Opioid Epidemic and Pets

The Opioid Crisis currently affecting the United States is nothing new, but did you know that it is affecting your pets as well? According to a March 15, 2018  article by Casey Ross published on statnews.com, “Production of injectable opioids has nearly ground to a halt due to manufacturing problems, creating a shortage of staple…  
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Rescued on the Runway

Providence Animal Center is set to hold two fundraisers this month. A cocktail evening and a luncheon all in the name of raising awareness and funds to save and care for homeless and neglected pets. Saturday, April 14: An evening of two- and four-legged fashion and cocktails at Cabrini University all in the name of raising…  
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Pet Dental Health

Did you know that pet dental care is not just about teeth? Although dental care for your pets may seem like a cosmetic issue, when your pet has red gums, yellow teeth, and stinky breath, it could be a sign of dental disease. Just like in people, dogs can develop dental disease, which can affect…  
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Be My Valentine

Valentines come in all shapes, sizes … and breeds. According to Yahoo News, one in five people would prefer to spend Valentine’s Day with their pet over their partner.  If you understand that statistic, you shouldn’t be surprised that 45% of American pet owners are poised to spend an average of $5.00 on a gift…  
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7 Cold Weather Pet Safety Tips

Winter weather is finally upon us and extra care needs to be taken to keep your companion animals comfortable and healthy.  It is important to remember that just like people, cats and dogs mind the cold weather. Even though they have a fur coat, many just aren’t equipped to be out in frigid temperatures for…  
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Last Minute Pet Gifts

Did you know that Americans are expected to spend over 60 billion dollars on their pets this holiday?  According to a survey conducted by the American Pet Products Association, about half of dog owners and 39 percent of cat owners buy gifts for their pets for Christmas or Chanukah. That survey also revealed that dog…  
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Happy Holidays from Braxton’s

Braxton’s Animal Works wishes you and your family a very happy holiday season. Just a reminder that a little forethought can ensure a happy and healthy holiday. According to the ASPCA, pet parents should pay particular attention to the following items: Seasonal Plants and Decorations Trees: Securely anchor your Christmas tree so it doesn’t tip and…  
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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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