Katrina Revisited: 10 Years Later, Are You Disaster-Ready? #NatlPrep

Today is the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina. The ASPCA says that in addition to killing nearly 2,000 people, this disaster left 600,000 pets deceased or homeless. Almost half (44%) of the people who refused to evacuate during Hurricane Katrina … Continue reading

Heatstroke, Hot Dogs & Cool Cats: How to Keep Pets Safe with First Aid

Fun in the sun can quickly turn to tragedy if pet owners don’t take precautions to prevent cat and dog heatstroke. Pet heatstroke is common because cats and dogs can’t effectively keep cool in hot summer weather. Cats and dogs … Continue reading

Pet Rescue Breathing & CPR Saves Cat & Dog Lives

Did you know that April is First Aid Awareness Month? You can save your dog or cat’s life by knowing how to do pet CPR and how to perform rescue breathing. Pets suffer brain injury and death if oxygen is cut … Continue reading

Cats & Easter Lilies, A Deadly Combo!

I write about Easter lily danger nearly every year to warn pet lovers and especially those with cats. The gorgeous lily makes its appearance each Easter, decorating church, home, and garden. I can’t have them in my house, though. I … Continue reading

Prepare Pets for Disaster–Then Pray You Don’t Need It!

September is Disaster Preparation Month, and it’s important to have a disaster plan not only for yourself when Mother Nature throws a tantrum, but also to keep your pets safe. Whether you must deal with tornadoes, floods, landslides, typhoons, wildfires … Continue reading