DogWatch dog Shooter the Black Lab in pink pool float

Pool and Beach Safety Tips for Dog Owners

Beach and pool season is in full swing, and chances are you’ll be enjoying one of these cooling-off options this summer. But remember, there’s no need to leave the dog at home! While the issue of water safety for dogs is very serious, we know that with careful planning, training and attention, you and your dog can stay cool and have a blast this summer. Let’s start with the basics… Read More

Labradoodle inside red car

The Facts About Dogs and Hot Cars

News anchor Kyle Clark of NBC affiliate KUSA in Denver, CO made news himself recently when he spoke up on air about witnessing a dog locked inside a car on a 90°F day. “So there’s an apology in order,” Clark said. “Not for you, no. For your dog. I’m sorry that your dog does not have better humans.” His powerful statement (see video below) has resonated with pet lovers everywhere, and has attracted 1.4 million views on Facebook. Read More

4th of July Dog

DogWatch’s Guide to a Dog-Friendly Fourth of July BBQ

It’s almost Independence Day in the USA, and folks around the country are preparing for their annual cookouts, picnics and BBQs to be shared with family and friends. Outdoor feasts are a summer staple, and a dog’s dream. “So much yummy food,” says Fido, “and all within reach in my backyard!”

Luckily, there are a number of Fourth of July foods that you can share with your furry family member. DogTails has compiled a dog-friendly BBQ menu to help you put together that special summer bowl just for your pup. These tips will also help you keep an eye out for dangerous foods that dogs should NOT eat on the Fourth (or any other day). As always, pay attention to ingredients, keep servings of the “good” people food small, and don’t leave the food or trash unattended – these are some of the steps to making this a safe and healthy holiday for your dog!

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DogWatch office dogs Biz the black Lab and Nellie the Australian Shepherd

5 Tips for a Happy Summer With Your Dog

The DogWatch dogs LOVE summer. Biz the Lab likes to go swimming at lunchtime. Lucy the Pug mix loves to go to Maine to visit family. Nellie the Aussie loves to roll around in the freshly cut grass. And Gizmo the Papillon puppy? He loves EVERYTHING about summer, especially his Friday trips to DogWatch to see his new friends!

In honor of our summer-loving pups, the DogWatch team has pulled together our top 5 tips to help make your summer a perfect one for you and your dog. Have fun, stay safe, and enjoy the sunshine!
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