Hashtag Isn’t a Pet Name, but We Do Follow the Most Famous Instagram Pets

Fast dogPhoto sharing is one of the best opportunities online to be creative, and Instagram encourages users to view, like, publish, tag, and share their personal favorites. With more than 400 million accounts, the ones we like the best, of course, are those that focus on a single pet or multiple pets. To be sure, Instagram pets spread joy and this form of “micro-micro-blogging” can be a fascinating way to spend a few moments.

With so many accounts to sift through, The Pet Experts at Wheaton Animal Hospital have made it easy for you to click and follow our recommendations for the most adorable, clever Instagram pets around the world. Enjoy!

All About the Image

We can recall images about 1.5 times more often than words we read. This is why loads of brands like Victoria’s Secret and Nike use Instagram to connect with consumers. But, pet lovers are mostly interested in connecting with other deeply involved pet owners, with the intention to celebrate animals. It’s no wonder why the Dogs of Instagram and the Cats of Instagram accounts are so immensely popular, with 3.5 million and 7.1 million users, respectively.

Continue…

Protecting Your Pet From Ice Melt Toxicity

Young dog acting shy in the parkIce melt toxicity is a very real concern, not only for those with small children but also people with pets. Ice melt (deicers) are used to melt snow and ice on roads, walkways, driveways, and other areas to prevent accidents. Unfortunately, despite its good intention, ice melt can have dire consequences for pets.

With winter looming on the horizon, The Pet Experts at Wheaton Animal Hospital want to help all owners avoid a potentially fatal accident this season.

What is Ice Melt Toxicity?

Unless otherwise labeled as a pet-safe alternative (and even those aren’t entirely safe), most ice melting products contain a noxious cocktail of ingredients. This includes sodium chloride (rock salt), potassium chloride, magnesium chloride, calcium chloride, and sometimes urea.

Continue…