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Have a Pet Safe Halloween

Updated: October 28th, 2022 Plan a Pet Safe Halloween! Like many holidays, Halloween is a great excuse to stock up on sweets and treats. Having all of these extra goodies around is not only a major temptation to people but also our pets. As our friend Dr. Ted Purcell says; "Have a plan for today!" "Treats and candies are not safe in a bag on the floor or on a chair or bench - you need to be very mindful on Halloween, not just during but before and after." Here are some things for pet guardians to keep in mind to ensure they and their pets have an enjoyable evening. 1. Amongst all the candies, chocolate is one of the most toxic for pets - Smaller chocolate covered items such as raisins are double trouble. Not only are both chocolate and grapes toxic to pets, but the size and shape mimic many of the popular treats our companion animals may be used to scavenging from under chairs or tucked in cushions. The effect on a pet will depend on the amount and type of chocolate as well as the size of pet. Should your pet ingest something dangerous - we recommend you contact your veterinarian or for a $59 USD fee, you can seek guidance from the 24/h Pet Poison Hotline at 1-855-764-7661. Please [...]

By |2022-12-02T12:14:44-07:00October 29, 2022|

How To Know If Your Pet Is Overweight

Obesity is a common health problem for our companion animals. For many pet lovers, an overweight animal is an unfortunate reality, and one that can cause issues for pets and pet guardians alike. For National Pet Obesity Awareness Day, we want to help you identify if your pet is overweight and suggest some diets that can help support your pet reaching a healthier weight. How Do You Know If Your Pet Is Obese? Check out these obesity charts for both dogs and cats, so you can see how your pet’s weight compares. What Do You Do If Your Pet Is Obese? We recommend always asking your vet for guidance first and considering changes in your pet’s diet and physical activity. To help manage your dog or cat’s weight, ORIJEN® pet food has specially crafted formulas made to help support a healthy weight in dogs and cats. This includes ORIJEN Fit & Trim Recipe for dogs, a lean, protein-rich recipe to help support a healthy body weight in dogs, and ORIJEN Fit & Trim Recipe for cats, a food that includes balanced calories from protein and fat, plus naturally occurring L-carnitine to help maintain a healthy body weight. Taking your pet for more frequent or longer walks and adding extra play time, is a great way to increase your pet’s daily [...]

By |2022-10-12T13:48:29-06:00October 12, 2022|