Dog Safety Archives

No Turkey Bones For Thanksgiving!

No Bones About It: Turkey Bones Are Not For Your Pooch We’ve all seen a cheerful dog gnawing on their new ham bone or pig ear but there is a definite difference to the bone you buy at the pet store and the bones you take out of your Thanksgiving turkey bones. Are turkey bones bad for dogs?  Bones that have been cooked in the meat are easier to break and splinter. This splintering can cause internal tearing and puncturing […]

Holiday Dog Hazards: Chocolate.

With holidays approaching, keep chocolate away from your dogs. Find out how chocolate can potentially harm your dog. Why Chocolate is dangerous for your dog.   Chcolate is hazardous to dogs because of methylxanthine theobromine it is similar to caffeine that is often used as a diuretic, muscle relaxant, or heart stimulant. While it is rarely fatal, ingesting chocolate can make your dog incredibly ill and if untreated can become worse or exacerbate other problems which can cause death. While […]

Note To Self: Your Dog May Eat Your Homework, But Don’t Blame Fido For Your Bad Driving

You know, most all of us have been in embarrassing circumstances that we didn’t want to have to explain at some point in our lives…most likely in our younger, more care-free years. lol There’s a reason that some excuses have become cliche’ over the years, and there’s arguably nothing more cliche’ than “My dog ate my homework.”  Yeah, right.  I’m sure your dog was really licking his chops over your non-existent book report on “War and Peace.”  Kids.  What can […]

Choosing a Yorkshire Terrier for Your Family

Is a Yorkshire Terrier Good for Your Kids?   Of course, you’re going to have a lot of questions when it comes to selecting a dog to become a part of your family. You want the new dog to fit perfectly into your home and household, to get along with your family, to be comfortable and happy and to make others feel comfortable and happy. When you have a dog in your home that is not a good fit, it […]

4 Problems Facing Your Dog This Summer

You’ve got a lot to look out for this summer when it comes to your dog, everything ranging from the weather to travel to food to just about every other aspect of their life. Let’s face it: when you have a dog you love and care about, you practically have a child – one who has perhaps a little less sense and a lot more energy and excitement than a human child would! As such, your dog needs you to […]

Why a Doberman Pinscher May Be Right For You

The Doberman Pinscher is one of the most popular breeds in the world, but it also carries with it a particular stigma that the breed has often struggled with in terms of adoptions. Indeed, many families choose not to adopt a Doberman because of the fear that the dog will be violent or aggressive, which is obviously not desirable behavior from a dog. This reputation, however, is erroneous, and before you rule a Doberman out it is important that you […]

5 Tips For Travelling With Dogs

Traveling safely is very important for both people and animals. Five safety tips for traveling with dogs can make your pooch more comfortable. Many people enjoy taking their dogs traveling with them. These are several safety tips that can help ensure your dogs safety when traveling. 1. Traveling Essentials Making sure, you have items that your pet needs before you go on a trip. This can help prevent hassles. Bring items that help make your dog feel at home, your […]

Veterinary Issues For Labrador Retrievers

Labrador Retrievers are beautiful animals. They have a passion for water and make wonderful pets but there are also special Veterinary issues to expect from Labrador Retrievers.  Health problems owners must address. The Labrador is affected by a list of maladies with aging, hypothyroidism, arthritis, laryngeal paralysis, dysfunction syndrome, cancer, hearing loss, cognitive dysfunction, loss of vision and diabetes. These are not problems owners look forward to but many if treated early can be helped. Once the Lab reaches, the […]

Dogs and Jerky Treat Sickness

Jerky Treat Sickness What do you feed your pet for being a good companion? Whether you own a dog or a cat, you must now more than ever be careful and aware of an ongoing string of pet deaths and illnesses linked to “Jerky Treat Sickness”. Sources such as the FDA have stated that a number of brands of Jerky Treats imported from China are likely linked to causing the death of over 580, and the illness of over 3600 […]

What Types Of Service Dogs Are Legally Recognized?

The Justice Department This department oversees the rules and regulations of highly skilled and trained service dogs. The definition of specific laws is in place regarding service dogs. New rules and regulations set in place since 2011 under the Americans with Disabilities Act. Each state may have rules set in place. It is not legal to prohibit owners’ access to public areas with their service dogs for any personal reason. Service dogs must always be under control of their owner […]