How to keep your dog calm during New Year’s celebrations

dog and new year's noise

Ringing in the New Year, by definition, is very loud. Banging pots and pans, using noisemakers, and shouting countdowns can all be a bit too much for your dog. Even if your municipality doesn’t set off fireworks at midnight, thunderous bursts in the distance can still rattle your dog. Here’s what you can do to Read More >

Are Christmas trees safe for dogs?

pets and Christmas trees

Much of the Christmas celebration centers around the tree. From decorating to opening presents, it’s hard to imagine Christmas without this majestic symbol of the season. However, it’s important to keep your dog in mind when choosing and decorating your tree. Otherwise, a joyous occasion could end with a tragic costly trip to the vet. Read More >

The dangers of gift wrapping for your dog

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Many religious holidays and even birthdays involve the exchange of gifts. During the holiday season, gift-giving goes into overdrive, and along with it, gift wrapping. While wrapping presents is a seemingly joyful and innocuous activity, it in fact poses several risks for your dog. Wrapping paper, tape, ribbon, and bows Unbeknownst to many pet parents, Read More >

Holiday foods to keep away from your pets

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Even the most conscientious pet parents should be wary around holiday guests. While you would probably never intentionally give your pet harmful table food, company can cause spills and leave unattended plates ready for your pet to gobble up. What’s worse, some house guests without their own pets may think it’s harmless to slip your Read More >

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