Archives for Pet Safety

Helping Your Pet Have a Fear-Free Howl-O-Ween

Halloween is a holiday that is designed to be scary, which makes this anything but Fear-Free for your pet. Besides having to keep the candy out of reach, making sure your furry family member doesn’t get scared from the costumes or noises can be a challenge. Here are some tips to making Halloween Fear-Free instead of fearful!
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Pet Fire Safety Day

According to the United States Fire Administration, approximately 500,000 pets are affected by fires and about 1,000 pets accidentally start fires each year. We spoke with Blum client, Dan Midell, who is a firefighter about tips to keeping your pet safe in case of a fire.
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Avoiding Memorial Day Mishaps

With the weekend forecast calling for higher temperatures, many people will many people will be spending their Memorial Day weekend outdoors. Whether you are grilling or lounging by the pool, it is important to be cognizant of your pet’s safety. Here are some factors to consider for keeping your furry family member safe during the holiday weekend.
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High Rise Syndrome

With the warmer weather, we can finally open our windows to experience the fresh air. Although for pet owners, we need to be careful about how far we open our windows, particularly when we leave our furry family members unattended. Unscreened windows are especially hazardous to pets, and primarily cats; so much so that there is a condition called High-Rise Syndrome which refers to cats falling out of windows. 
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Pet Poisons

In 2017, the ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center (APCC) had 199,000 cases concerning potential poisonings. This is almost 20,000 more cases than they received in 2016! To help prevent some of these calls, here is the ASPCA’s Top 10 Pet Toxins of 2017.
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