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Red Cross Releases New Pet First Aid App

Ever wish that you had instant access to your vet? Well now you do. The American Red Cross has just released its new pet first aid app. You will find it on Google Play or iTunes for 99 cents.

Today is the 10th Anniversary of National Feral Cat Day!

Please remember our little feral friends on this their special day.  Alley Cat Allies established National Feral Cat Day 10 years ago to draw awareness to the plight of the feral cat.  Of course, it’s a good time to donate to ACA or other feral cat groups!  It’s also a good time to become more […]

September Is National Disaster Preparedness Month

Experts agree that every family should have their own disaster plan and many do.  Unfortunately, many families forget to include their pets in the plan and that’s how they become separated from their pets, sometimes for good. September is National Disaster Preparedness Month, so why not seriously put together a plan to take care of […]

Never Forget This Summer: Dogs Die In Hot Cars

Summer’s almost here, so let’s not forget what we’re risking when we leave our dogs in the car: tragedy.  A new awareness campaign at helps out with information, free flyers and a program of photo sharing to get the message out about this very real hazard of pet ownership. It might be hard to […]

It’s National Dog Bite Prevention Week: Tips On Avoiding Bites

I enjoyed this week’s post at Chicago’s Tails Magazine about the American Veterinary Medicine Association’s advice on how to avoid being bitten by a dog.  It’s a reminder that what we might think of as common sense is anything but common, and sharing knowledge can help avoid a tragic situation. The AVMA publishes a free brochure […]

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