Hidden Dangers to Your Pet in Your Yard and Garden

Warmer weather is here! ‘Tis the season for us to be outdoors, working to get our yards and gardens in tip-top shape.  While this means more lawn care, mulching, and planting for us, it’s a whole new world for our curious pet to explore.  It’s important to be aware of the potential dangers that may be lurking for your pet in your yard or garden.  Learn more about how to keep your yard beautiful and your pet safe this season.

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Can Dogs Eat Bananas? (And Other Tasty Treats)

Fresh bananas are nutritious and delicious for dogs

Americans eat a lot of bananas.  According to the USDA, in 2018 each American ate an average of 14 pounds of bananas–that’s over 50 bananas in one year! But can dogs eat bananas?  Absolutely.  Bananas are a great treat for your pooch. 

Unlike many other fruits, which have components that can be toxic to dogs, bananas are good for dogs and are high in potassium, Vitamin B6, and Vitamin C.  As with any treats, dogs should only eat bananas in moderation.  Bananas are a great low-calorie treat and a good source of potassium, but they are also high in sugar and should not be implemented as part of your dog’s main diet.

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7 Best Hypoallergenic Dog Breeds for Allergy Sufferers

Are You Allergic to Dogs?

Hypoallergenic dog breeds could be your answer. Looking for a dog, but worried about allergies? You’re not alone. As many as 3 in 10 people in the U.S. have allergic reactions to cats and dogs, according the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America. While there are no 100% hypoallergenic dogs, there are many types of dogs that are less likely to affect people with allergies. Here we take a look at our favorite 7 best hypoallergenic dog breeds for allergy sufferers.

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Are Dog Worms A Big Deal? (Yes!)

What Are Dog Worms?

Dog worms can be a serious condition for your pup, causing a wide range of symptoms, depending upon age and breed. There are five common types of worms that affect dogs: heartworms, roundworms, tapeworms, hookworms, and whipworms; and some of these dog worms are transmittable to humans. The good news is that dog worms are relatively easy to treatIf you suspect your dog might have worms, it is important to contact an online veterinarian right away to talk about treatment options.

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Flying with Dogs

Can I fly with my dog?

Flying with your dog is more complicated today, much like air travel can be for us humans. Gone are the days of simply putting your pup in a travel crate, shuttling him off with your checked luggage, and retrieving him at the baggage claim upon arrival. This is a good thing. Yesterday’s airline travel was unsafe and scary for our furry friends. Today, depending upon the airline and the size of your dog, you may choose between bringing your dog with you into the cabin or having Fido travel in the cargo hold. Generally speaking, it is safer to keep your dog with you in the cabin than having him ride in the cargo hold; however, airline policies regarding dogs also differ depending upon the dog’s size, breed, and temperament. Federal regulations require pets to be at least eight weeks old to fly.

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Can I Give My Dog Thanksgiving Turkey?

Ahhh, Thanksgiving. A time for feasting. . . We all tend to indulge a little too much during the Thanksgiving holiday, including our dogs. Our online vets have weighed in on how you can safely enjoy this Thanksgiving with your dog.

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Why is my dog itchy? Parasites, Allergies or dry skin?

Dogs will scratch excessively because their skin is itchy. You are wondering “why are they so itchy”? Is it due to allergies or parasites? You have to ask yourself, what has changed in their routine or environment? Have they been around new animals, or has their food changed? Are they spending more time outside? 

These are the top 4 reasons that dogs have itchy skin.

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5 Low Cost Vet Options for Pet Owners

1. Spay/Neuter Clinics Offer Low Cost Veterinary Services

If you have a pet that needs to be spayed or neutered and you cannot afford the price at your regular veterinary hospital, there are spay/neuter clinics throughout the country that offer low-cost surgeries. Many of these clinics will also provide vaccines at lower prices as well.

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How Does An Online Vet Consultation Work?

Teleadvice has been used for many years to treat people’s illnesses and provide a convenient way for doctors to treat their patients. Did you know that teleadvice is also available for your pets as well?

We will discuss the use of teleadvice and what you can expect when you make an appointment with an online vet at TelePAWS.

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