Archives for Pet Safety

Feline High-Rise Syndrome

Chicago is a budding metropolis, full of high-rise buildings and large apartment complexes. While this provides a stunning view for all of us, this poses an extreme, yet preventable risk for our beloved felines called High-Rise Syndrome.
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Keeping Your Pet Safe on the 4th

Independence Day is right around the corner and while you and your family are having fun, your pet might be feeling a little uncomfortable. Noise anxiety can arise from many different factors, including past experiences involving with thunderstorms, a genetic predisposition, age or hearing loss. No matter the cause, it’s important to relieve your pet’s stress. Below are a couple tips and products that can help you do just that!
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What’s all this talk about Leptospirosis?  

Chicago’s past winter was a rough one and there was plenty of melted snow and pooled water to show for it! While it’s the perfect time to enjoy a little sunshine with your furry friend in a Dog Friendly Area (read more information about these designated areas here: https://blumvet.com/blog/new-to-chicago/), unfortunately this warmer weather has led to a spike in a bacterial disease known as leptospirosis.
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Any Dog Can Bite: National Dog Bite Prevention Week

Each year, more than 4.5 million people are bit by dogs- most of which are children.  Understanding why a dog bites and how to recognize risky situations are important ways to ensure your safety around all dogs and the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) has some great tips to keep you safe.
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