Thankful for Pets

Thanksgiving is the perfect time to appreciate all of the blessings in our lives, especially our pets. After all, our pets provide love and companionship and ask very little in return. Most pets are happy to have food, water, shelter, and a family who loves them. And even though they sometimes demand to be petted…  
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Thanksgiving: Keep Your Pets Safe

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 can lead…  
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Diabetes: Is Your Pet at Risk

Is your pet at risk for Diabetes? If you don’t know, you’re not alone. Many people do not realize that their cat or dog can develop diabetes. Diabetes has been diagnosed in cats of all ages, both sexes (intact and neutered), and all breeds. It more frequently affects older cats, especially neutered males. Any dog…  
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Dr. Richard Patton to Visit Braxton’s

Join Braxton’s Animal Works and Vital Essentials Raw pet food as we co-host Dr. Richard Patton, on Thursday, October 5, 2017 6:30-8:30. Dr. Patton is an experienced global scientist and researcher, professor, and author who translates complex theory into entertaining and practical information.   Dogs Naturally Magazine describes Dr. Patton as an animal nutritionist who…  
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Pets and Fall Toxins

Are you a Fall enthusiast? Does the crisp, cool air, the pumpkin spice coffee, the luscious foliage get you excited for the changing of the seasons? Well, you might be surprised to learn that your cats and dogs look forward to and enjoy this time of year also. But fall can be a time of…  
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10 Pet Safety Travel Tips

Are you planning a road trip this summer? Be sure to plan ahead so that everyone is safe and comfortable. Traveling with a pet involves more than just loading the animal in the back seat and motoring off-especially if you will be driving long distances or plan to be away for a long time. The…  
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Celebrating National Pet Week

National Pet Week® is always observed the first full week in May – this year May 7-13. Created in 1981 by the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) and the Auxiliary to the AVMA, National Pet Week is dedicated to celebrating America’s more than 200 million pets that enrich lives each and every day and encourage…  
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Preparing Pets for Daylight Saving Time

This Sunday, March 12, 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 affected by the switch to daylight saving time…  
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5 New Year’s Pet Resolutions

As New Year’s Eve approaches, so do the thoughts of resolutions. You should lose weight, start exercising, or spend more time with family and friends. This new beginning is a chance to commit yourself to an advantageous lifestyle change for the upcoming year. Most pets could benefit from some of these same changes. So as…  
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Fall Back: Will It Affect Your Pet?

On Sunday when we “fall back” to Standard Time, and while you are excited to get an extra hour of sleep, don’t be surprised if your dog is up at his usual time ready and waiting to go. Remember, it’s not your dog’s fault. Take a few extra minutes this week to try to prepare…  
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