Safety

(Picture Credit: Angelika Rózanecka / EyeEm/Getty Images) Summer is great for spending more time outside, for both you and your dog. Unfortunately, some uninvited guests will also likely show up to your summer outings. Citronella is a common deterrent for pests like mosquitoes. But do you need to worry about it negatively affecting your dog?
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(Picture Credit: Peerakit JIrachetthakun/Getty Images) Anyone who’s watched a flash flood wash away a house in minutes knows the destructive power of these natural disasters. Flooding can be a very frightening situation for people and their dogs, but there are thankfully many ways to prepare for this weather event. The best thing dog parents can
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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. In summer, dogs are more at risk for conditions like dehydration, sunburn, foot pad burns, and heat stroke. Heat stroke, which can cause organ failure, seizures, brain damage, hemorrhages, blindness,
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(Picture Credit: Scott Olson/Getty Images) Tornadoes are some 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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(Photo By: Education Images/UIG via Getty Images) For outdoorsy dog lovers, hiking with a canine companion is the perfect way to spend a weekend. Getting some exercise while experiencing the majestic natural world is fun on its own, but doing it with your best furry friend at your side elevates the experience to awesome. Hiking
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(Picture Credit: Getty Images) Wildfires endanger natural resources, property, people, and of course, beloved pets. Recent years have seen major fires in California, Australia, and other places around the world. These fires have devastated wildlife, destroyed homes, and forced many people to evacuate. The almost unimaginable devastation serves as a reminder that we must protect what
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(Picture Credit: Getty Images) Shamrocks, parades, pots o’ gold, green beer—Saint 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 Saint Paddy’s Day festivities—and we aren’t just talking about
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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) Valentine’s Day is more than just the most romantic holiday of the year. From accessories, chocolates, jewelry, flowers, to–yes–undergarments, pets will likely enjoy your Valentine’s gifts and treats just as much as you do, but with some potentially serious health consequences. Nobody wants to spend Valentine’s Day at the emergency vet.
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