Blog Entries Tagged as safety

  • Oct
  • 30

Keeping Your Dogs and Cats Safe on Halloween

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Halloween can be a fun time for children-and adults who like dressing up (I always think back to the “Thriller” video … I loved the Vincent Price rap!). Unfortunately, the frequent visitors in ghoulish costumes and the large amount of candy lying around our homes do present hazards for our animal companions.

Of all the calls to …

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  • May
  • 22

A Safety Warning

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A Safety Warning

Tess, a longtime PETA supporter and member of PETA’s Augustus Club , recently contacted us after one of her dogs was unexpectedly badly injured by an everyday object that is found in many homes. We at PETA Prime wanted to share Tess’ story with you in the hope that it will help make you more aware of a possible danger …

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  • May
  • 10

Does Your Pooch Buckle Up?

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According to a one recent study, 60 percent of dog guardians have been distracted by their canine companions while driving, and only 17 percent use some sort of restraint system for their furry friends. Using a travel harness, carrier, or restraint for your companion animal protects you and your dog by minimizing distractions while driving and safeguarding …

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  • Mar
  • 21

Healthy Fences, Happy Dogs

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If you are planning a dog-friendly yard or garden, the very first element that you must consider is a fence. Fences are a necessary investment for keeping your animal friends safe in their yard–fences prevent them from escaping and keep other animals from entering your yard.

To preserve our precious investment, we must take care of our …

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  • Nov
  • 21

Make the Holidays Safer for Your Animals

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As we all know, this is a wonderful time of year during which we all give thanks for our blessings and spend time with our friends and family. During all the fun and excitement, it’s critical to have the health and safety of your animal uppermost in your mind.

Many people travel during the holidays, and that …

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  • Nov
  • 11

The Meat Industry Endangers Motorists and Animals Alike

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Out along highways and rural roads throughout the U.S., you’ll see tractor-trailers loaded with pigs—or cattle, turkeys or chickens— taking the animals to their fate . Most of us prefer not to think of the gruesome end that these animals face. But scenes of slaughter play out along these same roads again and again as the trucks overturn. Recently, a truck loaded with …

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  • Nov
  • 13

The Five Most Common Hazards for Your Animals—and How to Avoid Them

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Most of us are familiar with all the household hazards for children-such as cellophane bags, outlets, and hot stoves. Unfortunately, similar dangers for our animal companions receive little attention.

As an emergency veterinarian, I have seen it all, but the following are the five most common home hazards for your animals-and how to fix them:

1) Other …

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