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
With Halloween coming up and the holiday season just around the corner everyone will have more candy around the house than usual and this is an invitation for curious pups to steal a snack. It is more important than ever that we focus on pet safety on Halloween due to the abundance of available chocolate during this time.
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.
Summertime and the livin’ is easy – unless your dog jumps up on the picnic table, eats a plate of ribs, develops horrible diarrhea and lands in the emergency room. Below are some common summer pet safety issues we see with pets that everyone might not know about. Heat stroke is by far the most common summertime danger
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.
Here in DC spring is starting to make way for the summer heat and as we head outdoors with our pets fleas, ticks and mosquitoes are ready for a feast. In most climates protection from these creepy crawlers is recommended year round but now is the time to be extra vigilant with your flea, tick and heartworm prevention.