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Keeping You and Your Pets Safe Without Power PDF Print E-mail
Written by Stacy Mantle   
Monday, 26 January 2015 02:45

Our friends in the Eastern half of this country are going to be seeing a lot of snow this week. That means dangerous conditions for our pets, as well ourselves.

You already know the basics: Keep your pets indoors, make sure any outdoor animals (horses, cattle, even feral cats) have access to extra calories and warm blankets, as well as covered shelter. Don't forget that your cold-weather and aquatic pets are going to require extra care until power is restored!

Once you get past the basics, there are a few other things to consider, particularly when it comes to birds, aquariums, reptiles and stray animals or livestock. You'll also want to look at some alternative ways to keep you and your pets entertained. We've got them all for you!


Last Updated on Monday, 26 January 2015 03:47
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Five Reasons Your Dog Might Benefit from an Electric Fence PDF Print E-mail
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Sunday, 25 January 2015 21:50

When it comes to keeping your dog safe at home, you have lots of options. Of course, whatever keeps your dog happiest and healthiest is preferred. Traditional fences are excellent for keeping your dogs inside of your yard, because it’s never safe to leave your dog chained while outside alone. However, traditional fences aren’t foolproof, and sometimes they’re not the most effective way to keep your dog on your property. In some specific cases, electric dog fences are more practical and reliable.

Every dog has a different personality and different needs. Electric dog fences are containment systems that work better for some types of dogs. Before you choose a fencing system, it’s so important to consider your dog as an individual. If your dog is younger than six months old, pregnant, or very sick, an electronic dog fence should not be used. As long as your dog does not fall into those categories, here are some reasons why they might benefit from an electric fence.


Last Updated on Tuesday, 27 January 2015 16:10
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Join the "Majority Project" to Help Dispel Breed Myths PDF Print E-mail
Written by Stacy Mantle   
Friday, 23 January 2015 14:27

Breed discrimination has been happening for years. First to the German Shepherd breed, then to the Rottie, then the Dobermans, and now the Pit Bull. This year, Animal Farm Foundation (AFF) began The Majority Project to change the perception of pit bull owners and to fight against breed-specific legislation (BSL). As much as I hate taking a photograph, I despise BSL more, and that's why I decided to join in on this project. You're all invited to join us and I hope you'll participate!

The goal of The Majority Project is to change perceptions. Pit bull owners are not all drug dealers, gang members or fighters. Sure, those types of owners exist, and yes - they do a lot of damage to the breed, but the MAJORITY of pit bull owners are responsible, contributing members of society. We have jobs, families, and friends. We are no different than the owner of a small breed dog. Or a hunting dog. Or a lap dog. (In fact, most of our pits are lap dogs - they just weigh a little more.)

We invite you to join us on this project - here's how you can participate...


Last Updated on Friday, 23 January 2015 21:37
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Keeping Pets Calm During Holidays and Travel PDF Print E-mail
Written by Stacy Mantle   
Thursday, 18 December 2014 15:21

Anxiety is one of the most common issues we face with ourselves and our pets at any time of year, but nerves seem to become even more strained during the holidays. Here are some tips for keeping pets calm and people safe during the busiest time of the year.

 

Remember that calming pets is not a “one size fits all”. Some animals will react very favorably to certain remedies, while others will react poorly. Patience will be your strongest weapon as pets adjust to, and learn to trust, their new environment. Never give up on a pet – we have yet to see a case that can’t be resolved with some ingenuity and hard work.

 

Giving your pets an option to leave a crowded room is one of the most important things you can do. It may be beneficial to even keep pets in a quiet room until things quiet down (which has the added benefit of making sure no one accidentally lets them escape during a party. Whatever you do, the safety of your pets and guests should be a top concern.


Last Updated on Thursday, 18 December 2014 16:11
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The ClickIt Utility Harness: Crash-tested for pets PDF Print E-mail
Written by Stacy Mantle   
Wednesday, 17 December 2014 17:44

There was a time in my life when I just loaded my dogs in the back of my SUV (and worse, the back of my pickup truck). Like many people, I didn’t know back then the danger my actions put my pets in until I was in an accident and I had 200+ lbs of dog propelled towards the front of the vehicle. Luckily, no one was injured, but it was a big wake up call for me...

Its happening less frequently, but it still occurs: people placing their small dogs on their lap while they drive (pardon the graphic image, but that action essentially turns your dog into an airbag), letting their pets crowd to the front of the car in an effort to reach the front seat (creating a HUGE distraction for drivers) and allowing their pets to wander in the back of pickups and SUVs (which can propel them forward towards you and the window at outrageous speeds if you have to stop quickly).

Over the years, we’ve all become more aware of the importance of keeping our pets safe while traveling. But, we’re all still on a learning curve when it comes to selecting the safest harnesses, crates and other travel gear.

Fortunately, we have some companies taking the lead on crash testing and safety while on the road. At no time is that more important than during the holidays. SleepyPod is one of those companies...


Last Updated on Wednesday, 17 December 2014 20:21
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