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It's Daylight Saving Time: Safety & Health Tips for Your Pet

Gibson's checking the clock. He knows it's meal time! With the arrival of Daylight Saving Time, it's important to keep in mind that while we Hu-family members think we can get an extra hour of sleep, our canine pals don't really care about that - their internal clocks are what drives them. So if they are used to going out at 5 AM, they will most likely be getting you up at 4 AM (like one of mine did) because to them, it's really 5 AM! Here are several helpful safety tips that we should all do/check when we turn back the clocks: If your pets are on specifically timed medications, i.e. seizure meds (like our boy Gibson), at least for the first day of the new time change, stagger the dosage times. If your pet typically takes his medications at 8 AM and 7 PM, for today, give the AM dosage at the new fall-back time of 7:30 (true time would be 8:30, a half hour later than usual), and give the 7 PM dosage at 6:30 (true time would be 7:30). That way, while their intern