Ticks die off during winter.
Ticks do not die just because it’s winter. They do become less active during cold months but can still attach to your pets – and transmit potentially deadly diseases.
1) Chocolate: Easter is typically the top day for chocolate intoxication calls to the ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center, topping Christmas, Valentine’s Day and even Halloween. Why? Pets often find candy hidden around the house and yard or Easter baskets left unattended.
Solution: Make sure all candy is out of reach of pets at all times.
One of the most devastating diseases your cat or dog can get is heartworms. As these parasites invade your pet’s heart and lungs, they lead to fatigue, respiratory problems, and if left untreated, death. That’s why it’s crucial to learn about heartworms, their affects, their treatment, and most importantly, their prevention.
February is National Pet Dental Health Month. Dental health is a huge part of your pet’s overall health. Dental problems can cause, or be caused by, other health problems, which is why annual dental exams are so important for your pet.
The general rule of thumb when it comes to the effects of cold weather on pets is: if you’re cold, they’re cold. However, a lot goes into determining what measures you should take to protect your pets from wintry conditions, such as breed, weight, and coat thickness.