Pet Safety and Summer Projects

Pet safety should be considered when doing home repairs and projectsIf you’re itching to build that deck you’ve always dreamed of or if you just feel inspired to change the landscape this season, pet safety and summer projects is a must for all pet owners.

As you can imagine, many indoor and outdoor projects can get messy and are oftentimes danger zones for kids, both furry and human. From tools to debris, projects require a lot of clean-up and a considerable amount of diligence in keeping things safe for people and pets alike.

If you’re thinking about a summer project, the team at Animal Kind Veterinary Hospital has some pet safety tips to keep in mind.   Continue…

Cohabitating With Felines: Moving in Together When You Both Have Cats

Moving in together when you both have cats can work!You have figured it all out: you and your significant other are a match made in heaven. With the same interests and passions, the natural next step is to move in together. But what happens when one of those shared interests is a mutual love for cats?

As you know, cats like their space and routine, and anything that upsets this is bound to be an obstacle. Will your cat get along with your partner’s cat? Will they acclimate to the new place without peeing or scratching everywhere?

While there’s no need to panic if you both have cats, there are some simple steps you can take to make the transition an easy one. Continue…

Thinking About Taking Your Pet on Vacation? Read This First.

Some animals make perfect travel companions. They embrace new places, strangers, and a new routine remarkably well. If you’ve ever wondered about taking your awesome, laid-back, and well-behaved pet on vacation with you, we applaud your sense of adventure. There’s a lot to see and do out there, and we can help you get started toward making some blissful, pet-centric summer memories.

Take Stock

One of the best things you can do before planning your trip is assess your pet’s disposition, personality, and behavior. If they are the type to growl, hiss, jump, or bite in reaction to unfamiliar people, perhaps they should sit this one out. Likewise, many pets don’t enjoy being in cars. How will your pet handle all the constraints of traveling? Continue…

The Home Brewer’s Guide to Beer and Pets

Alcohol, specifically beer, has been a part of human history for thousands of years. Evidence of beer brewing has been discovered as far back as the 5th century AD, and was likely made by individual families or tribes for their own use. Although most beer is produced on a mass scale today, the desire to craft artisan beer remains strong for many people, and home brewing has seen a significant rise in popularity in recent years.

When done properly, brewing beer at home is a safe and fun project, but pet owners need to be aware of the significant safety concerns that can arise when beer and pets occupy the same space. Continue…