7 Tips to Keep Your Pet Safe this Halloween

By Monday, October 21, 2013

I have always wondered if it would be appropriate to name a black cat “Lucky”? If that black cat (or dog!) was adopted in the month of October it would! October is not only National Adopt-A-Shelter-Dog Month—it’s a perfect time to adopt the black cat or dog of your dreams. But keeping black—or any other color—pets safe during the Halloween season can be a ‘tricky’. Here are seven pet safety tips to keep your furry friends safe and secure this All Hallows Eve: 1. Check ID’s. Make sure your pets have on up-to-date identification at all times. With that front door continuously opening and closing for trick-or-treaters, there is a chance they could run out - especially if they're spooked. 2. Treats can be more dangerous than tricks. Halloween candy, wrappers and decorations should be kept out of your pets' reach as they can be hazardous if swallowed. Chocolate can be toxic to animals, and many sugar-free candy, gum and baked products today contain xylitol, a sweetener that is toxic to dogs. 3. Keep pets inside before, during and ...

Dr. Emmo’s offers free product samples for Disaster Preparedness Month in September

By Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Dr. Emmo’s products are loved by many of us here at Fetching Communications and PetPR.com headquarters (check out our Marketing Mutt Meredith Schneider and her dog Ari’s review of Dr. Emmo’s fabulous products here), so we’re very excited to hear that they’re giving out FREE product samples throughout the month of September in honor of Disaster Preparedness Month! We’ve definitely seen our share of natural disasters this year, and as pet parents know, they not only affect our two-legged family members, but also our four-legged family members. To help pet parents be prepared for these catastrophes and the resulting injuries they can cause to pets, Dr. Emmo’s is offering pet parents a free travel pack of their Wound Care Spray Wash and Wound Care Spray Gel. To receive this free offer, pet parents can visit the Dr. Emmo’s website at www.dremmos.com, use the Buy Now/Consumer Specials button for The First Aid Travel pack and at checkout, use the coupon code PR1 (paying only $3.00 shipping & handling). To learn more about Dr. Emmo’s products and the free offer, ...

Pet Obesity Can Shorten Lives While Emptying Wallets

By Tuesday, May 28, 2013

It’s no secret America’s in a fight against fat. But, these days, humans aren't the only Americans being affected by our obesity epidemic. Our pets’ waistlines are bulging, too. In fact, 54 percent of our nation’s pets are overweight or obese, according to the latest survey conducted by the Association for Pet Obesity Prevention. Being heavy isn’t cheap, either. Research shows Americans spent millions of dollars last year in obesity-related veterinary costs alone. “Obesity is, by far, the most common health issue we see as family veterinarians,” says Debra Draper, DVM, medical director at Cypress Creek Animal Hospital in Lutz, Fla. “Ironically, the serious and costly diseases associated with being overweight are also the most preventable.” Draper adds that pet obesity remains a leading cause of preventable disease and death in dogs and cats. High Risk, Soaring Costs “Some pet parents might not see a problem with their pet’s extra pound or two,” Draper points out, “But in a down economy like this one, pet owners will likely take issue with paying higher veterinary bills and that’s what having ...