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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Keep Pets Safe in Dangerously Cold Weather

This week we have had and will continue to have record low temperatures in and around the Philadelphia area, so it is important for pet owners to take a few common sense precautions to ensure that their animals are safe and protected. Start by looking at your dog or cat as an individual as well…  
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Keep Your Pet Safe in Cold Weather!

Meteorologists are predicting an active winter this year with approximately 25-40 inches of snow expected. It is important to take extra care to ensure that your companion animals are comfortable and healthy throughout the winter season. Dr. Kenneth Drobatz, Chief of the Emergency Service at Penn Vet’s Ryan Hospital, offers the following tips: * When…  
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Holiday Pet Safety

As we get ready to celebrate the holidays this season, be sure to take precautions so that your four-legged family members are safe. Try to keep your pet’s eating and exercise habits as close to their normal routine as possible; this stability helps your pet to feel safe and secure. Following these common sense tips…  
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Safe Paw – Do You Have Enough?

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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Pet Safety Tips for Thanksgiving

This week 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…  
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To Feed or Not To Feed?

Should I stop feeding the birds in my backyard in autumn? For years backyard bird watchers incorrectly assumed that providing food for their feathered friends in the fall would somehow hurt them. This is a misconception! Autumn is a perfect time to stock those feeders because birds who need to be ready for a cold…  
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