Pet Safety

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
April 19th

Gardening With Dogs: 5 Tips To Keep Your Pup Safe

While it’s always a wonderful treat to have fresh fruits and veggies available, it’s important to note that gardens and gardening can be veritable hazards for those who live with dogs. Chemicals, sharp tools, and even plants, themselves, can can quickly cause an emergency for dogs.

by Beth Meadows
March 30th

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
March 24th

8 Ways To Protect Your Dog From Coyote Attacks

As humans spread into coyote habitats with their pets more and more, the odds of encounters between dogs and coyotes skyrocket. Here are eight ways that you can reduce the risk of coyote attacks on your dog and protect your pup if you happen to see a coyote.

by Mike Clark
March 23rd

Saint Patrick’s Day Safety Tips For You And Your Dog

Shamrocks, parades, pots o’ gold, green beer — Saint Paddy’s Day celebrates spring and one of Ireland’s most revered saints. But there are a few hazards all dog owners should keep in mind — and we aren’t just talking about leprechauns. Keep your dog safe with these Saint Patrick’s Day tips!

by DogTime
March 17th

Everything You Need To Know About Dog Gates And Barriers

Dog gates block off unsafe areas, like dangerous stairways, kitchens with stoves, baby rooms, or rooms with electronics. Some pet parents use gates during housetraining to contain accidents. But what might keep one dog out might be easy to hop over for another pooch. Here’s what you should know.

by Beth Meadows
March 10th

What is Xylitol? Why Is It Bad For Dogs?

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.

by Beth Meadows
February 24th

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
February 17th

How To Properly Greet A Dog You Don’t Know

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.

by Phillip Mlynar
February 9th

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
February 2nd

7 Winter Dangers That Could Hurt Or Even Kill Your Dog

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.

by Mike Clark
December 22nd
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