Now that the holiday season has kicked into full gear, it's time to start worrying about your dog. You might not realize this, but the holidays are a dangerous time for your dog, especially with all the decorations you'll be putting out and the parties you'll be hosting. There are a lot of hazardous foods and substances your dog can come in contact with over the holidays. If your dog does come in contact with something that's poisonous, it's vital that you act quickly to minimize the danger that your dog is facing.
Whether or not you celebrate Halloween, the holiday can be a dangerous and anxiety-provoking time for pets. As the holiday approaches, there are ways you can keep your pet safe and comfortable.
Be Mindful Of Harmful Food
Some common foods pets should not eat include chocolate, artificial sweeteners, raisins, and coffee. These ingredients are of particular importance around Halloween because they may be found in different types of candy or gum.
When you have a timid cat who is not happy about being put into a crate, the hardest part of visiting the vet is getting there! Thankfully, there are plenty of ways to help ease your cat's tension and get him or her into the crate calmly. Start with these tips.
Choose a comfortable, welcoming crate.
There are tons of different types of cat carriers on the market. Some are more inviting than others.
Getting your young female dog spayed is a responsible choice for many reasons: it prevents unwanted litters of puppies, keeps male dogs from attempting to mate with her, and has many health benefits, including reducing the risk of certain diseases and cancers. Spaying is also a major surgery that is more complicated than having a male dog neutered, so it's a good idea to be prepared ahead of time in order to keep your dog as comfortable and healthy as possible after the operation.
Summer activities are fun for you and your family, including your dog, but you should be careful when it comes to the heat. Human beings have efficient "cooling systems" which keep you from getting sick while you do that strenuous hike in the middle of the day. Your dog cools off differently and is more suited to being active during the cooler times of the day or during the night. Therefore, you must take special precautions when it comes to doing things with your dog during the hot seasons: