Posts Tagged ‘holiday’

Baby It’s Cold Outside! Pet Safety for Cold Weather

Posted   |  No Comments

You’re probably already aware of the risks posed by warm weather and leaving pets in hot cars, but did you know that cold weather also poses serious threats to your pets’ health? Tips to keep your pets safe during cold weather: Winter wellness: Has your pet had his/her preventive care exam (wellness exam) yet? Cold weather may worsen some medical conditions such as arthritis. Your pet should be examined by a veterinarian at least once a year, and it’s as good a time as any to get him/her checked out to make sure (s)he is ready and as healthy as possible for cold weather….

Read More »

The holiday season is upon us!

Posted   |  No Comments

The holiday season is upon us once again. My house is flooded with apple and pumpkin-flavored goodies, as well as leftover Halloween candy.  Soon, Thanksgiving and the winter holidays will provide bountiful tasty treats and New Year’s resolutions will be made.  As I gear up for another season of warm, figure-forgiving sweaters and eating until I drop, I think about my patients that also have expanding waist lines. Many of us think of overweight pets as cute, pudgy, pleasantly plump, or big-boned.  Social media is full of pictures and memes of these pets and we think nothing of it.  The…

Read More »