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Belgian Malinois in grass

How to Identify and Get Rid of Your Dog’s Ticks

Ticks can be an unavoidable part of the 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.

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black lab smiling

Your Pet’s Pearly Whites

Every tooth in a man’s head is more valuable than a diamond.”

~Miguel de Cervantes, 1605

A healthy adult dog has 42 teeth, 10 more than we do. It shouldn’t come as a surprise to learn that every one of his 42 teeth is as important to his overall health as ours are to us.

In an effort to educate pet owners about the need to provide their pets with good dental hygiene the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) has designated February National Pet Dental Health Month.
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Skunk and Skunked Dog

Well, that Stinks! What to do When Your Dog Gets Sprayed by a Skunk

Skunk. A single word that fills even the most intrepid dog owner with dread. The smell, the nightmare of getting it off, the waste of perfectly good tomato juice… Let’s face it, nothing about your dog getting sprayed by a skunk is pleasant. Unfortunately, one of our own dogs was the victim of a quite vigorous skunking (in her face, no less!) this past weekend, which sent us to the good old internet to see what we could find for a treatment. What we found was a wealth of information and a course of action that made a huge difference for poor Lucy! We’re sharing what we learned here to help you should you find your own pup in this predicament.
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Tackling Ticks

With the mild winter that most of the country experienced, and the warmer temps that are already upon us, it’s shaping up to be an epic spring and summer for ticks. At DogWatch Hidden Fences, we have already heard about multiple pets and people in our network having to go to the doctor for tick bites this week alone, so we thought now would be a good time to re-run an oldie but goodie on all things tick-related. This video will show you  how to recognize and remove ticks from your furry friend.

From all of us at DogWatch, we hope you have a tick-free season and enjoy the beautiful weather ahead of us!