There’s no question that plants impact our lives. Whether we eat them, grow them on windowsills, or offer them as gifts, plants and people are closely entwined. But unfortunately, plants and pets don’t always mix.
This is true for the flowering plants in garden beds, or blooms that fill bouquets, but it’s equally important to learn about the use of essential oils around pets.
The Essence of Plants
Volatile aromatic compounds are responsible for creating the unique fragrances of specific fruits, plants or flowers. Beyond simply smelling good, these scents are generated by plants to ensure their growth or survival. These scents can protect the plants from pests, attract animals to spread their seeds, and can even stimulate healing from an infection or injury.Continue…
Pet owners are particularly astute when it comes to the many dangers associated with heat and hot weather. Would it surprise you to know that pets face similar risks when it’s cold, wet, and freezing outside? Frostbite, hypothermia, and paw injuries tend to top the list, but other seasonal dangers make it absolutely critical to practice the following tips for winter pet safety.Continue…
Fireworks, backyard BBQs, and other 4th of July festivities can be great fun for people, but they can be scary or even dangerous for our pets. Whether you’re planning your own Fourth of July celebration or going elsewhere, it’s important to take steps before, during, and after the holiday to ensure your pet’s safety.
They’re creepy. They’re crawly. They have the potential to infect our pets with dangerous diseases. In case you didn’t know, we’re talking about parasites, specifically fleas, ticks, and mosquitoes that carry heartworm. As spring bursts into bloom, pet parasite prevention becomes more important than ever. The team at Mobile Vet MD has the tools you need to keep your pet safe all year long.