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Be Prepared: How To Make An Emergency To-Go Kit For Your Pet

Our pets count on us for an awful lot, and that includes keeping them safe in situations they may not fully understand. No pet owner wants to think about their pet experiencing the anxiety and uncertainty of an emergency such as a fire or natural disaster. However, it is always best to be prepared in the event one happens.

Preparing an emergency to-go kit for your pet in advance means it’s always on hand in the event you need it, removing the need to gather items quickly when emergencies happen and the possibility of missing or forgetting vital pet care necessities.

Here’s everything you need to create an emergency to-go kit that will help keep your pet safe in any scenario.

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PAWscar Worthy Films: 7 Of The Greatest Movies Featuring Dogs Ever Made

The 94th Annual Academy Awards take place this Sunday, and with so many fantastic films up for awards, we’re excited to see who the big winners are. Another longtime staple of Hollywood tradition is dogs!

Here are seven of the greatest movies featuring dogs ever made and how you can watch them at home with your four-legged family member. Read post »

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Four-Legged Hero: The Amazing TRUE Story Of Balto The Sled Dog!

The Iditarod is a grueling distance race of over 1,000 miles that takes place on the Iditarod trail in Alaska and tests the endurance of both dog and human. This race commemorates a dangerous and dramatic journey and how an unlikely hero helped save an entire city. That hero was Balto, the lead sled dog of Norwegian Gunnar Kaasen’s team, and this is his story.

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Heroic K-9 Veterans: 5 Inspiring Stories of United States War Dogs

On the first anniversary of World War I’s end, President Woodrow Wilson declared November 11th Armistice Day. In 1938, congress approved it as a national holiday, and in 1954 it was renamed Veterans Day. The one thing that hasn’t changed is the significance it maintains. Every November 11th, we recognize the day as a chance to honor the brave men and women who have served in each branch of our military forces. The DogWatch team joins in this salute and extends a heartfelt thanks to all veterans for their courageous service.

With so many heroes to praise, we turn our attention to the subject we know best: dogs. Here are the stories of five of these heroic military working dogs, whose bravery, dedication, and strength are an inspiration to us all. Read post »