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As happy as the holidays can be, they also pose many dangerous possibilities to pets. From decorations to foods to chemicals, it's best to pay close attention to your pets this time of year and know the cautions. 

Many holiday plants pose threats to animals when ingested such as holly, mistletoe, poinsettia, lilies and Christmas rose. The stagnant water that can be found under real Christmas tree's in your home can be toxic when ingested as well. Pine needles can also irritate a pet's intestine and cause an emergency visit to the vet over t...

Many people believe that because their pets have a coat of fur they are able to withstand the cold better than humans. This is not the case. Like us, animals are accustomed to the warmth of indoor shelter and cold weather can as hard on them as it is on people. Forcing animals to be outside during harsh weather can lead to serious illness.

Tips for Indoor Safety in Winter

  • If you use a space heater or light a fire, watch your pets closely. They are as attracted to the warmth as you are, so make sure their tails or paws do not come in contact with ...

‘Tis the season for friends, family and holiday feasts—but also for possible distress for our animal companions. Pets won’t be so thankful if they munch on undercooked turkey or a pet-unfriendly floral arrangement, or if they stumble upon an unattended alcoholic drink.

Check out the following tips from ASPCA experts for a fulfilling Thanksgiving that your pets can enjoy, too.

Talkin’ Turkey
If you decide to feed your pet a little nibble of turkey, make sure it’s boneless and well-cooked. Don't offer her raw or underc...

We're excited to announce the launch of Petly - your personalized pet health page! We have decided to transition from our current pet portal and upgrade to Petly, a new system we are very excited about. As a result, your current pet portal will be deactivated at the end of November. Our goal is to have the new system implemented during the week of November 15th. This system appears more user friendly and we hope you will enjoy it too!

Our convenient and trusted online store will continue to be available on our new website and through Petly. Plea...

Follow these 10 Halloween safety tips to make sure the holiday is fun for you and your pets.

1. Please don't leave your pet out in the yard on Halloween. There are plenty of stories of vicious pranksters who have teased, injured, stolen, and even killed pets on this night. 

   2. Keep your outdoor cats inside several days before and several days after Halloween. (P.S. It’s also our duty to remind you here that kitties are healthiest and happiest when they live inside ALL year round!) 

   3. No tricks, ...