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 »

Two Leonbergers in the back of an SUV

How to Create a Pet Emergency Kit

September is National Preparedness Month, which encourages people to take steps to prepare for emergencies. Pet safety is an important part of DogWatch’s mission, so we’re spreading the word!

One important thing you can do today is to create a pet emergency kit that you can quickly grab in the event of an evacuation or other emergency. Here’s a list of items to include in your kit, per this guide from the ASPCARead post »

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 »

Corgi and Siamese cat sleeping on orange pet bed

It’s Not Just Chocolate: 5 Lesser-Known Pet Poisons in Your Home

Most pet owners have heard about the dangers of pets ingesting chocolate, rodenticides or anti-freeze. But did you know that a number of other regular household products could also pose a risk to your pets’ health? In honor of Pet Poison Prevention Month, we’ve found five potentially poisonous items that aren’t as well-known, as well as some resources for pet owners to learn more about how to keep their pets safe. Read post »