Important Pet Safety Holidays

 

April is a busy month for pet related holidays! This Spokesdog sure loves holidays, especially April pet holidays that allow me to use my Spokesdog status to help the greater pet community. Earlier in the month I posted a blog regarding National Pet Day, which raises awareness and money for pet adoption, one of my favorite causes.

Another favorite cause of mine is pet safety. We often hear about abused, or hurt animals, which is why it’s important to promote pet safety. This April is National Prevention of Cruelty To Animals Month. The ASPCA has been active in this cause for 145 years and has asked everyone to “Go Orange” in the fight against Animal Cruelty. There is a special section on their website where you can find creative ways to “Go Orange”, learn how you can help local pets in your community, and even submit a story and photo of a pet you helped rescue from a tragic situation. They even have a neat Facebook application where you can put a badge on your profile showing you support the cause.

April is also National Pet First Aid Month. This is another important topic, because most pet owners rarely think anything bad could happen to their pet. But, what if your pet was choking on food or a toy and there is no time to get to the vet? It’s important to know the potential hazards your home has to a pet, and ways you can be prepared for such an emergency. You can take a class or get trusted info from organizations such as the Red Cross or PETA. Even the ASPCA has a free pet safety kit you can order online. This kit includes the pet poison control phone number and a pet rescue window decal that alerts emergency personnel that pets are inside your home.

Please take a few minutes to ensure you are prepared for a pet-emergency. We hope it never happens, but in this case it’s better to be safe then sorry!

-Duke
The Original Sloppy Dog

One Response to “Important Pet Safety Holidays”

  1. cole mckinnon says:

    I rather wished I had read this article on pet safety around the holidays. We had just adopted a 3 month old domestic, short-hair kitten before xmas and he ate some ribbon and had to have it surgically removed.

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