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About TopDog

I believe your dog is part of the family and deserves the same high quality, safe products that you demand for yourself and the rest of your family. My commitment to eco friendly and safe pet products is a reflection of my dedication to a greener earth and healthy pets. I search far and wide to find the best dog products and supplies for your pup from companies with a commitment to sustainable, eco friendly, non-toxic pet products.

Purina One Beyond Dog Food Recall

August 30, 2013 – Nestlé Purina PetCare Company of St. Louis, MO has announced it is voluntarily recalling a limited number of 3.5 pound bags of Purina One Beyond due to possible contamination with Salmonella bacteria.
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Purina One Beyond Our White Meat Chicken and Whole Barley Recipe Adult Dry Dog Food from a single production run was shipped to retail customers in the United States.

Only one bag of the product was found to be contaminated.

No additional Purina or Purina ONE dog or cat products are involved in this recall at this time.

And according to the company, no salmonella-related illness has been reported to date in association with this product.

What’s Being Recalled?

The only product being recalled in this event is Purina ONE beyOnd Our White Meat Chicken & Whole Barley Recipe Adult Dry Dog Food in the 3.5 pound bag size.

The affected product contains both a “Best By” date and production code shown below:

  • Bag Size = 3.5 pounds
  • Best By Date = OCT 2014
  • Production Code = 31071083
  • UPC Code = 17800 12679

The “Best By” Date and the Production Code are found on the back or bottom of the bag.

About Salmonella

Salmonella can affect animals eating the product, and there is a risk to humans from handling contaminated products.

People handling contaminated dry pet food can become infected with Salmonella, especially if they have not thoroughly washed their hands after having contact with surfaces exposed to this product.

Healthy people infected with Salmonella should monitor themselves for the following symptoms: nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, abdominal cramping and fever.

Rarely, Salmonella can result in more serious ailments including arterial infections, endocarditis, arthritis, muscle pain, eye irritation and urinary tract symptoms.

Consumers exhibiting these signs after having contact with this product should contact their healthcare providers.

Pets with Salmonella infections may exhibit decreased appetite, fever and abdominal pain. If left untreated, pets may be lethargic and have diarrhea or bloody diarrhea, fever and vomiting.

Infected but otherwise healthy pets can be carriers and infect other animals or humans. If your pet has consumed the recalled product and has these symptoms, please contact your veterinarian.

What to Do?

Consumers who have purchased Purina ONE beyOnd Our White Meat Chicken & Whole Barley Recipe Adult Dry Dog Food products with the specific “Best By” Date and Production Code shoulddiscontinue feeding the product and discard it.

For further information or to obtain a product refund, consumers are asked to call Nestle Purina toll-free at 800-473-8546, 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

You can report complaints about FDA-regulated pet food products by calling the consumer complaint coordinator in your area.

Or go to http://www.fda.gov/petfoodcomplaints.

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Iams and Eukanuba Dog Food Recalled

The Procter & Gamble Company (P&G) has voluntarily recalled specific lots of dry pet food because they have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella. These lots were distributed in the United States and represent roughly one-tenth of one percent (0.1%) of annual production. No Salmonella-related illnesses have been reported to date in association with these product lots.

Salmonella can affect animals eating the products and there is risk to humans from handling contaminated pet products, especially if they have not thoroughly washed their hands after having contact with the products or any surfaces exposed to these products.

Healthy people infected with Salmonella should monitor themselves for some or all of the following symptoms: nausea, vomiting, diarrhea or bloody diarrhea, abdominal cramping and fever. Rarely, Salmonella can result in more serious ailments, including arterial infections, endocarditis, arthritis, muscle pain, eye irritation, and urinary tract symptoms. Consumers exhibiting these signs after having contact with this product should contact their healthcare providers.

Pets with Salmonella infections may be lethargic and have diarrhea or bloody diarrhea, fever, and vomiting. Some pets will have only decreased appetite, fever and abdominal pain. Infected but otherwise healthy pets can be carriers and infect other animals or humans. If your pet has consumed the recalled product and has these symptoms, please contact your veterinarian.

This issue is limited to the specific dry pet food lot codes listed below. This affects roughly one-tenth of one percent (0.1%) of total annual production. The affected product was distributed to select retailers across the United States. These products were made during a 10-day window at a single manufacturing site. P&G’s routine testing determined that some products made during this timeframe have the potential for Salmonella contamination. As a precautionary measure, P&G is recalling the potentially impacted products made during this timeframe. No other dry dog food, dry cat food, dog or cat canned wet food, biscuits/treats or supplements are affected by this announcement.

P&G is retrieving these products as a precautionary measure. Consumers who purchased a product listed below should stop using the product and discard it and contact P&G toll-free at 800-208-0172 (Monday – Friday, 9 AM to 6 PM ET), or via website at www.iams.com or www.eukanuba.com. Media Contact: Jason Taylor, 513-622-1111.

Products affected by this announcement:

EUKANUBA DRY DOG FOODS
Description Size Lot Code UPC Code Best-by Date
Eukanuba Dog Food Base Large Breed Mature Adult 15 LB 31874177 19014270156 6Nov14
30 LB 31874177 19014270309 6Nov14
Eukanuba Dog Food Base Maintenance Mature Adult 30 LB 31954177 19014149308 14Nov14
Eukanuba Dog Food Base Maintenance Puppy 16.5 LB 31884177 19014042234 7Nov14
33 LB 31884177 19014609468 7Nov14
5 LB 31884177 19014039852 7Nov14
Eukanuba Dog Food Base Small Breed Adult 16 LB 31904177 19014010516 9Nov14
4 LB 31904177 19014039722 9Nov14
Eukanuba Dog Food Base Small Breed Puppy 16 LB 31944177 19014010509 13Nov14
4 LB 31874177 19014039678 6Nov14
40 LB 31874177 19014011070 6Nov14
31944177 19014011070 13Nov14
Eukanuba Dog Food Breed Specific Boxer Adult 36 LB 31944177 19014019588 13Nov14
31954177 19014019588 14Nov14
Eukanuba Dog Food Breed Specific Chihuahua Adult 4 LB 31884177 19014607037 7Nov14
Eukanuba Dog Food Breed Specific Labrador Retriever Adult 36 LB 31954177 19014019564 14Nov14
Eukanuba Dog Food Premium Performance 30/20 Adult 33 LB 31884177 19014609475 7Nov14
Eukanuba Dog Food Professional Feeding Bag Small Breed Puppy 44 LB 31874177 19014113194 6Nov14
Eukanuba Dog Food Weight Control Large Breed Adult 30 LB 31894177 19014269303 8Nov14
31924177 19014269303 11Nov14
IAMS DRY DOG FOODS
Description Size Lot Code UPC Code Best-by Date
Iams Dog Food Healthy Naturals Chicken Adult 13.3 LB 31884177 19014612017 7Nov14
31904177 19014612017 9Nov14
31924177 19014612017 11Nov14
31934177 19014612017 12Nov14
31944177 19014612017 13Nov14
2.9 LB 31944177 19014700165 13Nov14
25.7 LB 31884177 19014700646 7Nov14
31894177 19014700646 8Nov14
31904177 19014700646 9Nov14
31914177 19014700646 10Nov14
31934177 19014700646 12Nov14
5 LB 31904177 19014612635 9Nov14
31914177 19014612635 10Nov14
Iams Dog Food Healthy Naturals Weight Control Adult 13.3 LB 31894177 19014612024 8Nov14
Iams Dog Food Premium Protection Chicken Adult 12.1 LB 31894177 19014611362 8Nov14
Iams Dog Food ProActive Health Large Breed Mature Adult 30 LB 31884177 19014611331 7Nov14
Iams Dog Food ProActive Health Large Breed Senior Plus 13.3 LB 31934177 19014612000 12Nov14
26.2 LB 31934177 19014700615 12Nov14
Iams Dog Food ProActive Health Large Chunks Adult 15 LB 31944177 19014610815 13Nov14
Iams Dog Food ProActive Health Small Breed Adult 13.3 LB 31874177 19014610990 6Nov14
31894177 19014610990 8Nov14
31924177 19014610990 11Nov14
3.1 LB 31874177 19014700110 6Nov14
31894177 19014700110 8Nov14
5 LB 31874177 19014612055 6Nov14
31894177 19014612055 8Nov14
31924177 19014612055 11Nov14
Iams Dog Food ProActive Health Small Breed Puppy 5 LB 31904177 19014700943 9Nov14
IAMS DRY CAT FOODS
Description Size Lot Code UPC Code Best-by Date
Iams Cat Food Healthy Naturals Chicken Adult 16 LB 31874177 19014611881 6Nov14
31944177 19014611881 13Nov14
5 LB 31874177 19014612697 6Nov14
31944177 19014612697 13Nov14
Iams Cat Food Healthy Naturals Weight Control Adult 5 LB 31894177 19014612703 8Nov14
Iams Cat Food ProActive Health Chicken Adult 10.8 LB 31864177 19014612086 5Nov14
31904177 19014612086 9Nov14
31914177 19014612086 10Nov14
31924177 19014612086 11Nov14
31944177 19014612086 13Nov14
17.4 LB 31864177 19014611836 5Nov14
31864177 19014611836 5Nov14
31914177 19014611836 10Nov14
31924177 19014611836 11Nov14
31944177 19014611836 13Nov14
3.2 LB 31904177 19014612659 9Nov14
31924177 19014612659 11Nov14
31934177 19014612659 12Nov14
31944177 19014612659 13Nov14
5.7 LB 31864177 19014612499 5Nov14
31914177 19014612499 10Nov14
31924177 19014612499 11Nov14
31944177 19014612499 13Nov14
6.3 LB 31944177 19014611621 13Nov14
Iams Cat Food ProActive Health Chicken Kitten 17.4 LB 31904177 19014611867 9Nov14
3.2 LB 31904177 19014612628 9Nov14
31954177 19014612628 14Nov14
5.7 LB 31904177 19014612505 9Nov14
31904177 19014612505 9Nov14
31954177 19014612505 14Nov14
Iams Cat Food ProActive Health Digestive Care Adult 16 LB 31904177 19014611904 9Nov14
31954177 19014611904 14Nov14
3 LB 31904177 19014700202 9Nov14
31954177 19014700202 14Nov14
5 LB 31904177 19014612451 9Nov14
31954177 19014612451 14Nov14
Iams Cat Food ProActive Health Hairball Adult 16 LB 31874177 19014611911 6Nov14
31954177 19014611911 14Nov14
3.1 LB 31884177 19014700219 7Nov14
31914177 19014700219 10Nov14
31954177 19014700219 14Nov14
5 LB 31874177 19014612420 6Nov14
31884177 19014612420 7Nov14
31914177 19014612420 10Nov14
31934177 19014612420 12Nov14
31954177 19014612420 14Nov14
9.8 LB 31894177 19014612161 8Nov14
31914177 19014612161 10Nov14
Iams Cat Food ProActive Health Hairball Mature Adult 5 LB 31954177 19014612604 14Nov14
Iams Cat Food ProActive Health Weight Control & Hairball Adult 16 LB 31884177 19014612147 7Nov14
31914177 19014612147 10Nov14
31924177 19014612147 11Nov14
31934177 19014612147 12Nov14
31944177 19014612147 13Nov14
2.9 LB 31914177 19014700240 10Nov14
31924177 19014700240 11Nov14
31934177 19014700240 12Nov14
31944177 19014700240 13Nov14
31954177 19014700257 14Nov14
5 LB 31884177 19014612789 7Nov14
31914177 19014612789 10Nov14
31924177 19014612789 11Nov14
31934177 19014612789 12Nov14
31954177 19014612789 14Nov14
5.5 LB 31924177 19014611652 11Nov14
9.8 LB 31884177 19014612130 7Nov14
31914177 19014612130 10Nov14
31924177 19014612130 11Nov14
31934177 19014612130 12Nov14
31944177 19014612130 13Nov14
Iams Cat Food ProActive Health Weight Control Adult 16 LB 31874177 19014612178 6Nov14
31934177 19014612178 12Nov14
5 LB 31874177 19014612680 6Nov14
31934177 19014612680 12Nov14
9.8 LB 31874177 19014612123 6Nov14
Iams Cat Food Professional Feeding Bag Chicken Adult 33 LB 31914177 19014105458 10Nov14
31944177 19014105458 13Nov14

About Procter & Gamble
P&G serves approximately 4.8 billion people around the world with its brands. The Company has one of the strongest portfolios of trusted, quality, leadership brands, including Ace®, Always®, Ambi Pur®, Ariel®, Bounty®, Charmin®, Crest®, Dawn®, Downy®, Duracell®, Fairy®, Febreze®, Fusion®, Gain®, Gillette®, Head & Shoulders®, Iams®, Lenor®, Mach3®, Olay®, Oral-B®, Pampers®, Pantene®, Prestobarba®, SK-II®, Tide®, Vicks®, Wella® and Whisper®. The P&G community includes operations in approximately 70 countries worldwide. Please visit http://www.pg.com for the latest news and in-depth information about P&G and its brands.

Contact:

Procter & Gamble
P&G Consumer Relations, 800-208-0172

Stuff Your Own Dog Bed

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We’re happy to announce a new line of eco-friendly dog beds, now available at pupsplace.com!

The Change-a-Cover dog beds from P.L.A.Y. make for happy pups and happy pet parents!

Step 1: Choose round or rectangular dog bed style

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Step 2: Choose your favorite Change-a-Cover pattern

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See more styles…

Step 3: Choose appropriate size bed for your dog

Small < 20 lbs
Medium < 60 lbs
Large < 110 lbs

Step 4: Stuff with your old clothes and towels for a comfy new dog bed that cuts down on production of new materials

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These beds make for easy cleaning because now you can wash the “stuffing”!

  • Made from 100% natural cotton covering is soft, breathable and allergy-free
  • Furniture-grade craftsmanship and even-basting stitching ensures dog-years of use
  • Custom-made P.L.A.Y. zipper makes it easy to slip cover off for washing or replacement for a new style
  • Made in a facility that meets the strict quality standards for infant and children products
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Dogswell Recalls Dog and Cat Jerky Treats

July 26, 2013 — Arthur Dogswell LLC has today announced it is voluntarily withdrawing certain Dogswell and Catswell brand duck or chicken jerky treats with a “Best Before” date of January 28th, 2015 (or any earlier date).
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The vast majority of these products were distributed via retail stores and mail order companies before March 1st, 2013.

Original post by MIKE SAGMAN at http://www.dogfoodadvisor.com/dog-food-recall/dogswell-withdraws-dog-cat-jerky-treats/

These products may contain trace amounts of an antibiotic residue that has not been approved for use in the United States.

According to a letter posted by Dogswell, the affected jerky treats were made in China.

There is no evidence that products containing trace amounts of this antibiotic pose a health risk for pets or humans.

The company is taking this action after learning this week that the New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets (NYSDAM) found trace amounts of the additive during a routine product sampling.

Antibiotics are commonly used, both in the USA and other markets, when raising animals fit for human consumption. And the antibiotic in question is accepted for use in poultry in other parts of the world.

What’s Being Recalled?

The withdrawn products include Chicken Breast and Duck Breast jerky marketed under the following brand names:

  • Breathies
  • Happy Heart
  • Happy Hips
  • Mellow Mut
  • Shape Up
  • Veggie Life
  • Vitality
  • Vitakitty

The affected products contain a “Best Before” (or earlier) date of January 28th, 2015. No other products are affected.

Additionally, Chicken Breast and Duck Breast jerky products with a “Best Before” date of January 29th, 2015 and later have been fully tested for these antibiotics and are not affected.

The “Best Before” date can be found stamped in black ink on the back of the package on the bottom right hand side.

Company Statement

According to company spokesperson, Brad Armistead…

“We encourage our customers to reach out to us with any questions about this withdrawal.

“It is important for consumers to know that all Dogswell and Catswell products remaining on the market are safe for dogs and cats to consume and enjoy as directed.

“Since January, the company has been using state-of-the-art testing procedures to ensure that our chicken and duck products do not contain these unapproved antibiotics.”

What to Do?

In the event a consumer is in possession of any of the affected products, he or she should contact Dogswell to arrange for a full refund by calling 1-888-559-8833 from 8 AM to 5 PM PT, Monday through Friday.

You can report complaints about FDA-regulated pet food products by calling the consumer complaint coordinator in your area.

Or go to http://www.fda.gov/petfoodcomplaints.

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Best Hemp Dog Toys

Why choose hemp dog toys?

Hemp products are TOUGH and much stronger than cotton dog toys so they hold up longer, meaning you buy less toys.

Hemp products are NATURALLY anti-bacterial, anti-microbial, mildew-free and rot-free so they stay clean and smell free, meaning a healthy toy choice for your dog and less need for washing.

Hemp is a plant and is 100% BIODEGRADABLE which makes it easy on the earth at the end of its useful life. No worry about the toys spending hundreds of years taking up space in landfills.

Our Top 3 Hemp Dog Toys

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1. Eco-Owl Hemp Dog Toy

You are your dog’s best friend. The Eco Owl Buddy will be his second-best friend. It’s a natural hemp dog toy for him to carry around and snuggle with.

  • Outer layer: 100% natural, sustainable HEMP canvas
  • Inner layer: organic wool
  • Non-toxic, lead free, chemical free
  • Machine washable and dryable

Learn more or buy now.

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2. Hemp Rope Dog Toy

Not that attractive but what the hemp rope dog toy lacks in the looks department it more than makes up for in their charm. Dogs love these ropes – absolutely love them. Plus you can feel great about providing an earth-friendly toy for your earth-loving dog!

  • 100% Romanian grown hemp
  • Handmade in USA

Learn more or buy now.

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3. Eco-Rattler Hemp Dog Toy

We have answered the demand for durable squeak toys for dogs. The Eco Rattler, made of durable HEMP canvas, has a double-sewn safety squeaker. And it floats for extra fun in the water!

  • Outer layer: 100% natural, sustainable HEMP canvas
  • Inner layer: organic wool
  • Naturally anti-bacterial, anti microbial
  • Machine washable and dryable

Learn more or buy now.

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Summer Hazards For Dogs

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Summer fun can also bring a whole new set of warm weather hazards for your dog. According to the ASPCA, these are a few of the top hazards and below are the reasons why.

Animal Toxins:

Certain species of toads, insects, spiders, snakes and scorpions call all be very dangerous to dogs. Even just mouthing a toad or drinking water that a toad sat in could lead to possible death by poisoning. Read more at petpoisonhelpline.com/poison/toads.

Although many spiders are harmless, the black widow and brown recluse spider can be lethal. Don’t let your dog play with spiders or other insects.

Outdoor Plants and Bulbs:

The list of plants and bulbs that can be toxic to dogs is far too long to include here. Make sure to take a good inventory of your yard and any outdoor space your pet spends time in and remove any plants that are unsafe. A complete list of plants that are poisonous to your dog are listed here.

Swimming Pool Treatment Supplies:

Pool chemicals are dangerous in two forms. Don’t let your dog drink the pool water and make sure stored chemicals are safely out of your dog’s access.

Fly Baits with Methomyl:

Methomyl is an insecticide that is highly toxic to pets as well as humans. Because Methomyl is also toxic if inhaled, make sure your pets are not exposed to them in any space.

Slug and Snail Baits with Metaldehyde:

Metaldehyde is a popular insecticide found in multiple forms including: pellets, liquids, pelleted baits, wettable powders, and granules so it may be difficult to keep track of. It is toxic to all species. Without treatment this poisoning can be deadly.

Blue-green Algae:

Found in both fresh water and salt water. Don’t let your dogs swim in or ingest water that has the appearance of pea soup. Dogs can die within an hour of ingestion. For more information on the seriousness of this summer toxin visit petpoisonhelpline.com/poison/blue-green-algae.

Citronella Candles:

Citronella candles, insect coils and oil products can produce stomach irritation in dogs, and possibly cause central nervous system depression. Keep them well out of reach of dogs.

 Cocoa Mulch:

Yes it smells good but this product of chocolate production still contains methylxanthine, the part of chocolate and coffee that is poisonous to dogs. Dogs have varying reactions to methylxanthine, best to play it safe and avoid use of cocoa mulch.

Compost Piles:

Although we love the green aspect of composting, make sure your compost piles are well fenced off. Decaying organic matter can be toxic to pets and wildlife, even small amounts can lead to serious illness within as little as 3o minutes.

Fertilizers:

Fertilizers can contain a wide variety of dangerous ingredients that are toxic to dogs. Read more about the common signs to watch for from fertilizer poisoning at petpoisonhelpline.com/poison/fertilizers.

Flea Products:

Carefully read any flea and tick product prior to applying to your pet, your self, your home or your yard. When used incorrectly these products can result in serious illness or even death. For alternatives to traditional flea and tick medicines check out these options in the Pup’s Place grooming section.

If you suspect your dog has come into contact with any of these items or is showing any signs of   illness or poisoning contact your vet immediately. 

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Favorite 4th of July Dog Toys

A little patriotic Red, White and Blue fun for the pups – of course all these dog toys are Made in USA!

Our Top 3 Patriotic Dog Toys

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1. Double Tug Dog Toy

Great for training, tug, schutzhund, agility, flyball, ultimate vertical and just plain 4th of July fun!

  • No metal or squeakers
  • Made from pre-consumer recycled materials
  • Made in USA

Buy now.

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2. Glow in the Dark Whistle Dog Ball

OOOOOHHHH! AHHHHHHHH! WHIZZZZZZZZZ! Just like a firework, this fun dog ball glows in the dark and whistles! Making your holiday fun even more joyous!

  • Non Toxic
  • Recyclable
  • Made in USA

Buy now.

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3. Frequent Flyer Dog Toy

Flying high as the fireworks (well almost) – this great dog toy flys, squeaks and floats! Extra tough, made from pre-consumer recycled fire hose.

  • Safe and Strong Construction
  • Machine Washable
  • Made in USA

Buy now.

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7 Tips for a Dog Safe 4th of July

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I’ve heard it said, and am not surprised, that more dogs run away on July 4th than any other day of the year. The booms, thuds and bright lights of fireworks that make us go “Oooooh” and “Ahhhhhh” make dogs say “Get me out of here” and that’s precisely what they try to do. They want to avoid the chaos and go somewhere calm, little do they realize that running in any random direction will do them no good. So PLEASE, this 4th of July take some extra precautions to keep your pups safe.

Seven Tips for a Safe July 4 with your Dog

1. ID

Double check to make sure your dogs are wearing their ID tags with a properly fitting collar. I know I’m guilty of letting mine roam the yard without them on ocassion but for the few days before and after the 4th they are mandatory. Just in case tips 2-7 fall through, this is your backup. (I also recommend you considering microchipping since collars and tags can get lost just as easily as a dog. Our dogs have HomeAgain but I believe there are several options on the market.)

2. Exercise

Help your dog burn off some extra energy with a long walk or run earlier in the day. Burning off some extra energy will help them relax and timing this for earlier in the day lessons the chance of any stray fireworks. Be prepared with an extra grip on the leash though as youth with whipper snappers (a.k.a. whip-its, snappers, poppers, whip ‘n pops) often start earlier in the day.

3. Stay

Keep your dogs inside. If at all possible, especially if you have a dog with a history of anxiety, stay home with her. Resist all temptations to take dogs to fireworks with you, it is never a good idea. If you need to take your dog outside for a bathroom break, keep them on a leash – even in your fenced yard and have a flashlight ready in case she bolts on you.

4. Protect

Keep windows, curtains and doors shut. If you have guests make sure they are aware that all pets need to stay inside and should only be escorted out by you. Keeping the doors and windows shut will stop any escapes and will also help cut down on noise that may cause your dog anxiety. Keeping curtains shut will help block out the bright, flashing lights.

5. Provide

Provide a safe place for dogs to chill out. Many dogs prefer to retreat to small enclosed areas when stressed or frightened, if your dog is comfortable in a crate make sure you provide them that option.

6. Avoid

Keep fireworks away from dogs. Do not set off fireworks near or around your pets. Aside from the danger of your pets running away, your pets curiosity may prove a dangerous combination with open flames and explosives. Keep your dogs safely inside. Even unlit fireworks can be dangerous to dogs if chewed or ingested so keep them out of reach.

7. Distract

A favorite toy or special treat can help distract from firework chaos. To make the treat last longer try one of the coolest toys we’ve found. The gimme gummy has a hollow center that can be filled with treats and frozen or is even OVEN safe to 450 degrees so you can also bake treats right inside! How awesome is that?! Check out treat and stuffing recipes here!

Made of extra durable food grade silicone, the gimme gummy by Safe Made Pet Products is safe for use in the dishwasher to clean and sanitize.  And as with all safemade™ products, the gimme gummy is tested to ASTM guidelines for safety for children’s toys and the CPSIA (Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act) standards for lead and phthalates—so you know it’s not only safe for your pet, but for every member of your family. Buy now.