Archives for Pet Products

Santa Paws – top gifts for pets

Per the American Pet Products Association, pet owners are expected to spend $60 billion on their pets this year. Since 2010, spending on our furry family members has increased by about 35 percent. According to Consumer Affairs, owners will spend on average about $62 on presents for their pets for the holidays. So now that the holiday season is almost upon us, here are some fun gift ideas for your pet!
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Buckle up – how to keep your pet safe in the car

During the holidays, traveling to see family and friends revs up. According to the U.S. Department of Transportation, about 91 percent of long-distance holiday travel is by car. While some people choose to leave their furry family member at home or at a boarding facility, others like to take them on the trip. If you decide to take your pet on your travels and in the car, there are some safety tips you should consider.
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How to remove a tick

If your dog spends a lot of time outside, especially during the warmer months, doing routine tick checks should become a daily habit.   Even if your dog is on a tick preventative, this is not always completely effective in stopping a tick from latching on.   On average, it takes 24-48 hours for an infection to transmit to your dog from a tick, so finding and removing a tick is important.
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Movie night – staff favorites!

Sometimes enjoying a quiet night at home watching a movie is just what we all need after a long week. I took a poll of the staff at Blum Animal Hospital about their favorite animal movies, and here are some of the results. While most people have heard of The Lion King, Marley and Me, and Homeward Bound these movies are ones that may not be familiar but are certainly worth watching!
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