Category Archives: Dog Safety

Dog-Friendly OTC Meds

Unsure which over-the-counter medications are safe for your dog? Check out this handy chart. I’m not sure who made it, but I found it on Facebook. If it’s yours, please let me know so I can give proper credit.

UPDATE 09/20/19: I received a comment on this post, referencing a study on the danger of loperamide for Collies. I was unable to pull up the article to review it, but I will say this: our blog is never meant to replace advice from your veterinarian. It’s always a good idea to ask the vet before giving any medications to your dog because there may be breed-specific concerns or interactions with medications your dog is already taken.

OTC Dog Meds

Until next time,
Good day, and good dog!

Shelter Sunday: South Bend’s San-Mar Kennel Fails Inspection

San-Mar Kennels in South Bend has been ordered to move its animals due to a failed inspection. However, the kennel is appealing the decision, so the fate of these animals is still up in the air.

Either way, these dogs deserve better. #AdoptDontShop

We’ll be watching to see how this one turns out.

Until next time,
Good day, and good dog!

Keeping Your Dog Cool This Summer

shaved 2Think you’re doing your dog a favor by shaving off all of that heavy fur? Think again! This thermal imaging shows that fur actually helps your dog regulate his or her own temperature.

This is a thermal image of a dog with a lion cut shave. The non-shaved portion of his body registers 75 degrees F (24 C), while the shaved portion is 86 degrees F (30 C). Continue reading Keeping Your Dog Cool This Summer

Dogs Riding in Truck Beds

Black And White Border Collie In Open Back Of Utility Pickup TruYou may have seen my post yesterday about how dangerous it is to leave your dog inside a hot vehicle and asked, “Would it be okay to put the dog in my truck bed?” If your dog rides to wherever inside your truck cab, then you tether him in the bed while you go into a store, that might be okay, as long as you have provided shade, water, and a way to keep the dog from burning his or her foot pads on the hot metal bed. Riding in the truck bed, however, is a big no-no. According to one study cited by KHQA, as many as 100,000 dogs die each year from riding in truck beds. Here’s why, from the American Veterinary Medical Association: Continue reading Dogs Riding in Truck Beds