The Naughty List - Deck the halls with boughs of holly – but keep your jolly décor out of reach of furry friends! See which yuletide trimmings made our foreign body naughty list and get tips to protect your pets from a Scrooge-like vet bill.
A Smart Cookie - Keep the cookie jar off limits to curious paws! A pet nibbling just half a cookie made from refrigerated dough is the same as a human eating a belly-stretching 611 calories! Treat your canine to these heart-healthy helpings instead.
Crash and Burn - Menorah lights and Christmassy candles brighten dark December days, but festive fire hazards can put a Krampus in your holiday plans. Ensure furry friends are supervised around fires, candles and electrical cords, and for added peace of mind, download a free, customizable pet rescue alert to help firefighters find your pets in the event of an unexpected fire.
Vets for Pets
(expert blogs to boost your pet prowess!)
Ho Ho No! - Howliday sweets are toxic treats for pets. If your little angel sniffs out the gift basket and breaks into the candy bars, follow this list of must-do tips to save the season – and possibly, your pet’s life!
Dachshund Through The Snow - What helps prevent disease and improves quality of life? Walking the dog! how much exercise your little helper needs. Hint: It’s more than you think!
Flea Wise Men - one simple thing pet parents can do to prevent four-legged friends from catching life-threatening diseases. The caveat? You’re probably not doing it!
All your pup wants this Christmas is…these delicious, healthy Paws-itively Peanutty Crudités courtesy of Dr. Ernie Ward! Prepare them the night before your howliday celebration, while you’re prepping cookies for Santa Paws. Just chop, then pop them in the fridge overnight!
Recipe from Dr. Ernie Ward's Chow Hounds: Why Our Dogs are Getting Fatter - a Vet's Plan to Save Their Lives (2010 HCI). Check with your veterinarian before trying a new recipe for your pet to ensure your efforts – and your furry friends! – are appropriately rewarded. For more inspiring ideas, click here.