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Antibiotic Resistance

Antibiotic Resistance: An Important Global Issue That You Can Help

By Tony Johnson

You can’t read a news website or magazine these days without a headline warning about antibiotic resistance. You may have heard of MRSA (methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus), but the alphabet soup of super bugs is growing to include VRSA (vancomycin-resistant Staph aureus), VISA (vancomycin-intermediate Staph aureus) and a host of other scary bugs. So, let’s discuss a few points about what antibiotic resistance is and what it means for people and pets.

Spring is here. Get out and train!

Spring is here. Get out and train!

By Jon Hersey

It’s PetSafe’s Spring Training month. Could there be a better time to get outdoors and train your dog? It doesn’t take much time to have a star: just a consistent 15 minutes a day.

Dog on Dog Aggression

Dog on Dog Aggression

By Caryl Wolff

You're walking your dog, and he is loosey-goosey, smelling the ground, taking in the scenery - until he sees another dog. Then bam, he's barking and lunging on a leash, catching you off guard.

Why does this happen, and how can you fix it?

What to Do When Food Won't Stay Down

Gastroenteritis: What to Do When Food Won’t Stay Down

By Tony Johnson

One of the most common reasons that pets end up in the veterinary hospital or ER is due to vomiting and diarrhea, known medically as gastroenteritis. While trauma and poisonings are common and more dramatic, this sometimes simple, sometimes complex condition accounts for a big percentage of veterinary visits. In some cases, the cause can be serious, elude diagnostics tests, or require hospitalization or surgery. Luckily for many cases, the cause and treatment are simple, and management can be completed at home. Your vet can help guide you through the steps needed to determine the cause and the best course of action, and some of the information here will help you decide what's best for your pet before a visit.

Global Pet Expo

Global Pet Expo

By Justin Young

It’s been a big week for PetSafe® Brand and the pet industry! Manufacturers, retail partners and media gathered in Orlando for the 2017 Global Pet Expo to show off the latest and greatest products to enhance the lives of all kinds of pets.

Trigger's Weight Loss Journey

Trigger’s Weight Loss Journey

By Jessie McDowell

It’s sometimes hard to recognize when your pet is overweight. You see them every day and may not notice the gradual change that takes place in their appearance until you’re standing at the veterinarian’s office, embarrassed. That’s what happened to me and my boxer, Trigger.

dog pulling on leash

Running With Your Dog

By Caryl Wolff

Soon winter will be gone, and you may think about taking your dog for a run. How can you do it safely for both of you? How do you prepare your dog for running? What's 's the best gear? While running with your dog, what are some things to be on the lookout for? Here's the "bare bones" to get you started safely.