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Safe gift options for pets

Safe gift options for pets

Pet owners who want to give their animals gifts during the holidays have a wide variety of safe options at area stores.

When it comes to safe toys for dogs and cats, Kong brand is a popular option.

Veterinarian Jan Pol, who practices near Weidman and stars in the Nat Geo Wild network’s “The Incredible Dr. Pol,” urges pet owners to only get toys that can’t harm and recommends Kong rubber toys.

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Keep your pets safe this holiday with these tips

Keep your pets safe this holiday with these tips

The Holiday season is a time to enjoy with the whole family, even the pets, so the Pima Animal Care Center (PACC) has some tips for keeping your pets safe.

One of the easiest things that can be done is to give your pets their own area or space during the hubbub of the season. This will help keep them indoors and avoid being underfoot.

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Keeping your pets safe during Halloween

Keeping your pets safe during Halloween

For kids, Halloween is the most exciting night of the year with a chance to dress up and, of course, get pounds of candy. But Halloween isn’t just for kids anymore, and Americans will certainly not be forgetting their pets this Halloween.

Household pets are in on the costume action in a very big way. The National Retail Federation says that pet owners across the United States are expected to spend roughly 370 million dollars on pet costumes.

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Is Anesthesia Safe for Your Pet?

Is Anesthesia Safe for Your Pet?

 

A few weeks ago, I had a client who had a cat with severe dental disease. This client initially declined my strong recommendation for oral surgery because he was afraid of sedating his 14-year-old-cat, Bob. He told me that his friend's cat died under anesthesia and he would not be able to forgive himself if Bob died while having his teeth cleaned.

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Pet Poison Helpline | Announces New iPhone Application

Pet Poison Helpline | Announces New iPhone Application

 The veterinarians at Pet Poison Helpline continue to bring poison prevention information to pet owners and veterinarians, this time putting it at their fingertips on their smartphones.

 

Pet Poison Helpline now offers a handy iPhone application that contains an extensive database of foods, drugs, chemicals and plants commonly found in the home and yard that are poisonous to pets. Always available with or without Internet access or cell phone service, the iPhone app has a powerful indexing feature that allows users to search for toxins, cross-referencing them by common and scientific terms.

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Preparing for Pets when Dangerous Weather hits

Preparing for Pets when Dangerous Weather hits

Consider preparing an emergency supply kit for your pets in case of tornadoes or other severe weather.

 

 

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