Posts Tagged ‘dogs’

Give Thanks!

Wednesday, November 23rd, 2011

Thanksgiving is a time to remember how important our pets are to us and be thankful that they have Doggie Thanksgiving Dinnertouched our lives.  Here are a few suggestions for how you can let your pet know how much you appreciate them:

Share your feast

Some Thanksgiving Day staples are safe for pets to share, in moderation.   Green beans and sweet potatoes are often well-liked as is a small amount of well done skinless, boneless turkey.  Pumpkin puree is another food many dogs and cats appreciate.

Show them some extra attention

Take some time out of the busy holiday to play fetch, go for a walk, or just snuggle.

Special treats

While some pets can’t tolerate people food, they may like treats such as a new toy or a turkey-flavored chew bone.

Don’t forget your pet this Thanksgiving.  Take a few moments to think about how much they impact our lives and recognize them this holiday season.

Check out our pet care articles for more tips on taking great care of your pet.

 

Keeping Your Pets Cool

Thursday, June 30th, 2011

 

As the heat waves begin to roll in this summer, use the following tips to keep your pets cool and well hydrated:

  • Make sure your pet has access to shade and fresh, cool water at all times.  Be aware that older or arthritic pets may not be able to easily move into the shade.
  • Consider purchasing a children’s wading pool for you and your dog to beat the heat!  Keep the water fresh to prevent mosquitoes from breeding and bacteria from flourishing.
  • Keep your dog wet- dogs don’t really sweat, so providing a wet coat and a cool breeze from a fan can offer some relief.
  • Don’t leave home without water for your pet- dogs lose a lot of water via panting and will need to drink frequently to keep hydrated.
  • Never leave your pet in the car, even for a short period of time. Dogs and cats can become rapidly overheated in this situation, resulting in serious illness or even death.

Visit Plum Street Pet Clinic today for answers to your questions about positive pet care.