How to Create A Pet Safety Net

Havahart Wireless have created this cool infographic about pet poisons. Hope you find it useful.


veterinary technician Infographic

Today I have a special guest post from Andrea at which I hope you’ll enjoy:

Not every pup has a super hero parent like Misaki does.

As a veterinary technician, we get an adrenaline rush when we get emergency calls. But when emergency calls become “I don’t have time to clean Sparky’s constant vomiting, so now its an emergency for me” calls, then we just get annoyed.

As much as we would like every pet parent to take their dog’s vomiting seriously the first time it happens, far too often they would rather wait until the vomiting gets so bad it’s starting to affect their daily routine.

Whether you have an Alaskan Malamute or a Pug, being a good pet parent makes you a super hero parent in the eyes of all veterinary technician!

That’s just one example of what vet techs go through on a daily basis. You can access the full article on the real veterinary technician job duties here.


Many thanks for sharing Andrea at

German Shepherd Infographic

As you know, everyday I meet my buddy Bella for fun in the park. We wrestle and chase and generally have a great time together.


Bella, as you can see,  is a GSD so I was interested to see this infographic by which gives some info about Shepherd’s and popular breed mixes, most of which I’ve never heard of. But I particularly like the Shug! What’s your favourite mix?


Most Popular German Shepherd Mixes


22 Ways Dogs Help Make Humans Healthier

I thought I’d share this fab infographic put together by Enjoy!

22 Ways Dogs Make Humans Healthier

Decoding your dog

Havahart Wireless have created this cool infographic which I thought I’d share with you. Enjoy!


Around the world in 80 dogs

Helpucover have produced this cool infographic which I thought I’d share. Unfortunately Mallies aren’t represented, but I like to think I’m in one of the hot air balloons heading down to join in:-)

Pet Theft Awareness week

The increases in pet theft is unbelievable. Where I live dogs are often stolen to be used in illegal dog fights. It’s awful to think that someone would take another’s beloved pet at all, but to think they then might be mistreated is unbearable.

This week is Pet theft Awareness week in the UK and have produced the following information which I’d like to share:

A5_PTAW_viovet_dogunion_v4If your dog is stolen then here’s some advice of what to do:

  • Act quickly! The quicker you act, the greater the chance you have of getting your dog back
  • If your dog is micro-chipped, which he will need to be by law in 2016, report your dog as missing with immediately
  • If your dog is snatched from you, try to take photographs of the person or vehicles used in the crime. Write down as much info as you can straight away
  • Contact the police immediately
  • Contact friends and start an immediate search of the area
  • Consider areas where you think thieves might take your dog
  • Put a message out on all your social networks – Facebook, Twitter, Instagram – along with a recent photo of your dog and ask friends to share and spread the word. Never underestimate the power of social media!
  • If you have not done already activate your dog’s microchip details on and visit their site for help and information
  • Put a poster up in your police station – maybe one of the police officers will see it and recognise your pet
  • Contact your local dog warden, as there is a chance that thieves might dump your dog if they think they’re close to getting caught
  • Post details on Petlog’s Lost & Found page on Facebook

More information can be found on their website:

How to have a safe pet christmas


Lintbells have sent me the above infographic and the following information about how to keep us pets safe this Christmas:

Christmas, as we know, is “the most wonderful time of the year”… But what should be “the happiest season of all” can soon degenerate into something quite different, if we ignore the dangers our festive celebrations can pose to our animals. For instance, while Christmas dinner may look very tempting to your Labrador or Alaskan Malamute (and who are you to deny him or her on Christmas Day??), for them there is far more at stake than simply their waistline.

Among the many unexpected hazards on your Christmas menu are the onions in your gravy and stuffing. Onions contain a substance known as thiosulphate, which is toxic to dogs and cats, causing oxidative damage to red blood cells. Early signs of onion poisoning include diarrhoea, vomiting and lethargy.

Turkey bones – from your plate, kitchen counter, or rubbish bin – are hollow, and splinter easily, causing obstruction and sometimes perforation of the intestinal tract.

You also need to be cautious once pudding has arrived….. Christmas cake, Christmas pudding and mince pies are rich in alcohol and raisins, which, like onions, are toxic to dogs and cats. Grapes and raisins are especially hazardous.

Nuts (macadamias, in particular) are likewise dangerous to pets. Signs of macadamia poisoning include weakness and ataxia (difficulty walking, due to lack of coordination). Once you have removed the onions, bones, raisins and nuts from your pet’s Christmas dinner, you can treat them to some fat trimmings and roast potatoes but be aware fatty meals can result in loose stools or potentially a trip to the vets.

Sadly, not only our Christmas dinner but also our Christmas decorations, can be dangerous to pets. Christmas trees (pine), holly, mistletoe and poinsettia are all mildly toxic, causing diarrhoea and vomiting if ingested. Furthermore, though we may know chocolate is toxic to pets, it is easy to overlook the chocolate coins dangling enticingly from branches, or wrapped beneath the tree.

Non-chocolate tree decorations can also be tempting to our pets. As well as presenting a choking hazard, baubles tend to shatter, causing lacerations to the mouth and/or intestines. Tinsel can be eaten like spaghetti. Unlike spaghetti, however, tinsel bunches and twists within the intestines, requiring immediate surgery.

We all know the festive season can be stressful, but, by following these tips, and ensuring your pets are safe this Christmas, you can at least avoid the expense of an unscheduled visit to your vets. Now, go have yourselves a merry little Christmas… Santa Paws is coming to town.

Thank you Lintbells for that info. Have a safe and happy Christmas everyone!

Be safe this Halloween have produced this cool infographic with advice on how to keep us furries safe over halloween, Have a safe and stress-free halloween everyone!

Tomorrow I’m off to Mollie‘s for the day and the next week we’ll start the voting for the fabulous Howl-o-ween ball!