Posts Categorized: Pet Safety

Superstition Ain’t the Way: Dispelling Black Cat Stigma

Has a black cat ever crossed your path and cursed you with bad luck you can’t shake off? Or, perhaps you’ve heard about black cats that are actually shape shifting witches! In all parts of the world there are superstitions about black cats that either hurt or help their reputation. Sadly, black cats are actually…

The Flea that Won’t Flee: How to Become a Flea Fighter

So you’ve seen your cat scratching and rubbing himself to relieve a pesky itch.  In a short time, you catch your dog doing the same thing. Allergies? Dry skin? Then you find it; the tiny black speck that jumps from your wall to the kitchen counter. Oh no. FLEAS. These annoying critters are good at…

Shakes and Quakes: How to Prepare Your Pets for Their Next Earthquake

If you live in California, chances are you’ve recently experienced the bellowing rumbles of the ground shaking and your dining room chandelier swaying from side to side. If you have, then you’d also know that when you feel the earth shake, it seems to last a lifetime. Perhaps this is what our pets feel as…

Am I Saving an Animal if I Buy From a Pet Store?

We’ve all heard the saying, “adopt don’t shop” but what does it really mean? For some of us, we understand that rescuing a pet from a shelter is a definite way to save a life. However, some argue that by buying a companion animal from a crowded and cramped cell of a pet store is…

Heat Stroke? No Joke! Exercise, Heat, and Hot Dogs.

As CCLA walkers, we live to make your dogs smile! While we always have a good time, we also know that even our spry little friends have a limit to the amount of fun they can handle! We are no strangers to working with excited boys and girls who are eager to move fast and…

Tips on Toxins: What You Need to Know to Keep Your Pets Safe

As March rolls in, “Pet Poison Prevention and Awareness Month” is upon us. As our pets usually spend the majority of their time inside the house and surrounding areas, it’s important to get familiar with your common household belongings, such as food, cleaning supplies, and medications, that can cause serious harm to your kiddos. Below,…

The Social Butterfly: Why it’s Important to Socialize your Pet

It’s always hard to see your cute and, once-innocent, fur ball turn into a growly, hissy monster in front of strangers and their pets. We want our pets to bring their best paw forward. However, without proper socialization skills, our sweethearts may not remain so sweet once out in unfamiliar territory. Below, we discuss the…