Kimberly Alt

Worms In Dogs: Symptoms, Treatment & Prevention

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There are a wide variety of worms that can infect your dog. Although many of the symptoms are similar, each requires a specific type of medication for treatment. When an inappropriate medication is used to treat worms, infestations can return or worsen in severity, causing additional medical complications. Some of the worms that commonly affect dogs include heartworms, roundworms, tapeworms, hookworms and whipworms…

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What Is Canine Bloat? Symptoms, Causes & Treatment

Dog laying on back in grass (caption: What Is Canine Bloat?)

Canine bloat is a fast-acting, life-threatening illness that requires emergency veterinary treatment. Knowing the symptoms beforehand is extremely important, so you can detect it early and get your dog the care he needs. If you notice symptoms soon enough, your dog may be one of the few dogs to survive this terrible disease. Also, learning how to prevent canine bloat can help protect your dog from this scary disease.

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Pros And Cons Of An Invisible Fence Collar

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An invisible dog fence, also called an electric fence, is a wired fence placed underground. This creates an electrically charged boundary that keeps your pet within the confines of your yard without a physical fence. It is connected digitally to an invisible fence collar that the dog wears around its neck. So how exactly does an invisible fence work and what are its pros and cons?

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Cakes For Dogs: Let Your Pup Dig In

Dog in Party Hat

Pets have crossed the line from the animal world into the human world. It is not uncommon for people to refer to their pets as their “children”. We see evidence of this in the market of pet-related products from fashionable clothing and high-end accessories to pet insurance and pet cemeteries. It is no wonder that people also want to include their pets in family celebrations complete with party favors and cakes…

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What To Do If My Dog Can’t Get Up

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Witnessing your dog being unable to stand up suddenly can be very alarming. This can happen as dogs age, or it could be the result of an injury or illness. Instead of brushing it off and seeing if it gets better with time, call your vet and schedule an appointment immediately. It could be something you can fix, but you don’t want to wait too long because time is of the essence, and your dog could be experiencing pain. The sooner you determine the cause, the sooner your dog can hopefully start feeling like his happy self again.

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Why Do Dogs Eat Poop (And How To Stop It)

Dogs eating poop

My 4 month old black lab Daisy is eating her own poop. How can we get Daisy to stop eating her poop? Not only is it gross, but when she gets to it first thing in the morning, she ends up throwing up shortly thereafter. What are some easy suggestions to get her to grow out of this puppy habit fast?…

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What Is Mange In Dogs? Treatment, Home Remedies, What Does It Look Like, How Do They Get It, & More

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You’ve most likely seen horrific images of animal organizations rescuing mange-ridden dogs. What you may not know is that mange doesn’t just affect neglected animals. This common skin disease can strike any pet. Untreated mange can result in a hairless, sore-covered dog in lots of pain. That’s why it’s essential to treat mange at first sight. Don’t let your dog’s skin turn to stone.

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Can Dogs Eat Popcorn?

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It’s time to snuggle up on the couch to watch your favorite movie. Your precious pup loves the smell of the popcorn you’ve made, but should you give your dog popcorn? Maybe you are looking for a new treat to spice things up a bit with your companion, or perhaps you’re just feeling a little curious. Regardless, the answer isn’t so simple. At first glance, it might seem okay. After all, isn’t popcorn just like any other snack? As it turns out, it’s not the best option, but it’s not terrible either…

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