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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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  • 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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  • What to Do about Your Dog’s Gas

    If your furry friend’s flatulence has you thinking about investing in a gas mask, it may be time to think about changing your dog's diet. Diet is the main reason for farting. A sudden change in diet after [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 If a Fishhook Sticks Your Dog

    Every now and then, a dog playing near a fishing pond will get stuck with a fishhook left by a careless fisherman. As you can imagine, a fishhook can be very painful, particularly if the hook is in the [more…]

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  • How to Treat Your Dog for Poisoning

    Substances toxic to dogs abound — in your house, your yard, and the world in general. If your dog ingests a poison, contact your veterinarian immediately for instructions. If you cannot reach your veterinarian [more…]

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  • What to Do If Your Dog Has a Seizure

    Seizures in dogs can be caused by many things, from trauma to tumors to poisoning. In some dogs, seizures occur periodically for unknown reasons in a condition called [more…]

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  • Immunizing Your Dog with the Right Vaccinations

    Vaccinations are a routine part of veterinary visits. These immunizations prevent health problems that can cause illness, deformity, and even death for many dogs. [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 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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  • 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…]

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  • How to Examine an Injured Dog

    When you come upon a scene in which a dog is seriously injured and appears to be unconscious or in shock, your first step is to carry out an A-B-C assessment — check the dog’s airway, breathing, and circulation [more…]

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

    You can find most of the items you need for your dog's first aid emergency kit at your local pharmacy; the rest you can purchase from your veterinarian or from a dog supply catalog. [more…]

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  • What to Do about Your Dog’s Diarrhea

    Most dogs get an occasional bout of loose stools. Although uncomfortable and undesirable, diarrhea may just be the body’s way of clearing the intestine of something disagreeable. [more…]

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  • How to Figure Out Dog Food Ingredients

    If you’re confused by some of the lingo on dog-food bags, you’re not alone — what’s a by-product, anyway? And meat meal may sound like ground-up meat, but it’s achieved by cooking, not grinding. [more…]

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  • How to Stop Your Dog from Eating Feces

    Why do some dogs eat other animals’ poop? No one really knows for sure, although there are a number of theories. Some think that dung-eating dogs are fulfilling a nutritional need. Others believe that [more…]

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