How to Recognize a Pet Emergency

dog examination by veterinary doctor with stethoscope in clinicAs with any medical emergency, timing can be the difference between successful treatment and heartbreaking tragedy. This is equally true for a pet emergency, which is why knowing how to react in such a situation is crucial.

Pet emergencies come in a variety of forms, from an accidental poisoning to a bite sustained during a dogfight. Some veterinary emergencies are also less obvious than others, which makes knowing what to look for an important skill every pet owner should have. Continue…

Pet Safety and Kids: What You Should Know

Long_iStock_000057434550_Large (1)From 2010 to 2012, more than 350,000 kids under the age of 14 experienced dog bite injuries. While circumstances vary, a salient truth remains: the majority of these bites could have been prevented.

There’s a lot to learn when it comes to pet safety and kids, and much of it can only be absorbed over time. However, with direct adult supervision and close observation of certain rules, kids and pets can remain safe, healthy, and happy.

Training Benefits

Training is a great place to start with pet safety and kids. Addressing your pet’s behavioral needs goes a long way at home. If your child is old enough, you may want to include him or her in the process. At the very least, your child and pet will learn to understand one another, and your child will gain basic knowledge of canine body language. Continue…