Leash Laws: How To Pick A Safe Dog Leash

If you’re looking for a place for your dog to roam free, there’s no shortage of dog parks, recognized off leash areas, and even your own backyard. But if you’re walking your dog, a safe dog leash is a necessity. 

Not only do leashes provide you with some control over your dog, they also keep him safe in unpredictable situations. You wouldn’t want him darting into traffic, chasing a squirrel and getting lost, or meeting another off leash dog. 

So a good leash is important, but where to start? Before you find yourself browsing online pet stores or walking the aisles of your nearest Big Box in overwhelm, check out our tips for choosing a safe dog leash. 

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Talking Turkey: Thanksgiving Dinner and Pets

Be careful when mixing Thanksgiving dinner and pets, as it could lead to pet pancreatitis

Thanksgiving is the holiday of gratitude and spending time pondering the things we are blessed with in our lives. Among the top of our list of things to be grateful for: our pets, of course!

With 70% of pet owners considering their pets to be family, we’re sure you’re including your pets in the holiday festivities. But should this include sharing in the holiday meal?

Feeding pets from your plate is more of a problem than you might think. In addition to adding more fat and calories than they need, fatty foods and an abrupt change in diet can cause any number of issues for our pets – including GI upset, foreign body obstruction, and a painful and potentially fatal condition called pancreatitis.

Here, Beverly HIlls Veterinary Associates explores what’s safe and what’s not safe about Thanksgiving dinner and pets.

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Life’s a Beach When You Practice Dog Water Safety

Dog water safety can make taking pets to the beach more fun.With summer in full swing, families all over the state are eagerly heading out for a day or a weekend on the lake or at the pool. Cooling off near a body of water is one of the best parts of summer in Michigan, and water-loving canine companions couldn’t agree more.

Before you pack the cooler and sunscreen, keep in mind that your dog may not be as prepared for the sun, heat, and water as you might think. Review our tips for dog water safety to keep your pup happy, cool, and safe in or near the water.

Planning Makes Perfect

Preparation is key when it comes to bringing your pet anywhere, and a day at the beach or pool is no different. Make sure you have the essentials covered prior to any outdoor activity with your pet: Continue…