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Abrasions On Your Dog

When the top layers of skin are abraded, and tissue under the skin is not disturbed, we refer to this injury as a skin abrasion. Most superficial scrapes or wounds no longer than an inch or two can be treated with first aid, and larger or deeper abrasions require professional medical attention. Types of Abrasions Injuries can affect each dog differently. Knowing the difference of each type will aid you in understanding how to care for your pup and the type of first aid you or possibly your veterinarian will need to administer. Bites and Punctures A puncture can happen

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How To Care For Burns On Dogs

In a world of dangers and accidents, it is not uncommon for dogs to be injured by burn wounds on their skin. Caused by thermal heat, electrical devices, or chemical solutions, burns on dogs can occur at any time both at home and in new environments. If you want to protect your dog and give him the best possible care after such an injury, it’s important to understand how to care for burns on dogs and what process takes place when you visit the vet. Because burns on dogs is a serious injury, it’s important to provide medical attention immediately

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Dog Care

How To Recognize And Treat Foot Pad Injuries In Dogs

A dog’s paws serve a number of critical functions during everyday life. Besides providing a foundation for standing, walking, and running, your dog’s feet act as shock absorbers, protect against cold and hot temperatures, and indicate health issues that may be otherwise unnoticeable. Because paws are essential to your dog’s health, it’s important to recognize when your dog’s feet are injured. One such injury to be aware of is a foot pad injury, a type of wound that affects your dog’s foot pads. If you’re wondering whether your dog has a foot pad injury, you have come to the right

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How To Treat Cuts On Dogs

A cut on your dog can be scary. Lacerations in dogs, which range from small to large and superficial to deep, can happen at any time. For example, they may occur when they are playing too rough with another animal or person or if your pet is running through bushes that have thorns. The following will help you feel better equipped to treat minor cuts on your dog. You’ll also know when a vet’s attention is required and how to keep your pup comfortable in the meantime. How to Treat Minor Cuts on Dogs The most common canine cut is

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A dog hides under a blanket because he is in pain.
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Signs And Symptoms That Your Dog Is In Pain

When people are in pain, it’s pretty hard to miss most of the time. We complain about our aching back. We yell out because we’ve stepped on something pointy. We limp because it hurts to put pressure on a leg. We lay down in the middle of the day in complete silence and darkness because we have a migraine. Dogs, unfortunately, aren’t always quite so easy to read. First off, to start with the obvious, they can’t tell us if something hurts because of that whole not-talking thing. And while things like limping or whining every time they put pressure

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Dog Care

What You Need To Know About Snakes

There are many different venomous snakes. Know the kinds of snakes you have in your area and what the dangerous ones look like. It’s not always easy to tell what kind of snake bit your dog, but if you do know, it can help your veterinarian determine the best treatment. In North America, there are four principal kinds of venomous snakes: rattlesnakes, cottonmouths (aka water moccasins), copperheads, and coral snakes. Snakes You May Encounter in North America Rattlesnakes Rattlesnakes live in a variety of habitats. They can be found in deserts, forests, and wetlands, from sea level to mountain elevations.

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Dog Care

Symptoms Of Worms In Dogs

Have you been wondering what the most common symptoms of worms in dogs are? Worms in dogs are one of the most common dog health problems and, although the thought of worms in your pup may be unpleasant, it’s important to identify the symptoms of worms in dogs so you can begin treatment right away. There are five types of worms that generally affect dogs: heartworms roundworms hookworms tapeworms whipworms How Can Dogs Get Worms? Dogs can get worms when they ingest eggs or larvae that they find in feces, soil, or even in fleas that they lick on their

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Shake, Shiver, And Tremble: Why Dogs Do It

Every dog owner has experienced their pooch shaking off water after a bath or a walk in the rain. But what about other instances of dog shivering, shaking, or trembling? A dog tremble, shake, or shiver can mean all kinds of different things — some good and some bad. Let’s break down each of them. Happy or Positive Shakes and Shivers Drying Off We already mentioned this one, but it’s worth noting that there is absolutely nothing wrong with your dog shaking off excess water after getting wet — other than getting your house and you wet, of course! In

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What You Need To Know About Dog Cancer

Cancer. Even the word is terrifying. It causes images of loved ones slowly wasting away while going through seemingly endless rounds of treatment, tempered only by the hope of recovery. From portrayals in popular media and possibly even through witnessing it in our own friends and family members, we have a pretty good idea about what cancer looks like in people — but what about dogs? That’s right. As horrible as it is to think about, your furry, four-legged companion can potentially suffer from cancer just like you can. In order to help prevent cancer in dogs and catch it

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Before Disaster Strikes: Have A Plan For Your Dogs

When a natural disaster strikes, your emergency plan can help keep your family safe — but does your plan include your dog? It’s just as important to consider her special needs in advance as it is those of the rest of your family. You may not be able to predict the specific circumstances of the disaster or know how long you may have to evacuate, but by creating a general dog emergency plan, you will have precautions in place that help you react in a way that best protects your pup. ID Your Dog This is probably the most important

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