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When to Get Emergency Veterinary Care for Your Dog

Seek urgent veterinary care if your dog displays any of the following symptoms. If your dog is ever injured or sick and you are not sure what to do, call your vet. Always better safe than sorry! [more…]

Preventative Health Checklist for Dogs

Be pro-active to prevent illness and injury and keep your dog healthy and happy. Use the list below as a guide for care at each stage of your dog's life. Also, talk with your vet about what is best for [more…]

Emergency First Aid for Your German Shepherd

In case of a medical emergency involving your German Shepherd, stay calm, administer first aid if possible, and get veterinary care immediately for your German Shepherd if any of the following situations [more…]

Important Pet Phone Numbers

If your dog, cat, or other pet needs immediate medical help, you don't want to be caught fumbling with a phone book and trying to find the right number. In case of an animal emergency, keep these numbers [more…]

Quick Health Check of Your German Shepherd

To ensure a lifetime of good health for your German Shepherd, spend a few minutes checking for these signs of a potentially dangerous health situation. If you see any of these signs on your German Shepherd [more…]

How to Make Dog Biscuits

Homemade dog biscuits are a special gift for the dogs and dog lovers on your Christmas list. Grains, milk powder, and molasses make a nourishing cookie. [more…]

Items for Your Siberian Husky First Aid Kit

This list includes first aid kit items you should have in case your Siberian Husky needs medical attention. Keep your Husky's first aid kit in a travel case for easy storage and portability [more…]

Preparing to Bring Your Siberian Husky Home

To get your house ready for a Siberian Husky, purchase a few items that will keep your dog happy and safe — and prevent you from making last-minute trips to the pet store. [more…]

When to Call the Vet for Your Siberian Husky

If your Siberian Husky shows any of the following symptoms, it's time to call the vet. It could be a sign of something serious. [more…]

Furthering Your Doggie Knowledge: Nine Great Online Canine Resources

The online world is full of great resources aimed at keeping you up-to-date on doggie developments, whether it’s about finding and socializing a dog, health issues, or locating someone to dogsit or groom [more…]

How to Dog-Proof Your Home

Dog-proofing your home, yard, and garage is essential for keeping your Golden Retriever (and your house!) safe. Go through this list to create a pet-friendly place: [more…]

Symptoms of Dog Emergencies

Keep this list handy to recognize your Golden Retrievers symptoms that signal a dog emergency or serious health problem so you can contact your veterinarian. Also, learn the types and dosages of medicines [more…]

Five-Minute Health Check for Your Pit Bull

Pit Bulls aren’t sickly dogs by any means, but you do need to keep an eye out for certain problems. You can keep your lovable Pit Bull in good health by checking the areas in the following list and addressing [more…]

Medical Basics and Emergency First Aid for Your Pit Bull

You want to keep your Pit Bull in the pink of health, and you want to be prepared to care for your dog in a canine emergency. Your basic, essential tools are phone numbers you can access at any time — [more…]

What to Keep in Your Boxer's First-Aid Kit

At some point, you'll need to provide some first-aid for your Boxer dog. When that time comes, the reassurance of having the supplies at hand that you need to treat your pet saves you time and lessens [more…]

How to Live with a Boxer

Your pet Boxer can bring you years of companionship and joy. But a Boxer isn't just any dog. Boxers, like many breeds, have their own needs and idiosyncrasies. Use the tips in the following list to make [more…]

Perfect Snacks for Your Shih Tzu

It's hard to resist giving your Shih Tzu a treat every time you look into those adorable, pleading eyes but treats should be doled out sparingly — no more than two a day. Shih Tzus can become overweight [more…]

Shih Tzu Shopping List

Before you bring home your new Shih Tzu, go shopping for pet supplies. Use the following list as a guide for picking up feeding, grooming, and general pet care items for your dog: [more…]

Pet Emergency Contacts

If an emergency occurs, your Shih Tzu has the best chance of recovery if you act quickly and appropriately. To prepare yourself and your family for a pet emergency, fill out this list of pet contacts, [more…]

Deciphering a Dog Food Label

The dog food label is the first place to look when trying to decide on a food for your four-legged friend. Reading a dog food label isn't terribly different than a nutritional label on your cereal box. [more…]

Canine First-Aid Kit Items

One way to keep your dog healthy is being prepared for an emergency. Administering first aid to an injured dog is very difficult — if not impossible — without a few essential supplies. The following items [more…]

Recognizing Signs of Sickness in Dogs

Your dog will probably get sick at some point in its life. Learn to recognize the signs of your minor maladies in your dog - a tummy ache or soreness after playing hard -and signs of real illness. If your [more…]

Dog Health & Nutrition For Dummies Cheat Sheet

Your dog's health and nutrition are in your hands. Assembling a first-aid kit for your canine companion and recognizing the symptoms of an illness that require a veterinarian are essential to maintaining [more…]

Undoing the Dewclaw

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Puppy First-Aid Kit Essentials

Here’s a first-aid kit you can put together for your pup. Set these items aside in a safe place or take them with you when you travel with your puppy: [more…]

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