Don't let Halloween be a SCARY time for pets!

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Halloween is full of frightful sugar-induced fun for kids and adults alike, but when it comes to pets, the same treats that we enjoy can cause severe illness, or worse. If you have kids, make sure that they understand that their candy is NOT to be shared with the family dog(s)! (It’s just more for them anyway). Stress the importance of keeping their Halloween haul safe, and in a high place or closed cupboard that nosy wet noses can’t sniff out. Dogs may love chocolate as much as we do, but they don’t know how bad it is for them: if they make off with too many treats, the effects can be downright lethal.For more tips on how to avoid the biggest health hazards to pets at Halloween, read on…

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Pet nametags save lives and make reunions with lost pets easier!

The loss of a pet is one of the biggest fears of any pet owner, and yet is one of the most preventable calamities. Simply putting a simple, inexpensive name tag on your pet’s collar allows anyone that finds your pet to 1) recognize that it’s not a stray and is in fact a loved family member, and 2) get him back to you immediately. Most people are more likely to approach and take in an animal with a collar than one without (particularly if it’s a medium or large-breed dog). Read on for tips on how to safeguard your pet from loss.

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Winter weather pet prep!

Your pets need some extra-special attention to ensure they are comfortable and safe throughout the harsh winter ahead! Check out our quick-and-dirty winter weather pet preparation tips below!

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Give thanks for (and to!) your pet with our top 3 Thanksgiving treats!

This Thanksgiving, as you gather round the table with loved ones, friends, and family, we know you won’t forget to give thanks for your furry family members! After all, who loves you unconditionally, doesn’t ever talk back, is always happy to see you, and can be counted on to cheer you up no matter how dark your mood? Even though your perfect Thanksgiving may consist of gorging yourself to the gills before collapsing in front of the TV, don’t make the mistake of indulging your dog or cat in the same way. Remember, your pet might know something special is going on, with the increase in company and holiday hubbub in your house, but he doesn’t need excess food, especially not the rich holiday treats or sweets that are toxic to his sensitive stomach, irrespective of season. However, there are some great pet-safe Thanksgiving treats that are guaranteed to make your furry family member feel extra-thankful for such a loving pet parent. Here are our three favorites (with corresponding DON’Ts)!

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Six Tricks (Treat-filled Tips) for Pet Safety On Halloween

Halloween is a great time to play dress-up, scare yourself silly, and overindulge in too many treats. However, as with many holidays, your pets see it quite differently, and in fact, can become quite stressed out and are even a target for threatening and dangerous activities. We offer up six safety tricks to help you ensure your pets have nothing but treats (but not too many) this Halloween.

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Six Steps to Prep a "Pet Emergency" Kit Today, for Peace of Mind Tomorrow!

We’ve all heard the sad stories of pets left behind in the wake of natural disasters, and the thought of being separated from our pets strikes fear into the heart of any loving pet parent. Emergencies come in many forms, and they may require anything from a brief absence from your home to a longer term absence or even permanent evacuation. The likelihood that you and your animals will survive an emergency such as a fire, earthquake, flood, tornado, or terrorist attack depends largely on the emergency planning you do today. The best thing you can do for yourself and your pets in the unlikely event of an emergency is to be prepared, so if and when that time ever comes, you don’t have to think, you can simply act on the plans you prepared long beforehand. We include six easy steps to follow today, so that if and when an emergency ever happens, you (and your pets) will be prepared!

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Keeping Pets Safe and Calm on the 4th of July

Although you might love Fourth of July Fireworks and the surrounding holiday celebrations, all of the commotion and deafening noises of Independence Day can scare the daylights out of your dog or cat. Follow this list of precautions to protect your pet this holiday weekend, so everyone in your family can enjoy a fun and safe Fourth of July!

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