Tips for helping your dog friends stay cool during a hot Summer day
Summer is such a fun time of year! There’s always plenty to do with an energetic pup, like hiking, swimming, exploring the outdoors, or just hanging out in your backyard.
But, hot and humid weather can be taxing and even dangerous for dogs. If you are spending a lot of time outside, pay close attention to their behaviors and limits to prevent heatstroke.
Since dogs don’t tolerate heat as well as humans, heatstroke is a serious issue, but it can be prevented by staying aware of your dog’s behavior and following a few basic tips.
As you head out on your adventures or enjoy your backyard, keep your dog safe and cool with these tips from our vets!Read More »
Keeping your dog safe and happy during get-togethers over the summer is an important consideration which should not be overlooked.
Summer is here, and that means more time outdoors and being with family, friends, and our dogs!
When it comes to planning a summer party, dog safety may not be the first thing that comes to mind; it’s an important consideration nonetheless.
Most dog owners are familiar with the warnings about fireworks and summer thunderstorms, but there are a few precautions you can take to make sure these gatherings are safe and enjoyable for your pet, too.Read More »
As summer approaches, we all look forward to spending more time outside with our pups! Many dog owners immediately head to the nearest body of water for some R&R on the lake or by the pool. Most dogs love water and are natural swimmers. However, there are some breeds which are a little less graceful than others when it comes to the doggy paddle. Having fun with your pet is super important but so is safety. It may seem a little silly to purchase a life-jacket for your dog, but they come in handy for other reasons, too.Read More »
Whether your pup is deserving of a special treat or is just a professional crumb picker-upper, it’s not uncommon for a dog to encounter tasty morsels of human food; however, there are foods – even common fruits and vegetables – that your dog should definitely avoid.
Keeping your dog on a dog-food-only diet can prevent a lot of issues and pesky behaviors.
Dogs who are fed from scraps from the table are at higher risk of becoming overweight and bad habits. Typically, dogs who are fed from the table have a strong preference for foods humans enjoy. These behaviors may result in your dog begging, snapping, or showing other aggressive traits when food is around. If you have small children in the house, we strongly recommend avoiding feeding human food to dogs.
Aside from the behavioral issues which might be associated with feeding dogs from the table, most human foods are perfectly safe for dogs but others can pose a serious health risk.Read More »
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