Pet owners beware: FDA warns of potential dangers of flea and tick pills

Pet owners beware: FDA warns of potential dangers of flea and tick pills

Pills or chews that protect dogs and cats against fleas can cause neurological problems such as stumbling or seizures, and pet owners need more warning, the Food and Drug Administration said Thursday.

Phone addiction is making your dog sad, warns expert

Phone addiction is making your dog sad, warns expert

Ian explains that our phone dependency affects dogs more so than cats because dogs are pack animals, and look to their humans for leadership and reassurance. ‘You do that consistently for weeks, months and years on end and you’re going to get some real behavioural issues.’

What not to feed your pet

What not to feed your pet

Chocolates have caffeine and theobromine that can cause anything from vomiting to seizure. Even small quantities of grapes and raisins can make your pet sick with vomiting and exhaustion. Adult dogs and cats cannot digest milk and other dairy products.

BANNED: Electric dog collars to be made ILLEGAL in Britain in animal cruelty breakthrough

BANNED: Electric dog collars to be made ILLEGAL in Britain in animal cruelty breakthrough

Campaigners say this can disrupt a dog’s sensitive sense of smell, while other collars emit sounds which are painful for animals.Using electric collars on animals will be banned (Image: PA)The RSPCA’s dog welfare expert, Dr Samantha Gaines applauded the government’s move to ban shock collars.Dr Gaines said: “These cruel collars have been illegal in Wales since 2010 and we've long been calling for them to be outlawed in England too.

Grit used on roads during snowy weather can be dangerous for pets, RSPCA warns

Grit used on roads during snowy weather can be dangerous for pets, RSPCA warns

“We urge pet-owners to be cautious when grit is being spread on roads, as rock salt can be toxic to dogs and cats if they lick it from their paws or fur,” a spokesperson told The Independent.

Cold Weather Safety Tips

Cold Weather Safety Tips

After each walk, wash and dry your pet’s feet and stomach to remove ice, salt and chemicals—and check for cracks in paw pads or redness between the toes.Bathe your pets as little as possible during cold spells.

Halloween Can Be Dangerous -- For Your Pet

Halloween Can Be Dangerous -- For Your Pet

If you are having a holiday party, the easiest way to keep your pets safe from costumes, candles and hazardous treats, is to make part of your home a sanctuary for them.