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How To Keep Your Dog Safe

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Whether you plan on getting a dog or currently have one, you’ll want to do what you can to keep them safe. After all, you can never be too careful. Lucky for you, you’ve come across this article. With that said, continue to read on for helpful tips on how to keep your dog safe, healthy and happy.

Look At Dog Food Labels
There are many brands of dog foods. If you’re not careful, you could easily buy dog food that can do more harm than good. This is why you must take the time to look at the labels of the dog food you are thinking of buying. Dogs don’t need carbs such as sugars or corn. Look for food that is free of grains, because dogs don’t need grain in their diets.

Also, don’t buy food that has animal by-products. If dog food contains that, then it can be stuff like hooves. The top ingredient in dog food should be meat or some other healthy ingredient that is good for dogs.

On that note, you should get your hands on Royal Canin coupons 2018 offerings, as well as Kibble coupons. Kibble and Royal Canin are known for producing high-quality dog food, so see what they offer and use coupons to save money.

Get Your Dog Fixed
Whether you have a male or female dog, consider getting it fixed. Generally speaking, it’s healthier for dogs to be fixed than it is for them to not be fixed. When a dog gets spayed or neutered, then their need to roam will be reduced and so will their aggression levels. Besides that, it protects them from some types of cancers. Best of all, getting a dog fixed doesn’t cost that much money.

Do keep in mind that not all dogs calm down after getting fixed, but most do. The bottom line is if you want to keep your dog safe, healthy and happy, then get them fixed as soon as possible.

Keep Your Dog On Its Leash
If you’re like most dog owners, then you’re often tempted to let your dog run free. This is a mistake, regardless if you are just going out to the car or in an open field or an empty park. If you’re not in a fenced area, then don’t let your dog off its leash because there’s always a chance your dog will run off. Even the most well-trained and obedient dogs will be tempted to do it.

Put A Collar On Your Dog
You can keep your dog safe by placing a collar on it. Make sure the collar has an ID tag too because if animal control ever picks your dog up if it gets loose, then they will know someone owns them. The same goes if a stranger finds your dog. By having up to date information on the ID tag, there’s a good chance your dog will be returned to you if it becomes lost and then found.

Microchip Your Dog
If you want a way for people to identify your dog in the event they are found, then microchip it. Microchips can’t fall off and they are far more efficient than ID tags. A special scanner is used to read the chip, which is so small and it fits right under your pet’s shoulder blades.

Enroll Your Dog In Training School
Enroll your dog into dog training school because it will learn basic commands that can keep it safe. For example, “come” and “stay” are important commands that might save your dog’s life one day. If your dog doesn’t know basic commands or it doesn’t listen at all, then do yourself a favor and enroll them as soon as possible. Also, if you decide to train your dog, then make sure you are consistent and patient.

When it comes to keeping your dog safe, you want to look at dog food labels and consider getting your dog fixed. Don’t forget to keep your dog on its leash, as well as keeping a collar on them. Micro-chipping your dog and enrolling them in dog training school is a good idea too. These are only a few things that can keep your dog safe.

We Love Happy Animals at

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Hi! We are, and to say that I love animals is an understatement. Seeing a dog wag its tail uncontrollably when you come into the house or room cannot help but give you a loving, warm feeling from head to toe. Wagging its tail is one of the ways that dogs show that they are happy.

Now, did you know that some dogs, especially larger ones, can wag their tails so hard that they actually hurt them? Especially if they “smack” their tails on objects around them. This can result in something called “Happy Tail Syndrome.” This may sound light-hearted, but it can be a very painful condition for a dog.

It’s a real syndrome too, not just something I made up; it also goes by the name “kennel tail” and “splitting tail.” One of my friends has an adorable pittie who just loves every single person he meets. He developed Happy Tail Syndrome, and they treated the “split” in his tail for weeks, but it just wouldn’t heal.

They finally had to “dock” his tail (which is another word for removing it), which is exactly what it sounds like. He is healing nicely, but now he has a short stub of a tail – but the great news is that he is still a total wiggle butt!

I wish we humans could all learn to love the way our wonderful animal friends and companions do: unconditionally! It would be a far more wonderful world, wouldn’t it?

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