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Tag Archives: petsafety

Foundation is Giving Firefighters the Tools to Save Pets

July 15, 2013

It all started with “Fido,” a firefighter’s pet. Residential fires are terrifying – and often deadly – to both people and their pets. It’s estimated that more than 40,000 companion animals lose their lives in home fires each year. But an Arizona firefighter designed an emergency bag for pets, named it the “FIDO Bag” (after his own dog), and a new tool in the arsenal…  

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Heat Stroke 101

July 01, 2013

“Hot town, summer in the city…” Remember that ol’ classic by The Lovin’ Spoonful? It IS summer and many locations are experiencing record-setting heat. It’s important to remember that dogs can suffer from the aliments of extreme weather, including having a heat stroke. Dogs can’t sweat like we can and rely on panting and the resulting evaporation as the most important mechanism for dissipating their…  

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Buckle Up! Keeping Pets Safe in the Car

January 07, 2013

I am pleased that the national calendar finally lists a Pet Travel Safety Day. And its in January – perfect, as this is the month of resolving to improve our habits. If you stop to think about it, we strap in our kids (although, it took years to get this into law nationwide) and we strap down our luggage. Yet, for some reason it’s okay…  

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LOST DOG FOUND! Thanks, Microchip!

May 25, 2012

Hooray! Hooray! Springtime is here with summer fast approaching. This is a time for all of us to get outside and enjoy all the fun, and recreational activities, and hopefully a vacation. This is true for our pets as well. They go for more walks, may go camping with you. They may even travel on vacation with the family. We also tend to open our…  

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