What To Do If Your Dog Gets Hit By A Car

Hope for the best, but plan for the worst. I find myself living by this rule through everything I do in life. I’m a naturally optimistic person, but I am also a prepared person. The thought of my dog getting hit by a car shakes me to the core, but I’m glad I’m writing about it because perhaps this article will save a dog’s life in the future…

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Your Essential Guide To Disaster Preparedness For Pets

Dog in blanket in field: Disaster Preparedness for Pets

If a disaster or pandemic strikes, you need to worry about your pets in addition to yourself. Remember that if it’s dangerous for you, there are also hazards for your pet. So if you are evacuating (or quarantined at) your home, be sure to plan for your furry, scaly or other textured pets also. Pet disaster preparedness can save your best friend’s life…

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Toxins Be Gone: Pet Safe Cleaning Products

Bowl of baking soda (Caption: Pet Safe Cleaning Products)

If you use common household cleaners, you could be slowly poisoning your dog without even knowing it. You could be putting your pooch at risk for developing cancer, kidney or liver damage down the road. In fact, studies have proven the toxic effects of such ingredients as ammonia, bleach, chlorine, gycol ethers and formaldehyde on humans and pets. And pets are even more vulnerable. Pets pick up residues from cleaning products and then groom themselves, spreading these toxic materials on their skin, coat, mouths, nose and eyes. As a responsible dog owner, it’s time to ditch your chemical-laden cleaners for pet safe cleaning products…

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What Do I Do If My Dog Bites Someone?

Dog biting person's neck (Caption: What To Do If Your Dog Bites Someone?)

So many questions come to mind when you think about what would happen if your dog bit someone. What do I do to stop my dog? Is everyone ok? Do I need to call for help? Do I report the incident to someone? Could I get sued? Your dog biting someone could possibly be one of the worst things you could imagine. Not only could someone get seriously injured but your dog could be taken away from you. It’s important that you know what to do should your dog bite someone…

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Torn ACL In Dogs 

Torn ACL in Dogs

The term ACL stands for Anterior Cruciate Ligament, and it is one (of many) things humans and dogs share. And just like humans, ACL tears are some of the most common types of orthopedic injuries that happen to dogs. Ligaments act like rubber bands that connect the bones in our bodies and help to stabilize our legs when we walk, run, change direction or even stand up or sit down. With the right amount of pressure, ligaments can tear. One of the most serious and common tears occurs in the knees, which is where the ACL is located. ACL tears in dogs are extremely painful, and if they are not treated correctly, can permanently affect your dog’s ability to run or even walk…

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Animal Cruelty Facts: Laws, Stats And How To Report A Concern

Animal Cruelty Laws

When people think about animal cruelty, their minds usually start with an image of a dog chained up outside in the cold without any food, or some dog fighting ring where pit bulls are raised to attack one another viciously. However, there are millions of animals being abused by people who don’t intend to do the wrong thing. What can you do to help an animal in need?

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Dog First Aid Kit: What Should You Include?

Dog with a sweater and thermostat in mouth (Caption: Guide To Making a First Aid Kit For Your Dog)

You’re hiking along with your dog when suddenly she trips over a rock and starts limping. What do you do? When hiking and camping, you probably bring a first aid kit for humans, but don’t forget to be equally prepared for your furry friend. Learn some of the most common injuries for dogs and what to include in your dog emergency kit, so you are prepared to help.

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CPR For Dogs: A Step-By-Step Guide To Saving Your Dog’s Life

CPR for Dogs

Seeing your dog in a life-threatening situation can be a frightening and stressful experience, especially if the dog is unresponsive. Equipping yourself with the knowledge to effectively recognize and take action treating your dog’s condition can keep you calm and greatly increase your dog’s chance of survival.

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