Blue's Blog

When I arrived home on December 15, 2011 and found my dog, Blue, lifeless with a chip bag over his head, I tried to do CPR. I did not know how to do it, and my vet had to walk me through it on the phone while I frantically tried to perform it. Sadly, it was too late for Blue to benefit from CPR, but many dogs can and have been saved from pet suffocation by CPR. Please click on the following YouTube video, “Pet CPR”, and take the time to learn this valuable life-saving tool!

Keep All Bags Away From Pets!

Have you ever seen your cat or dog with some type of bag over its head? A chip bag? A cereal bag? A pet food bag? A snack bag? A…

Does Your Pup Beg at the Table?

🐶 Do you often have an audience while you dine? If you own a dog, most likely, the answer is yes! It’s hard to resist those puppy dog eyes while…

Yea! It’s Summer!

Looking for fun ideas on how to make sure your pup has a fantastic summer? Here are a few things to add to your calendar: ☀️ Treat them to a…

Why is Losing a Dog so Painful?

💔 Many of us have experienced the profound loss of a beloved dog and found ourselves overwhelmed with inconsolable grief that can last weeks and months. According to Frank T….

Are You Prepared for a Pet Emergency?

🐶🐱 June is National Pet Preparedness Month! Are you including your pets in your family emergency plan?⁣ Our rescue dog, Blue, (in photo above) was hit by a car around…

A Close Call for this Lucky Kitty!

This is why we remind everyone to cut up and properly dispose of all food bags, including chip bags, snack bags, cereal bags, pet food bags, etc. This cat got…

Memorial Day Weekend Pet Safety Tips!

Happy Memorial Day Weekend!  With holiday celebrations in full swing this year, Memorial Day is known as the unofficial start to summer! It’s the perfect weekend to celebrate with family,…

How Can You Help Prevent Pet Suffocation?

“What can I actually do to prevent pet suffocation and help spread the word?” We get asked this a lot! Here are a few easy ideas to start with: 🐶…

It’s National Rescue Dog Day!

It’s National Rescue Dog Day! 🐶⁣ Our dog, Blue (photo), was a rescue puppy from a kennel in Tucson. ⁣Part Staffordshire Terrier, Blue was one of the most affectionate, sweetest,…

May is Lyme Disease Prevention Month!

As the spring and summer months approach, and we can enjoy the outdoors more often with our dogs, it’s a good time to be aware of insect bites from ticks,…

Prevent Pet Suffocation in Vehicles!

🚗 Does your pet love to ride in the car with you? With summer approaching, there’s nothing more fun than bringing your pet along for the adventure, so please make…

Pet Suffocation Safety Tips for Outdoor Activities!

The sun continues to shine and we’re spending more time outdoors – but don’t forget about your pets when you’re hiking, walking, barbecuing, picnicking, swimming, or camping! Snacks such as…

Happy Mother’s Day!

Happy Mother’s Day from our Founder, Bonnie Harlan, and her dog, Jag!⁣ ⁣Wishing all of the wonderful moms and fur moms a special day of joy and celebration! Your dedication, kindness,…

An Inspiring Reason to Learn Pet CPR!

A happy ending for this little Dachshund mix pup named Honey who was saved with CPR after almost suffocating in a snack bag in early March.  Melissa Deckelbaum writes, “I…

Hat’s Off Today to Our Veterinarians!

💙 It’s World Veterinary Day! Today is the 22nd anniversary of this wonderful day to highlight the extraordinary roles veterinarians perform around the world.  Today, we are extra thankful for…

🚨 How many people have you told about the dangers of pet suffocation?⁣ Chances are, you know so many family members, friends, housesitters, coworkers, and more that aren’t aware of…

Cheers to National Pet Parents Day!

 🐶🐱 Today is National Pet Parents Day! A special day to honor all the dedicated pet parents across the nation! As loving pet parents, we faithfully take care of our…

Happy Earth Day!

🌎 Happy Earth Day! Today is an amazing reminder of how we all should work together to take care of the planet we live on. This year, the theme for…

Happy Easter!

🐰  Happy Easter! Flowers are blooming, birds are singing, the weather is warming, and hope is in the air! ⁣Whether you’re celebrating Easter with a small get-together or large gathering,…

It’s National Pet Day!

🐶🐱⁣⁣ Today is National Pet Day! How will you be celebrating? ⁣⁣It’s the perfect day to celebrate the happiness we receive from our beloved pets. Yet, this day is also…

Hug Your Dog Today!

🐶 Did you know today is National Hug Your Dog Day? Few things are better than giving your furry family member a squeeze! Plus, hugging your dog actually has therapeutic benefits…

Adopt a Greyhound in April!

Did you know that Greyhounds make amazing pets? Jax, in the photo, was recently adopted by a friend of mine after Jax’s racing career ended. Jax is a very mellow…

April is National Pet First Aid Awareness Month!

🆘 Did you know that April is National Pet First Aid Awareness Month? ⁣Though it’s always smart to take your pet to a veterinarian if they need care, a time…

Be Aware of These Household Pet Suffocation Hazards!

Did you know that these five everyday items can pose a serious suffocation and/or strangulation risk to your cat or dog? 1️⃣ Food bags such as chip bags, snack bags,…

New Media Interview with WTAE-TV!

Thank you to WTAE-TV for featuring Brian and Holly Best and Prevent Pet Suffocation to help bring awareness to pet suffocation. The Best family share their heartbreaking story of losing their…

Let’s Walk Our Pups Today!

🐶 It’s National Walking the Dog Day!⁣ ⁣Will you be taking your pet out for some fresh air and exercise?⁣ ⁣It’s good for you and for them!⁣ ⁣Get dressed, grab…

It’s National Love Your Pet Day!

❤️⁣⁣ Today is National Love Your Pet Day! An entire day to show your beloved pets how much they mean to you!⁣ ⁣⁣⁣The top reason people love their pets is…

Protect Your Cats From Pet Suffocation!

🐱 We want to remind you that cats are JUST as vulnerable to pet suffocation as dogs are!⁣ ⁣We often hear stories of dogs who have lost their lives to…

Happy Valentine’s Day!

❤️ Happy Valentine’s Day from Prevent Pet Suffocation! Will you be our Valentine? Today is all about love, so make sure that you’re doing all that you can to keep…

Remove Collars Before Crating!

🚨 It’s important to remove your pup’s collar before crating them! Leaving collars on dogs while they are crated can lead to a serious suffocation and strangulation issue. Laurie Simino…

Pet Safety for Super Bowl Sunday

🏈 Let’s Kick-off Super Bowl Weekend by making our own Football Playbook for our pets! ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣Are you prepared to keep your pets safe during the game this weekend? The…

New Video Podcast with Corgi Town USA

Check out my recent Video Podcast interview on pet suffocation with Corgi Town USA, a resort for pets and their people. I chat with hosts, Candie and Cat, on how…

Help Protect Our Wildlife from Suffocation!

Hats Off to The Royal Parks charity in London for highlighting the impact of discarded trash, litter, and food on wildlife as part of its ‘Help Nature Thrive’ campaign launched…

Farewell to 2021!

As we bid farewell to 2021 and say hello to 2022, our mission at Prevent Pet Suffocation continued to reach people around the world with our social media posts, interviews, articles, videos,…

A Special #GivingTuesday Thank You!

❤️ On #ThankYouWednesday, we want to say a very special Thank You to all who participated in #GivingTuesday and chose to give back to Prevent Pet Suffocation!⠀⁣ We love our…

Celebrate #GivingTuesday!

🎉 TODAY IS #GIVINGTUESDAY! How are you giving back?⁣ ⁣Today is an amazing opportunity to join the movement and unleash generosity! People around the world are using their voice, their…

Make a Difference This #GivingTuesday!

🎉 #GivingTuesday is TOMORROW! And, you can give TODAY!⁣ ⁣#GivingTuesday is a global generosity movement where the world comes together to give time, a donation, or the power of voice…

5 Ways to Give Back to Prevent Pet Suffocation for #GivingTuesday!

🎉 Will you be participating in #GivingTuesday this year? Though monetary donations may be the first thing that comes to mind, there are so many different ways you can give…

Happy Thanksgiving from Prevent Pet Suffocation!

🦃 Happy Thanksgiving from all of us at Prevent Pet Suffocation! ⁣ ⁣Today and every day, we are so thankful for your support and advocacy, especially during the last two…

A #GivingTuesday Video Message from our Founder!

❤️  Please watch and share this short video message from our Founder, Bonnie Harlan, for #GivingTuesday!⁣⁣ Prevent Pet Suffocation was founded almost a decade ago, and since then, we’ve been…

Prevent Pet Suffocation Joins the #GivingTuesday Movement!

New Press Release for our #GivingTuesday campaign! Join us this week and on Tuesday, November 30th for this global day of giving! Help us spread awareness and eliminate pet suffocation worldwide by…

Happy Halloween!

Happy Halloween from Prevent Pet Suffocation! 🎃👻⁣ ⁣Here are a few things to remember as you celebrate tonight:  ⁣⁣⁣👻 Costumes – Though it’s fun to dress our pets up in…

Press Release – Prevent Pet Suffocation Launches New Survey!

Please visit the Articles Section on our Press Page to read our latest Press Release about the new survey Prevent Pet Suffocation launched on pet suffocation. The survey is also…

It’s National Fire Pup Day!

Today is National Fire Pup Day! A special day to honor all the various dogs who have been volunteer fire pups through the years. Canine firefighters, usually a Dalmation, have…

Honoring National Pet Memorial Day!

❤️ Today is National Pet Memorial Day – a special day to celebrate and honor the memories of our beloved pets who have enriched our lives through the years. All…

Happy Labor Day Weekend!

Happy Labor Day Weekend! How will you be celebrating Labor Day this weekend? A barbecue? A cookout? S’mores around the campfire? Swimming? Watching some football?🏈⁣💥🏊⁣⁣ ⁣⁣⁣Hopefully, delicious food, snacks, and…

Stray dogs on street

Celebrate International Homeless Animals’ Day!

This weekend we honor International Homeless Animals’ Day! It’s a day to spread awareness on the ongoing plight of homeless animals by focusing on the overpopulation problem and providing a…

It’s National Nonprofit Day!

It’s National Nonprofit Day! Today, we pay tribute to the positive impact non-profit and charitable organizations have on our local, national, and international communities. ⁣Our non-profit, Prevent Pet Suffocation, has…

Beagle Getting Microchip from Vet

It’s National Check the Chip Day!

Microchip your pet! Lost or stolen pets have a much higher chance of being reunited with their families if they have been microchipped and the registration information is up to…

Protect Your Birds From Pet Suffocation!

Did you know your pet birds are vulnerable to pet suffocation? When we think about protecting our domestic and exotic birds at home, many bird owners know about the hazards…