July 22, 2014 • Health & Wellness
If you are eating frozen pizza for dinner while their pets are chowing down on Ahi-Tuna and beef pate, you may not be alone. A recent survey from Wellness Natural Pet Food found that the majority of dog and cat owners (80%) say their pets eat better than they do!
About two-thirds of pet owners only shop for natural foods for their furry friends, and nearly 1/2 won’t serve anything that contains...
July 16, 2014 • Health & Wellness
It’s hard to beat the heat this time of year even with easy access to air conditioning, icy drinks and refreshing swimming pools. Imagine how our furry friends feel in the sweltering summer when they’re dependent on us for protection from the high temperatures and the sun’s sizzling rays.
“Heat stroke can occur when an animal’s temperature rises to a critical level,” said Dr. Michael Dix,...
July 14, 2014 • Health & Wellness
National Pet Fire Safety Day is July 15th, and we wanted to remind you of precautionary measures you can take to protect FIDO from dangerous home fires. The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) reports that more than 500,000 pets are affected by home fires each year, and we encourage you to share and pass this information to your friends and family!
Top tips from the safety experts at ADT...
July 03, 2014 • Health & Wellness
Most dogs can swim, but not all dogs are good at it or like it. Flat-faced dog breeds, like French Bulldogs or Pugs, not only have short snouts but are also top heavy with big chests. If they get too tired trying to stay afloat, they can quickly sink.
When bringing your canine companion along to join the fun on the water this summer, be sure to keep their safety in mind.
To help pet owners...
July 02, 2014 • Health & Wellness
There’s nothing independent about Independence Day for a family whose pet has run away. Rancho Coastal Humane Society in Encinitas is reminding owners that more American pets run away on the 4th of July than any other day of the year.
“The best thing you can do is prevent it from happening,” says RCHS spokesman John Van Zante. “Dogs don't want to watch fireworks. It’s loud and confusing. It...
July 01, 2014 • Health & Wellness
With the July 4th holiday come celebrations and outdoor activities that can be fun for people, but sometimes harmful for our pets.
Here are some tips to keep this day an enjoyable and safe holiday for the whole family, Fido included.
“Fireworks can frighten dogs and cause them to escape and become injured,” said Dr. James Barr, assistant professor at the Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine...