Do You Have a Disaster Preparedness Plan for Your Pet?

Do You Have a Disaster Preparedness Plan for Your Pet?

Disasters can strike at any time, anywhere; from tornadoes to hurricanes, to flash floods and fires, to earthquakes. If an emergency suddenly arises and you need to evacuate, do you have a plan for your family, including your pets? If not, this is a perfect time to develop one. Here are some of my FiveSibes™ tips on being prepared: 1. Get Certified! If you have not yet taken a Pet First Aid/Pet CPR course, sign up now! Not sure which program to sign up for? Check with your veterinarian for a recommendation. 2. ID Your Pet Pets can get spooked and … Continue reading

Tips for Safe and Happy Travels With Your Pet

Travels With Your Pet Safety Tips

Traveling with your pet can be a fun and rewarding experience for both you and your furry friend. However, there are a few safety precautions that you’ll want to keep in mind before you head out on your next road trip together. Leashes, ID Tags, & Collars Are a Must Whenever you’re traveling with pets, make sure they’re all dressed up in their identification tags. ID tags should include your vet’s number in case your pet gets lost or becomes sick. It’s also a good idea to keep your pets leashed and collared any time they leave the car. Pets may be able … Continue reading

The 5 Most Common Pet Safety Hazards You Need to Know

The 5 Most Common Pet Safety Hazards You Need to Know

Who can resist puppy dog eyes or happy kitten purrs? Having an animal in your life means having a fuzzy, happy little family member to bring happiness to your life every day. The hardest part as a pet owner is to see your fur-children get hurt in any way. For pets who are hurt or in pain the issue can go from bad to worse very quickly since they aren’t able to tell us outright when things hurt and why. For this reason it’s extremely important to understand the most common hazards to your pet and take the proper precautions … Continue reading

Sleepypod Safety Harness Review

Safety Harness Product: Clickit Sport

Knowing just how concerned our customers are when it comes to ensuring the safety of their pets on road trips, we paid great attention to Sleepypod’s claims that their pet safety harnesses were the only ones to pass crash testing. Considerable research on our part backed this up. Indeed, while many of the harnesses on the market had been crash tested, they had not  actually passed! After scrutinizing both versions of the Harness – the Clickit Utility and the Clickit Sport, we felt confident in our assertion that, although there were other options out there and some of them certainly … Continue reading

5 Tips for a Pet Safe Christmas Tree

5 Tips for a Pet Safe Christmas Tree

Now that we are officially in the post-Thanksgiving time of the holiday season, it’s time to start decorating for Christmas! I truly love the Christmas season. I always have. However, there are many Christmas decorations and traditions that can be potentially harmful to our pets. I can’t begin to share with you the number of Christmas tree-related injuries I experienced while working at the veterinary hospital. Everything from eye scratches to foreign body surgeries. Therefore, today I would like to discuss 5 tips for keeping your Christmas tree pet safe. 1. Watch Out for Toxins Christmas trees themselves are considered mildly … Continue reading