10 Common Flowers Poisonous To Dogs And How To Spot Them

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Having fresh flowers in your home or garden can really brighten your day. However, if your dog gets his chompers on certain pretty plants, it can make him really sick. These flowers in particular can be poisonous to your dog if eaten. Most plants are not overly harmful to dogs when consumed in small quantities. In large quantities though, consuming certain flowers can be fatal. If you know or suspect your dog has consumed one of these potentially toxic flowers, … Read more

Lost Dog Held Hostage By Suspicious Elderly Women

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Finding a lost dog is tricky. After all, a dog on the run can make a lot of distance on foot. Many lost dogs are also too scared to let humans help them. But with Taco the Chihuahua mix, that wasn’t the case at all. When Taco ran off, he didn’t make it far from home. Yet, it still took his mom nearly two weeks to find him. That’s because, along the way, a group of elderly women decided to … Read more

9 Surprising Backyard Dangers That Could Harm Your Dog

By Kate Hughes Reviewed by Stephanie Liff, DVM One of the foremost pleasures of being a pet parent is watching your dog frolic freely outdoors. But while fresh air, sunlight, and exercise are all good for your canine companion, your yard can also be home to some scary dog dangers. Knowing about these backyard dangers for dogs, guarding against them, and—perhaps most important—having a solid plan in place for when your dog gets into something he shouldn’t, is key to … Read more

The Best And Worst Dog Collars Ranked

Did you know that more than 26,000 collar-related accidents occur every year? Sadly, many of these incidents prove fatal. We’ve rounded up the best and worst dog collars and rated them to help you find the safest option for your pup. The collar you choose could mean the difference between life and death. Traditional Collars Traditional collars consist of an adjustable strip of fabric or leather with a buckle or clasp closure. The Good These collars are perfect for holding … Read more

5 Disaster Preparedness Tips For Dog Owners

When it comes to emergency preparedness, there is a lot to take into consideration. There is even more planning involved, however, when there are pets to care for. Making sure our dogs are able to stay safe during a disaster is important, and there are a few extra steps to take when it comes to ensuring everyone’s safety. If you’re looking for a place to start planning, make sure you check these things off your list. #1 – Have Proper … Read more

19 Fruits & Vegetables That Are Bad For Dogs

We love to share food with our dogs, and since fruits and vegetables are healthy for us, we often assume that they’re healthy for our pets, too. This is often the case, but that certainly doesn’t mean it’s always the case. In fact, there are some fruits and vegetables that are not only bad for dogs, but downright toxic. So if you plan on sharing some snacks with your pup, make sure you don’t feed him anything you find on … Read more

125-Pound Akita Rescued From Mountain During Sweltering Hiking Trip

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Many dog parents tend to overestimate their dog’s capabilities during the summer heat. They assume that if their dogs were fine in the past, then they will always be fine walking in the heat. However, even the most active dogs need to take it easy when the temperatures soar. Sadly, this is something that many dog parents fail to realize. Nikko the 125-pound Akita is one of the many victims of heat exhaustion during a long walk. He walked with … Read more

FDA Warns Against Putting Hand Sanitizer On Your Dog’s Paws

As the novel coronavirus continues to spread, it’s never been more important to have clean hands. Hand sanitizer helps prevent the virus from spreading to others and keeps it from entering your mouth and nose. Pretty much everyone has a bottle on them at all times these days. Naturally, you want to ensure that everyone in your family is protecting themselves from infection as much as possible too. However, the FDA says the hand sanitizing practice should not extend to … Read more

Yet Another Human Locks Dogs in a Hot Car so They Could Go Have Fun

In another glaring example of “when will we ever learn,” humans locked their dogs inside a stiflingly hot car. In this case, the people were visiting a theme park in the UK. There is no telling how long the dogs would have been left alone. The police intervened before it was too late. Police Respond to a “Regular Summer Call” The Blackgang Chine theme park is located on the Isle of Wight. The weather was reportedly “hot” last weekend when visitors … Read more

Puppy Cried For Help In 130-Degree Car Until Good Samaritan Arrived

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Dogs and children should never be left unattended in a car, especially when the sun’s shining down on them. For most people, this is common sense. Yet, others don’t think twice about it, which puts so many innocent pups in danger. Boomer the gray puppy was a victim of heat exhaustion. Sadly, his so-called parent left him alone in hot car in California, where it was about 100 degrees Fahrenheit outside. Boomer had no choice but to cry for help. … Read more

7 Dog Walking Dangers You Should Know About

By Sophie Vershbow Reviewed by Sarah Wooten, DVM No matter the breed, all dogs need to go outside on a regular basis. Depending on your pet’s physical ability––and your own schedule––that can mean anything from a quick stroll around the block to an all-day hike in the woods. “Dog walking has great health benefits both for the pet and the walker,” says Dr. Ian Wright, a veterinary surgeon and head of the European Scientific Counsel for Companion Animal Parasites (ESCCAP) U.K. … Read more

RECALL ALERT: Botulism Concern With IcelandicPlus Fish Treats

Out of an abundance of caution, Pennsylvania-based company IcelandicPlus has issued a recall of their Capelin dog and cat treats. Per FDA guidelines, fish over 5 inches long has the potential to cause botulism poisoning. The FDA has determined that salt-cured, dried, or fermented un-eviscerated fish larger than 5 inches are linked to outbreaks of botulism poisoning in humans between 1981 and 1987 and again in 1991. IcelandicPlus released a statement of concern for their customers, human and animal: “IcelandicPlus … Read more

Blind, Deaf Poodle Survives Being Taken By Hawk

Unfortunately, small dogs are at a disadvantage when it comes to defending themselves. They should never be left outside unattended because you never know what wild animals could be out there looking for a snack. Deborah Falcione thought her beloved pups were safe on her deck, but she quickly realized her mistake. Sadly, her deaf, blind, 6-pound Poodle named Porschia was snatched up by a hawk! When Falcione realized that her 16-year-old dog was taken from the porch, she panicked … Read more

11 Must Know Emergency Dog First Aid Procedures

You buy high-quality dog food, keep up with regular veterinary visits, and vaccinate your pup against infectious diseases. You do everything you can think of to keep your furry BFF safe and healthy, but do you know how to perform dog first aid? Are you prepared to act if your pet stops breathing or goes into shock? The following first aid tips could help you save your dog’s life should you face one of these eight common emergencies. 1. Wounds … Read more

Two Missing Dog Cases Unite Their Communities With Very Different Results

Meadow and Bella are two of many dogs that went missing around the holidays. What sets them apart is the incredible support their respective communities provided in helping to bring them home. The city of Birmingham, Alabama rallied around Atlanta resident, Lauren Johnson when her dog Meadow became lost. Residents of Charleston, SC did the same when a Yellow Lab Mix named Bella was stolen along with her owner’s truck. Their efforts eventually resulted in both dogs being recovered. Sadly, … Read more

WARNING: Popular Cleaning Product Is Dangerously Toxic To Dogs

Donna Brydon is a dog mom to an adorable King Charles Spaniel named Skye. The pair had a close call and scary situation recently after the 12-week old puppy came into contact with a popular cleaning product. Brydon shared her story to warn dog families everywhere that the product could make your dog sick, or worse. Visited a Friend’s House With Freshly Mopped Floors Donna and Skye went to visit a friend who had just cleaned her floors with Zoflora, … Read more

Hartz Flea & Tick Products Continue To Cause Animal Deaths

You wouldn’t think we’d have to be hyper-vigilant about the dog shampoos we find on the brightly lit shelves of our favorite grocery store. Just because it’s got a nice label and a place on the shelf, doesn’t mean it’s necessarily safe though. This is especially true about flea and tick drops and shampoos for dogs and cats. One brand, in particular, Hartz, has consistently been under fire for the rate at which its toxic products lead to animal deaths. … Read more

How To Perform A Monthly Canine Cancer Check

According to the National Canine Cancer Foundation, about half of dogs over the age of 10 are diagnosed with cancer. Up to 60 percent of them will succumb to the disease. Unusual lumps and bumps can appear on your dog and grow without you noticing. Therefore, in order to keep them as healthy as possible, you should perform a cancer check at least once a month. Remember, it is always better to be safe than sorry when it comes to … Read more

YouTuber Saves His Curious Dog From Sharks

Brodie Moss is known for exploring the remote coasts of Australia and sharing his adventures on YouTube and Instagram. Of course, his adorable dog travel buddy, Stryda, makes his adventures even more exciting. She is very well-behaved on the boat, but it wasn’t always that way. When Stryda was just a young puppy, she became a little too curious during on of their boat rides, and her dad had to come to the rescue. When Stryda was a puppy, she … Read more

Professional Pet Detective Tells What NOT To Do If Your Dog Is Lost

Barbara ‘Babs’ Fry lives and works in San Diego. She is a real estate agent and founder of the nonprofit A Way Home for Animals, Inc. She is also a real-life pet detective whose assistance has made it possible for hundreds of lost dogs to be reunited with their families. This work is her passion and she does it for FREE.  Babs started her nonprofit as a means to disseminate life-saving information to people who have lost their dogs. She … Read more

Dog Food Company Is Paying People For Their Dog’s Poop

The microbiologists at NomNomNow want to pay you for your dog’s poop! Participating in the NomNomNow Microbiome Study will bring you much more than just a financial reward. You’ll also receive a full report of the bacteria currently residing within your dog’s gut and how it impacts their health. Better still, you will have the satisfaction of knowing you are helping to advance pet health science. Who knows? Your pup’s poop could help make history! Why in the world does … Read more

RECALL: Performance Dog Raw Pet Food Tests Positive For Salmonella And Listeria

The United States Food And Drug Administration has issued a warning to not feed your dogs Performance Dog Raw Pet Food produced on or after July 22nd, 2019. Two samples collected during an inspection of Bravo Packing, Inc., the manufacturer of Performance Dog Raw Pet Food, tested positive for Salmonella and/or Listeria monocytogenes. Here’s what you need to know about this. PET FOOD RECALL — FDA: All "Performance Dog" raw pet food produced after July 22 should be thrown away because … Read more

Man Left Dog In Car. Accused Of Animal Cruelty Even Though Tesla’s “Dog Mode” Was On

Of course, no one wants to leave their dog alone in a car, especially on an extremely hot or cold day. However, with Tesla’s Dog Mode in the Model S, you no longer have to worry about your furry friends being in danger while they wait. It even displays a screen to notify others that the car temperature is controlled. Unfortunately, Ross Hunt still ended up getting in trouble for keeping his dog in the car on a hot day. … Read more

Mysterious Deadly Illness Sweeping Across Norway, So Far Killing 30 Dogs

A mysterious illness is plaguing dogs in Norway and causing panic. Veterinarians and scientists are scrambling to figure out the cause but have been unsuccessful so far. The illness has been linked to the death of nearly 30 dogs. Unfortunately, autopsies have given no clear insight into the mystery ailment. The Norwegian Veterinary Institute says 10 dogs have been autopsied so far. Another five autopsies are expected in the coming days. The agency hopes to have answers soon. A Mind-Bending … Read more

“Fake” Service Animals Are About to Be A Crime in Alabama

Service animals are amazing companions that can perform tasks to help someone or even save their life. However, many people will actually fake having a service animal in order to get the benefits. It actually happens much more often than you would think, but luckily, some states are finally cracking down on fraud. In fact, faking your pet as a service animal is about to be considered a crime in Alabama. Many people will pretend their dog is a service … Read more

Airport Police Save Puppy Who Appeared to Be Suffocating in a Hot Car

Jason Nielsen and Ray Lainez are Port Authority police officers at the Newark Liberty International Airport. They were just patrolling one of the terminal parking lots as usual when they came across a horrific sight. A tiny puppy with long, curly hair was locked inside of a hot car all alone. It was unclear how long he had already been in the car, but the poor pup appeared to be suffocating to death. A Heartwarming Rescue Right away, the officers … Read more

Woman Leaves Dog in Hot Car, Officer Gets Justice in Ironically Named Town

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It was a warm day just two hours south of Albuquerque, New Mexico when a police officer was dispatched to a local supermarket to investigate a dog left a hot car. When Officer Kreischer arrived on the scene, in the ironically named town of Truth or Consequences, he found a dog with no air conditioning and no ventilation. As temperatures soared over 90 degrees that day, Officer Kreischer knew he had to act fast. A Hero With a Heart The … Read more

Nationwide Alert: Vets Warning about Toxic Algae Responsible for Dog Deaths

Cyanobacteria, also referred to as blue-green algae, is a growing problem that is proving to be lethal to dogs. It is a bacteria found coast to coast fueled by warm climates, and it’s especially prevalent in the south in the summer and fall months. Particularly susceptible are warm, undisturbed bodies of water. Blue-green algae can even bloom in your backyard pool and puddles! It produces a neurotoxin that causes catastrophic damage to multiple organs in record time. According to the … Read more

How To Help A Lost Dog Find Its Way Home Again

One in three dogs will become lost at some point in their lives. The ones lucky enough to reunite with their families often have a good Samaritan to thank. But not everyone knows what to do. Here’s how to recognize when a dog needs your assistance, and how to help them find their way home again. Recognizing The Different Kinds Of Lost Dog You may be wondering how to tell if a dog is really lost. After all, some people … Read more

16 Dog Friendly Houseplants to Add Color to Your Home This Summer

Having live plants in your home not only adds beauty and a nature to your interior, it can make your home a healthier environment. Plants purify the air inside your house as they take in CO2 and “breathe” out pure oxygen. What many dog moms don’t realize is that many houseplants are toxic to dogs. In an effort to make your home more inviting and healthy, you could be introducing a toxin to your fur baby. We know you don’t … Read more