Health & Safety

The ASPCA has a Poison Control Center (go to along with an online page discussing common dog diseases.


Muzzle Up Project is a great resource for anyone considering a muzzle for their dog. The site includes info on how to train your dog to be comfortable in a muzzle. Some good reasons for muzzles are:

  • Dogs who eat rocks, socks, or other non-food items that can be toxic or cause expensive and life-threatening surgeries.
  • Dogs who are nervous of other dogs, and the muzzle is a great visual cue letting people know your dog needs space.