The Buzz About Dogs and Bee Stings

Dogs and bee stings don't always mix.There are so many things about the great outdoors that, if we really stopped to seriously fret over them, we might never leave the house again. While the endless possibility of outcomes shouldn’t inhibit our adventures, it is important to proceed with caution. That’s why we recommend parasite prevention, microchipping, vaccinations, and more. When it comes to dogs and bee stings, there are not only ways to prevent this potentially painful situation, but also options for treating allergic reactions.

Buzz, Buzz, Buzz

Bees are really cool insects, and we owe them a lot for pollinating our plants and crops. Dogs don’t know that, of course, and just cannot resist their buzzing, flying coolness. Their curiosity and playfulness can truly get the best of dogs who have serious or even life-threatening allergic reactions to bee venom. Continue…

It’s Just the Pits: Problems with Pitted Fruits and Pets

Pitted fruit and pets are not freindsPets eat things that they shouldn’t all the time. It’s not unheard of to have to surgically remove items like socks or fishing hooks from an animal’s digestive tract.

We’re caught off guard, though, when pets have problems related to things that we generally consider edible. While most animal lovers know that foods like chocolate are no-nos, there are some other food items that can cause issues that we don’t generally think about.

Pitted fruits and pets aren’t a great match for a few reasons. Read on as the experts at Vaughn Road Veterinary Clinic explain why your dog’s encounter with a peach could end up being the pits. Continue…

Sounds for Hounds: Music Therapy for Pets

Music therapy for pets is legit.Music is a universal language that can uplift, connect, and energize. It’s something many of us rely on as a means of communication and validation, as well as entertainment on those long commutes to the office. But, have you ever wondered if your pet actually listens to music? Do they get anything out of those random sounds?

Now that we’ve had to wrap our heads around doga (yoga for canines), there’s music therapy for pets! While it may seem like just a trendy option for dogs who live in Beverly Hills, there are actually great reasons why this form of therapy is incredibly helpful for pets. Let’s explore! Continue…

Gotta Get Outta Here: What Really Motivates an Escaping Pet?

escaping petSpring brings to mind soft, petal-sweet breezes, yard sales, and tadpole counting. We’re not the only ones simply itching to take advantage of the sublime temperatures, though. Pets also enjoy all of the novel scents in the air, and attempts to bolt down the street are common this time of year.

There are all sorts of reasons behind an escaping pet. Once you have a handle on why your pet wants to frolic, you can help them stay safe at home where they belong.

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