The weather outside might not be so frightful here in Florida, but it’s still undeniably the holiday season. And with that comes parties, family gathering, delicious foods, and holiday decorations.
Unfortunately, there are some very common pet emergencies that coincide with the holiday season. In order to keep your pets safe, some awareness and preparation are in order. Let Bayshore Animal Hospital & Avian Clinic be your guide as we explore holiday safety tips for pets.Continue…
Smack dab in between the two most beloved American holidays (Halloween and Christmas), we celebrate Thanksgiving. And by celebrating we mean eat, gather with family and friends, eat, play football, eat, and watch football. And maybe eat a little more!
This is, of course, not lost on our furry friends that observe each and every tasty morsel that we enjoy. As a result, a major part of Thanksgiving pet safety hinges on the harvest. But to fully protect your pet this holiday season, your approach should go beyond the vittles.
Caring, Not Sharing
Keeping your pet out of the kitchen and away from the dinner table may be easier said than done. Luckily, there are lots of healthy options to share with your pet, such as:
When we get to the sticky part of summer, it’s relatively easy for most of us to cool off with relative ease. Our pets, on the other hand, can’t beat the heat at Splash Harbour or Clearwater Ice Arena, like we do. Instead, they pant. And pant. And pant some more…
Many Floridian pets may seem like they adapt to the weather and humidity, but paying close attention to pet heat safety – particularly this time of year – is of the essence.
Pet Heat Safety 101: Manage Hydration
Perhaps the single, most important way to combat the effects of the heat is to keep your pet hydrated at all times. Always provide cool, fresh water around the house and yard. If you’re out and about, take a collapsible bowl and portable, potable water with you and offer it to your pet often.
For many, summer is the best time of year, but for our pets, summer is filled with many stressful events. Fireworks, parties, and thunderstorms can all leave your pet a quaking, fearful mess. Even worse, it can lead to attempted pet escapes or result in destructive behavior.
While exposure to some loud noise is inevitable, pet owners can do a lot to help ease pet anxiety. Keep reading to discover some of our best tips for alleviating pet anxiety this summer.Continue…