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How Do I Keep My Dog Safe From Heat Illnesses in the Car?

How Do I Keep My Dog Safe From Heat Illnesses in the Car?

By Caryl Wolff

Let me say at the outset that I am 100% against leaving dogs in hot cars. However, there may be an emergency where you can't leave your dog at home, and that's what this article is about.In the summer months cars can be dangerous, even deadly, to our dogs. We've all seen the news reports of dogs...

pet hydration

How to Keep Your Pet Healthy & Hydrated

By Patrick Mahaney

As a veterinarian practicing in warm and sunny Southern California, I know the important role hydration plays in promoting my patients's best health. Water makes up 70-80% of a dog or cat's body mass, so it's a crucial nutrient to maintain normal cellular function. A loss of only 10% of the total body fluids can cause serious illness. Learn how important it is to keep pets hydrated and the signs of dehydration to watch out for.

5 Reasons to Stay Out of the Pet E.R. This Summer

5 Reasons to Stay Out of the Pet E.R. This Summer

By Tony Johnson

Watch out for the top 5 summertime threats to your pet that I have seen and treated in my 17 years as an emergency vet.

Cat Adoption 101

Cat Adoption 101

By Roslyn McKenna

By Roslyn Ayers, PetSafe Web Content SpecialistRoslyn adopted Lily because she meowed louder than any cat in the room. Why did you choose your pet?It’s kitten season, and all across the country, shelters are being flooded with cats. June is also Shelter Cat Adoption Month, so now’s the perfect time...

fun pet appreciation ideas

5 Ways to Show Your Dog or Cat You Care

By Amy Shojai

Our dogs and cats give us unconditional love, and never care that we have a bad hair day, forget to change our socks, or don't brush our teeth. Actually, they might like that! That's one of the many reasons pet lovers consider them part of the family. It's only natural for us to return the affection during pet appreciation week.

How to Hug Your Cat, Maybe?

How to Hug Your Cat, Maybe?

By Michelle Mullins

By Michelle Mullins, CPDT - KA, PetSafe Training & Behavior Education ManagerThere are approximately 86 million pet cats in the U.S. so clearly cats are well loved by many. I’ve been very fortunate to be owned by some amazing felines myself. As a young girl, I was a notorious hugger of cats.As I...

How to Prepare Your Home For The Arrival Of Your New Cat

How to Prepare Your Home For The Arrival Of Your New Cat

By PetSafe Guest

So that adorable little furball has purred his way into a permanent, cat-sized space in your heart. You want to bring him home immediately! But before you do that, take a good look around your place.Consider your cat - regardless of age - as a new baby. You’ll need to kitty-proof your home to...