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    Help Your Cat "Get Away" With a Break-Away Collar


    Avoiding potential "hang-ups"

    Many people don’t put collars on their cats, especially if those cats are exclusively indoors. Unfortunately as this story demonstrates, even “indoor-only” cats will occasionally get out.

    There’s little debate that identifying your cat — ideally with both a collar/tag and a microchip — is your best bet for getting your cat back should they ever become lost. (A possibility that’s sadly even more likely to happen with the upcoming fireworks on and around the 4th of July!) Read More

    Topics: Cat Safety, Microchip, 4th of July, Blog, Outdoor cats, Indoor cats, Cat Collars

    Lost Cats (and Dogs): Your pets versus 4th of July fireworks

    Do you know what day is historically the busiest day of the year in animal shelters all across the country? It’s the FIFTH of July.

    Do you know why? Yup, you guessed it… fireworks!

    In reality though, that’s only partially right. The real reasons are a bit more involved than just “fireworks.” And to truly do something about the staggering number of pets that wind up in shelters each year on July 5th, it’s important that you be aware of these reasons. Of course, it’s even more important that you’re aware of and take the easy steps to prevent your cats and dogs from becoming lost and also increasing your chances of being reunited with them should your preventive efforts fail.

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    Topics: Finding lost pets, Independence Day, Thundershirt, Dog Stress, Microchip, Fourth of July, Animal Shelters, ID Tags, Dog appeasing pheromone, 4th of July, Lost Pet, Fireworks, Fence for your dog, Feliway for cats, Dog GPS, DAP, Canada Day, Guy Fawkes Day, Shelters, Anxiety in Dogs, Fence your yard, Blog

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