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Ebola and Pets

A Spanish Ebola patient’s dog was euthanized Ebola and your petsby the Spanish government due to fears that the dog could also be carrying the virus. Bentley, a dog owned by a Dallas, Texas nurse who contracted the virus, will not be euthanized, but kept in a safe location to await a reunion with its owner. The dog will be quarantined for 21 days, according to the Dallas Office of Emergency Management. A veterinarian will be checking Bentley daily. Read the rest of this entry »

Children and Dogs

What’s more fun to watch than the relationship between children and dogs? Kids want to pet dogs. Not all dogs want to be children and dogstouched by kids. Teach your kids to first ask the dog owner’s permission, then to approach near, but not close, hand out, palm up. Let the dog come to you. If the dog appears nervous, back away and don’t press your luck.

The positive role dogs play in a child’s life are not always appreciated. However, the powerful presence they have within a family is irreplaceable. To ensure these strong bonds, keeping your family and dog safe is paramount. This can be accomplished by educating pet owners about high-risk scenarios that should be avoided.

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