Emergency Preparedness: Keeping Your Dog Safe

A first person shot of dogs in a grassy yard gathered around the viewer.

  A disaster can strike anytime, and keeping your furry friend safe may be more complex than looking out for just yourself.  Our pets use different cues like body language to read a situation, so in an emergency, your dog may stress just as much as you. An anxious and overwhelmed animal is unpredictable, which…

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Summer Safety: Keeping Dogs Cool and Hydrated 

A golden retriever holds a pink fish toy in its mouth.

With the summer months approaching, it is important to know how the change in weather may affect your furry friend. The heat can be extremely dangerous for a dog, but dogs are not likely to realize the dire state they are in while they’re running around having a good time. Instead, the signs of heat…

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Creating a Safe and Stimulating Home Environment for Dogs

A border collie is running through a green yard on a nice day.

Your dog appreciates a warm and inviting space just like you do. It is important to build a well-rounded home base for your dog that provides for all of their canine needs. The goal should be to limit hazards and promote comfortability in the home. Dogs are curious by nature, and that can be dangerous…

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Dog First Aid: What Every Owner Should Know

A fluffy white dog stands before a lush green field.

Would you know what to do if your dog was choking? Can you think of some human foods that are dangerous to pups? And how far is your local vet?  No one wants to think about facing an emergency with their pet, but being prepared to offer first aid in their time of need can…

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Creating a Dog-Friendly Backyard Oasis

A happy tan golden retriever is pictured against a green lawn, dripping with water from outdoor play.

How much time does your dog spend outside in the backyard every day? Dogs thrive when they have the daily opportunity to run around and expel their pent-up energy.  Whether you have a large or small yard, you can enrich and excite the space for your family pup. Not only is the backyard one of…

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Tricks, Not Treats: Halloween Safety Tips for Dogs

A black and white dog wears an orange witch hat in a wagon against an eerie background.

Halloween traditions are uniquely special to every family, and including the household pet can be an exciting way to amp up the celebration. Some pets thoroughly enjoy celebrating the holidays, while others may be uncomfortable with overwhelming sights and sounds.  To give your pet a spooktacular Halloween, you’ll need to cater some of the activities…

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How to Keep Your Dog Safe During Summer Activities

A white lab safely paddles through a clean, blue pool in the summer.

When your dog wants to go on a walk, but it’s too hot outside, they typically won’t understand why you’re saying no. Most dogs will need a mix of indoor and outdoor stimulation, and breaking their walk and potty routine may create symptoms of stress and anxiety. Summer is also the season of the best…

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Dog-Friendly Vacation Spots

A dog plays with a pool toy on vacation.

When planning your next vacation, you might also want to include your four-legged family members. You might be used to the scramble of finding a sitter or an available dog boarding service near you, but you also have a third option. There are beautiful destinations all over the U.S that will welcome not only you…

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What You Should Know About Dog Park Safety

dogs smelling each other at the dog park

Dogs are social creatures, like many of us. It makes sense to want to take them places they can socialize with other canines. Dog parks are just one of the common places we can take our furry friends to romp with other dogs.  However, dog parks have disadvantages, and it’s essential to be prepared when…

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Why You Should Microchip Your Pet

vet scanning dog for a microchip

As a pet owner, you’ve likely heard about microchips before, but you might be on the fence about getting one for your cat or dog.  While ID tags and collars are crucial for your furry friends, a microchip can take safety and security to the next level. We never want our pets to get lost,…

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