10 Pet-Proofing Steps for New Dog Parents

Article By Dr. Becker | Featured on Mercola Pets

Bringing a new pet into the family is an exciting time, but it can also be stressful. There’s so much to remember and do to make your new animal companion’s homecoming a joyful and positive experience, it can be easy to overlook something – even . . . → Read More: 10 Pet-Proofing Steps for New Dog Parents

Therapy Dogs Benefit Everyone From Seniors to Prison Inmates

Written by Dr. Karen Shaw Becker | Featured on Mercola Pets

For some seniors living at the Atria, a senior living facility in New York City, a visit from a Good Foundation dog, clad in an orange-and-blue bandana, is the highlight of their day. The dogs, which are specially trained to become therapy dogs, . . . → Read More: Therapy Dogs Benefit Everyone From Seniors to Prison Inmates

Electric Shock Injuries in Dogs

First Aid for Electric Shock

Electricity is dangerous, especially around young dogs and incorrigible chewers. However, if your dog suffers an electric shock it is essential that you consider your own safety before helping.

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Intense Scratching in Dogs

It’s normal for dogs to scratch, but a sudden and intense bout of scratching in dogs can be a sign of an allergic reaction. As such, it is important for you to determine why the dog is scratching, especially if the behavior is prolonged or intense in nature.

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Can Dogs Get Hemorrhoids?

By Sarah Wooten, DVM | Article Featured on PetMD

In humans, a hemorrhoid is defined as a swollen blood vessel in the lower rectum or anus. They can be internal or protrude externally, and can range from very painful to mildly uncomfortable—a real pain in the you know where.

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Serious Wake-Up Call for Dog Parents Who Ignore This

By Dr. Karen Shaw Becker | Article Featured on Healthy Pets

If you’re like most dog parents, you probably don’t give much thought to the health of your pet’s peepers, but there are actually an astonishing number of things that can go wrong with your canine companion’s eyes and his ability to see, including . . . → Read More: Serious Wake-Up Call for Dog Parents Who Ignore This

One of the Most Untreated Types of Pain in Dogs

By Dr. Karen Shaw Becker | Article Featured on Mercola

The practice of scoring pain is almost exclusively a human medicine tool. A doctor or nurse asks a patient to rate the pain he or she is experiencing with a number, for example, 0 to 10, with 0 indicating no pain, and 10 signifying . . . → Read More: One of the Most Untreated Types of Pain in Dogs

Overweight dogs may live shorter lives

New research from the University of Liverpool and Mars Petcare’s WALTHAM Centre for Pet Nutrition reveals overweight dogs are more likely to have shorter lives than those at ideal body weights.

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5 Common Causes of Choking in Pets

By Sarah Wooten, DVM | Article Featured on PetMD

When a dog or cat chokes, it can be a scary situation for any pet parent. Fortunately, if you know the most common choking hazards in pets, then you can get your pet the help she needs and, in some cases, prevent choking all together. . . . → Read More: 5 Common Causes of Choking in Pets

What to do if Your Dog has Separation Anxiety

Does your dog get nervous when he sees you getting ready to leave the house? Does he go bonkers with joy when you come home? Did he destroy your shoes, claw the door, or chew the corner off an end table while you were gone? Your dog could have separation anxiety.

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