Tips for Measuring Your Dog

  It’s challenging to find the right size for your dog.  Many manufacturers simply use weight as a guide.  As you know, a 30 lb bulldog is very different than a 30 lb beagle.  For harnesses, coats, vests and most apparel the key metric is the girth.     How To Measure Your Dog Stand your dog upright on all four legs (called a “stacked” position) COLLARS: Using a soft rule measure the circumference of the neck where a collar would rest. For a safe fit, not too tight, Add 1-1/2″ to 2″.  You should be able to fit a … Continue reading

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How Can I Stop My Dog From Licking His Wound?

Your dog’s natural tendency is to lick the wound.  However, the licking will delay the wound’s healing process.  There are several products that were created to protect the wound, the wound’s location determines which product is right for your dog’s needs. Licking the wound, can cause the following things: If a dog licks the incision, the healing process may be delayed. Licking can remove stitches and cause the incision to open Licking can become a severe habit that is difficult to break Licking can cause infection as the mouth has  bacteria Dogs will frequently lick the incision when the owner … Continue reading

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What is a lick glanuloma? Why does my dog lick his leg?

Dogs can be so puzzling when they constantly lick their legs or paws.  A lick granuloma can result from the dog’s constant linking the lower portion of their legs. The lick granuloma is actually a lesion that can initially be red, swollen, irritated, and bleeding, similar to a hot spot (wet eczema). The dog’s incessant licking of the lesion eventually results in a thickened, firm, oval plaque. The most common cause appears to be psychological, related to stress, anxiety, separation anxiety, boredom, or compulsiveness. Lick granulomas are especially seen in active dogs left alone for long periods of time. One … Continue reading

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Reviews of Dog Ball Machines (ifetch & Busy Buddy Automatic Ball Launcher)

It’s so great that there is now a ball machine for dogs. It helps give them the exercise they need and deserve.  We reviewed the two top ball machines to help you choose the right one for your dog. What are the sizes of the balls and what size dogs can use the ball machines? Ifetch is available in two sizes Ifetch for smaller dogs- uses an extra small ball – specially designed for smaller breeds IfetchToo for larger dogs- uses a standard tennis ball   Busy Buddy Automatic Ball Launcher – available in large size- fits small & standard … Continue reading

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What we know for sure …. review of 2015

As the new year starts, we are reflecting on what we learned last year. First, dog owners are simply the best people in the world.  Our customers will do anything to help their dog be more comfortable and happy.  Nothing makes our team happier than being part of that journey. Second, the ifetch ball machine is simply amazing. We are honored to carry this product with such a great story.  A boy was doing his homework and his dog kept nagging him to play, he thought “Why doesn’t someone create a ball machine for dogs?”. He talked to his family … Continue reading

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Tips to Keep Your Dog Safe in Winter

If You Are Cold. So is your Dog! Dogs & cats can get frostbite on their ear tips, noses, tails & paws. In the beginning of the winter, dogs coats are just starting to thicken for protection, these are vulnerable months. Short-hair dogs need a warm sweater or coat. Be sure to thoroughly dry your dog when you bring him inside.   Watch Your Dog Carefully. Keep Him on his Leash. Don’t let your dog off leash during a snowstorm, they can lose their scent and easily get lost. More dogs are lost during winter than any other season. Make … Continue reading

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The History of Rechargeable Lighted Dog Collars

We’ve been selling lighted dog collars and dog leashes since 2007 at Keep Doggie Safe. We are the experts in lighted dog safety. We are very proud of the products we sell, as these are the best ones on the market. If we don’t sell a lighted product, you can be sure that we have evaluated it and decided not to sell it. Lighted dog collars generally use watch batteries, which are not rechargeable. Watch batteries are lightweight and last about 40 hours. They are a good solution to ensuring that your doggies collar stays lit, while remaining light enough … Continue reading

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Why Does My Dog Drag Its Back Paws?

As your dog gets older, he or she unfortunately develop illnesses and other issues. It happens to all of us, unfortunately. One problem that sometimes happens to your senior doggie is that they sometimes drag their back paws, often causing the paws to bleed. If your dog starts doing this, take them to the Vet for a checkup. Your dog could have a spinal problem, arthritis, or another issue. Your vet can help diagnose the problem. At Keep Doggie Safe, we have several products to help your dog alleviate any pain when they drag their paws. The best solutions are from our wide selection of dog … Continue reading

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Dog Risks — Dog Treats & Human Food

Are Bones Safe for My Dog ? He Loves Them ! Dogs love them  but the FDA report that chewing on bones can injure the teeth, tongue, or mouth. Bones can also get stuck in the digestive tract, where they will have to be removed with surgery or an endoscope. Can My Dog Eat Table Scraps?  He gives me those eyes and it’s hard to resist ! Resist those eyes even when he adds a little whine…  But rewarding your dog’s barks or whines will only encourage more begging in the future.   Also, some human foods can be toxic to … Continue reading

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Leaving Your Dog Alone

Dogs act out because they are expressing their needs.  Often a dog barking means they are unhappy or lonely and it’s a symptom of the problem, not the actual problem. Dogs are social animals and crave human attention and they do get bored and lonely. Spending 8-10 hours alone in a crate, tiny laundry closet, or even outdoors is too much for most dogs. It can lead to separation anxiety and destructive behaviors including chewing, soiling, digging, and nonstop barking or howling — even depression in a timid dog. Better choices are doggie day care, a mid-day visit from a … Continue reading

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