Safety

(Picture Credit: rgbspace/Getty Images) Let’s be honest. Marijuana legalization is becoming a thing. No judgment here. If you use it, that’s your decision. However, it’s imperative that you do so responsibly. You must make sure to at least keep the weed out of reach of those who can get hurt by it, including dogs. That being
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(Picture Credit: Hannah Mentz/Getty Images) Ah, the spring and summer months: The seasons to don those ever-fashionable hats and gloves and head outside for some gardening. But if you’ve got dogs, you might wonder if the chemicals that keep your roses blooming and your grass weed-free could hurt or even kill your pet. It’s not
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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 who 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: Andy Cross/The Denver Post via Getty Images) Your yard and gardens are wonderful for relaxing, playing, and entertaining. However, they can also be dangerous for your pets. It’s our job as pet parents to make sure the places where our dogs play, explore, and go potty are as safe as possible. Dogs and
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Picture Credit: Peter Cade / Getty Images Dogs are our friends, family, and sometimes even our coworkers. However, they’re still animals, and we cannot speak to them the way we talk to our human companions. We need to understand what they’re saying in their language — through their tail wags, barks, and growls. Many of
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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
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(Picture Credit: Cavan Images/Getty Images) It’s happened to all dog lovers. You’re out and about, you come across a cute looking dog, and you just want to go and say hello! But do you know the correct and safe way to approach the dog? If you don’t greet a new dog in the correct way,
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(Image Credit: Shaw Photography Co./Getty Images) It’s hard to imagine a more picture-perfect family image than children and their beloved dogs. It’s so iconic you can almost imagine a Norman Rockwell painting of it. But the truth of the matter is that children and dogs don’t necessarily get along automatically. Like all cohabiting animals, they
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(Picture Credit: ROMAOSLO/Getty Images) For those of us living in places where winter means snow, walking dogs outside becomes a big challenge. Snow presents new obstacles that make things difficult — and sometimes dangerous — for dogs. As the winter season approaches, make sure you’re keeping your dog safe and as comfortable as possible on cold, snowy
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(Picture Credit: AleksandarNakic/Getty Images) Forget about witches and zombies; a seemingly innocuous bag of candy can be one of the scariest things that enters a dog parent’s home on Halloween. Calls to the Pet Poison Hotline increase twelve percent during the week of Halloween, making it the center’s busiest time of the year. We all
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