Dog Attack: The Horrifying Reality

It is easy to give tips on how to handle a dog attack in theory, but what happens when you are out walking your dog, and he is attacked? This is exactly what happened to my friend over the Memorial Day weekend. She was visiting family in a remote part of Pennsylvania when she and…  
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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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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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Ice Melt & Pet Safety

Did you know that not all ice melters are created alike? With winter weather upon us, it’s time to think about snow and ice removal. Most of us will think nothing of sprinkling a little rock salt on our sidewalks and driveways, but did you know that rock salt can damage your hardscapes or injure…  
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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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4th of July Pet Safety

Did you know that more dogs run away from home on the 4th of July than any other day of the year? This doesn’t have to be the case. There are steps you can take to protect your pets and reduce their stress and anxiety; advance preparation is the key. Whether or not you’re planning…  
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Peanut Butter: Safe for Dogs?

As dog owners  we try to keep our pets on a canine diet, but every once in a while, we may slip them people food. Dogs love peanut butter and we love seeing the funny faces they make when they eat it. Did you know that not all peanut butter is created equally?  It is…  
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Cold Weather Pet Safety

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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“Click It or Ticket” Your Pet

Heading to the Jersey Shore this summer? Be sure Fido or Fifi is properly restrained, or you could be looking at a hefty fine. Some may be unaware that New Jersey is one of the few states that  have passed legislation requiring animal restraints in moving vehicles. According to AAA, “Some states even have laws…  
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National Pet Fire Safety Day – Today

It is hard to believe that over 500,000 pets are affected by home fires each year? For this reason, the American Kennel Club and ADT Security Services have designated July 15th as National Pet Fire Safety Day. These two organizations are working together to educate pet owners about the potential risks pets face when left…  
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