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How To Prevent Parvo In Puppies; What You Need To Know  

Puppies and adult dogs can contract parvovirus. Although it is more common in unvaccinated or partially vaccinated puppies and in certain dog breeds. Dogs can contract parvovirus from sniffing, licking or eating dog feces and from contaminated objects.   Here is what you need to know on how to prevent parvo from spreading.  How to prevent parvovirus Make sure your puppy gets vaccinated. Puppies are vaccinated approximately at 6, 8 and 12 weeks of age and then after a year. Booster shots are usually given once every three years.  Avoid other dogs until your dog gets their vaccines. Unless you...

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Medical Emergency Tips For Your Dog

    Below you will find medical emergency tips for your dog and also things you should know in case of an emergency. Breathing  If your dog is not breathing you will need to perform artificial respiration. CPR is cardiopulmonary resuscitation. However, you may hear a heartbeat so chest compressions would not be necessary. This is something many people are not aware of. You don't need to always do both.  Clear any obstruction from your dog's mouth. Close their mouth and place your lips over their nostrils. Give 3 breaths about 10 per minute. If you can't detect a heartbeat,...

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Dog Glucosamine, Chondroitin and MSM; Common Questions Answered

  Dog glucosamine, chondroitin and MSM are great natural preventative measures to help keep your dogs joints healthy. They can be used to ease the pain in dogs who have arthritis and inflammation or hip dysplasia in dogs. What is dog glucosamine, chondroitin and MSM? Glucosamine is a natural compound found in connective tissues, along with other substances including Chondroitin. MSM is an organic sulfur found in plants, animals and humans. Glucosamine can be derived from the shells of shellfish or synthetically produced in a lab for supplements . Chondroitin can be derived from animal cartilage and can also be...

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Vomiting In Dogs; How To Prevent It

  Vomiting in dogs is normal every once in a while. However, if you are frequently seeing this happen you may want to take your dog to the veterinarian for a checkup. Below are some helpful ways to prevent vomiting and questions you should ask yourself. Prevention of vomiting in dogs Gradually change your dogs diet. Introducing too many new foods at once can cause stomach issues.  Dog toys should not be small enough to be swallowed or chewed which can cause gastrointestinal irritation or blockage.  Don’t give your dog bones. Pieces can break off and cause gastrointestinal irritation or...

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Types of vomiting in dogs; Know When To Visit Your Vet

We know that this is not the most glamorous topic to talk about. However, knowing the types of vomiting in dogs is important. Did your dog vomit or regurgitate? Vomiting - more violent type of dog puke which involves heaving, can contain partially digested food, can contain yellow bile and smells sour Regurgitation – less violent type of dog throw up which does not involve heaving, contains undigested food from the esophagus, usually happens after eating  Different Types Of Dog Vomit Granular – semi-liquid, small granular partially digested food, blood could be visible, usually something that he ate Chunky –...

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