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Safety and Emergency Care

Veterinarians Warn Dog Owners To Watch Out For Chocolate Poisoning During Easter Holidays

The Easter holidays is a great time for children to enjoy activities filled with surprise Easter egg hunts and chocolatey treats. As fun as Easter weekend can be for the youngsters, it's also a time for pet parents to be vigilant that their dogs do not get accidentally poisoned.  Veterinarians are cautioning dog owners to keep an eye on their dogs around chocolate Easter treats. Veterinarians say that the Easter holidays is the second-busiest time...
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How to safely break up a dog fight

If you've ever taken your dog to a dog park or to an off-leash walk you've probably seen two dogs get into a fight at some point or other. It can be a terrifying sight. Many pet parents panic and don't know what to do. Oftentimes, people will do exactly what they shouldn't do and get bitten as a result. That's because many people have never learned what methods are unsafe and what ones are...
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Woman warns dog owners about popular plant after her dog dies

There are countless plants that are toxic to dogs, but I hadn't realized just how deadly heliotrope is to dogs until I read this Facebook post from Alicia Harrison after her dog died. "FB friends, we got the biopsy report back and with great sorrow I must share this....Our darling girl died from the toxin in this plant that I have on my deck. It is called heliotrope and is highly toxic, causes total liver...
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Veterinarians Warn Dog Owners To Watch Out For Chocolate Poisoning During Easter Holidays

The Easter holidays is a great time for children to enjoy activities filled with surprise Easter egg hunts and chocolatey treats. As fun as Easter weekend can be for the youngsters, it's also a time for pet parents to be vigilant that their dogs do not get accidentally poisoned.  Veterinarians are cautioning dog owners to keep an eye on their dogs around chocolate Easter treats. Veterinarians say that the Easter holidays is the second-busiest time...
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Selecting the Best Boarding Kennel for Your Dog

You may have to encounter a situation where you have to leave you home for an extended period of time. It is possible that you will not be allowed to take your dog along with you for that journey. In those situations, you will find that dog boarding kennels provide the solution to your dilemma. However, you will have to ensure that you have selected the best kennel for your beloved pet. Start Your Search...
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Dog Boarding Kennels: A Perfect Home for Your Pet

When you decide to travel it is important that you also pay attention to your sweet little pets. You need to plan things well for them too so that they are left safe and fed well in your absence. Previously it was a daunting task to look around for kennels or some minding organizations where you could leave your dog, but now with the growing need of such places you can easily look out for...
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Questions and answers on dogs and Ebola risks

Questions and answers on dogs and Ebola risks   Monkeys, bats and a menagerie of animals can spread Ebola. Now there's worry that dogs — or one dog in particular — might spread it, too. Officials in Madrid got a court order to euthanize the pet of a Spanish nursing assistant who has the deadly virus. The mixed-breed dog named Excalibur was killed on Wednesday. No case of Ebola spreading to people from dogs has...
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How to safely break up a dog fight

If you've ever taken your dog to a dog park or to an off-leash walk you've probably seen two dogs get into a fight at some point or other. It can be a terrifying sight. Many pet parents panic and don't know what to do. Oftentimes, people will do exactly what they shouldn't do and get bitten as a result. That's because many people have never learned what methods are unsafe and what ones are...
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Dogs Shot By Police

If you have followed the news in any way, shape, or form recentely, you have probably seen a report of someone's beloved family pet being shot by police.  The phenomenon is so prevelant, in fact, it has become the focus of an upcoming documentary entitled "Puppycide".  According to the figures compiled by the documentary, a dog is shot by law enforcement every 98 minutes!  A great deal of these happen on the dog owner's property...
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How to Take Care of Your Dog's Teeth

You wish a healthy and happy life for your furry and adorable pet dog which is the apple of your eyes. But being the owner, the onus of its good life lies on you. Feeding it nutritious food, providing ample love along with adequate exercise are the most critical contributors; however, there are other aspects to its health which also demand equal concern and care. Dental hygiene plays a very important role in supporting the...
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Girls break car window to save a trapped dog in the heat (VIDEO)

What these girls do when they walk by a car in a parking lot is an important reminder for every pet parent! Leave your dog at home and not in your car when it's hot outside! Of course, I'd try to find the dog's "owner" or call the authorities first before smashing a car window, but these girls did the right thing! Related: Officer smashes window, crawls inside to save distressed dog who triggered alarm...
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Many people don’t realize they’re hurting their dogs. Here are 7 tips to remember this summer.

Playing in the summer sunshine with your dog is great fun, but there are a few simple precautions you can take to keep your dogs cool in the heat and protect them from heat-related problems. By understanding how your dog copes with the warm temperatures and planning ahead you can avoid potentially dangerous situations. How dogs cool off Dogs cool down and regulate their body temperature by panting and sweating through their paws and nose....
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