Avoiding Danger Noodles and Other Snek Safety Tips

Those who have lived in the Sacramento metropolitan area for any length of time know that unexpected encounters with sneks, called nope ropes when especially unwelcome, are a part of California living.  Some sneks are a little more scary than others, though, and in our neck of the woods, shake snakes with their little rattles [...]

Orange, Glowing Skies: When Pet Fire Safety Must Be the Rule

In this age of unpredictability, it makes sense to prepare for the worst. For those of us in the west, this means getting ready for wildfire season every year. Between packing up necessities in case of an evacuation and planning the quickest escape route, we can easily overlook the effects of smoke inhalation.  A wildfire [...]

Embracing the “Dog Days of Summer”

The star that rises and sets with the sun during the high summer is known as Sirius, or the Dog Star. Forever shining brightly in the constellation Canis Major (Big Dog), Sirius was perceived by ancient people as bringing about the hottest temperatures of the year, giving way to the famous expression “the dog days [...]

Winter Pet Safety Tips to Keep Your Pet Warm and Safe

This time of year, it seems like everyone is concerned with warding off illness and staying healthy - but we’re not the only ones in need of a little extra TLC. Pets also benefit from our vigilance and protection during these damp, chilly months. With our winter pet safety tips, you can avoid certain seasonal [...]

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