dog safety

Biz the black Lab at a barbecue

DogWatch’s Guide to a Dog-Friendly Summer Barbecue

We just had our annual summer cookout at DogWatch HQ, and it inspired us to share our dog-friendly BBQ menu! These tips will also help you keep an eye out for dangerous foods that dogs should NOT eat at your next barbecue. 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 summer for your dog!
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Good and Bad Thanksgiving Foods for Your Dog

It’s almost Thanksgiving, and folks around the country are preparing for their annual feast to be shared with family and loved ones. Of course, your dog is included among your loved ones. Should he be included in the meal as well?

In fact, there are a number of Thanksgiving foods that you can safely share with your furry family member. DogTails has compiled a list of good and bad Thanksgiving foods for dogs, to help you put together that special bowl for your pup.
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Dog in Halloween candy basket

Halloween Safety Tips for Dog Parents

While Halloween is an exciting time for us humans, it can be a downright scary and stressful time for dogs. Constant noise and activity, strange people in strange costumes, doorbells ringing, doors opening and closing – all of this can be highly upsetting to many dogs. Here are some guidelines from DogWatch to help you keep your dog safe and sane on the scariest night of the year.

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Golden retriever in the garden

Dog-Friendly Gardening: 4 Tips to Keep Them Out and Keep Them Safe

Spring is here at last! Gardeners, as you start tending to your perennials, planting new flowers and working in your vegetable garden, it is important to keep in mind the other member of your family who is itching to get back outside after the long winter – your dog. Here are four tips to help you create a safer garden for your dogs (and outdoor cats), as well as how to keep your beloved pets from stomping on, digging up, or otherwise destroying all that hard work!
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