Author: Jennifer Graddy

Halloween Safety Tips for Pets

Top 10 Safety Tips for Pet Parents Attention, animal lovers, it’s almost the spookiest night of the year! Here are some precautions you can take this Halloween to keep you and your pets safe. 1. No tricks, no treats: That bowl of candy is for trick-or-treaters, not for Scruffy and Fluffy. Chocolate in all forms—especially dark or baking chocolate—can be very dangerous for dogs and cats. Candies containing the artificial sweetener xylitol can also cause problems. If you do suspect your pet has ingested something toxic, please call your veterinarian or the ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center at (888) 426-4435. 2....

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Hurricane Preparedness for Pets

With a hurricane bearing down on Florida, we wanted to provide a few tips for pet parents.  The time to plan is NOW! Step 1: Arrange a Safe Haven Arrange a safe haven for your pets in the event of evacuation. DO NOT LEAVE YOUR PETS BEHIND. Remember, if it isn’t safe for you, it isn’t safe for your pets. They may become trapped or escape and be exposed to numerous life-threatening hazards. Most shelters do not accept pets, so it is imperative that you have determined where you will bring your pets ahead of time: Contact your veterinarian...

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4th of July Tips

Did you know that more dogs are lost on this day than any other day of the year? Here are some tips from the Humane Society on how to keep you dog safe during this time. Oh yea, don’t dye your dog like the picture on the left. Leave them at home First, resist the urge to take your pet to fireworks displays. Don’t leave your pet in the car With only hot air to breathe inside a car, your pet can suffer serious health effects—even death—in a few short minutes. Partially opened windows do not provide sufficient air,...

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Easter Dangers for Your Pets

  Easter Dangers for Your Pets We all love Easter and your pets are no exception, but there are a few Easter dangers for your pet and things that you need to keep away from your pets in order to not have to make a trip to the emergency vet: Chocolate: Chocolate contains Theobromine which can lead to death in dogs. The type of chocolate, how much they consume and the size of your pet are all factors in how your dog will react. The smaller the dog and the darker the chocolate, the more dangerous. If your dog...

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Puppy Bowl XII

The starting line-up for Puppy Bowl XII has been officially released with eight puppies chosen from our own local rescue, Florida Little Dog Rescue.  Six of the puppies also made it into the fantasy draft line-up. Congratulations to Boris, Bijoux, Stella, Rixton, Andy Cohen, Gryffn, Wrinkles and Countess.   Rixton, who had just been cleared from the Injured Reserve list due to a broken leg, and Countess (aka Tessa), an English Bulldog with spina bifida, were able to show the other pups that being special needs doesn’t slow them down a bit and they are ready for the big game. Here is...

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