In humans, chocolate has been praised for having antioxidant properties and an ability to cheer us up, and cursed by some of us for being highly addictive. But while it might harm our waistlines, we can ingest a fairly large amount without anything more serious than a stomach-ache. (I know this from experience!) The same can't be said for our furry friends.
Many of you may have already heard that chocolate is pretty bad for our pets. And during this time of year, their exposure tends to be pretty high. So how much is too much?
Summer is the time to have fun outdoors with your family – and your family pets. But hot weather and other hazards can spell trouble for your dogs or cats. So here are a few common-sense tips to keep your pets safe and happy.
As responsible pet owners, we agree to care for our furry friends in sickness and in health. But as the economy softens and veterinary costs rise, how do we do what’s best for our pet?
To help you navigate these troubled economic waters, Dr. Louise Murray, author of Vet Confidential and Director of Medicine at the ASPCA’s Bergh Memorial Animal Hospital, and Dr. Stephen Zawistowski, ASPCA Executive Vice President and Science Advisor, offer the following tips to help you save money on your pet’s health care.