Dog in Rain After Tornado

Pet Preparedness Checklist: How to Protect Your Pet in an Emergency

September is National Preparedness Month, which encourages people to take steps to prepare for emergencies. For pet owners, emergency preparedness also means making plans to protect your dogs, cat and other pets. Pet safety is an important part of DogWatch’s mission, so we’ve researched this important issue, and compiled some key steps that you can take to keep your pets safe in the event of an emergency. Read More

photo of english springer spaniel and golden retriever in the woods, photo by Ida Myrvold via Flickr

How to Identify, Get Rid of and Prevent Ticks on Your Dog

Ticks can be an unavoidable part of the spring and summer months for many dogs and their owners. The staff at DogWatch Hidden Fences has a lot of experience with ticks, both from our customers and our own dogs. Here is how to safely identify and remove them, as well as some tips on how to avoid them in the future. 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