Bulbs, Corms, Tubers and Rhizomes: What Potential Toxins Are Lurking Below the Soil?

BY DR. TINA WISMER DVM, DABVT, DABT | Article Featured on Vetstreet.com

Springtime flowers are beautiful, but some are potentially dangerous to our pets. The “bulb” plants can be toxic. Botanically speaking, flower bulbs come in many forms: true bulbs, corms, tubers, tuberous roots and rhizomes. With some bulb plants, only the part below . . . → Read More: Bulbs, Corms, Tubers and Rhizomes: What Potential Toxins Are Lurking Below the Soil?

Ehrlichiosis: What You Should Know About This Tick-Borne Disease

By DR. MARTY BECKER DVM | Article Featured on Vetstreet.com

Ticks are trouble! We all know that they spread the bacteria that cause Lyme disease, but another tick-borne disease that is steadily increasing is ehrlichiosis. Once limited to western Texas, Oklahoma and Missouri, the incidence of ehrlichiosis is expected to rise in those areas, . . . → Read More: Ehrlichiosis: What You Should Know About This Tick-Borne Disease

Common Snail & Slug Killer Extremely Deadly to Pets

Written by Dr. Karen Shaw Becker | Article Featured on Mercola Pets

Dogs explore the world with their noses and often, their mouths. In addition, most are indiscriminate eaters. This combination can lead to all sorts of challenges for dog parents — some funny, some gross, and unfortunately, some that are potentially deadly.

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Don’t Make These Mistakes When Dogscaping Your Yard

Article Featured on NetPets

Creating a yard that is dog-friendly is one of the most important things you can do for your pet. However there are several mistakes that owners commonly make. By avoiding the following pitfalls you can help to increase your chances of ending up with a space that’s perfectly suited for . . . → Read More: Don’t Make These Mistakes When Dogscaping Your Yard

10 Most Common Human Medication Dangers for Pets

Article Featured on AVMA

Anyone who takes medication prescribed for someone else puts themselves at risk of illness or even death – and this applies to your pets, too! Although there are many medications used in both animals and people, the effects, doses needed, and other things aren’t always the same.

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Spring Pet Care Tips

Article Featured on Douglas Feed & Pet Supply

The seasons are changing quickly this year, which may leave us unprepared to contend with all the things that come with warm weather, especially if you’re a pet owner. There are a few things you should keep in mind when caring for your pet this spring . . . → Read More: Spring Pet Care Tips

Contact Your Veterinarian When Your Dog Shows These Signs

Article Featured on PawFriendly.com

The following information may help you decide which conditions are absolute emergencies, and which ones may let you take a “wait and see” attitude. If your dog is sick or injured and you are unsure of the severity of the condition, it is always best to err on the side . . . → Read More: Contact Your Veterinarian When Your Dog Shows These Signs

Itchy Dog? You’ve Likely Missed This Culprit

Like us, dogs can be allergic to all kinds of things in their environment, but one common item many people never even consider as a source of allergens is their pet’s bed.

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How to Make Your New Pet Feel Loved and Welcome

Article Featured on Mercola Pets

Bringing home a new dog or cat is a very exciting time, but it can also be a bit stressful for both two- and four-legged family members — especially when there hasn’t been much groundwork laid to welcome the new arrival. As I often say, preparation is priceless. Pre-planning . . . → Read More: How to Make Your New Pet Feel Loved and Welcome

Frostbite on Dogs

Even if they have thick fur, dogs who are exposed to extreme low temperatures run the possibility of freezing their extremities—the tips of their ears, tail and toes. Frostbite on dogs is not usually a life-threatening condition in and of itself, but it does often proceed hypothermia in dogs, which can be fatal.

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