We Asked, You Answered: What Should You Do With Pets During Holiday Travel?

Thinkstock Staying with friends or family over the holidays? Make sure you ask the hosts if you can bring your pet. Don’t assume the answer is yes. For some folks, the holiday season is synonymous with travel. And if you’re a pet owner, holiday travel often involves a bit more planning than packing up someRead More

Bulbs, Corms, Tubers and Rhizomes: What Potential Toxins Are Lurking Below the Soil?

Thinkstock Ingesting the bulbs of flowers like hyacinths, daffodils, snowdrops and tulips can cause bloody vomiting and diarrhea. Springtime flowers are beautiful, but some are potentially dangerous to our pets. The “bulb” plants can be toxic. Botanically speaking, flower bulbs come in many forms: true bulbs, corms, tubers, tuberous roots and rhizomes. With some bulbRead More

Common Health Hazards and Toxins for Small Mammals

Thinkstock Don’t let exotic pets wander your home without supervision — they could get into all kinds of trouble. Instead, monitor them whenever they’re out of their cages. When people hear about commonly kept small mammal pets such as rabbits, guinea pigs, chinchillas, hedgehogs, ferrets, rats, hamsters and gerbils, they don’t usually think of themRead More

Keep Calm and Summer On: How to Keep Your Dog Cool, Comfortable and Safe this Summer

Q: What are top three reasons people bring their dogs to the vet for during the summer? Once the weather begins to warm up, dogs often develop skin disease. The change in weather fills the environment with pollens, fleas, and ticks which can create an array of problems with dogs’ skin. Pollens exacerbate pre-existing allergiesRead More