If you live in the Northeast, you’re likely familiar with the term “wildlife refuge,” and you’ll know how important it is to protect your pet from the dangers of the wild.

You’re also likely familiar the “pet friendly” term for what that means: the pet food companies want to make sure that your dog, cat, horse, ferret, and even rabbit is treated well.

But how can you help your pet thrive and survive in the wild?

Here are a few tips for making your pets’ lives a bit easier.