6 Tips to Avoid Heat-Related Pet Injuries

As warmer, humid summertime temperatures approach, it’s important to remember that dogs are vulnerable to injuries and illnesses related to hot weather including heatstroke, sunburn, and footpad burns. It is a good idea to reacquaint yourself with proper precautions that can be taken as the temperature rises. It seems like common sense, but it may…  
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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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Bird-Safe Windows

Sitting here in my den as I write this blog, a bird slams into my sliding glass door. Not only does it scare me, but I am also worried about the bird. He seems stunned at first and then gets up and flys off. This is not the first time something like this has happened,…  
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April Showers

When Fido Fears T-Showers The sky darkens, the wind picks up, thunder rumbles in the distance, and your dog is panting, shaking, and looking for a place to hide. Does this sound familiar? If you are a pet parent dealing with this issue, rest assured that there are steps you can take to relieve some…  
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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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Dog Flu: Know the Signs

Flu Season As we prepare for this year’s flu season, it is important to know that your dog is susceptible to his own strain of the flu. While most cases are not fatal, the canine influenza virus can make your pup uncomfortably sick, causing him a lot of stress and time spent at the vet’s office. If…  
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Heartworms: Prevention is Best

For less than a weekly cup of coffee at Starbucks, you can prevent heartworms in your pet. Heartworm disease is a serious and potentially fatal condition caused by parasitic worms living in the arteries of the lungs and occasionally in the right side of the heart of dogs, cats, and other species of mammals. Heartworms…  
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Pet Poison Prevention

Did you know that most calls to pet poison hotlines involve dogs? We all know the obvious hazards to our pets, but did you know that everyday household substances can be most harmful? For more than 50 years and since its inception by Congress in 1961, the third week in March has been designated as…  
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Treatment for Paw Pad Burns

Today is the first day of summer and with summer comes hot temperatures. Did you know that in addition to making sure that your dogs and cats are staying hydrated and cool, it’s essential to look out for paw pad burns on your dog or cat whenever your pet is outside? While your dog still…  
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6 Tips to Avoid Heat Related Pet Problems

As warmer, humid summertime temperatures approach, it’s important to remember that dogs are vulnerable to injuries and illnesses related to hot weather including heat stroke, sunburn, and foot pad burns. It is a good idea to reacquaint yourself with proper precautions that can be taken as the temperature rises. It seems like common sense, but…  
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