Vets Reveal 11 Symptoms In Your Dog That You Should Never, Ever Ignore

Article by Phil Mutz | Found on Little Things

One of the best ways to spot serious medical problems is by paying attention to what is going on inside your body. Unfortunately, our pets are not able to tell us when something is wrong inside of their bodies — or are they?

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Paw Pad Burns in Dogs

Article Found on DogHealth.com

Did you know that your dog’s paw pads can be burned by walking or running on hot pavement? Many people think that a dog’s paw pads are impervious to being injured or burned, but that is not the case.

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Grill Safety for Pets

Article by Ali Semigran | Found on Pet MD

Firing up the grill is one of the best—and, let’s face it, most delicious—outdoor activities to partake in during the summertime.

While grilling up meats and veggies can be a wonderful treat for family and friends at a cookout, it can be a dangerous activity . . . → Read More: Grill Safety for Pets

Dog Daycare: What’s Your Plan If You Have an Emergency?

Article Found on DogHealthNews.com

Dog daycare may not be on your top priority list until your 85 year old uncle falls down the stairs, spends 4 days in the hospital, requires 3 weeks of physical therapy and needs to install a stairlift before he can go home and care for his dog who’s . . . → Read More: Dog Daycare: What’s Your Plan If You Have an Emergency?

Health Officials Are Warning This Tick Season Could Be the Worst Yet

Article by Justin Worland | Found on TIME

“This year, there are worse ticks than many of us have ever seen in our lives,” says Janet Foley, an epidemiologist at the University of California Davis School of Veterinary Medicine.

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How to Recognize and Prevent Heatstroke in Dogs

Article by Dr. Michael Dym, VMD | Found on PetMeds.com

It’s no surprise that it’s getting warmer. And unfortunately, each summer many pets die needlessly from exposure to heat. Heatstroke is a medical emergency that needs veterinary attention as quickly as possible.

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New Pet? Pet-Proof Your Home

Article by Anne L. Fritz | Found on EverydayHealth.com

A new pet is more than an adorable bundle of fur; it’s also a big responsibility. That pesky puppy or curious kitten can find lots of ways to get into trouble, and — contrary to popular opinion — pets don’t always intuitively know what can . . . → Read More: New Pet? Pet-Proof Your Home

Retractable Dog Leashes: Know the Risks

Article Found on DogHealth.com

Retractable dog leashes are a popular tool among dog-owners. These leashes are thin cords that extend from and retract into a plastic handle. They may seem like a great idea because you can give your dog some leeway or reign her back in depending on the situation. The truth is . . . → Read More: Retractable Dog Leashes: Know the Risks

Are Lilies Poisonous to Cats?

Article Found on Pet Poison Helpline

Do you have a cat in your household? Please use EXTREME caution when bringing in flowers, bouquets, and new plants into your cat-friendly household. Easter lilies are extremely poisonous to cats, and just 1-2 leaves (or even the pollen) can kill a cat! Even small ingestions can result . . . → Read More: Are Lilies Poisonous to Cats?

9 Spring-Time Pet Hazards

Article Found on Pet Health Network

After a long winter, we’re sure that you’re ready to get outside with your dog. While we couldn’t agree more, don’t overlook these 9 hazards of the season.

1. Ticks and Tick-borne Disease

Ticks are more than just creepy; they can spread a number of different . . . → Read More: 9 Spring-Time Pet Hazards