Dog Safety & Recovery Tips

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Loose Dog? Don’t chase! Stop, Drop and Lie Down

This is copied from nodogaboutit.wordpress.com/2014/06/01/loose-dog-dont-chase-stop-drop-and-lie-down/ Have you ever had a dog escape your arms or car or home? What is the first thing you do? If you’re like most people, you chase after them. They run and then you run. It seems almost instinctual, doesn’t it? I’ve come to believe that it REALLY IS INSTINCT that takes over when we chase after our loose dog(s). It’s not just something we do … [Read more...]

Coyote Expert Offers Advice

Applies to both cats & dogs! From an interview with Carol Cartaino, author of The Myths and Truths About Coyotes: What You Need to Know About America’s Most Misunderstood Predator, with Catnip Magazine, by Dusty Rainbolt: Q: As humans encroach into coyote territory, you’d think coyotes would be struggling for food. Why is that not true anymore? Cartaino: Coyotes have successfully adapted to suburban living because they have so many … [Read more...]

Fall pet safety tips

(from ASPCA Pet Health Insurance) Antifreeze and pets don’t mix. Your pet may be inclined to lick up this sweet tasting, but toxic chemical. Check the ground for spills after you use antifreeze, and store it safely out of reach. Use rodenticides carefully. Rodenticides lure mice and rats, but they can also attract your pet. Read directions carefully and take precautions to keep your pet safe from these chemicals. Candy is a “no-no.” … [Read more...]