Know what foods, plants, poisons, and other things can hurt your dog. Take steps to avoid being exposed and learn what to do if you are.
Train, educate, and keep an eye on your dog to stop him or her from being mean to people or other dogs. Spread the word about dog safety to keep people from getting bitten.
Know how your dog usually plays. If the dogs are too tense or excited, separate them. Learn how to stop fights in a safe way to stop them.
This summer, keep your dog safe by knowing about dangers like heat stroke and sunburn. Take measures like giving them shade and water to keep them safe.
Frostbite, antifreeze, and ice can be just as dangerous in the winter as they are in the summer. Use these winter safety tips to keep your dog safe.
Don't let your dog get lost or stolen. Secure your yard, use a good leash, and make sure your dog has ID tags or a microchip. Find out how to make it more likely that you'll get back home safely.
Treatment is harder than prevention. Annual doctor checkups for your dog aren't just for vaccines.
Keep dogs safe while swimming in summer. Not all dogs can swim, take it slow, use a life jacket, watch what they drink, prevent sunburn, and have a solid recall.
To keep your dog safe while moving, you should always use a car harness, crate, or barrier to hold them back. Don't leave them alone in the car because they could die of heat stroke, get bored, or be stolen from. Some dogs may not like rides in the car, so take extra care and talk to your vet about anti-nausea or calming choices.
Prepare for emergencies by making sure your dog has the right ID, knowing how to give first aid, having an evacuation plan, knowing where to go for safety, and having a disaster kit.