Category: Pet Safety

Ultimate Guide to a Memorable Road Trip with Your Dog

      For many dog owners, hitting the road with their furry companions is an exciting adventure. Whether it’s a short trip to the dog park or a cross-country journey, ensuring your pet’s safety during travel is paramount. Traveling with dogs requires some preparation and consideration, especially when it comes to road safety. If…

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…

Tips for a safe Thanksgiving with your Pets

  Thanksgiving Is a Special Time of Year to Gather with Friends and Family and share a Feast of Foods. This can include family pets with some precautionary tips. What you need to know to keep your pets safe! Sadly, Thanksgiving can also mean an increase in emergency vet visits due to unsafe human food…

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…

Potty Training a Puppy- pee haw!

    The word “puppy” has no clear origin yet likely to have come from the French word poupee meaning “doll” or “toy.”  Poupee is pronounced “poo-pay.” And there’s hidden meaning there! Most puppy owners are poo-payed at the end of the day, chasing their young charges around constantly, especially during early house-training months. House training a puppy takes determination…

Counter-surfing dogs and tips to curb the crave!

  Most dogs can’t resist the lure of something yummy left on the kitchen counter. If given the opportunity to nab it, you bet it’s a robbery about to happen.  Obviously, if you know your dog is prone to thievery, you clear the countertops of every bread crumb before you exit the kitchen. Yet if…

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…

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…

Pet Care Tips for Fall Weather

  Following a hot, dry summer, the beginning of fall is welcome!  As you prepare for seasonal changes, keep the following in mind to ensure safe pet care. Colder weather has many effects on our pets. They need to eat more to regulate body heat and offset what is (hopefully) increased exercise as you walk…

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…