Archives for Pet Safety

The Lowdown on Leptospirosis

Recently in the Chicagoland area news, there has been some talk about Leptospirosis (Lepto for short) and your dog. Lepto is a zoonotic disease, which means it can transmit from animals to humans. Lepto is caused by an infection with the Leptospira bacteria. There are many strains that can be found all over the world in soil and water.
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Leash Smarts – Tips to Keeping Your Dog Safe

Most dog owners have their preference when it comes to leashes. A popular option is a retractable leash, which gives your dog room to sniff and explore up to 20 or more feet away from where you’re standing. While retractable leashes can be great when you’re in an open area, they aren’t always very practical for life in the city.
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Paws Off – Pet Safety for the Holidays

While the holidays are a time for people to enjoy and indulge in great food, we need to keep our pet’s safety in mind when we do. There are certain foods that are safe for us to eat, but if our furry family members ingest any, it can be toxic. Here are some tips to keep everyone safe during the holidays!
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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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