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Home Care for the Vomiting Dog
First aid for dogs

Home Care for the Vomiting Dog

Vomiting is one of the most common symptoms dogs have. It can be a minor problem or a very significant major problem. As a pet owner, you may not know what to do when this happens, so this article will focus on what you can do for your pet at home. Here are some of the most common questions pet owners ask about vomiting.

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Why Do Dogs Scoot - Home Care for the Scooting Dog

Dogs show some pretty weird behavior, but this one is really puzzling: I'm talking about the way some dogs drag and scoot their rumps, bottoms, and butts across the floor. They usually manage to do it right in front of guests or on a clean floor, too! Why do dogs do this? Read more and find out. Why Do Dogs Scoot?
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Home Care for the Vomiting Dog

Vomiting is one of the most common symptoms dogs have. It can be a minor problem or a very significant major problem. As a pet owner, you may not know what to do when this happens, so this article will focus on what you can do for your pet at home. Here are some of the most common questions pet owners ask about vomiting.
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What To Do if You are Bitten by a Dog

According to the Centers for Disease Control, over 800,000 people are bitten by dogs every year. What Should You Do If You Are Bitten by a Dog? Here is a list of steps on what to do if you or your children are ever bitten by a dog: Immediately wash the dog bite wound with soap and warm water. Let the water run freely over the wound.
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What to Expect in the Pet Emergency Room

Accidents and emergencies happen to pets ALL the time. Most pet owners think it won't happen to them but statistically, emergencies are common and likely occur to you and your pet at some time in your pet's life. What Can You Expect If You Go to a Pet Emergency Room? There are animal emergency clinics that operate very similar to human emergency rooms.
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When to Treat Your Dog at Home and When to Call the Vet

Emergencies for your dog can happen at any time. Some are minor, while others can be life threatening. When to Treat at Home vs. Taking The Dog to the Vet In the November/December 2010 issue of American Kennel Club's AKC Family Dog contributor and veterinarian Jeff Grognet, DVM offers advice on what you can treat at home and when you should bring your dog to the veterinarian.
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Home Care for Itching or Scratching Dog

Itching, also known as scratching or the medical term pruritus, is a common problem in dogs seen in veterinary clinics. In fact, it is one of the most common reasons people take their dog to the vet. What Is Dog Itching? Itching is the unpleasant sensation that causes the desire to rub or scratch. What Causes Itching in Dogs?
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Pet Emergency Course: CPR

In the event of an emergency, your pet's life may depend on your quick recognition of the situation, your knowledge of pet first aid, and the way in which you respond to the emergency. CPR, or cardiopulmonary resuscitation, is the act of artificially circulating blood and oxygen throughout the body during cardiac and respiratory arrest.
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Paper Shredder Risks and Dogs

A Real Story about a Paper Shredder and a Dog Hi. My name is Erica Cacioppo. On May 26th, 2006 my lab/pit mix, Shelby had a horrific accident involving a paper shredder. I woke at 6 AM to a horrible sound. It was Shelby screaming! It was a sound I have never heard and can't get out of my head. I ran downstairs and asked my husband Gino, who was holding her, what was wrong.
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What To Do and What NOT To Do - Snake Bite First-Aid

What To Do and NOT To Do When Your Dog is Bitten By a Snake There are several old theories on what to do when comforted with someone that has suffered a venomous snake bite. Theories varied from cutting over the bite with a knife, sucking out the venom and spitting it out, raising or lowering the affected area, submerging the affected area in ice and so on.
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Home Care for the Dog with Diarrhea

Diarrhea is a common problem seen in veterinary clinics. In fact, it is one of the most common reasons people take their dog to the vet. What Is Diarrhea in Dogs? Diarrhea is the act of having abnormally loose or liquid stools. This can also be associated with an increased frequency of bowel movements.
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Phone Numbers to Keep for Dog Emergencies

Please fill the local phone numbers below and print this page to keep it as a resource in the case of an emergency with your dog. Local Emergency Numbers My Veterinarian - My Local Veterinary Emergency Clinic - Poison Centers for Dogs When you call, they will want to know the age, breed, sex, and weight of your pet as well as what he ate, how much, and when he ate it.
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Recognizing a Dog Emergency : Who and When to Call

If you're a typical pet owner, you have probably faced this quandary: Your beloved companion may be ill, but you don't know whether you're overreacting or whether you should bring her in to a veterinarian. And she can't tell you if something is bothering her, or how serious it is. When to Call About a Dog Emergency The simplest way to determine if it is an emergency is if you are concerned, contact a veterinarian.
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Plan Now to Protect Your Dog in a Natural Disaster

How to Protect Your Dog in the Case of a Natural Disaster As a hurricane approaches land, residents are advised to evacuate. Many people, however, do not heed the warning-not because they want to risk their lives and be “thrill seekers,” but because they are worried about their dogs. Most communities aren't prepared to handle the evacuation of pets, and emergency shelters often won't accept dogs unless they assist the disabled.
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What to Do When Your Dog Has Been Skunked

Your Dog's Been Skunked - Here's What You Can Do There are four words every dog should know: Never chase a skunk. Skunks are well known for their defense system. They spray a thick, yellow, oily - and very stinky - secretion from two scent glands located on either side of the anus. The principle component of the odor is an organic compound called mercaptan, and that's why it smells so bad.
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How Veterinarians Handle Dog Emergencies

In the case of an emergency, you may want to know what to expect or how veterinarians general handle emergencies. This article will give you information on what to expect if you ever need emergency care or your dog. Two Ways Vets Handle After-Hour Emergencies Generally, there are 2 common ways veterinarians handle after-hours emergencies.
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How to Make a First-Aid Kit For Your Dog

How to Make a First-Aid Kit For Your Dog Emergencies can occur anytime and the best thing to do is be prepared. Having a first-aid kit ready will help to reduce anxiety if an emergency does happen. Keep the kit readily available and periodically check to make sure all the items are up to date and present.
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How to Make and Place a Muzzle on a Dog

Injured dogs are usually in pain, and an animal in pain may lash out. One of the most important thing you need to do before helping an injured dogl is to place a muzzle on the mouth. Even your own sweet dog may bite if frightened or in severe pain. There are several methods to muzzle an dog but never muzzle one that is vomiting, has difficulty breathing or is coughing.
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Guide to Common Dog Emergencies: What You Can Do

Common Dog Emergencies and What You Should Do Here is a list of some common problems dogs can have with quick suggestions of what to do. Stops breathing - If your dog stops breathing you can attempt CPR. Check for a heart rate by feeling for a beat over the area of the heart which is just behind the elbow on the chest.
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Capturing and Restraining Dogs

How to Capture and Restrain a Dogs Capturing a roaming injured dog can be difficult. Though injured, some can still run quite fast. Unfortunately, some dogs will run away and not be found. If you notice a collar, especially if there is a tag, remember to keep this with the animal. If the collar is broken and the animal is being transported to another location, take the collar and tag so someone can contact the owner.
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