Center For Pet Safety

Center For Pet Safety The Center for Pet Safety is a registered 501(c)3 research and consumer advocacy organization dedicated to companion animal and consumer safety.

The Center for Pet Safety is a registered 501(c)3 non-profit research and consumer advocacy organization dedicated to companion animal and consumer safety. We were founded in July 2011 as a successor organization to Canine Commuter (CanineCommuter.com). We are an independent safety science entity leading a unique mission for companion animals and the people that love them. Using scientific testing

The Center for Pet Safety is a registered 501(c)3 non-profit research and consumer advocacy organization dedicated to companion animal and consumer safety. We were founded in July 2011 as a successor organization to Canine Commuter (CanineCommuter.com). We are an independent safety science entity leading a unique mission for companion animals and the people that love them. Using scientific testing

We are very impressed with Diggs new Passenger pet carrier. It's rare for a new pet product to pass CPS certification te...
11/17/2021

We are very impressed with Diggs new Passenger pet carrier. It's rare for a new pet product to pass CPS certification testing on the first try. This indicates to us that the Diggs team is taking safety seriously. Congratulations to Diggs!
https://www.einpresswire.com/article/556446769/center-for-pet-safety-awards-a-5-star-crash-test-rating-to-digg-s-new-passenger-carrier

We are very impressed with Diggs new Passenger pet carrier. It's rare for a new pet product to pass CPS certification testing on the first try. This indicates to us that the Diggs team is taking safety seriously. Congratulations to Diggs!
https://www.einpresswire.com/article/556446769/center-for-pet-safety-awards-a-5-star-crash-test-rating-to-digg-s-new-passenger-carrier

Hayden was an athletic dog who loved to play catch and retrieve. During one play session, the ball became lodged in his ...
11/17/2021

Hayden was an athletic dog who loved to play catch and retrieve. During one play session, the ball became lodged in his throat and his owner Mary was unable to pull the ball out. Sadly, Hayden was gone, despite efforts to revive him at an emergency clinic. Mary was alert to certain warnings about the balls but she had never heard about a ball getting lodged in a dog's throat. This is why she shared her story with Center for Pet Safety.

Watch here and spread the word: https://www.centerforpetsafety.org/cautionary-tails/

Hayden was an athletic dog who loved to play catch and retrieve. During one play session, the ball became lodged in his throat and his owner Mary was unable to pull the ball out. Sadly, Hayden was gone, despite efforts to revive him at an emergency clinic. Mary was alert to certain warnings about the balls but she had never heard about a ball getting lodged in a dog's throat. This is why she shared her story with Center for Pet Safety.

Watch here and spread the word: https://www.centerforpetsafety.org/cautionary-tails/

The reports received on these types of ball toys are shocking and horrific and there are likely more incidents that have...
11/16/2021

The reports received on these types of ball toys are shocking and horrific and there are likely more incidents that have occurred. It's time for industry and pet owners to rethink catch and retrieval toys for dogs. Please read and share this important message for the safety of all dogs. https://www.centerforpetsafety.org/advisories-recalls/warning-ball-toys-for-dogs/

The reports received on these types of ball toys are shocking and horrific and there are likely more incidents that have occurred. It's time for industry and pet owners to rethink catch and retrieval toys for dogs. Please read and share this important message for the safety of all dogs. https://www.centerforpetsafety.org/advisories-recalls/warning-ball-toys-for-dogs/

The Center for Pet Safety is thrilled to be a guest panelist during a Canine Wellness Summit hosted by Paws en route.Joi...
11/15/2021

The Center for Pet Safety is thrilled to be a guest panelist during a Canine Wellness Summit hosted by Paws en route.

Join me, Prevent Pet Suffocation and other amazing Pet Wellness experts for this virtual summit on Tuesday, November 16th and Thursday, November 18th.

The Summit's focus is to keep pet parents educated and informed on pet safety and health, especially around the upcoming holidays.

Day 1: November 16th - 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p/m. (EST)⁠
Preventing Pet Emergencies: First Aid and Keeping your Pet Safe with Paws en route, Prevent Pet Suffocation,and Center For Pet Safety.

Day 2: November 18th - 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. (EST)⁠
Canine Nutrition: Keeping your dog healthy and anti-anxiety tips⁠ with Puppy Gang Fresh Foods and Heal Doggy Canine Wellness Hub.

Join the free virtual event! You will have the opportunity to ask questions and interact with the panelists. Click the link to sign up! https://mailchi.mp/b75a30f39b81/canine-wellness-summit

The Center for Pet Safety is thrilled to be a guest panelist during a Canine Wellness Summit hosted by Paws en route.

Join me, Prevent Pet Suffocation and other amazing Pet Wellness experts for this virtual summit on Tuesday, November 16th and Thursday, November 18th.

The Summit's focus is to keep pet parents educated and informed on pet safety and health, especially around the upcoming holidays.

Day 1: November 16th - 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p/m. (EST)⁠
Preventing Pet Emergencies: First Aid and Keeping your Pet Safe with Paws en route, Prevent Pet Suffocation,and Center For Pet Safety.

Day 2: November 18th - 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. (EST)⁠
Canine Nutrition: Keeping your dog healthy and anti-anxiety tips⁠ with Puppy Gang Fresh Foods and Heal Doggy Canine Wellness Hub.

Join the free virtual event! You will have the opportunity to ask questions and interact with the panelists. Click the link to sign up! https://mailchi.mp/b75a30f39b81/canine-wellness-summit

While promoting pet safety, it's unfortunate that we have to hear about so many pet products that have failed pet owners...
11/10/2021

While promoting pet safety, it's unfortunate that we have to hear about so many pet products that have failed pet owners and their fur babies. It's especially heart-wrenching to see photos and read stories of tragic, horrific losses. We really appreciate the support and dedication of those who wish to protect other animals.

While promoting pet safety, it's unfortunate that we have to hear about so many pet products that have failed pet owners and their fur babies. It's especially heart-wrenching to see photos and read stories of tragic, horrific losses. We really appreciate the support and dedication of those who wish to protect other animals.

With the holidays coming up quickly, follow these guidelines so the fun and decor are safe and enjoyable for everyone.
11/09/2021
Winter holiday pet safety

With the holidays coming up quickly, follow these guidelines so the fun and decor are safe and enjoyable for everyone.

December abounds with holiday celebrations, and nothing can spoil good cheer like an emergency trip to the veterinary clinic. These tips can help keep the winter holiday season safe for pets.

2020 was a really rough year for most of us. Behind the scenes, we experienced the loss of 3 of our 4 dogs (in case you ...
11/04/2021

2020 was a really rough year for most of us. Behind the scenes, we experienced the loss of 3 of our 4 dogs (in case you missed it on the CPS blog) as well as other personal challenges. https://www.centerforpetsafety.org/2020/06/pet-loss-caring-enough-to-let-go/

2021 has been busy but in lots of really good ways. As we get ready to close out the year, stay tuned for announcements of what's new with the Center for Pet Safety. Thank you for sticking with us!

2020 was a really rough year for most of us. Behind the scenes, we experienced the loss of 3 of our 4 dogs (in case you missed it on the CPS blog) as well as other personal challenges. https://www.centerforpetsafety.org/2020/06/pet-loss-caring-enough-to-let-go/

2021 has been busy but in lots of really good ways. As we get ready to close out the year, stay tuned for announcements of what's new with the Center for Pet Safety. Thank you for sticking with us!

10/31/2021
Remember to keep a close watch on your pets this Halloween. - Keep sweet treats out of reach.- Be aware that some decora...
10/26/2021

Remember to keep a close watch on your pets this Halloween.
- Keep sweet treats out of reach.
- Be aware that some decorations may not be pet-friendly.
- Provide a safe environment, especially for black cats.

Also, be aware that pet costumes are not required to be flammability tested.
https://www.centerforpetsafety.org/2015/10/halloween-pet-safety/

Remember to keep a close watch on your pets this Halloween.
- Keep sweet treats out of reach.
- Be aware that some decorations may not be pet-friendly.
- Provide a safe environment, especially for black cats.

Also, be aware that pet costumes are not required to be flammability tested.
https://www.centerforpetsafety.org/2015/10/halloween-pet-safety/

Between the button training and a 2011 scientific study that looked at how dogs behaved before, during, and after an own...
10/24/2021
Do dogs miss us when we are gone? A "talking" dog offers insights

Between the button training and a 2011 scientific study that looked at how dogs behaved before, during, and after an owner's absence, there are some very interesting insights!

The viral dog, who communicates with a series of buttons, is very curious where her friends are off to

A very good question... 😏
10/18/2021

A very good question... 😏

A very good question... 😏

Oh I laughed so much. 🤣
10/14/2021

Oh I laughed so much. 🤣

Oh I laughed so much. 🤣

Tuffy's Pet Foods is issuing a voluntary #petfoodrecall of approximately 1,600 cases of Pure Vita Salmon Entree Dog Food...
10/12/2021

Tuffy's Pet Foods is issuing a voluntary #petfoodrecall of approximately 1,600 cases of Pure Vita Salmon Entree Dog Food in a Tetrapak carton following notification from the product manufacturer of potentially elevated levels of Vitamin D.
https://www.fda.gov/safety/recalls-market-withdrawals-safety-alerts/tuffys-pet-foods-inc-issues-voluntary-recall-limited-quantity-pure-vita-salmon-entree-dog-food

Tuffy's Pet Foods is issuing a voluntary #petfoodrecall of approximately 1,600 cases of Pure Vita Salmon Entree Dog Food in a Tetrapak carton following notification from the product manufacturer of potentially elevated levels of Vitamin D.
https://www.fda.gov/safety/recalls-market-withdrawals-safety-alerts/tuffys-pet-foods-inc-issues-voluntary-recall-limited-quantity-pure-vita-salmon-entree-dog-food

Working dogs generally have natural instincts that are carefully honed with intensive training to perform a specific tas...
10/10/2021
7 Types of Working Dogs and the Jobs They Do

Working dogs generally have natural instincts that are carefully honed with intensive training to perform a specific task.
Here are some types of working dogs and the jobs they are specially trained to perform.

Working dogs ​have natural talents that are carefully honed with intensive training to perform jobs that help humans. Learn about what they do.

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10/08/2021

I would imagine more companies are dog-friendly than ever with so many working from home. But for those going into dog-f...
10/06/2021
Best Dog-Friendly Companies of 2021 | Rover.com

I would imagine more companies are dog-friendly than ever with so many working from home. But for those going into dog-friendly office environments, that sounds wonderful!

We've rounded up the top companies with pet-friendly benefits. Check out our rankings for the best dog-friendly companies of 2021.

Please consider taking the survey to help our friends  Prevent Pet Suffocation. Thank you!
10/06/2021
Pet Suffocation Survey

Please consider taking the survey to help our friends Prevent Pet Suffocation. Thank you!

An important survey to help prevent pet suffocation!

When you're cleaning up your dogs mess and he appreciates it. 😂
10/05/2021

When you're cleaning up your dogs mess and he appreciates it. 😂

When you're cleaning up your dogs mess and he appreciates it. 😂

41 per cent of Canadian households welcomed a “pandemic puppy" in the past year and a half. Toronto-based pet transporta...
10/02/2021
Firms make transporting pets easier

41 per cent of Canadian households welcomed a “pandemic puppy" in the past year and a half.

Toronto-based pet transportation service Paws En Route , which has partnered with the Center for Pet Safety on a campaign called PAWS-UP!, offers travel services for pets that ensure our four-legged friends arrive safely at our holiday destinations.

Janice Lees looks at how pet transport companies are helping owners navigate new regulations during the time of COVID.

09/30/2021
This is an older article but still relevant. Look out for new dangers that arise with cooler temperatures and changes in...
09/28/2021
Catster Tips: How to Keep Your Cat Safe This Fall - Catster

This is an older article but still relevant. Look out for new dangers that arise with cooler temperatures and changes in seasons.

Learn more about in this article written about the cat experts at Catster! Catster is your go to source for cat news and expert insights.

These pictures are so great! Does your dog love the fall weather? Share your photos in the comments!
09/24/2021
12 Dogs Who Absolutely Fall for Autumn Leaves - PetGuide

These pictures are so great! Does your dog love the fall weather? Share your photos in the comments!

Be-leaf us when we say that dogs can't get enough of autumn. These 12 dogs could tell you a thing or two about the joys of leaves!

This is an entertaining take on the history of pet safety in cars. We appreciate the mention and Subaru for helping to f...
09/22/2021
A Brief History of Keeping Dogs Safe in Cars

This is an entertaining take on the history of pet safety in cars. We appreciate the mention and Subaru for helping to fund our early testing.

Odds are your pup comes along in the car from time to time. For more than 90 years, automakers and other companies have been working to keep our furry friends safe.

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Maggie, The Inspiration Behind Center for Pet Safety

I thought I bought a reliable safety harness for my dog Maggie. I was driving Virginia I-66 during the morning rush hour. A car cut in front of me and I had to slam on the brakes. Maggie was screaming in pain. I discovered the harness tether had wrapped around her back legs and she was thrown and hit the back of the front seat. She was hurting and scared and I couldn’t get to her fast enough.

That safety harness did nothing to protect Maggie.

After Maggie recovered from her injuries, I set out to find a product that would work better for us. To my dismay, I found out that there were no safety standards or required testing for pet products. I also discovered that the Consumer Products Safety Commission does not consider pet products “consumer products” and they turned a blind eye to the marketing claims and pet product safety.

If no one was monitoring product quality, how could I trust what I was buying would protect her?

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Remember to keep your pets inside & safe on the Fourth! Happy Fourth of July!
Menswees in die tyd van Corona In gesprek met Elmae van As https://youtu.be/j0xtuc_bWPc
Any updated harness testing? The seatbelt through the harness types don't work, my dog ends up lashed to the seat, almost getting strangled by the seatbelt.
Good afternoon, I just viewed your crash testing videos. Very upsetting and I realize my Louise should not be sitting up front, in her bed with an attachment to the seatbelt. I was going to get the Kurgo Sky Bed and I’m thinking that’s not the one for her now. Could you possibly PM me?
I have a 70lb standard poodle/English Springer Spaniel fur baby & need to buy him a harness for the car. Would you please recommend a certified product for him? Thank you so much
What is your comments on 4pets Caree Cage for travel and the crash test certification on it from TUV Sud? They specifically say that its tested for the passenger compartment safety crash test, but what does that mean in detail? Ive been googling to find out, but cant find anything. Do you know?
What does the center say about this design: "crash-tested in a DOT-approved facility according to industry standards. Standards set forth in the Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS-213) and/or Transport Canada SOR (CMVSS213), Child Restraint Systems."My dog got herself right out of the SleepyPods harness. I don't know what to do now. :(
Hi, I think it’s great that you’re helping people with keeping their pets safe 🙂. I just watched your programme about car dog harnesses which was really shocking! My dog has a normal harness which she wears all the time when we’re out and about which I then clip into just a short ‘seat belt’ which plugs into the normal seat belt socket. https://www.petsathome.com/shop/en/pets/dog-seat-belt Have you tested any like this? I don’t want to keep changing her harness etc so this is much easier than using one of the harnesses you recommend on your website but now I’m worried it’s not safe- especially is its v cheap!! Any advice would be great, thanks :)
I noticed the last time your approved harnesses were tested was around 2014/2015. Am I to assume the rating stays the same years later?
What is the best way to secure two mini schnauzers in the back seat? Using a restraint on each harness won’t work because the restraints are long enough to get tangled and choke them to death.
This is cute and important info at the same time! Every Fire Department should have one.