June 2, 2013
There’s no telling what tomorrow will bring. For that matter, even one hour into the future is a mystery to us. We do know, though, that June is the beginning of the Atlantic hurricane season; the tornado season is already in full swing; earthquakes, severe weather, fires, floods—it seems there is always some potential disaster “in season.” There’s no getting around it: disasters happen.
But we human beings have the unique capability of imagining the future. Individually and as a species, we analyze our past experiences and use that information to imagine, and even plan for the future. We can, and do, prepare ourselves and our families to survive disasters.
Spring is a good season to review your family’s emergency plan. Remember to include your dog and other pets in your plan, because in a disaster, they face the same dangers as every other member of your family. Advance planning is the key to their safety in an emergency situation.
Here are five tips for emergency planning for your dog.
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May 11, 2013
For those of you who are experiencing the change of seasons from the gray and white of winter to the verdant green of spring, you understand how good the transition feels. It’s a good bet that your pooch feels the same way.
Chances are you’re eyeing the flower bed and your garden patch and trying to remember where you last saw your good gardening gloves. The garden centers have stocked up on fertilizer, bags of mulch and those tempting little the seed packets that carry so much promise.
If your dog enjoys spending time outside, he may be happy to get his paws in there to ‘help’ with your gardening, but that might not work out so well for your garden . . .or for your dog. Your dog’s gardening penchant can be dangerous for him because many beautiful plants, and the fertilizers and mulches that we use to nurture a beautiful landscape, are toxic to dogs.
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December 21, 2012
What a beautiful time of year! The holidays mean guests, food, and gifts. The house gets spruced up, friends come over for snacks and cocktails, and extended family join us for dinner and gift exchange.
Our pets sense the excitement in the air, they smell the food, and are curious about the indoor tree and everything that is on and under it. Is it any wonder that they sometimes misbehave during this season?
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December 18, 2012
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.