Pet Care and Safety

12 Spring Flowers That are Toxic to Pets

If you suspect your pet may have ingested a potentially toxic substance, call animal poison control at 888-426-4435 or contact your local veterinarian as soon as possible. Note: This is not a complete list and flowers can vary in color and size. Check here for a complete list of plants that are poisonous to cats and dogs.  

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How to Trim Your Cat’s Nails

Berkeley Humane’s Dr. Crystal Heath and her sidekick Austin the cat, demonstrate how to trim your cat’s nails and how to make it an enjoyable bonding experience for the both of you! Keep it positive! Make sure your kitty is comfortable with handling. If they are purring, then now is

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How to Give Your Cat a Pill

Dr. Crystal Heath demonstrates how easy it can be to give your cat a pill and why getting them used to being handled around the mouth and ears is a good thing! Sit comfortably on the ground and place your cat in front of you Start with a yummy treat

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photo of owner holding aged terminal pet dog

End of Life / Euthanasia Service for Pets

As our beloved pets age or become ill, there may come a time when their suffering outweighs their joy for life. If your pet can no longer live with dignity and without pain, you may consider euthanasia. Euthanasia is the humane act of allowing your pet to pass peacefully and

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Cat Safety: Why they Should Wear Collars and ID Tags

Carly, Pet Program Manager at Berkeley Humane explains in this video why it’s important to have proper ID tags for your indoor and outdoor cat! Dog and cat collars serve different purposes. In addition to holding their tags, a dog’s collar needs to fit properly to support a leash so

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How to Set Up Your Home to Be a Cat Wonderland!

When you adopt a kitten or cat from Berkeley Humane, we always recommend they are kept indoors.  Not only will they have a longer life, but they will be healthier and safe from the many dangers the great outdoors can pose to a curious kitty.  Outdoors, cats can be lost or stolen, and even if they make it home, they can experience hazards like overexposure

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