The QR Code Comeback

Nowadays, QR codes are widely used and have a lot of different applications and purposes, and can be an excellent way to quickly guide someone to your social media accounts — without them having to search online. So, what IS a QR code? Put simply, QR code is a barcode made of hundreds of black […]

The Rules of Engagement

Who doesn’t love a photo of cute cats and dogs on your social posts? Although those furry friends may garner some likes, we challenge you to engage with your audience. Sound overwhelming? Fear not! We have rounded up the easiest ways to connect with your audience and start a dialogue with your followers. Use a CTA (Call […]

Beware the Lily–and Other Spring Dangers!

They’re beautiful and a sure sign of spring—but lilies can be deadly to cats, and they’re not the only spring dangers you should be aware of if you have companion animals: Grow your garden with care. Fertilizers, insecticides and herbicides can have ingredients that can make your pet very sick if they’re ingested. Also, many […]

Don’t Let Your Pet Go to Pot

The legalization and prevalence of marijuana has sadly become a hazard for pets: veterinarians across the country are reporting a large spike in the numbers of companion animals they’re treating for cannabis intoxication. In fact, the ASPCA’s Animal Poison Control Center reports a 765% increase in the number of calls related to marijuana exposure. It’s […]

Parasites Are Gross. Here’s How to Keep Them Off Your Pet

(Fleas, ticks, intestinal worms, heartworm) Fleas. Ticks. Roundworm, heartworm and tapeworm. Our animals are a walking buffet to them, and once they’re on your dog or cat, it’s a short ride on the pet express to your home and family. Many of these parasites and the diseases they carry are zoonotic—meaning they can be transmitted […]

Leptospirosis: The Backyard Threat

There are very few diseases you can get directly from your pet, but one of them is especially easy to contract: leptospirosis, a highly contagious illness spread through the urine of infected wildlife. Dogs don’t even need to make contact with wildlife to get the disease—simply drinking water or ingesting dirt that’s contaminated with the […]

Pet First Aid and Emergency Preparedness

April is National Pet First Aid Awareness Month, and as the weather warms up and we start searching for times to spend outdoors, it is important to be prepared in case anything bad should happen on those trips out of the city. One of the most important ways you can prevent accidents and emergencies is […]

Parasites Don’t Take Spring Break!

Know who else loves to be on the move when it’s warmer? Fleas, ticks and mosquitoes! Problem is, their favorite vacation spot is your pet…and you, if they get close enough. These pests are more than just annoying: fleas can transmit tapeworm and cause anemia, while ticks are well-known carriers of many diseases, including Lyme […]

Adopt A Shelter Pet Day

HEAD: Adopt a Shelter Pet Day! April 30th is Adopt a Shelter Pet Day, which celebrates shelter dogs and cats and the joy they bring to our lives. It also encourages those looking for new pets to seriously consider adopting pets from shelters. Every year, millions of pets wind up in shelters, and many never […]

April is Heartworm Awareness Month V2

HEAD: The Best—and Cheapest—Treatment for Heartworm is Prevention! April is Heartworm Awareness Month, and we want to highlight the importance of preventing this deadly disease. There are many FDA-approved preventative products that we carry, which can be given monthly as a topical liquid or as an oral tablet—these products protect not only against heartworm, but […]