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Halloween and Pet Safety
Halloween is once again upon us and while it can be a great time of year with beautiful leaves falling and fun costumes with lots of yummy candy, it can also be a dangerous time of year for our pets.
Let’s start with costumes for your pet. If your pet enjoys getting dressed up then great! But, if you have a pet that does not, then consider letting her or him wear just a festive bandana. Halloween is already stressful without making your pet more anxious. For those who do like a fun costume, please make sure it fits comfortably without any tightness that could cause swelling or pain or pull on their fur. A costume should be loose but not enough that your pet could trip on it, this includes trailing pieces. Also, if a costume includes an eye piece or head cover make sure your pet can still easily see and hear. Lastly, make sure there are no extra pieces (bells, balls, bows) that your pet could chew off and potentially cause a bowel obstruction.
Let’s face it, we may not all love to shop but we all love to buy stuff for our favorite furry friends! Owen’s Ark can make shopping for your buddy super easy and fun too. We now have a great online store available to you 24 hours a day and 7 days a week where you can find hundreds of things to spoil your pet. We offer prescription foods as well as regular diets, toys, supplements, leashes, dental care, flea and tick prevention, heartworm prevention, shampoos, and many more great things you never realized you can’t live without. The best part is… it will all be delivered right to your door without having to venture out in to the cold winds, rainy days, blustery snow, or baking sun. It’s a win-win for pets and people alike.
Click on the link in the right hand upper corner of our homepage and check out all there is pamper your faithful companion. They’ll thank you with a great big, sloppy kiss or one long, lingering gaze of adoration. Either way, you are their hero!
The fleas are among us
The days are getting shorter, the weather is getting cooler, and those pesky fleas are giving their all to get a nice home for winter! We have had a “rash” of patients with extra tag along friends lately.
Now that we have had some rain and the days aren’t so dry and humid the fleas are hatching and coming out in droves. Our mild winter did last year did not help matters any since the bugs were able to hang on and reproduce all season long. As a result they were poised and ready for a big come back. Those pesky little buggers are making a Hail Mary throw at your pet in an effort to take up residence in your home for the winter season- a new turn on the “snow bird” living arrangement.
The favorite place a flea likes to live on a pet is around the base of the tail, on the lower belly, and down the rear legs. This is why you may notice fur loss or thinning in this area (the back half of your pet). You may also feel scabs or bumps when you pet them in this area and also around the head/neck area.
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