The American Kennel Club (AKC) and ADT Security Services have declared July 15th as National pet fire safety day to help save the estimated 500,000 pets affected in home fires each year. –ADT Security Services
Don’t be shy about writing the number of pets that share your home on the cling. This number not only indicates to the rescuers how many pets they need to search for, but saves valuable time and potential lives when accounting for all pets.
Years ago, when we decided to learn about Pet CPR, we struggled to find a local class. We located a community college that was offering the class, but they threatened to cancel it if “not enough” people were interested. Thankfully, the desired number of people registered (although they didn’t show up) and we were taught how to save the lives of cats and dogs. Such a simple step can save a life.
Check out your local community colleges, community centers, libraries, animal shelters, veterinarians, and the Parks and Recreations services. If there isn’t a class offered, why not work with an animal shelter or pet clinic to get one started?
Until then, check out this helpful video.
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Holiday Travel Tips For Pets
Feeding the Kitty on a Trip
Some cats, like Winni, don't like to eat dry food while traveling. Some cats, like Winni, don't like to drink water while traveling. These two dislikes can turn into a problem fast. To avoid your cat becoming dehydrated or ill, pack some canned or wet packaged food for your cat. Don't by shy about adding some more water to the food as they eat it, Winni lapped it right up.
Feeding the Dog on a Trip
Our guys never lost their appetite on trips, far from it. The excitement and fun of the trip seems to make them want to eat more. Be careful not to introduce new foods while traveling with your dog. Your palette should be the only adventurous one while on vacation. Stay with the tried and true until you get home, your dog (and your car interior) will thank you for it.