Dog Care

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5 Reasons Why Dog Moms are Wonderful

This Mother’s Day, the DogWatch Hidden Fences team wants to celebrate a special breed of moms. Here are five reasons why we love all the dedicated, diligent and delightful Dog Moms out there, presented by the dogs of DogWatch!

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Sad Cocker Spaniel

Doggie Diarrhea (Eww!): What You Need to Know

Last week, we tackled the mystifying question of why dogs love to roll around in smelly stuff. Today, we’re talking about another malodorous subject – diarrhea in dogs. Sure, it’s DEFINITELY not the most pleasant subject to read about – our apologies in advance. It is, however, important to be aware of any changes in your dog’s “business” and recognize the warning signs that can signal a serious medical issue. So we’ll keep it short and sweet (well, as sweet as we can). Here’s what you need to know about your dog’s diarrhea.

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dog paws in snow

Dog Paw Care 101

A dog’s paws are tough – they run over rocks, skate along the ice, stand up to the summer heat and dig through sand and dirt. These paw pads see a lot during a dog’s lifetime, so do your canine best buddy a favor. Check out our seasonal guide to paw health, and help him keep those feet running safely and comfortably all year ’round!
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dog at vet getting vaccinated

Facts About Parvovirus

Canine parvovirus made the news in DogWatch’s home state of Massachusetts in September, when an outbreak of the virus killed 15 dogs in the city of Lowell and infected hundreds more throughout the state. Outbreaks of the virus were also reported recently in Indiana and New Jersey. Parvovirus (parvo for short) is a very contagious infection that affects a dog’s gastrointestinal tract. It is often fatal, especially to young dogs, but it is also easily preventable. Here are some facts about parvo, and some tips to protect your dog from the virus.
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