When the cold weather hits we tend to stay indoors more and bundle up when we go outside. The same rules should apply to our four-legged friends; they are also susceptible to hypothermia and frostbite in extreme cold weather. Exposed skin on noses, ears, and paw pads can quickly freeze and suffer permanent damage.
Follow these cold weather safety tips to keep your pet safe this winter:Read More
Adding a cat or dog to your family can bring a lot of joy. In addition, the benefits for children are great: increased self-esteem, nurturing skills, cooperation and, learning to build an unconditional, loving bond. Before you bring home a new pet, however, it is important that you and your children understand some simple rules to help keep your children and pet safe. It is also important to understand the nature of pets. For example, dogs are “pack animals” and live according to a social hierarchy. This means that dogs see every person in the home as a litter-mate and will typically try to dominate or pick-on the youngest female member in the household. Every person in the family must establish themselves as an authority figure or “pack leader” by the way that they interact with the dog.Read More
Pets do not handle hot weather in the same way as humans. When we are hot, we sweat to release heat; dogs hang their tongues out of their mouths. As a result, pets do not have as easy of a time cooling off and need our protection and care to stay safe in the heat.