Spend Valentine’s Day with someone who loves you unconditionally — your dog. Celebrate with a meal out, a hike or a day at the spa.
Holidays can be a fun and joyous time but unfortunately most pose dangers for dogs.
Holiday dangers: Plan to protect your pup from dog holiday dangers. Common holiday dangers include food, parties, decorations, and travel.
Valentine's Day safety tips: Keep your dog safe from flowers, treats, and alcohol.
Easter foods: Keep chocolate, raisins, and wine -- popular Easter foods dangerous for dogs -- away from your pet. Consult your vet immediately.
Fourth of July dangers: Chicken bones that wind up lodged in your dog's throat, firecrackers tied to tails or dogs that are hit by cars trying to escape holiday noise.
Halloween: Keep candy, decorations out of reach. Keep all pets inside, away from danger or anyone seeking to cause trouble on Halloween.
This year, make a New Year’s resolution both you and your dog can enjoy. Spend more time together — take walks, car rides and run errands.
Eco-friendly dog gifts include wearable tech, dog-friendly apps and grooming supplies that will help keep your dog happy and healthy.
Don’t give a dog as a surprise holiday gift. Involve the future owner in the research if you choose to give a dog as a gift.
Gifts dogs would give: books, traction-supplying footwear and more time with you living in the moment and making the most of every day.
Choose a great holiday dog gift for your pup. Consider agility classes, a good long hike, homemade dog treats or stuffed toys.
Keep dangerous decor out of reach for dogs, cats and little ones. If possible, avoid using any harmful plants and instead decorate with dog-friendly plants.
When preparing for the holidays — whether parties or long-stay guests, be sure you make time to use training to ensure good canine holiday behavior.
Puppy Christmas decorating dangers include trees, poinsettias, wreaths and more. Puppies will chew on ornaments, eat tinsel and gnaw on power cords.
Plan a dog-friendly Halloween that considers your dog’s temperament and confidence level. Don’t push her into a situation that could frighten the dog.