Are There Such Things as Safe Pet Toys?

You’d think that commercially available pet toys would be vetted to ensure they’re not only fun, but also safe. Some manufacturers go the extra mile, but it’s incredibly common for dogs to destroy toys that are intended to last a long time (or at least longer than 24 hours!).

Since dogs love to chew, their owners are highly invested in finding the right products. This begs the question: are there indestructible toys? If so, does this mean they can be considered safe pet toys?

Safe Pet Toys

After rounding up all your pet’s toys, there could be a few that shouldn’t be there. Take a look at this go-to checklist to see if your pet’s toys pass the test:

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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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When Flexibility Takes a Toll: The Not-So-Obvious Dangers of Retractable Leashes

Retractable leashes are convenient but pose safety risks too When you think about your dog’s leash, are you inconvenienced by its sheer lack of complication, or are you rather pleased by the inherent simplicity? It’s amazing to think that something as streamlined as a 6-foot leash requires improvement, but then again the concept of retractable leashes has a place in modern dog ownership. This great debate will continue, but we should all be aware of the hidden dangers associated with retractable leashes.

Is This a Controversy?

Many dog owners are absolutely devoted to retractable leashes, and when used properly, they can be highly convenient. They shouldn’t be used when walking along busy roads, through pedestrian traffic, or near any other potential hazards, like construction sites. They should never be attached to a choke collar. Continue…

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…