Category: Dog Safety

How To Treat Your Dog’s Abscessed Tooth

How To Treat Your Dog’s Abscessed Tooth

If your dog has noticeable swelling below his eye and he’s been pawing at his nose, you might think he’s been stung by a bee or other insect. While that’s possible, these also happen to be two common symptoms of an abscessed tooth. Like humans, dogs can suffer from abscesses, which are painful pus formations in the ...

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How to Treat Your Dog’s Tonsillitis

How to Treat Your Dog’s Tonsillitis

If your dog is coughing, has difficulty swallowing and seems to be hungry but won’t eat, he may have something more serious than a sore throat. If his tonsils are inflamed, he could have tonsillitis. This condition is more common in small dogs, according to the Merck Veterinary Manual, as well as short-nosed ...

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How To Help Your Obese Dog Get In Shape

How To Help Your Obese Dog Get In Shape

An estimated 52 percent of dogs and cats in the U.S. are obese, according to the Association for Pet Obesity Prevention (APOP), which was founded by Ernie Ward, DVM. Among them is 45 percent of the dog population. That’s right: Nearly half of the U.S. dog population is overweight. In the 2009 National Pet Obesity ...

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Seven important facts to diagnose diseases on dogs.

Seven important facts to diagnose diseases on dogs.

The National Canine Cancer Foundation blog lists the following seven important facts every dog parent should be aware of about this disease. According to the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA), cancer is the cause of nearly half the deaths of dogs 10 years and older. Early detection is critical. ...

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FDA Warns Bones are Unsafe for Dogs

FDA Warns Bones are Unsafe for Dogs

No bones about it – the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) released a consumer warning this week that innocently giving your dog a delectable bone to chew can potentially be a very dangerous thing to do. “Some people think it’s safe to give dogs large bones, like those from a ham or a roast,” Carmela Stamper, ...

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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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How to treat your dog’s Seizure

How to treat your dog’s Seizure

Ideopathic epilepsy Your dog Fido is dozing at your feet when suddenly he begins shaking violently, his glazed eyes wildly darting back and forth and his paws scratching at the air. You think he must be dreaming about chasing a squirrel, so you gently try to nudge him awake. But his convulsions get even stronger. He ...

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How to treat your dog’s Pneumonia

How to treat your dog’s Pneumonia

You finally find the perfect pound pup, but then the staff tells you she has kennel cough. No worries, you think – it’s no worse than a human cold. Antibiotics will take care of it and she’ll be better in no time. In most cases, you’re right. But what if her kennel cough worsens and becomes pneumonia? With proper ...

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