To De-Skunk A Dog  Hydrogen Peroxide is an essential part of a ‘skunk bath’ recipe!  Skunks live all over the place, and if your dog gets curious about one, they may end up with a face full of stink. If your pooch gets sprayed, there are ways you can rid them of the scent without […]

  YOU CAN HELP YOUR PET IN CASE OF EMERGENCY: Seek veterinary treatment quickly. But there are steps you can take that may save your pet’s life until you can get to the vet.  IF YOUR PET IS CHOKING:   Your pet may be choking if they:  have difficulty breathing paw excessively at their mouths make choking […]

KEEPING YOUR PET’S PEARLY WHITES SHINY AND BRIGHT THE PERFECT DENTAL PLAN LET THE TOOTH BE TOLD According to the American Veterinary Dental Society, periodontal disease affects 80 percent of cats and dogs before the age of four. A progressive infection of the tissue surrounding the teeth, it can be very painful for your faithful […]

Is a Dog’s Mouth Cleaner than a Human’s Mouth?  Apples, Oranges, Humans and Dogs: Comparing a dog’s mouth to a human’s mouth is “like comparing apples and oranges.” Although both dog and human mouths are full of microbes, and there is some overlap in the types of bacteria between species, there is also a host […]

Do the Fall Paw Safety Dance Beware of these Falling Dangers:  The crisp, cool air and beautiful foliage can make fall the most breathtaking of seasons. Not too hot – not too cold. But despite the pleasant perks fall ushers in, it also has its share of lurking dangers for our furry friends. Here are […]

Reverse Sneezing Reverse sneezing, also known as Pharyngeal Gag Reflex or Paroxysmal Respiration, is a relatively widespread respiratory condition in dogs that is normally triggered by a spasm in the pooch’s soft palate as well as laryngeal area. It is often referred to as “reverse sneeze” because during the event, the dog is gasping air […]

GASTROENTERITIS:  WHEN YOUR DOG REALLY NEEDS A BEST FRIEND Gastroenteritis is an irritation of the stomach and intestines; it usually results in vomiting and diarrhea. One of the leading causes of gastroenteritis is feeding a pet “people” food or table scraps. Others may include metabolic disorders, ingesting inappropriate things like garbage or feces, inflammatory bowel […]

Disaster preparedness quiz An emergency has occurred in your town, and you have 45 minutes to evacuate. Are you prepared to take your pets with you? Do you… Have carriers for all your pets? Have all pets with ID tags or microchip ID? Know where you can go with your pets in the event of […]

If he becomes injured or ill, contact your veterinarian immediately. However, knowing basic first aid could help save his life. To begin with, you should be aware of vital statistics that are normal for your pet. PULSE AND HEART RATE • Cats: 150-200 bpm • Small dogs: 90-120 bpm • Medium dogs: 70-110 bpm • […]

1. Trauma from a fall, or a heavy blow from a collision. Even if your pet is conscious and walking around after trauma, internal injuries or complications can become life-threatening hours or even days later. Only an exam, x-rays or other testing can ensure that your pet is fine after an accident. 2. Bleeding that […]