a pet's life magazine Summer 2015 - Page 4

make it a date JULY Pet Fire Safety Day According to the United States Fire Administration, an estimated half million pets are affected by fires every year. July 15 is recognized as Pet Fire Safety Day to bring awareness and identify ways for you and your pets to be safe from harm. Make sure to have a pet rescue window decal alerts that will allow personnel to know pets are inside as well as include your pet in your family disaster plan. Always be prepared in case of an emergency! www.nvfc.org AUGUST Check the Chip Day On August 15 celebrate National Check the Chip by making sure your pets are microchipped and registration information is up-to-date. Your pet being microchipped creates a forever bond with the pet you love but it is also as important to have all the information accurate and up to date in case your pet gets lost. It only takes a moment of time so consult your veterinarian and check the chip. www.aaha.org SEPTEMBER Deaf Dog Awareness Week The last full week of every September is Deaf Dog Awareness Week. Deaf pets, like other special needs pets, make wonderful family members. There are so many misconceptions that it is important to educate and erase misconceptions. If you are considering adopting a dog, do not overlook deaf pets as they make great companions. www.deafdogs.org 4 apetslifemagazine.com | SUMMER 2015