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Dog in Rain After Tornado

Pet Preparedness Checklist: How to Protect Your Pet in an Emergency

September is National Preparedness Month, which encourages people to take steps to prepare for emergencies. For pet owners, emergency preparedness also means making plans to protect your dogs, cat and other pets. Pet safety is an important part of DogWatch’s mission, so we’ve researched this important issue, and compiled some key steps that you can take to keep your pets safe in the event of an emergency. Read post »

photo of english springer spaniel and golden retriever in the woods, photo by Ida Myrvold via Flickr

How to Identify, Get Rid of and Prevent Ticks on Your Dog

Ticks can be an unavoidable part of the spring and summer months for many dogs and their owners. The staff at DogWatch Hidden Fences has a lot of experience with ticks, both from our customers and our own dogs. Here is how to safely identify and remove them, as well as some tips on how to avoid them in the future. Read post »

Cone Puppy by Geoff Stearns via Flickr

February 28th is World Spay Day

Those of us that grew up watching The Price Is Right remember host Bob Barker telling us at the end of every episode to “help control the pet population; have your pets spayed or neutered.” This month, the Humane Society of the United States is asking us to do the same thing: February is Spay/Neuter Awareness Month, and Tuesday, February 28th is World Spay Day.

Spaying and neutering our pets is important for two primary reasons: 1) it helps control the pet population, keeping unexpected and unwanted pets off the streets and out of shelters where they are unfortunately frequently put down, and 2) it provides a host of health and behavioral benefits. Read post »

Golden Retriever puppy in the snow

5 Cold Weather Safety Tips for Dogs

For many of us, the cold weather is reaching its peak this time of year. Time to pull down the sweaters, put on the gloves and get those shovels ready! Now is also the time to make sure your dog is prepared for the chilly days ahead. To help, DogWatch has put together a list of 5 cold weather safety tips for dog owners.
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