Spring

dog on hiking trail looking back at owner ready to walk

Take A Hike: How To Keep Your Dog Safe While Hiking

Hiking is the perfect way to give your dog a full day of exercise while exploring new surroundings and new smells. Whether it’s a casual mile in the woods, a day-long journey scaling a high-altitude peak, or anywhere in between, there are some safety precautions you should be taking to keep both you and your dog safe.

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5 Common Spring Hazards and How To Keep Your Dog Safe From Them

With spring in full swing and winter fading in the rearview, we think it’s safe to say the warm weather is officially here! That means getting outside with your pup for long walks and adventures in the great outdoors! 

However, even though the cold weather is gone, there are still potential threats to your dog’s health. Pesky critters, toxic plants, or chemicals can all spell potential danger for your pup. 

Here are five spring hazards and how to keep your dog safe from them.

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Ticked Off: How to Identify, Get Rid Of, and Prevent Ticks on Your Dog

While some ticks remain active during the winter, most types of ticks spend the colder months in a state of inactivity, circling the warmer days of spring on the calendar as their time to emerge and get back to their pesky ways. For dog owners, ticks are an unavoidable part of life; this is especially true if you spend long periods outdoors. Ticks can carry a host of diseases that are easily transmittable to your dog, so it’s important to know what to look for.

The staff at DogWatch Hidden Fences has a lot of experience with ticks, both from our customers and our own dogs. Here is how you can safely identify and remove them, avoid them in the future, and keep you and your pup safe.

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Springtime Sniffles: How To Spot The Symptoms Of Canine Allergies And Provide Relief

The runny nose, the itchy eyes, and the scratchy throat that won’t go away are just a few of the “joys” that springtime allergies bring. No matter your location, springtime allergies appear due to pollen, various weeds, and many common types of grass.

These allergies can also affect your four-legged family member, manifesting in several physical symptoms. Here’s how to spot the signs and provide your dog relief.

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