6 Pet Safety Tips for the Holidays

6 Pet Safety Tips for the Holidays

Thanksgiving is here marking the official start of the holiday season. Unfortunately everyone’s favorite time of the year has many hidden dangers for our pets. Check out these pet safety tips and keep your furry family members safe during the holidays and all year long. Table scraps Whether you give your dog table scraps or he helps himself

Protect your dog from Leptospirosis

Protect your dog from Leptospirosis

With fall upon us bringing cooler weather and rainy days dog owners should be aware of a relatively unknown and quite nasty bacterial disease called Leptospirosis. We do have a vaccine to protect against Lepto but it is not considered a “core” vaccine and many dog owners are unaware of the disease and that the vaccine is available.

Keep your dogs safe from heat stroke

Keep your dogs safe from heat stroke

Summer is my favorite time of the year but many summertime activities can be dangerous to your pet’s health.  By far the most common threat is the risk of overheating. At Friendship Hospital we see so many cases of heatstroke every summer. I feel it is necessary to constantly warn dog owners about the dangers of hot weather.