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Meet Carrie, Our Pet Stylist!

 We are excited to welcome Carrie Corliss as our new Pet Stylist at Oak Ridge Pet Salon!

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Wednesday, May 25, 2016/Author: Kristin O'Leary/Number of views (2696)/Comments (0)/
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10 Summer Safety Tips for Pets

It's hot out there! With the temperatures rising, it's important to keep an eye on your pet to ensure their health and safety. Remember, hot weather warnings for us also apply to our four legged friends!

The Michigan Humane Society shared ten summer safety tips for our pets.
Saturday, July 18, 2015/Author: Kristin O'Leary/Number of views (15427)/Comments (0)/
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10 Canine Symptoms to Never Ignore

Are you unsure of when your pet needs to be seen by a vet? Here is a great article from Healthy Pets that outlines 10 symptoms that you should address immediately with a veterinarian.
Saturday, June 20, 2015/Author: Kristin O'Leary/Number of views (15694)/Comments (0)/
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Tips to Poison-Proof Your Home

As the holiday season approaches, now is a great time to take a moment and review some of the items we all have in our homes that are dangerous for our pets.

From foods to medications or household or holiday hazards, the ASPCA provides a helpful list of items that are harmful.

Foods
Foods that could cause problems for your pet include;
  • Alcohol
  • Avocado
  • Chocolate ( the higher the cocoa content, the more toxic )
  • Coffee
  • Fatty foods
  • Macadamia nuts
  • Moldy or spoiled foods
  • Onions or onion powder
  • Raisins or grapes
  • Salt
  • Yeast dough
  • Garlic or garlic powder
  • Xylitol or products using xylitol ( sugar substitute )
Medication
  • Your pets should avoid most human medications. Those listed below are the worst offenders.
  • Pain killers
  • Cold medication
  • Cancer treatment medication
  • Antidepressants
  • Vitamins
  • Diet pills
Cold Weather Products
  • Anti-freeze
  • Liquid potpourri
  • Ice melting products
  • Mouse or rat bait or poison
Household Items
  • Fabric softener sheets
  • Mothballs
For more items and details, please visit https://www.aspca.org/pet-care/animal-poison-control/poison-safe-home.
Please contact your vet or an emergency veterinary clinic for help.
 
Wednesday, December 3, 2014/Author: Kristin O'Leary/Number of views (100918)/Comments (0)/
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Tips for Traveling with Your Pets

Are you gearing up for a trip with your pets? 

It is a blast to travel with your pets, but there are a few things that you should keep in mind.  Check out this helpful article from the ASPCA for a few tips you can use to make it easy for everyone.

"Summer travel season is in full swing, and we think trips are always more fun when you bring your furry friends along. If you’re planning to take a vacation this summer with your pets in tow, we’ve got you covered.

In the car:

Taking a road trip? Here are a few car travel safety tips brought to you by ASPCA supporter Subaru.

Practice makes perfect: It’s a good idea to practice having your pet ride along for a series of short car trips leading up to your big trip.

Ride safely: Keep your pets safe and secure in the car by having them ride in a well-ventilated crate or carrier. The crate should be large enough for your pet to stand, sit, lie down and turn around in. Secure your pet’s crate so it will not slide or shift in the event of an abrupt stop.

Road trip snacks: Be sure to pack plenty of water, and avoid feeding your pet in a moving vehicle. Your pet's travel-feeding schedule should start with a light meal three to four hours prior to departure.

For a full list of car travel safety tips, visit our Pet Care section.

Traveling by plane:

Unless your furry friend is small enough to ride under your seat on a plane, the ASPCA advises avoiding air travel with pets. However, if you must bring your pet along on your flight, it’s best to plan ahead. We recommend you book a direct flight if possible. Here are a few other suggestions:

Careful with crates: Prior to your trip, purchase a USDA-approved shipping crate that is large enough for your pet to stand, sit and turn around in comfortably.

IDs, please: Be sure to mark the crate with the words “Live Animal,” as well as your contact information and a photo of your pet. Make sure all vaccinations are up-to-date and that your pet has been microchipped for identification purposes.

In-flight food: Attach a pouch of your pet’s food to the outside of her crate, and freeze water in a dish for your pet to drink as it melts throughout the flight.

For more air travel safety tips, visit our Pet Care section.

No matter where you’re headed this summer, please be sure your pet is wearing an ID tag at all times. Happy trails, and safe travels!"

Source :   http://www.aspca.org/blog/gearing-summer-vacation-check-out-our-travel-safety-tips

Thursday, July 3, 2014/Author: Kristin O'Leary/Number of views (16087)/Comments (0)/
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