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, friends, and pets with a pool party, BBQ, backyard games, or watching baseball.
No matter how you celebrate, it’s important to keep your pet’s safety in mind. Below are some tips to help protect your pets from mishaps and accidents while preoccupied with entertaining or playing.
✔️ HOLIDAY FOODS - Make sure your pet can’t ingest any holiday foods and treats like bones, grapes, onions, chocolate, xylitol, and alcoholic beverages.
✔️ FOOD BAGS - Keep all food bags like chip bags, snack bags, and plastic bags safely stored away from your pets to prevent pet suffocation. Cut up all bags and dispose of properly. With more guests and children around, it’s easy to get distracted and not notice what your pet is up to.
✔️ POOLS - Never leave your pets unsupervised around a pool, lake, or other bodies of water. Have your dog wear a flotation device when on boats. Don’t allow your dog to drink pool water which contains toxic chemicals.
✔️ SHADE - Pets can get dehydrated quickly, so if you’re spending time in the yard, at the beach, or at the pool, make sure your dogs have plenty of water and shade.
✔️ IDS - With the hustle and bustle of traveling over the weekend or celebrating with friends and family, you want to ensure your pet doesn’t escape or get lost. Make sure that your pet is microchipped or has an ID tag on his collar.
With these pet safety tips in mind, you can relax and enjoy the kick-off to summer!
It’s National Rescue Dog Day!
This beautiful Border Collie/Labrador mix named Huckleberry was rescued in 2017 by a loving family. She was able to be given a new life instead of languishing in a shelter.
National Rescue Dog Day was founded to bring awareness to the countless number of amazing dogs in shelters waiting to be adopted, to educate young children about animals, and to encourage spaying and neutering of pets.
Rescue dogs often overcome extreme circumstances, and yet they often provide comfort, security, love, and friendship as devoted family pets.
How can you get involved today? Here’s a list from nationalrescuedogday.com:
🐶 ADOPT: If there is room in your life for a dog, consider adoption and giving one a forever home.
🐶 FOSTER: Many dogs abandoned in shelters benefit from socialization or would just thrive better outside of a shelter environment. Others may be in need of some medical care or rehabilitation in a home setting before an adoption can take place.
🐶 DONATE: Shelters always need donations. In addition to financial donations, shelters have a list of much-needed items such as blankets, toys, treats, and leashes.
🐶 VOLUNTEER: Help out at your local shelter. Taking dogs for walks, grooming them, and giving them plenty of affection improves their socialization.
🐶 SPAY/NEUTER: Be responsible for your pets. Overpopulation is the number one reason shelters exist.
Visit nationalrescuedogday.com for more information!
Are you looking forward to having a BALL this summer? 🌞🚣♀️🚲🍔
As the sun continues to shine, and we begin spending more time outdoors – don’t forget about your pets when you’re hiking, walking, barbecuing, picnicking, swimming, or camping!
Snacks such as potato chips, popcorn, pretzels, sandwiches, cookies, granola, and candy are great for groups, but the bags that they’re packaged in pose a serious suffocation risk for your pets.
So, what can you do?
✔️ Cut up your chip bags, snack bags, pet food bags, and all other food bags before you dispose of them.
✔️ Make sure to serve your snacks in plastic bowls and containers and cut up all food bags before disposing of them.
✔️ Take extra precautions when you are at a beach, at the lake, on a picnic, or are camping, hiking, or biking.
✔️ As you’re socializing, it’s important to keep an eye on your pets, as well! Don’t leave them unattended around the delicious food and snacks, as pet suffocation happens within minutes!
✔️ Leave no trash behind if you’re bringing snacks, drinks, or any type of food bags or containers outside.
With a little extra precaution, you can enjoy this summer freely without putting any of our wonderful pets at risk!
Happy Mother’s Day from Prevent Pet Suffocation!
Jag and I want to wish all of the wonderful moms and fur moms a special day of joy and celebration! Your dedication, kindness, loyalty, tirelessness, and love for your families and pets is appreciated!
Before summer sneaks in, don’t forget to take time for yourselves - a romp with your pup, a playdate with your kids, a fun date night, or some well-deserved self-care!
Enjoy your special day!
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It’s here that we’ll share important shorts, videos, media interviews, podcasts, and PSAs detailing steps you can take to keep your pets safe from pet suffocation.
Click on the link https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCKXhhXZ6cxqJczU88ZuqkDw to subscribe to our YouTube Channel, so you can be in the loop when it comes to preventing pet suffocation! 🐶🐱
PET CPR: Have you learned this vital procedure to help save a dog or cat in distress?
Learning pet CPR might sound complicated, but it’s actually a simple way for you to ensure that your pet is much safer from the risks of suffocation!
Not sure where to start? Visit our website, preventpetsuffocation.com, click on “Blue’s Blog” and watch the Pet CPR video to learn this valuable, life-saving tool.
A bit of time and attention can make all the difference when it comes to saving the lives of your pets! 🐶🐱
Do you check your home for pet suffocation risks on a daily basis?
Here’s your daily reminder to do so!
One unintentional mistake can lead to a terrible outcome for your family if you’re not careful. Checking for stray food bags, open pantries, and open trash can lids is a simple way for you to protect your pets against suffocation.
Oftentimes, we are in a hurry or distracted when leaving the house. Take a few minutes to look around everyday and see what hidden dangers are in your home, yard, and garage. Many pet owners are surprised by what they find and are glad they took the time to do a daily check!
🐶🐱 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 pets, feed them, play with them, groom them, take them to the vet, and spoil them as much as possible. Our reward is the unconditional love from our beloved pets.
To celebrate YOUR day as the best pet parents ever, take your furry family member on a pretty drive or a scenic walk or pack a delicious picnic with your favorite treats. Set-up your own family photoshoot and post on social media.
Not a pet parent yet? Consider fostering or rescuing a shelter dog or cat who would love to become a part of your family! Hug your pets extra tight today! ❤️
💙 It’s World Veterinary Day! Today is the 23rd anniversary of this wonderful day to highlight the extraordinary roles veterinarians perform around the world.
Today, we are extra thankful for the professionals that work every day to keep our pets safe. Where would we be without these amazing people that keep our pets healthy and also perform life-saving techniques and surgeries when needed?
📱 I’m honoring my personal vet, Dr. Landry, in the photo above who has been invaluable in helping me navigate the health issues my senior English Springer Spaniel has been facing lately.
Show your appreciation to these dedicated medical caregivers by posting a special thank you to your veterinarian on social media. Include a photo of your pet to personalize your message. Thank a vet today!
And remember: Keeping your pets safe at home is one of the best ways to avoid an emergency trip to the vet.
Visit our website to learn more about what you can do to create a safe space for your pets and to keep them from falling victim to pet suffocation! 🐶🐱
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 Earth Day is “Invest in Our Planet™.” Some ways to do your part:
🌎Support Our Pollinators - Bring native bees and other pollinating creatures to your yard and garden by choosing the right plants.
🌎Clean Up Plastic in Your Neighborhood or Local Park - Masks, gloves, takeout bags, plastic containers, chip bags, food bags, and other packaging are in abundant use, and, without proper disposal, many end up discarded on beaches, roads, lawns, parking lots, and parks where pets and wildlife can have easy access to them.
🌎Swap Out Your Kitchen and Household Products - Consider using biodegradable products that don't use chemicals or plastic.
🌎Plant a Tree - Trees attract insects and pollinators, capture carbon, offer shade, benefit agriculture, and reduce the risk of disease transmission.
🌎Use Wildflowers and Native Plants - Wildflowers and indigenous species are beautiful and attract native insects that improve both pest control and pollination.
🌎Reduce, Reuse, Recycle in the Garden - Buy in bulk when you can to reduce plastic bags usage. Reuse or return old plastic pots and trays. Plant flowers and plants directly into the ground.
🌎Stop Pesticides and Chemicals in the Garden - Instead of chemicals, try companion planting, natural remedies, and attracting predators to your garden.
🌎Conserve Water - Avoid overwatering your plants. Don't water your garden vegetables and plants from overhead, which invites fungal disease. Water at the soil level.
To make our planet a safer place for animals and humans, it’s going to take all of us. If you’re not already, start being more mindful and proactive about ways to protect our Earth. Invest in Our Planet! 🌎