October 26, 2017

Dogs break (or fracture) bones for a lot of reasons. Often they break due to traffic accidents or incidents such as falls. Sometimes the bone isn’t broken at all, but is pulled out of its socket (dislocation).

Fractures are typically classified as either “open” or “clos...

October 19, 2017

Many plants are toxic to dogs. For this reason, it’s always a good idea to discourage them from chewing on or ingesting any vegetation, especially the following plants.

The following plants are the most toxic to dogs and should never be made available to them under any...

October 13, 2017

Treating Animal Bites and Gunshot Wounds in Dogs

Puncture wounds are extremely varied: From small splinters, stickers, and grass awns that break the skin to animal bites and gunshot wounds. They almost always get infected, leading to severe problems under the skin even...

October 13, 2017

“The best thing a family can do in the case of an emergency is be prepared, and that includes having a plan in place for your pets,” said Kostas Kontopanos, President of Hill’s Pet Nutrition North America. “We hope that families take into account some simple steps that...

October 11, 2017

Even the smallest eye injury (a tiny scratch, for example) can develop into an infected wound and loss of vision. Never gamble with your dog's eyesight -- always seek immediate treatment, even for minor eye injuries.

What To Watch For

If you see your dog squinting, avoid...

October 8, 2017

Dogs cough for many reasons, including allergies, tracheal disease (collapse), lung disease, or due to the lodging of a foreign material/object in the windpipe. Though not typically serious in and of itself, coughing may require urgent medical attention if it should pe...

October 8, 2017

First Aid for Electric Shock

Electricity is dangerous, especially around young dogs and incorrigible chewers. However, if your dog suffers an electric shock it is essential that you consider your own safety before helping.

What To Watch For

A convulsing or rigid dog lying...

October 8, 2017

Heart Failure in Dogs

Heart failure (or "congestive heart failure") is a term used in veterinary medicine to describe the heart's inability to pump enough blood throughout the body to keep the circulatory system from "backing up." Not only does this lead to a condition...

October 8, 2017

Despite their thick fur, extreme low temperatures can cause a dog's body temperature to fall, leading to hypothermia. If sustained, low body temperature may lead to several complications and even become fatal. To prevent this, immediate care is paramount.

What To Watch...

October 8, 2017

Onions and Garlic are Bad for your Dog..Beware!!

by Caitlin Ultimo  PetMD.com

      Garlic and onions may be ingredient staples of your favorite dishes-even some dishes that you share with your dog. But you should think twice before letting your pet lick up the rest of...

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