Summer Safety Tips for Community Cat Caregivers

  Community cats--unowned stray and/or feral cats that live outdoors--are common in all types of neighborhoods.  Many kindhearted people who live in these communities provide food and shelter for the homeless cats in their area.  The hot summer months can be as hard on these kitties as cold winters.  Alley Cat Allies has prepared a … Continue reading Summer Safety Tips for Community Cat Caregivers

Video: RSPCA’s “Dogs Die in Hot Cars” Awareness Campaign

Here is a simple but powerful reminder to never leave your dog unattended in a car during the warm summer months, courtesy of the RSPCA. For more information on the dangers of leaving your dog in a hot car, check out the RSPCA’s “Dogs Die in Hot Cars” webpage, and the ASPCA’s webpage on dogs … Continue reading Video: RSPCA’s “Dogs Die in Hot Cars” Awareness Campaign

Risk for Heatstroke Rises in Certain Dog Breeds

With summer now in full swing, pet owners need to be more aware of the heat-related dangers that can impact dogs, cats, and other pets.  Did you know that some dog breeds are at higher risk for heatstroke than others? A recent article in Nature’s Scientific Reports studied the incidence and risk factors for heat-related … Continue reading Risk for Heatstroke Rises in Certain Dog Breeds

Keeping Your Dog Safe from Toxic Blue-Green Algae

Veterinarians around the country are warning dog owners about the hazards of exposing your dog to bodies of standing water that have algae containing a poisonous bacterium known as cyanobacteria. Toxic blue-green algae was responsible for the deaths of several dogs in the US and Canada this summer. Veterinarians report that the algae itself is … Continue reading Keeping Your Dog Safe from Toxic Blue-Green Algae