dogIDs "How-To" Dog Blog

7 Ways to Keep Your Dog Walks Interesting
Walking your dog is not only a form of exercise; it is also an opportunity for him to explore the world around him and learn some good behaviors. And, of course, there’s the chance to pee and poop. However, having the same dog walking basics everyday is dull and boring. While your dog may be always excited for the walk, some people may grow less and less optimistic each day that they would wish…
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. 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. Items…
Microchip Dog ID Tags to Keep Your Pet Safe
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 commo…
How to Keep Your Pets Safe During Natural Disasters
When natural disasters strike, many people have plans in place to make sure their families stay safe. Though you may be ready to stay safe, there’s often one family member that can be forgotten in the rush of an emergency: the family pet.June is National Pet Preparedness Month - a month where pet parents are encouraged to think about their disaster plans.National Pet Preparedness MonthDogs, cats,…
How to Attach a Rivet-on Nameplate to a Dog Collar
Looking for a tag without the jingle? Rivet-On Nameplates are a great option! Nameplates can be attached to a variety of materials and are laser engraved.Our stainless steel or brass nameplates can be attached to a variety of collar materials and are personalized with laser engraving.You can see how easy installation is in this 'How-to' video!How to Install a Rivet-On NameplatePlace the nameplate…
Common House Plants That Are Harmful To Your Dog
Hooray! Spring is here! You know what that means. It is finally nice enough to leave the jacket at home, take your dog for long walks until the sun sets and start planting your garden.If you are thinking of testing out your green thumb, it’s important to remember the family pets before you introduce new plants to your yard or home. Adding some green to our living landscape has many benefits to us…
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 f…
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 f…
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 be…
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 ca…
How to Prevent and Treat Heartworm in Pets
It’s something all pet owners hear about, but rarely have more details on: heartworm.Heartworm is more common than pet owners realize, and can seriously affect the health and well-being of your pet. However scary heartworm may seem, there are plenty of prevention methods and treatment options for your pet that makes it a lot less intimidating.What are heartworms?Before even getting into the preven…
dogIDs Top 5 Unique Dog ID Tags for Dogs
Let's face it, your dog is always the cutest dog at the dog park.To you, no other pup can compare! Besides wanting your pet to stand out from the pack, you also want them to stay safe. A unique dog ID tag is a great way to show off your dog's personality while outfitting them with the right information to get them home safely should they get lost.Here are favorite unique dog tags to help your pet…
Winter Nose and Paw Care for Your Dog
Winter weather can be tough on our pets. With blistering winds and ice build up, it’s important to keep an eye on how our pets are affected - especially their nose and paws.This exposed skin is at risk of drying, cracking, frostbite, or even chemical burns. Here are some simple steps you can take to protect your fur ball this winter. Winter Paw and Nose Care1. Trim Foot PadsTaking your dog outside…
Keeping Your Dog Happy & Healthy in an Apartment
Coming home to a four-legged friend’s loving face can be the best thing after a long day at work, but some people think they can’t have this luxury because having dogs in apartments is too difficult. With these five tips on keeping your pooch happy and healthy, even you apartment dwellers can know the joys of owning a dog.5 Tips for Keeping Your Dog Happy in an Apartment1. Be RealisticWhat kind of…
Can a Collar Hurt My Dog? It Depends.
Collars are a great way to keep your pet identified while showing off their style - but most pet owners are not aware of the potential harm collars can cause when not used correctly. You may be asking yourself the question: Can a collar hurt my dog? It depends. We care about keeping your pets safe, so we’ve compiled information on the risks of incorrectly using collars. We’ve even included so…