Safety of Retractable Leashes
It was three years ago this month that a small dog was run over in a nearby parking lot and killed. Making the tragedy worse, an extended family member was walking the dog while the owner was on vacation. The exact circumstances are still some what sketchy (it was a parking lot in daylight after all) but what is known is that the leash used was retractable.full article »
published on February 4 2017 Category: general - Tags: leashes, leads
On Sale But Is It Safe: Cosequin Double Strength Plus MSM Joint Healh Dog Supplement
Today IMPS takes a look at a 50% off item at Petco, Cosequin Double Strength Plus MSM Joint Health Dog Supplement (nothing like a short, catchy name!) Is this supplement safe to give your pet? Is it worth your money?full article »
published on January 25 2017 Category: sale - Tags: glucosamine, arthritis
Thoughts on the Mars Purchase of VCA Inc.
IMPS was a bit under the weather the past few weeks, but is bouncing back now and ready for a productive 2017.
News came out two days ago that Mars (the candy people) are buying VCA Inc. VCA (Veterinary Centres of America) is a chain of about 800 animal hospitals across the United States and Canada and began as one location in Los Angeles in 1987. Is this a good thing?full article »
published on January 11 2017 Categories: medical, news - Tags: VCA, Mars, Banfield, hospitals
Cold Weather Hypothermia
Many pet parents only associate hypothermia with seasonal swimming in cool water, say a lake or the ocean. Though that is the classic scenario, hypothermia can and does occur in the winter months and not necessarily in the water. As we enter the winter months, IMPS would like all pet parents to pay close attention for the symptoms of hypothermia and to know what to do for their pet.full article »
published on December 17 2016 Categories: general, medical