Posts in Category: Pet Safety
Game Plan: Superbowl Snacks to Share With Pets
Almost 100 million people watch the live broadcast of the Superbowl every year. Those of us that aren’t even fans get in on the action. Why? Aside from the incredible athleticism and insane competition, watching the Superbowl is just downright fun. However, the camaraderie and the funny commercials pale in comparison to the major star of the show: Food. Everybody loves Superbowl snacks, but not everyone in the family can safely enjoy them. Spread the fun with these Superbowl snacks to share with pets.Continue…
Why You Should Schedule Your Pet’s Annual Exam for 2023
Why visit the vet when your pet seems perfectly happy and healthy? Because annual wellness appointments are the backbone of any pet’s lifetime of healthcare and can significantly impact your pet’s longevity and overall wellbeing.Continue…
Why Some Pets Don’t Make Good Gifts
With the holidays quickly approaching, many people are searching for creative and fun gift ideas for friends and loved ones.
Pets can make great gifts under the right circumstances, but there’s much more to be considered than when gifting someone an electronic device or sweater.
So what are some reasons some pets don’t make good gifts?Continue…
Summer Pet Safety: Keep Your Dog Cool and Comfortable
Who doesn’t love summer time? We’ve waited all year for hot, sunny days, endless blue skies, and loads of recreational activities to keep us fit, happy, and entertained. The best part is that many pets find themselves immersed in all the season has to offer. It’s important to remember that a pet’s level of fun is directly related to how well they are protected from risk. We’ve put together a few reminders for summer pet safety to keep everyone healthy and safe.Continue…
The Heat’s On to Up Your Summer Paw Protection Game
When you are used to wearing shoes all the time, it can be easy to forget that your pet’s paws can take a beating. Especially in the summer months, hot surfaces can be an issue for tender toes. Not to worry, though, the Whole Pet Vet Hospital and Wellness Center is here to help up your summer paw protection game.Continue…
Not So Sweet: Pet Diabetes and You
Diabetes is a pretty common health issue in human medicine and many of us are familiar with what it is. Oftentimes, though, pet owners don’t realize that this potentially serious health condition can affect dogs and cats as well. The Whole Pet Vet Hospital and Wellness Center knows how important it is to you to keep your furry friends healthy, and understanding a little bit about pet diabetes can help you to accomplish that.Continue…
Tips on Preventing Anxiety in Pets During New Years Eve
With all the excitement and possibilities of the start of a new year, it can be easy to forget that holidays like New Year’s Eve are not exciting for everyone. Between big gatherings of people, fireworks, and other loud noises, the final night of the year can induce some serious anxiety in your pets. The Whole Pet Vet Hospital & Wellness Center wants to help you keep your beloved pets free from anxiety this New Year’s Eve.Continue…
Paraphimosis: Help, My Dog’s Penis is Stuck Out!
When things go wrong, er, down there, it can be embarrassing. When you need to ask for help for your dog, though, there is no shame in asking your friends at The Whole Pet Vet Hospital & Wellness Center. When a dog’s penis becomes stuck out for a length of time (called paraphimosis), it can be an emergency. It’s important to know when to seek veterinary care.Continue…
Disaster Preparation Tips to Improve Your Pet’s Safety in an Emergency
Whether you are taking your pet on a trip or just want to have a plan in place for unexpected situations, disaster preparedness is an important element of pet ownership. The Whole Pet Vet Hospital & Wellness Center wants to help you be prepared for anything with your pets:
At Home or Away, Plan for Trouble before It Happens
It is imperative to include your pets in all of your disaster preparedness plans so you know how to get them to safety in the event of an emergency. Be sure to:
- Designate one family member to secure each pet
- Get your pets microchipped in case you get separated
- Make sure your microchip information is up to date
- Make a list of nearby accommodations that allow pets in case you have to evacuate
Dangers That Lurk: Medicine Cabinet Pet Safety
Our animal friends are naturally curious and many are motivated by anything that resembles food. Pair that with the fact that they are limited to exploring their world mostly with the mouth, and some human items can become quite dangerous.
One of the most dangerous areas for pets in our homes is the medicine cabinet. Many items in there are toxic or otherwise hazardous and big animal no-nos. Knowing what items are dangerous, which ones to never give a sick pet, and how to secure your medicine cabinet is an important part of pet safety and things The Whole Pet Vet Hospital & Wellness Center wants you to know.Continue…