Category Archives: Dog Safety Advice

A Sobering Tale Of Why Dogs And Lighters Don’t Mix

Here is a heartwarming story of an owner risking his life to save his beloved dog… or is it? You be the judge: “A South Florida man is recovering from second-degree burns after he tried to save his dog, Ruby,

A Sobering Tale Of Why Dogs And Lighters Don’t Mix

Here is a heartwarming story of an owner risking his life to save his beloved dog… or is it? You be the judge: “A South Florida man is recovering from second-degree burns after he tried to save his dog, Ruby,

Raw Is Not Always Healthy – Why Dog Food Opponents Are Barking Up The Wrong Tree

A recent ‘Daily Mail’ article reawakens the old raw food controversy arguing that dog food companies are getting away with murder feeding our pets unhealthy processed foods: “The big businesses selling us processed dog food use ingredients unsuitable for human

Raw Is Not Always Healthy – Why Dog Food Opponents Are Barking Up The Wrong Tree

A recent ‘Daily Mail’ article reawakens the old raw food controversy arguing that dog food companies are getting away with murder feeding our pets unhealthy processed foods: “The big businesses selling us processed dog food use ingredients unsuitable for human

DogVacay – Consider The Dangers!

Helen is a distraught reader who sent me a harrowing account of her experience as a DogVacay dog minder. Here is an exert:  “…On the way home from the lady who “couldn’t” watch the dog anymore, Sunday the dog puked

DogVacay – Consider The Dangers!

Helen is a distraught reader who sent me a harrowing account of her experience as a DogVacay dog minder. Here is an exert:  “…On the way home from the lady who “couldn’t” watch the dog anymore, Sunday the dog puked

How To Protect Your Dog From Hypothermia

In freezing temperatures dogs are as much at risk of injury as we are. Here are some simple tips you can use to keep them safe: When outside, prevent direct contact. Exposed skin will chill much quicker if coming into

How To Protect Your Dog From Hypothermia

In freezing temperatures dogs are as much at risk of injury as we are. Here are some simple tips you can use to keep them safe: When outside, prevent direct contact. Exposed skin will chill much quicker if coming into

Dog Grooming – The Good, The Bad and… Dog Dyes?

Dog Grooming is big business. Most of the groomers i know are fantastic pet professionals but sometimes things can go a bit too far: “Brown is one of the “extreme groomers.” The fad has become a sport of sorts —

Dog Grooming – The Good, The Bad and… Dog Dyes?

Dog Grooming is big business. Most of the groomers i know are fantastic pet professionals but sometimes things can go a bit too far: “Brown is one of the “extreme groomers.” The fad has become a sport of sorts —

A Dog And A Stroller – How To Survive The Walk!

Here is an article on a little discussed but very important subject: How do you go for a walk with a dog and a stroller at the same time? “Start now, before your baby arrives! It’s much easier to prepare

A Dog And A Stroller – How To Survive The Walk!

Here is an article on a little discussed but very important subject: How do you go for a walk with a dog and a stroller at the same time? “Start now, before your baby arrives! It’s much easier to prepare

This Survey Had A Lot To Tell… About Deceptive Statistics

This survey has frightening findings, until you read the fine print and realize that all the questions are meaningless. “More than half of dog owners said they knew someone who had been bitten or attacked by a dog while a

This Survey Had A Lot To Tell… About Deceptive Statistics

This survey has frightening findings, until you read the fine print and realize that all the questions are meaningless. “More than half of dog owners said they knew someone who had been bitten or attacked by a dog while a

This Dog’s Tragic End Is A Warning!

Seal watching tours are very popular these days. The tourists usually watch from the shore or are taken to seals on a boat. The best operators, of course are those who can get the tourists the closest, getting that ‘close

This Dog’s Tragic End Is A Warning!

Seal watching tours are very popular these days. The tourists usually watch from the shore or are taken to seals on a boat. The best operators, of course are those who can get the tourists the closest, getting that ‘close

Want Home Protection? Get A Dog!

In these uncertain times home owners are increasingly concerned about their safety. More are turning away from traditional protection tools and towards trained guard dogs. And for a good reason: “Croft’s company trains dogs for personal protection, as well as

Want Home Protection? Get A Dog!

In these uncertain times home owners are increasingly concerned about their safety. More are turning away from traditional protection tools and towards trained guard dogs. And for a good reason: “Croft’s company trains dogs for personal protection, as well as

You Dog Could Be Your Biggest Liability!

You may be surprised to know that a third of all home owner insurance liability claims are made over dig bites! “The cost of dog bite claims rose a whopping 53.4 percent from 2003 to 2011 according to the Insurance

You Dog Could Be Your Biggest Liability!

You may be surprised to know that a third of all home owner insurance liability claims are made over dig bites! “The cost of dog bite claims rose a whopping 53.4 percent from 2003 to 2011 according to the Insurance

The System Is Broken! What More Proof Do You Need!

“A toddler was so badly mauled in a vicious dog attack that her tongue was left poking through a gaping hole in her cheek. But the owner of the Labrador collie, which savagely clamped its jaws around Lucy Harris’ face,

The System Is Broken! What More Proof Do You Need!

“A toddler was so badly mauled in a vicious dog attack that her tongue was left poking through a gaping hole in her cheek. But the owner of the Labrador collie, which savagely clamped its jaws around Lucy Harris’ face,

How To Stop A Dog Fight

A dog fight is a very dangerous situation. Dangerous to your dog, to you and to others around you. When dogs fight, they momentarily ‘return back to the primordial wolf’ so to speak. What I mean by that is –

How To Stop A Dog Fight

A dog fight is a very dangerous situation. Dangerous to your dog, to you and to others around you. When dogs fight, they momentarily ‘return back to the primordial wolf’ so to speak. What I mean by that is –

Don’t Blame Scooby Doo When Real Education Is Lacking!

A new Australian study blames Scooby Doo and other popular TV characters for children’s lack of dog safety education: “What children don’t learn from fictional cartoon dog characters is that dogs are territorial animals, they are hunting animals and they

Don’t Blame Scooby Doo When Real Education Is Lacking!

A new Australian study blames Scooby Doo and other popular TV characters for children’s lack of dog safety education: “What children don’t learn from fictional cartoon dog characters is that dogs are territorial animals, they are hunting animals and they

Could The Internet Be Fueling The Rise In Dog Thefts

First the bad news: the number of dog reported stolen in the US is skyrocketing! And now the good news: with the help of the interned and social networks more dogs are returned home then ever before… That’s how the

Could The Internet Be Fueling The Rise In Dog Thefts

First the bad news: the number of dog reported stolen in the US is skyrocketing! And now the good news: with the help of the interned and social networks more dogs are returned home then ever before… That’s how the

Teaching A Dog And A Cat To Live Together

So you want to introduce a new dog to your cat. Or your new cat to your dog. And you want me to tell you how to do it safely without anyone getting hurt. Right? OK, listen up. After you

Teaching A Dog And A Cat To Live Together

So you want to introduce a new dog to your cat. Or your new cat to your dog. And you want me to tell you how to do it safely without anyone getting hurt. Right? OK, listen up. After you

Pets As Therapy For Internet Addiction?

A Korean treatment centre is giving away pets to patients suffering from internet addiction: free of charge and with spending money thrown in: “Anyone who is an Internet addict or who believe they have the symptoms of becoming one can

Pets As Therapy For Internet Addiction?

A Korean treatment centre is giving away pets to patients suffering from internet addiction: free of charge and with spending money thrown in: “Anyone who is an Internet addict or who believe they have the symptoms of becoming one can

How To Protect Your Pets (And Yourself) From West Nile Virus

West Nile Virus is an infection carried by mosquitoes. This year has seen worst outbreaks in over a decade affecting parts of the US. Dogs can be infected by West Nile Virus but these infections are rare. Also the infected

How To Protect Your Pets (And Yourself) From West Nile Virus

West Nile Virus is an infection carried by mosquitoes. This year has seen worst outbreaks in over a decade affecting parts of the US. Dogs can be infected by West Nile Virus but these infections are rare. Also the infected

This Is Not ‘Luxury’. This Is Dangerous!

This is meant to be one of those funny dog stories – an owner pays £1,250 to have her dog travel in his own aeroplane seat: “And a seat is what he gets, not a space on the floor at the

This Is Not ‘Luxury’. This Is Dangerous!

This is meant to be one of those funny dog stories – an owner pays £1,250 to have her dog travel in his own aeroplane seat: “And a seat is what he gets, not a space on the floor at the

Compelling Vets To Report Pit Bulls Will Only Help Hide The Problem

It is a fact that currently Veterinarians are not required to report illegal (unregistered, undeclared) pit bull to authorities. I regularly see pit bull -type dogs and my policy is to care for the animal and keep my mouth shut

Compelling Vets To Report Pit Bulls Will Only Help Hide The Problem

It is a fact that currently Veterinarians are not required to report illegal (unregistered, undeclared) pit bull to authorities. I regularly see pit bull -type dogs and my policy is to care for the animal and keep my mouth shut

How To Protect Your Pets In A Hurricane

Looking after pets during a hurricane is no different from looking after you and I – the key is preparation. If at all possible – leave the area. No plans are fail-proof and the best place is out of the hurricane’s

How To Protect Your Pets In A Hurricane

Looking after pets during a hurricane is no different from looking after you and I – the key is preparation. If at all possible – leave the area. No plans are fail-proof and the best place is out of the hurricane’s