Cat amongst flowers

Some Plants and Mulches Pose Big Threats to Pets

Cocoa bean mulch, found in many garden centers, looks pretty and smells like chocolate but it can seriously harm—even kill—your dog! Dogs, like humans, are attracted to it but the cocoa bean shells contain two compounds highly toxic to dogs—theobromine and caffeine—also found in chocolate. The risk to your pet depends on his or her size, […]

Pug in Christmas lights

Holiday Threats to Your Pets: What’s Real, What’s Not

While there are dangers lurking for pets during the holiday season, some are greater than others, and some dangers have actually been exaggerated. So here’s the scoop on some holiday threats to your pets.   Dangerous Decorations & Decor Tinsel and Ribbon: Avoid tinsel. It’s downright tantalizing to cats, and if eaten by either a cat […]