Signs of poisoning vary according to the type of poison, but often include vomiting, depression, and convulsions. When in doubt call your veterinarian or an animal poison control hotline. The ASPCA offers a 24-hour poison control hotline at (888)426-4435. Poisons act in different ways, so it’s important to have the label of any suspected poisons available. Drugs, especially … [Read more...] about Poison Dangers: Is Your Dog at Risk?
Anxious About Anesthesia?
Get the facts about the real risks, and learn what you can do to ensure your pet has a positive experience Dogs and cats may require anesthesia for various reasons throughout their lives. Many pets undergo planned surgical procedures, such as spaying or neutering at a young age. Pets also need anesthesia when they’re getting dental cleanings, which are essential for … [Read more...] about Anxious About Anesthesia?
Facial Fold Dermatitis
What is Facial Fold Dermatitis? Dogs with deep facial wrinkles and folds can harbor bacteria or yeast and moisture in the crevices, where the warm dark environment allows the bacteria or yeast to grow. Rubbing the skin leads to irritation and allows the organisms to gain access, causing infection. How does my dog get Facial Fold Dermatitis? Your dog can get skin fold … [Read more...] about Facial Fold Dermatitis
Urinary Tract Infections – Prevention & Treatment
It hurts! That is the first thing you should know about urinary tract infections (UTIs), which commonly affect dogs and, more rarely, cats. Infection-causing bacteria—the usual culprits—can wreak havoc on your pet’s health. Fortunately, you can quickly relieve your pet’s discomfort with prompt veterinary treatment. SO WHAT IS A UTI? A UTI occurs when bacteria colonize … [Read more...] about Urinary Tract Infections – Prevention & Treatment
Help! My Dog Won’t Stop Chewing!
Just because your dog is no longer technically a puppy, dogs still have the urge to chew. But chewing can be dangerous. Chewing electrical cords can lead to shocks and electrocution. Eating drugs and poisons has led to the death of many dogs. Although eating paper currency is an expensive habit, swallowing a single penny can be more expensive; unless it is removed, the penny … [Read more...] about Help! My Dog Won’t Stop Chewing!