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We’ve all heard that chocolate is bad for dogs, but what other foods are bad for dogs and other family pets? We’ve put together a quick list of 5 foods that are big NO-NO’s for our beloved household pets.
If you are having any of these in your Easter celebrations, make sure they don’t find their way to the pet food bowl!
Accidental poisoning affects thousands of pet owners each year.
Nature plays no favorites when it comes to doling out heart disease.
When was the last time you checked Fluffy’s (not-so?) pearly whites?
Yes, dogs get heart disease too, but it affects them differently than it does humans.
If you’re a bird person, you’re probably already comfortable with your feathered friend’s quirks, peculiarities and occasional bouts of neurosis. By nature, birds are incredibly active and flight driven. Captivity can sometimes alter these behaviors, but instinctively birds tend to demand constant attention, mental stimulation and life-long companionships.
Dogs. They just keep going and going (and going). Their seemingly endless energy can wear even the most athletic pet owner out.
In many cases, this is a good thing- there have been several studies that find dogs to be powerful motivators for their human companions. But if all that energy isn’t given an appropriate outlet, dogs can develop bad habits and behavior that will drive you crazy.
A new year is upon us! Do you have your New Year’s Resolutions figured out? What about your pets?
Pets love the holidays. I mean, what’s not to love? Turkey at Thanksgiving, brisket at Hanukkah, ham at Christmas, pot roast at New Year’s and a seemingly never-ending stream of guests that generously – and covertly – sneak treats under the table.
It truly is the season of giving.
Stuck on what to get your furry friend (or your human friends with fur-babies) this holiday season? Well, gadgets, gizmos and tech are not just for humans anymore.
Well, you’ve really gone and done it now, haven’t you? You went out and got yourself a puppy.
Maybe you found a puppy along the road or from a breeder or from your local shelter – however it came about, you find yourself anxiously wondering “What have I done?”
Ah, Thanksgiving. A special holiday to give thanks for all that we have with our family. And who could forget all the delicious food! But there’s one family member you gotta watch out for on Thanksgiving. Yep. Your pets.
This year, consider a few “House Rules” for a safe, healthful Thanksgiving.
It’s not uncommon for a pet owner, during the course of their pet’s lifetime, to feel a small bump or mass on their dog’s body.
Diabetes is a glucose control problem that can affect both dogs and cats. A growing epidemic, raising awareness about diabetes is vital to identifying and treating the disorder early.
Does My Pet Have Diabetes?
Diabetes is a complex disease caused by either a lack of the hormone insulin or an inadequate response to insulin. Diabetes can develop gradually, over time, and the signs may not be apparent at first. There are a few signs to look for especially in older pets.
1. Extreme Thirst and Increased Urination
The foremost clinical sign of diabetes
It’s that time of year again – the air is getting cooler, and people and pets alike bring out their cutest (and sometimes spookiest) sights. That’s right, it’s almost Halloween!
Activ4Pets first ever podcast!
Hanging out in the recording studio with Activ4Pets Chief Veterinary Officer, Dr. Clayton Jones, discussing pet health topics and trending pet news.
According to The 2015 State of Pet Health Report from Banfield Pet Hospital, 81% of pet owners say they believe that they (not the vet) are responsible for preventive care. It says:
“For many pet owners, interactions with their veterinarian are not meeting their expectations and are seen as transactional… They’re tied to specific services, like vaccines or parasite control.”
Are we happy with this assessment? And if not, how can we improve the veterinarian-client relationship and provide more hands-on assistance?
Modern telemedicine feels a bit likes science fiction – tap a few buttons and boom: your doctor’s face, on a screen. According to BCC Research, the telehealth market is expected to reach more than $27 billion by 2016, and experts see the veterinary telemedicine market growing in step. Just Google the term “veterinary telemedicine” and you get more than 217,000 results!
In a veterinary practice, being able to offer better medicine can
Kids aren’t the only ones with back-to-school blues. Their best buddies suffer from the loss of hours of playtime, too. Millions of dogs (and a few cats) will be waiting anxiously by the door for their playtime pals to return from school.
On Sunday, April 26, Activ4Pets took part in the second annual Run Fur Fun 5k hosted by the Paws 4 You Rescue. This year’s event was held at the Killian Greens Golf Club in south Miami, who were kind enough to allow their golf course to be transformed into a 5 kilometer race track – all for a good cause.
Activ4Pets has shown its support for Paws 4 You Rescue’s annual ‘Run Fur Fun’ 5k by becoming a ‘Slurp Stop’ Sponsor.
This Sunday, April 26 Paws 4 You Rescue will be holding its second annual Run Fur Fun 5k event in Miami, FL. The event raises much needed funds to help support Paws 4 You Rescue’s operations, which benefit hundreds of dogs each year that are saved from
There are apps out there for pretty much anything you can think of. Some are useful, others not so useful. Somewhere in this vast ocean of mobile applications are some that can help pet owners maintain the health and well-being of their furry friends. We have chosen 4 that we think should be at the fingertips of all pet parents looking out for their pet’s health and safety!
Animal shelters and rescue groups are full of happy, healthy animals just waiting for someone to take them home.
On Saturday February 28th, The Activ4Pets team was delighted to attend and help support the Humane Society of Broward County’s “Walk for the Animals Event” in downtown Ft. Lauderdale.
Valentine’s has been and gone and maybe your four-legged family member missed out on some of the affections. Fear not – February 20th is International Love Your Pet Day – giving you another opportunity to lavish your pet with loving.