Pet Welfare

June is National Adopt A Cat Month

By |2022-07-04T21:53:55+00:00June 15th, 2022|Pet Welfare|

Many say that cats have a mind of their own. Mysterious, playful, inquisitive or shy, cats are a joy in any home. June is Adopt a Cat month and a great time for selecting a new family member. Your local animal shelter offers felines of different varieties to begin a lasting [...]

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Pet Poison Prevention Awareness

By |2022-03-08T20:47:27+00:00February 25th, 2022|Pet Welfare, Preventative Pet Health Care|

When it comes to pet safety and poisonous substances, pet owners should think of their pets in the same way they would a toddler. Everything that is dangerous that they can chew, lick, spill or touch should be kept securely out-of-reach. Each year, the ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center manages more [...]

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Prepare Pets for Severe Weather

By |2022-02-08T19:22:28+00:00January 31st, 2022|Pet Welfare|

Is Your Pet Prepared for Severe Weather? Tornadoes, flash floods, ice storms, hail storms, lightening storms – we have all sorts of weather here in northern Alabama.  Do you have a plan for your pets’ safety in the event severe weather strikes? Now is the time to prepare for your pets [...]

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Mutts Make Marvelous Pets

By |2022-01-05T21:37:13+00:00December 2nd, 2021|Adopt a pet, Pet Welfare|

December is a month celebrating many things that readily come to mind – Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanza – and National Mutt Day. This “unofficial” national holiday on December 2nd was created as a day to embrace uniqueness, promote adoption and celebrate the mutt. There are millions of healthy dogs with dubious heritage [...]

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Halloween Hazards for Your Pets

By |2021-10-06T21:00:46+00:00September 30th, 2021|Pet Ownership, Pet Welfare|

Halloween can be one of the busiest weeks for the Pet Poison Control Helpline. Their calls are generally 12% higher during Halloween. Halloween hazards for your pets can be avoided by taking a few precautions. Here are some facts and tips for keeping your furry friends safe and happy: Halloween pet [...]

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Pet Fire Safety and Unexpected Emergencies

By |2021-08-02T20:52:29+00:00July 15th, 2021|Pet Ownership, Pet Welfare, Preventative Pet Health Care|

Pet Fire Safety Day is July 15, 2021. Statistics compiled by the National Fire Protection Association estimate that over 500,000 pets are impacted in home fires each year, with about 1,000 fires actually started by the pets accidentally. Jointly, the American Kennel Club® and ADT Security Services are committed to spread [...]

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Dog Heat Stress

By |2021-06-06T19:29:14+00:00May 30th, 2021|Pet Welfare, Preventative Pet Health Care|

Dog heat stress chances increase as the summer heat sets in. Imagine yourself wearing a thick fur coat in the middle of July, standing outside in the sun in the middle of the day. That’s what it feels like to a dog, which is generally heat-intolerant. Using common-sense can help prevent [...]

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Losing Your Pet and Recovery Tips

By |2021-05-05T20:09:58+00:00April 21st, 2021|Pet Behavior, Pet Welfare|

Losing your pet who you love and cherish would be the worst feeling in the world. Imagine if your beloved animal had gone missing and there was nothing you could do about it! Dogs, cats, birds, and other animals escape from their owners all the time! Dr. Whitworth suggest some easy [...]

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Spaying or Neutering Pets

By |2021-01-12T18:08:32+00:00December 26th, 2020|Pet Welfare, Pet Wellness|

Spaying or neutering pets provide many health benefits for your dogs and cats, We all know that a spayed or neutered cat or dog cannot reproduce and add unwanted, homeless animals to the animal population. The number of homeless animals euthanized each year is staggering. In most cases these numbers could [...]

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