Forget about witches and zombies; a seemingly innocuous bag of candy can be one of the scariest things that enters a dog parent’s home. Calls to the Pet Poison Hotline increase twelve percent during the week of Halloween. Here’s what you should do if your dog eats candy.
September marks the beginning of Responsible Dog Ownership Month! Since we want to make sure that you and your pets have the happiest, healthiest relationship possible, here are a few tips on how to be the best dog parent you can possibly be!
Most responsible gun owners know this and would never leave a loaded weapon with the safety off in an area where their beloved dogs might hurt themselves or someone around them. However, even responsible gun owners can have a lapse in judgment.
Hurricane season in the US usually lasts from June to November, and it’s important to prepared for an emergency and possible evacuation with a plan that includes your pets. If you live in an area where hurricanes are known to hit, keep yourself, your family, and your dogs safe.
Going for a walk with your dog is a great way to experience nature, but wild animal encounters can make nature dangerous. It’s important to know how to avoid wild animal attacks while walking your dog and what to do if an attack is unavoidable.
Do you need to worry about citronella negatively affecting your dog? The short answer is your dog probably shouldn’t come into contact with any citronella product, but it’s a little complicated. Here’s what you should know.
National Pet Fire Safety Day is July 15th, and it’s a great time to go over some fire safety tips that can prevent fires in the home and keep your dog safe should a fire break out. Being prepared and following safety tips could save your dog’s life, as well as your own.
If you see a dog locked in a hot car, you’ll probably want to do something to save that pup. Before you immediately start smashing windows, there are some things you should know, including what is legal and illegal in your area.
Anyone who has watched a flash flood wash away a house in minutes knows the destructive power of these natural disasters. Flooding can be a very frightening time for people and their dogs, but there are thankfully many ways to prepare for this weather event.
Yes, the 4th of July holiday looms, as does the possibility your pet will suffer stress, trauma, or illness associated with the festivities. How can your pet catch a break and stay healthy? You, the responsible caretaker, must educate yourself on the holiday’s hazards and proactively prepare!
What’s extremely important for dog parents on the 4th of July is to make sure that our dogs have updated tags and collars. It’s especially important this holiday because July 5th is the busiest day of the year for animal shelters.
On 4th of July weekend, we encourage pet parents to remember that holiday fireworks are often at the center of pet injuries, and we should take proper measures should to keep all dogs and cats as safe as possible as Americans celebrate their country’s birthday.
More dogs go missing on the 4th of July than any other day of the year. With all the noisy fireworks, loud parties, and distractions, it’s no wonder so many pooches bolt and get lost on Independence Day. Following a few safety tips will help keep your dog safe.
July is National Lost Pet Prevention Month and serves as an important reminder to make sure your pet stays safe and does not get lost. Even if you believe you’re the safest pet parent in the world, it’s always smart to make sure you have a checklist to prevent your pet from getting lost, just in case.
Some dog owners claims that CBD helps their dogs with a host of medical conditions. Others hear that CBD comes from marijuana plants and immediately become wary of these products. Is CBD oil safe for dogs? Here’s what you should know.
As warmer summertime temperatures approach, it’s important to remember that dogs are vulnerable to injuries and illnesses related to hot weather, including heat stroke, dehydration, sunburn, and foot pad burns. The most dangerous condition may be heat stroke.
Summer means barbecues, pool parties, and fun times outdoors are on the way. And of course, we want to include our dogs on as many of those activities as possible. DogTime asked veterinarian Dr. Kurt Venator, DVM, PhD from Purina about how to keep dogs safe in summer.
Tornadoes are one of the most destructive storms that households have to manage. It is not surprising that pets find this type of storm particularly stressful to experience. Here are a few things you should know about creating a tornado preparedness plan that includes your dog.
“Brachycephalic” refers to dogs with short muzzles, and this face shape is a huge disadvantage to dogs in the hotter months since their main mechanism for cooling down is panting. Here’s how summer heat can be dangerous–even deadly–for dogs with shorter snouts.
Many dog owners underestimate the danger a backyard pool presents and overestimate their new puppy’s swimming proficiency. Puppies are not always born knowing how to swim, so if you’re planning on bringing your pup poolside, keep these safety tips in mind.
Now that the weather is warming up, boaters and dog lovers are spending more time out on the water. There are many potential dangers when boating, so take care of your pooch when you bring them along for a boat ride.