Protecting Your Dog’s Paws on an Escalator

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  Recently the San Francisco SPCA sent us a warning about a hazard that we know might surprise some pet parents: escalators. The warning noted that two SF SPCA hospitals, in the Mission and Pacific Heights, regularly receive emergency visits for escalator-related injuries. Dogs’ paws can get caught between the moving escalator steps, leading to […]

Keeping Your Dog Safe Near Water

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As we continue this week’s staycation plans with Irie and Tiki, we wanted to share with you an important infographic from Trupanion.com. (We know you’ve heard us speak about Trupanion in the past; both Irie and Tiki are insured through this health insurance company.) Whether your next water adventure takes you and your dog to […]

#SummerSafety Tips for Your Dog

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Today we head out with Irie and Tiki on another of our staycation day trips this week. We’re headed to the lake with them, one of our favorite places during the hot summer months. It’s a chance for Irie and Tiki to cool off and swim with us and enjoy a summer getaway at very […]

Protecting Your Dog’s Paw Pads During the Summer

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Summer is a fun, carefree time…but that doesn’t mean that there aren’t dangers out there for your dog. Today we want to specifically talk about your dog’s paws and summer. While we often think of winter hazards to our dog’s paw pads, like ice and deicing chemicals, summer is a time of paw problems as […]

Are Your Pets Prepared for a Natural Disaster?

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The start of the Atlantic hurricane season is just days away–and tornado, fire, flood, and other disaster situations are already in the news. Please take just a moment to think about your disaster plans for your pets. What if you suddenly have to evacuate with your pets? What if you’re at work and can’t get […]

Keeping Your Dog Safe on Memorial Day Weekend & Beyond

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Memorial Day Weekend kicks off the unofficial start of the summer travel season…for people AND their dogs. We all know that Memorial Day weekend presents its own special hazards thanks to an increased number of people on the road. We just returned from a getaway with Irie and Tiki so we could squeeze in one […]

The Caring Vet: Pet Microchips, Possible Life Savers

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“That microchip might just save your pet’s life!” Although smaller than a grain of rice, a pet microchip can make a huge contribution to your pet’s security. In The Caring Vet Column, Dr. Jeff Werber discusses the benefits of microchip technology. I have the privilege of working with a number of rescue groups in the […]

Alternatives to Leaving Your Dog in the Car

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As you know, we live in Texas. Texas = hot weather for most of the year so we never, ever leave our dogs in the car unattended. It’s shocking how quickly a cool car can become a death trap, even when the temperatures aren’t especially hot. Besides the danger of heat, we always worry about […]

The Dangers of E-cigarettes to Dogs

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We’ve all seen the rage in e-cigarettes the last few years; it’s hard to go anywhere without seeing someone with these battery-operated cigarettes (some that look just like traditional cigarettes, others that look like the device above). What I didn’t know until I saw the Today Show this morning was just how dangerous the liquid […]

Why We Always Buckle Up Our Dogs

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I recently received an email from one of our community members asking if I thought she needed to secure her dog for short drives around town. She enjoyed taking her dog to run errands including going to the bank drive-in and post office and wondered if we secured our dogs for those kind of trips. […]

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