Tis the season to be joyful, giving, and watchful! We love celebrating the holidays in all of their glory: Christmas lights, baking, decorations, and festive fun. Sometimes we get so caught up in the moments and we may forget to consider whether it’s safe for our pets! Here is a quick list of a few things to keep in mind this holiday season. [Read more…]
The more positive experiences your exotic pets have with veterinary medicine, the more Fear Free we can make your pet’s visit! There are even more behaviors you can work on at home to help your pets be prepared for a veterinary exam. We will build on some of the training strategies we discussed in our previous blog post, Getting your Exotic Pet Acclimated to a Scale. [Read more…]
The holidays are right around the corner. Travel typically increases this time of year. Many families are including their furry companions in the holiday festivities and often bring them along while they are traveling.
Here are some tips to help keep your pet safe while traveling and away from home. [Read more…]
We love sharing things with our pets, whether it is food, time, or our homes. That being said, it is important to be aware of toxins in our homes that we may not know of. In the veterinary medical field, one of the most common issues we see come in is toxicity or poisoning from household toxins. In this article we will touch on well known to lesser known household toxins. [Read more…]
When was the last time you brought your pet bird in for a checkup? While we recommend annual Wellness Exams for our avian pets, the prospect of transporting your flighted friend to a new and strange place can be overwhelming for owners. How can you make your bird’s first field trip a successful one? Here are a few easy steps to help your bird have a positive Fear Free visit. [Read more…]