by Leah Landau, Veterinary Technician at Massachusetts Veterinary Referral Hospital Pet owners, would you like to save $6000-$8,000 this year?Here are some dangers this holiday and how to keep your animals safe during the 4th: 1. They get hit by cars!Keep them in a bedroom if you have to! Dogs and cats get FREAKED out by the noises & vibrations of fireworks. If family members are strolling in and out of the house, it’s a great recipe for your pet to escape, whether they are in a panic or not. They never escape you say? Better be safe than sorry. 2. They get foreign objects lodgedRead More →

Americans love Independence Day, and rightly so.  It is the celebration of the adoption of the Declaration of Independence and the biggest party of the summer.  Along with this celebration comes a number of hazards for your four legged friends including the worst of all, fireworks. Also, pets can get into popular foods available at 4th of July parties and cookouts that can be toxic or cause a number of digestive problems. A 2013 study by the University of Bristol’s School of Veterinary Sciences found fireworks were the most common trigger for fearful behavior in dogs. Responses included: trembling shaking hiding seeking comfort destruction urination salivation UnlikeRead More →