Our pets face many dangers that are at least somewhat seasonal and are more common at certain times of the year in Broken Arrow. We always like to bring these to your attention to help you keep your pets safe and healthy. Ever wonder if cats face extra dangers in summer? Dr. Marty Becker recently pondered this question and came up with some dangers that seem to always peak in summer. Cat lovers please take note.
In my years as a veterinarian, I’ve given a lot of advice — in print, online, over the airwaves and on national TV and, yes, in person. Do this, not that. Avoid this, choose that. I’ve seen my colleagues do the same, over exam room tables, at conferences and in various forms of media.
The other day, though, it struck me: Most of the advice we share is specific to dogs. I guess that makes sense — after all, dogs hit the road with us, on everything from walks around the block to cross-country tours. We take them out in all kinds of weather, so we have to worry about icy paws and overheating. We share our food with them, constantly. And we’re always noticing things about their behavior that we want — or need — to fix.