A Guide to Natural Disaster Preparedness for Pets

Natural disasters, such as hurricanes, tornadoes, and earthquakes, are an inevitable part of life, yet they seem to be more common throughout the age of climate change. Most of us have been subject to at least one form of a natural disaster, and will often remember how frightening and chaotic it is when you’re in the midst of it. 

If you are a pet owner, a natural disaster can add even more complexity to how to respond. The goal of your friends at Wellesley-Natick Veterinary Hospital is to help you prepare for such an occurrence. Through this simple guide to natural preparedness for pets, we hope you will feel better equipped to protect your furry one.

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Tinsel and Trees and Tidings, Oh My! Holiday Pet Safety

Holiday pet safety can help prevent a pet emergency

Along with spending time with family and friends, we are sure you’re including your best fur pal in some of the festivities. After all, tis the season to enjoy all the wonder and gratitude that the winter holidays can bring!

But holiday time can also pose risks for our pets. Planning and awareness are key to ensuring a happy, healthy holiday season with pets. With that in mind, Wellesley-Natick Veterinary Hospital shares our best practices when in comes to holiday pet safety.

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Good or Bad? The Effects of Essential Oils on Pets

The Effects of Essential Oils on Pets is a Matter of Pet Safety

The concept of aromatherapy centers on the use of plants and their oils to improve mental and physical well being. While this sounds pretty nice for use in the home, the effects of essential oils on pets can be dangerous to their health. To address the recent questions we’ve received about “safe” oils, we offer the following guidelines to protect your precious pet.

For Us, Not Them

Essential oils have earned a solid reputation among people who suffer from stress or anxiety, but they’re also popular to help increase energy and focus. Although they aren’t necessarily part of conventional western medicine, essential oils may help people in their day-to-day lives.

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