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Five tips to cool your hot dogs this summer

Five tips to cool your hot dogs this summer

Keep them rested, hydrated and out of the car

Let’s be frank: Hot dogs are not cool.

All kidding aside (this is actually deadly serious), a late spring heat wave is a good time to review a few hot-weather guidelines for animals that pet parents can follow so dogs and cats don’t fall prey to the more sinister side of summer.

  1. Know your breed. Some dog breeds are more susceptible to heat stress than others. Pugs and other flat-faced breeds have trouble panting efficiently, and older, overweight or long-haired dogs are at risk of overheating more quickly than their leaner, younger and short-haired canine pals. A buzz cut might seem like a good idea, but it increases a dog’s risk of sunburn if he spends a lot of time outdoors. You can, however, apply sunscreen to your dog. It’s also important that any dog kept outside for extended periods have adequate and easily...
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Poison ivy can lead to dog rashes, but it’s avoidable – and treatable

Poison ivy can lead to dog rashes, but it’s avoidable – and treatable

By Thomas Fraser

Seven tips for the leaves of threeDogs can get rashes from poison ivy, but it’s more likely you’ll get a poison-ivy rash from your dog.That’s because dogs’ coats typically protect their skin from the inflammatory effects of urushiol, the poison ivy oil that triggers misery in many people. Their...

PetSafe® helps you and your pets break through glass barriers with our Freedom® Patio Panel Pet Doors

PetSafe® helps you and your pets break through glass barriers with our Freedom® Patio Panel Pet Door

By PetSafe Guest

We make more than pet doors. We make gateways to freedom for you and your pets.PetSafe® dog doors – DIY installation projects you can approach with confidence and complete quickly – can revolutionize your life. No more rushing home to let the dogs or cats out. No more guilt that you are letting...

The best way to corral your pal: PetSafe® containment systems

The best way to corral your pal: PetSafe® containment systems

By PetSafe Guest

What is the best pet fence option for you?You can give your dog freedom and independence and still be a master of his domain with PetSafe® wireless and underground pet fences.What fence is right for you and your faithful friend? Some PetSafe® fences are in-ground and some are wireless; some are...

PetSafe® Pet Doors Provide Paths to Freedom for Dogs, Cats and Owners

PetSafe® Pet Doors Provide Paths to Freedom for Dogs, Cats and Owners

By PetSafe Guest

Do you want to go about your business inside while your pet does his business outside? Do you feel bad keeping your pet cooped up inside all day? Do you want your cat or dog to have access to the great outdoors on demand?A PetSafe® brand pet door can provide that path to freedom. Cat or dog, big or...

Why do dogs bark? It’s complicated and simple all at once.

Why do dogs bark? It’s complicated and simple all at once.

By PetSafe Guest

What do you say when you’re feeling afraid? Threatened? Lonely? Hungry? Playful?Humans have a range of options to verbalize their feelings. Aside from a whimper or a whine, dogs have just one means of audible communication: barking. As any dog lover knows, they can adjust the tone, tempo and volume...

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10 Translated Barks: Know What Your Dog Is Saying, And How to Stop It

By PetSafe Guest

Wild adult canines don’t bark, unlike their domesticated kin. The lack of a natural counterpart to barking in domestic dogs means early humans selectively bred dogs for traits that ultimately included barking as a way to communicate with our modern best friends. Anyone who lives near or with a...