August 15, 2016 • Health & WellnessWhen it is hot for you, it is even hotter for your furry friend. Dogs and cats do not sweat through their skin. They cool themselves by panting or rapid breathing, which means animals must work extra hard to stay cool.Too much heat can be extremely dangerous or even fatal for them. If your best friend has a shorter nose, like Persian cats and Bulldogs, they are more susceptible to heatstroke...
The week of August 7-14 is the seventh National Feeding Pets of the Homeless Give a Dog a Bone week. The national organization, Pets of the Homeless asks the public to locate a donation site in their community by visiting petsofthehomeless.org. Donations of pet food should be taken to one of the identified, local sites.
Homelessness is still an issue in many cities even as the economy...
June 28, 2016 • Health & Wellness
More pets go missing on the Fourth of July than any other time of the year. Pets and loud noises are not a winning combination. Dr. Carol Osborne, DVM has compiled a list of tips to help take some of the stress out of what is supposed to be a joyous celebration.
6 Tips for a fun and fearless 4th of July:
- ·Be sure your pets have well-fitting collars with up to date tags.
- Don’t give in to...
June 22, 2016 • Health & Wellness
At The Honest Kitchen, we’re jolly lucky, because every day is Bring Your Dog to Work Day! We have a pack of about 15 dogs who join us at the office most days. They can be found lounging on their big, squishy dog beds, climbing onto desks or people’s laps for a mid-email snuggle and occasionally skulking into the kitchen to help themselves to an unattended donut.
For anyone considering to take...
Tis the season to take a road trip and these important reminders can make traveling with FIDO a pleasure!Banfield Pet Hospital – Pet Travel TipsThe first thing to consider when planning your trip is whether your pet is comfortable with travel; some pets may be better left at home with a trusted caretaker because of illness, injury, age or temperament. You can speak with your...
June 01, 2016 • Health & Wellness
Madison Taliaferro spent weeks in the hospital in 2012. After a decade of suffering from cystic fibrosis, she underwent a double lung transplant. She powered through the difficult surgery and the recovery that followed –long days of physical therapy and rehabilitation. Her parents were there. Her best friend visited from Kansas. Grandparents rotated shifts so she was never alone. But one request...