Dog Safety Archives

National Service Dog Eye Examination Month.

The American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists hosts this annual event when over 200 veterinary ophthalmologists donate their services to provide eye exams to service dogs in the US and Canada. If you have a pup you can always find one near you or you can set up an appointment at your local veterinarian. Set up and appointment Setting up an appointment is simple but arguably most important step. You can either call or email and then you just need to […]

May 4-10, 2015: Puppy Mill Action Week.

  Puppy Mills are a tragic reality for many dogs. By working with reputable breeders and shelters, you can help destroy puppy mills and give dogs better lives. Here are a few ways you can help stop puppy mills in your town and around the world. Keep your eyes open There are several signs of puppy mills you can watch out for. If you see signs saying the specific breed and the price on the road you can call the […]

Prevent Lyme Disease in Dogs Month.

Lyme Disease can be a painful, tiring, chronic illness that if not treated with caution can shorten the lifespan of your pooch. Luckily it is not only manageable but you can take action to actually prevent the disease. Here are a few tips on how to prevent contraction or deal with the illness if your dog has already been infected. Check up Always check your pup after they have been outside. It may have been four hours or 30 minutes. […]

May 3: National Specially Abled Pets Day

  Many pets, just like people, live with disabilities everyday. If you decide to adopt a pet that has low vision, is hard of hearing, or requires a wheelchair be sure you are able to care for them and their needs. This way you will have a pet that is comfortable and happy and you can truly enjoy the time you have together. If you’re unsure how to properly care for a pet that requires adjustments or modifications in their […]

National Pet ID Week

Pets Can Get Lost Many pets, indoor and outdoor, can get lost and find themselves far away from their families. Very few of them will ever find their way home and it is more likely that they will find themselves in the shelter system. While the shelter system is much better than living on the streets the best place for your pet is being home with you. This month take time to purchase a pet id for your furry friend […]

National Pet First Aid Awareness Month (Part 2)

We wanted to continue our post about first aid kits for your pets. Here are a few more ideas you may find useful! Hand sanitizer You may not have time to wash your hands before you begin bandaging up your pet. Make sure you have a bottle of hand sanitizer in your kit so you can quickly clean your hands and completely avoid contaminating the wound. Flashlight A flashlight can help you find a small shard of glass or any […]

National Pet First Aid Awareness Month (Part One)

Creating a first aid kit for your furry friend can help relieve stress and anxiety if/when your pooch or kitten gets hurt and needs some help. While you should always call your veterinarian if your pet is hurt you can help them by applying basic first aid. While a bandage or a quick cleaning may not seem important at the time, keeping the wound clean and safe can mean a world of difference down the road. With some education and […]

Responsible Pet Owner Month

Having a pet is a big responsibility with even bigger rewards. Pets love their owners unconditionally and will be endlessly loyal to you and your family. That being said your pet deserves the same respect. Be sure to properly care for your friend so they will be healthy and happy. Be sure to give your pet the best you can in food and give them plenty of exercise. With that, you will want to research your pet’s breed well to […]

National Train Your Dog Month

This month is national dog training month so we wanted to offer a few tips and tricks to help Fido figure out sit, stay, and fetch without all the stress that can come with it. What You Need Treats and treat bags are wonderful incentives for your dog to listen and obey. You do not need to invest in a whole box of Milk Bones, simply keep a bag of kibble on hand and give them small pieces as a […]

Walk Your Pet Month

This month is walk your pet month, here are a few tips and common mistakes you will want to avoid so you and your dog both enjoy the stroll. Tips Always take your cellphone on walks. I know it may seem like the least relaxing thing you can do while out on a walk but it is best if you or your pooch get hurt or if your pet runs away. Put it in your bag or pocket so it […]