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How to stop your dog from Choking

How to stop your dog from Choking

Follow the steps below It’s your worst nightmare: You toss Fido a treat, which he gulps down whole – and starts gagging. You pat his back, but he continues to choke. What do you do? Choking occurs when a dog can’t breathe because a foreign object or constriction is preventing air from reaching his lungs through ...

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Peanut-Sniffing Dogs Save Lives

Peanut-Sniffing Dogs Save Lives

Poodles and Portuguese Water Dogs Not only can dogs use their incredible sense of smell to save lives by detecting cancer and finding people buried in rubble, they can also be trained to sniff out peanuts as well as other allergens that are potentially deadly to people with extreme allergies. Dogs are natural-born ...

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How to give your dog Medication

How to give your dog Medication

Next to expressing their anal glands, having to give dogs medication is probably one of the least-loved aspects of pet ownership. But you can put aside your fears of losing a finger or two, or poor Fido choking on a pill the size of a blimp. These tips will help make this challenging job easier. When your ...

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How to treat your dog’s Bladder Infection

How to treat your dog’s Bladder Infection

The symptoms and treatment of a dog’s bladder infection are remarkably similar to those for a human’s – in fact, bladder infections ranked as the No. 2 most common medical condition we share with dogs on a top 10 list compiled by Veterinary Pet Insurance Co. (VPI) . According to uti-in-dogs, about 14 percent of the ...

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Study Reveals that Dogs can go Vegetarian

Study Reveals that Dogs can go Vegetarian

Vegetarian diet for dog Wendy Brown, a scientist in Armidale, Australia, has recently published a study that found dogs are able to thrive on a meat-free diet. Dr. Brown and her team studied the health and performance of Siberian Huskies during a 10-week racing period and concluded that the dogs performed just as ...

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How to take your dog’s temperature

How to take your dog’s temperature

How to use thermometer in dog's The prospect of having to take your dog’s temperature probably appeals to you as much as having to express his anal glands or clip his nails. But you should know how to do it nevertheless, just in case you ever need to determine if he has a fever and needs to see a veterinarian. ...

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Keeping dogs safe from overheating

Keeping dogs safe from overheating

How to keep your canine safe During the hot summer months, many veterinarian offices and animal hospitals are full of pets affected with health issues directly related to the rise in temperature. It is important to consider the safety of your canine during the summer by ensuring that you provide them with of cool ...

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Dog paw care

Dog paw care

Dog Paw pads It is very easy to overlook the care and maintenance of your pooch’s paws, but that doesn’t mean that you should. After all, dogs walk around completely barefoot, so if there is a problem, they are guaranteed to feel it. The summer is an especially crucial time for pet parents to ensure that their dogs’ ...

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How to clean your dog’s face

How to clean your dog’s face

Grooming your dog Grooming your dog is one of the most basic functions of pet care. Some grooming salons even offer doggie facials now as part of their grooming packages. They’re fun, but there’s no need for anything fancy on a regular basis.  It not only keeps them clean and smelling fresh, there are health benefits ...

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How to choose a veterinarian for your dog

How to choose a veterinarian for your dog

WHY Choose a Veterinarian It’s sometimes hard to believe that our best dog friends might need to see a doctor at some point in their short lives. Or, for others, it might seem very obvious. Dogs, like humans, have a body full of functioning organs, joints, bones, ligaments, muscles, and on and on the list goes. ...

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