Monthly Archives: April 2014

Keep Your Dog Away From Your BBQ Grill!

Keep Your Dog Away From Your BBQ Grill! Summer is coming and one of our favorite activities is having friends over for a BBQ. Our dog loves our friends and he loves the food that we cook on the grill. We have to be extra vigilant to keep him away from the hot sauces and yummy food to make sure he doesn’t try to eat any of it and to keep him safe. Unfortunately, many dogs get hurt when around BBQ grills. Here are some tips to keep your doggie safe! Continuously monitor the grill Keep your dog away from … Continue reading

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Four Tips for Safe Hiking With Your Dog

Four Tips for Safe Hiking With Your Dog Hiking is a lot of fun, both for you and for your doggie. To ensure that you have a safe, fun, hike, first, make sure that your dog is fully vaccinated and all of his or her tags are on their collar or harness. Make sure that your contact info is on there as well in case your dog gets away from you during the hike. Here are four more tips for safe hiking with your dog: Make sure your dog is properly hydrated to avoid overheating Proper hydration is essential especially … Continue reading

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The Best Dog Collar Light- Waterproof & Durable

The Best Dog Collar Light There are number of challenges that a dog owner can face while walking with their dog at night. Crossing a road in the night with a dog can be dangerous. We sell a lot of great lighted products at Keep Doggie Safe. We won’t sell anything that we don’t think is an excellent product. One of our favorites is the Guardian Dog Light, a very bright light that uses technology originally designed for the military.  This is the ONLY WATERPROOF DOG LIGHT on the market.  It is used by miners, the military, search and rescue … Continue reading

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Tips to Help Your Cat & Dog Get Along

Pet parents totally understand the phrase “Fighting like cats & dogs” but it doesn’t have to be that way. Here’s a quick guide to teaching your pets how to co-exist. 1. Prepare your home Create a safe space for your cat by putting a baby gate on the door to his favorite room. This will allow him to get away from the dog if he needs a break. Put your cat’s litterbox in that room and feed your cat in a place out of the dog’s reach. Give your cat some tall furniture so he can watch the dog from … Continue reading

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Sports for Dogs

Some dogs enjoy being couch potatoes and love bugs more than anything in the world.  But, there are other dogs that seem to have a calling in life.  They can have hidden talents, or not so hidden talents.  Does your dog get a kick out of playing frisbee?  Does he live for diving and retrieving things in the water?  Is he great at jumping over objects or catching a ball on the fly?  Or maybe your dog can dance like Fred Astaire? There are numerous sports and activities for dogs with special talents or simply for dogs and their owners … Continue reading

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All About Pugs

The Pug, one of the top twenty most popular dog breeds in the United States, is an ancient breed of Chinese origin.  They date back to at least 400 B.C. when they were prized by Chinese emperors of the Shang dynasty.  At that time they were known as “Lo-Chiang-Sze,” “Lion Dog” or “Foo” (“Fu”) because of their resemblance to the Chinese guardian lions called Foo, which were considered guardian spirits.  They share this term with the Pekinese which was also called the Foo Dog. From these earliest times the Pug’s sole function was to live in luxury as a companion … Continue reading

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Do you need a professional handler to show your dog?

Hiring A Professional Handler to Show Your Dog? The American Kennel Club offers about 15,000 dog events each year in the United States. Approximately half of those events are conformation events, or the kind of dog shows that you see televised, such as the Westminster Kennel Club dog show. All “intact” AKC-registered purebred dogs are eligible to be shown at these AKC-sanctioned dog shows. (Intact means that the dog is not spayed or neutered). Dog shows evaluate dogs for potential breeding purposes so it would defeat the purposes of the dog show to have the dogs spayed or neutered.) There … Continue reading

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What You Should Know About Cancer

Cancer is one of the most frightening and difficult illnesses for pets and their owners to handle.  As with humans, cancer in dogs comes in many forms and can appear in many parts of the body.  With dogs living much longer now than they once did, there is more opportunity for cancers to develop in later years.  Decisive early treatment can often save your dog’s life.  There are also many new treatments available today that can help your dog recover from cancer. The American Veterinary Medical Association has published the following ten common signs of cancer in small animals: 1    … Continue reading

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Tips About Invisible Fences

Just about all dog owners have to consider the issue of containment for their dogs.  Allowing a dog to run loose is a sure way to invite trouble.  Your dog could be killed, injured, picked up by animal control, or cause damage or harm to property or other animals or people.  That makes it imperative for every dog owner to find a good way to keep their dog safely contained at home. One way to keep your dog at home is by using an invisible fence.  If you’re not familiar with how an invisible fence works, a wire is buried … Continue reading

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How To Find a Good Veterinarian

Good veterinarians are hard to come by.  It’s getting harder to find the country vet who knows all about you and your dog and can tell you all of the local gossip.  Vets who offered discounts for multiple pets and client loyalty are disappearing.  In his place we have vets with more sophisticated equipment but often less time for you and your dog.  He or she may see lots of clients every day and be part of a large practice.  You may not see the same vet each time you go to the offices. How can you find a good … Continue reading

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