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How to Help Pets During Emergencies and Disasters

September is National Preparedness month. Most people know how to handle a human emergency but they don’t know how to help animals in trouble. They are ill equipped to assist hurt stray animals when they encounter them. They are clueless on how to save their pets when a natural disaster strikes. Luckily there are resources and kits to help with that.

Barkkit to Save Stray Animals

How Your Dog Reflects Your Personality!

There have been many scientific studies that link one's personality to a certain breed of dog. Also, that most choose a dog that resemble themselves.

If you are a dog owner, would you say the above is true? 

According to BuzzFeed, if you are...

Pet-Friendly Run to End Domestic Violence

Attention all dog lovers, runners, and anyone supporting the cause of ending domestic violence, Ahimsa House’s Walk Wag ’N Run event may be for you. This annual 5k run will take place Saturday August 23rd at Lenox Park in Buckhead at 7:30 a.m. The 1 mile Fun Run beginning at 8:45 a.m. Participants are encouraged to bring their dogs, but check out Ahimsa House’s website for details on restrictions and participation rules.

Which "People Food" You Should be Giving Your Pet

When it comes to our pets, our "fur-kids," most of us are cautious on what table food we give them, right? I'm sure you have heard of the common foods NOT to give your pets: chocolate, grapes and raisins can be poisonous to your cats and dogs. Also, onions can cause anemia which could be life-threatening.

This is What it Looks Like When Dogs Surf

Dogs can hang 10 just like the big kahunas. Ok that is my best attempt at surfer speak to share the story of how 50 dogs came together to compete in the Unleashed by Petco Surf Dog competition.

This is what it looks like when dogs surf - well they look like human surfers - just with four legs. They hold their own on boards and ride the waves.

Strange but Effective Ways to Help Pets Cope with Their Fear of Fireworks

When the fireworks go off on the fourth of July, don’t be surprised if your dogs or cats are not enthused. Our furry friends typically fear fireworks. The loud popping and exploding sounds freak them out. The smell of sulfur makes them anxious.

They are more likely to find a hiding place in the house or bolt off into the woods to get through the show than pull up a lawn chair to sit back and enjoy it.

Watch PBS Online Film Festival Entry Dog Save the Queen

Dog Save the Queen is the title of an adorable entry in the 2014 PBS Online Film Festival.

In the short, residents of the idyllic Island of Rarotonga, Cook Islands are excited over the news of “the Million Dollar Corgi Quest.” The contest, run by Buckingham Palace, aims to find the descendant of the Queen’s corgi who visited the island back in ‘74, got loose and procreated with some local mutts.

It’s Take Your Dog to Work Day!

Pet parents rejoice! Today is Take Your Dog to Work Day. Pet Sitters International established the day to promote pet adoptions and how great companions dogs are.

The idea has caught on at thousands of companies including here!

How to Keep Your Pet From Suffering from Heat Stroke

Like humans, pets love to lay out in the sun. While they don’t get sunburned, they can suffer from heat stroke.

Heat stroke is a condition caused by the body’s inability to regulate its temperature properly when exposed to high temperatures.

Symptoms in pets include excessive panting and difficulty breathing. Saliva becomes thick and sticky. Dogs and cats may vomit, pass out and even die.

There are simple steps you can take to keep your pet from suffering from heat stroke. Here are some of them and if you have more suggestions, please share them.

Meet the Hero Cat Who Saved a Boy From a Dog Attack

Her name is Tara and she’ll go down in history as a hero. She’s the pet cat who saved a boy from a dog attack. The astonishing security camera video of Tara chasing off a dog has gone viral and rightfully so.

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