Tag: cat safety

Are Laser Pointers Good Toys for Cats?

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When you have a pet with boundless energy, anything can be a toy, even a beam of light. Laser pointers have become so commonly used as pet toys that they are even manufactured specifically for pets. However, just because you can find them in the toy aisle at the pet store does not mean that…

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14 Tips for Keeping Pets Safe and Calm During Fireworks

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The sounds of fireworks can be very stressful for our pets who have no idea what is going on. Frightened pets can easily become lost as they take off in a blind panic to try and escape the noise. Animal control officers across the country report a 30-60% increase in lost pets between July 4th…

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How to Protect Your Pets from Poor Air Quality and Wildfire Smoke

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Smoke from Canadian wildfires is currently blanketing the DC area, triggering air quality alerts and making it difficult to breathe. But it’s not just people who are affected by poor air quality, our pets are too! In fact, our pets may even be at greater risk than we are from wildfire smoke due to their…

Thanksgiving Foods That Are Safe for Pets to Eat

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Thanksgiving is a time for enjoying a special meal with your family, so of course you want to include your furry family members in your celebration. Keep your pets safe and healthy by knowing what Thanksgiving foods you can share with them and which foods can pose problems. Thanksgiving Foods That You Can Give Your…

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Household Items That Are Toxic to Cats

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It’s true, curiosity really can kill your cat. Normal, seemingly harmless materials around your home can be lethal to your beloved kitty. Even small amounts of these substances can cause severe reactions, even death. It’s best to keep these items out of your home, or stored where even the most adventurous cat can never access…

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Should Your Pets Wear Collars Indoors?

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Your pets’ collars, lovingly selected to complement their features and fitted with personalized ID tags, can be a danger to their safety. Approximately 26,000 collar related accidents occur each year, many fatal when the collar closes the animal’s airways long enough to strangle them to death. When You Might Consider Using Collars Indoors Collars with…

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