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Ice, Ice, Baby - We're all in favor of using social media petworks to share health tips and advice with fellow pet parents, but sometimes the woof on the street simply isn't true. Dr. Ernie Ward reveals the facts behind the litter of Facebook posts on "Ice cubes and ice water kills dogs" that have been appearing on your newsfeed. The takeaway? It's a myth!
Cat on a Hot Tin Roof - Dogs usually snap up most of the headlines when it comes to heat stroke in pets, but our feline friends can suffer in summer, too. While heat stroke in cats is rare, pet purr-ents still need to be extra vigilant in hot weather. Get the lowdown on feline hyperthermia — and why you have to keep a close eye on your dryer — here.
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Curb Your Enthusiasm - …for retractable leashes! They may seem like your pup's dream come true, but they're one of your vet’s most hated pet products. Dr. Kim Smyth reveals why here.
Bon(e) Voyage - Kenneling your canine can cause stress, anxiety and guilt — and that's just in the pet parent! Fear not, because Dr. Ernie Ward has good news for you this month. A new study has found that dogs may actually enjoy the change of scenery, so you can set sail knowing your furry friend is on vacation, too.
In Hot Water - Plenty of pooches love getting their paws wet in the hot summer months, so pet parents need to be on “Baywatch” alert! Dr. Kim Smyth helps you bone up on the dangers of dry drowning here.
Hot Under The Collar - Thinking of flying with your four-legged friend this summer? Make sure to sniff out your airline's seasonal restrictions! Some airlines won't carry pets when temperatures hit 84°F, while others have strict paws-on-the-ground policies during the summer months. For more on summer air travel restrictions, take off to PetTravel.com.
Turn Around, Lie Down, Chill Out - The comfy, cozy Chill Pad is the perfect place for your pooch to rest his paws after a hard day's exploring. Plus, it fits most pet crates and is packed with eco-friendly filler.
Water Off a Dog's Back - If your pooch loves diving in with both paws, he needs a Ruffwear K-9 Float Coat . This life-jacket is fitted out with a strong handle, reflective trim and cell foam panels to keep your best friend afloat.
Meow Kasa, Su Casa - Save the life of a shelter cat — and save your furniture from kitty's claws — when you buy the Kitty Kasa Gym. Your furball will think the scratching post and hidey holes are the cat's pajamas!
Petplan is Driven to Bark - Every year, countless dogs die in cars due to extreme temperatures. Despite this, only 15 states have statutes that specifically prohibit leaving an animal in a confined vehicle. Petplan pet insurance believes this is a national issue — and that animals need a stronger voice and stronger protection. That’s why we're petitioning the Obama Administration to encourage all states to enact laws prohibiting animals from being left unattended in cars, potentially exposing them to dangerously hot or cold temperatures.
U.S. dogs need YOU! To get your paws on the pet-ition and help us save pets' lives, click here.