‘Tis the Season: Holiday Events for Pets

Holiday events for pets.

The holiday season is full of hustle and bustle here at Godspeed Animal Care, and we know how easy it is to get lost in everything. It is important, though, to take some time to remember those who are most precious to us. For many of us, at the top of our list are our pets. Read on to get some festive ideas for including your furry family in the season with our ideas for holiday events for pets.


A Pet Poisoning May Be Closer Than You Think

Pet toxins in the kitchen.

Did you know the most common reason behind a pet emergency is an accidental exposure to a toxin? The list of potential toxins in your home is longer than you might think. So, how do pet owners stay in front of the fast-moving train that is emergency prevention? You don’t have to keep your eyes peeled 24/7, but you must control your pet’s environment to prevent a pet poisoning.


All About Your Pet’s Skin

Pet allergies: a dog bites at his leg.

There are few things worse than feeling like your skin is crawling, even for our furry loved ones. Constant itchiness or dry skin is something that many pets live with. It’s difficult for everyone, really. Many pet owners feel equally helpless and frustrated that their pet can’t stop scratching. What causes these highly specific problems, and what can we do about it?


Pet Dental Health: More Than Meets The Eye

Godspeed_iStock_000009963933_Large (2)Cleaning your pet’s teeth may rank below scooping litter or trimming nails on the excitement-o-meter, but keeping your pet’s dental health on the back burner can cost you both. Beyond all the wonderful benefits associated with adopting a new dental care regimen (bad breath, be gone!), keeping your pet’s pearly whites healthy may extend your precious pet’s life as much as two years.

If you’re new to the notion of pet dental health and care, read on to learn what matters and why. Continue…

Fun Ways to Reinvigorate Your Dog’s Daily Walk

dog and ownerIf you are the proud pet parent to an energetic canine, you probably enjoyed a walk with your dog this morning… What? No? You didn’t?

Our best friends seem to be an endless source of walking exuberance, but somehow in the middle of snow and cold weather or in our busy schedules, we have lost interest and motivation for those important dog walks.

There are times when it isn’t safe to walk your dog – below freezing temperatures or during a winter storm, for example. In most cases, however – and with a fitted dog jacket and booties for those short haired and tiny pups – the benefits far outweigh the excuses.

So, why not take January’s National Walk Your Pet Month’s celebratory cue, and infuse some new energy into those daily dog walks. Here are some creative ideas to get you started! Continue…