It can be difficult to outwit a smart dog that is determined to get into the garbage one way or another. These are the best dog proof trash cans (including DIY dog proof garbage cans!) and tips for keeping your dog out of the trash once and for all!
Puppyproofing & Dog Safety 101
Puppy proofing is just like baby proofing! You get down on your dog’s level and see what they can see… and reach… and chew on. Dog owners share their personal tips and advice to protect your home (inside and out) from your dog’s teeth & paws AND protect your dog from hidden dangers at home & beyond.
Obviously, you wouldn’t want your dog to become ill or injured due to your own negligence. Your dog trusts you to keep them safe. Your best bet is to keep your dog indoors and away from the commotion on Halloween night — to prevent them from becoming frightened, anxious, or injured. Here are some ways to include your dog in Halloween, without stressing out your dog!
Here is a list of common everyday objects we all have in our houses that I’ve learned firsthand (and while working at a vet) can be deadly to a dog. See what you can do to modify these things to keep your dog safe. Plus, my own DIY puppy proofing tips that I use to keep my dogs safe at home.
Save this list in case your dog goes missing one day! These tips will help to reunite you with your lost dog in the quickest way possible.
We received this question about dog chewing from a dog owner on our Facebook Page. Since others may be dealing with the same, or a similar, situation I thought I’d share my reply here — along with more details that could be helpful to other dog owners.
If you live in Arizona, Florida, or parts of California and you have a dog… listen up! Dog frog poisoning is a reality. Here are the toads to watch for and what to do if your dog comes in contact with a poisonous toad.
As part of puppy-proofing your house, make sure you never leave loose change lying around… especially pennies! Pennies have zinc in them and zinc is fatal to dogs. As seen in this video, the secret to a dog’s survival after swallowing one or more pennies is early removal!
Most people have a disaster plan for their family in case of an emergency. Does your plan of action also include your dog? When planning for an emergency, you need to have your dog’s safety in mind in addition to your own.
Do you have a dog garbage can invader? Are you tired of coming home to dog trash strewn all over your house? Here are some tips, plus advice for where to hide your trash cans.
If you’re a dog owner, then you should do everything in your power to learn dog CPR, so you will be prepared in the event of an emergency. Here’s how to do pet CPR in an attempt to save your dog’s life if he starts choking or stops breathing.
Are you prepared to save your dog’s life if he were involved in an accident or became incapacitated due to some other type of health problem or sudden emergency? Here are some of the most common situations that could result in you having to perform CPR on your dog. Plus, see how to do dog CPR.
If you’ve got a dog, then you NEED a pet first aid kit. You don’t have to buy one though. You can make your own! Here’s what should go in a first aid kit for your dog.
We will be moving into a new house soon. I’ve asked Suzy Godsey — who helped us train our dog to stop barking — for some tips to help us get our through the move, with the least amount of stress. These are her best tips for moving with your dog…
My dog ate river stones and 2 of them got stuck in his intestines! He survived the operation, and my wallet survived the $1000 bill. Here’s what you should do if you think your dog ate some rocks, stones, or pebbles.
Even if a dog eats as few as one or two cigarette butts, it can kill them. I’ve heard some people claim that cigarette butts are not harmful to dogs, but I’ve seen nicotine poisoning of a dog firsthand — and it’s not pretty! Here are the toxic doses of nicotine for dogs — for 8 popular nicotine products ranging from nicotine patches to e-cigarettes. Plus the toxicity of marijuana (cannabis) and alcohol for dogs.
Whenever we’re preparing for a really bad storm, I make a point to gather the dog’s necessities, in addition to our own. Even if you’re not officially evacuating, you never know when you when you might need to seek shelter somewhere else at the last minute. Or, you may even have to stay in a public shelter temporarily if the storm wreaks havoc on your entire neighborhood. Here’s what to pack for your dog.
If you have pet-proofed your home, then you have taken very important steps to ensuring the safety of your pet. However, if you have not pet-proofed your yard, your dog could still be in danger.
If your dog ever leaves the house, then here are some things you should do to assure that you are always prepared should you dog become separated from you — or lost. And what to do in case of emergency. The best tip: prepare NOW by doing these simple things.
These videos and photos aim tol remind you of the truly horrific consequences that could result if your dog is allowed anywhere near your paper shredder. You could be putting your dog in harm’s way and increasing the odds that your dog will accidentally get its tail — or its tongue — caught inside the grinders which could cause serious permanent damage to your dog’s tongue or tail.
Aside from the typical poisonous plants, antifreeze, and chocolate that we dog owners hear so much about, there are a number of far more common household dangers that dog owners should also be aware of. Here are some other household dangers you should consider:
I’ve often wondered what we should do, on those rare occasions when your dog actually catches — but doesn’t kill — some form of wildlife. In our case recently, it was a couple of baby bunny rabbits. Here’s what I learned… and what we did.
Is your dog notorious for unspooling the toilet paper from its roll in the bathroom? I just discovered a quick trick which prevents your pet from playing with the toilet paper roll in the future! You’ll find yourself asking, ‘Now why didn’t I think of that?!’