of leaving them locked in a car while you run errands. And if you see a dog locked in a car, take down the car’s make, model and license plate number. If there are businesses nearby, notify their managers or security guards and ask them to make an announcement to find the car’s owner. Many people are unaware of the danger of leaving pets in hot cars and will quickly return to their vehicle… Read More

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Is your critter scared of loud noises?

New Year’s Eve is just a few days away. Will there be fireworks and celebrating in your neighborhood? If so, you may need to give your best friend some extra comfort. Why do some dogs get scared by loud noises like fireworks?  According to Dr. Nicholas Dodman, BvMS, DACVA, DACVB, from the Tufts University Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine, “No one really knows. It may be because of something that does or does not happen during the first three-months of a dog’s life. Genetics may also play a role too.  Herding breeds (like the German Shepherd, Border Collie, and Pembroke Welsh Corgi to name a few) seem more prone and therefore may be… Read More

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Holiday Safety Tips

The holidays are here and dog lovers everywhere are eager to include their furry family members in the festivities. As you get ready for the holidays, it is important to try to keep your dog’s eating and exercise habits as close to their normal routine as possible. Also, please be sure to steer pets clear of the following unhealthy treats, toxic plants and dangerous situations.

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