How to Cope with the Loss of a Pet
Those of us who consider a pet a member of the family will sooner or later experience the pain of loss, and it can be as devastating as the loss of any loved one.
Knowing that you’re not alone in your grief is important, as is realizing that the loss of a pet is a unique experience for each individual. Factors that play into how the loss is handled include whether the death was sudden or followed a prolonged illness, whether the pet owner had to elect euthanasia, and whether it was the first time the person experienced losing a pet, as well as the person’s living situation.
Poisonous Foods and Plants and Other Dangerous Items for Your Pet
Below is a general list of poisonous foods and plants, toxic household items, and other dangerous items for your pet. If your pet has ingested a toxin, please call the Pet Poison Hotline at (800) 213-6680.
How-To Videos for General Pet Care
We have provided the following videos to guide you in aspects of general pet care from brushing teeth to dispensing pills to trimming your dog's nails. Looking for something we haven't covered? Contact us today. We'd be happy to help!
Caring for Your Pet in the Summer Heat
Take these simple precautions, provided by ASPCA experts, to help your pet through the summer heat.
Pets can get dehydrated quickly, so give them plenty of fresh, clean water when it’s hot outdoors. Make sure your pets have a shady place to get out of the sun, be careful to not over exercise them, and keep them indoors when it’s extremely hot.
Dental Health and Signs of Dental Disease in Your Pet
Periodontal disease is one of the most common clinical conditions in cats and dogs and is completely preventable. Proper dental care can detect dental disease that not only affects the mouth but can also lead to more serious health problems such as heart, lung, and kidney disease. Good dental hygiene is just as important for pets as it is for humans. Yet, it is one of the most overlooked areas in pet health.