Big Dog Basics: Everyday Issues For People With Giant Breeds

Article Featured on Vetstreet | By Kim Thorton

Thinking of sharing your life with a Great Dane, Newfoundland, Irish Wolfhound or other giant breed? While these giant breeds can make great companions, there are a few things you need to think about before you commit. For starters, they eat more and take up more . . . → Read More: Big Dog Basics: Everyday Issues For People With Giant Breeds

Fall Pet Safety Tips

Article Featured on Douglas Feed & Pet Supply

Fall is a fun season to get out and about with your pets, but before you jump into that first pile of leaves, sip that first pumpkin spice latte, or walk down that first fall trail, it is important to keep your pets safe. Understanding autumn . . . → Read More: Fall Pet Safety Tips

How to Care for Your Pet After Surgery

By Diana Bocco | Article Featured on PetMD

When it comes to post-operative care for pets, there’s no such thing as “standard procedure.” That’s because each cat and dog surgery and each pet is different.

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Chocolate Poisoning in Dogs

Article Featured on VCA Hospital

I’ve heard that chocolate is toxic to dogs? Is this true?

Yes, chocolate is toxic to dogs (and cats!). While rarely fatal, chocolate ingestion can result in significant illness. Chocolate is toxic because it contains a chemical called theobromine, as well as caffeine. Theobromine is the predominant toxin in . . . → Read More: Chocolate Poisoning in Dogs

How to Give Your Dog Medication

There will be times when you need to give your dog medication — and that can be a tricky task, especially if you’ve never done it before or if he is uncooperative. Here is expert advice on how to get the medicine down.

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My Dog Just Came Inside and Her Eyelids and Muzzle Are Swollen. What’s Going On?

BY DR. JENNA ASHTON DVM, MS, DACVIM | Article Featured on Vetstreet

Swelling of the eyelids and face, hives and facial itching (or pawing at the face) are common signs of an allergic reaction. Essentially, this occurs when the dog’s immune system generates an exaggerated response to a foreign substance. While dogs can have . . . → Read More: My Dog Just Came Inside and Her Eyelids and Muzzle Are Swollen. What’s Going On?

Air Travel and Short-Nosed Dogs FAQ

Article Featured on AVMA

In July 2010, the U.S. Department of Transportation released statistics that showed short-nosed breeds of dogs—such as pugs, Boston Terriers, boxers, some mastiffs, Pekingese, Lhasa Apsos, Shih tzus and bulldogs—are more likely to die on airplanes than dogs with normal-length muzzles. In fact, over the last 5 years, approximately one-half . . . → Read More: Air Travel and Short-Nosed Dogs FAQ

Keep Your Pets Safe While Trick-Or-Treating this Halloween

Article Featured on Douglass Feed & Pet Supply

Halloween can be an un-intentionally scary time for pets. In fact, veterinarians see many pet injuries that can be avoided this time of year. With all of the shrieks and howls coming our way, we thought it would be a good idea to make sure they . . . → Read More: Keep Your Pets Safe While Trick-Or-Treating this Halloween

Does Your Pet Have a Fever? Here's How to Know — and What to Do About It If He Does

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Remember when you would feel sick and your mom would place her hand on your forehead to see if you had a fever? It’s not as easy to do that with pets, thanks to their fur coats. But knowing if your pet has a fever can help ensure that he . . . → Read More: Does Your Pet Have a Fever? Here’s How to Know — and What to Do About It If He Does

7 Home “Fixer Upper” Hazards for Pets

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

Spring is in the air and so are the scent of paint fumes and the buzz of power tools. Warmer weather encourages many home and apartment dwellers to spruce up their abodes with a little project or two. While you are measuring, . . . → Read More: 7 Home “Fixer Upper” Hazards for Pets