Enjoy National Pet Day!

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Today is National Pet Day! 🐶🐱⁣⁣

⁣⁣National Pet Day is the perfect day to celebrate the happiness we receive from our beloved pets. Yet, this day is also dedicated to the many pets who live in shelters or have lost their owner and need love and companionship, too.

❤️ Today is an opportunity to consider adopting a rescue pet, fostering a dog or cat, or just helping out a pet owner who is having a hard time being able to walk their dog or play with their pets. These acts of kindness can bring priceless benefits to the health and welfare of these pets who need it.

National Pet Day is also an excellent time to ensure your home is safely secured for your pets.⁣⁣ ⁣

🐶 Discard any broken or unsanitary toys, chew toys, leashes, collars, and bedding. ⁣⁣

🐱 Ensure your pets are up to date on their vaccinations and health checks.⁣⁣

⁣🐶 Check collars to ensure tags are secure and phone numbers are legible. Consider microchipping your pet.⁣

⁣🐱 Keep all food bags and toxins safely out of reach of your pets. Cut up all chip bags, snack bags, and pet food bags to prevent pet suffocation. ⁣⁣

⁣⁣Spread the love today and tag us in some of your latest pet photos as you enjoy National Pet Day!⁣⁣ 📷

National Hug Your Dog Day is April 10th!

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🐶 National Hug Your Dog Day!⁣⁣ What’s more fun than hugging your pup? Did you know that hugging your dog actually has therapeutic benefits for you and your pup? ⁣⁣Studies have shown that hugging pups increases oxytocin, the “cuddle hormone”, which helps to lower stress, blood pressure, heart rate, and cholesterol.

❤️ Hugging creates a sense of well-being and contentment between you and your pet. It also can help with a dog’s behavioral issues and bad habits by providing a sense of trust between you and your dog.⁣ If your canine companion isn’t a hugger, try a belly rub, a scratch behind the ears, or gentle petting. ⁣⁣

Our dogs deserve all the love and affection we can give, so make sure you give them an extra hug today and everyday!⁣⁣

Wild Coyote Saved From Suffocation in a Container!

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Hats Off to the nonprofit group, Wild Florida Rescue, for saving this beautiful coyote from suffocating in a plastic Pretzel container. They tracked the animal for four days before they were able to capture her to remove the jar. By this time, the coyote was visibly weakened. Her wounds on her neck and ears were cleaned, and she was treated with antibiotics. The lucky coyote is now recuperating at Busch Wildlife Sanctuary until she can released into a safe place of wild acreage.

This is why we tell everyone to destroy all food bags and containers whether you own a pet or not. Protecting our wildlife from suffocation is essential!

New Media Interview with WGME CBS 13!

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Thank you to WGME CBS 13 and Investigative Reporter, Marissa Bodnar, for featuring Prevent Pet Suffocation and Emma Pierce, who lost her dog to suffocation in a chip bag, in this informative media interview! Spreading awareness is key to preventing pet suffocation, and each media piece and every owner’s personal story helps us in our mission. The link to the interview is under the “Press” tab – then click on the “Videos” tab.

Learn How to Prevent Pet Suffocation in Your Car!

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Prevent Pet Suffocation has been featured in the debut issue of the pet safety magazine, Riding Certified, published by the dedicated pet advocates from Dogs Ride Certified. Riding Certified focuses on the safest way for dogs to travel in cars. Keeping all food bags away from your pets in the car is vital to keeping them safe from suffocation, which can easily happen in your vehicle. The article, “A Sneaky Danger to Consider Before Hitting the Road”, is on pages 48 to 51. The link to the article is under the “Press” tab – then click on the “Articles” tab.

Visit our Memorial Photos Page!

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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.

New Podcast with Dog Desk Radio!

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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”.

Dangers of Food Bags in Cars

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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! 🐶🐱

New! Text-To-Give!

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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!