Pet Safety

July 4th Pet Safety Tips

July 4th Pet Safety Tips

Including pets at a 4th of July celebration? Take safety precautions to ensure that your dog or cat is protected from some of these common maladies.

Dog Park Safety Infographic

Dog Park Safety Infographic

Before taking your dog to the park—especially during summer months—follow these expert tips for making your visit as enjoyable (and safe) as possible.

Summertime Pet Hazards Infographic

Summertime Pet Hazards Infographic

There’s a plethora of summer fun to be had with pets at the beach, backyard or hiking trails. Make it a safe experience by familiarizing yourself with these hazardous conditions.

Hot Paws and Pets

Hot Paws and Pets

Your dog's paws endure a lot of daily wear and tear. After all, they don't wear shoes. Asphalt, metal, concrete and rocky surfaces can get very hot during summer months.

Sunscreen for Dogs

Sunscreen for Dogs

Dogs can suffer from sunburn too, leading to irritation, hair loss and potential skin cancers. Protect your dog: use a pet-safe sunscreen that doesn't contain ingredients that can be toxic.

Cool Summers for Pets

Cool Summers for Pets

Including pets in summer activities is healthy fun for everyone. But when the summer heat and humidity start to rise, it’s important to understand how your pet’s health is affected.

5 disaster tips for pet parents

5 disaster tips for pet parents

Catastrophes come in many forms: fires, hurricanes, earthquakes, tornadoes, floods, violent storms and even terrorism. In the event of a disaster, do you know how to protect pets?

Dog Bone Danger

Dog Bone Danger

Dogs and bones seem like a natural combination, but they’re not, warns Karen “Doc” Halligan, DVM. Learn how chewing bones poses a threat to your dog’s health.

Foxtails and Pets

Foxtails and Pets

Foxtails are grass awns or seeds that can wind deep into a pet’s fur coat and penetrate the skin, which can lead to more serious health issues. Learn how to protect your pet.

CPR and Pets

CPR and Pets

Would you know what to do if your pet's heart stopped beating? A recent poll says 58% of pet owners are willing to go mouth-to-snout if necessary. Learn these life-saving guidelines.

Pet First Aid Checklist

Pet First Aid Checklist

You can easily put together a well-stocked pet first aid kit using a waterproof container that opens and closes easily. Print out this checklist and keep within reach.

Pet Heat Wave Dangers

Pet Heat Wave Dangers

Hot temperatures can drastically affect pets, leading to potentially dangerous health concerns such as heatstroke, sunburn, burned paw pads, dehydration and an increase in insect bites.

Dog Park Tips

Dog Park Tips

Thinking of introducing your dog to the dog park? Here are some suggestions gathered from dog park veterans that will make your dog park visits enjoyable.