The American Veterinary Medical Association has created a fact sheet for pet owners on the dangers of smoke from wildfires. Animals are as susceptible to poor air quality as people, especially if they suffer from respiratory or cardiovascular health problems. What are the signs of irritation from smoke inhalation in dogs, cats, and other animals? … Continue reading How to Protect Your Pets from Wildfire Smoke
Wildfires, Hurricanes, and Other Natural Disasters: Is Your Pet Emergency Plan Ready?
Experts are predicting a higher-than-normal risk for both Western wildfires and Atlantic hurricanes in the 2021 season. It’s important to have a disaster plan in place that includes your pets. Here in California and other parts of the West, fast spreading wildfires can be dangerous for household pets and farm animals. The County of San … Continue reading Wildfires, Hurricanes, and Other Natural Disasters: Is Your Pet Emergency Plan Ready?
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
Researchers Find Similarities in Dog and Horse Play Behavior
Now this sounds like a fun scientific study…an animal behaviorist in Italy watched a YouTube video of a horse and dog playing together and noticed how in sync their play behaviors were to each other. She asked her students to search for more videos of horses and dogs playing together so she could further study … Continue reading Researchers Find Similarities in Dog and Horse Play Behavior
Efforts Underway to Help the Pets of Puerto Rico After Hurricane Maria
The citizens of Puerto Rico are facing an unprecedented humanitarian crisis in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria. Damage from the hurricane as well as shortages of clean drinking water, food, and fuel are creating huge challenges for both residents and aid workers. What about the animals of Puerto Rico? The Humane Society of the United … Continue reading Efforts Underway to Help the Pets of Puerto Rico After Hurricane Maria