Dear Tabby, I heard about a dog recently who died after going on a 4 mile walk in Arizona, in the extreme heat. I try to walk my dog only in either the early mornings or late in the evening, but sometimes, a mid-day walk is all I can fit into my schedule. I know it’s terribly hot outside to me, but how does this heat affect my dog? Sweating in Shepherd Park … [Read more...] about How hot is too hot for a walk?
Dear Tabby, Hurricane season is beginning and I’m curious to know what I should be doing to ensure the safety of my cat and dog in the event of a storm threatening Houston this year. Hurricane prepared in The Heights Dear Hurricane Prepared, Hurricane season officially begins June 1 and goes through November 30. While there is lots of information available to … [Read more...] about Are Your Pets Hurricane-Prepared?
Dear Tabby, We’re planning our summer vacation and are considering boarding our dog while we’re away. Is this a safe option and how should we find a kennel that is a good fit for our dog? Wanderlust in Woodland Heights Dear Wanderlust, Summer is the most popular time of the year for people to travel. With these fun travel plans comes the age-old question: “What … [Read more...] about Is boarding Fido the best option?
Dear Tabby, We’re hosting a big Memorial Day party at our house this year. Our new dog, as well as our friends’ dogs will all be in attendance. What do we need to do to ensure the safety of the pets on Memorial Day? Ready to party in Shepherd Park Plaza Dear Ready to Party, Memorial Day is the unofficial start to summer. As you well know, with summer comes the … [Read more...] about Memorial Day party safety for your pets
Dear Tabby, Should we get our older dog microchipped? I’m concerned that it could cause more harm than good--what’s even in those things? Also, he doesn’t go far from home, so I don’t feel the need to track him. Please advise if we should get him chipped and what the advantages are. To chip or not to chip in Cottage Grove Dear Chip, The month of May just so happens to be … [Read more...] about Does it make sense to microchip a mature mutt?