A few days ago my doorbell rang and when I answered it, I was greeting by one of the neighbors and my dog, Denver! Turns out, Denver went outside and discovered the wind had blown the gate open so he took a stroll around the court. Luckily for me (and Denver), he is a friendly dog who doesn’t tend to stray farther than the nearest friendly person. He was recovered quickly and safely by my neighbor without incident before I even realized he was gone. But not every lost dog story ends as happily as this. PetHub.com has declared July Lost Pet Prevention Month and this is a great time to discuss how to be prepared in case your dog gets lost.
Imagine you and your pup are walking in the neighborhood one evening. Suddenly, you see something out of the corner of your eye. It’s a large, off-leash dog running in your direction. Or perhaps one Saturday you let your dogs into the backyard. The next thing you hear is the sound of snapping, growling and yelping. You rush outside to find the normally friendly pair fighting like sworn enemies. Quick! What do you do next? Your decision is critical to keeping both humans and dogs safe, and must be made in a split second.
Did you know that 1 in 10 pets have a social networking profile? When people share photos on social media, more often than not it seems to be of their children or their pets (or both!). Getting that perfect shot, however, can often feel like you’re herding, well, cats! ASPCA Pet Insurance came up with this adorable infographic on how to capture your pet’s best side. For what it’s worth, bribery is not beneath me!
Summer is a great time to get a puppy. Schedules are a little more relaxed; there is often more time to spend getting the puppy used to the household environment; and potty training is always easier when the weather is warmer. Of course, socialization is important for puppies and nicer summer weather helps to get everyone out with the new addition. But what should you do with your new puppy? Download your FREE Scavenger Hunt that will give you ideas on how to spend your time together.
Many dogs get lost during the noise and commotion of Independence Day. Keep your dog safe with these tips. Also click the link below to get a free copy of the infographic to share with others.