Category: Pet Safety

Fall and Holiday Hazards for Pet Owners

  The onset of fall and holiday preparations brings a welcome change, albeit with some precautions where our pets are concerned. Things to keep in mind for your pet’s safety this fall and holiday season: As you reshape outdoor lawn and gardens, know that compost piles are not safe for pets. They grow toxic molds…

Planning a Safe Road Trip with Dogs

  Thinking of taking a road trip with your dog? Driving cross country with your dog(s) can be a fun way to see the sights and include your companion in the fun. Helpful tips to keep in mind: SAFETY Hopefully, your dog is used to riding in the car. If not, start in advance and…

Summer Safety Tips for Pet Owners – Staying Canine Cool

    Summer is here and as we slowly emerge from indoor hibernation, we can look forward to longer days, warmer temperatures and increased outdoor activities and vacations with friends and family, including our 4-legged companions. The family dog benefited most by increased daily walks and more at-home human companionship in the past few months,…

Protecting your Pets from Wildlife

This article is provided by the experts at Critter Control: “The beauty of nature is undeniable. Of course, we want to share the great outdoors with our furry companions, and they are certainly ready and willing to go on an adventure. Unfortunately, wild animals are a real danger to our four-legged friends, so it’s important…

Spring Gardening Tips for Dogs & Kids

Clara Beaufort is a retired business owner, who currently works in community gardening. She operates GardenerGigs, which aims to connect local gardeners with those who need them.  Her article is tailored for Doolittle’s Doghouse families; as your children’s safety is important to us…on both 2 & 4 legs! “For many gardeners and people who love…

What You Should Know about Microchipping

When a neighbor’s dog ran loose recently, due to an inattentive contractor, I promised to provide information about micro-chipping as a future safeguard. Fortunately, the blog below was presented to me by the professionals at Petco. It is in the interest of your pet’s safety that we share their blog with you: “While collars and…

Dog Care Starts Early! Get Your Puppy on the Right Paw!

Congratulations on the arrival of your new puppy! Both of you are in store for many happy years together, so let’s get started on the right paw to ensure a lifetime of happiness. Of course, you need to immediately focus on potty training and teaching your dog not to nip or chew on the wrong things. …

House Cleaning with Pet Care in Mind

  Many thanks to Myrna Atha, article author & Healthy Living Specialist* Have you seen the news about the toxic Tide pods and other harmful cleaning products?  We know we should keep these things away from our children… But what about our pets? They walk on the floors we just mopped with chlorine-laden cleaners and breathe the…

The Importance of Socializing your Dogs

    Please socialize your dogs! Start early (in puppyhood) and never stray from this important element of dog ownership well into your dog’s adult years. Dogs yearn to learn the world, relying on their innate abilities and senses, and benefit greatly by interaction in a healthy and positive way. Early and consistent introduction to…

Insure your Pets against Household Risks

For optimum pet insurance for household safety, please consider the following “ordinary” items that have unsuspecting risk to your pets: Paper shredders – with more at-home offices, paper shredders are a new hazard for pets.  Cats like to walk on top of them (and possibly get caught) and a curious puppy’s nose or tongue can get…