Category: Dog Safety

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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Calming Canine Stress and Anxiety

Calming Canine Stress and Anxiety

Enormous anxiety The crackling starts slowly, then builds. The fire-driven gusts push through branches as they break and crash to the ground. Sirens. Big trucks. Firemen yelling. Smoke. Caravans of humans load up their cars with kids and boxes as they rush you into the backseat. Something is not right here, BARK the ...

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How to Boost Your Dog’s Immune System

How to Boost Your Dog’s Immune System

With the winter weather watering down both our gardens and our coats, the sniffles and coughs aren’t too far behind. While humans battle those pesky viruses and bacterial infections with vitamin C and other immunity boosters, their canines might be suffering the sniffly woes of the rain as well. H1N1 continues to ...

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How to keep your dog safe from distemper

How to keep your dog safe from distemper

Because it is easily transmitted between infected animals, distemper can be a frightening disease for pet parents who own a puppy, or that are unsure of their adopted dog’s vaccination history. It’s particularly important for pet parents to stay alert when there’s word of an outbreak of this canine disease in their ...

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