Goldendoodle puppy with nametag

The Most Popular Dog Names of 2017

Wonder where your pet’s name fits on the list of the most popular dog names of the past year? We’ve dug into our data and collected the 20 dog names that were the most popular among our many new DogWatch customers nationwide. Check out our list below! Read post »

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 post »

3 Great Pyrenees mixes, customers of DogWatch of Metro Atlanta

Top 15 Dog Breeds Most Likely To Be “Escape Artists”

At DogWatch, it’s our mission to keep dogs safe at home in their yards. So we were definitely intrigued to see Business Insider‘s recent list of the dog breeds most likely to run away from home. The list featured a few usual suspects (hello, hounds!) and some surprises, too. Check out the top 15 below, complete with photos of actual DogWatch customers who overcame their wandering ways and are now safe at home thanks to their DogWatch Hidden Fences!

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Let Sleeping Dogs Lie by Fool4myCanon via Flickr

Facts About Canine Influenza

Canine influenza, also known as dog flu, has been in the news again lately, following a recent report of the virus affecting approximately 50 dogs in the Bay Area of California. This latest occurrence follows a dog flu outbreak that affected over 1000 dogs in the Chicago area in Spring of 2015, an outbreak in early 2016 that affected 80-90 dogs in the Seattle area, and reports from several states in the Southeast US of canine influenza in May 2017.

Canine Influenza Virus (CIV) is a very contagious virus that began in horses and birds before spreading to dogs. Canine influenza is not typically fatal, and with treatment, the dog can recover fully within a week to a month. However in most severe cases (less than 10% of dogs who contract it), CIV can lead to high fever, pneumonia and death. Similar to our previous post on Parvovirus, we have pulled together some facts about canine influenza, how it’s spread, symptoms and treatment.
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