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Pet Safety & Emergency Preparedness


Reasons to Buy Your Dog a Hi-Vis Jacket

Having a pet dog is great fun but is also a responsibility. To keep your dog safe when you’re out and about, a hi-vis doggy coat is a must-have.


How to Make a Bug-Out Bag for Your Pets

If you were forced to evacuate on sudden notice, would you have everything your dog or cat needs to survive? Learn how to make a bug-out bag with important survival items for your pet in case of emergency.


Dog Theft: How Can I Prevent My Dog Being Stolen?

Dog theft is a growing concern for many pet owners. Dogs are stolen to sell, breed, or be used in illegal dog fights. Losing a pet to theft is a heart-breaking experience, but there are a number of simple ways to prevent thieves from targeting your pets.


How to Train Your Pets for an Emergency

Knowing how to move your pet quickly to safety is essential in an emergency. Training your pet in advance (you can even hold drills) will ensure the survival of your beloved family member.


10 Dangers of Letting a Dog Go Off-Leash

There are several dangers of letting dogs off-leash that dog owners may not always realize. This article was written in hopes of potentially saving dogs' lives from the potential dangers of being off-leash.


How to Protect Yourself From Aggressive Dogs and Their Owners

Loose dogs can injure you, your children, and your pet. It is both legal and ethical to defend yourself from an aggressive dog, but how do you justify your actions to the angry dog's owner?


What to Do If You See a Dog Left in a Hot Car

Do you see a dog locked in a hot car? Are you afraid the dog is in danger or might die? Are you wondering what you can legally do to save it? Consider contacting the authorities and act fast!


How to Pack an Emergency "Go Bag" for Your Pets

If you have to evacuate during a disaster, make sure you have your family pets' needs handled with a grab-and-go bag! Here are itemized lists of what to include for each of your pets.


How to Prepare a Pet's Bug-Out Bag for Emergency Survival

If right at this exact moment you were forced to evacuate your home due to an emergency, would you be able to take your pets with you? A few minutes spent preparing now could save your pets' lives.


Do Vets and Animal Caregivers Get Bitten or Scratched?

Animal-related injuries are common in the veterinary clinic. But what happens when someone gets bitten or scratched by a patient?


I Hit a Dog With My Car: What Am I Legally Required to Do?

Advice from the SPCA on what you should do if you've run over a dog or other domestic animal with your car.


How to Keep Pets Safe During the Summer Heat

By using a bit of common sense (water, shade, parasite control), you and your pets can have a great, fun-filled summer together.


7 Cold Weather Safety Tips for Cats and Dogs

Learn how to keep your pets happy and healthy during the winter holidays. This article offers practical tips on protecting your pets during cold weather.


Pet Ear Mites: Diagnosis, Symptoms, and Treatments

Did you know that home remedies may not be a good idea to treat ear mites in cats and dogs? Learn about the diagnosis, symptoms, and treatment of ear mites and how it stands out from other ear conditions.


Personal Tips for Traveling With Chihuahuas

Sometimes, I take my little dogs on trips. Their very first road trip was the most important, as it set a precedence for all future trips. Learn how I ensured success and made the trip fun for all.


Travel Tips for Flying With Your Pet

Thinking about taking your pet along on your next vacation? Read on for some useful tips and advice to help make the entire process as seamless and stress-free as possible.


What to Put in Your Dog's First Aid Kit: 20 Essentials + a Few Extras

Your dog may need first aid for several reasons. You should be prepared for a medical emergency by making up a first aid kit and keeping it available at all times. This article will show you what you need to include.


Traveling With Pets: Driving Safely With Pets

Keeping your pets safe while traveling by car. Important safety equipment is discussed.


What to Do if Your Cat or Dog Ingests Mothballs

Learn how to help your pet if you think or know they've eaten mothballs.