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Think Twice About Leaving Dogs in Parked Cars

You’re driving in the car with your dog and realize you need to pick up a loaf of bread on your way home. Obviously you can’t bring your dog into the store, and you really don’t want to have to make another trip.  “It’s not too hot out…” you reason.  “I’ll park in the shade.”…

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Stop, Drop, and Roll (…Over)? Pet Fire Safety Tips You Can Count On

While furry family members are responsible for over 1,000 house fires every year, emergencies can happen any time for any number of “reasons.” We cannot always predict when dangerous events or potentially life-threatening disasters will occur, but we can definitely do our best to prevent the worst possible scenarios. Having a plan for pet fire…

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Learning Pet CPR Could Save a Life

Generally speaking, the more we know, the better off we are. Of course, being informed certainly makes Trivial Pursuit more fun, but knowing what to do in a crisis situation is priceless. In the case of cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), it’s critical to not only know how to perform this procedure, but when it’s necessary, as…

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The 9-1-1 on Xylitol Dangers for Pets

Many of us know that chocolate is toxic to pets, especially to our dogs. But there is a relatively new ingredient in many products that you might not even know about. This sugar substitute, called Xylitol, is extremely toxic to dogs. Even small amounts can cause hypoglycemia, seizures, and even death, if not treated aggressively…

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Essential Oils, a Leading Cause of Pet Poisoning Cases

Whether it’s laundry detergent, air freshener, perfume, or cologne, we are exposed to various scents wherever we go. Some people really like it, others are allergic, and the same goes for our furry friends. Most fragrances aren’t toxic to pets, but products containing essential oils have a potent mix of dangerous substances. The public has…

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Through Another’s Eyes: All About Dog Vision

Do you ever sit back and wonder how your dog sees the world? Is it in black and white? Do they see similarly to us? Or, is it a whole different ballgame? Keep reading to learn how your canine companion sees the world and how dog vision is different from our own. All About the…

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Avoiding Pet Emergencies Through Preventive Care

Each year, many of us make our routine doctor’s appointments or the annual “check-up”. During this exam, we often are weighed, our blood pressure is taken, and other standard tests we have come to expect are included. While it may not be the most exciting of things to attend to, we do it because we…

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Pet Cancer: Decrease the Odds

Cancer is a diagnosis many pet owners fear; and yet, as pets live longer, cancer rates invariably rise. While the pet cancer statistics can be alarming, researchers in the field of veterinary medicine are developing new and more effective ways to treat certain types of pet cancer all the time. As a pet owner, you…

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No Fondue For You: Why Chocolate Is Bad For Pets

If you’ve ever made your own pet treats or inspected the ingredient list on the pet food label, you’ve probably noticed the absence of chocolate. Tied with Xylitol, grapes, raisins, onions, and garlic, chocolate is at the top of the list of foods your pet should never eat. But why is chocolate bad for pets?…

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Pet Emergencies: Are You Prepared?

If the thought of responding to an emergency situation has you in a panic, you aren’t alone. Any emergency situation affecting a family member or loved one not only involves our quick thinking but it also involves our emotions. A medical emergency involving a beloved pet brings up similar responses. As with any emergency, preparedness…

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