You may have heard of the “5 second rule” when taking a dog out for a walk on a hot day. What is it exactly and how is it conducted?
When our walkers take a client’s dog out for a walk, we advise them never to chance any sort of on leash meeting with another dog or a person. On leash meetings can put a dog in an uncomfortable situation, and may cause a dog to respond poorly or negatively Read More
Coyotes are a common predator in New England. You may hear them at night or even spot them during the day. The problem is, there is a lot of misinformation about coyotes, their habits, and what they can or can’t do that may harm your dogs or pets.
We know that our dogs love going for their walks, and when they’ve developed a routine for walks, it can be really hard to break it. Still, your dog’s safety comes before their need to go out for a walk. When is it too cold to bring your dog for Read More
Missing Dogs of Massachusetts – a group that helps people find their dogs that have gone missing – held a survey and posted the results asking all of the people who have lost dogs, “how did your dog get loose?” BlueDog has yet to have too scary of an incident Read More
You may have noticed a lot of mushrooms popping up in your yard this fall. While many fungi are relatively harmless, you should be aware that dogs, curious by nature, can eat anything from sticks to poisonous mushrooms. Just because your dog hasn’t found and ingested mushrooms one year does Read More
Often times we want to share our snacks with our dogs. A cracker is pretty easy to share with your dog without consequence, but what about an apple slice? A carrot? A grape? We go over some of the most common “human foods” that you can — and can’t — Read More
Here at BlueDog, we support the Yellow Dog Project. You may have seen their logo on the front page of our website. Do you know about the Yellow Dog Project and why it’s so great? If you see a dog with a yellow ribbon on his or her leash, it Read More
The 4th of July might be one of your favorite holidays with spending time barbecuing or having fun with friends and family. You might be stoked for the night’s fireworks display, or you might want to shoot off some fireworks for yourself. Fireworks, traditionally, are supposed to be loud and Read More
No one wants to be the person that has to see their dog suffering from heat stroke, but knowing what to look for can help you take swift and appropriate action to help your friend (or someone else’s) when they’re in trouble. Dogs can’t exactly tell us when they’re sick, Read More