Dog Care

Chocolate Lab next to a swimming pool

How to Help Your Dog Beat the Heat this Summer

Cities and towns across the US and Canada are experiencing a major heat wave this weekend, and no doubt you’ve already made steps to beat the heat. As you turn up the AC and stock up on water, don’t forget to take care of your pets during these “dog days of summer.”

We’ve compiled the following checklist to help you keep your dog healthy in the summer heat. Read post »

Golden Retriever puppy in the snow

5 Cold Weather Safety Tips for Dogs

For many of us, the cold weather is reaching its peak this time of year. Time to pull down the sweaters, put on the gloves and get those shovels ready! Now is also the time to make sure your dog is prepared for the chilly days ahead. To help, DogWatch has put together a list of 5 cold weather safety tips for dog owners.
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Remi the puggle, wrapped in a blanket

Snowed In? Try These 7 Indoor Games for Dogs!

At DogWatch HQ in Natick, Massachusetts, we are preparing for a major blizzard. In addition to stocking our fridges and getting our shovels ready, we are also preparing our pets for the storm. We’ve already covered cold weather safety tips and paw care on the blog. Today, we’ve collected some fun indoor games for your dog, to help him channel his pent-up energy and exercise his brain and body even when he’s snowed in. Ready, set, PLAY!
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dog paws in snow

Dog Paw Care 101

A dog’s paws are tough – they run over rocks, skate along the ice, stand up to the summer heat and dig through sand and dirt. These paw pads see a lot during a dog’s lifetime, so do your canine best buddy a favor. Check out our seasonal guide to paw health, and help him keep those feet running safely and comfortably all year ’round!
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