Keeping Your Dog Safe on Memorial Day Weekend & Beyond

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Memorial Day Weekend kicks off the unofficial start of the summer travel season…for people AND their dogs. We all know that Memorial Day weekend presents its own special hazards thanks to an increased number of people on the road. We just returned from a getaway with Irie and Tiki so we could squeeze in one […]

The Caring Vet: Pet Microchips, Possible Life Savers

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“That microchip might just save your pet’s life!” Although smaller than a grain of rice, a pet microchip can make a huge contribution to your pet’s security. In The Caring Vet Column, Dr. Jeff Werber discusses the benefits of microchip technology. I have the privilege of working with a number of rescue groups in the […]

Alternatives to Leaving Your Dog in the Car

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As you know, we live in Texas. Texas = hot weather for most of the year so we never, ever leave our dogs in the car unattended. It’s shocking how quickly a cool car can become a death trap, even when the temperatures aren’t especially hot. Besides the danger of heat, we always worry about […]

The Dangers of E-cigarettes to Dogs

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We’ve all seen the rage in e-cigarettes the last few years; it’s hard to go anywhere without seeing someone with these battery-operated cigarettes (some that look just like traditional cigarettes, others that look like the device above). What I didn’t know until I saw the Today Show this morning was just how dangerous the liquid […]

Why We Always Buckle Up Our Dogs

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I recently received an email from one of our community members asking if I thought she needed to secure her dog for short drives around town. She enjoyed taking her dog to run errands including going to the bank drive-in and post office and wondered if we secured our dogs for those kind of trips. […]

The Ultimate Guide to Creating a Dog-Friendly Backyard

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Even if your dog spends most of his time inside the house, your backyard belongs to him. It should be a pleasant place where he can eat, play with his favorite toys, sleep, bask in the sunshine and even frolic in the rain. It’s your job to make sure that he can do all this […]

Is Your Dog Safe From These Toxins?

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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 […]

Putting on a Dog Harness The Right Way!

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  As we’ve written about many times in the past and talked about on our DOG TRAVEL EXPERTS radio show, both Irie and Tiki wear Kurgo harnesses. They know when they see the harnesses come out that we’re headed somewhere fun! When we reach the destination, we’re able to use the harnesses and walking harnesses, […]

How to Keep Your Dog Safe and Warm in Winter

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The winter season is only a few weeks away, and for dog owners in colder climates this means frigid temperatures, snow, ice and other elements that can potentially be harmful for pups. Proper precaution, however, will ensure your dog stays safe and warm during the season. Research the breed Take some time to research the […]

Infographic: 4 Things Your Dog Should Never Do In the Car

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We are so excited to unveil our very first infographic! We’ll be introducing a whole series of infographics created from our dog tips, all free to use on your own blog or social media sites. We’ve got an easy to use code box just below the infographic; just cut and paste and the infographic will […]