6 Dangerous (and Surprising) Items That Contain Xylitol

by John Gilpatrick | Article & Images Featured on PetMD

Dog owners know the dangers that foods like chocolate, garlic, onions, and grapes pose to their canine companions’ health; foods that are harmless to most people.

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What To Do If Your Dog Has Swollen Paws

Swollen paws are a common problem for dogs. Although the condition is not usually dangerous, depending on the cause of the problem, it can be very uncomfortable and even highly painful as paws are very sensitive.

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Food Measuring Math: Learn How Much to Feed a Dog

By Jennifer Coates, DVM | Featured on PetMD

Feeding dogs seems so simple. You just offer an appropriate dry dog food or wet dog food and never anticipate a problem.

Except, it’s really not that simple.

As pet parents, we care about our dogs’ well-being and health. We monitor how they’re feeling; we take . . . → Read More: Food Measuring Math: Learn How Much to Feed a Dog

7 Things You Can Do to Make Halloween Safer for Your Pet

Oregon Veterinary Specialty Hospital wants to make sure your pets have a fun and safe Halloween! Here are 7 things you can do to make Halloween safer for your pets!

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Can You Give a Dog Benadryl?

If your dog is unlucky enough to be stung by a bee or bitten by a mosquito, of course you’ll want to ease their itching and prevent your dog from having an allergic reaction. Since Benadryl is a go-to over-the-counter medicine for people, is it safe to give a dog Benadryl? The answer is . . . → Read More: Can You Give a Dog Benadryl?

Your Smartphone Is Making Your Dog Depressed, Study Says

Original Article By PetMD

A UK-based study found that dogs may be become anxious or depressed when their owners use their smartphones excessively. Unsurprisingly, the study also found

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Dogs Love Rolling in Stinky Stuff

Dogs Love Rolling in Stinky Stuff

Original Article By HowStuffWorks

My setter-mix, McBeal, had a particular fetish. When she was still with me, my property was covered in trees. Every fall, as trees are wont to do, the leaves fell to the ground. Mix in some rain and various organic matter, such as

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10 Tips for Bringing Dogs and Cats Together

10 Tips for Bringing Dogs and Cats Together

Original Article By Animal Planet

The war between cats and dogs is a topic of debate from Hollywood to hometowns. Multiple-pet owners have examples of cats that buddy up to their canine companions, of dogs chasing cats off their turf, or of the two species respectfully . . . → Read More: 10 Tips for Bringing Dogs and Cats Together

5 Scary Consequences of Neglecting Your Dog’s Teeth

5 Scary Consequences of Neglecting Your Dog’s Teeth

Original Article By Paula Fitzsimmons at PetMD

You already know that not taking care of your dog’s teeth can lead to periodontal disease, a condition that results in bleeding gums, bad breath, and ultimately tooth loss. “Periodontal disease starts under the gum line with a substance . . . → Read More: 5 Scary Consequences of Neglecting Your Dog’s Teeth

Summer heat can be dangerous for your pets

Summer heat can be dangerous for your pets!

Story by: Trisha Gedon Original Link

Summer is in full swing, and with it comes many opportunities to enjoy the outdoors. Pet owners often like spending time outside with family, friends and pets.

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