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    Keeping Your Cat Safe from Falling Out of High Windows


    In one week alone, eight cats were injured after falling from high rises when warming weather in 2015 resulted in more people leaving their windows open. In fact, cats fall from windows so often that veterinarians have given it a name: “High-Rise Syndrome.” 

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    Topics: Cat Safety, pet safety tips, Summer Pet Safety Tips, Cats Falling, High Rise Syndrome, Feline High Rise Syndrome, Falling Cats, High Rise Syndrome in Cats, Cats Falling from Heights, Cats, Blog

    An Overview of Summer Pet Safety


    Come June, who among you isn’t ready for the sunshine, BBQs, fireworks, trips to the river, lake, beach, and all the other joys that summer brings?

    Believe it or not, there is one group that likely isn’t ready…
    your pets!

    With a few simple steps you can help prepare your pets and keep them safe this summer. This article will serve as an overview of the summer hazards that commonly sicken, injure, and kill cats and dogs this time of year. Awareness is such an important part of prevention. So please, give this article a good read and be sure to share it with your pet-loving friends, family, neighbors, and co-workers. Here’s to a safe and wonderful summer for all – human and pet, alike!

    Summer Pet Safety Tips:

    1. Summer carries dangers from heat, water, toxins, and an increase in injuries.
    2. Always consider your pet’s safety and comfort.
    3. Sometimes it’s better to leave your pet safe in the home, rather than exposed to danger.

    HEAT

    Though that beautiful glowing orb in the sky improves our collective mood and helps to sustain life on our planet, it can lead to a few significant problems for our beloved pets, too.
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    Topics: Dog Safety, Cat Safety, flea treatment, High Rise Syndrome, Dogs, Safety, Cats, Summer, Heat Stroke, Pets, Swimming, Boating, Barbeques, Sunburn, Blue Green Algae, Snails, Paw Pad Burns, Fireworks, Slugs, Antifreeze

    Top 10 Pet Proofing Tips for Cats and Kittens


    Bringing a new cat into your home is an exciting time, but in between all the fun and excitement, it’s important to remember a few practicalities.

    Follow the 10 simple pet-proofing steps outlined in this article to help ensure that your kitty stays safe and healthy for many years to come.

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    Topics: Kids and Cats, Scratches, New Kitten, High Rise Syndrome, Litter Box, Cat Bite

    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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