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Thomas Fraser

Thomas Fraser

Thomas Fraser is the PetSafe® brand copywriter. He worked as a news reporter and editor in Tennessee, New Jersey, North Carolina and Virginia before joining the PetSafe® pack in November 2018. He lives in Blount County with his daughter and her mother, a professional dressage rider and horse trainer. He loves animals, sports and the outdoors and is also the proud parent of a Malinois (Aston), silver retriever (Oso), miniature Aussie shepherd (Remington), two cats (Ronaldo and Fendi) and a pony (Camellia).

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The Best Pet Halloween Costumes and Treats for Your Cats and Dogs
The best pet Halloween costumes and treats for your cats and dogs

Ghosts and goblins seeking treats will soon fill the dark streets. But why should humans have all the fun on Halloween? Get your pets involved to make memories that will treat you for...

5 tips to pet-proof your home for Halloween
5 Tips to pet-proof your home for Halloween

Danger lurks on Halloween, and not just in spooky hollows or haunted houses. The occasion presents potential problems for your pets, but all will be well if you take a few...

5 tips to put the tail in tailgate to make your dog a winner on game day and all season
5 tips to put the tail in tailgate to make your dog a winner on game day and all season

Are you a fervent fan, or feeling jilted and jaded? Either way, you can still invite your pup to homecoming. Or maybe he wants to go pro. Furry friends love football – or chewing on...

5 tips to introduce cats to crystal litter
5 tips to introduce cats to crystal litter

Congratulations on committing to a clay- and clump-free future for you and your cat. PetSafe® Premium Crystal Litter – such as that used in the PetSafe® ScoopFree® Self-Cleaning Litter Box --...

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7 things you need for your pet emergency evacuation kit

Preparation is key to dealing with any disaster. Be it a hurricane, tornado, blizzard, wildfire, flood or man-made disaster, you need a grab-and-go emergency pet evacuation kit that...

Can cats be walked on a leash? (Yes, and it’s not weird)
Can cats be walked on a leash? (Yes, and it’s not weird)

Taking your cat for a walk doesn’t have to be a drag. The PetSafe® Come With Me Kitty Harness and Bungee Leash™ make it easy for her to get some fresh air and sensory refreshments without...

5 ways to help your dog navigate solitude at the end of summer
Back to School and 5 Ways to Help Your Dog with Loneliness

What’s a dog to do when most of the pack returns to school? It’s been a long summer of romping, running, fetching and fun for many of the dogs among us, but as schoolchildren would agree:...

Six pet-travel tips for your dog days getaway
Six pet-travel tips for your dog days getaway

There’s still time to hit the road, sky or rails for a last summer vacation. And there are lots of options for those who can’t bear to leave their fur babies behind even for a quick...

How to Help Your Pet Lose Weight
How to Help Your Pet Lose Weight

Obesity is a growing threat to pet health If you take your dog on a waddle instead of a walk, it might be time to adjust his diet or feeding habits. The same holds true if your cat is too...

Are summer pests pestering your pets?
Are summer pests pestering your pets?

Here’s a pet health primer on ticks, fleas and mosquitoes There’s a new tick in town. The longhorned Asian tick has now joined the long list of tiny critters that can pose a threat to...

Even the most patriotic dogs and cats aren’t fond of Independence Day fireworks
Even the most patriotic dogs and cats aren’t fond of Independence Day fireworks

If you or your neighbors plan on getting all 1776 this Independence Day, remember that bombs bursting in air are more like bursting in scare for cats and dogs. What might seem like a harmless...

Water is key to good health for your pets
Water is key to good health for your pets

Make sure your animals always have access to fresh, filtered water Summer means time on the water, by the water and in the water. But is your pet drinking enough of it? How can you be sure,...

Poison ivy can lead to dog rashes, but it’s avoidable – and treatable
Poison ivy can lead to dog rashes, but it’s avoidable – and treatable

Seven tips for the leaves of three Dogs can get rashes from poison ivy, but it’s more likely you’ll get a poison-ivy rash from your dog. That’s because dogs’ coats typically protect their...