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Backyard Dangers!

Have you considered that your dog’s life may be in danger just from him hanging out in your backyard? Regardless if the area is fenced in and seemingly safe from danger, you would be surprised at what may be hiding, ready to hurt or even kill your lovable canine companion. Your backyard may be a dog’s paradise, but the area can be fraught with danger, especially if you have a puppy that is young,

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Toxic Plants For Bichon Frise

Here are some of the toxic plants you should keep away from your pets. If you suspect that your dog might have eaten any plant that might be toxic, contact his/her vet immediately. Many common house and garden plants can be toxic to animals if swallowed. The symptoms can be diarrhea, nausea, or skin allergies.

This list is limited and if you need further information about a particular plant , please contact your pet’s vet

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What Foods Are Toxic To Bichon Frise

While you love your dear dog and want him to have the healthiest of diets, it’s important to know which foods to consume and which must be avoided at all costs. In fact, there are specific foods which are toxic to dogs. Whether its grapes or cabbage or extensive table scraps or bread dough be aware of the list below as toxic food for dogs … in other words, what not to feed!

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October Is “Halloween Safety Tips” Month For Pets

Attention, animal lovers, it’s almost the spookiest night of the year! We recommend taking some common sense precautions this Halloween to keep you and your pet saying “trick or treat!” all the way to November 1.

1. No tricks, no treats: That bowl of candy is for trick-or-treaters, not for Scruffy and Fluffy. Chocolate in all forms—especially dark or baking chocolate—can be very dangerous for dogs and cats. Candies containing the artificial sweetener xylitol

September Is “Be A Responsible Dog Owner” Month

Among companion animals, dogs are unmatched in their devotion, loyalty and friendship to humankind. Anyone who has ever loved a dog can attest to its hundred-fold return. The excitement your dog shows when you come home, the wagging tail at the sound of the leash being taken from its hook, the delight in the tossing of a tennis ball, and the head nestled in your lap-those are only some of the rewards of being

August Is “Dog Days Of Summer” Month

With extreme temperatures on the rise..here are some safety tips to keep in mind to keep your furbabies happy and healthy!

Never leave your pet in a car when you travel or do errands. During warm weather, the inside of your car can reach 120 degrees in a matter of minutes, even if you’re parked in the shade. Dogs and cats can’t perspire and can only dispel heat by panting and through the pads of

July Is “Fourth Of July Safety Tips For Pets” Month

For many people, nothing beats lounging in the backyard on the Fourth of July with good friends and family—including the four-legged members of the household. While it may seem like a great idea to reward Rover with scraps from the grill and bring him along to watch fireworks, in reality some festive foods and products can be potentially hazardous to your pets.

Never leave alcoholic drinks unattended where pets can reach them. Alcoholic beverages have

June Is “National Disaster Preparedness for Animals” Month

Would you be prepared if a tornado swept through your community tomorrow? What would you do if you experienced a flood as catastrophic as the one in Memphis? Could you keep your family and pets safe if you experienced a quake like the one in Japan?

With today’s prevalence of natural disasters and the tragedy that comes with, we must be able to answer these questions with confidence and prioritize disaster preparedness efforts—for

May Is “Canine Allergy Awareness Month”

Dogs and cats suffer from many problems that affect their skin. It is important to understand that the skin is an organ, just as the liver and kidneys are organs. The skin functions as a barrier to protect the body from infection, caustic substances, ultra violet light and dehydration. Good health and proper function of the skin is dependent on the health and function of the other organs that make up our pets’ bodies.


April Is “Pet First Aid” Month

When your pet has an emergency, being prepared is very important. Before an emergency strikes, be sure you know how your veterinarian handles emergencies or where you should go if you have one. For example, some veterinarians always have someone on call, while others use special emergency hospitals for things that arise after hours. You can also stay prepared for emergencies by putting together a pet first-aid kit.

We cannot stress enough that you SHOULD