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DOG - SAFETY

Garage Hazards
You turn off the lights to your garage and close the door. Going into the kitchen to make yourself something to eat, you realize that your dog is nowhere to be found. Strange, usually the second you open the fridge door he is at your feet! You hear the so...

Chemical Poisons
With your dog's naturally curious and adventurous personality, don't be surprised if he unwittingly finds himself ingesting some toxic chemicals you keep in your home. Despite all efforts to dog-proof a home, accidents involving deadly chemicals can still...

Your List of Emergency Numbers
During a medical crisis, the last thing you want to do is tear through the yellow pages looking for a nearby emergency clinic. Stay prepared by posting veterinary emergency numbers and medical information near your phone or on the refrigerator. Your list ...

Dangerous Toys
You and your dog may have very different views on what makes an excellent dog toy. Many commonly used dog toys can be quite dangerous, whether they are homemade, purchased or "found" (by your dog, usually without your knowledge). Often, the objects that d...

Chocolate
Chocolate contains caffeine, which can give your dog stomach and intestinal (gastrointestinal) problems, as well as another dangerous compound called theobromine. The combination of caffeine and theobromine can affect your dog's gastrointestinal system, n...

Outdoor Hazards
Before you let your pooch out to play, be aware of the dangers that exist in her own backyard. Your dog may love to loll in the grass and dig in the dirt, but unsupervised outdoor romps carry risks. You may need to address the following hazards. ExposureE...

The Chilling Effects of Chocolate
Halloween. Children are let loose on the streets of their respective towns and cities in quest of their favorite tooth-decaying treasures. It's a night of sweets, treats, tricks, and scary costumes - everything strange and fascinating. Add your dog to the...

Halloween Pet Tips
Here are some important things to keep in mind during the Halloween holiday: Don't share Halloween candy with your pets. Chocolate is toxic to dogs and cats, and other candy could damage their teeth and overall health. Make sure when the kids come back...

First Aid Essentials
You never know when your pet may stub a toe - or something worse. So be prepared. Buy a first-aid kit or create one for your pet by gathering up the following items and storing them together in a convenient place. Your list of emergency phone numbers:...

Outdoor Hazards for Puppies
For adventuresome puppies, the great outdoors offers new and exciting places to explore. However, unsupervised playtime outside, in your backyard, also poses some risks to your frisky little pet, so look out for the following hazards to ensure your puppy'...

Easter Holiday Health Hazards
Easter may be over, but the goodies that it brings may still be lingering throughout the house and causing potential dangers to your furry family members. Cats and dogs are often attracted to the foods, baskets, grasses, and plants that are a part of th...

Common Household Dangers
A PETCO Companion Animal Care Sheet developed with and approved by a Qualified Veterinarian Your dog is a trusting animal by nature. It does cross her mind that something could be dangerous. As her owner it is your responsibility to make sure her enviro...

Dogs and Children Safety
A PETCO Companion Animal Care Sheet developed with and approved by a Qualified Veterinarian The relationship between a dog and a child can be magical, but it's not automatic. Prevent upsetting or tragic situations by teaching your children and your dog h...

Outdoor Dog Safety
A PETCO Companion Animal Care Sheet developed with and approved by a Qualified Veterinarian Dogs love to be outside, especially if you are out there with them. Keep your dog safe by following a few simple guidelines, and make outdoor time fun for both of...

Lost Dog!
A Petco Companion Animal Care Sheet developed with and approved by a Qualified Veterinarian For many people, dogs are more than just pets. They're members of the family. Losing a dog can cause panic, fear, and heartache. An ounce of prevention is worth a...

Disaster Planning
Proper preparation for a disaster will help ensure the safety of your family and pets.