Dogs Will Eat Anything (and Some of It is Poison) 31 March 2016
by Jeff Grognet, DVM
Dogs are curious creatures; they also like to eat. This sometimes gets them in trouble when they devour something they shouldn't. Dog owners must be aware of the products, foods, and plants that are hazardous to their pets, and they also must be able to recognize symptoms of poisoning. This is extremely important because the sooner care is sought, the better the outcome for the dog
Ingested Glass 31 March 2016
by Sandy Brock.
What do you do if your puppy (or mischievous older dog) gets into your holiday decorations and eats some of the glass ornaments? This potentially lethal mishap...
Insect Bites 31 March 2016
by Lisa Frankland
Although black widows are the most poisonous spiders in North America, their bite is rarely fatal. The bite does cause a lot of swelling and is quite painful, but does not have lasting effects.
No Dog Parking – Any Time 31 March 2016
by Judy Peacott
I am sure many people do not realize the potential danger they expose their treasured pet to when they “park” their dog.
Ouch! The Creepy Things that Bite or Sting 31 March 2016
by Kevin Fitzgerald, DVM
Poisonous snakes and insects in North America to be wary of
Poison Proof Your Home 31 March 2016
Take a minute and survey your home for potential hazards. A few minutes now may save the life of your canine companion.
Prepare to Save Your Pet's Life 31 March 2016
by Lyn T. Garson, CVT
What do corn syrup and hydrogen peroxide have in common? They each can be used to save an animal's life. How about Tylenol®, insecticides, avocado, and grapes? These are toxic to animals and can case serious and/or life-threatening illness. With advanced planning and a few basic supplies you can help save your pet's life in an emergency.
Safe House? 31 March 2016
by Susan McCullough
Unfortunately, threats to canine safety abound in human households. But before you can protect your puppy or adult dog from hazards in your home, you need to know what they are.
Saving Our Kerries in Disasters 31 March 2016
by Janet Joers
How well we are prepared to deal with an emergency determines whether our Kerries--and we ourselves--will live or die. Having a plan is the key to survival, and knowing how to safeguard our Kerries provides peace of mind should the unthinkable happen.
Skunks: Wonderful and Wild Creatures 31 March 2016
by Randy Hayes
If you've ever smelled a gas leak in your home, you can thank a skunk. Mercaptans, the ingredient that gives natural odorless gas its warning smell, is derived from the skunk's foul odor. This strong odor is the skunk's defense mechanism of last resort. It takes a lot of aggravation for a skunk to spray. As with most wildlife, skunks would rather flee than fight and will only spray if they feel threatened. It would be their preference to quietly disappear, but dogs do threaten them and sadly, even kill them.
Snake Bites 31 March 2016
by Robert Paul (firstname.lastname@example.org)
A summary of recent first aid recommendations for the treatment of snake bite in humans. One of them--keeping the bite victim inactive- may be difficult in the case of dogs; otherwise, the treatment should be the same. The recommendations against doing certain things apply equally in the case of both dogs and humans.