When we waken to the stale aroma of last night’s dinner, or catch a whiff of the litter box, what do we do? Chances are, we grab a can of air freshener or light a scented candle. Problem solved! Or not. In fact, we may have created an even bigger problem.
Are our pets’ toys harmful? Even toxic? I'm afraid the answer is yes. At least some of them are, primarily because of the chemicals they contain. Here are 13 steps to choosing safe toys for your pet.
Every once in a while, we can all benefit from a bit of a refresher course in how to raise a healthy pet. Our A to Z Pet Care Primer is just that: quick reminders (and a few things you may not already know) with lots of helpful links to more information. It's time to go back to school!
Emergencies can happen any time and anywhere, and as pet owners, we need to know how to protect our pets. Whether it’s fire or flood, tornado or earthquake, summer hurricane or winter Nor’Easter, or even just a power outage in the heat of summer, our pets depend on us to take care of them. This means knowing what to do ahead of time.
We Americans spend about a billion dollars a year on products that we hope will protect our pets from fleas. No one can blame us for wanting to avoid these nasty little guys; but the use of toxic chemicals must be weighed against the dangers they pose to the health of our pets and our families, particularly our children.