Tag: Dogs


13
Mar 2016
Chocolate: Is it really bad for dogs?

Overview of Canine Chocolate Toxicity Chocolate, in addition to having a high fat content, contains caffeine and theobromine. These two compounds are nervous system stimulants and can be toxic to your dog in high amounts. The levels of caffeine and theobromine vary between different types of chocolate. For example, white chocolate has the lowest concentration of stimulants and baking chocolate or cacao beans have the highest concentration. Depending on the type of chocolate ingested and the amount eaten, various problems can occur. The high fat content in chocolate may result in vomiting......

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24
Feb 2016
Emergency Care for Pets

First Aid Tips for Pet Owners What would you do if ...your dog ate the bag of semi-sweet chocolate chips that was left out on the kitchen counter? …your cat had a seizure right in front of you? …your dog fell down the stairs and started limping? …your cat was overheating on a hot summer day? To avoid the feelings of panic that may accompany these situations, we recommend the following steps to better prepare you for a pet medical emergency. The following links summarize the basics you need for giving first......

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24
Feb 2016
Poop Happens / How To Deal With It

Written by: Lea Jaratz Edited by: Dr. Debra Primovic – DVM Published: March 17, 2015 Reprinted with permission I promise this will be the most informative article you ever read about dog poop. Most of us think about dog waste as a disgusting downside to pet ownership, and a serious inconvenience if stepped in. Most people will clean up their dog’s droppings if they fall in someone else’s’ yard or where someone might step in it. That’s just the right thing to do. (I intentionally avoided a pun there. You’re welcome.) But......

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