Furry Celebrations: Your Guide to Creating a Pet-Friendly Thanksgiving

A pet-friendly Thanksgiving is part of responsible pet ownership

Thanksgiving is one of the most cherished holidays in America, and what’s not to love? Of course, our pets also want to get in on the action, but with so many potential risks to their health (toxic people food, stress, etc.), it can be daunting to try to include them.

At Animal Kind Veterinary Hospital, we understand your desire to spend the holiday with your furry family member. That’s why we’ve put together a few tips to have the best pet-friendly thanksgiving celebration.

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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…

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…

When the Cat’s Away: Why Pets and Mice Don’t Mix

Pets and mice don't mixA few decades ago, it wasn’t uncommon to view our feline friend as the resident mouser. Historically, cats (as well as dogs) have played a critical role in reducing rodents and other opportunistic animals that get into our food and living spaces. To a certain extent, this idea of the barn cat is still alive and well in many rural (and urban) environments.

Unfortunately, while cats seem to step up to this job with great enthusiasm, there are certain risks involved when it comes to pets and mice. Rodents, like other animals that have readily adapted to humans, carry parasites and diseases that can be spread among pets and people alike.

Let’s take a closer look at why these formidable foes should not become the sole responsibility of your furry little hunter. Continue…