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This Fourth of July, Celebrate Pet Safety

Nothing says “Independence Day” like sunshine, fireworks and barbecues. But while it may seem like a great idea to include your pets in these fun festivities, it’s important for all pet parents to beware of potential dangers caused by this holiday. In fact, lots of common picnic foods are toxic to animals, and nearly one in five lost pets goes missing after being scared by the sound of fireworks!

To help you and your four-legged friends have a petriotic Fourth, we’ve put together some key tips to ensure a safe holiday:

Attention Pet Parents: Tomorrow Is Take Your Dog to Work Day!

Pull out your pup’s business casual collar because Friday, June 26, is Take Your Dog to Work Day!

Downloadable Guide: Use Everyday Items to Spoil Your Shelter Cats

It’s Adopt a Shelter Cat Month—and if you can’t bring a new feline into the family, no problem! Whether you volunteer at a shelter, regularly foster kittens and cats in your home or just love DIY crafts, you can still help kitties in your local shelter or rescue group by giving them the spa treatment!

Gearing Up for a Summer Vacation? Check Out Our Travel Safety Tips

Summer travel season is in full swing, and we think trips are always more fun when you bring your furry friends along. If you’re planning to take a vacation this summer with your pets in tow, we’ve got you covered.

Taking a road trip? Here are a few car travel safety tips brought to you by ASPCA sponsor, Subaru.

Practice makes perfect: It’s a good idea to practice having your pet ride along for a series of short car trips leading up to your big trip.

Download and Share Our Hot Weather Infographic to Prevent Pets from Suffering in Hot Cars

As summer heats up, it’s tempting to bring your pet with you on car rides around town. Sadly, many people believe that cracking a window is enough to keep their dogs cool in the car while they make a quick pit stop—but they couldn’t be more wrong. When it’s 80 degrees outside, your car will be a staggering 114 degrees in less than 30 minutes.

Join Us Live for Our Summertime Pet Toxins Twitter Chat on June 10!

Summer is finally here, but do you know which popular warm weather items could be poisonous to your pets? Common hazardous household items include insect repellent, alcohol, sunscreen and glow sticks—the culprits may be surprising!

Pound the Pavement With Your Pup on National Running Day

Today is National Running Day, celebrating one of the best ways to get healthy and stay in shape. Although many people prefer to run solo, you might have an eager running buddy right in your own home! Besides keeping your pet in good shape, a healthy dose of daily exercise also helps prevent behavioral issues in dogs such as chewing, hyperactivity, and rough playing. Going for a brisk walk or run is also a great way to bond with your pup, and there are even 5Ks that cater to the canine fitness crowd!

Celebrate Pet Safety this Memorial Day

As the unofficial start to summer, Memorial Day is a great excuse to get outdoors. But whether you’re partying, barbequing, or just soaking up some rays, it’s important to keep your pet’s safety in mind at all times. To prevent any Memorial Day mishaps, we’ve put together some tips to help protect animals during the “Dog Days” of the season.

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It's Dog Bite Prevention Week: Read Our Safety Tips

Although dogs are our best friends, more than 4.5 million people are bitten by canines in the United States every year. Children are the most common victims of dog bites, and at least half of the 800,000 people who receive medical care for dog bites each year are children.

Topical Creams Can Pose Danger to Pets

On Friday, April 17, the FDA issued a new report about the danger that human topical creams can pose to animals.


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