With fall coming soon, so does the dreaded “flu season.” If you’re a pet parent, an important question you might ask yourself is, “Does my dog need the flu shot?” The quick answer is maybe; it depends on your dog’s lifestyle and risk of exposure.
Pool noodles are fun for kids enjoying a summer swim, but they’re also incredibly useful for DIY projects and creative solutions to problems around the home. They can even be used to make fun or helpful items for our dogs. Here are eight life hacks for dogs using pool noodles.
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 a veritable hazard for those who own dogs. Chemicals, sharp tools, and even plants, themselves, can can quickly cause an emergency for dogs.
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.
One of the most preventable causes of deadly heat stroke and dehydration in dogs is being left in hot cars. Here are seven of the best window smashing to save dogs from hot cars caught on video.
Summer has officially started, and the dog days will be here again before you know it. July is National Beat The Heat Month–a reminder to us all to keep our pups cool on these hot summer days. Here are a few ways pups won’t let anything stop them from staying cool while being cool.
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.
If you ever feel yourself starting to get a little sad that the younger you got to enjoy the summer time more than the adult you, adopting or fostering a dog can rejuvenate you and fill your boring summer with joy and childlike wonder all over again!
Now that summer is here, you might be wondering what activities you can actually do with your best furry friend. Well, wonder no more—I’m going to share some of the awesome activities that are waiting for you and your dog this summer.
“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.
If your dog suffers seasonal allergies and you want to use natural remedies instead of steroids or medications, there are several options available that can help your pup. Here are eight natural remedies for dogs that can help fight symptoms of seasonal allergies.
Whether you’re at the beach, having a picnic in the park, or simply sitting on your front porch with your dog, there is nothing better than getting sucked into a great summer read. Here are some of our favorite books for every dog lover’s summer reading list.
The nice summer weather brings plenty of opportunities for outdoor activities that will allow kids to form deeper relationships with the dogs they love. Dogs can teach children a lot about compassion, empathy, and responsibility, too.
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.
The summer weather brings a lot of opportunities to have fun outside with your pup, but it also brings mosquitoes. Here are some of the dangers of mosquito bites for dogs, some preventative measures you can take, and some ways to treat mosquito bites on dogs when you spot them.
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.
Sometimes we can forget that our pups can get sunburns, just like us, and that can lead to skin damage, secondary infections, and skin cancer. A fur coat isn’t always enough protection from the sun’s harmful rays. Here’s what you should know about using sunscreen on your dog.
It’s the time of year to start spring cleaning, and dog owners in particular know how difficult that can be. Spring cleaning is a chance to do things right, get organized, and form good habits for the rest of the seasons.
Many dogs love winter. Lots love spring and summer. Here are some dogs who are just loving the fall season and playing in the leaves!
For puppies, autumn is a whole new and special experience. Check out these sweet Golden Retriever babies experiencing the change of seasons for the first time!
The smell of pumpkin spice lattes, the change in the color of the leaves, sweater weather–it can only mean one thing: It’s officially fall!