Category: Pet Safety

Moving and Renting with Your Pet

By Sania Tran Finding a new home can bring a lot of joy, but also a lot of difficulties if you are a pet parent. According to a study conducted by the National Council on Pet Population Study and Policy, or NCPPSP, the number one reason for pet surrender is moving. This is a sad […] Read more

Top 5 Remedies for 4th of July Nerves

As we near the most dreaded holiday of the year for a dog (July 4th), there are many remedies we can choose to assist our best friend with stress and anxiety. Before we think of getting a sedative from the vet, reconsider these natural alternatives. In this article you will find my top 5 favorite […] Read more

Furry Friends on Facebook, Lost & Found Pets of SCV

by Martha Michael It was six years ago that Rochelle Dawn and Elizabeth Rose decided there needs to be a hub where owners with lost pets can connect with the individuals who find them. So, with the aim of increasing the odds that families could be reunited, they created the Facebook group Lost & Found […] Read more

Pet Dish or Petrie Dish? Your Animal’s Most Harmful Foods

By Courtney M. Andrews >>> Ever wonder what dangers are lurking in your home? Common foods and additives can be dangerous for your pets. Check the list below and ensure you are keeping your precious pets safe! Alcohol Alcoholic beverages and food products containing alcohol can cause vomiting, diarrhea, decreased coordination, central nervous system depression, […] Read more

Summer Health Tips for Pets

Heat Illness and Injury The hotter temperatures can lead to serious health issues for pets. Always make sure there is sufficient shade and cool, fresh water available for your pet. “The main reason hot weather is an issue for pets is because they are not able to cool off as efficiently,” says Tom Carpenter, DVM, […] Read more

Pet Peeves from the Rescue Perspective

There are areas where cats can live indoor/outdoor and have a long healthy life. Santa Clarita is not one of those places. Almost daily I encounter people who claim they are unable to keep their cat indoors. Because the cat is insistent on going outdoors, it’s a given – and the cat is allowed outdoors. […] Read more

Size Matters — Smaller Pets Need Bigger Supervision

By Martha Michael >>> It’s simple math: the higher the number of wild animals in the neighborhood, the fewer the number of small pets that survive. But if you’re a small animal lover, the only equation you care about is one and one: you + your pet. We work so hard to protect our pets […] Read more