Pets don't fare much better than people in the cold. With heavy rains, snow and low temperatures this winter, RedRover wants to remind you of a few tips to help keep your furry family members safe and warm.
Summertime + sunshine = a great chance to spend quality time with your pet, but the hot weather can also pose some dangers if you’re not careful. Follow these summertime pet safety tips to ensure you and your furry family members have a safe and fun season!
Summertime means more time outdoors and, hopefully, lots of play time for you and your pets. But beware of common yard and garden substances that can be hazardous to animals who eat them.
“Many of the plants in our gardens and the products we use to care for them can cause intestinal upset and other medical complications in dogs and cats,” says RedRover President and CEO Nicole Forsyth. “With summer upon us, we’ll be spending more time outdoors and must make sure our pets don’t eat these dangerous and potentially lethal substances.”
The food that you feed your dog is one of the primary means available to you to provide a positive impact on your dog’s health. While genetics, environment, exercise and other lifestyle factors affect your pet’s health, nutrition is perhaps the single most important consideration to help your dog be at his or her healthiest.
By Laurel Meleski, RedRover Program Coordinator II
Some pets are able to take fireworks in their stride. They can watch the displays with their families and remain calm, simply happy being with their people. Then there are dogs like my Bob. When fireworks go off, Bob believes that the world is coming to an end -- and that the only thing to do is climb onto my lap to shake and pant uncontrollably until the end comes. Thankfully, I've found a few different ways over the years to help my little buddy deal with this stressful time of year.
We all work hard to give our pets the best lives possible. We give them great food, fun toys, loads of attention, and try to keep them safe from harm. However, keeping them safe isn't always easy as we’d like. Whether it's darting out the front door or eating something that they shouldn't, our pets can be great at getting into trouble.