Category Archives: Dog Safety

Vehicle Safety

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Traveling for the holidays? If you’re taking your dog, it’s important that you follow some basic safety rules to keep your pet safe on the road.

First and foremost, restrain your dog whenever the vehicle is in motion. You wouldn’t let your kids ride without being buckled in, so why would you put your dog at the same risk? Crates are a great way to keep your dog contained and out of your way while you’re trying to concentrate on the road, but for long trips, that may seem a little cruel. Another option is to tether your dog with a seatbelt. It keeps the dog out of your personal space and prevents ejections in case of a wreck. Continue reading Vehicle Safety

Low Income Pet Resource Center in Los Angeles

DDRDesmond Tutu has been quoted as saying, “There comes a point where we need to stop just pulling people out of the river. We need to go upstream and find out why they’re falling in.”

Downtown Dog Rescue in Los Angeles has done just that, opening a Pet Resource Center in a low income area to address the reasons why the poor surrender their dogs to shelters at such a high rate. Continue reading Low Income Pet Resource Center in Los Angeles

Dog-Friendly OTC Meds

Unsure which over-the-counter medications are safe for your dog? Check out this handy chart. I’m not sure who made it, but I found it on Facebook. If it’s yours, please let me know so I can give proper credit.

UPDATE 09/20/19: I received a comment on this post, referencing a study on the danger of loperamide for Collies. I was unable to pull up the article to review it, but I will say this: our blog is never meant to replace advice from your veterinarian. It’s always a good idea to ask the vet before giving any medications to your dog because there may be breed-specific concerns or interactions with medications your dog is already taken.

OTC Dog Meds

Until next time,
Good day, and good dog!

Shelter Sunday: South Bend’s San-Mar Kennel Fails Inspection

San-Mar Kennels in South Bend has been ordered to move its animals due to a failed inspection. However, the kennel is appealing the decision, so the fate of these animals is still up in the air.

Either way, these dogs deserve better. #AdoptDontShop

We’ll be watching to see how this one turns out.

Until next time,
Good day, and good dog!