Dog Safety

Golden Doodle running excitedly towards the dock on a lake by Roberto Nickson via Unsplash

Blue-Green Algae Poisoning in Dogs: What You Need to Know to Keep Your Dog Safe

You may have seen stories in the news recently about dogs who suddenly died after swimming in lakes and ponds containing blue-green algae. To avoid a similar tragedy happening to your pet, we’ve compiled the following information about this poisonous algae and what you can do to protect your pets. Read post »

Chocolate Lab next to a swimming pool

How to Help Your Dog Beat the Heat this Summer

Cities and towns across the US and Canada are experiencing a major heat wave this weekend, and no doubt you’ve already made steps to beat the heat. As you turn up the AC and stock up on water, don’t forget to take care of your pets during these “dog days of summer.”

We’ve compiled the following checklist to help you keep your dog healthy in the summer heat. Read post »

DogWatch dog Shooter the Black Lab in pink pool float

Pool and Beach Safety Tips for Dog Owners

Beach and pool season is in full swing, and chances are you’ll be enjoying one of these cooling-off options this summer. But remember, there’s no need to leave the dog at home! While the issue of water safety for dogs is very serious, we know that with careful planning, training and attention, you and your dog can stay cool and have a blast this summer. Let’s start with the basics… Read post »

Labradoodle inside red car

The Facts About Dogs and Hot Cars

News anchor Kyle Clark of NBC affiliate KUSA in Denver, CO made news himself in 2016 when he spoke up on air about witnessing a dog locked inside a car on a 90°F day. “So there’s an apology in order,” Clark said. “Not for you, no. For your dog. I’m sorry that your dog does not have better humans.” His powerful statement resonated with pet lovers everywhere, and attracted over 1.5 million views on Facebook. Read post »