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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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Fly Bites

As humans, we know how painful and itchy fly bites can be, so you have to assume that your dog would feel the same way. Dogs who suffer from fly bites may be down right miserable when they are suffering from bites, luckily there are some things that you can do to treat the bites …

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Nose bleed

Bleeding from the nose is known as Epistaxis. In human nose bleeding is not really serious and non-life threatening as although it would seem that a lot of blood is lost, nose bleeding would stop on its own after a while. However, nose bleeding in dogs is different as a battery of test may be …

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Fractures

There is nothing worse than a fractured bone in any part of your body, and your dog would tell you the same thing if you could ask them and they could respond! Identifying fractures in your dog straight away is important so that treatment can begin immediately, which is important for a good prognosis with …

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Frostbite

Many people forget that their pets are just as susceptible to the cold as they are. So often we assume that because they have fur that they are immune to the cold, but this is not the case. When you are cold outdoors, chances are that your dog is, too! Because many people don’t understand …

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Gunshot Wound

No one likes to think that their dog will ever suffer from a gunshot wound, but it happens, and it happens more often than most of us would like to admit. Whether your dog is a hunting dog and gets shot by accident or is seen by a hunter and mistaken for another animal, gunshot …

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Heat Burns

Dogs are generally afraid of fire and most would instinctively stay away from heat. Dogs would seldom sustain burns from open fires. However accidents that causes the dog to be burned still happen. The fur keeps the dog warm and provides protection for the skin. However, hot oil or hot water can seep through the …

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