Important Safety Tips -

Over 6,000,000 dogs & cats were killed on US roads last year.

These statistics are staggering, scary and real.

In the US alone approximately 1.2 million dogs are killed on the roads each year. The number of cats killed on the roads in the US every year is much higher at an approximation of 5.4 million*.

In most of these cases, the dog was hit for a relatively simple reason considering the facts. The dog cannot be seen by the motorist and the driver only spots the dog once it is too late. Even if you have a light colored dog, at night every dog becomes a hidden target.

So, how do we help stop these easily preventable deaths? The answer is simple: make you and your dog or cat more visible at night to oncoming traffic. With our LED dog collars and LED leashes you and your dog will be spotted immediately by motorists no matter how dark!


Does your dog wander in the backyard at night? Keep a constant eye on the pup when you turn on their LED dog collar! If your dog is adventurous and tends to wander off the property, make sure he or she is lit up so drivers can easily spot your dog.

A dog being hit by a car is an emergency

If your dog ever gets hit by a car, it is likely he or she will try to continue on like nothing happened - maybe act quite timid - but more of the time your dog will act as if they do not have any injuries (even though they might). Why? Dogs hide their pain, even if it is fatal. It is a survival instinct, because showing weakness or that you are hurt in the wild can get you killed.

If your dog has been hit by a car going faster than a slow crawl (think 3-5MPH) you will want to put your pet in the car and start driving to the veterinarian or the emergency veterinary clinic. While you are on your way, call - this allows the facilities to prepare if the accident is bad. If your dog was hit badly, and is unconscious, you will want to be extra careful in the car. If you can, bring another person to watch your dog while you drive. An unconscious dog can wake up while on the way to the vet and go a bit crazy. 

The costs to take your vet are rarely cheap, especially for a serious situation like a car accident. When pet owners are upset about their injured dogs or cats, they might take their frustration due to the expenses out on the medical team - but everyone needs to remember the vets are there to help and that in order to be there the expenses need to be paid.

Every dog owner needs contingency plans to pay for veterinary emergencies. This is part of the cost of having a dog. Having a dog hit by a car is often avoidable, but not every veterinary emergency can be avoided. A savings account, a credit card or a paid-on-time pet insurance policy are options for this need. In a perfect world, every dog-owning household would have a savings account ready for veterinary expenses. In this world, though, we each just have to do the best we can.

Training

Statistics show that dogs who typically chase cars are at a much higher risk of being hit by a car. This habit can also prove dangerous for the dog walker. It is important to teach your pup not to chase cars!

When you have guests over, it is imperative that you teach everyone not to chase your dog. Guests (and your family) should NEVER chase a dog. This is extremely counterproductive to dog training and it puts your dogs life at risk.

When you chase a dog, you are teaching the dog to run away from you - you trigger their instinct to run. A lot of people love doing this with their dogs or their friends dog as a fun fame. Unfortunately, while fun - this is very dangerous and you are teaching the dog dangerous habits. Playing "keep away" with a dog is also not recommended as this is also you chasing the dog.

If you need your dog, or another dog to come to you, then you will want to run away from the dog. This seems counterintuitive, but it usually works quite well. If you cannot run, then try walking away. You can even try backing away in an enticing manner. You can try pretending like there is something exciting on the ground near you, or even get on your back - but NEVER chase a dog! 

 

 


31 comments

  • Ian

    Yea so do you guys have idk uhhh👀
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    do…dog…dogs?

  • Pamela Birris

    i did not mean to post again my computer is messing up again but finess was a Feb 5 baby i need input on this should we get another dog should it look her and should i get one that does not look like finess I love u miss mess ness finess mom loves u and I’m sorry I let u down , u are now my angel is there doggies in heaven will i see her again ?it defiantly like I lost my immediate family I’m having her a headstone made

  • Pamela r Burris

    this is added to my last comment i did not mean to post i was crying and hit the button i have so many things i wished i had done different i have no family other than my kids havent she is my child and i am not wanting to live life without her my husband cant function i cant my son cant my other 2 sons are messed up and they want me to tell my 4yo grandson i gave her away give me some opions on that he knows who she is here she has her own bedroom she is very loved and he knows this she went everywhere we did ,he stays weekends here and im so not wanting him to think i just gave her away and did not want her anymore and he knows all about heaven and puppy and his other popaw is there together we are not able to function now its Thurs he will see how upset i am .. i would give anything to have my dog back i don’t want to lie to my grandson he knows the truth normally always he knows she loved us all so much she was my baby gurl ,. I’m lost broken should i get another dog should it look like her or not i have found one just like her and one nothing like her i do not know what is the best thing to help this pain i don’t want to miss her more her stuff is in every room of my house she loved to ride go bye bye i want to do what’s best for our pain not make it worse my husband said he cant stop thinking of her and she is gone I failed as her mother i let her down I was not there when she needed me

  • PAMELA BURIIS

    my 3 and have tear old teacup chi 3 pounds my husband and i and my 19 yo son and my 2 sons whom have moved out she was the family dog my grandson called her his daughter ,, she never left my side would not let anyone in my room very obiedsnt loving , sweet ,loyal ,now dearly missed I’m broken that was my child my husband had never cared for a dog like that before he said dogs was out doors before her .. im reading everything and she always listened awesome dog if she was not with me people would say where’s the baby ?she was watching a cat out the big window and my employee opened my door we was going to a job leaving i was on my back porch tina came in when she opened the door my fines went flying out she did not do that she listens but tina came to tell me she went out and i went to front opened dorr and was looking my tenant seen her in the road stopped to see her and knew he said Pam it’s a white chi with blue collar ur dog been hit i would have seen her when i topped the hill, but she had been out there a million times no leash she would walk beside me in public not go anywhere she was a registered emotional support dog he got her and handed her to me she had a space looked like gazed then her ears started bleeding i was balling i was saying her name the look in her I said she heard me calling her i then cradled her and rocked cus she died while looking at me .. i love her so much I’m so broken I need her she needs me i can not function my son has been in his room for 2 days my husband has cried while fsrming he and his baby doll she loved us so-and-so smart and wonderful i feel like its a nightmare he said i cant stop thing about that lil ole dog man i love that dog like no other ever he said it hurts so yes she was hit must have been my tenant thats all thats here they was speeding i remember seeing one coming in so fast i said that to much, and they were going to hurt something or somebody and they way she was driving finess chaced a cat that way she straight to the road aid she never went to the road z

  • daniel

    Where are your sources for the statistic on dog and cat deaths? I cant find it.

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