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March is Poison Prevention Month for Pets

Tips to keep your pet safe and help you avoid a trip to the veterinary emergency hospital Poison Prevention Week (Mar. 18 – 24) was established to help raise awareness and prevent illness and injuries for pets. But in reality, we need to focus on poison prevention all year long as Emergency and Critical Care Specialists treat cats and dogs year round for this condition. Pets may become very ill after ingesting many common household foods, products, and plants; a thorough inspection of your home—outside areas included—can help reduce the risk. Instinctively, pets are curious creatures—particularly cats—and if a partially ...
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Adopted a pet during coronavirus? Here are some tips to ensure it’s comfortable when you return to work

Dogs and cats across the country are "living their best life" as many of their humans stay home from school and work to stop the spread of COVID-19. But while it's a wonderful time for many established household pets, for new additions to the family this new way of life could throw up some tricky situations when the household begins to return to normal. RSPCA Australia senior scientific officer for companion animals Dr Sarah Zito said it was important, particularly for the owners of new puppies and kittens, to take steps to ensure they will grow up to be happy ...
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People Foods to Avoid Feeding Your Pets

ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center Phone Number: (888) 426-4435 Our Animal Poison Control Center experts have put together a handy list of the top toxic people foods to avoid feeding your pet. As always, if you suspect your pet has eaten any of the following foods, please note the amount ingested and contact your veterinarian or the ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center at (888) 426-4435. Alcohol Alcoholic beverages and food products containing alcohol can cause vomiting, diarrhea, decreased coordination, central nervous system depression, difficulty breathing, tremors, abnormal blood acidity, coma and even death. Under no circumstances should your pet be ...
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APPROPRIATE CAT TOYS

Play is a vital activity, not only for kittens, but for adult cats, too. Cats are athletic creatures with amazing strength and agility. Nature made them into perfect machines for leaping, jumping, and dashing. Just because your house kitty doesn’t have real prey to chase doesn’t mean she can’t act out her inner predator. Why play? Toys and regular playtime are part of providing your cat with a stimulating environment, which makes for a happy and healthy cat. Play gives them an outlet for their energy, mental and physical stimulation, the opportunity to satisfy their instinctual huntingdrive, and a chance ...
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Caring For Our Pets is your online resource for information about parasites that can impact the health of your pet.

Learn about the most prevalent parasites that might find their way onto OR into your pet, potentially infest your home and maybe the rest of your family. Along with identifying these pests, their appearance and preferred habitats, you can be informed on the diseases, health impacts and general advice on preventing infestations and infections. As always, consult your veterinarian for professional advice regarding the risk for your pets and precautions you should consider. Check out our Facebook page for updates on parasite information. Like, follow and share pet health topics at www.facebook.com/CaringForOurPets Ticks continue to be a growing concern in Canada. The diseases they ...
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