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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Is Your Pet Safe?

This week, March 16-22, 2014, marks National Poison Prevention Week, and Braxton’s Animal Works urges all pet parents to celebrate the week by educating themselves about common household products, plants, and foods that can be dangerous or even deadly to pets. You might be asking yourself,”Where do I begin?” Below you will find a list…  
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Keep Your Pets Safe and Healthy This Thanksgiving

As we gather to celebrate the holidays, it is important to remember the safety of our furry friends. Although they want to be a part of the fun, some of the special people treats are actually harmful to our pets. To ensure your pet’s safety this holiday season, be sure he avoids the following items:…  
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10 Must Have Items for Your Pet Preparedness Kit

National Pet Preparedness Month June has been designated as National Pet Preparedness Month to coincide with the first month of hurricane season. It was established to urge people with pets to make preparations in case they should be hit by a disaster. Recently, the news has been flooded with images of  the aftermath of the…  
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