Leptospirosis

Leptospirosis

According to the American Veterinary Medical Association, Leptospirosis is a disease that is caused by infection with Leptospira bacteria. This bacteria can be found nationwide usually in soil and water. There are many strains of Leptospira bacteria that can cause the...
Putting A Stop To Fleas

Putting A Stop To Fleas

Any pet owner who’s had trouble with fleas on a dog or cat knows how quickly an infestation of these pests can spiral out of control. But how does it go from one flea to hundreds, even thousands so quickly? Here’s a breakdown of the flea life cycle from egg to adult:...
Top Ten Toxins For Cats and Dogs

Top Ten Toxins For Cats and Dogs

The veterinarians at Pet Poison Helpline have compiled a list of the top 10 most common poisoning cases in dogs and cats. If your pet shows signs of poisoning or you suspect that your pet has eaten any of these substances, you should call or visit a veterinarian...
Keeping Cats Indoors

Keeping Cats Indoors

Nine reasons your cat maybe healthier in your home. Not Everyone Likes CatsWe know you love your special kitty, but not everyone likes cats. Irritated neighbors or community visitors could pose a threat to your special fluff if you allow him or her to roam the...
Holiday Foods and Pets

Holiday Foods and Pets

The holidays are here and so many of us are making our shopping list and checking it twice. Family and friends are gathering to enjoy homecooked meals and desserts. This is a very joyous time of year but can be very hectic as well. The last thing a pet owner wants is...
Holiday Plants With Pets

Holiday Plants With Pets

Poinsettia This popular holiday plant accounts for the majority of plant calls to Pet Poison Helplines during the holidays. Although they have a bad reputation, the relative toxicity of poinsettia plants (Euphorbia pulcherrim) has been exaggerated. The most dangerous...
Holiday Decorations

Holiday Decorations

We love to decorate our homes for the holidays for ourselves and our guests to enjoy. However, there are some decorations to look out for if you are a pet owner or your guests are bringing their pets over. Some items that we use in our homes around the holidays can be...