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Issue 13 | 5/18/11

Have You Made Emergency Preparations for Your Pets?

Preparing for an emergency ahead of time could mean the difference between life and death for your pets. This year’s unpredictable spring weather has hit many parts of the United States and left communities in peril. The Midwest continues to suffer from the deadliest tornado season in U.S. history, and flooding has affected both the East and West coast. And that still leaves us with hurricanes, fires and earthquakes to worry about. In this week's issue we cover the current rescue efforts of animal welfare organizations around the country. We also give you tips on how to prepare ahead of time if your community is threatened by a natural disaster, including what to put in a pet emergency kit. Your pets rely on you the most when disaster strikes. So be prepared this summer.


Bloody Urine

It can be a scary sight and if not treated, can become fatal. Learn what causes this type of urinary infection and how to best manage it.

Asthma Attack

If your dog comes into direct contact with a live power source, they could get a fatal injury. Follow these tips to keep your dog safe.

Pet Food Recall

Primal Pet Foods is recalling some of their Feline Chicken & Salmon Formula due to possible Salmonella contamination.


Saint Bernard

This breed’s ability to rescue snow-trapped victims makes it a top choice for colder climates.

Pet Disaster Kit

Are all the members of your family prepared for severe weather? This guideline will help you prepare your pets for the worst.


Did you know this breed guarded Tibetan temples? This vocal feline is affectionate and protective.


Zombie Apocalypse

Why the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) creative practices may just help your pets weather a storm.

The Toughest Decision

People struggle with the decision to euthanize their pet every day. Here, a vet's perspective on the matter.

Too Much Exercise?

How old should your puppy be before exercising her? And when does it become overexertion? Dr. Carroll answers this and more.

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