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Dog and Cat Safety on Independence Day

As any pet owner knows, our cats and dogs don’t handle the Fourth of July well, especially when it comes to firecrackers. But did you know there are other hazards on Independence Day that may end with you and your pet in the emergency vet’s office? Just like kids, your pets need a little extra care and attention. As a responsible pet owner, you want to do the best for the furry members of your family. Here are three tips that will help you and your dog or cat enjoy the a safer and happier holiday. Never use fireworks around pets. This sounds like a no-brainer, but some people don’t Click to Read more…

The 4th of July is All Fired Up!

Independence Day on the fourth of July – a holiday sometimes called “America’s Birthday” – has long been associated with parades, barbeques, bonfires, ¬†picnics and family reunions, as well as more public events like carnivals, concerts and – best of all from many people’s point of view – fireworks. We love to watch the spectacular sparks of brilliant color sizzling and bursting in the sky while we “ooh” and “aah.” But when did the United States start celebrating Independence Day with fireworks? Since making their way into Europe from the east in the 13h century, fireworks were commonly used at important public events and celebrations like religious festivals. When the Click to Read more…