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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 »

Chocolate Lab next to a swimming pool

How to Help Your Dog Beat the Heat this Summer

Cities and towns across the US and Canada are experiencing a major heat wave this weekend, and no doubt you’ve already made steps to beat the heat. As you turn up the AC and stock up on water, don’t forget to take care of your pets during these “dog days of summer.”

We’ve compiled the following checklist to help you keep your dog healthy in the summer heat. Read post »

Pomeranian puppy in field of petunias

Beautiful Spring Plants for Your Dog-Friendly Garden

You love gardening. You love dogs. Gardening plus dogs, however, is not always a winning combination. In addition to our 8-step Dog-Friendly Gardening Checklist, we’ve compiled a list of pet-safe plants for your spring garden, and some plants to avoid. Check it out, and share photos of your garden and your dogs on our Facebook pageRead post »

Top 5 Most Popular DogTails Blog Post of 2018

In Case You Missed It: DogTails’ Most Popular Posts of 2017

Happy New Year, DogTails readers! 2017 was a busy year for us on the blog. We covered popular news stories about dogs, brought you pet safety tips for every season, shared some tasty dog treat recipes, and (hopefully) made you laugh with photos and videos of dogs being dogs. We’ve got a lot of exciting posts planned for 2018, but first, here’s a look at some of our favorite blog posts from the past year. Happy reading!  Read post »