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Safety and Emergency Care

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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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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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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Dog owner warns others to be careful with dogs in elevators after frightening incident (VIDEO)

This video is a scary reminder to never let go of a dog's leash, especially around elevators. Warning: this video contains disturbing content. Here's Tamara's original video post. Tamara Seibert shared the video of the incident to serve as warning to other dog owners. She wrote, "I can't believe its been almost a month since I went through one of the most traumatic experiences of my life. I thought I was about to lose the...
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Bottle of vodka saves life of poisoned puppy (VIDEO)

A dying Maltese terrier was saved by getting drunk. Charlie had accidentally licked anti-freeze from the floor of a garage and was rushed to the vets by his owner Jacinta Rosewarne. The vets quickly realized he was suffering from Ethylene Glycol poisoning and began giving him vodka. He was gradually administered an entire bottle over two days. Vodka would normally be poisonous to dogs but in this case the ethanol in vodka alters the deadly...
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Dog owner warns that e-cigarettes are a serious danger to dogs after his puppy dies

A dog owner is warning fellow pet owners about the dangers of electronic cigarettes after his Staffordshire Terrier puppy accidentally ingested a bit of the liquid and died. Keith Sutton’s dog, Ivy, bit through a capsule of the e-cigarette refill liquid and within 30 seconds the poison took hold and a few hours later she was dead. Keith had recently switched from conventional cigarettes to the e-cigarettes and had left the bottle on his dining...
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