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

Summer Pet Safety: Preventing and Treating Insect Stings

Summer is a great time to enjoy the outdoors with your pets, but it’s never a good time for your dog or cat to get stung by a bee or other stinging insect. Veterinary emergency and critical care doctor Christine Rutter from Texas A&M University provides some helpful advice for pet owners on preventing and … Continue reading Summer Pet Safety: Preventing and Treating Insect Stings

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