Tips for your Dog’s Safety
As a pawrent, you don’t really get to take days off. You’re responsible to provide a loving and safe environment for your dog from the moment you bring them into your home. But what does that look like? There are going to be things that come up that you may not know how to deal with or maybe you were unaware of. That’s why we wrote this blog. Here are some general dog safety tips that you can keep in mind to provide your dog with a safe environment for them to thrive in.
5 Dog Safety Tips
When it comes to your dog’s safety, a safe leash should be a priority from the beginning. There are superior leashes, and you don’t want your dog to wiggle its way out of a leash and scramble into the streets. We did a blog on secure and non-secure leashes that you can check out here. Having a secure leash increases dog safety while walking. That way, you don’t leave anything up to chance.
PRO TIP: If you’ve been walking with a traditional clasp leash, upgrade the clasp and get a harness. A harness gives you the most control over your dog when you’re out on a walk, and trust us, when you’re out walking your dog, you need to be the one in control.
Walk at the Best Time of Day
During the summer months in NYC, it’s best to walk your dog during the morning and the evening. Temperatures are coolest at that time. Dogs are sensitive to temperature, especially when it’s hot. So when you walk earlier and later in the day, you can avoid burning hot pavement.
But now we’re heading into the cooler months here in NYC. While it may not be cold enough now to warrant any changes to your dog walking routine, there’s going to come a time when it’s best to get your dog walks in during the warmest parts of the day. Keep that in mind as we transition into fall and winter.
PRO TIP: If you use a dog walking company like Empire Of Paws and you know your dog has a sensitivity to the weather, you can schedule your dog walks to accommodate that.
You never know what’s going to happen when you’re a pawrent. There may come a time when you notice that your dog is acting funny or their behavior changes. God forbid there ever comes a time when you need to perform doggie CPR, but it does happen. The best thing you can do when it comes to your dog’s safety is to be aware and attentive. If you notice your dog is having trouble breathing or walking or maybe they aren’t drinking water or eating, these are signs that your dog may need more attention.
Certain times of year in NYC require protection for your dog’s paws. When it’s hot, the pavement picks up the heat. And if it’s 80 degrees outside, the pavement is more like 100-115 degrees. The same goes for when it’s cold. When it snows in NYC, the ice and salt on the ground can damage your dog’s paws.
Paw protection is paramount to dog safety. Damage to your dog’s paws can lead to a trip to the doggie doctor, and no one wants to do that if they don’t have to. Be mindful of the temperature so your dog’s paws don’t get injured.
PRO TIP: A good rule of thumb to abide by is if it’s too hot or cold for you to walk barefoot, your dog shouldn’t be walking barefoot either. You can get doggie paw protectors here.
PRO TIP: Sometimes things happen and you won’t have time to rush to the vet. If your dog stops breathing you can administer doggie CPR, but you need to be informed first. We hope that day never comes, but if it does, watching this video might help you if that situation ever arises.
Reliable Pet Sitter
When you create a safe environment for your dog, you are not only contributing to their safety but their overall happiness as well. Bringing new people into your dog’s life can be tricky, depending on your dog. When you need to leave your dog or need some assistance throughout the week, most likely you’ll look for a dog walking or dog sitting company in Queens & Manhattan.
But not all dog sitters and dog walkers in Queens & Manhattan are created equal, and you need to keep that in mind when you’re trying to find someone to take care of your dog. If you work with a reliable dog walking company like Empire Of Paws, you won’t need to worry about your dog’s safety. Because we don’t just walk your dog, we love and protect them.
PRO TIP: Do your due diligence when you’re trying to find a dog walker or dog sitter in Queens & Manhattan. The internet can provide lots of information, but there’s nothing wrong with asking for testimonials or to be put in touch with clients that use the services currently so you can investigate for yourself. You want to have the warm and fuzzies when you leave your dog with someone, so make sure you choose a company or service that makes you feel that way.
Safest Dog Walkers and Dog Sitters in Forest Hills, Queens & Manhattan
We take your dog’s safety very seriously. Our Queens & Manhattan dog walkers and dog sitters are insured and bonded and they’re trained to take care of your dog. We are prompt, reliable and trustworthy and when you entrust us with your dog, we provide the best care possible. Next time you need an extra hand throughout the week, contact us. We’re happy to provide you with whatever dog sitting or dog walking services you may need. And just know that we put your dog’s safety above all else when they’re in our loving care.