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!
Like us, as our pets get older, navigating the challenges of winter becomes more difficult. Therefore, we must accommodate our senior dogs’ needs. Here are a few ways to keep your senior safe and comfortable through winter.
Winter presents a different set of challenges for dog owners, especially for those living in areas with extreme seasonal changes in weather. Here are a few items no dog owner should go without in the winter season.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
September marks the beginning of responsible dog ownership month! Since we want to make sure that you and your pets have the happiest, healthiest relationship possible, here are a few tips on how to be the best dog parent you can possibly be!
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.
Most responsible gun owners know this and would never leave a loaded weapon with the safety off in an area where their beloved dogs might hurt themselves or someone around them. However, even responsible gun owners can have a lapse in judgment.
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.
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.
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.
National Pet Fire Safety Day is July 15th, and it’s a great time to go over some fire safety tips that can prevent fires in the home and keep your dog safe should a fire break out. Being prepared and following safety tips could save your dog’s life, as well as your own.
As warmer summertime temperatures approach, it’s important to remember that dogs are vulnerable to injuries and illnesses related to hot weather, including heat stroke, dehydration, sunburn, and foot pad burns. The most dangerous condition is heat stroke.
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.