Christmas Goes to the Dogs: DogWatch’s 2012 Holiday Gift Guide

It’s hard to believe that Christmas is less than a week away! Have you finished your shopping yet? If you’re still searching for the perfect gift for a special dog – or dog owner – in your life, DogWatch is here to help with our annual gift guide. Check out our suggestions, and feel free to add your own in the comments! And from all of us at DogWatch, we wish you (and your pets) a very merry holiday season and a happy and healthy new year.

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Young girl with two DogWatch dogs

Questions to Ask Before You Buy a Hidden Dog Fence

Adapted from a Blog Post by Emily West, DogWatch of Columbus (Columbus, OH)

We hear often that the underground fence is “one of the best investments” our customers have ever made. (Don’t believe us? Check out our testimonials page.) But now the tricky part begins:  how to choose what type of system and who to install it for you? Obviously we hope you choose DogWatch®, but we recognize there are other options out there. Here’s a list of questions you should definitely ask of any company that comes out for an estimate or when comparing store-bought brands.
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New Social Media for Dog Owners: Are you "Pinterest"ed?

There’s a new (free!) social media phenomenon that’s sweeping the nation and proving to be quite the resource for dog owners. It’s called Pinterest, and it’s essentially a cork board for the digital age with a great social component. Remember the days of scouring magazines for recipes, craft ideas, pictures, and decorating ideas, then clipping out those pages and posting them on a cork board or filing them away in a series of folders or binders? Pinterest lets you do all that digitally: no muss, no fuss, no clutter, and better yet, you won’t LOSE anything!
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Great Apps for On-the-Go Dog Owners

Now that May is here and the weather’s getting warmer, both we and our four-legged friends are out and about far more often, which also means we’re away from our primary source of information: our computers. However, with today’s technology, no computer is no problem! Here are some helpful apps for iPhone, iPad, and Android that will make sure that out of the house doesn’t mean out of touch.

Pet First AidPet First Aid

None of us want to think about our pet being injured or having a medical emergency, but unfortunately, it does happen. The Pet First Aid app aims to help in these situations. It provides videos, articles, and illustrations on first aid and triage for common medical emergencies for both cats and dogs, and covers everything from cuts and bee stings to CPR and bandaging. The iOS version also allows you to record your pet’s vital medical information and veterinary info so you’re always on top of his medical needs. $3.99 for iOS; $2.99 for Android (Android version only contains First Aid information; updates are expected which will allow the ability to track medical stats)
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