Heartworms: Know the Facts

Heartworms in dogs is costly and difficult to treat, but inexpensive and easy to prevent. April is National Heartworm Awareness Month, and Braxton’s wants you to have the facts. 1.More than a million pets in the U.S. have heartworm disease. 2.Heartworm disease has been diagnosed in all 50 states. 3.Both cats and dogs contract heartworm…  
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Pet Poison Prevention Month

Do you know that most calls to pet poison hotlines involve dogs? We all know the obvious hazards to our pets, but do you realize that everyday, household substances can be most harmful? Braxton’s is urging you to remember the four-legged members of the family, as they are among the most vulnerable. We encourage you to…  
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When to Switch Puppies to Adult Food

So, you got a new puppy; there is so much to learn. Eating schedules, potty training, playtime, and obedience training. Ultimately, this is a question for your veterinarian; however, there are some standard guidelines to follow. The baseline is that you want to switch your puppy to adult food when she is at or around her…  
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5 Things Dogs Hate

Are you doing things that annoy your dog without even knowing it? Maybe? Many dog owners love their dogs so much that they hug them tightly, take selfies with them, and stare into their beautiful eyes. Did you ever stop to consider that they don’t enjoy those activities as much as you do or even…  
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Feline Respiratory Infections: Know the Signs

Do you have a cold, or upper respiratory infection? Are you or someone in your house sneezing and blowing his nose a lot? If so, you are not alone. With the recent variations in temperature, many people are struggling with Upper Respiratory Infections or URIs. Did you know that cats can contract upper respiratory infections…  
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5 Tips to Attract Hummingbirds

Do you want to make your backyard hummingbird-friendly? Follow these tips to attract hummers to your yard! 1. Offer Feeders Hummingbirds need to feed 5 – 8 times every hour, so keeping your hummingbird feeders well supplied is a great way to attract these beautiful birds to your backyard. 2. Offer Multiple Nectar Feeders Offer multiple nectar…  
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Essential Cat Furniture

You may be asking yourself, “What is Essential Cat Furniture?” Tom Westerhold, owner of Feline Design Cat Furniture in Downingtown, explains that essential cat furniture is furniture that allows cats and humans to coexist. After years of experience with his own cats, he recognized that cats have “deeply ingrained instincts” which don’t always align with…  
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Safety Tips for Feeding Feathered Friends

Feeding backyard birds in the winter is one of our country’s most popular wildlife-watching activities. Last week we explored the benefits that bird feeding can have on a human’s mental health. Today, we will talk about how to manage your feeders in order to keep your feathered friends safe. According to Stephen Kress, vice president…  
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Oral Hygiene a Must for Pups

Many dog owners, even really good owners, overlook their pup’s oral hygiene. Most of us are diligent about taking our pets to the vet for regular checkups, feeding them high-quality food, and ensuring that they receive plenty of exercise, but when it comes to oral health some of us drop the ball. Recently, a friend…  
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Birds Boost Mental Health

Have you ever found yourself mesmerized by the birds outside of your window? Recently, I was at my mom’s house, and she had just refilled her bird feeder. I never realized what an impact these little creatures had on her life. Since she cannot drive, she spends a lot more time at home alone. Feeding…  
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