Halloween Safety Tips

Halloween Safety Tips

Don’t feed your pets Halloween candy, especially if it contains chocolate or xylitol (a common sugar substitute found in sugar-free candies and gum); Make sure your pet is properly identified (microchip, collar and ID tag) in case s/he escapes through the open...
Canine Influenza Facts

Canine Influenza Facts

Here are some key facts and answers about canine influenza. As of now, The Grand Paw, is not requiring the vaccine but we highly recommend it. How new is canine influenza, really? How did it develop? How is it spread? How do veterinarians treat it? And, are there a...
Fire Safety for Pets

Fire Safety for Pets

With the Northern and Southern California wildfires still ablaze we wanted to make sure everyone knows how important it is to be prepared if such an event happened at your home or near you. With many people being evacuated from their homes it is always good to have a...
Keeping Your Dog Safe in Summer

Keeping Your Dog Safe in Summer

Summer is in full swing and the temperatures outside are unbearable. We as humans are lucky to be able to go inside and out whenever we want. We also have the luxury of turning on the AC unit or a fan. Our dogs and cats unfortunately can only show us signs that they...
Holiday Nerves

Holiday Nerves

The Holiday Season is here and many dog owners will be dropping off at a family, friends or boarding kennel. If you are one of these traveling parents, Patricia McConnell, PhD, a certififed Applied Animal Behaviorist and a world renowned expert in human and animal...
Disaster Plans for your Pet

Disaster Plans for your Pet

We are currently seeing how powerful and scary Mother Nature is, so we must remember to have a plan for our furry family members. Living in the Coachella Valley we are all aware of the chance an earthquake can hit at any time. Being prepared can make the difference...