Posts in Category: Pet Safety

Summer Safety Tips And Dangers For Your Pet

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Memorial Day weekend is traditionally the kickoff for summer activities.  The kids are out of school, and summer vacations begin.  Many people like to include their pets on their summer outings.  It’s important to be mindful of these dangers in Oklahoma and follow these summer safety tips during your summer travels.

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Beware Of Lethal Change In Rat Poison

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Due to a 2011 EPA regulation, household rat poisons such as d-CON are changing their active ingredient from a second- generation (long-acting) anticoagulant to a first-generation (short-acting) anticoagulant.  These changes are rolling out this year.  Because rat poison is one of the most common toxicities that we see in veterinary medicine, it’s important to understand the consequences this will have on your pet.

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Pet Safety Tips: Spring Forward and Stay Safe

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This weekend is a rite of passage. We set our clocks forward an hour and our season to spring. Any fear of oversleeping is quickly replaced with the extended sunlight at the end of our day and the promise of warmer weather. Spring cleaning, preparing gardens, sprucing up around the house, and thoughts of travel get us through the last few weeks of cold weather, but each one of those activities has hidden dangers for our pets. Learn some pet safety tips for this coming spring.

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5 Spring Pet Safety Tips

spring pet safetyGreen leaves. The smell of freshly cut grass. The burst of color from lilies and daffodils and iris. Spring. It just makes you happy, doesn’t it? And well it should. Spring is a time of renewal and hope and new life. For the most part, at least. But it also can hold many dangers for our pets, things we miss in our excitement to get our lawns in shape or our pool up and running. Yes, Spring is and should be a time of joy, but it should also be a time of caution.  This week learn five spring pet safety tips. Continue…

Holiday Safety Tips For Pets: Happy Howl-idays:

holiday safety tipsBy Stefani Fortney ABDT, groomer and trainer  The holiday season is upon us. For us human-types, this time of year can be great. Presents, fancy meals, decorations, nostalgia, and family all come together to give us the warm fuzzies. For our pets, though, the holidays can be a time of major stress. So, as you prepare to celebrate with friends and family, try to ensure that your pets enjoy the holidays as much as you do with these holiday safety tips. Continue…

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