Video: Disaster Preparedness for Pet Owners

Wildfires, hurricanes, and other natural disasters can be traumatic events for people…and their animals.  As you think about how you will react if a disaster hits your area, don’t forget to include your pets in any emergency preparedness planning. The American Veterinary Medical Association has created this “Saving the Whole Family” video on how to … Continue reading Video: Disaster Preparedness for Pet Owners

“Fido Bag” a Lifeline for Pets in Emergency Situations

The fetch Foundation is an Arizona-based non-profit that seeks to save the lives of family pets in fires and other emergency situations.  They report that half a million pets are impacted by fire each year in the United States.  40,000 family pets die from smoke inhalation annually. To address this problem, fetch has created the … Continue reading “Fido Bag” a Lifeline for Pets in Emergency Situations

Long-Term Health Effects of Wildfires on Cats

  Veterinarians at the University of California, Davis have been studying the health of cats affected by the recent California wildfires.  They have found that cats who suffered burns and smoke inhalation developed a high incidence of cardiovascular problems. Researchers examined 51 cats referred for veterinary treatment after wildfires in 2017 and 2018.  More than … Continue reading Long-Term Health Effects of Wildfires on Cats

Dog Lost in California Wildfire Found After 101 Days

The Ballejos family of Paradise, California reunited with their Akita Kingston 101 days after he went missing during last year’s devastating Camp Fire. Kingston jumped out of their truck while they were evacuating, and the family never gave up hope that they would find their dog again. Animal rescuers have been searching the fire area … Continue reading Dog Lost in California Wildfire Found After 101 Days