Spring Cleaning Safety for Exotic Pets

Maywood_iStock_000078175339_LargeThe snow is melting, the bulbs are peeking through the soil, and the days are getting a little longer. Spring is on the horizon, and if you are like many people, cleaning is on your mind.

If you have exotic animals in your home like birds, pocket pets, or reptiles, though, you probably realize that many commonplace chemicals and practices aren’t always safe. If you are lucky enough to own one of the amazing critters, be sure to review cleaning safety for exotic pets before delving into your chores. Continue…

Bundle Up! Winter Pet Care Tips

Maywood_iStock_000002968259_LargeJust as you get ready for chillier weather by buying a new coat or flannel sheets, preparing your pet for winter is important to his or her health. While winter pet care is necessary for everyone, some animals may handle the change in temperature better than others. Small companions or senior pets can really struggle with the cold.

So before we find ourselves in the heart of the frosty season, we’ve put together some winter pet care tips for your dog, cat, or small mammal pet. Continue…

Unintentionally Poisoned! What Is – And Isn’t – Safe For Your Pet To Eat

iStock_000055846652_Large (1)It can sometimes feel as though everywhere we look there is something to harm us – and our special four-legged friends. Look no further than your very own kitchen or pantry, for example. For your pet, fully stocked shelves or cupboards represent a delicious, enticing opportunity, but there are many food items intended for human consumption that are not safe for your pet to eat.

You can protect your pet through the prevention of unintentional poisoning, understanding the warning signs resulting from a irresistible nibble, and, instead, providing healthy alternatives that are safe for your pet to eat. Continue…