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Dog Care Center - Emergency

Vomiting in Dogs

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

[video] Dogs vomit occasionally for a variety of relatively benign reasons – to expel something unwanted from their stomach, as a result of gastric irritation or in response to colonic stimulus, for example. Prolonged, unrelenting...


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...


How to Stop Diarrhea in Dogs

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

Diarrhea is a common problem in dogs, mostly because they will put almost anything in their mouth. It can also be caused by more serious problems, which requires close attention, especially if it occurs frequently. What To Watch For Loose...


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...


Seizures and Convulsions in Dogs

Filed Under Common-Emergencies

Convulsions and seizures cause the dog's body muscles to contract and relax rapidly. Although they are not typically life threatening, the dog will lose control of its body, which can be frightening. In many cases, it is difficulty to...


Dog Constipation and How to Treat It

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

Dog constipation is defined as the inability to defecate normally. Much like humans, older dogs are more prone to this condition, though it can happen to any breed of dog at any age. Constipation in dogs should not be ignored, as extended...


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...


Grape and Raisin Poisoning in Dogs

Filed Under Emergency, Puppy, Adult Dog, Senior Dog

Can Dogs Eat Grapes? Grape and raisin (dried grapes) toxicity is well documented in dogs. Although the exact substance that causes the toxic reaction is not yet known, dogs should not eat grapes and raisins becauseeven small amountscan...


Antifreeze Poisoning in Dogs

Filed Under Toxicity, Puppy, Adult Dog, Senior Dog

[video] Antifreeze poisoning is one of the most common forms of poisoning in small animals, and this is because it is so commonly found in households. Antifreeze poisoning typically happens when antifreeze drips from a car’s radiator,...


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?

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

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