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Dangerous Halloween Candies for Pets

Halloween is associated with spooky haunted houses, pet Halloween costumes and most of all, Halloween candy! Certain types of candy can be toxic and very dangerous to pets. Below are five dangerous Halloween candies for dogs and cats.

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Strychnine Toxicity

Strychnine is included in some outdoor baits marketed for underground gopher control.  It is usually dyed with a purple, red, or green color.  It is highly toxic to most domestic animals and is thus considered a restricted-use pesticide.  Its sale is even forbidden in several states.  Dogs and cats become affected when they consume the baits.

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9 Hot Tips for Taking Your Dog to the Beach

It’s a long hot summer and many of us are excited to bring our dogs to the beach! Planning on hitting the sand with your pal? Here are the top 9 tips for taking your dog to the beach for maximum fun and safety.

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31 Facts You Never Knew About Cats

Cats really are the masters in the human-feline relationship. The feline is one of the few animals that domesticated on its own. The domestic cat arose from a wild ancestor cat called Felis silvestris lybica in the Near East and Africa, sometime between 10,000 and 20,000 years ago.

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8 New Year’s Don’ts For Your Pet

Each New Year we’re inundated with lists of things to do, buy, and become. We read these lists, make promises to ourselves, and then promptly forget it ever happened by February. This year I’m taking the opposite approach: Here are the things you definitely don’t want to do, purchase or aspire to be more like. It’s time for my New Year’s Don’ts for your pets:

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Dr. Ernie Ward, DVM


Holiday Pet Saftey

As you prepare for the holidays, it’s easy to forget about the small things that can cause a real danger to dogs and cats.

By taking a little time to ensure your home is ready for a pet-friendly holiday, you can evade possible tragedy or large vet bills. Here are 8 tips:

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Puerto Rico Rescue Mission

Our awesome emergency veterinarian, Dr. Toccoa Graves, received a last minute call yesterday to help Big Dog Ranch Rescue with a rescue mission of 108 animals from Puerto Rico. Being the fabulous person she is, she rushed to help them out! Thank you Dr. Graves for this and what you do every day! We are so thankful to have you as part of our team!

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