Keeping your home safe for your best friend may mean limiting the use of things like essential oils. That includes diffusers which may put oils into the air that could harm your pet's sensitive respiratory system.
If your pet becomes overheated, you can put it in a tub of cool water; or use a garden hose or a small wading pool. And take your furry buddy to the veterinarian to determine if there has been any damage to internal organs! Heat stroke can cause brain swelling or kidney failure, even after you get your pet cooled down.
Most pet owners know not to let their furry friends have chocolate, grapes, raisins, anything with onion or garlic, and anything that contains the artificial sweetner Xylitol. But some of our favorite game day snacks can harm our pets in unexpected ways. Keeping our four-footed family members safe will make for a better day for everyone!
That cute little face peeking out between the limbs of the Christmas tree is trouble in the making. Taking care to keep your pets safe around the holiday trimmings will help to make all the seasons of the year happy ones.
Although Labor Day is often seen as the kickoff to Autumn, it's still very warm and humid across most of the country. If your pet is part of your outdoor gathering, watch to make sure it has a shady spot to rest so it doesn't become overheated.
Keeping your pet safe in a disaster situation may depend on a little advance planning - just in case something should happen. Whether your best friend has fur, or feathers, or scales, it depends on you to keep it safe and get it out of harm's way in time.
Rain doesn't seem like a serious threat to your pet's safety, unless it is torrential or continues for days. As drainage systems overload and the water backs up flooding can occur, putting you and your best friend at risk.
Hanukkah, which begins December 6th this year, brings excitement, food, gifts and of course, the beautiful Menorah. As you enjoy the traditions of this Festival of Lights, keep your pet's safety and well being in mind.
No animal should have to endure what Harley went through for ten years in a puppy mill. Despite the harsh treatment he received, he is a happy, friendly and loving dog. And now he has been recognized as a hero!
People with pets love to share the Halloween fun with their furry friends, but some do not realize their pets may not enjoy it so much. Keep your pet's comfort and safety in mind, especially on Halloween!
During the evacuation for Hurricane Katrina, a police officer confiscated a small boy's white dog, named Snowball. The boy was inconsolable, and Snowball's story became a symbol of much that went wrong for pets and their owners in that disaster.
The Fourth of July is a day to celebrate America, but it's important to remember that the safety of our family is the most important consideration. If your family includes a pet, it's up to you to keep them safe to enjoy all the family celebrations for years to come.
Christmas decorations really add to the festive celebration of the season, but they can become hazards to the well-being of our animal companions. So go ahead and deck the halls, but keep your pet's safety in mind.
Having supplies packed and ready to go in case of an emergency can make necessary evacuations easier on everyone. It also helps to practice so you and your pet both know what to expect if and when the real emergency occurs.
By the time the storm rolls in, you might start scrambling to locate everything you need for you and your pet. Having a plan that includes supplies already set aside can help you not only weather the storm successfully but do it together.