Flower with a wasp on it.

Bees, Wasps, Stings and your Pet

Dogs are curious creatures. They love to run and chase things including bees and wasps. Outdoor cats will stalk an insect for ages, and then pounce and try and play with it. And both species can accidentally contact a stinging insect, in the same way that humans can. In almost every case, the reaction of…

German shepherd drinking water from metal bowl

Puppy, it’s Hot Outside!

As we all know, gets a number of heat waves every summer that make life uncomfortable for both pets and people. It’s extremely important to take measures to protect both dogs and cats from the dangers of high temperatures. Neither dogs or cats sweat to cool themselves off–they pant, getting rid of the excess heat…

Young skunk in the grass.

Spring Things: Skunks and Anti-freeze

Even though the weather isn’t co-operating, spring really is here. We wanted to remind you about a couple of potential pet hazards that come with the season. Skunks You and your dog are out and about more, and so are skunks.  To lower the chances of a dog vs. skunk encounter, avoid letting your pooch…

Happy Dog looking at camera with a Santa Hat on.

Pet Tips for a Happy Holiday!

‘Tis the Season! We at Blue Cross Animal Hospital wish you and your family a happy and safe holiday season. To help make sure your cats and dogs enjoy the holiday as much as you do, we’ve gathered together a few tips on keeping your pet safe during this hectic time. We hope you won’t…