Pet Safety

5 Ways To Keep Your Puppy Safe Around The Pool

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.

by Heather Marcoux
April 25th

St. Patrick’s Day Safety Tips For You And Your Dog

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.

by dogtime
March 1st

The CBD Oil Debate: Is It Safe For Your Dog?

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.

by Gel Galang
February 19th

Will Tesla’s “Dog Mode” Keep Your Pooch Safer In The Car?

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.

by Gel Galang
February 19th

Tips To Keep Your Dog Safe This Valentine’s Day

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.

by Dogtime
February 14th

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
January 31st

‘Dog Wash’ Prevents Spread Of Infections By Hospital Therapy Dogs

A new, simple protocol for cleaning therapy dogs can greatly reduce their chances of spreading MRSA and other infections at hospitals. That’s good news because as many as 50,000 certified therapy dogs in the U.S. currently provide hospital patients comfort and security.

by Gel Galang
January 29th

Dog Gates And Other Ways To Keep Dogs Out

Dog gates block off unsafe areas, like dangerous stairways, kitchens with stoves in paw-reach, baby rooms, or rooms with lots of electronics. Here’s what you should know about dog gates and other doggy barriers.

by Beth Meadows
January 28th

Is Wag! Dog-Walking App Safe After Dog Death Coverup Claim?

Couple Nick and Sara Moore were horrified to find that their dog, Winnie, died in an accident on a walk booked through the Wag! dog-walking app. The way the company tried to cover up the incident made their experience even worse.

by Gel Galang
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. Here’s what you should know.

by Beth Meadows
January 25th

Composting: A Green Alternative To The Plastic Dog Poop Bag

Sadly, the very way dog poop is usually disposed of can have an impact on the environment. One solution to this problem might be composting, which turns fecal matter into fertilizer. A park in New York has already started a community compost program.

by Gel Galang
January 25th

What To Consider When Buying A Life Jacket For Your Dog

Is a doggy life vest really necessary? Yes! Your dog should wear a life jacket on or near the water–as should you, and everyone on your boat. Here’s what you should consider when buying your pooch a life jacket.

by Beth Meadows
January 25th

Marijuana Legalization Brings Some New Dangers To Pets

Marijuana legalization brings new risks, especially for dogs who mistakenly ingest or inhale THC traces on the street. Use caution where weed is legal, and make sure you store your own products where pets cannot get them.

by Gel Galang
January 18th
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