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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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dog on leash taking walk

Fido’s Fitness Regime: How Much Exercise Does Your Dog Need?

All dogs need exercise to promote both mental and physical health. However, most owners aren’t sure if their dogs get the right amount or even how much they need. The amount of exercise your dog requires can vary drastically depending on breed, age, weight, and even pre-existing conditions. A couple of laps in your neighborhood might be sufficient exercise for some four-legged family members, but some dogs require much, much more.

Here’s a run-down of 10 types of dogs and their specific exercise requirements.

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Park Life!: How To Prepare Your Pup For A Trip To The Dog Park

Visiting a dog park can benefit your pup in many ways. It allows them to burn off energy, learn proper socialization skills, and work on their off-leash training commands. The dog park also allows you to learn from other owners and maybe meet a few new friends in the process!

There are, however, a few key things you need to do to prepare your pup for the dog park and some proper etiquette you need to follow.

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