Articles in Category: First Aid & Safety
It’s hard to resist a wagging tail and a pair of big, brown, begging eyes. And while certain human foods are palatable for dogs, it’s important to know which are not – because unfortunately, the bad ones can severely harm and even kill your dog. The following list of bad foods and their dangers may seem dire, but if you familiarize yourself with these harmful human foods, you’ll be better equipped to keep your dog healthy and happy.
You would never dream of hitting the road unprepared for emergencies. You have your personal protection – your wallet, health insurance, auto insurance, cell phone, roadside assistance. And you probably carry emergency car equipment like extra water, a jack and spare tire, tool kit, and snow chains. So why wouldn’t you take the same care for your pet?
Nothing beats a day in the snow with your dog. Watching that bounding ball of joy hop through the snow banks puts all the fun back into winter. But how do you know when the cold is too cold? Frostbite and hypothermia are nothing to sneeze at – in pets or humans – so it’s important to know the warning signs and be prepared. The most important thing you can do to protect your dog or cat is to know your pet. Pay attention to your dog.
When you take your dog on a camping trip, you have a lot to keep in mind, everything from how much food to pack to where your furry friend will sleep. But it’s also worthwhile to consider the environmental hazards your dog will face and what you might do if your pup ate a poisonous plant. Here are a few dangerous plants to watch out for and suggestions for what to do if you think your dog has been poisoned in the wilderness.
We all know that pets are remarkable for their capacity to love. But how often do you think about your pet’s sense of humor? Or its ability to be goofy, or compassionate, or comforting? Animals bring a vast number of benefits to their human companions, improving every aspect of owners’ lives from their health to their optimism and outlook on the future.