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    What to Do If Your Dog Gets Skunked

    It’s something every pet parent dreads. Their dog getting skunked. The pungent musk can stick on your dog for weeks, months and even up to a year, if it’s not dealt with quickly. And contrary to urban legend, tomato juice is not the remedy for removing skunk smell. It actually doesn’t work. The acidity in […] More

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    Protecting Your Dog from Coyotes

    Coyotes are a common wildlife species throughout North America. The coyote (Canis latrans) is a member of the dog family and has adapted well our urban landscapes and appears to be equally comfortable living in city suburbs as they do out in the wilderness. As coyotes are becoming an increasingly common urban predator, attacks on […] More

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    How to Massage Your Dog

    Everyone knows how therapeutic massage is for your body. It helps blood circulate and relieve muscle tension, stiffness and soreness. But not everyone knows how good it is for dogs too! Massage can help relax a nervous dog and it can help relieve joint stiffness and muscle pain in active dogs, aging dogs and dogs […] More

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    Blue-Green Algae (Cyanobacteria) and How it Can Kill Your Dogs

    During warm temperatures and hot weather months, blue-green algae blooms can suddenly grow in freshwater lakes, rivers, or waterways. It is sometimes found in saltwater near river mouths. Avoiding areas contaminated with blue-green algae is extremely important, as contact with toxic blooms can potentially be fatal for dogs and people. About blue-green algae Blue-green algae, […] More

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    How to Brush Your Dog’s Teeth and Prevent Periodontal Disease

    Just like people, dogs need their teeth brushed regularly to maintain their overall health. If a dog’s teeth are not kept clean, he/she can develop many medical complications that can lead to disease that can be life threatening. As periodontal disease affects 85% of dogs over four years old, brushing your dog’s teeth should be […] More

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    How to Identify Periodontal Disease in Dogs

    Dental care is important to maintaining your dog’s overall health, and if not tended to regularly, can lead to medical complications and disease. More than 85% of dogs and cats older than four years have some level of periodontal disease. Periodontal disease (periodontitis) is the inflammation of some or all of the structures that support […] More

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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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