Dog Bite Prevention – Statistics and What You Can Do

May 17 to 23 is National Dog Bite Prevention Week, and we put together this infographic with statistics on dog bites in the United States.

You’ll notice that some of the reasons dogs bite include fear or pain, resource guarding or re-directing their aggression.

A couple of things you can do to help prevent dog bites include educating yourself on dog behavior and learning their nonverbal cues for potential aggression. You can also help by teaching children about respecting dogs and how to read their behavior.

Finally, it’s important to support breed-neutral safety laws and to educate dog owners in general about the importance of proper training and exercise for all dogs. For more, see our post on tips for preventing dog bites.

Dog Bite Prevention Infographic

What tips do you have for preventing dog bites?

Do You Consider Yourself a Dog Mom?

Some dog owners love to be called “dog moms” or “dog dads” and they gladly refer to their pets as their fur kids. On the other hand, some people don’t like to think of their pets as their “kids.”

I asked five mothers how they feel about being called dog moms, and here’s what they had to say.

Lisa, Michael and Hudson

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Tips For Including Your Dog In Your Wedding

My husband and I got married in 2012, and we had our Lab mix at the outdoor ceremony and reception.

As someone whose life revolves around dogs, this was important to me, and I’m thankful I will always have those memories and photos of my special dog Ace.

Josh Lindsay and Ace

Of course, having your dog at your wedding causes a lot of additional stress, so I thought I’d share a few tips that might be helpful for other couples. [Read more…]

What to Put in a First-Aid Kit For Your Dog

April is Pet First Aid Awareness Month. If you don’t have a first-aid kit for your dog at home, now is the perfect time to put one together.

French bulldog with first aid kit

You can either buy a first-aid kit for dogs or put one together yourself. I reached out to a couple of professionals for advice on the best items to include in a first-aid kit specifically for dogs. Here’s what they had to say.

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How to Keep Your Dog’s Ears Clean

Sad Dog Eyes

If your dog is pawing at his ears or shaking his head more than usual, he may have an ear infection. Or, maybe he just needs his ears cleaned.

This post will go over some basic ear care tips you can follow for your dog. It will also help you decide when you might want to seek help from a veterinarian. [Read more…]