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.
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.
Ten million dogs and cats go missing every year. That’s why National Lost Dog Awareness Day, observed on April 23rd, is such an important day for pet owners. Here are a few things you can do if you ever have to find a lost dog.
April is National Pet First Aid Awareness Month–a month we dedicate to teaching fellow pet parents about providing emergency care to their animals. Here are some facts that will help you prepare to give your pet first aid in an emergency.
Shamrocks, parades, pots o’ gold, green beer—they’re all part of St. Patrick’s Day! But there are a few hazards all dog owners should keep in mind before their festivities—and we aren’t just talking about leprechauns.
Some dog owners claims that CBD helps their dogs with a host of medical conditions. Others hear that CBD comes from marijuana plants and immediately become wary of these products. Is CBD oil safe for dogs? Here’s what you should know.
Tesla recently released “Dog Mode,” a new car setting meant to ensure your pet is safe in the car when you have to step out on errands. However, it’s not a replacement for your responsibility as a dog owner. Here’s what you should know.
Looking for a little romance on Valentine’s Day? Make sure and look out for your pet’s safety, too, as items that show affection can be deadly for dogs and cats. Here are some tips for keeping furry family members safe on this holiday.
February 14th is Pet Theft Awareness Day–a day to make sure dog owners know the dangers dognappers present to their pooches. We’re spreading the word to help dog lovers make good decisions that can reduce the risk of pet theft.
As humans spread into coyote habitats with their pets more and more, the odds of encounters between dogs and coyotes skyrocket. Protect your dog from attacks.
When you have a party on Super Bowl Sunday, make sure your dog stays safe while you enjoy the game, food, and drinks. Here are a few tips that can help you celebrate while keeping your pup out of harm’s way.
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.