Dog Healthcare

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Dog Dental Care 101

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.

Because of the types of bacteria that reside in a dog’s mouth, coupled with what is usually a diet low in simple sugars, only about 5% of dogs ever develop cavities, but that doesn’t mean they don’t need dental care. Like humans, dogs are susceptible to periodontal disease, and like humans, that can lead to painful swelling of the gums, tooth loss, and even infections that can be life-threatening. Read post »

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How to Create a Pet Emergency Kit

September is National Preparedness Month, which encourages people to take steps to prepare for emergencies. Pet safety is an important part of DogWatch’s mission, so we’re spreading the word!

One important thing you can do today is to create a pet emergency kit that you can quickly grab in the event of an evacuation or other emergency. Here’s a list of items to include in your kit, per this guide from the ASPCARead post »

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Beautiful Spring Plants for Your Dog-Friendly Garden

You love gardening. You love dogs. Gardening plus dogs, however, is not always a winning combination. In addition to our 8-step Dog-Friendly Gardening Checklist, we’ve compiled a list of pet-safe plants for your spring garden, and some plants to avoid. Check it out, and share photos of your garden and your dogs on our Facebook pageRead post »

Top 5 Most Popular DogTails Blog Post of 2018

In Case You Missed It: DogTails’ Most Popular Posts of 2017

Happy New Year, DogTails readers! 2017 was a busy year for us on the blog. We covered popular news stories about dogs, brought you pet safety tips for every season, shared some tasty dog treat recipes, and (hopefully) made you laugh with photos and videos of dogs being dogs. We’ve got a lot of exciting posts planned for 2018, but first, here’s a look at some of our favorite blog posts from the past year. Happy reading!  Read post »