Buying the correct collar for your dog can be a very confusing process. There are several types available such as flat collars, Martingales and a variety of harnesses, to name a few. Also, if you have a puppy, it is imperative that you check the collar every week to ensure it does not become too tight – puppies grow quickly!
It helps to have some good advice prior to your shopping trip. We would like to share this article by the BCSPCA as it is a great resource for others when purchasing a suitable collar for their loved one. We do not recommend purchasing a choke, prong or shock collar for your pet. These types of collars are hazardous to your pet, as the article explains.
I have seen people leave their dogs in the car during a heatwave all too often in the city. Why is it people forget that it only takes minutes for a dog to dangerously overheat? During extreme heatwaves, I choose to walk my dog during the coolest parts of the day, and keep him hydrated as much as possible.
I found the following article on the BCSPCA website. It is very informative and full of great tips to keep your dog safe during the summer. If you have any tips or additional advice, please share them on our blog for others to follow.
Help me in spreading the message to keep our loved ones safe!