Braxton’s to Hold Annual Harvest Fest

Here at Braxton’s we are getting ready to celebrate our 18th Annual Harvest Festival this Sunday, September 23 from 11-4.   Our annual Harvest Fest is a hugely popular community event for pet lovers and animal service providers from all over the region. Harvest Fest brings together animal lovers, rescue/shelter organizations, and many other pet-related…  
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Bee Stings and Dogs

What to do for Bee Stings Dogs and cats are curious by nature, so it stands to reason that keeping them away from bees may be difficult. If you are a cat or dog owner, it is likely that someday your pet will encounter a bee who stings. What you should do if your dog or cat…  
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Blepping – What is it?

Blepping is a term that refers to the act of leaving the tongue, usually the tip, outside the mouth unconsciously.Usually it is used in reference to cats, but other animals can blep too.  Even if you’ve never heard the word blep, if you have pets, you are probably aware of this behavior. Recently, the internet has been inundated with this…  
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Importance of a Pet ID

Did you know that according to the American Humane Association over 10 million dogs and cats are lost or stolen in the U.S. every year? April 15 -21, 2018 is National Pet Identification Week and Braxton’s Animal Works is reminding its customers to take every precaution to be sure you can be reunited with your pet in the…  
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Kidney Awareness and Pets

In honor of National Kidney Month, Braxton’s Animal Works wants to remind pet owners to be aware of the signs and causes of kidney disease. Did you know that the most common cause of kidney failure in pets is the ingestion of toxic materials? According to Penn Vet, antifreeze, lily plants, grapes, raisins, and certain types…  
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The Eclipse and Pets

Today, millions of people around the country will have the chance to experience what has been called “The Great Eclipse.”  This rare occurrence in which the sun is totally blocked by the moon, will cross through 14 states, and people from all over are planning to safely experience the event with their own eyes.  …  
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Ridding Your House of Dog Smells

“Mommy, her house smells bad.” A six year old blurted this out after visiting a friend’s house. Have you ever been embarrassed by the animal smell in your house?  If so, you are not alone.  According to a recent survey, 24% of Americans feel that pet smells are the most offensive odors within a home.…  
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Achoo! Could Your Pet Have Allergies?

Achoo! Was that you dear? No, it was the dog. Just like people, dogs and cats can have reactions to certain allergens common in our environment. Allergens can be problematic when inhaled, ingested, or contact your pet’s skin. As his body tries to rid itself of these substances, a variety of skin, digestive, and respiratory…  
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What Is Your Pet Really Saying?

Have you ever looked at your cat or dog and thought, “What are they thinking?” Well, you’re not alone. Dr. Carlo Siracusa, Director, Animal Behavior Service at Ryan Veterinary Hospital, realizes that humans, dogs, and cats are species with enormously different communicative skills. In other words, cats understand cats, dogs understand dogs, and humans understand…  
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Pet Safety Tips for Thanksgiving

This week as we gather to celebrate the holidays, Dr. Kenneth Drobatz, Chief of the Emergency Service at Penn Vet’s Ryan Hospital, offers the following tips to keep your pets healthy and out of the emergency room this Thanksgiving: Festive foods Maintain your pet’s regular diet. Treats of turkey, ham, gravy, cookies, and other goodies…  
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