Archive | Pet Safety

Traveling with your pet

Traveling with your Animal for the Holidays?? If you’re planning to fly with Fido over the holidays, there are some things you may want to keep in mind before taking to the skies. Before you leave home:  The American Veterinary Medical Association recommends making sure your pet is healthy enough to travel. Some pets should […]

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National Check the Chip Day

It’s important to get your pet microchipped; but it’s just as important to make sure that microchip contains the correct information in order for your four-legged friend to get home. That’s why the American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA) and the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) are teaming up to encourage pet owners to update their […]

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Does Your Dog Know How to Swim?

They didn’t coin the term “doggy paddle” because dogs stay on shore. Many dogs enjoy swimming as much as people do, and cool times in the local swimming spot are irreplaceable summer experiences. But you have to look out for your pet around water, since even the strongest, most enthusiastic swimmers can get into trouble. […]

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Pets and Fireworks Don't Mix

Fireworks from July 4th celebration may be festive to you, but can frighten pets. More cats and dogs become lost on this day than any other when pets panic, go through windows, break tethers and leap fences. Even safely contained pets shiver, moan, and feel worse with each noisy boom. It can take weeks or […]

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Natural Disaster Planning for Pets

The hurricane season officially begins June 1st in Florida. When you check supplies, prepare for the worst, and when making preliminary evacuation plans, don’t forget your pets. Disaster planning is a necessary precaution when living in Florida, and if a hurricane is heading towards you, and you are not safe in your house, then your […]

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Dog Bite Prevention Week

Dog Bite Prevention Week is the last week in May, but it is not something that should only be thought about only once a year. We should be proactive about preventing dog bites year round. Did you know that… 4.7 million people in this country are bitten by dogs every year children are by far […]

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