Disaster Preparedness Tips

You may have heard about, if you were not part of, the natural disasters that have happened around the world.  One thing we know for sure is that hey can happen at any moment, so it is important to be well prepared. Emergencies come in many forms, and they may require anything from a brief absence from your home to permanent evacuation. Each type of disaster requires different measures to keep your pets safe. The best thing you can do for yourself and your pets is to be prepared. Here are 3 easy steps that will help you get started on disaster preparedness. Step 1: Get a Rescue Alert Sticker to let people know pets are inside your home. Step 2: Arrange a Safe Haven in the event of evacuation. Step 3: Keep an Emergency Supplies and Traveling Kits handy and make sure everyone in your home knows where it is kept.   Source: http://www.aspca.org/pet-care/disaster-preparedness...

Dog Safety Tips for Memorial Day

Like many Americans, you may be planning a festive Memorial Day, complete with barbecue and fireworks. It’s important to remember, fireworks and dogs don’t mix. Unlike people, dogs won’t associate the noise, flashes, and burning smell of pyrotechnics with a celebration. Fireworks will often cause panic and anxiety in dogs. It’s important to remember that dogs panic at the sound of fireworks and flee into the night, often winding up lost, injured, or killed. Keep your pet indoors at all times, if possible. Use Pet Friendly Repellent. Don’t give your pet table food. Source: http://tiny.cc/4x14ex      ...