DogWatch’s Highlights from BlogPaws 2017!

What do you get when you combine hundreds of pet bloggers, 62 pet brands, 45 great speakers and 123 fluffy and furry friends? BlogPaws 2017!

2017 was our second year at the annual conference of pet bloggers organized by BlogPaws, a social media company dedicated to educating and inspiring online pet writers. DogWatch Social Media Strategist Jackie attended BlogPaws 2016 in Phoenix, AZ, and had such a great experience that this year, DogWatch decided to attend as a first-time exhibitor. DogWatch Marketing Manager Demie joined Jackie this year at the Sheraton Myrtle Beach Convention Center Hotel in Myrtle Beach, SC. There was another important addition to the team this year – Jackie’s dog Lucy (@lucy_with_the_underbite)! In her pink bowtie and DogWatch bandanna, Lucy was a big hit with all the BlogPaws attendees she met, and she enjoyed making many new friends, human and canine and feline, too! Read More

Corgi and Siamese cat sleeping on orange pet bed

It’s Not Just Chocolate: 5 Lesser-Known Pet Poisons in Your Home

Most pet owners have heard about the dangers of pets ingesting chocolate, rodenticides or anti-freeze. But did you know that a number of other regular household products could also pose a risk to your pets’ health? In honor of Pet Poison Prevention Month, we’ve found five potentially poisonous items that aren’t as well-known, as well as some resources for pet owners to learn more about how to keep their pets safe. Read More

Cone Puppy by Geoff Stearns via Flickr

February 28th is World Spay Day

Those of us that grew up watching The Price Is Right remember host Bob Barker telling us at the end of every episode to “help control the pet population; have your pets spayed or neutered.” This month, the Humane Society of the United States is asking us to do the same thing: February is Spay/Neuter Awareness Month, and Tuesday, February 28th is World Spay Day.

Spaying and neutering our pets is important for two primary reasons: 1) it helps control the pet population, keeping unexpected and unwanted pets off the streets and out of shelters where they are unfortunately frequently put down, and 2) it provides a host of health and behavioral benefits. Read More

DogWatch Holiday Gift Guide for Dog and Cat Lovers

DogWatch’s 2016 Holiday Gift Guide, Part 3: 15 Gifts For Pet-Obsessed People!

So you’ve finished shopping for your pets – what about picking up a little something for yourself and your fellow pet-obsessed friends and family? Part 3 of our Annual Holiday Gift Guide is devoted to awesome gifts for dog and cat lovers of all ages. Whether you love silly French Bulldogs or prefer stylish black cats, you’ll find something to make you smile this holiday season! Read More