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!

 

Cats are Vulnerable to Pet Suffocation, too!

Cats are just as vulnerable to pet suffocation as dogs! Due to their agility, cats are able to access many locations like high countertops, shelves, and pantries. They can also…

Happy National Fire Pup Day!

Today, we honor all the various dogs who have served as volunteer fire pups through the years. These brave canine firefighters, usually Dalmations, have been members of fire departments across…

The Pandemic and Pooches!

As we have all had to navigate through this unprecedented pandemic, one positive aspect has been that the sales and adoptions of dogs has soared in the last few months….

Keep Pet Food Bags Away from Your Pets!

It just takes a minute for your dog or cat to get into serious trouble if they get their head stuck inside of a pet food bag. They can suffocate…

An EMMY to Celebrate!

The in-depth media piece we worked on last fall with the investigative team at WUSA9 (CBS) won an EMMY last week! The Capital Emmys were awarded virtually. The Academy’s Emmy…

Check the Chip Day!

August 15th is “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…

New Podcast Interview!

Don’t miss the latest podcast interview with our Founder, Bonnie Harlan, and pet advocate and Dogologist, Billie Groom, with Upward Dogology discussing pet suffocation and how to prevent it! Click…

Working from Home With Your Pets

Though “Take Your Dog to Work Day” was officially June 26th, more people than ever are working from home today. One advantage is being able to have our pets right…

Can Your Dog or Cat Contact or Spread COVID-19?

The Center of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) says COVID-19 is spread to humans through person-to-person contact, and there have been no reports of pets spreading the Coronavirus in the…