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Make Sure They Can Get Home: Check Your Pet's Microchip

August 18, 2015

Is your pet’s microchip up-to-date? If your pet were lost, would an animal hospital or shelter be able to contact you once your pet was found? It’s important to get your pet microchipped; but it’s just as important to make sure that microchip contains the correct information in order for your four-legged friend to get…

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The Importance of Seasonal Pet Safety in Oakland, CA

August 4, 2015

Pet safety is extremely important, especially in the summer months where high heat and rampant pests make everyone’s lives more difficult. We have provided three of the most important pet safety tips for the summer. Heatstroke Safety During the summer months, heatstroke is a major concern for our pets. In order to keep your pet…

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Yuck—My Pet Ate Garbage!

July 24, 2015

Anytime food preparation is underway, food scraps, wrappers and more end up in the garbage. Inevitably, household animals help themselves to that tempting trash. In the holiday season, decorations become fodder as well. Why worry? Because people food is not safe for animals. And food isn’t the only risk—animals will eat the most unexpected things.…

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Keep Your Cat Safe in a Heat Wave

June 22, 2015

The temperature is soaring, and it’s only going to get hotter. Make sure you know how to keep your cat safe in the summer heat. Watch out for heatstroke. Symptoms include panting, lethargy, drooling, fever, vomiting and collapse. If you think your cat may have heatstroke, get the vet ASAP — the condition can cause…

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Springtime Pet Safety Tips

May 18, 2015

Spring has sprung, and with the change of season, our thoughts inevitably turn to spring cleaning and much-needed home improvement projects. But the new balmy weather can prove not-so-sunny for curious pets—or their unwitting parents. Before you embark on seasonal chores or outdoor revelry, take inventory of potential springtime hazards for your delicate, furry friend.…

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First Aid Tips for Pet Owners

April 14, 2015

What would you do if …your dog ate the bag of semi-sweet chocolate chips that was left out on the kitchen counter?  …your cat had a seizure right in front of you?  …your dog fell down the stairs and started limping?  …your cat was overheating on a hot summer day? To avoid the feelings of…

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WoofTrax Mobile APP

April 9, 2015

We have found an APP for your mobile device that raises money for rescue and shelter animals every time you walk your dog! Download it to your mobile device today! Website: http://www.wooftrax.com/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Walkforadog

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Scents and Sensitivity: Dogs Know When We’re Happy or Angry

February 18, 2015

Science is proving what pet owners have long believed: Dogs understand what we’re feeling. Specifically, dogs can recognize the difference between a happy and an angry human face, a study published Thursday in Current Biology suggests. It’s the first research to show definitively that dogs are sensitive to our facial expressions, says coauthor Ludwig Huber,…

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Thanksgiving Pet Safety Tips

November 18, 2014

  Most pets do not tolerate spicy seasonings very well or large quantities of food. Avoid giving pets a sampling of everything on the human menu.   On the morning of the holiday, exercise the dog to try to wear it out before guests arrive.   Make sure to dispose of turkey bones where the…

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October 17, 2014

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