How You Can Safeguard Your Dog’s Health and Security

We love our dog friends. They are precious creatures who bring joy to our lives. That makes seeing them suffer even more painful. Fortunately, there’s much that can be done to shelter our dogs from common dangers. Here’s what you need to know.

Flu Exposure

Dog flu, or H3N2, is a highly contagious virus that can spread like wildfire. It may seem scary, but there are ways to protect your pup. If your dog is less than a year old or more than seven, they are in a vulnerable group and will benefit from vaccination. You should still research symptoms so that you can act if you notice warning signs. These include continuous coughing, fatigue, and a reduced appetite. When there is an outbreak, minimize outings to avoid coming into contact with carriers. Even if another dog does not show symptoms, they may still have the virus. Remember, this is a treatable condition and is rarely fatal if you go to a veterinarian.

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How to Prepare Your Pup for a Safe, Fun and Happy Howloween

The holiday season has commenced, and we kick it off with All Hallows Eve, otherwise known as Halloween. It’s a time for treats, costumes, and a good time for all, including your four-legged furry friends. After all, our dogs are part of the family, and they deserve a little fun. Here are some tips for how to include your pup in on the celebrations. Continue reading “How to Prepare Your Pup for a Safe, Fun and Happy Howloween”

How to Avoid Potential Doggie Disasters – A Checklist

When your dog is left unattended, he or she may tend to get into a bit of mischief. While you’re away for the day, it might not be uncommon to come home to a chewed couch, slobbery shoes, or miscellaneous doggie accidents. What are you to do? The most common doggie disasters stem from boredom; if your dog is bored, he or she is more likely to chew, bark, dig, knock things over, and beg for attention. The following checklist offers valuable tips and tricks for reducing doggie boredom. Continue reading “How to Avoid Potential Doggie Disasters – A Checklist”