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Should I Advertise My Lost Dog (or Cat) on Craigslist?

The internet has made reuniting lost pets with their owners much easier. Posting a lost pet to Facebook groups, and your own Facebook profile, can be very helpful. Craigslist is another online tool that many people turn to. But is advertising your lost pet on Craigslist a good idea?

Making Posters & Flyers To Find Your Lost Pet Infographic

Here are five things to keep in mind when preparing to create posters. 1. Use phrases that instantly capture people’s attention such as “Lost Dog”.

7 Great Organizations Helping Bring Lost Pets Home

We - PetHub - created Lost Pet Prevention (LPP) Month in July 2014 to give pet parents focused, in-depth resources, tools and strategies for preventing a lost pet, as well as advice for getting them home quickly if they go 'AWOL' (Absent without a leash). Even though July is the offical LPP month, we work just as hard the rest of the year to fulfill that mission.  

Tagging Your Car Can Help Find Your Lost Dog Infographic

  Certain types of dogs can cover a lot of ground in a short period of time. An aloof dog may avoid strangers and head out of your neighborhood to a more secluded area such as nearby woods.   Tagging your car can help get the word out about your missing dog while you search outside your neighborhood.  

Creating an Intersection Alert To Find Your Pet Infographic

An intersection alert gets people’s attention while they’re passing through an intersection. You will see stores, charities, and schools create intersection alerts to advertise, rally support, and or bring awareness to something.

National Pet Preparedness Month — A Pet Parent’s Personal View

“I just kept thinking…I don’t have enough arms for all of my children…my three kids, and my fur baby, Lexi…how am I gonna hold on to all them if it hits us?”

The Complete Guide to Planning a Pet Friendly Roadtrip Infographic

Nothing can be more exciting than bringing your pet on a fun roadtrip. Just keep in mind you'll need to consider and carefully plan out a few things before you set off on your trip with your furry companion. We teamed up with GoPetFriendly.com to create an infographic that highlights everything you will need to plan out to enjoy a pleasant roadtrip with your pet.

Top 5 Easter Poisons

Do you have Easter Lillies in your home? Are you planing on hiding Easter candy around your home? All these things can be deadly to the pets in your home. Make sure you're aware of dangers holidays can bring.

Protecting Pets From Hidden Poisons and Toxins

Protecting our precious pets from harm is one of the many responsibilities that comes along with animal ownership. Keeping them safe from possible poisoning is just one of the many things to consider in order to keep our pets happy and healthy.   

Evolution of ID Tags & Lost Pet Prevention Timeline

Long, long ago - like 15k - 30k years ago Dogs and humans start hangin' together 1604 Shakespeare's dog makes collars fashionable.* 1864 Dog tags make their debut in the Civil War. 1880 Alexander Graham Bell puts his number on his pup's tag.*

7 Reasons to License Your Pet

As a pet owner, you spend plenty of time making sure your dog is healthy and safe. You walk him or her daily, feed it nutritious food, and take it to the vet when something seems “off”. You’ve equipped your pet with the best, most modern, digital pet ID tag from PetHub and microchipped them.

10 Ways You and Your Dog Can Help Spread Kindness

No doubt, your dog brings you great joy and joy and happiness. What if you channeled that energy to help and uplift others? Imagine the positivity you could bring to the world. Hopefully the people you meet will then spread that kindness to others. 1)      Offer to walk your neighbor’s dog the next time you walk yours. 2)      Pick up an extra bag of dog treats at the store and give it to the next stranger you see walking their dog.

How to Make a Yummy (& Safe) Thanksgiving Feast for Your Pets

Many pet parents and guests want to share the Thanksgiving feast with the dog. That can be a problem though because sometimes things on the table contain ingredients that are harmful to them. The best way to ensure that your dog will stay safe while enjoying the Thanksgiving festivities is to make them their own yummy Thanksgiving feast. When your guests arrive, politely ask that they do not feed any food from the dinner table or their plate to your dog. Let them know that you have a safe and healthy meal especially prepared for your pup waiting in the fridge.

The Simplest Way to Calm Your Dog’s Inner Escape Artist

Professional canine escape artists. We know they exist. Dogs that will bolt, dig or chew to the ends of the earth in order to reach a seemingly sweet freedom, filled with open spaces and new smells, that awaits them outside of the confines of their home or yard.

Port Gamble S’Klallam Tribe Has a Rabies Problem. PetHub to the Rescue!

The Port Gamble S’Klallam Tribe can celebrate that 109 animals on their reservation have been vaccinated thanks to the Port Gamble S’Klallam Tribe Rabies Clinic. Not only are these animals vaccinated but are sporting PetHub QR Digital Dog & Cat ID Tags that make it easier to identify them as a vaccinated animal.

Autumn Safety for Your Pets

As summer starts to wind down and the changing leaves signal the end of hot, stifling weather, pets anxiously await the cooler weather. This transition of the seasons ushers in relief, but can also present certain dangers that are unique to the season. Learning to recognize these hazards will keep your pet out of trouble and comfortable in the oncoming weather. Keeping Warm

How to Make an Emergency Plan for Your Pet

  An old adage recommends that we hope for the best and prepare for the worst. This is equally true of your pets, as well as your own everyday life. Obviously, no one can prepare for every possible disaster that could occur, but if you have a thorough and flexible disaster plan in place beforehand it can make managing an unfortunate situation—should one occur—much easier and less stressful.    

Great Essential Oil Remedies to Include in Any First Aid Kit

By Denise Fleck, Sunny-Dog Ink and Vicki Rae Thorne, Earth Heart Inc.   Most pet parents know it’s important to have a first aid kit around the house, and in their vehicle for their dog or cat. They also know it should include the obvious basics like gauze, first aid tape, eye wash, tweezers, antibiotic ointment, safety scissors, a digital thermometer, and a pet first aid handbook.   But did you know that remedies containing pure essential oils can be a safe and effective addition to your pet first aid kit?

My Biggest Fear: What Happens If My Jerk-face Dog Gets Lost?

I’m not gonna sugarcoat this...my dog, Penny, is a jerk. She's a reactive dog who, although she has come a long way, acts a little (OK, a lot) nuts sometimes... especially in an unfamiliar environment. My biggest fear is what will happen if she gets lost.

Fireworks Fears: Tips to Prevent Anxious Dogs From Getting Lost

Living with an anxious dog requires patience and management, especially during the summer months. If your dog is fearful of fireworks, you may dread the Fourth of July or any holiday that involves fireworks and loud noises. The solutions may help your dog stay calm. A calm dog is less likely to bolt, run off, or get lost.

5 Unique Ways to Help Your Pet Go Green on Earth Day

Pets bring a lot of positive benefits into our lives. Studies show that they help keep us happy, reduce stress, lower blood pressure, and they can help us stay fit. However, pets have a surprisingly negative impact on the earth.

Why Your Pet Needs A Digital ID Tag

Here at PetHub, we think it’s high time to have a serious talk about identification tags and leaving the old “pet-name-and-one-phone-number” etched tags in the past. Today’s digital pet ID tags are not your grand-daddy’s dog tags. Pet identification tags have come a LONG way in just the last few years, folks, and if you’re still putting a $7 dollar circle of etched, one-name-and-number, aluminum on your dog or cat’s collar, your pets are missing out on powerful protection.  

Don’t Let Your Pet Run Around Naked!

When you pass another dog on your walk, or see a cat crossing the road, they are wearing a collar or harness with ID attached, right? If you saw that same pet lounging around on the couch, chances are they might be naked, or sans ID. The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) recently found that only 33 percent of pet parents said they keep ID tags on their dogs and cats at all times. That means, at one point or another, the majority of pets aren’t wearing identification that can help get them home if the worst happens. This is a real problem folks.

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