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Best of Dog Safety

Best of Dog Safety

  • Protecting Paws from Hot Pavement

    Asphalt maybe should be called asp-hot! Did you know when the air temperature is outside is measured at 77 degrees, asphalt in the sun has been measured at 125 degrees, and jump up to 86 or 87 degrees outside, and asphalt can sizzle your skin (or your pet’s paws) at 135 to 143 degrees… and [...]

  • Summertime Pet Safety

    Summer is in full swing! or many of us, that means barbecues, cookouts, beach bonfires, and other outdoor affairs. But what’s a lot of fun for humans can present dangers to our pets, so before your next big backyard bash, add these pet-safety pointers from our friends at Petcentric.com to your pre-party checklist – it [...]

  • What To Do (And Not Do!) In A Dog Fight

    When a dog fight suddenly and surprisingly breaks out, it can be an incredibly frightening experience for humans and dogs alike. The sounds made, the teeth bared, the sheer speed by which dog fights usually happen – it’s all very unsettling. Although we don’t like to think about it, it’s important to remember that dog [...]

  • Fireworks are not Fido’s or Fluffy’s friend

    If you haven’t heard the message yet, now’s the time, and we’ll tell you why: Keep your pets inside so they’ll be safe this 4th of July! As our spokesperson Pia says on her blog today, “…even though fireworks are illegal in many places, there are invariably plenty of neighborhood patriots still lighting them off [...]

  • Emergency Preparedness and Your Pet

    No one likes to think of disaster striking or the need to plan ahead for emergencies, but when it comes to taking care of your animals in these unforeseen and unfortunate circumstances, it’s all about planning. It’s vital that we plan ahead of time to make sure that should this scary time come, we are ready to [...]

  • Fireworks & July 4th Pet Safety Tips

    It’s that time of year again! Fireworks are part of many celebrations, and are tons of fun for humans… but not so much for our furry family! July 4th especially can be a day of terror for our dogs and cats. At night the bangs and screeching of fireworks elevate your pets’ fight-or-flight drive. This [...]

  • Moving Long Distance with Your Pets

    Moving with your pets across town can be as easy as a trip to the vet, but what about across a longer distance? Really, it is not that much more difficult, especially if you plan ahead and know what to expect! Take it from me. Within a 6-year period I moved with my 40-pound adopted [...]

  • Dog Health and Safety Tips for Winter

    Our friends over at BarkBusters reminded us of some chilling facts about the dangers that cold winter weather can pose for our pets! They rightfully point out that: “Frostbite, hypothermia and even death are real dangers to your dog as the snow piles up and the mercury drops” below 32 degrees Fahrenheit. Most dogs’ coats [...]

  • Flying with Your Pets

    Road trips with your pets can be lots of fun! But traveling with your pet in the cabin or as cargo on an airplane is one of the most stressful and potentially dangerous ways you can travel with your pet. How can you make the experience as safe and enjoyable for you and them as [...]

  • Christmas Tree and Holiday safety for pets

    When the weather outside is frightful… is a Christmas tree inside so delightful? Not for your pets unless you understand the hidden dangers that Christmas Trees can hold for pets! Pine trees and pine needles can be toxic if ingested, but even more commonly pets – especially cats – seem to be fascinated by the [...]

 
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