How Can I Protect My Small Dog From Hawks?
Small dogs under 12 pounds are under threat of being lifted up by hawks. Here is what you can do:
- Never leave small dogs in an open area or outside without supervision.
- If you cannot supervise your dog all the time, build a covered dog enclosure to protect from hawks and raptors.
- Remove all the bird feeders from your yard where your small furry friend plays.
- Set up a scarecrow or an owl decoy in your backyard to scare the hawks away.
How To Keep Your Dog Safe In The Car?
To keep your dog safe during travel in the car:
- Remember to secure them safe with their seat belts.
- You can use dog harness to lock them safe to their seat.
- Do not keep your dog in the front seat but at your vicinity.
- You can talk to him often to make him comfortable during the journey.
- Offer him his favorite treat.
- Never allow him to pop his head out of the window as it is very dangerous.
- Smaller dogs can be secured in crates or dog booster seats.
How To Keep Dogs Cool While Camping?
Generally, temperature above 100 degree Fahrenheit in hot weather will cause problems to your dog. You can do these things to keep your dog cool while camping.
- You can use cooling pad and cooling bed
- Use dog shades
- Walk your dog with dog shoes on.
- Give him plenty of water.
- Pack frozen chew toys filled with treats.
- Slap on for a swim with your dog.
- Go for beach-play with your furry friend.
How To Protect Dogs From Parvo?
Here is how you can protect your dog from getting Parvo:
- Have your dog vaccinated up-to-date for parvovirus (three shots at 6, 8, and 12 weeks of age).
- Keep a clean environment to prevent harmful virus and bacteria attacks.
- Reduce unnecessary exposure with unvaccinated canines.
- Have regular health checkups with the vet.
- Deworm your dog regularly.
How To Keep My Dog Safe From Theft?
The victims of dog theft are mostly purebred dogs. To keep your dogs safe,do the following:
- Never leave your dog alone or unattended.
- Do not leave your pet outside any stores or restaurants under the care of strangers or unauthorized persons.
- Never leave your pet alone in a car or any vehicle.
- Install CCTV cameras in your backyard for more security.
- Even if you have a fenced area, always keep an eye on your dog.
- Keep alert while walking with your dog and never remove the leash.
- You can microchip your dog for complete safety.
- Attach an Id tag holding your phone number and the name of the dog to the collar.
- Most importantly, never discuss the worth of your dog with strangers or anybody in the public.
Will My Dog Be Ok Outside In Cold Weather?
Generally, double-coated dogs can withstand outside temperature up to 35 degrees Fahrenheit. As for smaller dogs, single-coated dogs, sick canines, and senior dogs, never leave them in cold weather for a longer time.
Your dog might get frostbite or hypothermia if the temperature falls below 20 degrees Fahrenheit. Always keep an eye on your furry friend’s behavior and do not take them for long walk during cold weathers.
How To Put A Harness Collar On A Dog?
Here are the steps to put on a harness or a collar to your dog:
- Place the harness flat on the floor with the belly strap right in the middle and the buckle flat on the ground.
- Make your dog stand with front legs in between each side of the middle belly strap.
- Now, lift the buckle up holding each side, wrap around the dog and buckle them together around the armpits.
- Snap the buckle in place and adjust the tightness of the strap.
- Attach the leash to the hook rings attached to the buckle.
- Now, both of you are ready for a great walk.
How To Keep Your Dog Safe In The Summer Heat?
During summer, when the temperature rises, take these immediate steps to keep your dog safe:
- Try a cooling mat or vest.
- Limit the exercise time when it is really humid and hot.
- Watch out for signs of heat stress when the temperature of your pet goes above 103 degrees Fahrenheit.
- Remove tangles and mats and keep his coat clean from extra fur and heat.
- Give extra care to brachycephalic dogs like pugs, bulldogs, etc.
- Limit training and exercise. Stay indoors.
- Give them frozen chew toys filled with yummy and chilly treats.
- Keep them hydrated and offer them plenty of water.
- Do not walk your pets in hot weather and on hot pavements.
- Never leave your dog inside a closed vehicle unattended.
- Consult your vet for any vaccination shots against flu virus that spread fast during summer.