Paralysis thru Analysis? A FOUR step process to making decisions for your dog
What to do when your #dogseatingthings he shouldn't....
Six guidelines to follow when your dog is sick, and you are traveling
Traveling with our dogs and including them in our adventures is one of the most rewarding experiences. They are worth every compromise and every itinerary adjustment.
However, this does present itself with a set of challenges. Especially when we consider safety and the potential need for seeking veterinary care. Part of the thrill of traveling is leaving everything familiar and comfortable. Which is great when we consider the improved scenery and the destination’s local restaurants, but not so great when we are googling the closest emergency vet in a strange city.
#dogseatingthings ... Did your dog eat something he shouldn't have?
What should I do if my dog eats something he shouldn’t? And how would I know?
It is impossible to keep your eyes on your dog 24/7. The things your pup can get into when your back is turned is as endless as my 8-year-old niece’s imagination. But keep in mind that each situation and each dog is different.
Paw injuries: Three surprising ways to care for your dogs feet
Travel with your dog? Ask your vet about these prescription medications.
I group the medications into the three following categories: pain medications for injuries, GI (gastrointestinal medications), and reaction medications (think inflammatory- ie allergies, anaphylaxis, etc.) So under most circumstances these meds should have all the major systems covered without carrying an entire pharmacy. We basically want to reduce pain, reduce chances of dehydration, and treat massive inflammatory responses (reactions) which could be potentially life threatening until you can get to veterinary care.
A critical first aid tool: Proper and SAFE bandage application
Heat stress is two things: deadly and preventable
Is your dog painful? The five symptoms you might overlook
Be an advocate for your dog's health in three easy steps
Four things you MUST do if your dog is bitten by a snake
WARNING: Snake bite symptoms aren't aways obvious!
Recognizing snake bite symptoms quickly is very important so that there is no delay in seeking veterinary care. Most people think of these symptoms as two bleeding puncture wounds- which is easily spotted on a human (who lack the thick fur coat and have the ability to talk)…
Snake bites in dogs aren't always so obvious. In this blog post we dive into the symptoms of snake bites.