Summer

Airedale in a field of daisies

Arf-Choo! Dogs Get Allergies, Too!

Your dog has been scratching and licking himself a lot lately, his eyes are watery, and he keeps sneezing. Could it be a cold? Maybe fleas or other parasites? Possibly, but it’s also possible that your dog has allergies.

According to the ASPCA, 20% of pets may suffer from one or more allergies. Scroll down to learn more about the types of allergies your dog may have, common symptoms and treatment options for your dog.
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Margo and Nellie playing with dog toy

5 Outdoor Games to Play with Your Dog Before Summer Ends

Labor Day weekend is here, and while we all love a fun weekend adventure, this end-of-summer holiday is also a bittersweet. So before the days get even shorter and the leaves (and temperatures) fall, we encourage you to get outside with your dog for summer’s last hurrah!

If you’re looking for some ideas for games to play with your dog and the whole family, check out our list below. We’ve included videos, too, and they’re guaranteed to make you smile. Read post »

4th of July Dog

DogWatch’s Guide to a Dog-Friendly Fourth of July BBQ

It’s almost Independence Day in the USA, and folks around the country are preparing for their annual cookouts, picnics and BBQs to be shared with family and friends. Outdoor feasts are a summer staple, and a dog’s dream. “So much yummy food,” says Fido, “and all within reach in my backyard!”

Luckily, there are a number of Fourth of July foods that you can share with your furry family member. DogTails has compiled a dog-friendly BBQ menu to help you put together that special summer bowl just for your pup. These tips will also help you keep an eye out for dangerous foods that dogs should NOT eat on the Fourth (or any other day). As always, pay attention to ingredients, keep servings of the “good” people food small, and don’t leave the food or trash unattended – these are some of the steps to making this a safe and healthy holiday for your dog!

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DogWatch office dogs Biz the black Lab and Nellie the Australian Shepherd

5 Tips for a Happy Summer With Your Dog

The DogWatch dogs LOVE summer. Biz the Lab likes to go swimming at lunchtime. Lucy the Pug mix loves to go to Maine to visit family. Nellie the Aussie loves to roll around in the freshly cut grass. And Gizmo the Papillon puppy? He loves EVERYTHING about summer, especially his Friday trips to DogWatch to see his new friends!

In honor of our summer-loving pups, the DogWatch team has pulled together our top 5 tips to help make your summer a perfect one for you and your dog. Have fun, stay safe, and enjoy the sunshine!
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