Best Friends Pet Care : The Dog Dish
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Best Friends Pet Care : The Dog Dish

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Hero Dog Saves Puppies from Forest Fire

It’s not quite Mother’s Day yet, but after hearing this story and watching the video, we wanted to honor one very special mother.

This story comes out of Valpairaso, Chile where firefighters were battling a raging forest fire last week. Thousands of people evacuated their homes and amongst the chaos… a miracle took place.

In one section of town, the firefighters were trying to put out the flames from a pile of tires that had caught fire. A bystander then informed them that he had seen a dog digging a large hole in the same area. The firefighters used this information to locate the hole where they found nine little puppies buried inside.

The mother of these pups must have sensed the impending danger and took action. She dug a deep burrow where she buried the puppies in order to protect them from the deadly blaze and suffocating smoke. After the puppies were tucked away she ran from the scene and sought safety for herself.

Thanks to this courageous dog mother, the caring community and the firefighters, all nine pups made it out of the blaze alive and well and were reunited with their mom!

You can see the puppies and the incredible rescue in the video below.

 

To read more about this story click here.

Are you prepared to protect your pets in case of emergency or natural disaster? Click here to learn more.

Tags: Dog safety, Dog stories, Dogs, Pet health, Pet info, Pet videos, Pets, Safety

Ask The Vet- Chocolate Dangers for Dogs

With Valentine’s Day comes an abundance of chocolate (hopefully)! While these sweet treats are a delight for us, they are not at all good for our furry family members. Chocolate contains caffeine as well as a compound known as theobromine which can cause hyperactivity, increased heart rate, tremors, and even death if ingested in large quantities. Baker’s chocolate or any kind of dark chocolate are the most concerning since these have the highest level of toxicity.

Sugar-free treats (even those without chocolate) can also pose a danger. Some candies, gum, or baked goods that are labeled as sugar-free may contain a sugar substitute called xylitol. This product can cause significant drops in blood sugar and even acute liver failure. Be sure to read the labels of these products and keep them out of your pets reach.

If you suspect that your pet has ingested any of these items, please seek veterinary care right away.

Tags: Ask the Vet, Dog safety, Dogs, Health, Holidays, Pet advice, Pet health, Pet info, Pets, Safety, Tips

Make Halloween a Treat – Not a Trick – for the Family Pet

Children of all ages love Halloween – the costumes, the scary decorations and, most of all, the treats. But Halloween can be frightening – and even dangerous — for the family dog and cat.

Responsible pet owners need to take precautions to protect their best friends from Halloween dangers — which range from chocolate to burning candles to strange sights and sounds

The pet care experts at Best Friends offer the following advice:

• Keep candy out of reach. Chocolate is toxic for dogs: just one ounce can be life threatening for a dog weighing 10 pounds. And candy wrappers, which smell sweet and appealing to pets, can cause choking. It’s best to have pet-safe treats in your pocket or close at hand to distract pets from candy.

• Put burning decorations up high. Although pets won’t seek out a burning candle, a wagging tail can knock over a candle holder or small jack-o-lantern, causing injury to the pet and the possibility of fire.

• Choose decorations carefully. Cats, in particular, are attracted to decorations with hanging elements and can ingest or become entangled in the materials.

• Keep your dog on leash. Even well-behaved pets may become excited by the strange sights and sounds and dash out an open door in pursuit of trick-or-treaters. It’s a good idea to have your pet wearing his identification tags, too – just in case he gets loose.

• Never leave pets along outdoors on Halloween. Black cats, in particular, can become the target of cruel behavior on this night of the year. Keep kitty safely indoors.

• If you want your pet to wear a costume, choose one that won’t restrict his movements or cover his eyes. Also be sure that there are no small pieces he might swallow. Some pets enjoy dressing up, but others don’t like it. Introduce the costume slowly, one piece at a time, and let him to get used wearing it before the big night. Don’t force your pet to wear a costume if he isn’t comfortable.

Some pets become overly anxious at the shrieks and shouts and constantly ringing doorbell. While cats tend to hide, dogs are more likely to run away. If your dog is the nervous kind, confine him to a room in the back of the house – away from the activity. Be sure to check on him regularly, talking to him in a happy voice. If you plan to be out for the evening, consider taking him to a boarding kennel, where he will have the company of other dogs, attention from the staff and will be away from the sights and sounds of the night.

Tags: Cats, Dog safety, Dogs, Holidays, Pet advice, Pet info, Safety, Tips
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