Hot Under The Collar - Don’t let a warm weather wipe-out leave you with a Big Kahuna of a vet bill. When it’s 70°F and over outside, the temperature inside a parked car can rise 30° in just 20 minutes, even with the windows cracked. That can quickly lead to heat stroke – a deadly emergency which costs pet parents $1,417 per incident on average, with some overheated pets topping $4,330 in vet bills. Download our Ruff Guide to Summer Safety today to help your pets keep their cool and avoid heat stroke this summer.
Bonus Tip: Want help keeping your best friend healthy throughout 2014? Bookmark this page for a monthly tip sheet full of advice and information for keeping furry friends fit.
Paws For Alarm - July 15 is Pet Fire Safety Day. Did you know an estimated 500,000 pets are affected annually by fires? Help rescue personnel find your pets faster in the event of a blaze when you create and download a free, customizable Pet Rescue Alert. Get started today!
Off The Deep End - Some pets love to get their paws wet, but not all pups can doggy-paddle and stay afloat. Certain dog breeds, especially those with broad chests and short legs like Bulldogs, Corgis and Pugs, are not built for swimming. In fact, about one of every 34,000 pet insurance claims are related to drowning or near-drowning. But you don't have to deprive your pet of splashing — Invest in a small children’s wading pool filled a few inches high to keep these pets cool while staying safe.
Vets for Pets
(expert blogs to boost your pet prowess!)
Pup The Question - A good vet listens, looks and feels more than they talk – but there are five important questions Dr. Ernie Ward says your vet should ask during every visit. Did #5 surprise you?
Emergency Response - Some pet health problems are more urgent than others. Here are five that you should never ignore. If #2 happens, call the vet immediately!
Have a Heart - Heartworms are transmitted by mosquitoes, but these pesky parasites aren't afflicting outdoor cats only. A whopping 27% of cats with heartworm disease are indoor cats! Discover 10 facts about heartworm disease in cats and how to keep your kitty protected.
Home Away From Home - Can’t take your pet on your next summer trip? Book your bestie a vacation on Furlocity.com, America’s most comprehensive website and online booking engine for locating trusted pet-boarding facilities, veterinarians, pet-friendly hotels and pet accommodations in cities nationwide on one central platform. There, you can search top-rated pet boarding fur-cilities based on location, price, services (doggy spa, anyone?) and more – all in one sitting, 24/7! Your vacation will be more relaxing if you know your furry family member is safe and having fun while you’re away.
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National Purr-ide - Celebrate your cat’s love for the red and white with this lead-free, nickel plated Canadian flag tag that can be custom engraved to carry important contact information should kitty ever stray.
Doggie Bag - Make your summer field trips more fun for Fido when you pack your pet’s toys, bowls and blankets in this fun and stylish canvas tote, which features a large grommet for attaching a leash and an outside pocket for keeping your pet’s important documents within paw's reach.
Loot For Pooch - Find your dog's next favorite treat and toy at Doggyloot.com, where every paw-selected product is discounted and comes with free shipping to your door, making it simple to spoil your pup. As an extra gift, save 20% off your next purchase using the code Petplan20.