Tag: dog safety

4 Dog Safety Tips You Need To Know For Halloween Night

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Halloween can be a great time of fun and frivolity for every member of the family, even the dogs! Why leave them out when you can include them in the fun, right? Not so fast, friends! Before you start planning for the Halloween festivities, there are some things you need to consider in order to…

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How to Choose Safe Chew Bones for Your Dog

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Dogs need to chew. Their wild ancestors used their teeth and jaws to tear apart their prey, and crunched bones into small, digestible pieces. The modern dog does not have to work as hard to eat their meals, but they still have strong jaws and sharp teeth, and the urge to chew. Dogs are often…

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How to Keep Your Dog’s Paws Safe from Hot Pavement

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Dog paws are tough. For generations, our canine friends have traveled over rocky terrain, snow and tall grass without the help of socks or hiking boots, but they’re not made to withstand extremely hot pavement, asphalt, concrete, or gravel. On hot days, paw pads can burn within 30 seconds of contact. Before you walk your…

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Canine Heat Stroke: Signs and Prevention

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Dogs love to play outside, but they don’t know how to tell us when they’re getting dangerously hot. It’s up to us to be proactive in keeping them comfortable and safe. Get to know how heat stroke affects dogs and what you can do to prevent it: What IS Heat Stroke, Anyway? Your dog’s core…

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14 Tips for Keeping Pets Safe and Calm During Fireworks

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The sounds of fireworks can be very stressful for our pets who have no idea what is going on. Frightened pets can easily become lost as they take off in a blind panic to try and escape the noise. Animal control officers across the country report a 30-60% increase in lost pets between July 4th…

| Dogs, Cats

How to Protect Your Pets from Poor Air Quality and Wildfire Smoke

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Smoke from Canadian wildfires is currently blanketing the DC area, triggering air quality alerts and making it difficult to breathe. But it’s not just people who are affected by poor air quality, our pets are too! In fact, our pets may even be at greater risk than we are from wildfire smoke due to their…