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PET SAFETY MONTH: 30 tips in 30 days that can save your pet's life - Tip #14

Beware of sugarfree gum, candy and now, low sugar peanut butter.

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PET SAFETY MONTH: 30 tips in 30 days that can save your pet's life - Tip #13

If you are like most of us, you store your cleaning materials under your sink.

And if your pup is like most pups, he is looking for things to amuse himself for the 8-10 hours a day that you are gone from his life.

Like the great explorers of history, pup wants to go places he's never gone before. But unlike the great explorers of history, he also 

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PET SAFETY MONTH: 30 tips in 30 days that can save your pet's life - Tip #12

What is Poison Control?

Poison Control is a 24/7/365 service offered by the ASPCA to save pets' lives in the event of, shall we say, potentially lethal gustatory curiosity on the part of our pets.

How does it work and how should you use it?

Remember Pet Safety Tip #1 where we recommended making a page in your smartphone with pet's information including your vet's and emergency vet's contact info AND Poison Control's phone number? Please do that if you haven't already.  

Poisoning is the NUMBER ONE cause of death in pre-senior pets, often because the owners do not know about this always-on-call, 

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PET SAFETY MONTH: 30 tips in 30 days that can save your pet's life - Tip #11

Rainbow puddles are not rainbows.

If you see a shimmery puddle, often green, on the street don’t let pup drink from it.  It is probably antifreeze which is poisonous.

Antifreeze is generally ethylene glycol which lowers 

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PET SAFETY MONTH:  Where it all started - Happy Birthday ASPCA!

They are our heroes!

In 1866, life was very different. Transportation relied primarily on horses. The streets stank and the horses were property that was expected to perform. Or pay the consequences.

In 1863, a New Yorker, a diplomat named Henry Bergh stopped a carriage driver from beating his fallen horse. The world was not a friendly place and certainly not for animals. Workhorses were forced to haul past the point of exhaustion. Dogcatchers stole pet dogs and held them for ransom.   Read More

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PET SAFETY MONTH: 30 tips in 30 days that can save your pet's life - Tip #9

If an animal is bleeding, apply pressure with a ladies’ sanitary product on the wound to absorb the blood.  After all, that is what they were created for.  If, by chance, you have a clean baby diaper, that's even better.

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PET SAFETY MONTH: 30 tips in 30 days that can save your pet's life - Tip #8

If you see something shimmery around a tree or garbage can keep your dog away.  Chances are that it is illegally placed rat poison and the same smelly rotten meat odor that is incorporated to attract rats is very attractive to dogs, too.  

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PET SAFETY MONTH: 30 tips in 30 days that can save your pet's life - Tip #7

Don’t let pup your dog ride in the front seat of your car.  A sudden stop can cause him to go flying through the windshield.  Keep him in the backseat secured with a doggie seatbelt harness system or in a crate.

Even in the back seat, don't let him hang out the window.  Likewise, a sudden stop can cause severe damage, sending him flying.  If he loves the wind - most dogs do - belt him next to the open window. 


Amazon offers a doggie seat belt for $7.60, an investment in doggie safety well worth making.  

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PET SAFETY MONTH: 30 tips in 30 days that can save your pet's life - Tip #6

If your pup or kitty ate or inhaled marijuana bring him to the vet immediately and be honest about what happened so the vet can treat appropriately.  Veterinarians are not required to report marijuana use and they don’t.  Their concern is to treat.  They can only treat approriately if you are honest and tell them what happened.

Both dogs and cats can be affected by inhaling marijuana, but dogs are much more likely to eat, say, brownies with weed because like us they love sweets.  Cats are obligate carnivores and do seek out sugar.

Note, as dogs and cats are much smaller than w

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PET SAFETY MONTH: 30 tips in 30 days that can save your pet's life - Tip #4

Tip #4

If you are having an emergency and have to move a heavy dog who cannot get up, roll them on to a bath towel and drag the towel with pup on it. You can even use the towel as a sling and have two people slide or carry the dog.

 

If you have to move a very heavy dog a long distance, especially up or down stairs, and it is not a timed emergency, call AmbuVet. Their number is easy: (800)AmbuVet. Explain your predicament and they will

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