Safety

(Picture Credit: Andy Cross/The Denver Post via Getty Images) Your yard and gardens are wonderful for relaxing, playing and entertaining. However, they can also be dangerous for your pets. It’s our job as pet parents to make sure the places where our dogs play, explore, and go potty are as safe as possible. Dogs and
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Picture Credit: Peter Cade / Getty Images Dogs are our friends, family, and sometimes even our coworkers. However, they’re still animals, and we cannot speak to them the way we talk to our human companions. We need to understand what they’re saying in their language–through their tail wags, barks, and growls. Many of us have
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(Picture Credit: ROMAOSLO/Getty Images) For those of us living in places where winter means snow, walking dogs outside becomes a big challenge. 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. During my time
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(Picture Credit: Getty Images) There are plenty of scams out there designed to take your money. Some of them even involve dogs, and they’re especially common when people try to buy dogs online. Other scams, however, can end up with you losing your dog. If you’re like me, you’d much rather be parted with your
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(Picture Credit: Getty Images) If you see a dog locked in a hot car, you’ll probably want to do something to save that pup. Every year dogs die from being left in hot cars, even though many states have created laws that make it a crime. Before you immediately start smashing windows, there are some things
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(Picture Credit: Anna-av/Getty Images) One of a dog owner’s biggest fears will always be losing their pet. Losing a pet is like losing a child and is an experience no one should ever have to go through. July is National Lost Pet Prevention Month and serves as an important reminder to make sure your pet
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(Picture Credit: Tim Graham/Getty Images) As warmer summertime temperatures approach, it’s important to remember that dogs are vulnerable to injuries and illnesses related to hot weather, including heatstroke, dehydration, sunburn, and foot pad burns. The most dangerous condition is heatstroke, which can cause organ failure, seizures, brain damage, hemorrhages, blindness, convulsions, and even death. Heatstroke
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(Picture Credit: Getty Images) 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. As pet parents, we all want to keep our dogs safe and happy
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(Picture Credit: Peerakit JIrachetthakun/Getty Images) 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. The best thing owners can
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(Picture Credit: Scott Olson/Getty Images) Tornadoes are one of the most destructive storms that households have to manage. These funnels can sustain extremely high wind speeds that may destroy an entire building in the course of a few minutes. It is not surprising that pets find this type of storm particularly stressful to experience. Fortunately,
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(Picture Credit: Getty Images) Now that the weather is warming up, boaters and dog lovers are spending more time out on the water. It can be a lot of fun to have your best furry buddy by your side while you enjoy the surf and sun as the wind blows through your hair, but it’s
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(Picture Credit: Getty Images) Wildfires endanger natural resources, property, people, and of course, beloved pets. In 2018, the Mendocino Complex Fire burned hundreds of square miles, the Holy Fire caused more than 20,000 people to evacuate from their homes, and those were only two of the several wildfires that burned in the state of California, alone.
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(Picture Credit: Getty Images) Summer and swimming go together like dog tongues and peanut butter–without xylitol, of course. However, if there’s a puppy at the pool party, water safety needs to be a top priority. According to a study of drowning incidents in small animals, swimming pools are the most common man-made location for pet
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(Picture Credit: Getty Images) As humans spread into coyote habitats with their pets more and more, the odds of encounters between dogs and coyotes skyrocket. These encounters can be deadly, especially for small dogs that make for easy prey. Humans are good sources of garbage and food, which can attract coyotes, too. February is mating
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(Picture Credit: Getty Images) Shamrocks, parades, pots o’ gold, green beer—St. Patrick’s Day is a great way to welcome spring and celebrate one of Ireland’s most revered saints. But there are a few hazards all dog owners should keep in mind before heading out to their St. Paddy’s Day festivities—and we aren’t just talking about
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(Picture Credit: ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images) The benefits of cannabidiol (CBD), or cannabis oil, for dogs have been the subject of recent scrutiny. 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. With the current
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