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Pet Fire Safety Day

July 15, 2021

Pet Fire Safety Day is today, July 15th. While we hope that none of you ever have to deal with a house fire, this is one area where preparations and precautions can make a huge difference. A Pasadena, MD vet offers some pet fire safety tips in this article. Candles Candles may make your home look, feel, and smell cozy and inviting, but don’t forget the danger they can pose. Keep them in high spots, … Read More »

Tips for Adopting a Rescued Bird

January 15, 2021

January is Adopt A Rescued Bird Month! If you’re considering bringing a new pet into your home, please think about adopting a bird. Our feathered friends make wonderful pets and companions! A local Pasadena, MD vet offers some advice on this below. Do Some Research Did you know that there are 370 known species of parrots alone? A parakeet is going to have slightly different care needs than an African grey, while a finch will … Read More »

Household Hazards for Birds

September 15, 2020

September 17th is National Pet Bird Day! Birds are cute, fun, and affectionate, and they form very strong bonds with their humans. However, they do have some very specific care needs. One thing that is very important for new bird owners to realize is that our feathered friends have some very unique safety concerns. A Pasadena, MD veterinarian lists some key ones below.  Fans Fans are extremely hazardous to our feathered pals. Before letting Polly … Read More »

6 Things You Learn When You Adopt a Ferret

July 01, 2020

Have you been considering getting a pet ferret? These little guys are super cute and fun pets. They’re also a handful, both literally and figuratively! Here, a Pasadena, MD vet lists some things first-time ferret owners sometimes learn the hard way. Ferrets Have Sticky Paws You may have heard this one already. Ferrets love to snatch ‘treasures’ and hoard them. Of course, to ferrets, anything within paws’ reach is fair game. Your tiny pet may … Read More »

Bathing Your Bird

June 01, 2020

Birds are very cute and pretty little pets. Just like most other pets, they need regular baths. Read on for some great tips from a Pasadena, MD veterinarian on giving Polly a proper bath. Keep Polly Warm Polly will need quite a while to dry off before bedtime, especially in cooler weather. Birds can easily get chilled when wet. Make sure your pet has a warm spot to hang out in. You Don’t Need Much … Read More »

Heartworm in Cats

April 01, 2020

April is Heartworm Awareness Month! You may know that heartworms pose a serious—and potentially fatal—risk to dogs. However, these dangerous parasites are also dangerous to our feline friends! A Pasadena, MD vet discusses heartworm in cats below. Basics Heartworms are not directly transmitted from pet to pet. The mosquito has apparently volunteered to spread these horrible worms. The worms are in larval form when a dog or cat contracts them. However, they soon start growing. … Read More »

Puppyproofing Tips

March 15, 2020

Are you a new puppy owner? Congratulations! You’re definitely in for some adorable moments this year. One thing you’ll need to do is take steps to make your home safe for your canine buddy. As little Fido starts teething, he’ll instinctively want to chew on things to soothe his aching jaws. This is a serious safety issue with puppies. Your pet could be in big trouble if he swallows something unsafe! Here, a Pasadena, MD … Read More »

Birdproofing Your Home

September 15, 2019

Birds are naturally curious and playful. Unfortunately, they don’t know what is and isn’t safe for them. Therefore, it’s very important for people with birds to make their homes safe for their feathered friends. Here, a Pasadena, MD vet discusses birdproofing your home. Windows/Mirrors Many pet birds have seriously injured themselves by flying into windows or mirrors, as they don’t recognize glass surfaces as barriers. Drapes or shades will help keep Polly from doing this. … Read More »

5 Ways to Help Your Pet Beat the Heat

July 15, 2019

Summer is here, and many of our furry patients are enjoying fun summer activities, like sunbathing, rolling around in the grass, and nibbling plants. However, the heat can be both uncomfortable and dangerous for our four-legged pals. After all, Fido and Fluffy are wearing fur coats! Read on as a Pasadena, MD vet offers tips on helping your animal companion stay cool this summer. Water Making sure your pet is properly hydrated is very important! … Read More »

Fourth of July Pet Safety Tips

July 01, 2019

With the Fourth just around the corner, many people are stocking up on fireworks and making plans to celebrate with family and friends. This can be a dangerous holiday for our animal companions, so you’ll want to take some precautions to keep your animal companion safe. A Pasadena, MD vet discusses July 4th pet safety below. Heat Temperatures can really soar in July. Don’t forget that your pet is wearing a fur coat! Make sure … Read More »

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