Pet Safety

Why You Should Teach Kids To Read Dog Body Language

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.

by Vivien Alexander
January 17th

Top 7 Tips To Keep Your Yard Pet-Friendly

Your yard and gardens are wonderful for relaxing, playing and entertaining. However, they can also be dangerous for your pets. Follow these top safety tips to keep your furry friends happy and healthy when they go outside.

by Christina Selter
January 16th

Tips For Teaching Your Children To Respect Dogs

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.

by Beth Meadows
January 14th

6 Helpful Christmas Safety Tips For Pet Owners

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.

by Cricket Lee
December 25th

Why You Should NOT Jump Into Icy Waters To Save Your Dog

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.

by Gel Galang
December 23rd

Let’s Talk Safety Tips For Walking Your Dog At Night

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!

by Beth Meadows
December 13th

6 Helpful Safety Tips For Walking Dogs In The Snow

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.

by Mike Clark
December 5th

What To Do If Your Dog Eats Halloween Candy

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.

by Maggie Clancy
October 8th

Help! My Dog Ate Marijuana! What Should I Do?

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.

by Beth Meadows
September 25th

7 Scams That Could Make You Lose Your Dog

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.

by Mike Clark
August 30th

Hurricanes: Preparedness And Evacuation Plan For Dog Owners

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.

by Mike Clark
July 24th

What To Do If You See A Dog In A Hot Car

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.

by Mike Clark
July 18th

10 Tips To Ensure You Won’t Lose Your Dog

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.

by Sarah Greenwald
July 12th

4th Of July Safety Tips For Dog Owners

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.

by Julia
July 4th
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