Thursday, November 29, 2012

Dr. Debbie's Top Holiday Pet Gifts


As Americans, we love our pets and include them on all household fun, including holiday gift giving. In fact over 50% of American pet owners will be shopping for their favorite dog, cat, ferret or other critter this holiday season. Wondering what to give the pet that special pet? Here are some cool gift ideas for that pet that deserves spoiling to the max.
As a veterinarian, I suggest pet gifts that provide more than short term enjoyment and which prove useful in the prevention or treatment of a health or behavioral issue. Think beyond food or treat gifts this year and consider a pet gift with a purpose. You’ll keep your furry friend happy and healthy in the coming years.



Thursday, November 8, 2012

Don't Stuff Your Pet With Thanksgiving Leftovers


Thanksgiving is all about enjoying time together- family, friends, and great food. In many households the family pet may also sample a taste from the holiday table; a morsel of turkey breast for Tabby or a side of fixings for Fido. Tuned in to those enticing smells, our pets know how to manipulate us with a flutter of sad puppy dog eyes or incessant meowing.