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Help Your Pets Beat the Heat

Long warm days. Vacation. It’s a great time to get out and about with your favorite furry family member. Just make sure you ALL have a safe and happy summer. Here are some precautions to keep your pets safe. Cars NEVER leave an animal (or kid) in a car in hot weather. The temperature rises dramatically. On an 85-degree day, the [...]

Tips for Happy Holidays with Your Pets

The holidays are fast approaching! Make sure it stays a festive and safe holiday season for your four-footed family members as well. Here are a few things to watch out for, to keep everyone merry. Holiday plants. Many owners worry about their pets eating poinsettias, but they are actually not very toxic, usually causing little more than [...]

2016-08-18T10:43:22+00:00Categories: Dr. DeHaven Articles|Tags: , , , |

Pet Threat from Xylitol

Xylitol is a sweetener that is becoming more widely used in a variety of foods. It’s tasty and low-calorie – and can have serious unintended health consequences, not for you, but for your pet. In its pure form xylitol (“ZY-li-tol”) is a white crystalline powder, derived from various plants. It’s being touted as a safe sugar substitute [...]