More than 500,000 household fires occur annually and over 1,000 of those are caused by curious pets. This is why there is a day devoted to National Pet Fire Safety, on July 15th every year. In observation, the team at New Haven Pet Hospital would like to offer some important tips for your pet’s safety around fire.
Avoiding the Blaze
Our pets don’t mean to cause trouble, but accidents can and do happen, especially when pets are home alone. Here are a few essential tips for pet fire safety:Continue…
We know there’s a strong connection between the brain and the body, and recognize that our mental state improves when a daily regimen of exercise is carefully maintained.
This is true for human and pet health alike. In our increasingly automated and sedentary world, staying fit and active is more important than ever before, and we’ve got some tips to keep your best friend looking – and feeling – their best.
Setting the Tone
In order to provide the best possible life for your pet there are definite facets to pet health that shouldn’t be left on the back burner. Deciding that daily vigorous exercise is part of your new normal will have amazing results for both of you.Continue…
Owning pets and having a spotless house are not mutually exclusive, but having a fresh, clean house can feel like a lofty goal when wagging tails, muddy paws, and slurping tongues are involved.
Don’t worry though, you’ve got this! To help, we’ve prepared a ready-made list on how spring cleaning for pet owners can be easily achieved – and maybe even enjoyed by all members of the house!
With Pets In Mind
Of course, pets don’t know the extent of their effect on your household. They don’t necessarily know that their paws tracked dirt, mud, litter, fur, or other debris throughout the house.Continue…
For people who absolutely love animals, it’s tragic to hear about cases of animal cruelty. A great deal of research, education and intervention has been at the forefront of preventing neglect and abuse, but there is still much to be done.
April is Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Month, and to aid in the fight we’ve got some tips on how to spot – and stop – animal cruelty.
Animal Welfare Counts
As a responsible citizen, you may feel absolutely compelled to get involved when you witness signs of animal cruelty. However, you should never compromise your own safety in this virtuous fight.Continue…
There are definite barriers to pet ownership for many people, but depending on your set-up, there is probably at least one type of animal you could share your home with.
Whether you’re allergy-sensitive, live in an apartment, or simply want to try something different, owning a pet reptile might be the perfect choice.
Despite the common perception that they are “low maintenance” pets, reptiles require a great deal of consideration. Reptiles can be absolutely perfect pets, but it’s important to resist the impulse to adopt one before you conduct extensive research about their daily needs and health care requirements. Many reptiles can live for a couple decades or more! As such, it’s critical to choose wisely.Continue…
Can you imagine never brushing their teeth or seeing the dentist – ever? For the majority of pets, this is the reality. Although doggy breath is sometimes considered par for the course, nothing could be farther for the truth. Bad breath in pets is a sign that all is not well beneath the gum line.
If you’re wondering about pet dental health and why it’s important, your friends at New Haven Pet Hospital have got you covered!Continue…
As with most things in life, balance is the secret to pet health. Achieving balance – and maintaining it – may not always be easy.
Adhering to a daily routine, keeping appointments, and limiting unhealthy snacks are of major importance, but there are some finer strokes that keep the goals of responsible pet ownership in focus.
We are happy to share them with you!Continue…
If you are spending the holiday season in some reflection, we commend you! This time of year usually entails looking back and remembering all the wonderful things the days behind us have brought to our lives. Perhaps 2019 also brought challenges and changes, too. Whatever the case, we can look ahead to the new year with hope, enthusiasm, and a sense of excitement.
At New Haven Pet Hospital, it also brings a sense of gratitude for our friends and clients who we had the honor of spending time with this year. If you have been reading our blog, we are so grateful to you for your feedback and for letting us explore new topics that we hope are of interest to you.
Here are the top five blogs of the year:Continue…
Despite the fact that cats have taken over the internet, our feline obsession is by no means an effect of the modern age. Indeed, cats have lived among us for millennia, but perhaps it’s more accurate to say that they’ve graced us with their presence.
It may not feel like they’re doing us a favor when we’re scooping out their litter boxes, but the truth is, they are – and we’re living longer, happier lives because of their companionship. If that isn’t convincing enough evidence for why we love them, we’ve collected the following list of extra-amazing cat facts.Continue…
If you’ve been around dogs for awhile, you may have seen many things that impressed and amazed you. There doesn’t seem to be any shortage of things our dogs do that are endearing and funny, too.
But do you think you know everything about canines? The following fun dog facts may surprise you.
Fun Dog Facts That May Surprise You
There are so many fascinating fun dog facts that it was difficult to select just a few. Here are our favorites, from New Haven Pet Hospital.