DAY #2 Ten Days of Pet Safety Tips: The Outdoors

The only frosty paws your pets should have are the pet-safe frozen treats you can make: Blend 32 oz. non fat plain yogurt, 1 cup lower fat peanut butter and 3 very ripe bananas. Scoop into ice cube trays (or paw print/bone silicone molds) and freeze. Set out to soften just a tad before serving […]

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DAY #1 Ten Days of Pet Safety Tips: The Tree

Put yourself in your dog or cat’s paws…at the end of each year, boxes are dragged from the attic or garage. A tree (seen by males as their “outhouse”) is brought INDOORS! Shiny things dangle everywhere, food smells are abundant and people arrive singing greetings. These sights, smells and sounds can be exciting to our […]

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Thanksgiving Pet Safety Tips

It was a picture-perfect Thanksgiving…a patchwork of red, orange and gold leaves blanketed the ground while a smattering of green still clung to the branches above.  The house was filled with idle chatter while all anxiously awaited the Holiday Meal.  Suddenly a 90 lbs. Rottweiler, entered the room with an unsteady gait.  Unable to breathe […]

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The ABCs of CBD

Earlier this year, researchers at Cornell University concluded a double-blind study on the effects of CBD oil on dogs suffering from osteoarthritis, an ailment not at all uncommon in our senior pets and people.  Over the course of six weeks, dogs were given either CBD oil or an oral placebo, two times daily. Dogs who […]

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Top 10 Changes for Senior Dogs

Today I’d like to share a blog from an organization I am so proud to be the President of…The Grey Muzzle Organization whose mission it is to make sure no dog dies alone or afraid.  Learn more about the work we do here on behalf of our senior best friends:  www.GreyMuzzle.org         […]

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Seasonal Changes: Cold & Dark and their Effects on Our Pet’s Diet & Activity

As we roll into late Autumn, many humans experience a mood shift of sorts due to plunging temperatures and pushing back the clocks.   It’s the time of year with shorter days, colder temperatures and sometimes bouts of the winter blues!  Sluggishness, or just a desire to do nothing and hunker down indoors, is known as […]

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Ways to Help Your Senior Dog Move Better

As our best friends age, muscles atrophy, joints weaken and bones are just not as strong as they once were. All of these things contribute to simple movements becoming increasingly difficult for your aging pooch. Don’t despair.  Although we can’t completely turn back the hands of time, there are things we can do to help […]

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Dr. Buzby’s DIY Dog Master Course: Nail Trimming Without Fear

Although squeamish about trimming dark nails, The Pet Safety Crusader™ thought she knew how to handle this important aspect of caring for our canine family members.  Well, I was wrong!  I mean, I knew the old fashioned way, that would sometimes make me nervous and feel a bit like I was smashing or crushing my […]

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How Much Sleep Do Older Dogs Need?

  Dogs, like humans, need sleep to maintain their health. Also like humans, those sleep needs change as they age. Changing Sleep Needs Puppies may sleep as many as 20 hours a day. Their bodies go through rapid changes and growth that take massive amounts of energy. Adult dogs average about 12 to 14 hours […]

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Halloween Pet Safety Tips

Things that go bump in the night shouldn’t include your pets, so follow a few simple tips to make sure Howl-o-ween won’t be scary or dangerous for canines or felines!   PREVENT A HOUDINI ACT Know where your pets are at all times.  Walk them before dark, but since it’s getting dark earlier…you should definitely […]

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Rescuing Tweety or Helping Bugs Feel Better BEFORE Veterinary Help is Available

Two new books and online classes have been unveiled by Denise Fleck, the Pet Safety Crusader™, to help you help your smaller family members in the event of injury or illness and BEFORE you can get to veterinary care!  “Basic Bird First Aid” and “First Aid Basics for Rabbits and Pocket Pets” provide the 4-1-1 […]

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Reptile First Aid

In preparation for October 21st…REPTILE AWARENESS DAY, I thought I’d share the basic 4-1-1  those of you who care for our friends who crawl need to know!   HERPETOLOGY is the study of reptiles & amphibians. The word comes from the Greek word “Herpeton” meaning “crawling things.” Reptiles, like Amphibians, are vertebrates and ectotherms (cold-blooded) meaning they don’t use […]

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