Infographic: Protecting Your Dog from Halloween Chocolate

For all the fun of Halloween, when it comes to dogs, chocolate is NO treat. According to Petplan pet insurance, 32% more likely to suffer food poisoning during Halloween week versus any other time of the year. What’s the top risk? Chocolate! Chocolate is poisonous to pets because it contains toxic theobromine, and different types […]

Is Your Dog Safe From These Toxins?

I think it’s safe to say that everyone who reads DogTipper wants their dog to be safe in their home and on the road, whether it’s for a dog walk or a getaway. But our homes and the places we visit with our dogs can be filled with hazardous materials. Today Pet Poison Helpline released […]

Avoiding Easter Chocolates

With Easter just around the corner, many families are planning on a weekend of Easter egg hunts and sweet fun–including chocolate. However, if you have a dog or a cat, it’s not a good idea to share that chocolate with them. Chocolate contains two active ingredients, caffeine and theobromine, both of which can make your […]

Avoiding Holiday Food Hazards to Your Dog

Holidays are typically a time to indulge when it comes to food…but some of those foods can spell holiday troubles for your dog. We’ve got some tips here from Dr. Donna Spector, DVM, DACVIM, of VCA Animal Hospitals about holiday foods that can be dangerous to your pets. Dr. Spector recommends that you “feed your […]

Keeping Your Dog Safe at Easter Egg Hunts

Easter is just around the corner and with it will come Easter egg hunts. Easter eggs hunts are fun for the family but can be a hazard for dogs not just on Easter but in the following days. Chocolate Easter eggs (not to mention chocolate Easter bunnies) are a particular danger for dogs since chocolate […]

Keeping Your Dog from Christmas Chocolates

Christmas and chocolate go hand in, well, mouth…at least for human holidaymakers. It’s important to never let your dog partake in your holiday baking, though, when it involves chocolate. Chocolate contains theobromine which can cause vomiting, diarrhea and hyperactivity in your dog. About 6 to 12 hours after your dog ingests the chocolate, symptoms appear. […]