According to petmd.com there are over 160 different types of skin disorders for dogs. Skin conditions can range from bacterial, fungal, parasitic, hormonal and allergies. With dog skin care issues becoming more common, dogIDs wanted to take a minute to explain some of these conditions and how to treat them.
According to ASPCA, there are approximately 7.6 animals up for adoption every year.
7.6 million animals looking for a forever home.
7.6 animals in need of our help.
dogIDs believes that every dog deserves to be happy. Although you might not be able to adopt a dog, you can still help. [Read more…]
Around 8 million animals end up in shelters every year. Of those 8 million animals only 15-20% of dogs get returned to their owner and less than 2% of cats. This number is why dogIDs believes all dogs should have information attached to them at all times. We encourage all animal parents to get their fur babies microchipped and to make them wear an ID tag! In this blog, we’ll discuss a couple common questions about microchipping and discuss the importance of what to do when you find an animal who has a microchip dog tag. Yes, there are microchip dog ID tags and we make them!
What To Do If You Find a Lost Pet
First, approach the animal in a gentle, calm manner. Do not yell, shout or chase after the dog. You’ll scare him or her and it will be unlikely that you are able to capture the lost animal. As dog lovers, we know you only mean the best and want to help.
Before you feed or give water is to check the dog ID tag. The dog ID tag can give you crucial information, like if a dog has any medical conditions like megaesophagus or if they have any allergies. If there is nothing medical related stated on the dog ID tag you are okay to give the dog some water! Especially if he/she looks parched.
If on the dog ID tag it states that he/she is microchipped and has a long number on it, rejoice! Finding the dog’s home has gotten that much easier and you will now be able to help get the dog home faster. First, call the phone number- if there is one- that is on the dog ID tag. If no one answers then you’ll need to find the registry that the microchip is with. [Read more…]
Each dog owner has her own set of “rules” she follows while out and about with her pup.
For example, I’m pretty firm with my two dogs and don’t let them get away with much. (Tough love.) I’m sure you have your own dog walking “rules” as well, whether as a fellow dog owner or when using a dog walking service.
And have you ever come across another dog on a walk and thought to yourself, “My dog would never do that!” Or, “I would never let my dog get away with that!”
I think those things all the time!