Not all, but many types of peanut butter have an ingredient called xylitol. Xylitol is a substance often used in place of natural sweeteners, and it is highly toxic for dogs. While it is safe for people to eat without issue, the same cannot be said for our canine friends. Here’s what you should know.
Many of us have a basic idea of what different dog behaviors mean. However, many children don’t. Over half of recorded dog bite cases involve children, and 77 percent of the biting dogs are owned by friends, family, or relatives. It’s important to teach kids about dog body language to prevent bites and aggression.
Nobody wants to spend Valentine’s Day at the emergency vet. So make sure the love of your life, your furry friend, stays out of harm’s way. Here are a few ways to keep your pet safe on Valentine’s Day.
February 14th is Pet Theft Awareness Day — a day to make sure dog parents know the dangers dognappers present to their pooches. We’re spreading a police officer’s advice to help dog lovers make good decisions that can reduce the risk of pet theft.
If you don’t greet a new dog in the correct way, you might risk inadvertently distressing the dog or causing them to react aggressively towards you. Here are some essential tips on how to properly greet a dog you don’t know.
With the extreme cold brought on by a polar vortex, spending any time outside can be dangerous for humans and pets, alike. When the frigid weather hits, make sure to keep your dog safe with these simple tips.
The handful of people — or maybe even just one or two people — in your home watching the Super Bowl can still have fun eating snacks, cheering on teams, drinking, and celebrating. All of those things are great for us humans, but they can cause problems for dogs if we’re not careful.
Children and dogs don’t necessarily get along automatically. Like all cohabiting animals, they must learn to live together to be safe and happy. Teaching your children how to behave around animals, and dogs especially, can be the difference between long and happy days with your pets and a literal disaster.
Winter can be a dangerous time for our dogs. We need to watch out for our pups and make sure they don’t get hurt. Winter starts on December 21st in the Northern Hemisphere and lasts until March 19th. Here are seven winter dangers that could seriously harm or kill your dog if you’re not careful.
Like us, as our pets get older, navigating the challenges of winter becomes more difficult. Therefore, we must accommodate our senior dogs’ needs. Here are a few ways to keep your senior safe and comfortable through winter.
Snow presents new obstacles that make things difficult — and sometimes dangerous — for dogs. As the winter season approaches, make sure you’re keeping your dog safe and as comfortable as possible on cold, snowy walks. Here are some tips for pet parents and their pups to stay safe in the snow.
There are plenty of myths about dogs and their abilities to get through winter, but these myths can be misleading and dangerous. It’s important to sort out fact from fiction to make sure our dogs stay safe and healthy in winter.
When you go into icy waters after your dog, you are putting your own life at risk. You are also putting your dog in more danger and endangering the lives of rescuers. Here’s why you should never go into the water after your dog, and what you should do, instead.
Walking your dog at night can be challenging, and those challenges might change with the weather and the area where you’re walking. But with a few tips, you can keep yourself and your pup safe on your night time walks. Let’s talk about night walk safety!
Before your family wakes up to see what trinkets Santa left under the tree Christmas morning, be sure that you have taken all of the proper precautions to keep your dogs and cats safe this holiday season. Here are a few Christmas safety tips to help you keep your fur family safe.
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.