Posts Written On September 19, 2020

While Pets Suffer Separation Anxiety as Their Humans Return to Work, a New Pet Safety Product Helps Humans Resolve Their Own Anxieties

thePetmosphere.com, an online source for unique pet items, has launched a new petsafety product that brings to life ‘In Case of Emergency’ planning for pets, just in time to help pet parents anxiously returning to the workplace.

As people emerge from lockdown and return to work, many find their pets at home suffering from classic separation anxiety. While pets sulk as their humans return to work, pet parents also experience their own anxieties over pets left home alone.  The Pet Parent Alert Kit has been launched just in time to help them manage these anxieties.

When a pet parent leaves a pet at home to go to work (or run an errand, go to dinner, etc.), they assume their return will be timely. But what if it isn’t? What if suddenly they couldn’t return home due to an accident or emergency? Without a proper plan in place, pets that rely on them could be abruptly left without care.

While an emergency interrupting our daily routine seems improbable, vehicle accident statistics from Progressive Insurance seem to indicate otherwise:

  • 52 percent occur within 5 miles of a person’s home
  • 77 percent occur within 15 miles of a person’s home

A car accident that sends a pet parent to the hospital in an incapacitated state could result in pets at home going without care for an indefinite period of time.  Having an emergency plan in place ahead of an emergency, via The PetParent Alert Kit, alleviates concern for such a situation.

“As a veterinarian, I find that pet owners consider their beloved animals to be members of the family. Their critters are loyal and adored companions. Caring for our wonderful creatures is a top priority. But what happens to them if we are in an accident or have a health crisis that lands us in the hospital? The Pet Parent Alert Kit offers peace of mind to animal lovers by providing notification to medical staff, law enforcement or emergency response teams that your animal needs care. I highly recommend this simple-to-use kit that contains everything you need to make sure your fur babies get the vital care they need when you can’t be there.” – Hannah Smith, DVM (DACT candidate), Gainesville, FL

The kit is comprised of several components, including key ring tags and brightly colored wearables that alert first responders to the existence of pets at home, directing them to emergency contact information stored in the wallet.The ICE contact can be notified of the situation immediately and can take over a pet’s care quickly.  Pets never need to miss a next meal, vital medication or a reassuring hug from a human caretaker.

The kit also provides a ‘Please Rescue My Pets’ home window sticker for fire/flood emergencies.  It notifies firemen or other responders that pets are in the home and need to be found and rescued before leaving the site. This is especially important to have visible during hurricane season on the coast and fire season in the west.

Two versions of the kit are available and priced from $19.95 to $24.95, including shipping. More kit detail is available here: https://thepetmosphere.com/collections/frontpage/products/pet-parent-alert-kit-single

About thePetmosphere.com

thePetmosphere.com is an online source for uniquely designed and carefully curated pet products.  Its mission is to create an evolving world of goodness for pets and their humans, focused on pet safety, wellness and comfort. https://thepetmosphere.com

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How Weather Can Affect Your Driving

The weather can never seem to make up its mind. One minute you have glorious sunshine, the next it’s cold and raining. This is not too much of a problem if you are at home with nowhere to go, unless of course, you left washing out. 

When you need to drive, or are already out, changing weather conditions may mean that you need to adapt your driving style to remain safe and in control. This can be especially important on higher speed roads or those which may be deemed locally as speed trap roads. While you can make your driving safer, you can never truly guarantee that others will follow suit, meaning you will need to be especially vigilant to the behaviour of other road users who may be driving erratically. In these instances, accidents are much more likely – for more info speak to a car accident lawyer from Oakland.  

Rain

Rainy weather can cause many problems with your driving. Heavy rain may make it difficult for you to see the road ahead or any hazards. Hydroplaning, where the car skids and slides over the water’s surface, may also occur. It is important to check that you have sufficient tire tread depth before any journey, not only to meet legal requirements but also to help your tires find more traction on the road. 

During wet weather, it is a good idea to slow down your speed considerably, as stopping distances will increase on wet surfaces. You may also want to keep an eye on traffic via the internet or radio, to help you plan the best route.

Snow

Depending on where you live, you might use snow chains or winter tires. These can help your vehicle move when there has been heavy snowfall. Like with rain, heavy snow and sleet can also affect your ability to see while driving. If the level of snowfall is too much, you may also want to consider postponing your journey until the weather clears up a little, if possible.

Sun

You might think that sunny, bright weather is optimum for driving. While this will give you a good road condition, it can cause other problems. Glare from the sun can limit your vision, which can be dangerous on busy or winding roads. If the sun follows a period of rain, you may also have difficulty seeing caused by the reflection of the sun on the water on the surface of the road. Using your sun visor can help somewhat.

Considering the weather when planning a journey is an important part of maintaining safety. Changing conditions can cause problems for yourself and other drivers. You are always better off driving slower and more cautiously than attempting to speed towards your destination. At times, cancelling your journey entirely is the best choice if going out is not essential. 

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