Dog Safety Archives

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 tips to keep your dog safe during and after a fire.   Outdoor Fires   If your pup is afraid of fires keep them inside while you have a cookout, […]

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 world. One of the first Laws passed for the betterment of animal rights was Martin’s Act. This act meant cattle and horses could not be abused or mistreated by their […]

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 are a few thing you may need or want to consider to prepare your furry friend for a natural disaster.   Must-Haves   10-day supply of food and water Medications […]

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 […]