(The Consumerist)

Subaru Working On Canine Seat Belts Using Crash-Test Dummy Dogs

Rover McFuzzyBottoms III might like the feel of the wind in his fur as his tongue lolls out happily on a breezy car ride, but many pet advocates say it’s dangerous to have unrestrained pets in the car in the event of an accident. But it’s not like there are crash-test dummy dogs to test safety belts for pets… until now, that is. [More]

Protect Your Dog By Denying Him Turkey Bones

Protect Your Dog By Denying Him Turkey Bones

No matter how longingly Fido looks at you as you devour Thanksgiving leftovers, you owe it to him do deny him a turkey drumstick. Cooked bones, especially from birds, are brittle and splinter easily, potentially causing a variety of problems for hungry pets who chomp on them. [More]

Keep Your Dogs Away From Gum With Xylitol So Their Organs Don't Bleed

Keep Your Dogs Away From Gum With Xylitol So Their Organs Don't Bleed

Icebreakers gum may be a great way to “break the ice,” but you wouldn’t want to use them to help your dog freshen his breath. Many pet owners aren’t aware that the artificial sweetener inside it and many other products, Xylitol, can be acutely toxic to dogs if the canines eat it. KCBS has the tragic story of one corgi who suffered acute liver failure after he got into a bag of Icebreakers. [More]

No, Your Dog Does Not Want To Watch Fireworks And Drink Margaritas At The Beach

No, Your Dog Does Not Want To Watch Fireworks And Drink Margaritas At The Beach

Consumer Reports is always ruining my fun. First, they want me to make sure that the fireworks I set off in my backyard are safety certified. Whatever. Now they’re telling me that I shouldn’t bring my dog to see fireworks with me. AND that I shouldn’t give her any beer, or even let her help herself to the barbecue this weekend.