The Great Indoors: Keeping Your Pet Active When It’s Too Cold To Go Outside

reddogWith the bitter cold and snow this winter, chances are that you and your dog have been spending an inordinate amount of time indoors. And, while sometimes it can be nice to curl up in front of the fire with a good book, you and your dog may be starting to go a little stir crazy.

However, with a little creativity spending time indoors can be fun, too. Here are a few ideas for keeping your pet active and your sanity in tact. Continue…

Food-Borne Illness And Your Pets

petfoodMost of us are familiar with the ins and outs of food-borne illness in humans. E.coli and Salmonella are increasingly common in our society and we have learned the precautions to take, at least at home, to avoid them. But did you know that pets can be affected by food-borne illness too?

Raw or undercooked fish, poultry, and eggs can make us sick. And the same is true for our pets. The same goes for “infected” greens or meats.

What’s worse is that just as we can contract these illnesses from store-bought foods or restaurants, so can our pets. Sadly, it is becoming more and more common for pet foods to be recalled due to food-borne illness concerns (or your leftovers).

And while much of this is out of our control, you can bone up on the facts in an effort to protect your pets.

Here’s what to know: Continue…