wanted to take a minute to tell you how much you all mean to us! We
appreciate all of your support throughout the year and hope to be able
to continue to assist you with all of your pet needs all of 2013!
made some incredible friends this past year and are so excited that
you’ve come to us for your pet needs. We’ve had many people email and
thank us for providing educational articles and videos and we so
appreciate that! Our goal is to provide you with invaluable information
on pets and pet care which will allow you to be the best pet owner you
feel so fortunate for having such an incredible group of pet experts
belonging to Az Pet Professionals! We can’t wait for you to meet each
and every one of them!
Thank you all for a wonderful year! Our wish to you and your fur family is for an incredible and prosperous New Year in 2013!
In our continued effort in keeping you informed of dangers that may be lurking around the house this season to keep your cats and dogs safe for the holidays, here is an important article we hope you will take a minute to read! Most of us probably already have something in our handbags or laying on our counters that contain this ingredient!
Most everyone already knows that chocolate should be kept out of reach of pets. There is another threat to be concerned about that is even more common in our houses! The new types of artificial sweeteners contain ingredients even more dangerous than chocolate. The main culprit is the artificial sweetener, Xylitol. Xylitol is found in gums like Orbit. What makes this ingredient dangerous is that, although the human body can metabolize these complex molecules, the canine body is unable to do so. Also, it seems that once they contact Xylitol in particular, it tastes so sweet that they find it literally irresistible.
Thank you to our guest Blogger, Rikki Schmidt for writing such an informative and fun article! Gave me some great gift ideas for the pet lovers in my family!
By Rikki Schmidt
to be that the family pet was happy with a new squeaky toy or extra
table scraps for the holidays. But just as the latest in high tech
gadgets tops the Christmas lists of people this year, technology is even
making an impact in gifts for pets with products ranging from food and
toys to health care.
There are air conditioners for the doghouse as well as pet air purifiers for your house.
Sunbeam Holiday Dog Treat maker, about $30 at PetSmart, is basically a
waffle maker with dog-bone molds. Easy -to -follow recipes using common
grocery ingredients, are included. It’s perfect for those folks
concerned about the ever-increasing number of pet treats being recalled
due to mold, salmonella and other impurities and bacteria.
treadmills are the latest trend as pudgy pets fight the battle …
Here's something to keep in mind in the midst of this holiday season. I am sure we all have indoor and outdoor plants that we are not certain if they are dangerous to our pets or not. The holidays bring lots of new, beautiful, colorful plants into our homes and yards. I found this article which is well informed in regards to Poinsettias since they are so popular this time of year, as well as a link to a more in depth list of toxic plants near the bottom of the article. Thanks pet friends!
"A view of potentially poisonous plants from Dr. Michael Knight":
Poinsettias: Dr. Michael Knight, a veterinarian at the ASPCA’s National Poison Control Center in Urbania, Ill. Said: “Poinsettias have a history of being fairly toxic. More recently we’ve found that they are not what we consider life-threatening at all. Occasionally, we’ll get a call where a dog has eaten a large quantity of the poinsettia plant.
The dog will have some digestive upsets, vomiting and diarrhea—but I don’t t…
We know it's not over yet, but we are so excited to thank you for being supportive of the Az Pet Professionals! We have met some wonderful new pet friends and their pet parents! Thank you for trusting in our network group and our pet experts!
We've created a little video for you to watch thanking you all for a great 2012!