Pet Safety

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

Tips To Keep Your Pet Safe This Valentine’s Day

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.

by DogTime
February 14th

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
February 6th

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 owners 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
January 28th

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
January 27th

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
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