Remove anything that attract flies—fallen fruit, pet feces, uncovered garbage—and use fly traps. When pets are outdoors, apply petroleum jelly or Avon® Skin-So-Soft lotion to tips of ears. Some swear flies will not bite an animal who drinks vinegar and recommend adding 1 Tablespoon Apple Cider Vinegar to a pet’s water bowl.
Article By Denise Fleck, The Pet Safety Crusader
Cats are very curious creatures and they want to see what's going on when you are working on the counter from the floor they want to be by you and where the action is. Sometime they seek out counters to avoid interaction with other pets and people. Don't punish your cat, reward appropriate activities, play with your cat every day.
If other pets or small humans spend a lot of time on the floor, your cat may seek out your counters to avoid interaction with them. They may also find out that food scraps and crumbs are often left on your table and counter, leading to “counter-surfing” behavior.
A routine examination on pets that are healthy is a good preventive. Puppies and Kittens need to see a vet every 3-4 weeks until they complete all of their vaccinations. Healthy young adult cats and dogs should be seen at least annually. Senior and geriatric pets should be seen more often by a vet to help catch early signs of disease. Senior cats with chronic conditions should be seen more frequently. Your dog may get other vaccines to prevent illnesses like kennel cough, and outdoor cats should get feline leukemia vaccines. Bring in a stool sample from your pet, to have checked for intestinal parasites. Mention any changes you've seen in your pet.
Dogs love the taste of chocolate Caffeine and theobromine are toxic to dogs The darker and more bitter the chocolate, the more toxic it is Milk chocolate is not safe Dogs who ingest chocolate may start to vomit and have diarrhea Other signs include restlessness, a distended abdomen, seizures, a racing heart, and high or low blood pressure. Highly sensitive dogs to theobromine or who ingest cocoa powder or unsweetened baking chocolate can die from cardiac arrhythmias, hyperthermia, or respiratory failure. Xylitol, sugar alcohol, in some chocolate it's highly toxic to dogs ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center Phone Number: (888) 426-4435
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