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    Heartworm: How One Mosquito Bite Can Kill Your Dog

    Heartworms are parasitic roundworms that are spread from dog to dog through the bites of mosquitoes. Heartworms in dogs can cause serious health complications and even death, if not treated properly. The Life Cycle of Heartworm Heartworm is a parasitic round worm (Dirofilaria immitis) which lives in the heart and lungs of dogs and occasionally […] More

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    How To Perform the Heimlich Maneuver on Dogs

    Do you know what to do if your dog is choking? Knowing a few emergency procedures, such as CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitation) and the Heimlich maneuver for dogs, is critical to saving lives because you may not have time to get to a vet and your dog could suffocate. Dogs love to chew bones, sticks, toys, […] More

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    CPR for Dogs and Cats

    Do you know what to do if your pet stops breathing? Knowing a few emergency procedures if your dog or cat is choking, or having difficulty breathing, could save your pet’s life because you may not have time to get to a vet.  Here are the steps for doing CPR on a dog and cat. […] More

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    Blastomycosis in Dogs: Symptoms, Treatment and Prevention

    Blastomycosis is a relatively rare, but potentially fatal fungal infection caused by the pathogen Blastomyces dermatitidis. The fungus grows in moist soil or vegetation. In certain conditions, spores are released into the air that can be inhaled by dogs or people, thereby infecting them. Once the pathogen enters the lungs, the spores transform into large, […] More

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    What To Do When You See a Dog With a Yellow Ribbon and Why These Pups are Wearing Them

    Do you know what a yellow ribbon on a dog or dog’s leash means? It means this dog needs some space. Just like an amber traffic light, a yellow ribbon is a signal to proceed with caution. It’s to help people, especially children, easily identify that the dog needs to be approached slowly and that […] More

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    Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) Injuries in Dogs: Treatment and Management

    Part I: Symptoms and Diagnosis | Part II: Treatment and Management Canine ACL tears are debilitating to a dog. Oftentimes, full tears to a dog’s ACL will require surgical repair to avoid severe, progressive osteoarthritis. Surgical repairs to ACL tears have a high success rate (usually around 95% for all the procedures), but as with […] More

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    Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) Injuries in Dogs: Symptoms and Diagnosis

    Part I: Symptoms and Diagnosis | Part II: Treatment and Management Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) injuries are one of the most common orthopedic injuries veterinarians see in dogs. The ligament is also known as the Cranial Cruciate Ligament (CCL) in animals. It connects the bone above the knee (the femur) with the bone below the […] More

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    How To Trim Your Dog’s Nails And Why Long Toenails Are Harmful To Your Dog’s Health

    One of the key ways to maintain your dog’s general health is to cut his/her nails regularly. Bridget Wessel is a foster for Italian Greyhound Rescue and teaches canine agility. She explains why cutting your dog’s nails is so important in maintaining joint and bone health and shares some tips on how to properly trim […] More

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