Toxic Household Items to Keep Away from Your Pet

Prevent Pet Poisoning.

Your home should be a place of comfort and safety for your family– including your furry family members. Unfortunately, many common household items can pose a danger to the furry members of your family. To prevent a pet poisoning, it’s important to keep certain food, chemicals, and other items out of reach from your dog or cat. 

What hazardous items do you need to be on the lookout for? The team at Ten West Bird & Animal Hospital has put together this helpful list of toxic household items to watch out for to keep your pets safe. 

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Scratchy Season: Does My Dog Have Pollen Allergies?

Dog with pollen allergies outside.

Pollen allergies in pets is one of the more common types of allergies that affect our four-legged friends. Like humans, dogs suffer from an array of symptoms when the weather warms up and the trees, plants, and flowers are in their full glory. While seasonal allergies in pets can cause symptoms year-round, most dogs suffer especially during spring and summer

Pollen allergies manifest differently in dogs. You may not witness the sneezing and watery eyes that are the telltale signs of seasonal allergies in humans. If you have wondered, “does my dog have pollen allergies,” you have come to the right place. The team at Ten West Bird and Animal Hospital is here to answer that question and give you tips to provide relief for your pet.

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What Every Pet Owner Should Know About Zoonotic Disease

A dog kisses a man in the back of an SUV.

The fact that people can get really sick from animals is nothing new, but with globalization and human impact on the environment, zoonotic diseases continue to be a fairly significant threat. Zoonoses can include a wide-range of pathogens, such as bacteria, fungi, parasites, and of course, viruses. One of the many takeaways from the massive, worldwide coronavirus pandemic is that people are thinking differently about the spread of zoonotic disease and the ways we can keep safe from exposure and infection.  

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