We cannot protect our dear pets from everything they do and from every little danger they may experience. However, there are still some things we can do to reduce the amount of potentially dangerous situations. These 10 dog safety tips will help you protect your beloved canine companion so you both can enjoy a long, happy and healthy life together.
For dogs, chewing toys are not a luxury, but a necessity. Especially for puppies, who need to gnaw to help their adult teeth break through. For adult dogs, chewing is a way to deal with stress, fight boredom, provide comfort and of course to exercise the jawbones. Toys can even help prevent dog from developing certain problem behaviors. Additionally, when dogs settle down with a chew toy, they are getting a mental workout too. They explore the world with their mouths – like when a person gets into a good book. For most dogs, though, chewing is simply just a satisfying behavior: It makes them happy! These dog chew toys tips will make chewing a lot safer for your pup.
While it’s common knowledge not to leave a dog alone in a hot car, not even a warm one for that matter, there are other dangers lurking during the summertime. For example, this time of year, many car owners replace the coolant in their automobile radiators. Whether it’s through irresponsible disposal or just a small puddle, the main ingredient, ethylene glycol can cause serious illnesses or even death for a dog, even in small doses. So be careful not to let your dog drink from puddles and other places that could contain this lethal poison.
Most dogs love the water. If your pup is one of them, you certainly want to give him the opportunity to enjoy a holiday by the sea. But those of us who have tried bringing our four-legged friend to the sea know that there are also downsides and dangers to water-holidays. But as long as you are aware of these and bring the right equipment, everything will be great. You’ll come home completely de-stressed, accompanied by a happy dog.
Each year, there are plenty of cases of pet poisoning around the world. In many cases the poisoning is caused by household substances that may seem perfectly harmless to us. But just because something is safe for people doesn’t mean it won’t hurt our dear pets. This information about dog poisons is important for both you and your pet.
Puppies are without a doubt some of the most adorable things on the planet. Parenting a new puppy, however, is no walk in the park. It can be really exciting and lots of fun, but also rather stressful, both for the puppy and for you as owner. Bringing a new puppy home takes lots of preparation, work and patience, plus a good dose of common sense. The good news is that if you do it right, it will be a wonderful experience. Read on to learn more about how to handle a new puppy.
Some people may not see the need to pay for expensive, professional security installations, or don’t want to transform their homes into Fort Knox. Luckily, there are other practical ways to protect your home against intruders without security systems and surveillance equipment. Have you heard about Watchdogs?
There are many tools to use when dealing with diabetes, and the Diabetic Service Dog is one very important tool to add to the toolbox. Diabetic Service Dogs are trained to help people with life-threatening health conditions by assisting them and above all saving their lives on a daily basis.
New Year’s Eve is a wonderful time to get together with friends and celebrate. Festivities, music and big beautiful fireworks. We people love it but these festivities are not always safe or exciting for our pets. Most dogs are not used to these unexpected loud noises and New Year’s Eve can, therefore, be a particularly stressful day for our four-legged friends. There are a few things you can do to keep your dog safe and make this day joyful for both of you. Here are some pet safety tips for New Year’s Eve.
Christmas is a joyous time that most of us spend with friends and family, including our pets. After all, they are part of our family and we want them to enjoy the holidays as much as we do. However, the Christmas season can be a strange, and maybe even dangerous, time for our dogs. Their usual home environment is filled with odd, unknown noises, such as crackers and holiday jingles, and with indoor trees, decorations and sweets that can scare or even harm our pets. Since dogs are like children, curious and adventurous, it is your responsibility to pet-proof your home. By being aware of these Christmas dangers for pets, your furry friend is able to join the holiday fun and you may avoid a trip to the vet emergency room. Here’s how to keep your dog healthy and safe during the holiday season…