Category Archives: Dog Safety

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

Tragic Ending to the Search for Bear and Leo

Bear LeoIf you spend much time on social media and are anywhere near Northeastern Ohio, you may have had Bear and Leo show up on your timeline. The two Bernese Mountain Dogs were thought to be stolen, and the heartbroken family searched and posted pictures for weeks, hoping someone might have information on their beloved family members. Continue reading Tragic Ending to the Search for Bear and Leo

Live PD Shows Dog Rescue from Icy Pond

It’s that time of year again. Please keep close track of your dog if you live near water which may not be completely frozen. Kudos to the first responders in Franklin County (Columbus), Ohio for rescuing this dog, and to #LivePD on A&E for showing it. The video was rebroadcast on 10TV, and the Hilliard MedVet Facebook page featured the dog. Continue reading Live PD Shows Dog Rescue from Icy Pond