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Saturday Survey: Keeping Your Dog Safe

rp_Saturday-Survey-Graphic-350x2331-350x233-350x233-350x2331-350x233-350x233.jpgI posted earlier this week about a key tag you can get that says your pet is home alone so someone will check on the animal if something should happen to you. Great idea, and one of many ways you can help keep your dog safe. What measures have you taken as a responsible dog owner?

What have you done to keep your dog safe?

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Until next time,
Good day, and good dog!

Pets Home Alone

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Home Alone wallet card

What happens to your pets if you have (God forbid) a car accident or heart attack or some other problem while the animals are home alone? This can be a big concern to people who live alone, but for their pets. That’s what makes these products from Pet Care Card such a great idea.

Attach one card to your key ring and put the other in your wallet, and you can be sure someone will keep your dog from starving to death if something happens to you.

Someone had their thinking cap on when they came up with this!

Until next time,
Good day, and good dog!

Reminder: Today is Check the Chip Day


This short video from the AKC reminds you how important it is to
(a) have your pet microchipped and
(b) make sure your information is up to date with the chip registry.

Today, August 15th, has been set aside as Check the Chip day to remind all of us to take care of these important responsibilities. Do it now, before you forget!

Until next time,
Good day, and good dog!

October: Fire Prevention Month

Pet Alert StickerAs you probably already know, October is Fire Prevention Month. When you are making your family’s escape plan, don’t forget to include your pets. If you can safely take them with you when you’re evacuating, obviously that’s the first choice, but you should never go back in to get them if you can’t find them on the way out.

Consider getting a window cling that alerts firefighters to the presence of animals in your home. I did a quick search and found a 2-pack of stickers at Petco.com for $1.99 (Pictured here).

Stay safe!

Until next time,
Good day, and good dog!

Tuesday Top Ten: Things Your Dog is Thinking on Halloween

shutterstock_189056243It’s almost here! The night of goblins and ghosties! It might seem like a great idea to dress your dog up and take him on the rounds with you when your kids go trick-r-treating or invite him to your house party, but let’s stop for a minute and look at it from your dog’s point of view.
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Keep Your Dog Safe from Kidnappers

shutterstock_135827198According to the American Kennel Club, dog-nappings are on the rise. Over 600 dogs were stolen in 2013, a 33% increase over 2012. In 2014, the breeds most often kidnapped are pit bulls and pit mixes, Yorkies, Chihuahuas, Rottweilers, German shepherds, bulldogs and Shih Tzus. Much like with human kidnapping, the crime is often based in greed. You will get a ransom call saying that your dog will be returned when you pony up some money.

What can you do to keep your dog safe?
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Keep Your Dog Safe on 4th of July

While fireworks and food are a major part of Independence Day festivities, they may not be much fun for your dog. With all of the loud noises and disruption in his routine, your four-legged friend could end up getting sick – or worse, lost. According to AKC Reunite, the AKC’s pet ID and recovery service, they had 65% more recoveries last July 4-6 compared to the same time period of the prior week (Thursday through Saturday).To help keep this Fourth of July happy and safe for your dog, the American Kennel Club (AKC®) offers the following tips.
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