Category: Pet Safety

Tips to keep your Pets safe during 4th of July

With 4th of July approaching and backyard barbecues and fireworks to enjoy, please remember that pets may not appreciate the fanfare as much as we do! July 5th is the busiest day of the year for animal shelters. In fact, dog shelters report a 30 – 60% increase in lost pets each year between July…

Tips for a safe Thanksgiving with your Pets

    Thanksgiving is a special time of year to gather with friends and family to celebrate with a feast of traditional foods. Sharing this festive holiday includes family pets as well. Sadly, Thanksgiving also means an increase in emergency vet visits due to unsafe human food that dogs or cats might inadvertently consume. Dogs…

Safety Tips for a Fang-tastic Halloween!

    As Halloween approaches and you prepare for the thrill of trick-or-treat, be mindful of a dog or cat’s reaction to the hubris. If your dog is used to seeing you and your kids in costumes, then it may not be a big deal when you deck out as “Darth Vader” and suddenly appear…

Tips to keep Fido cool and safe in the Summer

Dog Days of Summer   When someone refers to the Dog Days of Summer, they are actually referencing the hottest time of the year, typically July 3-August 11.  The phrase has its origins from the Greeks and Romans when the Sirius “Dog Star” appeared to rise before the sun in late July. Sirius, the Dog…

How to safely travel with pets – Tips for Pet Owners on the Go

This in-depth pet travel guide is in collaboration with Evelin Weiss at Overlandsite.com.  Evelin and her dog Mazli are travel and overland enthusiasts. With the growing popularity of exploring the outdoors through adventure travel, we encourage you to find safe and fun ways to include your pets. Traveling can be hectic, especially if you are…

Holiday Safety Tips for Pets

  The holiday season marks the end of the year and fresh beginnings, with all the joys of gift giving and festive, family celebrations. Your pets are family too and should also benefit by the added gaiety of the holiday spirit. As you prepare your home for the holidays, please keep in mind that not…

Fall and Holiday Hazards for Pet Owners

  The onset of fall and holiday preparations brings a welcome change, albeit with some precautions where our pets are concerned. Things to keep in mind for your pet’s safety this fall and holiday season: As you reshape outdoor lawn and gardens, know that compost piles are not safe for pets. They grow toxic molds…

Planning a Safe Road Trip with Dogs

  Thinking of taking a road trip with your dog? Driving cross country with your dog(s) can be a fun way to see the sights and include your companion in the fun. Helpful tips to keep in mind: SAFETY Hopefully, your dog is used to riding in the car. If not, start in advance and…

Summer Safety Tips for Pet Owners – Staying Canine Cool

    Summer is here and as we slowly emerge from indoor hibernation, we can look forward to longer days, warmer temperatures and increased outdoor activities and vacations with friends and family, including our 4-legged companions. The family dog benefited most by increased daily walks and more at-home human companionship in the past few months,…

How to Pick the Right Bone for your Dog

    Chew bones are engaging for all dogs who love to chew and allows them to release their “inner wolf” when it comes to this instinctive behavior. Think about it…in the wild, every bit of the kill is devoured including the meat left on the bones. Once satiated, the bone is buried to be…