Category Archives: Pet-Friendly Holidays

Holiday Pet Safety Tips Your Family Can Rely On

Between seasonal decor, changes in routine, and unexpected guests, the holiday season can be hazardous for curious pets. While dedicated and responsible pet owners strive to create a pet-friendly (if not pet-centric) home environment year-round, it’s important to focus on pet safety during the last few weeks of the year. With our holiday pet safety tactics in place, you can rest assured that you’ll be ringing in the new year with your healthy and happy pet by your side.

Keepin’ it Real

Due to your pet’s steadfast habits, you may already know that he or she is a creature of habit. Meals, bathroom breaks, bedtimes, and walks around the block can be predicted down to the minute, and your pet’s happiness largely depends on anticipating what comes next. Continue reading

Giving Thanks for Our Wonderful Pet Companions

Traditional Stuffed Turkey Holiday Dinner with Vegetables and Pumpkin PieThanksgiving is a time of gratitude – gratitude for all the wonderful moments, comforts, memories, and loved ones. So, naturally, this is the perfect time to also reflect on the many ways our pet companions add joy and meaning to our lives. That’s why the team at Pet Medical Center – Chatoak have compiled some of the reasons pets are so important to us.

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Top 5 Countdown of 2015


kittens jump out of a plastic box for transport on a white backgIt’s been a fantastic year with a wonderful cast, but as any story goes, a chapter must change. The year is up and that story sets a new stage for the next revolution around the sun upon this rock hurtling through space.

We have had amazing success with reaching many of our friends and their furry supporting actors in our blog articles. A new year directs us to review the top 5 articles for 2015. Continue reading

Enjoy the Spookiest Night of the Year with Your Dog

Halloween party dogHalloween is one of the most popular holidays, and what’s not to love? Candy corn, jack-o’-lanterns, costume parties, and shouts of “trick-or-treat” throughout the neighborhood make for a fun time of year.

As a pet owner, you may also enjoy including your dog in the festivities. After all, most canines are sociable and love to be the center of attention.


From costume parades to at-home parties, keep pet safety in your bag of tricks with some of the following tips.

Keep Halloween Safe for Your Dog

Giant bags of assorted chocolate? Check. Candles for the pumpkins? Check. Glow sticks?…Hold up! While it’s fun to think about all the accoutrements you’ll need for the big night, have you asked yourself how safe these items are for your dog? Continue reading

Five Simple Tips for Halloween Pet Safety

iStock_000013625143_MediumHalloween is a time for spooky stories, treat-or-treating, and ghoulish costumes; but it can also be a spooky time for pets, too, especially when we are not prepared. With Halloween’s delicious treats and candy snacks lying around in bowls and bags, it’s no wonder the week leading up to Halloween is one of the busiest times of year for the Pet Poison Helpline and veterinary clinics.

While potential poisoning is a major concern, there are numerous other risks associated with the holiday – from simply being too distracted and leaving our pet unsupervised, to the stress of frequent noise and strangers at the door. Continue reading