Category: Pet Safety

FREE UPCOMING ANIMAL VACCINATIONS BY WARDS

Organized By: DC’s Department of Health, Animal Division   The morning clinics are usually 8:30am -1:00pm The afternoon clinics are from 1:00pm-4:00pm First come first served. There is a small tent for the cats. Please bring vaccination certificates/papers if you have them. Date of Event: April 27th Ward 1- Kalorama Park, 1865 Kalorama Rd. NW… Read more »

Making Sure Your Cat Stays Safe as You Celebrate Chanukkah!

This evening begins Chanukkah which will end on December 20th.  As a Washington, DC pet sitter, I would like to encourage you to do a quick review so your pets have an enjoyable time during the festival of lights. CHOCOLATE, LATKES, & DONUTS, OH MY! Make sure the foods are placed where curious four footers… Read more »

You Have Ten Minutes to Evacuate! Are You Really Ready?

You suddenly need to leave your home with the possibility of never returning.  You have less than 30 minutes to literally be out of the house and walking or driving away.  If it is a house fire, you may have less than five minutes to secure your animals for travel, make sure all of the… Read more »

A Cat Accident Waiting To Happen That YOU Can Easily Prevent

One of the six most preventable cat accidents is a feline injured when hiding in the washer or dryer. I noticed a rash of incidents on Facebook this summer where a kitty was injured when the machine was started while they were inside.  It is our worst nightmare! After a friend had a near miss… Read more »

DOG FOOD RECALL – FROMM FAMILY FOODS RECALLS 3 OF ITS CANNED DOG FOODS

Lots of Fromm Gold Chicken Pate Dog Food, Fromm Gold Chicken and Duck, and Fromm Gold Salmon and Chicken Pate have recently been voluntarily recalled since they may contain elevated levels of vitamin D. Check for the following product that was shipped to distributors from December 2015 and February 2016. Fromm Gold Chicken Pate Dog Food… Read more »

WALKING SAFELY NOW THAT IT IS GETTING DARKER EARLIER

Well, you reveled in that extra hour of sleep, but you are now coming to terms with the reality of it becoming darker earlier.  Last night, it may have been a bit of a shock when you went out to walk Spike at 5 or 6 p.m. Evening walking and early morning winter walking safety… Read more »

LIONS AND TIGERS AND BEARS, OH MY, IT’S HALLOWEEN TIME – PET SAFETY TIPS

The Halloween decorating and parties are in full swing between now and November 1st.  Time to take a few minutes to review your safety plan for your dog or kitty.  Many neighborhoods in Washington, DC are in the top ten for trick or treating as well as the Beverage Council has been successful in marketing… Read more »

JERKY TREATS

This morning the FDA has issued proposed new rules for pet food and treat production.  There will be a comment period of 120 days and then another sixty days to put the new rules into place.  So, for at least another six months, you are going to need to be vigilant. One of a pet’s… Read more »