first aid

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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Strains

Strains are something that occurs in people as well as dogs. When your dog is suffering from a strain he or she may need your help. Being able to identify your strains will allow you to help treat your dog early on, getting them the help that they need right away. Symptoms A strain is …

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Strangulation

Strangulation in dogs is something a lot of pet owners have to deal with. The problem is that many of us do things to try to keep our dogs safe and in the end these safety measures end up hurting our dogs. Strangulation is not something that any owner ever wants to experience, but there …

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Vomiting

Like most people, at some point in a dog’s life, it will experience vomiting. This is not in and of itself a bad thing, as vomiting is usually the body’s way of getting rid of toxins. While no one wants to vomit or watch their dog vomit, this is a reality for most pet owners. …

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