Forget about witches and zombies; a seemingly innocuous bag of candy can be one of the scariest things that enters a dog owner’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.
Dogs get into things they’re not supposed to, especially when it comes to edible marijuana products. So if your pup gets into your stash, take the following steps to ensure your dog is safe in an emergency situation of over-consumption and overdose.
There are plenty of scams out there designed to take your money. Some of them can end up with you losing your dog. If you’re like me, you’d much rather be parted with your paycheck than your precious pup. Here’s what you should look out for.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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 are the safest pet owner, it’s always smart to make sure you have a checklist in case something happens.
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.
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.
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 is heat stroke.
Consumer Reports first sounded the alarm, “Retractable leashes pose problems for people and their pets,” and it’s no exaggeration. People choose them thinking they’ll give dogs extra freedom on walks. Unfortunately, the upsides are far outweighed by the risks.
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.
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.
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 that can be dangerous–even deadly–for dogs with shorter snouts.
Sand, surf, and sunshine can make the day at the dog beach a blast, but they also present some dangers that you should plan for. Even if your dog is friendly, a good swimmer, and obedient to your commands, things can still go wrong very quickly.
For outdoorsy dog lovers, hiking with a canine companion is the perfect way to spend a weekend. Its a great way to bond with your pup, but there are plenty of hidden dangers to consider before venturing into the back country together.
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.
Wildfires endanger natural resources, property, people, and of course, beloved pets. If you haven’t already prepared your human family and pets with a plan that includes what to do in the event of an evacuation, now is the time.
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.