By Capt. Kelsy Abell Special to GUIDON The holiday season is upon us, and with it comes some unique hazards for our pets. Here are some tips from the Fort Leonard Wood Veterinary Treatment Facility to keep your pets safe and happy this holiday season: Don't lose track of pets Pets are at a higher risk of getting lost in new or unknown environments. Ensure your pet is wearing ID … [Read more...] about Keep your furry ones happy, healthy this holiday season
It is the beginning of the holiday season, and with it comes an increase in the amount of candy and chocolates in the house. For most of us, these goodies are simply a risk of extra calories, to our furry friends they could be poisonous. Most pet owners know that chocolate is potentially poisonous to their pet. While rarely fatal, dogs can get quite sick from chocolate. Chocolate contains a … [Read more...] about Warning: Candy potentially poisonous to pets
With the vast number of pet food choices out there, owners have many options when it comes to picking a diet for their pet. From boutique, to standard kibble, specialty diets to grain free, pet owners have a difficult choice to make for their furry friend. How do we pick one out of the hundreds that are on the shelf? The easiest place to start is by looking at the label. In the United … [Read more...] about In the Works: Does your pet’s food meet nutrition requirements?
It is a hot summer day and the family is out enjoying the weather. As you are watching the children and dog run, play and have a good time, you notice your dog has slowed down a little bit. As you continue to watch, the dog starts stumbling, is panting quite hard and then vomits. What do you do? Recognizing when your pet is in distress and knowing the basic first aid principles are key to … [Read more...] about In the Works: Do you know what to do when facing a pet emergency?
Getting ready for a permanent change-of-station move? Does your pet meet the requirements for your destination? Moving with family pets is often an overwhelming and stressful event for both owners and their pets. Many international countries, and even some states, have very specific importation requirements for family pets. Early planning and preparation is the key to ensuring your pets meet … [Read more...] about Traveling, moving with pets takes extra preparation