Beware of Pet Flippers

It’s called “Pet Flipping’ and this scary topic is starting to show up in the news all too often. Flippers find a lost pet, claim a lost pet that, or even steal a pet from a yard or park, and then sell it.

What can a pet caregiver do? Well, for starters:

  • keep an eye on your pet at all times - at the park, while shopping or dining at a pet-friendly location, or even in your own yard
  • be aware if someone at the park or someone you meet out on a walk shows too much interest in your dog, things like “how much does a dog like that cost” can be a warning sign
  • not leave your pet unattended - don’t tie them outside a store while you “run in for a minute,” don’t leave them in the car, don’t leave them along outside your home
  • get your pets microchipped to make identifying/claiming them easier

5 Tips for Helping Your Pet Deal With the Heat Wave

Humans aren’t the only creatures who struggle in this hot, hot weather. So, here are some tips to help you help your pets manage the hazy, hot, and humid days of summer:

And here is a bonus tip from Bailey - pools are cool!

December 22 is “National Keep Pets Safe in Winter Day!”

Have you heard? December 22 is “National Keep Pets Safe in Winter Day!”
  • Keep cats and dogs indoors. If they must be outside for a period of time, ensure that they have a warm, dry place to hang out and access to water (you may need to use a heated dish!).
  • Clear a path in the snow/ice and use a pet-friendly, no-salt ice melt such as Morton Safe-T-Pet.
  • Keep your dog on a short leash and stay out just long enough for the dogs to relieve themselves.
  • Remove snow and ice from the paws and fur after leash walks.
  • Check warm spots on cars, such as hoods, where animals might seek shelter from the cold.
  • Be sure pets are wearing identification tags and proper outerwear as needed.
  • Protect short haired or sensitive dogs during walks by using coats and boots. (or something like Musher’s Secret, which protects pads)
Check out the ASPCA site for more info: ASPCA National Keep Pets Safe in Winter Day page

Reminder: Hose Water Can Get Hot Enough To Burn

As a follow-up to yesterday’s post about keeping your pet cool in the summer, I thought I’d add this… The Pupster always get annoyed with me for making her wait to play with the hose, but this is why I’m right and she’s wrong. ;-)

July 15 is National Pet Fire Safety Day

July 15 is National Pet Fire Safety Day Here are some Tips to Keep Pets Safe.