Have you seen our updated Memorial Photos Page on our website honoring hundreds of dogs and cats that we have lost due to pet suffocation? We honor all of these beautiful faces who have crossed over the Rainbow Bridge and whose personal stories help spread awareness to prevent pet suffocation. To view, click on “Memorial Photos Page” on the Tool Bar Menu above.
Check out my latest podcast interview on pet suffocation from across the pond with Michelle Robertson, a dedicated animal advocate and host of Dog Desk Radio, a division of the UK’s Dog Desk Animal Action! Dog Desk Animal Action is a registered non-profit consisting of a radio station, a magazine, and a newsroom. Their mission supports rescues, organizations, and people looking to improve the health and well-being of animals. It was wonderful to spread awareness with our friends in the UK! To listen, click on “Press” above, then “Videos”.
Do you like to take your pet along with you for the ride? Most people do! Do you leave fast food bags, snack bags, purses, backpacks, grocery bags, and other bags in your car? Most people do!
However, these bags and what’s in them actually pose a serious suffocation risk to your pets. While you are inside a store or building doing a quick errand, your dog has plenty of time to nose around looking for food. He can get into serious trouble within minutes and can suffocate quickly. We have heard from too many distraught pet owners who came back to their car and found their dog in an emergency situation.
Always check your vehicle for anything dangerous your pup can get into. Don’t leave any food items or bags in the car while the dog is left alone. This year, create a safe space for your pets both in your home and in your car! 🐶🐱
We’ve made it even easier to support Prevent Pet Suffocation! Our new Text-To-Give feature is now available. Simply Text 855-671-2369 and write Give and your gift amount in the message. Example – Give 5 or Give 10. Follow the instructions on the return link. Use for a one-time or subsequent donation. Thank you!
Please visit the Articles Section on our Press Page to read our latest Press Release about Prevent Pet Suffocation celebrating #GivingTuesday! Please consider donating any amount to our nonprofit to help continue our mission to prevent pet suffocation worldwide! The Donate Button is at the top of our Home Page on the website! Thank you!
Saturday, November 7, 2020, is National Canine Lymphoma Awareness Day – a day to spread education and awareness about canine lymphoma.
National Canine Lymphoma Awareness Day was founded by dog agility trainer, Terry Simons, after he lost his beloved pup, Reveille, to this heartbreaking disease. It also inspired him to create CLEAR – Canine Lymphoma Education Awareness and Research – which is also dedicated to increasing awareness of and a cure for canine lymphoma through education and research.
Tucker, the Mini Goldendoodle in the photo, is my grand-dog who was diagnosed with T Cell Canine Lymphoma in June 2019 at age 6. The average survival rate is 12 months, and luckily, with excellent veterinary treatment and dedicated fur parents, Tucker has surpassed that by several months. Though he is slowing down, he is still enjoying his delicious food, neighborhood walks, and lots of cuddling from his parents.
So our family applauds CLEAR and its mission to empower dog owners with knowledge while working towards a cure for canine lymphoma.
To honor this day, learn more about canine lymphoma and consider donating to research or to an organization that can help pet owners that may need financial help for treatment. Use #CanineLymphomaAwarnessDay to share on social media.
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 squeeze into different types of containers that dogs can’t. Cats love to seek out cozy, tight spaces to relax, and they enjoy playing with all types of bags.
Be extra cautious when leaving bags on top of the fridge, in the laundry room or garage, and on countertops and shelves. Cut up all bags and dispose of them properly. Keep all containers tightly closed and safely out of reach of your pets. Always close drawers and appliance lids like washers and dryers. Cats are quick on their feet, and we have to stay on our toes!
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 country since the 1700s. Today, Dalmations are still recognized as firehouse mascots and are used to educate the public about fire safety while honoring past heroic fire pups.
This is also an excellent time to review your home Fire Safety Plan with your family to ensure your pets are able to get to safety, if needed. Update smoke alarm batteries, keep a fire extinguisher handy, have a monitored fire alarm, if possible, and make sure your children know what to do and how to call 911. Like their human owners, pets can succumb to smoke inhalation very quickly. It just takes a few minutes to help keep your pets and family safe!
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. More dogs are finding new homes, and the shelters were able to place many pups in foster homes, too. Many shelters and breeders now have long waiting lists for people wanting to add a canine companion to their home.
It’s no secret that dogs have a positive effect on our mental, emotional, and physical heath. As so many of us were forced to socially distance from friends, family, and co-workers, it has been comforting to share this uncertain time with those who provide unconditional love – our pups.
As the demand for dogs continues and young and old pups are integrated into new homes, it’s important to remember to dog-proof your home against pet suffocation. Please visit our website’s Information page to learn more on safeguarding your beloved pets against pet suffocation. Enjoy your new best friend!
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 within minutes! It’s important to keep all food bags and pet food bags stored safely out of reach. Keep dog or cat treats and pet food in plastic containers, keep trash cans tightly secured, keep pantry doors closed, and cut up all bags.
A safe home is a happy home for your pets! Please help prevent pet suffocation!