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Poisoning

We all want to think that we keep our pets safe and sound, and generally this is true, but many dogs suffer poisoning despite our best attempts. Knowing what to do when you believe that your dog has been poisoned is important. Knowing what to look for and how to act can help your dog …

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Porcupine Quills

If you live in a specific area where there are porcupines abound your dog may find his or her way into the painful experience of being quilled by one of them. The experience is not pleasant. Despite what many people think porcupines will not go out of their way to quill someone, instead they will …

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Punctures

Many dogs suffer puncture wounds when they are doing the simplest of things, such as playing in their yard. Other dogs suffer puncture wounds when other animals attack them or when their owners are not being as careful as they should. Puncture wounds don’t have to be all that serious, but they do need to …

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Shock

Shock is a state of being that often occurs after the body has experienced something traumatic. Many people use the term shock as in being scared or unable to comprehend a situation, but medical shock is very serious and knowing what to look for when your dog is in shock could be the difference between …

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Skin Irritation

Dogs are like people, their largest organ is their skin, and with this large organ can come a lot of irritation. Irritation can occur for many different reasons based on the individual dog and their breed. Skin irritation is one of the most common issues that dogs and dog owners face, and is also one …

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Splinters

As any person knows, splinters can be very uncomfortable and this is true for our canine friends as well. Unfortunately, a splinter cannot be ignored as it can turn into an infection which will cause the dog more pain and even loss of tissue. Your dog may not like the removal process, but once it …

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