As dog owners, we love our animals and enjoy their relentless affection so much that it can seem impossible that they would be aggressive, or even worse, bite another dog or person. However, with 4.5 million dog bites reported last year in the U.S., many pet owners felt the same way. As part of National Dog Bite Prevention Week, we want to help you understand the many steps you can take to minimize the chances you or your pooch are ever involved with a bite encounter.
Buckle up Minnesota, the Farmers’ Almanac is predicting an extra cold and snowy winter this year for us! While it might be nice to think about warm cuddles on the couch with your pet and a hot cup of coffee while snow gently falls outside, the reality is that there will be walks to take and potty breaks to be had! Here are some tips and tricks to get you and your pet ready for the cold months ahead.
Rabies sometimes seems like a thing of the past; something that only once plagued our animal companions in the days of old. Humans have known about the rabies virus since about 2000 B.C. and it has been recorded throughout history in laws, reports, and journals. Once rampant, rabies has become more controlled thanks to the rabies vaccination discovered in 1885. Through public education programs and vaccination laws, rabies is now much rarer than in the days of Old Yeller. However, because it is so much more uncommon in the US, pet owners have started to question the need for rabies vaccinations for their pets. The truth is rabies could be lurking in your backyard and can even make its way into your home. Consistent and regular vaccination is absolutely still relevant for keeping rabies cases low and keeping your pet protected!Continue reading “Rabies: A Preventable Nightmare”
July 15 is National Pet Fire Safety Day. Did you know that in the United States alone, it is estimated that over 1,000 house fires are started each year by pets? It is also estimated that unfortunately about 40,000 pets perish in house fires each year.Continue reading “Fire Safety & Your Pet”
June is Great Outdoors Month, a great time to get outside and explore the great outdoors with your furry friends. With social distancing rules still in place for many, spending time outdoors is a great excuse for getting out of the house while staying safe.Continue reading “Celebrate Great Outdoors Month”