Learn how to keep your pets safe with these tips from American Humane

On National Pet Fire Safety Day, it’s important to remember to include your furry family members into your emergency plan should a fire ever occur and Fido needs to find a way out. Each year, more than 500,000 pets are affected by house fires, with 1,000 house fires started by pets themselves. It’s no fun to think about, but it’s necessary to take a few minutes and make sure you are doing all you can to ensure your pets get out safely.

PREVENTING A FIRE

Open flame exposure is one of the most common ways that your pet may accidentally start a fire in your home. Never having unsupervised candles or fires in your fireplace, or having flameless candles and an enclosed fireplace instead, are good ways to prevent open flames from causing trouble. Additionally, putting covers over or removing stove knobs and discouraging climbing in the kitchen can help prevent your pet from bumping up against a dial and accidentally filling your house with gas.
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Fireworks have been a traditional part of America’s Fourth of July celebrations since the Declaration of Independence was signed in 1776. But as popular as fireworks displays are, animals don’t understand that the bursts of light and deafening explosions are just for fun. To them, Independence Day seems more like the end of days! Read more

source:https://www.aspca.org/pet-care/general-pet-care/fourth-july-safety-tips

For many people, nothing beats lounging in the backyard on the Fourth of July with good friends and family—including furry friends. While it may seem like a great idea to reward your pet with scraps from the grill and bring him along to watch fireworks, in reality some festive foods and activities can be potentially hazardous to him. The ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center offers the following tips: Read more

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You’re probably prepared in case a member of your family cuts himself or gets injured. But do you know what to do if your pet chokes on a bone or has a seizure?

Knowing some basic pet first-aid techniques could mean the difference between life and death. Here are some common pet emergencies and what to do on the spot, before you head to the vet.

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Is Your Pet Safe When Riding in the Car? Tips to Help Ensure the Answer Is Yes

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You put your dog or cat in a crate, car seat or harness when he rides in the car. Seems like the right thing to do, doesn’t it?
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Why You Shouldn't Let Your Dog Eat Table Scraps

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It may be tempting to let your dog eat table scraps, especially when they are staring at you throughout your meal. You may even think you are giving them a nice little treat.

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According to the American Kennel Club, approximately 500,000 pets are affected by home fires each year. To raise awareness about this important topic, July 15th has been named been National Pet Fire Safety Day. To help ensure your pet does not become affected by fire, we’ve put together a list of five fire safety steps that will help keep your dog or cat safe.

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Helping your dog recover after surgery - the 10 best things you can do

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Surgery can be scary for pets and owners.  The recovery process is usually simple, but the first few days and weeks after surgery require special care for your dog.  For your dog to recover quickly after surgery, here are 10 simple things you can do to help.

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Beware the Biting, Stinging Insects of Summer

BY DR. TINA WISMER DVM, DABVT, DABT | Article Featured on Vetstreet.com

Summertime often means more time outside…and also more bees, wasps, hornets and other bugs that bite and sting and can make life miserable not just for us, but also our pets.

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How to Take Care of a Dog with a Broken Leg

It’s upsetting to see your dog in pain. Limping, whining, yelping and other signs that your dog is hurting will make you want to take steps to comfort him and help his pain right then and there. But if his leg is broken, trying to examine or treat his injury on your own could only make things worse. A veterinarian can better determine the seriousness of the injury and determine whether the broken leg requires treatment.

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