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 Warning And Dangers
Your dog's overall health and wellness depend 100% on you. Our dog health articles are filled with insanely helpful tips and unique ways to keep your dog safe, healthy, and happy on a daily basis -- especially during chaotic times, like holidays. Heed these important warnings and avoid pet predicaments.
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.
Wondering what to do if your dog eats chicken bones?! First, don’t panic, most likely your dog will be ok. My dog ate chicken bones and he passed them just fine — but it depends on whether your dog gulps down the bones (bad), bites them into smaller pieces (bad), or grinds them down thoroughly before swallowing them (good). Here’s what to do if your dog ate chicken bones… OR turkey bones.
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.
See why I think Beau’s Dream Dog Park at Buchanan Park is the best off leash dog park in Lancaster PA. If you’ve never been, you’re missing out! These are my must-know tips for enjoying this beautiful dog park — and what you can expect before you go to this Beneful dog park for the first time.
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.
Dealing with a bad case of dog diarrhea? I used to work at a vet. While there, I learned a few home remedies for dog diarrhea. Diarrhea in dogs can be serious. See which dog diarrhea treatment works best for my dog, and when you should see a vet for doggie diarrhea.
Can dogs eat turkey? YES – but they can still get an upset stomach. See how much and which dog Thanksgiving dinner foods are safe, and which ones aren’t safe for dogs. Instead of giving your dog Thanksgiving turkey, make these homemade Thanksgiving dog treats to avoid bloat & canine pancreatitis!
Thousands of dogs get the canine parvovirus each year. Of those, 15% will die. Without treatment, 100% will die. Here’s what you need to know about dog parvo disease including: the symptoms of parvo, how it’s spread, and the treatment for parvo. If you suspect that your dog is suffering from parvo, take your dog to the vet right away! Most deaths from the canine parvo virus occur within 48 to 72 hours.
Is pet insurance a good idea or not? Well, maybe. But I can make a case for simply having a pet health savings account instead. Here’s what you need to know about pet health insurance, pet insurance companies, and tips before you buy dog health insurance.
Pyometra, a serious infection of the uterus, is a potentially deadly condition that affects unspayed female dogs. Symptoms & treatment for pyometra in dogs.
Vet visits are the most expensive aspect of owning a dog. Pet health insurance helps with everything from annual vet visits to surgeries & other emergencies
Get answers to your dog questions right away — online — from verified pet experts. What’s your dog question?
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.
Did you know that your dog can still get deadly heartworms even if your dog is on a monthly preventative? It’s true. However, if you’re like me, you’ll still keep your dog on heartworm prevention year round for the following reasons.
In search of the best dog food brand for your dog? What it really comes down to is the list of ingredients in the dog food and the order of those ingredients on the dog food label. These tips and resources will help you fine-tune your options. This is a great summary of the most important things to look for when researching dog food brands.
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!
When we found our rescue dog under a dumpster, the vet diagnosed him with 2 health issues: Sarcoptic Mites (aka Mange or Scabies) and Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever (a blood disease). He passed the Scabies onto ME and our other dog. Here’s what it was like.
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.
Since most lost dogs end up in shelters where they are either adopted or euthanized, it’s important to microchip your dog in order to prevent this from happening to your dog AND to make it easier for you to be reunited with your dog should you ever become separated.
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.
Here are 10 life-threatening dog behavior myths that many dog owners believe to be true. Better yet, see WHY each of these is detrimental to your dog’s behavior and your own sanity!