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July 14, 2016

Poisonous Plants for Dogs and Cats

Lilies Members of the Lilium spp. are considered to be highly toxic to cats. While the poisonous component has not yet been identified, it is clear that with even ingestions of very small amounts of the plant, severe kidney damage could result. MarijuanaIngestion of Cannabis sativa by companion animals can […]
July 14, 2016

Sunscreen for Pets

Sunscreen, or sunblock, can  be used on cats and dogs. Pets with light skin and a short or thin hair coat are particularly prone to sunburn, skin cancer, and other solar-induced skin diseases. If your dog’s coat is shaved during the summer for cooling, sunscreen may […]
July 14, 2016

Do I have to Vaccinate my Pet Annually?

In the U.S., vaccines are licensed based on the minimum duration they can be expected to last. It is expensive to test vaccines across an expanse of years so this is not generally done. If a vaccine is licensed by the USDA for annual use, this […]
July 14, 2016

Parrot Playtime

Parrot Playtime Toys are essential to maintaining the physical and mental well-being of parrots large and small. Playthings help keep pet birds fit, while also fighting the boredom that can contribute to behavioral problems such as feather-picking. There are toys your bird can hold, toys that hang […]
July 14, 2016

Pet Treats…What to Look out for

Pet treats are widely used, and for good reason. Treats can be useful training tools, and pets typically like treats (and owners like to make their pets happy). But even something as simple as feeding pets treats carries some risks (and not just to the pet).  […]
June 30, 2016

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Vote for Us! Vote Before July 4th! We would love a chance to be your favorite! Help us by following the link and voting for us! Thank you all for being our friends and clients and bringing your babies here for us to care for and […]