Submitted by Petique on Tuesday, November 13, 2012
A lot of thought goes into selecting just the right name for a much-anticipated new family member — especially when that addition happens to be a dog or a cat. Most pet owners have come a long way from the days when names like Spot and Fido sufficed.
Most people know that a number of human foods are dangerous to pets. Many of these foods may seem tasty to our pets but can prove deadly if eaten. It can be very tempting to offer pets food from the table, but pets should not be given human food unless recommended by your veterinarian.
If you suspect your pet may have eaten a dangerous food, contact your veterinarian immediately. In many cases, early recognition and treatment are critical. Our friends at VetStreet.com have provided this list of some dangerous foods and details about how to keep your pets safe.
Submitted by Petique on Saturday, October 06, 2012
Halloween is a fun time for kids and many adults, but can be a frightening and stressful time for your pets. As a pet owner, you know your pet best, but here are some points to consider for your pet's safety.
Continual doorbell ringing and people at the door (in costume, no less!) can be stressful for a pet. Some pets may experience stress-related diarrhea or potentially injure themselves if crated or otherwise contained. Keep your pet in a quiet and safe place on Halloween.
Submitted by Petique on Monday, September 17, 2012
Brandy Arnold at DogingtonPost.com has come up with a list of tips to help pet owners keep their house smelling, well, less pet-like. Let’s face it; ‘fresh and clean’ is not always the best way to describe a home with a pet. Your beloved pets can leave a good trail of odors that can surely make your house smell like a kennel. Similar to getting desensitized to your sweet perfume after a while, you might also get used to the smells of your pup. But your house guests might be able to say that you have a four-legged companion at their very first whiff!
According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, children who have a dog or cat or are around dogs and cats during the first year of life are reported to be healthier and have fewer respiratory infections than children without contact to these animals. The study, “Respiratory Tract Illnesses During the First Year of Life: Effect of Dog and Cat Contacts,” will appear in the August 2012 issue of Pediatrics and was published online July 9.
Many of our customers are cat lovers and have their own indoor cats. Some cat lovers also take care of outdoor cats, including those that help feral cats. Warmer weather means special considerations for feral cat colony care. Our friends at Alley Cat Allies have some tips to keep your feline friends cool and eating right.
The Fourth of July is a time when most people look forward to some time off for fun and fireworks. Unfortunately, sometimes we forget what's enjoyable for us isn't for our four-legged pals. Fortunately, preventing pet problems on Independence Day is possible by simply planning ahead and taking some basic precautions.
Summer vacation season is upon us and for some, this means bringing your pet on vacation with you. Hotels all over the world are making it easier to travel with your pets. Pet friendly hotels have many benefits including saving on boarding or pet sitter expenses and nervous pets avoid the trauma of being separated from their owners. However, traveling with your pet requires responsibility and pet-friendly etiquette. Here are some tips before booking that pet-friendly hotel.
For the 4 weeks leading up to July 4, we are posting one “did you know?” random facts about Petique every day. We’ll capture the 28 items on our blog each day so you can see them all here. It’s our way of getting you up to date with all the new and exciting changes that have happened over the winter. Enjoy!
A friend sent this to us and it seemed like a fun thing to share. Wish I could give credit to the original author, so if you know the author, please let us know so we can give credit where credit is due. Please note that this is only a joke and not to be taken seriously.