National Fire Prevention Week, sponsored by the National Fire Prevention Association, is October 8-14. This year’s theme is “Cooking Safety Starts with You.” While pets don’t cook, they can start kitchen fires and are sadly victims of housefires. In 2021, CNN reported on cats causing kitchen fires by jumping on stoves with touch sensitive buttons. Once the cats turned the stove on, it overheated and caught fire. In this blogpost, I’ll discuss the pet health hazards of house and apartment fires and what you can do to keep your family safe.
September is National Preparedness Month, held annually to promote family and community disaster planning. Many will argue that the past year and a half have been an ongoing disaster. But planning is helping to get us out of the pandemic. Without research and planning based on prior pandemics and existing diseases, we would not have
Hopefully you will never find a dog in a parked car because dogs should never, ever be left in a parked car. But every summer, dogs die when the inside of a parked car becomes an inferno. If you do find a dog in a parked car, there are things you can do. Your choice
It’s that time of year when the Animal Medical Center’s ER prepares to see dogs and cats with heatstroke. Heatstroke occurs when the ambient temperature overwhelms the body’s cooling mechanisms. Both heat and humidity contribute to the development of heatstroke. When humidity is high, pets cannot cool themselves by panting, a form of evaporative cooling.
With summer just around the corner, everyone, including your dog, wants to be in shape for summer activities. Outdoor activities can be a fun way to spend time with your favorite pup. The veterinarians at The AMC have the following suggestions to make exercise safe and healthy for your dog: Have your pet examined by