Driving With Your Pet Can Be Fun, but Is It Safe?

Pet dog in car.

Not all pets enjoy cruising in the car, but some go absolutely crazy for the experience. While this opens up loads of opportunities for pets and their people, it’s not an experience that should be taken lightly. Distracted driving is one of the largest risks on the roads today. To keep all passengers safe from harm, we have some tips on safely driving with your pet.

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When Your Cat Is Limping, Worry or Wait?

Cat outside.

Let’s face it, you probably don’t know exactly what kind of trouble your indoor-outdoor cat gets into when they hop fences, climb trees, or go on a midnight hunt. They could be at risk of various injuries. While indoor-only cats are considered safer and possibly healthier than those allowed to roam, they can still develop conditions that affect their mobility and gait. 

A limp can occur either gradually or suddenly, depending on the cause. If you’ve noticed that your cat is limping (whether a little or a lot), the key thing to remember is that it never pays to wait it out.

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The Most Dangerous Plants for Pets

Plants and pets.

Many pets tend to ignore greenery, but that doesn’t mean they’re immune to the risks of certain plants. You could own a plant for many years without it becoming an issue for your pet, until one fateful day their curiosity gets the best of them. The key to avoid an issue is to simply remove all potential threats, and we’ve got the scoop on the most dangerous plants for pets. 

Scan their Environment

It isn’t uncommon to have certain plants growing in the yard, or on the windowsill, that present health risks to pets. Educating yourself on what’s growing around your pet is part of an important defense against potential poisoning. 

An awareness of your pet’s behavior is also necessary. If your pet prefers to munch on leaves, or stomp around in garden beds, we recommend taking a close look at the variety of flowering plants or shrubbery. Your pet might generally display little interest in plants, but be careful when bringing cut flowers into the home. This may be a novelty to your pet and could present a dangerous situation.

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