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Tips for Keeping Your Dog Safe at Night
Whether it's a long summer evening or a brisk winter walk after work, you and your dog like to spend time outside when it's dark out. You want to make sure you and your dog are visible to drivers when you’re out and about, so the following are a couple of safety tips to keep in mind, no matter the season.Tips for Keeping Your Dog Safe at NightKeep your dog close Last October I was driving home…
How to Keep Your Dog Safe on Halloween
If you have a young pet or if you recently adopted your dog or cat, you may be unsure about how he'll behave on Halloween. Will he try to get into the candy? Will he be scared of kids in costumes? Will he try to eat the jack-o'-lantern?Wondering how to keep your dog safe on Halloween? The following are some tips to keep in mind for keeping your dog or cat safe on Oct. 31. Halloween Sa…
How to Care for Your Dog’s Paws in Winter Weather
Depending on where you live, you may need to consider extra care for your dog’s paws in winter months. For example, winter weather can cause cracked or dry paws. Plus, some dogs are sensitive to the cold, snow and ice on their feet. For these reasons, I reached out to two veterinarians to get their advice on winter paw care. Should your pup wear dog boots? I wrote a whole post on dog b…
Benefits of Spaying or Neutering your Pet?
February is National Spay/Neuter Awareness Month. It's a month where we remind all pet owners that unless you are planning to become a responsible dog breeder, the best option is to spay/neuter your pet. To shed some light on the subject, we created an infographic that shares all of the benefits that come from caring for your pet through a spay or neuter.Spaying or Neutering Your Pet Having…
5 Benefits of Quick-Release Buckle Dog Collars
All buckles are not created equally. Many dog owners prefer buckle collars for their dogs, but you want to make sure the buckle on your dog’s collar is safe. We’ve all seen collars with those cheap, plastic buckles that break way too easily, so obviously you want to avoid those! The buckle collars from dogIDs are made with a quick-release side buckle designed for durability, safety and con…
Creating the Perfect Garden for You and Your Dog
As gardening season begins, you may have many questions when it comes to planting a dog-friendly garden: What plants are poisonous to my dog? What plants are healthy for my dog? What mulches/fertilizers/pesticides are safe for my dog? What does a dog-friendly garden look like?This article will serve as your guide to creating the perfect garden not only for your backyard, but also for your furry f…
Dangerous Doggy Doo – Clean Up After Your Pet
You take Fluffy out for an evening stroll, breathing in the fresh air and enjoying your sights and surroundings. Winding sidewalks, big trees, green bushes, squirrels scampering, children playing. Then, all of a sudden, you step on a landmine of doggy doo. Worse yet, Fluffy really wants to investigate these leftovers of another dog’s journey on this same path. I’ve had my fair share of frustr…
4 Reasons To Ditch Your Retractable Leash
While retractable leashes may seem like a way to make dog walks easier, you might want to take a second look. Below is a list of the top 4 reasons why we are absolutely, positively not in love with retractable leashes:4 Reasons to Ditch the Retractable Leash1. They’re dangerous for your dog. These leashes can practically extend across state lines. The extra length gives your dog freedom…t…
What to Expect When Owning a Deaf Pet
Every dog deserves a chance at adoption. Often times pets with medical issues are overlooked, but our friend, Christina Lee, at Deaf Dogs Rock is trying to change the views on adopting deaf dogs.What is it like to own a deaf pet? Owning a deaf dog isn't that much different from owning a hearing dog. We look at it from the standpoint of our deaf dogs are 1. Dogs first 2. a Breed second 3. Deaf…
Pumpkin For Dogs - The Ultimate Guide
At dogIDs we are all about improving the lives of dogs. Because of this, we have many people ask us health questions about their dogs. One of the most common questions that you ask is about healthy superfoods for dogs. Specifically, you ask if your dog can eat pumpkin. The short answer is yes!Pumpkin For Dogs - The Ultimate Pet Superfood Here's the long answer: Pumpkin has many health benefits…
What is Dog Bloat and How to Prevent it
Mealtime is probably one of your pup's favorite activities. But did you know that your dog's meal can be dangerous?Here is a quick lesson in dog bloat that could save your pet's life.What is Dog Bloat?According to PetMD.com, dog bloat (or Gastric Dilatation Volvulus - GDV) is caused when your dog's stomach fills with gas, liquid, or food, causing a large amount of pressure on their diaphragm. This…
How To Keep Your Pet Safe From Ticks
From April through September, there’s a common parasite to look out for on your pet: ticks.These bugs are small but mighty and can cause serious problems for your pet if they’re not removed. Pet owners of all types should be well-versed in where their pets can pick up ticks, how to remove them, and how to prevent ticks in the first place. Here are all your tick questions, answered: Where can my pe…
Which Leash is Best for Your Pup?
Choosing the Right Leash for Your PupChoosing the best leash for your pup can be trickier than you might think. There are a variety of styles, materials, and lengths, all of which can affect the walking experience of your pet.Here’s your guide to getting the best leash for your dog.Retractable LeashRetractable leashes are great for casual walks with your pet. I love using the retractable leashes w…
What to Know About Dog Daycare Best Practices
If you’re considering sending your dog to daycare, there are some things you should consider.Dog daycare is a place for your pup to socialize with other dogs and it gives them ample opportunity to exercise throughout the day, which is especially great if they’re left alone at home for most of the day. However, there can be problems with dog daycares: if your dog is anxious or aggressive around oth…
The Importance of Dog ID Tags - Health and Safety
It may seem like a no-brainer, but having ID tags for your dog is incredibly important. Most dog owners would agree that having identification on your dog is important, but a study done by ASPCA in 2010 found that while 80% of pet owners thought Pet ID tags were important, only 33% of them said their pet wears an ID tag all of the time. Here are a few reasons why we at dogIDs thinkID tags are…