A Refresher on Avoiding Snake Bites in Pets

HOT_iStock_000005681578_LargeIt’s that time of year again! Our slithering friends wake up and become more active, putting you and your pet at greater risk for an encounter. A situation can quickly turn into an emergency if precautions have not been taken.

From Coral Snakes to Western Diamondbacks, Texas (and many neighboring states) is rife with venomous and nonvenomous reptiles. Snake bites in pets are particularly common this time of year, which is why we’re offering a refresher on snake safety and pets.

Prevent Snake Bites in Pets

Thankfully, most snakes and other venomous reptiles hope to avoid us as much as we want to avoid them. Protecting you and your pet means being prepared and understanding the dangers. Below are some techniques to avoid snake bites in pets (and humans too!): Continue…

Baby, It’s Cold Outside: Keeping Pets Active When The Temps Drop

2015.01.14.-HOT_iStock_000040645364_MediumWe consider ourselves very fortunate to enjoy the temperate weather in Texas, where winter temperatures don’t often dip below freezing. But even here, that feeling can soon dissipate after the holidays when cloudy skies and chilly days negatively influence our motivation to keep active.

Sadly, pets suffer similarly through the seasonal blahs; but, with a little prodding, they definitely don’t have to. If the weather has gotten to you and your pet, consider adopting some our tried and true tips to up the physical ante this winter. By keeping your pet’s paws moving this winter (not to mention yours), we can anticipate that, by the time spring rolls around, a positive, healthy outlook will abound. Continue…

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