Three Important Safety Products for your Dog this Summer

Written by Nicole Martins

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You also need to check up onrepparttar fence once it is installed to make surerepparttar 150867 perimeter wire is in tact,repparttar 150868 batteries in your dog’s collar still work and if your dog has a heavy coat,repparttar 150869 area whererepparttar 150870 collar makes contact is shaven. Also, check withrepparttar 150871 manufacturer aboutrepparttar 150872 radio frequency whether is it FM or AM. FM is preferable as AM tends to pick up stray signals that may give your dog a correction even when he is not nearrepparttar 150873 perimeter ofrepparttar 150874 fence.

Another disadvantage to this type of fence is that it does not keep other animals out. For this reason people often use this type of fence in conjunction with a standard fence to keeprepparttar 150875 dog out of a garden or pool.

Safety Light collars and vests

Safety collars and vests with flashers in general are constructed with reflective fabrics and have a flashing lights attached to them. Some, such asPolyBrite™ collar and leash do more than just reflect light, they generate their own. Bothrepparttar 150876 collar and leash and give off a bright red glow and can also be set to flash. They use a replaceable watch battery that last up to 250 hours, are light weight, and above all – water resistant. You can also find a range of clip on flashing lights, fromrepparttar 150877 more durable and water proof for larger dogs to something very small and light such asrepparttar 150878 Pet Blinker. The clip on flashing lights can also be attached to a child’s coat or belt if needed.

Safety vests are a must forrepparttar 150879 working dog or if you take your dog jogging in poorly lit areas. Also essential for hunting dogs. Besides being constructed of reflective material higher end safety vests generate light and may have a flashing light for added visibility. Summer is a fun time and a great time to get out and run or swim with your pets. Even though you’ve taken safety precautions, shouldrepparttar 150880 unexpected happen to your pets it is always advisable to have pet insurance should you find yourself inrepparttar 150881 emergency room. (see: Whatever you do, have a great time this season.

Nicole Martins is author and publisher of a comprehensive resource guide to the best dog products available online.

Care for your dog's ears.

Written by Ruth Bird

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Hematomas My Golden had one once, a big one, from shaking her head because of her ear condition. My Vet says a hematoma can turn into a very serious condition if not treated. My golden had to have an operation for it. Hematomas are collections of blood. They are common in ears because there doesn't seem to be anything inrepparttar ear to generate enough pressure to stop bleeding until repparttar 150800 ear swells enough with blood. Ear infections, ear mites, fly bite irritation, mosquito bites, allergies and immune mediated diseases have all been implicated as underlying causes for this problem. Anything that causesrepparttar 150801 dog to flap its ears can make this happen and it appears to occur spontaneously in a number of dogs. Large hematomas should be treated surgically or medically. Surgery usually involves making an incision onrepparttar 150802 inner aspect ofrepparttar 150803 ear and drainingrepparttar 150804 blood, removing any blood clots that are left and then suturingrepparttar 150805 two sides ofrepparttar 150806 ear together by putting sutures allrepparttar 150807 way through it, in a "mattress" pattern. Sometimes it is possible just to place a drain and massagerepparttar 150808 blood out ofrepparttar 150809 ear daily until it heals. If you use a commercial ear product please make sure it is of good quality and please make sure it isrepparttar 150810 proper product forrepparttar 150811 condition. So many dogs have had tremendous ear pain and complications because ofrepparttar 150812 wrong product, orrepparttar 150813 wrong use of a product. An educated dog owner isrepparttar 150814 best kind of dog owner.

My name is Ruth Bird, and I am the owner of 3 dogs, 2 are Registered Therapy Visiting Dogs, my third dog is blind. My passions are health for people and pets and promoting a happy, healthy and wealthy lifestyle.

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