Should dogs wear a seat belt in the car? Does your dog need a jacket in cold weather? There are a lot of different aspects to keeping your dog safe, whether it’s playing at the dog park, going for a walk, driving in the car, or extreme weather. Keep reading about the best ways to keep your dog safe and make practical, informed decisions about dog safety.
Remember Dr. Doolittle? He’s the quirky vet who can talk to his animal patients — so naturally, he’s always been one of my favorite characters. Just imagine how fun it would be to sit down and chat with your dog! Well, you may not be able to shoot the breeze with...read more
No matter if you prefer large dog breeds, short-haired dogs, a medium-sized dog, or a pup size dog who fits in your purse, your pet is an extra-large part of your family. Most dog owners are prepared to do pretty much anything for their furry friend. When winter...read more
Do you know what plants are poisonous to dogs? When it comes to keeping your dog safe, you’re likely vigilant about chocolate, grapes, and xylitol. But have you looked at your garden? Plants poisonous to dogs are everywhere – English ivy, Oleander, and oak trees, for...read more
Dogs are very sociable animals. It’s partly ingrained in them as a descendant of the wolf – an animal whose life is built around its pack. But researchers also believe that we may have (unintentionally) bred a hypersocial personality trait into domesticated dogs over...read more
Can dogs get poison ivy? They definitely can, and poison ivy on dogs is no joke. If you’ve ever brushed up against this plant, you know how the itching and rash can drive you crazy. Well, the same goes for your dog. Here’s some information on how you can tell if your...read more
When the temperature rises, the risk of heat stroke and other health problems rise as well – for humans and pets. That’s why it’s so important to do whatever you can to keep your beloved companion cool and safe during those hot summer months. Here are a few simple...read more
It’s not at all uncommon for a dog owner to slip his or her pet a little human food once in a while. After all, we love our pets and want them to be happy. Of course, while the occasional treat is typically harmless, dogs that eat the wrong things can sometimes...read more
Wintertime can be beautiful... and dangerous at the same time. This is especially true for dogs. Cold weather brings several types of potentially harmful elements. You need to take precautions to observe dog safety and make sure doesn’t get injured or sick when the...read more
While a lot of people love summer, it can actually be a dangerous time of year – not only for you, but your dog as well. Just as you take precautions for yourself and your children when you’re outside during hot weather, you need to take precautions for your pets as...read more
Dogs are one of the most popular household pets in America. With their loving, loyal, and unique personalities, there’s no question how they earned the title of man (and woman’s) best friend! Whether you’ve been around dogs your entire life, you’re a first-time owner, or just want to learn more about this amazing animal, the Dr. Marty Dog Blog is here to help.
The Dr. Marty Pets Dog Blog aims to address all your questions, concerns, and curiosities about dogs. It’s important for dog owners to be well-informed about their companions, and to have a go-to source to answer any questions that arise. That’s what the Dr. Marty Dog Blog is here for! In the blog, you’ll find answers to your questions, as well as questions you didn’t even know you had. From topics such as basic dog care, dog grooming, what can dogs eat, most energetic breeds, best dogs for first time owners, common dog health conditions, and so much more, the Dr. Marty Dog Blog covers all things dog.