Category Archives: Dog Safety

Tragic Ending to the Search for Bear and Leo

Bear LeoIf you spend much time on social media and are anywhere near Northeastern Ohio, you may have had Bear and Leo show up on your timeline. The two Bernese Mountain Dogs were thought to be stolen, and the heartbroken family searched and posted pictures for weeks, hoping someone might have information on their beloved family members. Continue reading Tragic Ending to the Search for Bear and Leo

Live PD Shows Dog Rescue from Icy Pond

It’s that time of year again. Please keep close track of your dog if you live near water which may not be completely frozen. Kudos to the first responders in Franklin County (Columbus), Ohio for rescuing this dog, and to #LivePD on A&E for showing it. The video was rebroadcast on 10TV, and the Hilliard MedVet Facebook page featured the dog. Continue reading Live PD Shows Dog Rescue from Icy Pond

Fire Safety

Pet Alert StickerOctober 7 – 13 is Fire Prevention Week. Do you have an escape plan for your family? Does it include your dog? Experts say you should be able to identify two routes of escape from each room in your home, and you should practice your plan monthly, particularly if you have children. If you’re counting on rope ladders to get out of your second story bedrooms, consider how you will get your dog out. Continue reading Fire Safety

Pet Leasing Industry Sued

On Monday, the Animal Legal Defense Fund and the Humane Society of the United States sent a complaint to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) urging it to investigate the harmful pet leasing industry for deceiving consumers. The complaint asks the FTC to investigate Wags Lending and associated pet stores for deceptive practices that lead consumers into signing leases for pets they believe they are purchasing. The complaint also asks the FTC to investigate the practices of Monterey Financial Services, which collects lease payments from Wags Lending’s customers. Continue reading Pet Leasing Industry Sued

Can You Break In to Take a Dog Out of a Hot Car?

Bored Dog In A Car WindowFrom the Animal Legal Defense Fund:

Only 12 states — Arizona, California, Colorado, Indiana, Kansas, Massachusetts, Wisconsin, Florida, Ohio, Vermont, Oregon and Tennessee — allow “good Samaritans” to break a car window to save an animal.

Almost all of those states require “good Samaritans” to contact law enforcement before breaking into the car. Continue reading Can You Break In to Take a Dog Out of a Hot Car?

Dog Bite Prevention Week

Vicious DogThis week has been designated as Dog Bite Prevention Week, with the aim of making people more aware of how they can keep themselves from getting bitten and how they can reduce the chance their dog will bite someone. Here are some tips from the American Veterinary Medicine Association:

Socialization
Socialization is a good way to help prevent your dog from biting. Socializing your pet helps your dog feel at ease in different situations. By introducing your dog to people and other animals while it’s a puppy, it feels more comfortable in different situations as it gets older. It’s also important to use a leash in public to make sure that you are able to control your dog. Continue reading Dog Bite Prevention Week