For outdoorsy dog lovers, hiking with a canine companion is the perfect way to spend a weekend. Its a great way to bond with your pup, but there are plenty of hidden dangers to consider before venturing into the back country together.
April is National Pet First Aid Awareness Month–a month we dedicate to teaching fellow pet parents about providing emergency care to their animals. Here are some facts that will help you prepare to give your pet first aid in an emergency.
Looking for a little romance on Valentine’s Day? Make sure and look out for your pet’s safety, too, as items that show affection can be deadly for dogs and cats. Here are some tips for keeping furry family members safe on this holiday.
When you have a party on Super Bowl Sunday, make sure your dog stays safe while you enjoy the game, food, and drinks. Here are a few tips that can help you celebrate while keeping your pup out of harm’s way.
Over half of recorded dog bite cases involve children, and 77 percent of the biting dogs are owned by friends, family, or relatives. Teaching kids to understand dog body language can go a long way in reducing bites.
Your yard and gardens are wonderful for relaxing, playing and entertaining. However, they can also be dangerous for your pets. Follow these top safety tips to keep your furry friends happy and healthy when they go outside.
Here are some helpful Christmas safety tips for owners of dogs and cats, including how to be safe around the tree, lights, decorations, and floral arrangements.
The family feast can be a lot of fun for everyone, but it can also be dangerous for our dogs. That’s why it’s so important to remind ourselves of some basic Thanksgiving safety tips.
Five important tips all cat and dog owners should keep in mind this Thanksgiving holiday, including how to keep them away from human food and dealing with visitors and strangers.
What would you do if your best friend got lost? Here’s the skinny on those little microchip doo-dads.
Would you know what to do if your dog was choking? What if he was hit by a car or collapsed on a walk? What you do, or don’t do at that critical time will make a difference…
A store in Germany knows that dogs love a good car ride but that it's too dangerous to leave them in the car so they've created the first ever doggie parking station!
A seven-foot alligator attacked the dog and was dragging it into a pond. Without thinking, Lori leaped into action, ran into the water, and grabbed the gator’s tail.
In the future buckling up your pup will be as common as putting your own seat belt on. We protect the things we hold dear and nothing is dearer than…
Pet theft is one reason dogs and cats seemingly vanish from their owners; here are some ways to protect you and your beloved four-legged friends from this awful trend.
Of the seven dog harnesses tested for the Center for Pet Safety’s simulated car-crash study, only one was called a “top performer” — the other six had serious performance flaws.
On a frigid February day, a Minnesota firefighter and his family put Bart, their 13-year-old German Shorthaired Pointer, in the laundry room of their home before leaving to run errands. Bart normally spent his time outdoors, but because of his age and the blizzard-like conditions, they thought he would be safer and more comfortable indoors.During […]
In late November, Calmar, Iowa resident Candi Nelson experienced a tragedy no dog owner should ever have to go through — and that every dog owner needs to hear.Nelson and her 2-year-old Weimaraner, Skylar, were taking a walk on their neighbor’s rural property when Skylar was snagged in a hunting snare.Terrified, Nelson worked at freeing […]
This article courtesy of Dr. Patrick Mahaney. With Halloween and Thanksgiving behind us (see Top 5 Halloween Pet Safety Tips and Thanksgiving Holiday Pet Safety Tips), the fall-winter holiday season forges forward with the festivities of Hanukkah, Christmas and New Year’s Eve. As we decorate our dwellings for these celebrations, keep in mind that festive […]
Puppies are particularly responsive to experiences during the first 20 weeks of their life. This is a time when they are most apt to readily absorb information (in this case, positive information provided through thoughtful and controlled socialization and habituation). They are also less likely than an adult dog to have had previous unpleasant experiences […]