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    Scents That Could Be Harmful To Your Pets


    Use Caution With Scents Around Your Pets

    Homes and offices—and you—can benefit from a little "scent therapy." After all, the sense of smell is the oldest, most primitive of all the senses and certain scents and smells can trigger strong memories or alter mood and behavior. This is the case with people, as well as with our pets. That said, just because a scent (or method of dispensing it) is safe for you, or even a small child, doesn't mean that it'll necessarily be safe for, on, or even around your cats or dogs.

    As a general rule, cats are often more sensitive to the potentially-toxic and other dangerous effects of essential oils and other scents than dogs are, but it very much depends on the scent, the delivery method, and the pet. If you plan to use any of the items listed below, please be aware of the potential problems of doing so and take the necessary precautions so that they don't wind up sickening or injuring your pets.

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    Topics: Cat Health, Dog Health, Dog, Feline Asthma, Breathing problems, Cat, Harmful Scents, Bronchitis

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    December 11, 2014 – Lost Cat Sawyer


    "Sawyer!" 

    Nothing.

    "Sawyer!"

    The snow removal crew had just finished clearing Deb’s driveway and all was still and quiet. So quiet, she expected - she hoped - that she’d hear even the faintest rustling or meow from her 1.5 yr. old cat, Sawyer. 

    But not a sound. Only that deafening stillness you hear on a winter’s night after a really heavy snowfall. 

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    Topics: Finding lost pets, Lost Pet, Lost Cat, Lost poster, Cat

    Photo Credit: Preventive Vet

    Please do not ask emergency or other specific medical questions about your pets in the blog comments. As an online informational resource, Preventive Vet is unable to and does not provide specific medical advice or counseling. A thorough physical exam, patient history, and an established veterinary-patient-client relationship is required to provide specific medical advice. If you are worried that your pet is having an emergency or if you have specific medical questions related to your pet’s current or chronic medical conditions, please contact or visit your veterinarian, an animal-specific poison control hotline, or your local emergency veterinary care center.

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