The good folks at PetPlan Insurance provided this handy chart to help you know when it’s safe for your dog to be out in the cold weather. Remember, you also have to take into account wind chill, fur thickness, and the general health of your dog.
I 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 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!
August 15th is the day all pet families are encouraged to check their microchips to make sure all information is up to date.A microchip can mean the difference between reuniting with your lost or stolen pet and never seeing them again. Startlingly enough, only 58% of pets’ microchips are linked to the correct owner information. Continue reading Check the Chip Day is Coming!→
As 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).
Yes, summer is winding down and the kids are heading back to school, but there are still many warm days left for most of us, so I’m posting this reminder again. Never, ever leave your dog in the car, even if you think you’ll only be gone “for a minute.”
According 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.
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. Continue reading Keep Your Dog Safe on 4th of July→
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