Category: Dog Safety

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, ...

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, ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

How to keep track of your puppy’s vaccinations

Best vaccination schedule Bringing home a new puppy is exciting for everyone in the family. In addition to having a new playmate to bond with, there is a certain excitement that comes along with puppy preparation. Purchasing toys, selecting the ...

April Fool Your Dog Into Eating a Healthier Diet

Healthy diet for your dog Is your dog overweight, lethargic, or plagued by persistent medical conditions? If so, your dog’s health problems likely have a correlation to commercial dog food, treats, and other calorie sources consistently consumed ...

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