Emergency

Emergencies are unpredictable and scary. If your dog gets hit by a car or a fire breaks out in your home when you are away but Fido is home, what will you do. Here are some helpful tips to help you prepare for the worst.

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Your Essential Guide To 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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Watch Out For These Symptoms Of Dog Poisoning

It’s better to learn this now before you think your dog is poisoned. If you see these symptoms of dog poisoning you need to act fast. Every minute counts and we all want the same thing – your dog to live! So, read this carefully and be prepared in case your dog is suffering…

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What To Do If Your Dog Gets Hit By A Car

Your dog escaped the house and wandered off. Or perhaps they were hoping out of the car or crossing the street into incoming traffic. Then the worst happens. Hope for the best, but plan for the worst. Although the thought of having your dog getting hit by a car is scary, it’s good to be prepared and know what to do should you be stuck in this high-stress situation.

Lily playing in dirt: How a Poisonous Snake Bite Nearly Killed My Dog

How A Venomous Snake Bite Nearly Killed My Dog

It was one of the scariest moments of my life when my dog Lily was bit by a venomous Copperhead snake. All I could do was rush to the vet and pray for the best. But this very frightening experience has made me a huge pet insurance advocate and I hope my story helps you know what to do if you are faced with the difficult life and death pet decision…

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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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Toxins Be Gone: 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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Dog First Aid Kit: What Should You Include?

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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Heat Stroke In Dogs: Signs, Symptoms, Treatment, Prevention And More

Warm weather is ideal for pet owners to enjoy the outdoors with their furry best friend. It’s tempting to take Fido with you to run errands and on family trips. But what happens when your dog becomes too hot? As the temperature rises, dog owners must be aware of the potential warning signs of heat stroke in dogs and how to prevent it before it’s too late.

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

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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What Do I Do If My 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…

Sick dog with person's hand on snout (caption: How To Treat A Poisoned Dog)

How To Treat A Poisoned Dog: 5 Steps You Must Follow

Did your pet eat chocolate or get into the antifreeze in the basement? Act quick! It’s toxic and you need to breakout the poison patrol actions ASAP. But what do you do? Here are the five steps you need to take to get started treating a poisoned dog…

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