Importance of Pet Dental Care

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. February is Pet Dental Health Month, and Braxton’s is marking the occasion…  
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Protect Your Pet from the Heat

Did you know that May 23rd was National Heat Awareness Day? Because North American summers are hot, the National Weather Service (NWS) wants you to be aware of the dangers of heat. According to the NWS, “Each year, dozens of children and untold numbers of pets left in parked vehicles die from hyperthermia. Hyperthermia is…  
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When it Comes to Heartworms, Think 12!

The American Heartworm Society (AHS), whose mission it is to lead the Veterinary Profession & the Public in the understanding of Heartworm disease, recommends annual heartworm testing and year-round heartworm prevention for five reasons: 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…  
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Bird Health Awareness Week – Know the Signs!

Whether you are a bird owner or simply a backyard bird watcher, there are many tips offered by the USDA on their website, Biosecurity for Birds, to help keep your birds healthy. Established in 2004 in response to the exotic Newcastle disease(END) outbreak, Biosecurity for Birds hopes to educate backyard poultry and bird owners, as…  
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National Dog Bite Prevention Week!

National Dog Bite Prevention Week takes place during the third full week of May each year, and focuses on educating people about preventing dog bites. This year it will be celebrated May 19-25, 2014, and the American Veterinary Medical Association wants you to know that: • Each year, more than 4.5 million people in the…  
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Symptoms of Lyme Disease

April is Lyme Disease Prevention Month and Braxton’s Animal Works encourages all pet parents to educate themselves about the dangers of this disease. Lyme disease is harder to spot in animals, so it is important to understand what it is and how it is contracted. Transmitted by ticks, the bacteria that causes Lyme disease, Borrelia…  
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What are Heartworms?

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 are a type of roundworm, and dogs and cats of any age or breed are susceptible to…  
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Tips to Prevent Fleas and Ticks in Radnor, PA

Does your dog or cat look like this picture? Are they constantly scratching with no relief? If so, he/she may be inflicted with a flea or tick problem. During the summer, flea and tick infestation is at its peak. Ticks are at their peak now and as the weather cools they will be even more…  
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Tips To Keep Pets From Starting Fires

National Pet Fire Safety Day celebrated  July 15, 2013, is a  joint effort between The American Kennel Club® (AKC®) and ADT Security Services to spread awareness about how pets can start home fires but more importantly how to prevent them. According to Lisa Peterson, spokesperson for AKC, “Not many pet owners realize that their pets…  
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7 Tips to Prevent Heat Stroke on the Main Line

Have you ever noticed how hot it can get inside a car on a summer day – far hotter than it is outside? That’s because a car acts like a greenhouse, trapping the sun’s heat. A study by the Animal Protection Institute showed that even moderately warm temperatures outside can quickly lead to deadly temperatures…  
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