Too Late for Pet Costumes? Never!

pet costumesAlthough Halloween only comes around once a year, you may discover there are other opportunities to play dress up with your pet. New Year’s, Valentine’s Day, Easter, and the Fourth of July are just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to opportunities for your four-legged friend to strut their stuff.

On the other hand, some animals may need all 365 days to get used to next year’s costume. Don’t let another October 31st come around without preparing your pet for the main event of the year. Pet costumes make a big impact on a crowd, but they come with their own list of safety precautions.


With the Autumn Breeze Comes Fall Pet Safety Concerns

fall pet safetyWith its crisp air, cool breezes, and colorful leaves, people and pets alike can find much to love about fall. While we may be enjoying the changing season, it’s important to keep in mind the many dangers that autumn can present to our furry friends. Household toxins, cooling temperatures, and an approaching holiday season aren’t without their risks, making fall pet safety an important consideration for pet owners everywhere.


Pet Safety Tips for the Dogs Days of Summer

Summertime in California can be one of the most enjoyable times of year for outdoor fun – and plenty of pet owners are gearing up for recreation with their four-legged friends. Whether your plans include time on the water, hitting the trails, or simply relaxing on the deck, summer can also present some unique challenges for our furriest of friends.

To make this summer with your pet the best one yet, your friends at Millbrae Pet Hospital have a few pet safety tips to keep in mind.

Hot Dog! Heat Related Dangers

Helping your pet stay cool and comfortable is one of the primary objectives of warm weather pet care. Pets are particularly susceptible to heatstroke and heat stress because they do not sweat like we do. Their primary means of staying cool is through panting and staying out of the sun.  Young pets, seniors, those who are ill, and brachycephalic breeds are at greater risk of heatstroke.