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How To Make A First Aid Kit For Your Dog

How To Make A First Aid Kit For Your Dog

There are a lot of first aid kits for dogs on the market but many of these have only the bare minimum when it comes to supplies. Plus, these are not customized to your particular circumstances or breed. Many dog owners agree that they need to have a first aid kit for their dog, but are at a loss as to what to put in it. Here are is a list of items to consider: A-List - this is a list of important phone numbers such as the phone number of your regular vet, emergency vet services, animal poison control…
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What To Do If Your Dog Is Bitten By A Snake

What To Do If Your Dog Is Bitten By A Snake

Most dog owners dread the thought of their dog being bitten by a snake. In many areas of the United States, venomous snakes are a real concern. Cottonmouths, copperheads and rattlesnakes are common in parts of the Southeastern United States with rattlesnakes more common in the Western states. Coral snakes are rare and are also found in the Southeast. If your dog provokes a non-venomous snake. They may strike your dog and leave a small puncture or abrasion. These rarely need any treatment unless they get infected. If you see a venomous snake bite your dog, then this is easy…
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Dehydration And Your Dog

Dehydration And Your Dog

Dogs always need access to clean fresh water. Without adequate water, your dog may become dehydrated. Dehydration simply means that your dog has lost more water than he is able to ingest.  There are several reasons for dehydration in dogs, such as loss of fluids due to vomting and diarrhea secondary to a gastrointestinal upset or excess prespiration through primarily through the pads of his feet due to exertion in hot weather. Sometimes, illnesses such as diabetes or kidney disease could be the underlying cause. Also, older dogs, very young dogs or small dogs, or pregnant dogs are more at…
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