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6 Things You Didn’t Know About Deaf Dogs

Posted on May 16, 2022

Do you know a deaf dog?

Deaf dogs are considered disabled, but their disability is usually overlooked as it is not physical. However, these pets still require the same support, attention, and understanding that any other pet would need. There are plenty of deaf dogs leading full and diverse lives as beloved family pets, therapy dogs, dog athletes, adoption advocates, and more.

Here are some things you might not know about deaf dogs!

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Save A Life: 7 Benefits of Adopting a Rescue Dog

Posted on May 16, 2022

Three million adoptable dogs enter shelters across the United States each year, making overpopulation a serious issue. Although there are over 3,500 animal shelters in the United States, only around 2,000 classify as no-kill. Unfortunately, this means many lost, abandoned, rescued, or stray pets who find their way to a shelter are in danger of euthanasia to combat the staggering overpopulation.

These pets are patiently waiting to meet their new families and receive a second chance at life! Opening your home to a rescue dog comes with several benefits, some you may have never even considered.

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Introducing A Second Dog To Your Home: How To Prepare And Do It Successfully

Posted on May 16, 2022

You’ve crunched the numbers, got the blessing of your current dog (or reached a tentative agreement with your cat), found the perfect candidate at your local shelter, or decided on a reputable breeder, and now it’s official. You’re ready to introduce a new four-legged family member into your home.

Bringing a new dog into your home is a big deal! But, before you get too excited imagining the prospect of your new pup becoming best friends with the dog you already have at home or cuddling up and sharing naps with your cat, you’ll have to consider the best way to introduce them to your home and family.

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Take A Hike: How To Keep Your Dog Safe While Hiking

Posted on April 28, 2022

Hiking is the perfect way to give your dog a full day of exercise while exploring new surroundings and new smells. Whether it’s a casual mile in the woods, a day-long journey scaling a high-altitude peak, or anywhere in between, there are some safety precautions you should be taking to keep both you and your dog safe.

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5 Common Spring Hazards and How To Keep Your Dog Safe From Them

Posted on April 27, 2022

With spring in full swing and winter fading in the rearview, we think it’s safe to say the warm weather is officially here! That means getting outside with your pup for long walks and adventures in the great outdoors! 

However, even though the cold weather is gone, there are still potential threats to your dog’s health. Pesky critters, toxic plants, or chemicals can all spell potential danger for your pup. 

Here are five spring hazards and how to keep your dog safe from them.

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Ticked Off: How to Identify, Get Rid Of, and Prevent Ticks on Your Dog

Posted on April 11, 2022

While some ticks remain active during the winter, most types of ticks spend the colder months in a state of inactivity, circling the warmer days of spring on the calendar as their time to emerge and get back to their pesky ways. For dog owners, ticks are an unavoidable part of life; this is especially true if you spend long periods outdoors. Ticks can carry a host of diseases that are easily transmittable to your dog, so it’s important to know what to look for.

The staff at DogWatch Hidden Fences has a lot of experience with ticks, both from our customers and our own dogs. Here is how you can safely identify and remove them, avoid them in the future, and keep you and your pup safe.

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