Pets are Silent Heroes During the Pandemic

Companion animals are the unsung heroes of the Covid-19 pandemic. If you are a pet owner, you are already aware of the health benefits pets can provide: Decreased blood pressure Decreased cholesterol levels Decreased triglyceride levels Decreased feelings of loneliness Increased opportunities for exercise and outdoor activities Increased opportunities for socialization But during these unprecedented…  
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COVID – 19 UPDATE

March 19, 2020 To Our Faithful Friends, It is our goal, at Braxton’s Animal Works, to remain open as we navigate through this uncharted territory surrounding the COVID-19 Pandemic.  When met with a challenge, our father, Bill Braxton, would offer this encouraging statement to his clients:  “There’s nothing here we can’t take care of.”  …  
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Spring Cleaning For Pets

Since many of us are quarantined and at home, it is the perfect time for a deep Spring Cleaning. Covid-19 has certainly made cleaning a priority this year, and if you’re home, why not deep clean? As we learn more about the virus, we are finding out that the CDC recommends a two-step preventive measure:…  
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Who’s Driving?

Pet Passenger Safety Tips Recently, I have seen many people driving with a dog on their lap, hanging its head out of the driver’s window. Even though it is tempting to allow Fido to crawl in your lap while you are driving, not only is it unsafe for you and your dog, but it may…  
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Prepare Pets for Daylight Savings

On Sunday, March 8, 2020, at 2:00 am the time will officially move ahead 1 hour for Daylight Saving Time.   If you are like me, you will be feeling this loss of sleep for the better part of next week. Did you know that your pets can also be affected by the switch to…  
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Preventing Kidney Disease in Cats

Did you know that kidney disease is a common problem in cats affecting about 1/3 of the older cat population? Although there is no way to fully eliminate the possibility of your cat contracting kidney disease, there are some things you can do to make it less likely. Tips Maintain a clean litter box. Be…  
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Pet Dental Care: A Necessity

Dental Care for your pets may seem like a cosmetic issue, but when your pet has red gums, yellow teeth, and stinky breath, it could be a sign of dental disease, that could, if left untreated, lead to devastating effects on your pet’s quality of life. According to the American Veterinary Medical Association, 80 percent…  
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Valentine’s Day and Your Furry Friend

Valentine’s Day is quickly approaching and what better time to show our pets how much they are appreciated. Our dogs, cats, and birds give us unconditional love and devotion throughout the year; maybe that is why 51% of American pet owners are poised to spend an average of $6.94 on a gift for their furry…  
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Bird-Safe Windows

Sitting here in my den as I write this blog, a bird slams into my sliding glass door. Not only does it scare me, but I am also worried about the bird. He seems stunned at first and then gets up and flys off. This is not the first time something like this has happened,…  
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Prevent Disease

The Importance of Cleaning Your Birdfeeder For some backyard birds, bird feeders are the primary source of food in the winter. Unfortunately, these same bird feeders can also be a threat to the birds because of possible contamination by bacteria such as various Salmonella species and protozoan parasites such as Trichomonas species. Fortunately, these problems are preventable with…  
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