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Healthy Pets in 2018 and Beyond: New Year’s Resolutions for Your Pet

Do you remember your New Year’s resolutions from last year? That would be your 2017 resolutions? We hear crickets. It’s not uncommon for New Year’s resolutions to fall by the wayside come February, even though we want to eat better, exercise more, and take more time to enjoy life, friends, and family.

This year, why not keep those good intentions alive throughout 2018 by including your pets in some of your resolutions? The team at Pet Medical Center put our heads together and came up with a short list of ideas for New Year’s resolutions for your pet.

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Check it Twice: Take Dangerous Pet Gifts Off Your List

pet giftsIf you’re like over half of all U.S. pet owners, you’ll be giving your pet at least one gift this holiday season. The store shelves are lined with countless options, and it’s easy to think that just because something is found in a pet supply store, that it must be safe.

Unfortunately, there are plenty of dangerous pet gifts out there, and it’s important to keep safety at the forefront when shopping for furry family members.

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My Furry Valentine: Valentines Day Pet Safety 101

Valentine’s day means different things to different people; some of us anticipate a romantic night out with our sweetie, while others look forward to some quality downtime at home. For pets, however, Valentine’s Day is not without some serious health risks.

Learning about Valentine’s Day pet safety is key in making the holiday all about love for your pet, and your team at Pet Medical Center is here to help you every step of the way.

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Pet Costumes Can Be Fun… But Are They Safe?

pet costume safety

If your pet could talk, would they expound on the virtues of pet costumes? Or might you hear a tinge of fear, doubt, or concern when asked to wear your homemade Betty Boop or Wiley the Coyote threads? No matter. Whether your pet is relaxed and feeling good, or wound up about Halloween hazards, keeping him or her safe from sun up to midnight is the bottom line.

A Whole New World

Everywhere you go to shop for Halloween candy or decor, pet costumes are sure to be hanging up, poised to tempt your wallet or pocket book. Pet costumes are fun, festive, and hands-down adorable, but they can be a source of stress and anxiety.

Before you make plans for your pet to wear a certain something, consider how he or she might feel with fabric on the torso, feet, back, head, or face. (more…)