Be Safe: Water Safety Pet Tips

Before hitting the water with your pet, it’s important to plan ahead. Boating with your pet can be a wonderful and bonding experience. Be sure to take these necessary precautions to ensure that your pet’s boating experience is fun and safe: • Identification tag: Make sure your pet has a collar with an identification tag. […]

6 Spring Flowers That Are Toxic For Dogs

Springtime is here. It’s time to replant some flowers in the yard. When planting, remember some plants are toxic to dogs and other pets. You may want to opt for some other safer flowers when planting this spring. Here’s 6 kinds of flowers that are toxic to dogs Oleander – It can cause gastrointestinal tract […]

Winter Pet Tips

The gang at PetsWelcome is preparing for winter and that means we are pulling out our long sleeve shirts, coats, and putting away all the summer and fall clothing. Our pets are also noticing the temperature changes and have been snuggling a little closer to us. Every season brings with it fun places to travel […]

Nicotine Poisoning And Pets

Recently, an article in the Huffington Post told the story of a little puppy who got a hold of her owner’s e-cigarette and punctured the plastic part that housed the liquid nicotine. The puppy received a dose of nicotine that was lethal and she did not survive. It’s been known for quite some time that […]

How to protect your pets if you live near Mountain Lions

Earlier this month, a family in Sun Valley California reported that a mountain lion attacked and killed their pet dog. Their dog, along with another family, have lost their pets to a mountain lion. There have also been several other residents who have heard animals scream or howl at night and believe that mountain lions […]

NYC Creates an Animal Abuse Registry

The City Council of NYC overrode a veto from Mayor Bloomberg earlier in 2014 and has approved the creation of a registry that listing anyone who is convicted of animal abuse or cruelty. All the names that are entered onto the registry are prohibited from owning an animal. The registry will be an electronic database […]

Fire Safety Tips for Pets

October is National Fire Safety Month and you may have seen or participated in some local fire safety events in your city this past month. Events can include instructional seminars to create an evacuation plan for your house, classes in CPR, or even fundraisers to buy oxygen masks for fire departments. These educational opportunities are […]

Subaru Looking To Create A Safer Ride For Pets

Subaru of America announced that they are partnering up with the Center for Pet Safety to make vehicles safer for pets who ride in them. In a crash test using a fake dog, it found that most of the safety restraints on the market today did not safely keep a pet from being hurt. According […]

Pet Flipping: Old Trick, New Scam

In an article released by Business Week, there is a new scam on the rise which has roots in old tricks. It’s called “pet flipping” and involves selling pets that are either stolen or claimed to be the person’s personal pet on internet sites like Craigslist. Typical scenario may be something like this: Someone posts […]

Hurricane Tips For Pet Owners

We’ve seen some incredibly horrible natural disasters on the news lately, from wildfires to floods, to tornadoes. June 1 marks the beginning of Hurricane Season in the U.S. and weather analysts have said this summer could be one of the toughest and extremely active seasons yet. They have predicted there could be as many as […]

Harmful Household Plants To Pets

Our pets sometimes do things that we wish they didn’t like sit on the table, scratch the doors, or chew on electrical cords. They use their sense of smell, touch, and taste to learn about the world around them and it can sometimes get them in trouble, especially when it comes to plants. Ingesting even […]

Bay Village Fire Department Receives A New Pet Oxygen Mask

In our day to day hustle and flow, it’s great to take a break and read some news that makes us smile. It could be a heart warming story of a cat or dog that was missing for months and was reunited iwth their family, a child who overcame a hurdle, or an event that […]

Tips for Healthy Lawns and Healthy Pets!

Now that the weather is getting warmer and trees and flowers are starting to bloom it means that you and your pet will spend more time outside. You’ll have to start mowing the lawn weekly,and using fertilizers and weed killers to keep your lawn healthy. But what about Fido? Some commercial formulas are poisonous to […]

Pets Can Still Get Sick From Green Products

In an article released by the Associated Press, some green cleaning products can still contain chemicals that can make your pets and you ill. In some extreme cases, the contents could be deadly. While most cleaners are safer and some are non-toxic to kids and pets, the essential oils that are added to cleaners can […]

7 Indoor Plants That Are Safe for Pets (& Also Improve Our Health)

Having plants in the house is a very easy way to spruce up a room, and they can benefit our indoor air quality as well as our mood. The tricky part can be finding plants that are aesthetically pleasing to us and our particular tastes and safe for our pets. Cats and dogs sometimes chew […]

Hartz: Pet Treat Recall

Hey fellow dog lovers, check the labels and brands of dog treats you have in your cupboards. Hartz Mountain Corp announced a voluntary withdrawal of two brands of treats: Hartz Chicken Chews and the Hartz Oinkie Pig Skin Twists with Chicken. These treats are sold across the U.S. and may have been in contact with […]

7 New Year’s Resolutions For Your Pet

Every New Year’s we make resolutions. We make promises to ourselves to improve our lives, our habits, and how we care for ourselves and those around us. It’s like a fresh start to developing new habits. So what about the resolutions towards our pets? Maybe this past year was hectic and you didn’t get to […]

Keep Pets Safe Around Holiday Decorations

The holidays are here and this means lights, decorations, candles, trees, and many other festive items that make our homes a little brighter, warmer, and fun. It also means our pets are exposed to items that could be harmful to them. Holiday decorations come in many sizes, forms, and materials. The candles in our menorahs […]

Prepare for Hurricane Sandy

As of Friday, October 26th, Hurricane Sandy–the 19th named storm, and 10th hurricane so far this year–is barreling up the east coast and predicted to make landfall on Monday/Tuesday morning somewhere between the Chesapeake Bay to the south and New York’s Long Island to the north. With 38 lives already lost in the Caribbean, Sandy, […]

Children and Pets: 6 Tips For Positive Interactions

Growing up with a pet is great. When I was a kid, my cat was my best buddy and we would play games with string, tin foil balls, and boxes. There were a few times when I’d accidentally annoy him and not realize it till he hissed or scratched me. In fact, I have a […]