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!
Pet Predicaments & Warnings
Accidents happen when you least expect them -- usually as rare, once-in-a-lifetime occurrences. But you can be prepared. When reading each of the following pet scenarios, ask yourself 'What would I do?' Each of these tragic events could literally send your life into a tailspin if they ever happened to you, or your dog. So... what would you do?
According to veterinarians, when is it time to euthanize a dog? After working at a vet AND having 2 of my own dogs put to sleep recently, I can help you get through this difficult time. Here’s everything you need to know about when to euthanize a dog. Here are 5 signs that it’s time. Plus advice that other veterinarians have personally given me. And the official Quality of Life Scale for dogs — to help you gauge your dog’s quality of life.
There are laws in place in most cities about what you must do if you hit someone’s pet with your car. Unfortunately, there is very little information about this online, but there is certainly a lot of discussion about it! Most people have the wrong information. To help set the record straight, here is what you must do if you hit someone’s pet…
My dog ate Advil. (It was a single 200 mg liquid gel capsule with Ibuprofen inside.) Dogs and Ibuprofen don’t mix – so I knew it was important to treat this right away! I rushed her to the vet, and I’m glad I did. Here’s what I’ve learned about Ibuprofen toxicity in dogs.
Knowing the symptoms of dog bloat could actually save your dog’s life — because bloat comes on quickly and can kill a dog within hours if left untreated. Here’s what you need to know about the signs of bloat in dogs, risk factors that predispose your dog to getting bloat, and tips for preventing bloat in dogs. These are all things I wish I had known before my dog died of bloat.
Pyometra, a serious infection of the uterus, is a potentially deadly condition that affects unspayed female dogs. Symptoms & treatment for pyometra in dogs.
If your dog passes away at home, you have 3 options: vet, crematorium, burial. Here’s what you need to know about cremating or burying a dog.
Looking for a better e-collar for dogs? Try an inflatable dog collar. It worked great for us! My dog took to it much faster than a plastic dog cone collar.
Here are photos of dogs riding on motorcycles… at fast speeds! I never thought I’d see this in person myself… but I did. If you’re considering dog motorcycle riding with your four-legged friends, please also consider a dog motorcycle carrier, dog motorcycle goggles, and a dog motorcycle helmet. Or a dog motorcycle trailer – a few of my motorcycle friends with dogs have safely trailered their dogs behind the bike for years.
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.
Here’s proof that a basic dog collar can be dangerous leading your dog to get entangled. It happened to me twice… with 2 different types of dog collars!
Suddenly our dog refused to walk down stairs in our home. They are solid wood, not carpeted. Before this, he went up & down the steps fine. My DIY solution.
Your first inclination may be to take a stray dog inside your home to immediately give him food and shelter. But that’s not always the safest option. Here’s what you SHOULD do if you find a stray dog.
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!
If you’re going to dress your dog for Halloween, here are some things you might not think of when it comes to dog Halloween costumes.
Most cases of dog vomiting will clear up within 24 hours or less using these tips. However, if your dog has not stopped vomiting within 24 hours, then you need to take your dog to to the vet because the vomiting is likely resulting from something more serious.
If you are faced with a lot of expensive vet bills as the result of caring for a dog emergency, rest assured, there is light at the end of the tunnel. Here are the best ways to find help with vet bills.
Here’s what you need to know — and DO — if you think your dog has had a seizure. Plus, some videos of dogs having seizures so you can see that dogs typically come out of seizures just fine — even though the dog seizure itself can seem quite violent and scary.
Please don’t leave your dog in the car on a warm day — even if the windows are rolled down! And if you happen to see that someone has left their dog inside a hot car, here’s what you should do. Dog hot car laws aren’t clear, but these tips will help!
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.
A dog memorial is a great way to memorialize your dog after he has passed on. The best part: you can make your own dog memorial any way you want to.
Most people are not aware of the fact that tennis balls can actually be dangerous to dogs. The danger is that when playing fetch with your dog, the ball could get stuck in your dog’s throat when he catches it.
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.
Avoid having to take your dog to the vet on Christmas Day by following these holiday safety tips for dog owners. There are some holiday precautions that you may not have thought of!