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  • How to Make a First-Aid Kit for Your Dog

    Ideally, you have two first-aid kits for your dog — one for your car and one for home — so that you can start helping your dog immediately in an emergency when she’s hurt or injured. [more…]

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  • How to Approach an Injured Dog

    When you come upon an accident scene in which a dog has been injured, always be sure that you are safe before you try to help the dog. Every year people are killed on roads and highways because they put [more…]

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  • How to Help a Drowned Dog

    Most dogs are excellent swimmers. Occasionally, however, a dog drowns because she gets caught in something underwater or gets overwhelmed by an undertow. Sometimes a dog who is an experienced swimmer drowns [more…]

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  • How to Muzzle an Injured Dog

    Whenever you approach an injured dog, always start by protecting yourself from being bitten, which means muzzling the dog first thing. If a dog is in severe pain and is afraid, even your canine best friend [more…]

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  • What to Do about Your Dog’s Scooting

    You may notice your dog scooting across the carpet, leaving a little brown trail. Although many people mistakenly believe that worms are the cause of this behavior, the real culprits are the anal glands [more…]

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  • What to Do If Your Dog Breaks a Bone

    If your dog breaks a leg, your goal is to stabilize your hurting pup — a broken bone is very painful — until you can get him to a veterinarian.

    Fractures are sometimes obvious, such as when the leg is lying [more…]

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  • How to Treat Your Dog’s Wounds

    In the course of their lives, dogs are likely to get injured now and then. Your pet may run into a tree branch or rub against a sharp object. Your dog may even get in an occasional fight and wind up with [more…]

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  • What to Do about Your Dog’s Constipation

    A constipated dog spends longer than usual defecating, and the resultant stools are small, round, and hard. You can bet that if your dog is constipated, he’s uncomfortable. [more…]

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  • What to Do If Your Dog has a Spinal Injury

    If you suspect that your dog has suffered a spinal or neck injury, be very cautious about moving him or you can further damage the spinal cord and cause permanent paralysis or even death. [more…]

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  • What to Do If Your Dog is Bitten by a Snake

    The most common venomous snakes in North America are the rattlesnake, the cottonmouth, the coral snake, and the water moccasin. If venomous snakes live near you, learn to identify them and stay away from [more…]

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  • What to Do When Your Dog Is Choking

    Dogs are ever curious — second only to exploring with their noses, they use their mouths to investigate new and interesting things. Dogs can choke on just about anything that is the size of the opening [more…]

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  • What Your Dog’s Gum Color Tells You

    Look at your dog’s gums while she is at rest. Lift your dog’s upper lip and look at the color of the gums above an upper canine tooth — the gums should be pink. [more…]

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  • How to Prevent Heartworm in Your Dog

    Heartworms are parasites that live in dogs’ hearts and cause heart failure. Preventing this disease is critical because treatment of adult worms in the heart requires intensive care and can be life threatening [more…]

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  • What to Do If Your Dog Gets Stuck with Porcupine Quills

    Porcupines roam around the woods on sunny days, and sleep in fields and meadows at night. And, some curious canines just can’t mind their own business. The result is usually a face full of painful porcupine [more…]

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  • How to Treat Your Dog’s Sprain or Strain

    Just like you occasionally do, your dog can overextend and end up with sore muscles. A sprain is a torn ligament and a strain is torn tendon, but the results of both injuries are the same — swelling and [more…]

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  • What to Do If Your Dog Is Bleeding

    Some dogs don’t notice when they’re hurt and your first clue may be the blood trail she leaves. To stop bleeding, apply pressure to the wound with a piece of gauze or cloth for several minutes. [more…]

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  • Helping Your Dog Battle Fleas, Ticks, and Worms

    Parasites are the ultimate opportunists, living on the skin, in the intestine and just about anywhere they can gain a foothold. Luckily, with the excellent veterinary preventive medicine programs available [more…]

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  • How to Treat Your Dog’s Eye Injury

    The eyes are very delicate and easily injured, especially in dogs who love to play in the great outdoors. How you deal with a foreign substance in your dog’s eye depends mostly on how big it is and whether [more…]

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  • How to Recognize an Allergic Reaction in Your Dog

    Dog have allergies, just like people do — and often to the same things such as dust, pollen, grass, and insect bites. Your furry friend may also be allergic to certain ingredients in her kibble. [more…]

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  • How to Decide Whether to Free-Feed Your Dog

    Many people keep their dog’s bowl full and let him eat whenever he wants, known as free-feeding. Although this may seem like an easy approach to feeding, there are many reasons why it's best not to free-feed [more…]

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  • 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…]

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  • How Much to Feed Your Dog

    You have your dog’s food bowl in hand and the dog food on the counter in front of you. But how much food do you put in the bowl? Calories are the key. The label on the dog food package should tell you [more…]

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  • How to Help a Dog Injured from Electrical Shock

    Occasionally a dog, usually a puppy, will bite down on an electric cord and suffer electrical shock, often accompanied by burns. The dog may be unconscious and have burns around her mouth and on her tongue [more…]

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  • What to Do about Your Dog’s Licking

    If your dog constantly licks herself, she probably has a good reason for it — and she may need to be checked out by a veterinarian. Any time you see your dog licking repeatedly at one spot, take a look [more…]

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  • What to Do about Your Dog’s Bald Spots

    Most dogs shed a little hair every day. But if your dog develops a bald spot on his back or side, the hairless patch points to a health problem.

    Patchy bald spots where you can see through to the skin or [more…]

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