(Picture Credit: Scott Olson/Getty Images) Tornadoes are one of the most destructive storms that households have to manage. These funnels can sustain extremely high wind speeds that may destroy an entire building in the course of a few minutes. It is not surprising that pets find this type of storm particularly stressful to experience. Fortunately,
(Picture Credit: Firn/Getty Images) At first glance, it may seem like a small French Bulldog is better equipped for the heat than a heavy coated Siberian Husky. They have shorter fur and generally like to take it easier when it comes to exercise than Huskies do. But French Bulldogs, along with other breeds like American
(Picture Credit: Getty Images) The days of summer are almost upon us, and one of the most fun ways to take advantage of the weather with your dog is to head to the beach. Sand, surf, and sunshine can make the day a blast, but they also present some dangers that you should plan for.
(Picture Credit: Getty Images) Now that the weather is warming up, boaters and dog lovers are spending more time out on the water. It can be a lot of fun to have your best furry buddy by your side while you enjoy the surf and sun as the wind blows through your hair, but it’s
(Picture Credit: Getty Images) Wildfires endanger natural resources, property, people, and of course, beloved pets. In 2018, the Mendocino Complex Fire burned hundreds of square miles, the Holy Fire caused more than 20,000 people to evacuate from their homes, and those were only two of the several wildfires that burned in the state of California, alone.
(Picture Credit: Getty Images) Summer and swimming go together like dog tongues and peanut butter–without xylitol, of course. However, if there’s a puppy at the pool party, water safety needs to be a top priority. According to a study of drowning incidents in small animals, swimming pools are the most common man-made location for pet
(Picture Credit: Picnote/Getty Images) If your dog gets lost or strays from home the instinct is to panic, but you need to keep your wits about you and take immediate action if you hope to reunite. Ten million dogs and cats go missing every year. It’s one of the most traumatic experiences for pet parents
(Picture Credit: Monty Rakusen/Getty Images) Whenever the word “cancer” comes up, it can bring sense of finality and a lack of hope. It’s almost as if it’s a sentence and not a diagnosis–and for valid reasons. Cancer treatments can be very expensive. In some cases, it cannot even be cured, even if it can go
(Picture Credit: Corey Jenkins/Getty Images) Pet parent instincts seem to activate the moment we sense our dogs in any danger. We rush in to stop them from eating anything toxic or getting into an accident. However, when it comes to your dog falling into icy waters, jumping in after them should never be your next
(Picture Credit: Getty Images) Super Bowl Sunday is almost upon us. Maybe you, like many Americans, are looking forward to a party with friends, food, drinks, and football. However, a Super Bowl party can be very different from a dog’s perspective. New noises, people, and smells can be a bit exciting or even overwhelming, but
(Picture Credit: Getty Images) As humans spread into coyote habitats with their pets more and more, the odds of encounters between dogs and coyotes skyrocket. These encounters can be deadly, especially for small dogs that make for easy prey. Humans are good sources of garbage and food, which can attract coyotes, too. February is mating
February 14th isn’t just Valentine’s Day. It’s also Pet Theft Awareness Day–a day to make sure dog owners know the dangers dognappers present to their pooches. In honor of this day, we’re spreading the word to help dog lovers make good decisions that can reduce the risk of pet theft. When it happens it makes
(Picture Credit: Getty Images) Valentine’s Day is more than just the most romantic holiday of the year. From accessories, chocolates, jewelry, flowers, to–yes–undergarments, pets will likely enjoy your Valentine’s gifts and treats just as much as you do, but with some potentially serious health consequences. Here are a few ways to keep your dog safe
(Picture Credit: Rushay Booysen/EyeEm/Getty Images) Love is in the air in February with Valentine’s Day still fresh in our minds. So it’s fitting that Elon Musk’s energy and automotive company, Tesla, is showering pets with a lot of love! Tesla recently released “Dog Mode,” a new car setting meant to ensure your pet is safe in
(Picture Credit: Getty Images) Shamrocks, parades, pots o’ gold, green beer—St. Patrick’s Day is a great way to welcome spring and celebrate one of Ireland’s most revered saints. But there are a few hazards all dog owners should keep in mind before heading out to their St. Paddy’s Day festivities—and we aren’t just talking about
(Picture Credit: smrm1977/Getty Images) April is National Pet First Aid Awareness Month–a month we dedicate to teaching fellow pet parents about providing emergency care to their animals. In general, it’s always a good idea to see your veterinarian if your pet gets hurt or sick. However, you may need to give your furry family member