Safety

(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 that 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: 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. Here are a few ways to keep your dog safe
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(Image Credit: Getty Images/Bernard Van Berg/EyeEm) If you have a dog, you probably have one or more dog gates. Unless, like me, you have a dog that can jump higher than you are tall. Never fear, however, as there are still some ways to keep your Olympic-high-jump-qualifying pooch out of trouble. Dog gates and other
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(Picture Credit: John Fedele/Getty Images) Doctors and experts can argue that marijuana legalization has its benefits for humans. However, it may bring new dangers to pets. One pet owner, Mark Groveman, recently saw marijuana’s potentially dangerous effects on his pet pal, Bosco, a Bullypit. During their walk in Ward Canyon Park, Mark let Bosco loose
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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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(Image Credit: Getty Images) Walking your dog at night can be challenging, and those challenges might change with the weather and the area where you’re walking. Depending on where you live, some of the following tips for walking your dog at night may not be applicable to you. If, for example, you’re like me and
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(Picture Credit: Getty Images) Before your family wakes up to see what trinkets Santa left under the tree Christmas morning, be sure that you have taken all of the proper precautions to keep your dogs and cats safe this holiday season. Here are a few Christmas safety tips to help you keep your fur family
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(Image Credit: Getty Images} Skunks are adorable creatures that have many ecological functions. Unfortunately, they create one very big problem that most pet owners prefer to avoid: stinky pets. Since the threat that skunks provide isn’t a dangerous one (albeit, highly a unpleasant one), this article will not advocate for some of the extreme methods
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(Picture Credit: Getty Images) I’m not here to throw any shade at marijuana smokers. If you smoke, you smoke. However, it’s imperative that if you do so you are responsible with it, which may seem sort of oxymoronic but let’s be honest, marijuana legalization is becoming a thing. If you have it legally or not, make
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Forget about witches and zombies; a seemingly innocuous bag of candy can be one of the scariest things that enters a dog owner’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 know that chocolate can
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(Photo Credit: Shutterstock) Any time pets are forced out of their routine and face an unfamiliar scenario, they can get injured or stressed. Pets would avoid many of the injuries reported to the veterinary clinics on the days following Halloween with a little bit of understanding and information on part of the pet parents. Reduce
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(Photo Credit: KTLA5 Video) At 8:30 on a Monday morning, Kris Anderson was asleep in her bed when her dog Georgia burst into the bedroom to join her. But there’s more to the story than just a happy pet ready to wake her owner up and start the day. Georgia, an 8-year-old Shar Pei mix,
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(Picture Credit: Getty Images) Wildfires endanger natural resources, property, people, and of course, beloved pets. So far in 2018, the Mendocino Complex Fire burned 500 square miles, the Holy Fire caused 20,000 people to evacuate from their homes, and 16 other wildfires still burn in the state of California, alone. The almost unimaginable devastation serves as
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(Picture Credit: Getty Images) If you see a dog locked in a hot car, you’ll probably want to do something to save that pup. Every year dogs die from being left in hot cars, even though many states have created laws that make it a crime. Before you immediately start smashing windows, there are some things
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One of a dog owner’s biggest fears will always be losing their pet. Losing a pet is like losing a child and is an experience no one should ever have to go through. July is National Lost Pet Prevention Month and serves as an important reminder to make sure your pet stays safe and does
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(Picture Credit: Getty Images) There are plenty of scams out there designed to take your money. Some of them even involve dogs, and they’re especially common when people try to buy dogs online. Other scams, however, can end up with you losing your dog. If you’re like me, you’d much rather be parted with your
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(Picture Credit: Getty Images) Shamrocks, parades, pots-o’-gold, green beer — St. Patrick’s Day is a great way to welcome Spring and celebrate one of Ireland’s most celebrated saints. But there are a few hazards all pet owners should keep in mind before heading out to their St. Paddy’s Day festivities — and we aren’t just
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(Photo By: Education Images/UIG via Getty Images) For outdoorsy dog lovers, hiking with a canine companion is the perfect way to spend a weekend. Getting some exercise while experiencing the majestic natural world is fun on its own, but doing it with your best furry friend at your side elevates the experience to awesome. Hiking
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(Picture Credit: Getty Images) Now that the weather is warming up, boaters and dog lovers are spending more time out on the water. It can be a lot of fun to have your best furry buddy by your side while you enjoy the surf and sun as the wind blows through your hair, but it’s
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