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Collar Safety Awareness Starts with You

By PetSafe Guest

By Tenney Mudge, Inventor of the KeepSafe Collar

Putting a collar on your dog may seem like a normal safety precaution. You put on up-to-date ID tags and clip on your leash for walking. Many devoted dog owners are unaware of the risks of collar strangulation accidents until it's too late. Collar Safety Awareness Week starts next week, so it's important to be aware of hazards to prevent a horrific and haunting accident from collar strangulation.

The most frequent and the most fatal collar accidents happen during common playtime when a dog’s jaw or tooth becomes caught or snagged under a playmate’s collar, even if just for a few seconds. When caught, the dogs’ instinct is to pull, twist, and panic, and one or both dogs’ lives are in immediate danger.           

Multi-Dog Households Are Most At Risk

Homes with multiple dogs who are highly active are at increased risk....

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Collar Safety Awareness Week

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Help spread awareness of collar incidents during Collar Safety Awareness Week October 19th-25th. Dogs and pet parents everywhere will thank you!

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Am I giving my dog too many treats?

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Happy Meals: Choosing the Right Food for Your Pet

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Training: What can we learn from wolves?

Training: What can we learn from wolves?

By Michelle Mullins

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Promoting Healthy Weight with Enrichment

Promoting Healthy Weight with Enrichment

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How Often Does My Dog Need Potty Breaks?

How Often Does My Dog Need Potty Breaks?

By Amy Shojai

Most times, I get questions about potty breaks with new puppies. It's important, though, to be able to predict how often a dog of any age needs to go outside. This goes beyond house training, and takes into account the dog's body, digestion, and natural elimination timetable. Remember, too, that...