National Disaster Preparedness Month.

  Led by FEMA’s Ready Campaign, Citizen Corps and The Advertising Council, this effort encourages individuals, families, businesses and communities to work together and take action to prepare for emergencies. Your family’s safety is of the utmost importance during a disaster. Be sure to include your pup or kitten when…

Aug. 15: National Check the Chip Day.

AVMA and the American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA) joined together to create “Check the Chip Day.” This is a day you update all the information on your pup’s chip. This is a really great way to keep your pup safe even if they run away. Updating your dog’s chip is…

July 15: National Pet Fire Safety Day.

  Pet Fire Safety Day is sponsored by the The National Volunteer Fire Council (NVFC), ADT Security Services and the American Kennel Club® (AKC) and encourages people to have a plan to get your dog to safety and help them after the fire. We wanted to give you a few…

Mid-June: Animal Rights Awareness Week

A Bit of History Many have fought for animal rights since ancient Greece. Some of Aristotle’s students were actually vegetarians and Rousseau and Descartes discussed the importance of respecting other species, especially cattle and laboring animals. As time went on laws were passed in the U.S. and all over the…

National Pet Preparedness Month.

This month, timed for the first month of hurricane season, urges people with pets to make preparations in case they should be hit by a disaster. That includes making plans for what you would do with your dog in case of a hurricane, tornado, flood or other natural disaster. Here…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…