Pet Safety

  1. Keeping Fido Healthy: Dangerous People Foods for Dogs

    Keeping Fido Healthy: Dangerous People Foods for Dogs
    In our previous post, Feeding Fido: Safe People Food for Dogs, we gave a short list of what is -and is not- safe for your precious pooch to eat. This additional list of unsafe people foods for dogs is another quick reference of what to keep out of Fido's reach. These foods can make your pup very sick and many are toxic. Being diligent of what you have in front of your pup will keep them healthy and happy as well as give you peace of mind when you leave...
  2. How to Dog Proof Your Garden

    How to Dog Proof Your Garden
    There may still be snow on the ground here at When Pooch Comes to Shove headquarters but that doesn't mean the gardening hasn't begun. From yummy vegetable gardens to fabulous floral displays, the delicate little seedlings are being started. Nestled in the tiny greenhouses, soaking up sunshine from the warm indoors, each little guy will find a home outside as soon as the threat of frost is gone. BUT - then the threat of d-o-g is upon them. The soft ground and smells of spring are hard to resist for...
  3. Holiday Safety for Pets: Hazards Around the House

    Holiday Safety for Pets: Hazards Around the House
    With gifts to wrap, meals the plan, and lists to complete, it is a fun but overwhelming time of year. In the weeks leading up to Christmas, my house turns into Santa's workshop with gift wrap, tape and ribbon on the dining room table; a tree full of festive decorations in the living room; and a guest room hiding spot for super-secret toys. With all of the crazy happening, it is easy to forget the pet hazards that all of this holiday fun leaves behind. Pet Safety: Holiday Hazards for...
  4. Have a Barking Good Time with These Halloween Safety Tips for Dogs

    Have a Barking Good Time with These Halloween Safety Tips for Dogs
    Halloween is a fun time for everyone - planning the perfect costume, getting the BEST candy (and trading the rest), and decorations that are gloriously spooky spectacular. But, what if you were a knee-high furbaby who didn't understand the holiday? With all of the ghosts and goblins running around, it could be a scary and stressful time for your dog. Not to mention the tempting sweet treats they may find laying around afterward. Follow these eight Halloween Safety Tips for Dogs to keep your pooch happy and everyone will have...
  5. Tips for Removing Pet Allergens From Your Home

    Tips for Removing Pet Allergens From Your Home
    We know you share your home with some special furbabies and they will always be #1 but ... it is important to make your house guests comfortable for their short stay as well. Follow these tips to remove pet allergens from your home to make everyone's time enjoyable. After all, Great Gram might not appreciate your in-home fur fest. No matter what, you will never remove ALL of the allergens from your home but these tips will certainly keep them to a minimum. Guests with dog and cat allergies may...
  6. {Free Download} New Puppy Checklist

    {Free Download} New Puppy Checklist
    Bringing home a new puppy is always exciting. Those soft puppy kisses are the absolute sweetest!! With all of the fun a little dog brings - like the first time he tries to take off running on the hardwood floor - it is easy to forget a few essentials you will need after you get home. I know when I brought my adorable little fuzz ball home, I had a bag of food, a collar and every.single.toy in the store! It wasn't until a few days later I found myself...
  7. {Ruh-roh} Dog Moment #37 – Adventure Time!

    {Ruh-roh} Dog Moment #37 – Adventure Time!
    Our furbabies sit. Waiting. Watching. And as soon as we turn our backs, the adventure is on! Who knows what this brave duo will get into next - gotta love 'em.
  8. Cool Dog in the Hot Summer

    Already this summer in Wisconsin it is HUMID and I can’t stand it. I feel so bad for our old little fur ball, Lulu! The kids and I were with Lulu outside this weekend trying to enjoy the weather but unfortunately, Lulu looked sad and miserable. Seeing her so uncomfortable got me wondering about what I could do to help her out with the heat. I read a few articles and googled a few things and I learned a lot! Did you know that early signs of heat stroke in...
  9. Water Safety for Dogs - The Need for Dog Life Vests!

    Water Safety for Dogs - The Need for Dog Life Vests!
    Most of us assume all dogs know how to swim, which is a common misconception. The “doggie paddle” was named that for a reason, right? While some dog breeds love to be in the water, there are some that don’t enjoy being anywhere near the water. For some breeds that have low body fat, like Greyhounds, it can even be dangerous. These breeds may have a very difficult time staying afloat and regulating their body temperature. If a dog is afraid of the water, and shows high levels of anxiety...
  10. Your Dog and Moving

    emdot / Foter / CC BYMoving is a nightmare! It’s no fun for anyone, including your pup. Dogs depend on stability and familiarity, so a dramatic change in location will shake him up a little. There are a couple things you can do to make the move a little easier on your dog. Keep his things – You may think a new home deserves new items, but keep your dog’s same bed, crate, bowls and toys. There’s already enough change for your pup! Having these familiar items around will comfort...

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