Live Near Wildfires? Vet Advice on Keeping Your Dog Safe

Historic wildfires have ravaged California in recent weeks, leaving an astonishing 3.3 million acres burned in less than a month. Across California, it is estimated that 29 major wildfires are still… [[ This is a summary only. Click the title for … Continue reading

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Deadly Blue Green Algae: Keeping Your Dog Safe

Update: Warnings are up in our area once again about deadly Blue-Green Algae. If your dog swims lakes, rivers or ponds, please be sure to read about this Cyanobacteria and how you can identify and… [[ This is a summary … Continue reading

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Deadly Blue Green Algae: Keeping Your Dog Safe

This week has been hotter than hot here in Texas–so, of course, nothing is more fun than to take the dogs for a swim. Sadly, this week has been tragic for several pet families due to dog deaths… [[ This … Continue reading

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Pool Safety for Dogs: How to Keep Your Dog Safe Around Your Swimming Pool

With summer in full swing, it’s natural for dog lovers and their dogs to take to the water–including swimming pools. According to Stephanie M. Colman of Caninestein Dog Training, “A dip in the pool… [[ This is a summary only. … Continue reading

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7 Tips to Keep Your Dog Safe at a Super Bowl Party

Sunday, as most of you know, is the Super Bowl or, as apparently we’re now supposed to say, “the big game.” For many of you, that means Super Bowl parties. For all the fun of a… [[ This is a … Continue reading

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7 Tips For Keeping Your Home Safe (+ A 3 Camera Security System GIVEAWAY from Blink!)

This post is brought to you by Blink Home Video Security. While this was a sponsored opportunity, all content and opinions expressed here are my own. As a mama to two young kids who travels often (and who has a … Continue reading

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Returning Home After a Storm — How to Keep Your Pets Safe

We see a lot of great advice about preparing for evacuation in the event of a storm–but today we received some excellent information from the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA)… [[ This is a summary only. Click the title for … Continue reading

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Adopted Senior Cat Keeps Owner Safe from Blackouts

There are all sorts of theories as to why cats seem to have a special talent for getting in the way of their people. According to the Eastern Daily Press, Lunar, a gray cat in Norfolk, UK, does it to … Continue reading

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What do we want? Safe, humane communities for all….

What do we want? Safe, humane communities for all. How do we get it? By acknowledging our neighbors' struggles. By taking a stand when fundamental human rights are threatened. Brilliant. BAD RAP Blog

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5 Ways to Keep Your Dog Safe During Fireworks #infographic

Well, the calendar may not say July 4th yet, but the fireworks have already started in our area. Last night, just minutes before I took Irie and Tiki out for their evening potty run, up started the… [[ This is … Continue reading

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