Your Ultimate Summer Pet Safety Home and Garden Checklist

Summer pet safety starts in a pet-friendly yardFor many of us, summer is largely spent enjoying our very own backyards. The same can probably be said for our pets, who are usually happy to spend time outdoors with their favorite humans. Planning for enjoyment is important, but keeping our pets’ outdoor needs in mind is crucial for their safety and well-being.

Whether you’re planning on lots of backyard parties, or simply relaxing in the hammock with a beverage in hand, follow these summer pet safety tips.

The Pet Friendly Yard

Summer pet safety becomes more important as the temperatures and humidity soar. Fortunately, it’s easy to create a gorgeous backyard that both pets and people can use and enjoy. Here are a few tips to consider when it comes to being outside with your pet: Continue…

Happy Meals: What’s the Right Food Bowl for Your Pet?

food bowl for your petIt’s easy to make the connection between larger measurements of food and rising obesity rates. However, choosing the right food bowl for your pet plays a big part as well. Weighing the size, materials, and general look of your pet’s dishes isn’t always easy, and sometimes, the products just don’t work at home.

Ratio

Meeting your pet’s nutritional needs everyday is a leading contributor towards overall health. While it may not seem to matter all that much how your pet gets their food and water (i.e., the bowls you use), all the right components must be aligned for the correct fit.

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Kitty 911: What to Do when Your Cat Won’t Eat

 

Although many jokes and ad campaigns have been made about the finicky kitty turning up his or her nose at most foods, it’s no laughing matter when a cat won’t eat. A loss of appetite in any animal can indicate a deeper health issue that needs to be attended to quickly.

Cats can fall victim to a variety of conditions that may cause them to stop eating. Your veterinarian will help you figure out the problem, and work with you to get your sweet kitty back on track.

Dental Problems

Pain associated with dental disease, oral tumors, injury (such as a broken tooth), or infection in the mouth can make eating too painful. Regular dental cleanings and exams should be a part of your cat’s wellness program, and can prevent future problems.

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