Emergency Preparedness For Pets

With Hurricane Dorian advancing upon Puerto Rico and heading toward Florida, now is a good time to make sure that you are prepared for a weather emergency. By the way, this year the Atlantic hurricane season began on May 20 and extends through November 30. Even if you are not currently in the storm's path or imminent danger, it is always sage advice to go through a checklist of safety tips and have a disaster plan in mind.   IMMEDIATE … [Read more...]

Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) for Dogs

In case of emergency, do you know how to give your dog CPR to save its life? Cardiopulmonary resuscitation is normally used when you cannot hear or feel the dog’s heartbeat. Once the dog stops breathing, the heart will go into cardiac arrest and cease beating. While in-class training may be hard to find except for professionals, there are a wealth of resources available for responsible pet owners who want to learn. But be careful; CPR is hazardous and … [Read more...]

Has Your Dog Ever Been Stung by a Bee? Be Prepared in Case of Emergencies

Several years ago while I was taking my two chihuahuas for a walk on a lovely autumn day, one of them was stung by a bee. I was a fair distance from my house and enjoying the beautiful day when I heard Carl, my four pound dog scream. It was literally a scream like I had never heard before. I had no idea what happened. I picked him up and checked him over. I saw a large yellow jacket on his paw. I brushed it off and then Carl went completely limp. I was … [Read more...]