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Paint Ball Toxicity and Dangers to Dogs
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Paint Ball Toxicity and Dangers to Dogs

Overview of Paint Ball Toxicity to Dogs Paintballing can be fun but includes many potential dangers to our canine friends. Paintballing is a pastime for adults and kids that consiss of a “cowboy and Indian” type game where opponents try to “shoot” each other with paint balls. Paintballs are little bullets of paint used for shooting games.

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Poison and Your Dog - What You Need to Know

If only they knew the dangers that surround them. Our canine companions tend to be carefree creatures, brightening our days with their ever-present zest for life and their fun-loving antics. Always curious, they explore their everyday environments with their eyes, nose, mouth, and paws. Unbeknownst to our canines – and, in some cases, to dog owners as well – poisons and toxins lurk throughout the home, garage, and yard.
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Home Care for a Dog with an Ear Infection

An ear infection, also known by the medical term Otitis Externa (which means inflammation of the outer ear), is a common condition that may affect more than 20% of all dogs. In fact, it is one of the top 10 reasons dogs go to their veterinarian. Below are some common questions dog owners ask about ear infections.
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Home Care for Dogs with Diarrhea and Vomiting

Vomiting and diarrhea are the most common symptoms seen in dogs. They can occur alone or together. It can be a minor self-limiting problem or a very significant major problem. Below are some common questions pet owners ask when their dog has vomiting and diarrhea. The focus of this article will be on how you can care for these problems at home.
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Create a First Aid Kit that Could Save Your Dogs Life

How to Make a First Aid Kit for Your Dog Take some time out and create your own doggy first aid kit. If they could thank you, they would. Chances are, your family knows exactly which cabinet to turn to at the sight of a runny nose, a splinter, blood, or tummy ache. But when your dog is in need of more than a scratch behind the ears, are you ready?
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How to Do the Heimlich on Your Dog

How to Do the Heimlich on Your Dog Before administering any first aid, make absolutely certain your pet is actually choking. Many people confuse difficulty breathing with choking. If you witness your pet ingesting an item and then immediately begin pawing at the face, the throat, acting frantic, trying to cough and having difficulty breathing, only then should the Heimlich maneuver be considered.
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Home Care for a Dog with a Laceration

A laceration is a wound produced by the tearing of body tissue. The edges can be smooth, jagged or irregular depending on the initiating factor. Lacerations are one of the most common reasons dogs go to veterinary emergency rooms. They can be a minor skin problem or a very significant major problem. Depending on the underlying cause, depth and force of the trauma, there can be damage to underlying soft tissues and structures.
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First Aid: Top 10 Things to Know for Dogs

Top 10 First Aid Things to Know for Dogs There are three keys to managing any emergency with your dog: don't panic, protect yourself from injury, and prepare in advance. When faced with an injured or severely ill dog, it is important that you spend a moment to assess the situation. Determine if the dog needs to be moved immediately.
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How to Do Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) on Dogs

Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) for Dogs As much as we try to protect our dogs, accidents do happen. So, it is important to be as prepared as reasonably possible. One way to be prepared is to know how to give cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR). CPR is an emergency technique used to help someone whose heart and/or breathing has stopped.
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Poisoning in Dogs - What You Should Know

Poisoning in Dogs - What You Should Know We live our lives surrounded by various poisons and toxic substances, which can lead to potential illness in our dogs. Poisoning is a common problem in dogs due to their curious nature, indiscriminate diets and the intentional administration by a well-meaning owner.
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First Aid for Fido: How to Be Prepared for Any Dog-Related Emergency

Don't panic, protect yourself from injury, and prepare in advance - those are three keys to managing any emergency with your dog. When faced with an injured or severely ill dog, it is important that you spend a moment assessing the situation. Determine if the dog needs to be moved immediately. Decide if there is a danger of further injury to the dog or to first aid givers.
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Dangers in Your Handbag: What's Toxic to Dogs

Dangers in Your Handbag, Purse or Bookbag: What's Toxic to Dog What's in your purse? Most of the time our handbags, purses, backpacks and briefcases help us keep track of items we use on an everyday basis. But unbeknownst to most dog owners, they could also be a collection of dangerous and even deadly toxic substances.
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Where's the Beef? One Vet's Take On Meat By-Products in Pet Foods

The truth behind so-called meat “by-products” in pet foods isn't a “nice” one. But then, neither is the truth behind sausages and we eat those, too, right? (Well…some of us do, anyway.) Indeed, the entire concept of animal consumption-not to mention animal slaughter -isn't very pleasant when you think about it, so much so that an increasing population of humans worldwide is unwilling to eat, wear, or do anything else to animals that mirror the level of respect we give to humans.
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