Safety

Photo Credit: Sally Anscombe / Getty Images Dogs get into all sorts of trouble, but this tale of canine mischievousness takes the cake. On Christmas Eve, a dog in Essex, a county in southeast England, set his house on fire by accidentally turning on a hair dryer. Dog Suspected of Starting House Fire The Essex
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(Photo Credit: Seyedomid Mostafavi via Getty) During the late winter months, you may see an uptick in coyote sightings. These omnivores breed during January and February and, consequently, tend to be more aggressive in this timeframe. Coyotes are also known for not discriminating against seemingly uninhabitable living areas; they like the city just as much
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Photo Credit: Shmenny50 / Getty Images Hurricanes, floods, tornados, earthquakes, fires, and snowstorms are easily viewed in real-time on our cell phones. You may have envisioned what it must be like to be rescued from a rooftop in rising waters, or what you might do as a twister approaches your car. While considering how you
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(Photo Credit: Konstantin Trubavin/Aurora Photos/Getty) Ever wondered if dogs can hold their breath underwater and for how long? Or how deep can they dive? Like other non-aquatic mammals, dogs can hold their breath underwater. And dogs are born that way — they can instinctively hold their breath underwater due to a natural reflex that kicks
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(Picture Credit: Hannah Mentz/Getty Images) Ah, the spring and summer months: The seasons to don those ever-fashionable hats and gloves and head outside for some gardening. But if you’ve got dogs, you might wonder if the chemicals that keep your roses blooming and your grass weed-free could hurt or even kill your pet. It’s not
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(Picture Credit: Getty Images) Shamrocks, parades, pots o’ gold, green beer — Saint Patrick’s Day is a great way to welcome spring and celebrate one of Ireland’s most revered saints. But there are a few hazards all dog parents should keep in mind before taking part in their Saint Paddy’s Day festivities — and we
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(Picture Credit: Jessica Peterson/Getty Images) Are you a pet parent on your way to becoming the parent of a human child? Then you’re probably asking yourself, “What can I do to encourage a great relationship between my dog and new baby? Excellent question! Just by asking, you’re taking steps towards success. There are many new
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(Picture Credit: ROMAOSLO/Getty Images) For those of us living in places where winter means snow, walking dogs outside becomes a big challenge. Snow presents new obstacles that make things difficult — and sometimes dangerous — for dogs. As the winter season approaches, make sure you’re keeping your dog safe and as comfortable as possible on cold, snowy
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(Picture Credit: Getty Images) According to the ASPCA, cold and flu medicines for people could be fatal to your pet. Over-the-counter and prescription pharmaceutical products, used to ease symptoms of winter-time sickness and other ailments in humans, contain ingredients that are deadly to dogs, cats, and other pets. Animals who ingest these products often require
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(Picture Credit: sbrogan/Getty Images) When we worry about the dangers posed by snakes in North America, we tend to have visions of intimidating rattlesnakes threatening cowboys and backpackers in remote areas, who then rely on tourniquets other dubious first aid to save them from the venom. As fun as these stories of venomous snakes are,
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