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Guide To Pet-Safe House Plants

"Most pets love exploring their territory and playing near plants, so it's important that pet owners are aware of the potential dangers posed by houseplants. There are many houseplants that pet owners enjoy without concern, but there are also many common houseplants that are toxic to pets.

Responsible pet owners should familiarize themselves with the differences between safe and dangerous plants for the well-being of their pets. Here are a few resources to help pet owners identify which plants are safe for a pet-friendly home..."

Pet and Animal Emergency Planning

"This page explains how to make a pet and animal emergency plan.  It also provides tips and planning tools on how to make a plan.

Sections include: Make a Pet Emergency Plan | Prepare Shelter for Your Pet | Protect Your Pet During a Disaster | Caring for Your Pet After a Disaster | Tips for Large Animals | Cold Weather Guidelines for Large Animals | Watch a Video to Prepare Your Pets | Related Websites..."

Help with Vet Bills

"Veterinary costs are one of the biggest contributors to the overall costs of owning a pet, which is why Pets for Patriots partners with veterinary practices across the country to provide high quality, discounted care to veterans and service members who adopt through our program.

We often get requests for assistance with individuals’ veterinary bills when their dog or cat experiences either a medical emergency or requires extraordinary care, like surgery. Although we do not maintain a veterinary fund, there are excellent local and national resources available to qualifying pet owners..."

Keeping Spot Safe: Pet Safety in the Home

"There's no denying that your pet is a member of the family. You may even give your pet free reign of the house, just as you would to anyone else that lives there. Yet, in spite of the amount of love you have for your pet and the amount of freedom they have, your pet is still an animal, not a human.

This means that your pet is going to interact with your environment in your home differently than you, and things you would know not to touch our pet may not realize are dangerous. To make your pet fully safe at home, you need to give some attention to these important safety protocols."

Assistance Dog Resources

"Service dogs have been found to be very beneficial for some children and adults with autism. Autism Speaks has put together a list of resources to help you learn more about service dogs and connect you with organizations that may be able to help you and your family find a service dog that is right for you..."

Adult Dog Fostering Program

"This program is similar to the Puppy Partners Program, but it is usually a short term foster arrangement lasting 1- 3 months. As our service dogs are nearing their placement dates, we are looking for homes that will foster them and prepare them for the day-to-day routine of living with a family. During this time our service dog is going to work or to school with you each day, and you are providing numerous public access opportunities to prepare them for the reality of their new placement. During this time, Adult Dog foster families are required to keep up the day to day obedience training and practice specialized training scenarios..."

These are dogs are fully trained and crossed-trained, have passed Canine Good Citizenship as well as completing at least 6 months of specialized training in the following areas: Mobility Assistance | Seizure | Response | Diabetic Alert | Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)"

Rehabilitation and Prosthetic Services

"Guide Dogs: What are guide / service dogs? | How do I get a guide / service dog? | What benefits does VA provide? 

Here’s our guide of dangerous foods for dogs and the effects eating them can have on your dog. If you have any concerns over something your pet has eaten please seek the advice of a vet, don’t take anything to chance or rely on Google for the answer..."

The Ultimate Guide to Shopping Green for
Your Pet

"When you head to the store in search of the best products for your pets, you can quickly become overwhelmed when you see “natural” products on every shelf. Are these products really safe for your pet? Does “natural” mean the products are environmentally friendly or not? Here at RetailMeNot, we understand that your pet is a part of your family just as much as your spouse or children.

After all, you spent hours deciding which pet to adopt or buy, and that pet is ingrained in your family. You want to give them the best in order to ensure a long, healthy life.

Before you hit the stores in search of products for your pet, make sure you know what to look for. Green pet products are out there, but you’re going to have to do a little digging to find what you want. Here are some guidelines to help you shop smart for pet products..."

Dangerous Foods for Dogs - The Ultimate Guide

"Let’s be honest, the vast majority of dogs are greedy, there’s no other word for it! They will attempt to eat anything in sight regardless of whether it’s part of their natural diet or indeed good for them.

On the whole their little snacks on ‘thing’s they shouldn’t eat’ doesn’t do them too much harm if it’s only an occasional incident. However, there are some foods that are dangerous for dogs and you should really steer clear of them as it can make them very poorly. In the worst case some foods are toxic and can actually kill your beloved pet.

Here’s our guide of dangerous foods for dogs and the effects eating them can have on your dog. If you have any concerns over something your pet has eaten please seek the advice of a vet, don’t take anything to chance or rely on Google for the answer."

Why Do Dogs Tilt Their Heads?

"Dogs do plenty of cute things, but there are few behaviours more adorable than the head tilt. I make plenty of strange noises around my pups just to see if they’ll tilt their heads to the side in a quizzical look of confusion. Most dog owners can tell you that the head tilt means a dog is intrigued and experiencing something out of the ordinary. But why do they do it?"

Help! My Dog Licks Everything!

"Although many owners think it is simply annoying, excessive licking can harm a dog or be a sign of medical problems. Learn to identify the causes of repetitive licking in dogs and how to treat it, so you are ready the next time owners bring up the issue."

How to Love Your Dog

"A kid's guide to dog care, celebrating 16 years on the web."

Association of Pet Dog Trainers

"The APDT (Association of Pet Dog Trainers), UK is a voluntary organisation established to improve the welfare of dogs and the competence of dog owners through the promotion of training skills and techniques based on up to date, researched, methods that apply the principles of kindness fairness and effectiveness and are in keeping with modern learning theory."

UK Pet Sitters

"Taking a weekend break? Worried about your pet or home? Need a pet taxi? Someone to feed your dog or cat? Walk your dog? Worried about leaving your house empty when on holiday?

Then search our online pet sitters & dog walkers directory to find and locate dog walkers and cat, bird, dog, house, small animal and pet-sitters in the United Kingdom."

National Lost Dog Register

Free service based in the UK that allows users to register the details of missing and found dogs.

Information about Babesiosis, a life-threatening disease transmitted to dogs via infected ticks.

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