Everyday Avengers – Stories of Everyday Heroes

Superheroes are all the rage in 2015. Avengers: Age of Ultron came out on May 1. Ant-man is scheduled for release in July, followed by Fantastic Four in August. We would like to take a moment to recognize some real life heroes. Sako Sako is a four-year-old king shepherd, who was recently inducted into the […]

Five Foods You Should Never Feed Your Cat or Dog

Avocado Avocado contains a toxin called persin. It is found in the fruit, seeds, leaves, and bark of the avocado plant. It is considered mildly toxic to dogs and cats, and can cause diarrhea and vomiting. Persin is even more dangerous for birds, horses, cattle, and goats. In addition to the toxin, the avocado pit […]

Avoiding Collisions with Deer, Elk, and other Wildlife

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) there are about 1 million collisions with deer each year, injuring more than 10,000 people and killing about 200. And that’s just counting deer. Collisions with elk, moose, bear, and other wildlife can also result in serious injuries and death. Collisions with wildlife peak during mating […]

Staying Safe around Horses

Spending time with horses can bring joy into your life. If you have never been around them, or if it has been a long time, you should take a few moments to familiarize yourself with basic horse safety. Horses are large powerful animals, with a very wide range or personalities and temperaments. Some are very […]

Fall Pet Safety

The cooler temperatures and relative quiet of fall come as a relief to most pets, but it can also be a season full of hidden dangers. If you have kids as well as pets, it can be easy to get caught up in their chaotic school schedule and overlook hazards around the house and in […]

Bear Safety at Home

When bears are preparing for winter, they have to take in a massive amount of calories every day. Bears are inactive during the winter, although it is not true hibernation. They do not eat, drink, or pass waste during this time, but they can be easily wakened. In late summer and early fall, bears eat […]

Tips for Avoiding a Deer Accident

A collision with a deer can be deadly and/or painful. Just ask this teen, who was impaled by a deer while driving. Even if you are not seriously injured, your car can be so badly damaged that you are stranded on the side of the road. It is not uncommon for collisions with deer to […]

Pet Safety: Dogs Riding in the Back Seat

Just like your child, your dog should always ride in the back seat. It is the safest place in the vehicle for your dog, and it can help prevent an accident. When dogs ride in the front seat they can cause distractions, especially if they are prone to jump in your lap or into the […]

Deadly Pet Treats Back in Stores

Last year, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced that as of September 2013, it had received reports of about 3,600 dogs sickened by jerky treats made in China, and nearly 600 who died from eating the treats, since 2007. By January, 2014 the number of reports of sickened animals had risen to 4,500. […]