Hazards and Poisons
From glass ornaments to holiday baking, this time of year presents seasonal dangers to dogs. Here’s how to keep your home safe for dogs during the holidays.
Ladybugs in a dog’s mouth? Yes, bugs embed in dogs’ mouths but they’re likely not ladybugs. Get the facts about Asian lady beetles in a dog’s mouth.
We tell you which summer fruits dogs can eat — and which ones you should avoid!
Train your dog to stay safe on the trail, whether encountering snakes, other even dogs or humans.
Let’s take a look at unexpected toxins and how to help your dog avoid them.
Weather can be tough on dog paws. Here’s how to protect them no matter the season.
We explore the efficacy of five natural flea and tick preventatives. Let us know if any have worked for your dog.
Thanks to his quick-thinking pet sitter and Hope Advanced Veterinary Center, Espen has fully recovered from the accident.
We don’t think pets should live outdoors any time of the year, but it can be especially heartbreaking and dangerous in the winter. Here’s what you can do to help.
The study, published in “Science of the Total Environment,” also found that a canned dog food it included that claimed to be BPA-free was actually not.
Holiday decorations such as tinsel can pose a danger to your dog. We tell you how to keep your pup safe.
From toxic landscaping to left-behind poisons, be sure to clear your new home and yard of these items that are dangerous to dogs.
Go beyond the basic nail trim to help your pup avoid allergic reactions, cracked pads, and other hazards and health issues.
The poor pup endured months of nosebleeds and sneezing before a CT scan helped diagnose the problem.
When a holiday brings with it fireworks, my rescue dog Grant turns into a quivering, terrified mess. I’m all for silent fireworks and wish we used them in our area.
Knowing how your dog handles hot weather can help you keep him from overheating. Take this quiz to find out.
This personal flotation device attaches to a dog’s collar, keeping their head above water unlike traditional life jackets.
The backyard is your dog’s playground. Here’s how to keep it safe and make it even more fun.
My German Shepherd Lola nearly died from a severe case of pancreatitis. It was then that I fully understood how bad people food can be for dogs.
Sileo, aka dexmedetomidine, has a low risk of complications, but those complications are serious. I’m not yet ready to prescribe it for at-home use.
Check out this helpful infographic from K9 of Mine! It’s filled with tips for making July 4th less stressful for your dog.
From heat and heartworms to barbecues and boredom, your pups face many dangers in the great outdoors. Here’s how to keep them safe.
I recently treated a young Boxer puppy who collapsed in his backyard. The cause was common and deadly.
We’ve had close calls with xylitol, caffeine, and even holiday sights and sounds. Here’s how you can stay away from these dangerous situations.
The Arizona Cardinals free safety sits in a car until it reaches 120 degrees F., demonstrating the health dangers for dogs left in the same situation.
In Tennessee, a new law allows a bystander to break into a car to save a dog or other pet from life-threatening heat. Let’s hope this spreads to more states!
When an Alabama police officer left his K-9 partner in their cruiser, the county initially wasn’t going to press charges for the dog’s death. Now a grand jury will decide.
After a Ford dealership offered to fix the window for free, the owner of the car and the dog dropped criminal trespass charges against Michael Hammons.
Veteran Michael Hammons may have saved the dog’s life by breaking the car’s windows. The owner disagrees; she had him arrested.
He’s fine after a two-hour surgery, but it’s not the first time this dog has gobbled up something that has no relation to food.
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