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Dog Care Center - Emergency

Poisonous Plants

Filed Under Poisoning-Toxicity, Puppy, Adult Dog, Senior Dog

Many plants are toxic to dogs. For this reason, it’s always a good idea to discourage them from chewing on or ingesting any vegetation, especially the following plants. The following plants are the most toxic to dogs and should...

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Artificial Respiration for Dogs

Filed Under Common-Emergencies, Puppy, Adult Dog, Senior Dog

Artificial respiration is a lifesaving technique that is performed when a dog has stopped breathing. The heart, meanwhile, may or may not be beating. Breathing difficulties are not only a potential problem by themselves, but can be a secondary...

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Choking and the Heimlich Maneuver

Filed Under Common-Emergencies, Puppy, Adult Dog, Senior Dog

How to Perform the Heimlich Maneuver if your Dog is Choking Most dogs will chew nearly anything: bones, toys, shoes, socks, etc. But would you know what to do if something became lodged in the windpipe or stuck on the palate and your...

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Dog Care Questions
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Q. From whom should I get my puppy? The local shelter, my neighbor, a breeder, or a pet supply store?

A. Many people believe that it is better to get a puppy from a reliable breeder. While...

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Q. How do I select a quality dog breeder?

A. To choose a quality breeder, take the time to conduct a thorough research on the...

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Q. Should I get a mixed breed or purebred puppy?

A. A purebred puppy is a better option for some people because there is a better idea...

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Pug

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Nicknamed the "Dutch mastiff," the Pug is a small dog with a wrinkled face, short legs and barrel chest. In addition to being one of the world's most physically distinctive...

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