So you got your family a puppy for Christmas. Congratulations! But…now what?
You’ll probably be looking for new puppy tips, if you haven’t already. You’ll want to learn about training your puppy too and what puppy supplies you’ll need. Bringing home a new puppy can be exciting, yet at the same time it can feel overwhelming. So the first piece of advice we can offer you is: don’t sweat it. Enjoy the moment, and take each day as it comes.
Continue reading “A New Puppy Primer [Infographic]”
As Ketchum Mfg. Co. gears up for production of our 2021 edition rabies tags (see 10% off sale info below), we present our readers and followers with these important “rabies facts”:
(Click on the image to download a printable PDF of the infographic.)
Prevention and Treatment
Just follow these few simple rules:
- Teach children never to approach or handle unfamilar animals, wild or domestic.
- Make sure rabies vaccinations are up-to-date for all pet dogs and cats.
- Responsibly supervise dogs, and keep cats indoors.
- If you see stray animals, call your local animal control to remove them.
- Ensure that bats are not able to enter occupied spaces.
- If a bite from or exposure to a bat occurs and you are able to safely capture the animal, call your local animal control to have it tested for rabies.
- Wash bite or scratch wounds from an animal with soap and water ASAP, and seek medical attention immediately.
2021 Rabies Tag Sale
Order 2021 rabies tags from our website and save 10%! (Discount will appear in the shopping basket.)
Offer valid through July 31st.
Summertime, and the livin’ is easy
Fish are jumpin’ and the cotton is high
— George Gershwin / DuBose Heyward
The myriad pleasures of summer are perfectly encapsulated in the song “Summertime” made famous by Ella Fitzgerald and others. It is traditionally a time to frolic outdoors and be carefree. But for summer-loving humans, it comes with its own set of risks and dangers as well, from sunburn and poison ivy to pesky mosquitoes and under-barbecued burgers.
The same applies to our beloved pets. While dogs and cats love to explore outside when the weather turns warm, it is important to remember there are hidden perils in even the most serene and halcyonic settings that can put their health and very lives at risk.
This infographic will serve as a reminder to pet owners to stay alert to those perils. Continue reading “Five Summer Pet Safety Tips [Infographic]”
Life is (or should be) a constant, lifelong process of improvement. As 2018 comes to a close, it is that time of year to re-examine our routines and decide which ones should be changed. This means finding ways to make ourselves better persons, mentally and physically. And for pet owners, it is the perfect opportunity to make our animals’ lives better as well! In that spirit, we present this list of five simple New Year’s resolutions for 2019 that all pet owners should review and put into practice.
Happy New Year from Ketchum Mfg. Co.!
Continue reading “Ring in the New Year with These Five Simple Pet Owner Resolutions [Infographic]”
Festive Halloween “nightmares” can be fun for children and grownups alike. For dogs and cats, however, they can just be—well, nightmares. All the loud, unfamiliar activities associated with the holiday are sure to put your pet on high alert, potentially making for an unpleasant experience. Minimize the stress (and worse!) by heeding the advice contained in this infographic. Continue reading “5 Halloween Pet Safety Tips [Infographic]”