Prepping Your Pet for Your Return to Work

This week Governor Wolf began lifting some of the stay-at-home orders meaning that some people are heading back to work. What does that mean for your pets? One of the biggest positive effects of the quarantine has been the rise in pet adoptions and the amount of time we are able to spend with our…  
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Is Now the Right Time to Adopt?

Have you been thinking about adopting a pet? “Now is a good time to get a pet, so the pet can acclimate to the new home,” says Elaina Tancredi, the executive director of Saved Me Adoption. Since we have to be at home right now, why not share your space with a lovable animal. You…  
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To Groom or Not to Groom

Hair and nails are a problem for all of us right now with the closure of salons around the country. Your pet’s hygiene is suffering too. Should you attempt to groom your pet at home? Since dog groomers are not considered life-sustaining businesses and have been closed during the COVID-19 pandemic, many dogs, who visit…  
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COVID-19 And Your Pets

Some of you may be worried about your own pets since the news that a tiger tested positive for COVID-19 at the Bronx Zoo. As of Monday, April 6, 2020, the USDA, United States Department of Agriculture, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, stated that most people have nothing to worry about. Although it is…  
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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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