Monthly Archives: March 2015

  1. Bee Stings and Allergies

    Any of our furry friends can be allergic to bees and wasps.

    Autumn is one of the most active times of year for bees and wasps. Before the weather starts to cool down for Winter, our bees are busy buzzing about collecting food to boost their survival through the colder months.

    Unfortunately, this is also a dangerous time for our pets as all that humming and buzzing causes curiosity that ends in a stung nose or mouth!

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  2. What To Do in Case of Chocolate Poisoning

    Eggs of the chocolaty variety are a huge no-no for our fur friends this Easter Easter is getting ever closer. We can almost smell the delicious chocolate in the form of eggs, bunnies and bars! We’re excited – are you?

    It’s a wonderful time of year where no one blames you for being decadent but chocolate is a notorious toxin to our pets so they shouldn’t be given the chance to dig into that stash you’ve hidden away.

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  3. Do You Have a Portly Pet?

    Obese pets live shorter, less healthy lives due to increased health risks.

    Keeping slim is as important in animals as it is in humans. Many pets are overweight, and often their owners are in denial about it, meaning that these pets continue on in a state that is detrimental to their overall wellbeing.

    Diabetes, cardiovascular disease and arthritis are just a few of the many health risks for portly pets and, like humans, those extra kilos can takes years off the lives of our fur friends.

    Often obesity is an issue with older dogs (over seven years of age) as their bodies slow down but their diet does not compensate for it. Overweight pets that are still young need to be taken to a Vet so owners can be informed about portion control and the best diet to get their pet’s weight under control again.

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  4. The Many Forms of Heartworm Prevention

    They give you their heart so make sure to keep it safe!

    Heartworm is a nasty disease transmitted through mosquitos. Just one bite and your pet could be infected. When positive, your pets quality of life will start to diminish over time and treatment is a difficult and cost heavy procedure.

    There is more than one way to protect your pet from the dreaded heartworm, but before we delve into that it is important to have your pet tested for heartworms if they haven't already been on prevention.

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